Fabulous Florals + Magical Moments Have Us Head Over Heels
February 12, 2018
RanchSummer Weddings
This venue may have a rustic vibe to it but this wedding is as far from rough and tumble as can be. Drenched in dreamy florals and endless sweet moments captured by Ether & Smith, it's a rustic meets elegant affair that we can't stop crushing on. Join us in this love fest right this way!
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From the Bride... Stephen and I met six years ago at one of his favorite restaurants where I worked part time while studying to be a nurse practitioner. He was a patron, and I began to see him a few times a week. Then one day, I went home after work and noticed that he added me on Facebook! We began to talk outside of the restaurant but only behind the screens of our laptop. After a few months of just chatting, we ran into each other at one of his favorite clubs in Vegas. We talked and danced the whole night, and I remember being so captivated by his genuine kindness, quirky humor, and silly dance moves.

After five years of dating, Stephen planned a weekend getaway and proposed on a private beach in Malibu. For our wedding, we wanted something elegant and a little rustic. Finding the venue and vendors wasn't difficult for us at all. To be completely honest, it was probably easy because we weren't too picky about anything in particular - we only checked out one venue and booked it that day!

Calamigos Equestrian was such a beautiful venue that met all of our criteria and exceeded our expectations on the day of the wedding. The most important thing for us was to plan a day that was not only fun and beautiful for us, but also for our family and friends. Although our wedding happened so fast and felt as though everything was on fast forward, Stephen and I enjoyed every single moment and will cherish that day forever. As for advice to planning couples, I would say it is important to not stress over the minute details! Make sure your vendors are detail oriented and fully understand the vision that you two have for your special day.