Festive Rancho del Cielo Wedding
If you’re in need of a boost of vitamin D on this gloomy afternoon, this wedding designed by the ladies of Bash, Please is just what the doctor ordered. Shot by Love Me Sailor, filmed by Shark Pig with music by The Flashdance and delish food by Heirloom LA, how could you not? Love the burst of color and pops of gingham + chevron. It makes me long for summer days, or maybe I’m just on the wrong coast.
Joel and I always envisioned our wedding outdoors, it’s a must living in Southern California. To our dismay, the week leading up to the wedding was unseasonably cool and gray, a big concern for a sun lover like myself. We got heaters at the last minute for fear that it was going to be in the 60s and overcast. What an amazing joy on the morning of the wedding when I woke up to the most gorgeous sunny day, and it was perfect all the way through. Only my family from Miami could complain that it was a little too chilly for them, but that’s what the heaters were for!
Joel and I are both artists so we decided early on that we wanted lots of color to bring out the vibrancy of our personalities. It was important to include lots of details and personal touches, the little things that make a wedding memorable. (There was no particular theme.) We selected shades of blue, yellow, orange, green, with gray and wood accents. Thanks to our coordinators Paige and Kelly of Bash, Please we were able to add touches of color that brought life to an otherwise bland venue. This also gave it a certain DIY feel, but retained an elegant sophistication that is hard to pull off with lots of color.
Another big factor was the food. We asked ourselves early on if we could ever remember the food we ate at a wedding, (we couldn’t!) and after a spectacular tasting, we decided to hire Heirloom LA. Our guests are still talking about how good the food and the drinks were!
For our ceremony, we hired a gospel choir to perform during our ceremony, they are the talented True Worship Gospel Singers of Rancho Cucamonga. They sang Love and Happiness by Al Green as our recessional. (I can’t remember the processional song, I didn’t really hear it anyway.)
Joel and I danced to Otis Redding’s “That’s how strong my love is”. It was a tearjerker.
Wedding Vendors and Venue (Malibu, California):
Venue: Rancho Del Cielo / Design, Paper, Florals, and Coordination: Bash, Please / Videography: Shark Pig / Photography: Love Me Sailor / Music: DJ Smiles of The Flashdance / Catering/Bar: Heirloom LA / Wedding Cake: Cake Monkey / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Smart Party / Seed Bombs: Common Studio