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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 | Leave A Comment

Karin and Hart’s Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch Malibu

We love weddings at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu.

We have created beautiful wedding flowers for all three daughters of this family.


All three sisters had distinctive ideas regarding their wedding decor.


Bridal Bouquet

Our bride carried a beautiful bouquet of  Vendela, Crème de la Crème and David Austin Patience Garden Roses with accents of Lemon Vision Spray Roses, lite blue hydrangea, dusty miller and Stephanotis.



Her beautiful bridesmaids carried bouquets of blue hydrangea, Vendela roses and Dusty Miller.



The adorable flower girls wore wreaths of seeded Eucalyptus and carried birch bark moss lined baskets.



For Karin and Hart’s ceremony, we decided to to site the ceremony facing the oak grove.



Herb filled French galvanized flower buckets and vintage iron garden lanterns were grouped down the aisle.


ceremony area

The wedding canopy was created using pale blue shades of Hydrangea, lime green hanging Amaranthus, Southern Magnolia, dusty miller, Crème de la Crème, Message and Vendela roses.



I love this family tradition, every couple has their name sewn into the bridal canopy.



A hand lettered sign and steamer trunk filled with jasmine and herbs led guests to the ceremony.



Framed wedding photos were displayed of the many generations of family members.



Three different styles of centerpieces were used, featuring green grapes and birch bark containers.



The long tables had our tall vintage candlesticks and striped table runners.



We surrounded the monogrammed cake with a magnolia garland.



We are so happy for this wonderful couple and glad they thought to take a evening photo under the canopy.



Coordination:  Michelle Dixon –

Caterer: Kitchen for Exploring Food 

Photographer:  MayaMeyers


Thursday, March 20th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Ava and Ali’s Bahá’í Wedding at Saddlerock



This was our first Bahá’í  marriage. The Bahá’í faith is a monotheistic religion emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.

The ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Oak Grove at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu.


The bridesmaids were all dressed  in shades of coral.



The bride carried Vendela, Cinnamon and Ivory Patience David Austin Roses with ‘Mellow Romance’ Hypericum berries.



Even though the  Bahá’í faith does not require any structure or canopy to be married under, the couple thought it would be nicer to build a floral and birch frame to make the space more intimate.



The sides of the aisle were lined in an ombre effect of rose petals starting from a vibrant bright coral red to soft peach color.



Wooden and galvanized buckets and pails were filled with Cinnamon Roses, Peach Stock and peach Hypericum.



Saddlerock Ranch has so many fun photo opportunities. This area is called Camp Cabernet.



Long wooden tables were covered with  coral colored fabric runners. We created beautiful botanical florals using David Austin peach Juliet Garden Roses, Macarena Spray Roses, green antique hydrangeas, peach stock, peach hypericum, dahlias and variegated tree ivy arranged in white-washed wooden boxes brushed in gold.



As the evening progressed, the romantic cascades of twinkle lights gave a shimmery glow to the special evening.



We just love the ombre and gold detail in the cake.



Unexpectedly the shadows behind the photo booth were as good as the front of the photo booth.



The gorgeous sunset set the tone for a fantastic evening



As always, it was a pleasure working with Laurel of Laurel and Party events


Wedding coordination – Laurel Szeto of Laurel and Party Events.

Photography – Brandon Wong , Brandon Wong Photography 

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment

Bridesmaids 25ans Magazine Japan

Two lovely photos of our beautiful brides and their bridesmaids have been selected by luxury wedding magazine, 25ans Magazine,  seen by brides all over Asia.

After attending the seminar and summer night gala that we produced in Tokyo, our friends at the magazine told us they were working on a bridesmaids article and asked if I had any photos I could share with them.

Bridal parties and specifically bridesmaids are a relatively new idea for the Japanese.

In this part of the article they were discussing selecting dresses for the bridesmaids.

They selected our bride, Melina and her bridesmaids on the carousel at Saddlerock ranch in Malibu.

This photo was captured by Susan Bordelon Photography.  Susan is fantastic to work with and really knows how to get the most wonderful images from a venue.

Here they were talking about the responsibilities of being a bridesmaid.

The second image they selected was our bride Tamara and her bridesmaids at the Hotel Bel Air which was photographed by Next Exit Photography.

Cat and Adi did such a beautiful job on this wedding.

We look forward to sharing many more exciting and memorable ideas with our Japanese friends in the future.



Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 | 1 Comment

Linda and Sean at Saddlerock Ranch Malibu

Linda and Sean are self-proclaimed “foodies”. They wanted to create a farmers market feeling after seeing produce markets on their many travels.

So we created an escort card table where the place cards were apples.

They encouraged guests to visit the resident horses and feed them the apple.  Not to worry, the calligrapher used edible ink.

We decorated the ranches rustic trunk gazebo with cream tapestry fabric and garlands of rosemary and fresh bay leaf.  Clusters of Granny Smith Apples and butterscotch roses cascaded around the garlands. Burlap covered planter boxes lined the aisle filled with jasmines, lavender and apples.

Old heirloom bibles from the family were placed on the table under the Chuppah.

The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of blush peonies and cream roses with fresh herbs and scented-leaf geraniums.

The bride looked so beautiful with the vibrant green backdrop of the garden.

We used  round and long wooden tables with green moss table runners. Displays of fruits and vegetables surrounded rustic lanterns.   little bundles of flowers, were  displayed in ceramic containers in market style. Generous platters of side dishes were served family style in the center of the table for this rustic elegant wedding

The sweetheart table was filled with an abundant display of fruits and vegetables with a fresh bay leaf garland.

The menu was printed on chipboard and had the couples silhouette logo on the bottom.

Catering : Kitchens for Exploring Food

Venue: Saddlerock Ranch Malibu

Wedding coordinator: Events of Love and Splendor

Rentals:  Town and Country Event Rentals



Thursday, July 5th, 2012 | Leave A Comment

Annie and Erik at Saddlerock

Annie and Erik were married in the new Oak Grove location at Saddlerock.

They wanted something simple for the ceremony area. We created an ombré effect with a bed of re-flexed open roses.

The flower girls were really cute, and totally focused on their videos.

Finally, the floral halos were secured to the top of their heads.

The bride carried Vendela and Ana roses with ivory and peach spray roses.

The maid of honor carried hot pink sweet peas together with soft pink and hot pink roses.

Collections of clear glass bowls filled with Hydrangea, Viburnum, China Mums, Ana Roses and Galax leaves were placed down the long wooden Amalfi tables.

The sweetheart table had a floral garland with clusters of mercury glass votives for a romantic glow.

Wedding Coordinator: Laurel of  Laurel and Party Events

Venue  : Saddlerock

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Diane and Michael Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyards

The Chateau Dome is a lovely venue for this intimate smaller wedding Perched on the top of a hill surrounded by vineyards of wine grapes and Iceberg roses, you feel like you are in the Tuscan wine country.

We draped  thick natural woven fabric over the Dome’ s gazebo. Then we wove hand-made garlands of Grevillea, Liquidambar, St. John’s Wort, Oregonia, and rose hips. We then tied nosegays of Safflower, rose hips, roses, Celosia, bronze Fuji and Statesman button mums throughout the garlands.

The brides best friend collected vintage canning jars which we  filled with Dahlias, Teddy Bear sunflowers, spray roses, garden roses, hydrangea, Billy Balls, and other garden flowers.

Using long wood and round tables covered with dark orange spice colored linens we arranged the jars down the center.

Amber glass votive candles were tied with moss, lichens, Grevillea leaves and custom dyed ribbon.

Wild forest mushrooms seemed to grow up from the base of the candles.

The cake topper, or should I say, “sider” was in tribute to the bride and groom being avid mountain hikers.

Party Planner –  Laurel Setzo –
Location-  Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard –