Jareena and Chris’ whimiscal fairytale wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, was one of the most emotional and beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to. Not to mention the ENERGY – absolutely electrifying, EVERYONE was so fully in it to celebrate the couple and so happy and present. And the details were so much fun and so personal – polaroids from their adventures together, boba with their faces on it, to name a few. Yes – boba!!!
This wedding was particularly emotional, as just a month before the wedding, the groom’s mother passed away from illness. Jareena wanted to do something special for Chris, and honor his mother, so she got him cufflinks with a photo of him and his mom, and surprised him with them at the first look. I was positively bawling behind the camera as was literally everyone around me.
The venue, Calamigos Ranch, is absolutely stunning – all the fairy lights hanging from the trees makes for the dreamiest ceremony!
Jareena and Chris are two of the most kind-hearted, generous, thoughtful people I’ve met. Jareena’s like a real life Leslie Knope – positive and radiant, and spends all her hours thinking about how she can make other people happy. An absolute dream angel bride if you ask me!
To this day, I think about this day often and my lovely couple. I’m so grateful they trusted me to document their incredibly beautiful Calamigos Ranch wedding, and I can’t wait to see them again soon!
// thank you JuneBug Weddings for featuring their wedding!
Venue: Calamigos Ranch
Florals: Good Seed Floral
Planning: Leilani Weddings
Cake – Go Cakes
Stationery – Minted
Hair & Makeup – Kelly Zhang Studio
Wedding Dress – Floravere
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Photo Bus – Shutter Bus Co
looking for something intimate + untraditional instead? check out Larissa + Cameron’s sweet backyard wedding!