Romantic Saddlerock Ranch Wedding: Lindsey + Nathan

sadlerock ranch bride and groom

Lindsey + Nathan selected the gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California for their wedding, so they didn’t need to do much to create a romantic, magical feel. Candle lit mason jars used as center pieces, twinkle lights hung from trees, and Chinese round lanterns used as lighting over the dance floor illuminated the night and created a warm feeling of romance. Custom to Japanese tradition, Lindsey and her family folded 1,001 paper cranes and they were the main focal point for the reception backdrop – in a pretty nude to pink to red ombré pattern. Such a gorgeous wedding and beautiful venue – oh, and did I mention they have zebras at Saddlerock Ranch! So fun! :) Thanks so much to Priscila Valentina Photography for the lovely photos and congrats to Lindsey + Nathan!

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hanging flower altar

hanging flower altar

fringe aisle decor

The most memorable moment for both Nate and I was the walk down and first seeing each other. It was the furthest, most dramatic walk I had ever seen – let alone it being entirely grass! I remember starting from behind an oak tree up top from where I was hiding. While walking down holding tightly onto my brother's arm, he asked me, "Alright so what do you want to talk about? Sports, football, basketball... you've got to hold it together because if you start losing it, I'm going to lose it!" Before even getting to the aisle, both my brother and I were not only crying but so bad we were doing "the ugly cry". It was emotional seeing Nate stand before me and to think this day had finally come.





mr and mrs

Processional: The Wedding Song – Kenny G

Recessional: Home – Phillip Phillips

First Dance: Then – Brad Paisley

wedding party



red and pink bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom


bride and groom

bride and groom

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hanging lanterns

wooden table numbers

mr and mrs chair decor

paper cranes

food truck

paper crane wall

bride and groom paper cranes

A videographer is worth every penny! There’s nothing more my husband and I wanted after the wedding than to see our family and friends enjoying themselves. Being in it, you miss so many details you worked so hard to create. I can’t tell you how excited we were to watch our video by 618 Studios. We play it every chance we get!

My advice to brides to be is keep working at arts and crafts, DIY projects and the little details consistently. Check one or two off per week to help with the week of to do's, and if you're budget allows, by all means hire a wedding coordinator!

photography: Priscila Valentina Photography // venue: Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, California // florals: Star Events // dress: Tadashi // videography: 618 Studios // bridesmaids dresses: David Meister, Calvin Klein, Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller // makeup: Julie Stoddard // hair: Crystal Ardnt (Grain Salon) // groom’s suit: Bar III // invitations: Minted // rentals: A Rental Connection // catering: Command Performance // food truck: The Burnt Truck // cake: Doughboys

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  1. Omg, I am in LOVE with the BRIDES’S DRESS! WHAT BRAND IS THAT?

    • The bride’s dress is from the designer, Tadashi Shoji.
      My girl friend wanted to buy that dress, too, but the dresses run so large, that even the size 0 would have been swimming on her Chinese petite body. Nevertheless, we couldn’t even locate a size 0 for her to order.

  2. Sharp suits by the groomsmen! I love the framed photo of the bride. Incredible wedding photography indeed! Congrats on the great work and wedding!

  3. This had to be one of our favorite weddings of the year!! Thank you for featuring this wedding :)

  4. Wow. I love EVERYTHING about this wedding! The photography, the video, the location, decoration, attire! Whew…good one!

  5. wow! what a beautiful wedding. love the ombre’ cranes and the zebra picture does not disappoint!

  6. Every single detail of this wedding is absolutley stunning! What a beautiful setting for a beautiful couple! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Beautiful wedding, couple and gorgeous photography!

  8. This wedding location is Amazing. GOOD JOB PRISCILA VALENTINA PHOTOGRAPHERS!!

  9. Love love love this dress – it’s impossible to find anywhere in a small size :(

    Beautiful wedding!

  10. Wow, how unique! Everyone looks so pretty and happy. Even the zebra!

    I like the floral contrast to the desert colors and the vineyard–the frame, the door to nowhere. It’s all good!!!!

  11. I love this photography! It is so inspired! What a gorgeous couple, captured in such an artistic way!

  12. What a beautiful wedding! Everything was captured beautifully. Great job Priscila Valentina Photographers!!

  13. Priscila and Nick have hand down some of the best wedding photography there is. This shoot speaks to that clearly-congratulations to everyone involved! Beautiful!

  14. Aw I love this!
    They had such cute details in their wedding and that video made me tear up :)
    So sweet

  15. what an adorable, chic, and unique wedding! all the special moments were greatly captured on camera! good job priscila valentina photographers!

  16. That Zebra shot is… SICK!

  17. An absolutely BEAUTIFUL wedding!!! Love Nick & Priscila’s work!!!

  18. Everything (well, almost … what’s the zebra doing there? lol) is so classy and innovative at the same time about this wedding. Wonderful backdrop. Love it. Best wishes to Lindsey and Nathan.

  19. Thank you so much everyone for all your feedback. If your planning a wedding in So Cal.. We HIGHLY recommend SaddleRock Ranch.. Most beautiful venue. The Zebra shot is one of our faves. We loved working with 618 Studios.

    Thank you GWS for being the best source on the web for photographers to have their work featured. <3

  20. I really like the style of the wedding! Outdoors and woodsy :-) I really like Priscila Valentina Photographers, they always do such a good job and have really unique shots.

  21. Details in a wedding are so important and are usually what the bride and groom cherish most…great job Priscila Valentina photographers for capturing them so beautifully…will be recommending them to all my friends and family for sure!

  22. The pictures are so crisp and organic which will often entail an amazing collision with its background setting. Saddle Rock Ranch is an amazing setting for weddings. It seems that every detail was well accounted for. There is nothing that could be added more to make it look better. I applaud the photographers for their efforts. Will definitely be recommending you guys to my family and friends. Best wishes to the married couple.

  23. The style of this wedding is very chic yet has a lovely warmth to it as well. Great photos

  24. I started to cry when her brother spoke! What a beautiful wedding!

  25. This was one of my favorite venues that I have had the pleasure to work at. Priscilla did an amazing job capturing all the natural and candid details of Lindsey and Nate’s big day. She is truly talented and her artistic vision is unmatched.

    Thank you GWS for featuring this wedding! I am Jennie, Lindsey and Nate’s wedding florist and was wondering if you can update my website info above under your list of vendors ( Thanks again for sharing all the details from this beautiful wedding!!

  26. Do you know where the paper lanterns were purchased and the color combination they used?


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