September 13, 2019
This past July, a truly epic creative team brought together a magical modern art deco wedding at Calamigos Ranch. And we’re so excited to showcase Caroline and Alex’s Malibu wedding! If you’ve never met Caroline and Alex before, they are that ultra-cool fun couple that you just love being around. And their wedding was no different.
The wedding party started the day at the Westlake Village Inn. It’s one of our favorite hotels in the area. It has lush landscaping and some gorgeous arches that are just perfect for photos. The wedding party helped the bride and groom get ready. Complete with custom shirts and a little booze of course!
Caroline even had a first glance moment with her father under the arches at Westlake Village Inn.
The ceremony and reception took place at The Pavilion at North Point within Calamigos Ranch. For the ceremony Fresh by Brandon effortlessly blended the couples’ art deco theme in with the surrounding twinkle lights and trees for a truly show-stopping guest arrival. The entire ceremony was so heartfelt and filled with lots of happy tears. Calamigos Ranch served as the perfect backdrop of Caroline and Alex’s Wedding.
Caroline and Alex’s friends and family are very important to them and it was clear that they wanted a full immersive experience for their guests from the beginning of their reception until the end. There were so many small details throughout the space that not only tied into their art deco design, but also served as fun and personal elements to the couple.
From the black and white family photos on their brass shelving unit, to the bowl of pogs in a stylish seating area – Caroline and Alex’s personalities shone through. Alex had been in a pog club in high school and we love that it was highlighted in their wedding. There was also a photobooth by The Booth and Bus Co, custom cornhole, and croquet set for guests to enjoy during the reception.
There was so much to be enjoyed during cocktail hour. Not only were there games for the wedding guests to enjoy, but the food was truly mouthwatering! There were sliders, bacon wrapped dates, and a massive grazing table for guests to enjoy. Olive & Nectar created a stunning grazing table that was as delicious as it was photo worthy.
The reception space had long dinner tables with stunning details. There were so many carefully curated pieces from Collective Rentals that completed the reception space. They supplied everything from the lounge furniture down to the gold flatware and green goblets on the dinner tables. Fresh by Brandon had carefully placed floral arrangements along with individual stems in art deco inspired vases to complete the dinner tables. The floral design also included taper candles to set the mood for the night. Finally, the service at Calamigos Ranch was unparalleled throughout the wedding.
After dinner service and toasts, the party got started with incredible music by Dart Collective and some seriously impressive dance moves. There was also a deck attached to the reception space fitted with a projector playing The Office – because who doesn’t love the office? And for the guests enjoying the show, there was a popcorn machine making fresh popcorn; and everyone’s favorite selection of binge worthy candy. The deck also had a cigar and whiskey cart complete with custom matchbooks for guests to take home.
And to top off the night, Caroline and Alex had their favorite fast food brought in for their wedding guests to enjoy. Everyone remembers their college days and the need for some delicious greasy food to end the night. The wedding couple made sure to take care of their guests to the very end!
Kathy DeNinno captured the entire day so beautifully. There were so many photos we wanted to share in this post because there were so many tender moments that Kathy captured. Shared glances between best friends and tears from mom, there were so many perfect moments captured on camera. We feel so fortunate to have been a part of Caroline and Alex’s special day. There was so much love and excitement for this couple and it was truly felt throughout the entire night.
Wedding Planning: Amethyst Event Productions
Venue: Calamigos Ranch
Floral Design: FRESH by Brandon
Photography: Kathy DeNinno Photography
Videography: David Rho
DJ: Dart Collective
Grazing Table: Olive & Nectar
Rentals: Collective Rentals
Photo Booth: The Booth and Bus Co.
Cake + Dessert: Vanilla Bake Shop
Hair and Make-up: Suzie Moldavon & Hair by Nicole P