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!
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.
Processional: The Wedding Song – Kenny G
Recessional: Home – Phillip Phillips
First Dance: Then – Brad Paisley
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 name: Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, California // florals: Star Events // wedding dress: Tadashi // bridesmaid dresses: David Meister, Calvin Klein, Badgley Mischka and Nicole Miller // hair stylist: Crystal Ardnt (Grain Salon) // makeup artist: Julie Stoddard // groom attire: Bar III // videography: 618 Studios // catering: Command Performance // cake: Doughboys // invitations: Minted // rentals: A Rental Connection // food truck: The Burnt Truck