Modern Romantic Saddlerock Ranch Wedding in Shades of Dusty Blue

January 17, 2019 | juliette

Caitlin and Cameron’s Saddlerock Ranch wedding was as heartfelt as it was modern and romantic. The couple chose the incredible St. Charles Borromeo church to exchange vows and then celebrated with their nearest and dearest in an outdoor reception in the Oak Grove of Saddlerock Ranch. Because they were moving from Texas to California — and booked the reception venue without seeing it in person — they counted on Orange Blossom Special Events to execute their vibe, and they came through big time. From the dusty blue palette to the lush florals designed by Inessa Nichols Design to the modern touches, every detail was total perfection, and photographer Emily Magers captured it all brilliantly!

The Couple:

Caitlin and Cameron

The Wedding:

St. Charles Borromeo and Saddlerock Ranch, California

A lot of the things you worry about leading up to the day won’t matter to you on the actual day. Don’t stress over the small stuff. Make a decision and move forward. We were engaged for 8 months but because of a cross country move didn’t start planning until 6 months out. We loved it because it made us have to be decisive and didn’t give us time to overthink anything. The short engagement surprisingly made it a lot less stressful for us.

The only surprise we had was small but I loved it. My dad used to sing me the 1920’s song Side by Side when I was a little girl. The band learned the song to play for the father-daughter dance without my Dad knowing. When they called us up for the dance my Dad looked at me and goes, “Do you even know what we are dancing to?” It was a fun moment when they started playing the song.

My favorite photos were actually ones I almost decided not to do. The photographer, Emily, came up to us at dinner right at sunset and asked to steal us for 15 minutes for pictures. I really didn’t want to miss any of the dinner so I was about to say no but changed my mind after I realized it wouldn’t take much time. We walked hand in hand by the vineyards and under a willow tree while Emily shot photos of us. Those ended up being my favorite pictures of the day.

One of the most memorable parts of the day was the very end of the night. We decided to have an exit the week of the wedding. We had LED balloons to light up our path to the car and all of the guests lined up next to the balloons. As we drove away, in the spur of the moment, the guests pulled the balloons from the ground and let them go. We watched them float away from the car as we left. It was a perfect ending to the day.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Emily Magers
Event Planning – Orange Blossom Special Events
Ceremony Venue – St. Charles Borromeo
Reception Venue – Saddlerock Ranch
Floral Design – Inessa Nichols Design
Catering – Contemporary Catering
Cake – Susie Cakes
Donuts – Primo’s Donuts
Live Music – Soulville, American Events Production
Videography – Shark Pig
Stationery – Orange Blossom Special Events
Calligraphy – Jill Velez
Makeup Artist – Emily Dawn Artistry
Hair Styling – Derrick Sharp
Wedding Dress – Made With Love Bridal
Bridal Shoes – RAYE The Label
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rentals – Archive Rentals and A Rental Connection
Photo Booth – Flipbooth
Transportation – Riz Transportation
Send-Off Balloons – Bonjour Fete


Our biggest congratulations to Caitlin and Cameron, and a special thanks to Orange Blossom Special Events for sharing this gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch wedding with Junebug! If you loved this muted color palette, you’ll want to see how grey and dusty blue made this Cordiano Winery wedding utterly romantic!

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  1. What an amazing wedding, in love with the styling.

  2. I loved Saddlerock Ranch. I hope they rebuild it soon. It’s a great place for Malibu weddings.

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