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Hi, Krista here! This gorgeous wedding I planned was featured on Style Me Pretty this week!
Meet Melody and Michael.
This sweet and painfully gorgeous couple was married on June 26th, 2010 at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California. M&M are adorable… in every sense of the word. To say it was a pleasure to be their wedding planner is simply an understatement. They totally rock. This is their story…
M&;M were high school sweethearts. They dated for twelve years before Michael popped that big ol’ question. And although some may think of them already as an ‘old married couple,’ I see their love as young, fresh, and blossoming before our eyes.
Michael is a writer in this little town called Hollywood and his humor is mad. Melody is a family psychologist, so as you can imagine, planning a wedding from start-to-finish within seven months while nurturing their successful careers was no simple feat.
Saddlerock Ranch is a rustic venue, located in the hills of Malibu. The vineyard setting, where Melody and Michael exchanged their vows, is secluded and stunning. It created a breathtaking backdrop to an emotional ceremony and fun-loving reception.
The decor we aimed for was “French Country Vineyard.” The talented ladies at Holly Flora created a lush garden feel, pairing blush and ivory peonies, peach juliet roses, freesia, tulips, garden roses, green hydrangea, dusty miller, sweet peas, and fresh herbs with vintage blue buckets, lanterns, and tarnished silver vases.
Instead of basic table numbers, Melody and Michael used their thirteen years together as inspiration for an opportunity to be creative. Each table represented a year the couple have shared together and feature a photo of them from said year, adding a personal touch throughout the table settings.
In true Southern style, Melody and Michael changed out of their wedding attire and into their “getaway” outfits for their Grand Send Off. Guests formed an aisle for the couple and blew bubbles into the night sky before Melody and Michael hopped into a vintage 1950 Rolls Royce Bentley, heading off to their honeymoon in Italy.
Wedding Coordination: Krista Malinin for Amber Events
Venue: Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu
Photographer: Picotte Photography
Flowers & Decor: Holly Flora
Rentals & Lighting: Town & Country Event Rentals
Ceremony String Musicians: Alison Spieth Trio
Hair & Make-Up: John of Italy Salon
Paper Products: Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Gown: Amy Michelson “Sugar”
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jasmine
Men’s Attire: MW Tux
Officiant: JP Reynolds
Videographer: Super 8mm Film (shot by friend of the couple)
On-Site Security: Sandman Security
On-Site Valet: Premiere Valet Parking
Shuttle Transportation: Corporate Coach Charters
Hotel Accommodations: Westlake Village Inn
Honeymoon: Venice, Cinqueterre, Florence, and Rome, Italy


Saddlerock Wedding: Melody + Michael

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017


Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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