Elegant Ranch Romance in Malibu

Let's face it, we absolutely adore a rustic wedding, but we think it's pretty awesome that this couple chose a ranch venue and decided to steer themselves away from the uber expected.  In this case, whimsical elegance lends its hand to the perfect amount of outdoor charm to make this little gem one for the books. The soft clean colors and simple decor provided by Trina Schmidt help compliment the undeniable swoon factor that is so naturally offered by Malibu's Calamigos Ranch. 

The couple's alter featured romantic crystal draping adorned with orchids, which made the perfect backdrop for their heartfelt nuptials. The blush tones, the touch of sparkle, the sweet personal details scattered about (donuts and dog included) - every single image in this gallery is worth a first, second, and third glance. 

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Words from planner, Trina Schmidt:

"We wanted their wedding to be a reflection of who they were as a couple, their love and lifestyle; simple, classic, romantic and timeless.  Calamigos Ranch was the first wedding venue they looked at, and although they visited four other venues, they knew Calamigos was 'the one'.  It's so whimsical and elegant. However, because of its rustic features they wanted to stay away from the popular shabby chic theme. Thus, clean colors and simple decor was the right choice for them. Surrounded by the lush growing trees at Calamigos, we only added a few elements to soften the natural beauty the venue already offers. Hints of pink and white in the flowers added subtle colors without overpowering the natural grounds. For personal touches, Alex & Michael have a boat and enjoy spending weekends at the river, so what better way than a koozie to incorporate one of their favorite pastimes. Their cake topper was personalized to include their dog, Riley, and instead of Michael being painted on with a suit, was he was in his fireman turnouts. They are also big dessert fans, so in addition to the cake, they wanted to provide something sweet for their guests. We went with one of their favorite guilty pleasures...donuts!!" 

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