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cheryl + jonathan: malibu wedding

For my first blog posting of 2013, I thought I would share one of my favorite weddings from 2012!  If I could convince this couple to throw a big bash every single year I would just so I could hang out with them again during planning!

Cheryl fell in love with Calamigos Ranch in Malibu the first time she visited, and when she saw the ferris wheel the venue was booked.  It was a perfect combination of rustic beauty and fun!  Which pretty much sums up this couple – beautiful and so much fun!

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The ceremony took place under the amazing oak tree adorned with twinkly lights only adding to the romance of these high school sweethearts tying the knot.

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Cheryl wanted pops of color everywhere… from the dresses to the flowers to the little details.  So teals, pinks, yellows and purples were splashed wherever possible!  Programs gave guests a sneak peek of what was to come on the agenda for the rest of the night… right down to the party buses home!

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Hand-painted wood signs complimented the outdoor setting leading from the ceremony over to the reception.

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During cocktail hour guests enjoyed background music by a quartet, some fun in the photo booth and of course some signature cocktails!

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The laughs shared over dinner and speeches could have gone on the whole night through.  It was amazing to hear how this couple has brought smiles to everyone’s faces over the years.

The room was backlit by franny bee custom designed C+J initials.  Cheryl and Jonathan sent us a picture after the wedding of the letters hanging in their backyard… so glad they are still enjoying them!

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Dancing shoes were a MUST for this fun crowd!!

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When guests were ready to take a break from dancing they could enjoy a refreshing treat from the ice cream truck from King Kone LA.

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Unfortunately the night had to come to an end and the guests sent off the newlyweds with ribbon sticks, confetti and love!

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My favorite quote of the day was when Cheryl’s dad said that she told him she had been happy every day since she met Jonathan.  I wish you guys nothing more than many more days of happiness in your lives.

xo, Melissa

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Wedding Coordination, Invitations & Detail Design: franny bee designs / Wedding Photography: Focus Photography / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Calamigos Ranch – Malibu, CA / Flowers: Grandiflora / DJ:  The Flash Dance / Photo Booth:  Classic Photo Booth / Furniture Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals / Quartet: Strings by Reiko Ice Cream Truck: King Kone LA

This entry was published on January 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm and is filed under color, day of details, weddings. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “cheryl + jonathan: malibu wedding

  1. Beautiful!!

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