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WEDDING BLOG

This Eclectic Calamigos Ranch Wedding Pulled Inspiration from the Sea and Sky

September 9, 2017 | emy

Elemental ambiance was ever-present at Aly and Jason’s romantic and intimate celebration at The Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch. The quiet elegance of their venue’s exposed beams, twinkling lights and rustic Circa Vintage Rentals balanced the personal décor of the bride and groom: geometric accents mixed with earthy neutrals and jewel tones by floral designer Peony & Plum and a collection of geodes and crystals brilliantly arranged by Nicole George Event Planning and Design. The couple drew inspiration from the sea and sky, a reflection of the west coast and the story of their relationship. Kristen Victoria Photography captured the couple’s cool get away in a vintage convertible in an ultra glamorous seaside post-wedding shoot. We love how Aly planned a special surprise for Jason: using dry ice to create a literal cloud for their first dance!

The Couple:

Aly and Jason

The Wedding:

The Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch, Malibu, California

We wanted to bring together different elements that we loved into one eclectic but still intimate and romantic setting. We wanted to keep things organic and earthy while also pulling in sentimental elements from the sky and sea, all significant and personal to our relationship.

It was such a highlight, not only in our wedding, but in our lives, to be able to work with our photographer, Kristen, from Kristen Victoria Photography. We immediately fell in love with her style and we knew from her agreeing to make a camping trip out of our engagement shoot at Joshua Tree that we would be fast friends and that she would be amazing to work with. 

We used a ton of our own decor including our personal geode and crystal collection, abalone shells, and geometric accents, including a huge dream catcher that was the focal point of our outdoor setting. Bringing together earthy and jewel tones, as well as boho-romantic and geometric touches really made the whole atmosphere feel like “us”, which we loved being able to share with our guests.

Walking into a room filled with literal love from all of your closest and most beloved family and friends is pretty surreal. To duplicate that at a future event in life is nearly impossible so we definitely had a “once-in-a-lifetime” moment knowing how incredibly precious the entire day would really turn out to be after walking into that room of love!

Our first dance song was a song called “Clouds” by Borns. I had our lighting vendor sneak in a dry ice machine that he turned on for our dance to create a literal CLOUD around us as we danced. It was the first magic trick I’ve pulled on Jason!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kristen Victoria Photography
Event Planning – Nicole George Event Planning and Design
Ceremony Venue – Our Lady of Malibu Church
Reception Venue –  The Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch
Floral Design – Peony & Plum
Cake – Vanilla Bake Shop
DJ – RedShoe LA
Invitations – LaFabere
Makeup Artist – Juna Beauty
Rentals – Circa Vintage Rentals

 

Congratulations to Aly and Jason on their gorgeous wedding and a special thanks to Kristen Victoria Photography for capturing the beautiful couple! For more eclectic inspiration, check out this tropical Millwick wedding!

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