A Calamigos Ranch Wedding With Some Quirky Elements

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This Quirky Malibu Wedding Is A Perfect Example Of Making Your Wedding Day Your Own

bride in deep vneck lace wedding dress with tiered skirt and a bouquet of dried florals holds hands with groom in blue suit with brown shoes and yellow boutonniere

Hello, friends! Is it me or is this summer is flying by? If you’re looking for some summery wedding color inspiration, I wanted to this Malibu wedding from last year. It features some of the cutest quirky pop-culture details and just so happens to be the wedding for my dear friends, Jess + Ben. I love when my friends get married and entrust me with their big day. It’s the ultimate honor! This time, I was able to oversee the planning, then let my team handle the day while I attended as a guest (look closely, you might catch me in a photo!)

Making Your Wedding Day A Reflection Of YOU

Probably the number one thing I tell my clients is that your wedding day should be a reflection of YOU as a couple! It can be difficult to manage everyone’s opinions but ultimately, this day is about celebrating what made you + your partner fall in love. When your décor showcases that, I promise you guests will appreciate it! For example, my wonderfully talented friend, Jess, did all of her own floral arrangements and I’m in awe with how they turned out! She used dried florals + citrus, as well as cork and wooden flowers making it not only extremely unique but also budget-friendly. Additionally, instead of table numbers, Jess + Ben used Pop Funko figurines to mark their tables. An escort board with photos of each figurine allowed guests to easily find their seat and was a great conversation starter. We were all guessing the movie or tv show characters and talking about favorite moments. I loved this element so much! Lastly, guests were gifted with tiki mugs to fill with their drink of choice throughout the night, then they were able to take them home. (Similar to this backyard wedding with a tiki bar!) All of these were fun, quirky and 100% Jess + Ben!

Congrats Jess + Ben on your first year of wedded bliss! There are countless ways you can incorporate personality into your wedding day (like this country music inspired welcome dinner). Contact me on my homepage here + let’s start brainstorming ways to make your wedding day uniquely YOURS! 


Planner: Feathered Arrow Studio

Venue/Catering: Calamigos Ranch

Photographer: Montana Dennis

Videographer: Beyond Cinema

Music: Dart Collective

Bride’s Dress: Glamour Closet

Rings: Vérité

Glam: Bliss Bridal Beauty

Dessert: Randy’s Donuts


Expert Party Planner, Photographer, and Creative Entrepreneur.

I'm a creative entrepreneur at heart and have been running my business for over 10 years and have planned and executed over 150 weddings. I'm an expert in this industry and care deeply about my clients and making sure they have the best experience. I've also been a photographer for 15 years and have curated some amazing art pieces to spark joy in your life and in your spaces. 

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