Newlyweds Robyn and Nate love mid-century modern style so much that they knew they had to incorporate it in their wedding design! Playing off the timelessly rustic backdrop of their Malibu vineyard venue, the couple blended modern architecture, clean lines, and super cool throwbacks to the past to accomplish their mid-century Hollywood aesthetic. We love how Clarkie Photography captured this Saddlerock Ranch wedding’s styling as well as its incredibly personal moments that are unique to Robyn and Nate.
Robyn and Nate
Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, California
We wanted our families and friends to come together and have an amazing night, celebrating the merging of both us and our families. It was important to us to set a lively tone that everyone could enjoy yet also reflect who we are as a couple. It was a fun chance to give every detail our thought and care. From the design of the signs to the customization of cocktails, it was a blast to infuse the wedding with ourselves.
We wanted something in nature that showed the beauty of the outdoors while being within reasonable distance to civilization. We found Saddlerock and were absolutely awe-struck in the majesty of the Malibu Mountains.
We had our best friend officiate us and he wrote (and memorized!) his entire speech. It was incredibly touching. We also opted to not have the question about objections and instead did a flower exchange to our mothers.
The most memorable part of the day for me was coming up after the ceremony and cocktail hour and the DJ announcing us as the newly married Robyn & Nate. Seeing everyone we loved looking at us, clapping, was a moment in time I will treasure forever.
Processional: Family Tree by TV on the Radio
Recessional: Jump in the Line by Harry Belafonte
First Dance: Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
It wasn’t really a choice consciously from the start, we only realized at the end that we had gone for ‘Classic Hollywood’ with a modern twist. We love Mid-Century Modern style in our home and that permeated through all of our wedding style choices.
We dedicated our wedding favors to family members who couldn’t attend our wedding. Nate‘s grandfather and my (Robyn) grandmother passed away two years ago. We made his grandfather’s pickles and my grandmother’s strawberry preserves and gave them out as wedding favors in a symbol of the past becoming the future.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Clarkie Photography
Event Planning – LB Events + Designs
Venue – Saddlerock Ranch
Floral Design – Wildflora
Catering – LA Roots Catering Co.
Cake – Sweet and Saucy Shop
Officiant – Adam Fox
DJ – Dart Collective
Invitations – Minted
Makeup Artist – Nushi Yazdy
Hair Styling – Mario Estrada
Wedding Dress – Mira Zwillinger
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Self-Portrait
Groom’s Apparel – Paul Smith
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rentals – A Rental Connection
Congratulations to Robyn and Nate, and a special thanks to Clarkie Photography for sharing this wedding with us. Want more California vineyard wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this California countryside wedding at Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery!
Awesome wedding! I really like it!