Romantic Pastel Saddlerock Ranch Wedding: Cady + Page

Saddlerock Rock wedding

Cady + Page’s stunning Saddlerock Ranch is oh-so quintessentially California. We adore their palette of beautiful muted, neutral shades (including taupe, blush and pastel peach) and that they included inspiring elements reflecting the Malibu vineyard region and their own fun + lighthearted personalities.

Cady shares, We chose one of our favorite places, and one of the most beautiful locations we know, for the ceremony and reception. We really wanted the wedding to be simple, classic and timeless and the setting really enabled us to do that by picking minimal decor and letting the venue set the tone.

With a handful of some of SoCal’s best vendors on board – Sweet Emilia JaneThe Little Branch + J Wiley Photography – it’s no surprise that their wedding turned out so beautifully. The perfect way to sail into the weekend, we think…

elegant rose bouquet

gold decal glasses

two piece wedding dress

One of our personal fave details from the day was Cady’s amazing two-piece dress by Carol Hannah. Many more photos of that beauty to come…

something blue dress embroidery

bride in tub

groom in tan suit

elegant rose bouquet

pastel bridal party

Although there was no official wedding party, many of Cady’s friends chose to wear muted pastel dresses and served as her “unofficial” bridesmaids. Love it!

Saddlerock Rock wedding

Saddlerock Rock wedding

Saddlerock Rock wedding

Saddlerock Rock wedding

toms wedding shoes

Carol Hannah wedding dress

The whole day was pretty spectacular and its hard to pick just ONE moment. All the minutes we were able to steal alone were amazing, but also every moment on the dance floor with our family and friends. Walking back up the aisle after the ceremony was pretty surreal and special. The ceremony itself was incredibly meaningful to both of us because our Aunt (Episcopalian minister) and Uncle (English Teacher) conducted it. We worked closely with them on the readings and flow, but it meant so much more to become officially married by two people we love so much.

Saddlerock Rock wedding

Saddlerock Rock ceremony

Saddlerock Rock ceremony

Saddlerock Rock ceremony

Saddlerock Rock ceremony

Processional: Ode to Joy – Beethoven

Recessional: Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley

First Dance: Fire – Bruce Springsteen

Saddlerock Rock ceremony

Saddlerock Rock ceremony

california chalkboard drink sign

Malibu reception view

gold chargers

There were lots of super pretty touches of gold infused into the reception setting, as well as tiny golden dinosaur figurines hidden throughout for a whimsical touch!

chandelier lighting

chandelier lighting

sweetheart table

wood slice favors

gold painted dinos

wood slice favors

C + P handmade individual placecards with each guest’s name from old end-posts from Cady’s father’s vineyard in Sonoma. The perfect DIY project and personal touch!

dahlia centerpiece

elegant reception

first dance

Hire someone to manage the day-of so that you can enjoy everything and worry about nothing! Relax. Don't worry about the small stuff because no one is going to remember if the napkins didn't match the tablecloths. Spend your time focusing on the things that will make the experience itself amazing. For us, that was the band and the booze. Our band (The Class) was spectacular and learned our first dance song and our Bartender (Red Clay Industries) mixed custom cocktails that we were able to name ourselves - we named all of our drinks after Keanu Reeves movies, because his laid-back, care-free attitude is exactly how we wanted our day to feel.

photography: J Wiley Photography // venue: Malibu, California // planning + design: Sweet Emilia Jane // florals: The Little Branch // band: The Class // design + lighting: A Rental Connection // cake + sweets: Cake & Art // hair + makeup: Lauren Bracco // dress: Carol Hannah from Lovely Bride // suit: J.Crew // shoes: TOMS // tie: The Tie Bar // rings: Vintage 1920’s, National Geographic // handmade wooden placecards: old end-posts on the bride’s fathers vineyard in Sonoma // paper goods: Devon Worthington Home

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryJ. Crew and The Little Branch are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Modern Woodland Wedding Elopement: Candice + Bradley

Modern woodland elopement

What started out as a fun, unique winter styled shoot quickly became a real-life magical elopement for Candice + Bradley, sweethearts since high school who have been engaged for three years. Since they hadn’t yet pinned down a date to make it official, they jumped at the chance to exchange their vows in the stunning setting Unveiled Design Events + Teacup Floral dreamt up and created. The photographer behind these lovely images, Christina from J. Christina Photography, describes the scene so beautifully: Black, white, greens, and golds turned this secret wooded pathway into a stunning altar backdrop. Our inspiration for this editorial shoot was a sweet Southern plantation, tall pine trees, and cozy black velvet. The energy shifted from a fun styled shoot to excited anticipation to be apart of a real love story unfolding before us. It was sweet, tender and perfectly intimate …. as ideal as an elopement ought to be.

We’re so glad that Candice + Bradley got to take advantage of the team’s hard work!

flower filled dresser

Modern woodland elopement

Modern woodland elopement

How much do you love Candice’s stunning black dress?! It’s actually a skirt and top! Love it. The skirt is from Bella Lucia Boutique and the top is from The Limited. The outfit is a perfect fit for C’s avänt ɡärd style.

Modern woodland elopement

Modern woodland elopement

Modern woodland elopement

Modern woodland elopement

Modern woodland elopement

gold leaf heels

Talk about a statement shoe! Lovin’ those Giuseppe Zanottis!

whimsical dark bouquet

Modern woodland elopement

statement necklace

Modern woodland elopement

garland on chairs

Teacup Floral really brought to life the inspiration for a modern-woodland affair. The rich textures + darker hued ingredients made for such an elegantly dramatic look.

Modern woodland elopement

black flower cake

hot chocolate bar

Julianne says, A hot drink station brought in some fun winter elements while Amanda Day Rose designed beautiful green and white stationery to complete this unique fete.

Modern woodland elopement

leather jacket bride

black tulle wedding dress

Gotta love a gal who can rock a motorcycle jacket on her big day!

black tulle wedding dress

Modern woodland elopement

sparkler exit

Don’t miss the film below by JerFilm Productions:

We love that these two finally made it official…and with so much style, too! Congrats to the happy couple + thanks to the talented team below for sharing!

photography: J. Christina Photography // venue: Woodlake Country Club Vass, North Carolina // planning + design: Unveiled Design Events // florals: Teacup Floral // tulle skirt: Bella Lucia Boutique // getaway dress: Blush Bridal // shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti // groom’s attire: Antonio Carlan Fashions // rentals: Streets Of London Antiques // videography: JerFilm Productions // invitations: Amanda Day Rose // cake: Ambrosia Cake Creations // accessories: Bella Lucia Boutique // officiant: Bill Rose Wedding Minister // hair + makeup: Avenue 42 Style Studio // music: violinist Kate Hall

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Music-Themed Wedding Inspiration from The Jam Event

The Jam Event

When it comes to the things we love here at GWS, it’s weddings (obvs) followed pret-ty closely by music. (In case you were wondering peonies, donuts + puppies are high on the list, too!) So, when this fun, music festival-themed shindig called The Jam Event, hosted by Wild Heart Events, hit our inbox, it took only mere seconds to decide that we had to share it with you guys on the site!

All the top music festivals (Burning Man, Riot Fest, Stagecoach, Coachella, Woodstock…) were represented in these creative styled tablescapes + vignettes you’re about to see. This collaborative event combined the inventories and unique minds of dozens of wedding vendors and is truly one for the books! If you’re a couple who loves music, or maybe – just maybe – you met at a music festival, be sure to take in all the inspiration to come…

The Jam Event

Jaime of Wild Heart Events tells us, The Jam Event was not a ‘for profit’ event, we raised over $300 for Brides Against Breast Cancer. My goal in hosting this event was to thank everyone for a successful year, kick of the 2015 season, and show off a new level of creativity. The Goodland Hotel & El Capitan Canyon provided deals on accommodations, while Bills Bus transported guests and Blue Star Parking provided valet for over 130 cars.

The Jam Event

Photos above by Kristen Bienke // Photos below by Poiema Photography

The Jam Event

First up, we had to share the scene styled after the ULTIMATE music festival, Woodstock. Jaime says, In the tropical greenhouse, Sweet Emilia Jane brought on the Peace and Love with her Woodstock-themed table and lounge, with details from Elan Event RentalsBorrowed Blu and Scout Rental Co., complete with a floral stuffed guitar and giant dream catchers!

Woodstock inspired tablescape

Woodstock inspired tablescape

Woodstock inspired tablescape

Photos below by Willa Kveta

flower filled guitar

Woodstock inspired tablescape

Photos below by Kristen Bienke

bright pink flowers

Next up, the Stagecoach table designed by Oak Barrel & Bloom. We LOVE those floral centerpieces and that antler chandelier!

Stagecoach inspired tablescape

Stagecoach inspired tablescape

Stagecoach inspired tablescape

Stagecoach inspired tablescape

The Riot Fest table, designed by Coco Rose, featured the most unique hot pink + silver palette. Roses srsly may never have looked better…

Riot Fest inspired tablescape

Photo above by Poiema Photography // Photo below by Kristen Bienke

Riot Fest inspired tablescape

The Coachella table felt like a desert oasis, making the theme a fun nod to the festival’s location. Loving the mismatched seating + suspended foliage, Ella & Louie!

Photos below by Willa Kveta

Coachella inspired tablescape

Coachella inspired tablescape

Coachella inspired tablescape

Photo above by Kristen Bienke

nest chairs

Photo above by Willa Kveta

We love the simple, but ultra cool vibe of the Burning Man table, created by Tenley Erin Young. Brass tones, wood textures + industrial details really fit together perfectly, don’t you think?

Photos below by Kristen Bienke

Burning Man inspired tablescape

Burning Man inspired tablescape

Photos below by Willa Kveta

The Jam Event

disco and record ceiling decor

From Jaime, Our guests lounged in furniture by Elan Event Rentals and Scout Rental Co., danced to music by Dart DJs and rocked out to our band, Tony Matrimony and the Dearly Beloveds under a disco ball, macrame and record installation by Bella Vista Designs and Wild Heart EventsNo Frills Events partnered with Confetti Gram, to produce a super fun Confetti Balloon Bar, where everyone filled balloons with confetti and pom poms, and popped them while snapping photos in the Witty Booth, showering our party people with confetti!

The Jam Event

Photo below by Kristen Bienke

The Jam Event

What a fun event, right?! We love all the great things music can inspire! Browse the Instagram hasthtag #TheJamEvent2015 to see even more. And thanks to the entire team below for all the amazing work + for sharing their talents with us today!

photography: Willa KvetaPoiema PhotographyKristen Bienke // location: Private Orchid Greenhouse near Santa Barbara, California // coordination, design + host: Wild Heart Events // lighting + installation: Bella Vista Designs // accommodations: The Goodland Hotel & El Capitan Canyon // dj: Dart DJs // acoustic artist: Holly Foster // band: Tony Matrimony and the Dearly Beloveds // rentals: Ventura Rental Party CenterElan Event RentalsScout Rental Co.Milk & Honey Farms Vintage Rentals // vintage glassware, plates + sliverware: Otis & PearlBorrowed Blu // transportation: Bills Bus // valet: Blue Star Parking // confetti ballon bar: Confetti GramNo Frills Events // temporary tattoos: My Tat // craft beer: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co // wine: Firestone Vineyards // cold pressed juice: Juice Ranch // bar tending service: Simply Cocktails SB // margarita cart: Rasta Rita // taco cart: Rasta Taco // apps + short ribs: Catering Connection // organic salads: Sustained Harvest Farms // donut bar: Pure Joy Catering // cupcake + champagne bar: Coveted Cakery // invitation design: Jamie Ellen Paperie // custom signs: Michael Matheson // photobooth: Witty Booth // hair + makeup: Shanna Spencer Style // linens: La Tavola Linens // stagecoach table: Oak Barrel & Bloom // coachella table: Ella & Louie // riot fest table: Coco Rose // burning man table: Tenley Erin Young // woodstock table: Sweet Emilia Jane // entry and lounge florals:  Rowanoak Designs

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