Robert & Mariel // Enchanted Calamigos Ranch wedding at the Pavillion
Enchanted Calamigos Ranch wedding at the Pavillion // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu Wedding Photographers
FROM THE BRIDE // We (I) spent almost a year of planning and preparation for a big, beautiful outdoor wedding in Malibu, California. We are very outdoorsy people and live in Florida where the chances of rain are likely everyday. To our dismay, we found out a couple days before that it was going to rain on the weekend of our wedding. We can’t tell you how sad we were, as all the rentals, preparation, and staff we hired for an outdoor wedding had to last minute be routed underneath a tent, which took away from the true beauty of the venue. However, we can’t even begin to describe the feeling we had when we had our first look outside Calamigos Guest Ranch. The whole morning was chaotic- from getting ready, photos, to coordinating my forever late to events family, but it wasn’t until the first look.. in the rain and in that moment with just each other, that it truly felt surreal. At that point, nothing else in the world mattered except us. We had our family members in our wedding party and we were overcome with the amount of support for our union. Everyone had flown from across the United States and even Canada to celebrate our special day. When we first walked into the Pavilion Tent where both the ceremony & reception were now going to take place, we were blown away at how our wedding planner really made our vision come into fruition in such a short amount of time! The florals blew me away. From there, we exchanged our personalized vows and we were Mr. & Mrs. Weber! Everything from the music, to dancing, and celebrating with everyone was perfect. We still can’t believe how fast the evening went by! We are just truly blessed with amazing friends and family that came all the way out for our wedding and are so thankful.
What was your favorite moment from your wedding day? // Both Bobby and I each had a close grandparent on both our sides that passed away last year. Only 1 grandparent, Mimi (Bobby’s grandma), was able to be at our special day and seeing her so happy and having the time of her life on the dance floor meant a lot to us.
What inspired you while planning your wedding & decor? // I personally really wanted a twilight movie-esq outdoor wedding with tons of lighting and florals, while still maintaining an intimate feeling. The florals on the chandeliers and the lighting inside the tent was able to capture that look.
Do you have any advice for brides/grooms who are currently planning their weddings? // I spent close to a year planning every single little detail about my dream wedding. I even hand made the wedding invitations. However, the truth is, don’t get caught up in all the details. Be prepared for things to not go as planned, because the day goes by SO fast. It’s all meet & greets from the moment you walk into the reception. So my biggest advice is to take a moment with your significant other to soak it all in — even if it’s just some alone time together on the side for 15 minutes, because after all, it’s not a big show meant to entertain everyone, it’s a special union that you only get to relish in with your significant other once. I think that’s our biggest takeaway <3
MY VENDORS :
Photographer : Sun & Sparrow
Videographer : TwinTaoers
Rentals : Pretty Vintage Rentals
Desserts : Vanilla Cake Shop
String Quartet : Atlantic String Ensemble
Wedding gown maker : Maria Farbinni
Wedding Rings : Mayors Jeweler
Grooms & Groomsmen Suits : Jos A Banks