Real Weddings: Jennifer and Michael / Calamigos Ranch, Malibu CA

Jennifer and Michael were married at Calamigos Ranch, in the lovely Cottage Pavilion. Jennifer loves orchids!! So we featured several different types of orchids in her wedding color scheme of white, green, and purple. Calla lilies were also used in white and purple.

The bridesmaids carried bouquets of all bright green cymbidium orchids.

 Jennifer carried a bouquet of white cymbidium orchids with purple lips mixed with white mini calla lilies.

An modern installation of 5 tall clear glass cylinders were arranged on the escort card table. The two taller cylinders were topped with purple mokara orchids and the lower cylinders held bouquets of purple mini calla lilies.
On each cocktail table, we placed a clear glass vase with vines and long stemmed purple mini calla lilies twisting within the vase.
A tall manzanita branch arrangement was placed on the guestbook table next to wedding pictures of the bride and groom’s parents. I always get a big kick out of seeing these vintage wedding pictures – love it! We anchored the sandblasted manzanita branches in a tall glass square vase filled with white pebbles. I like how you can see the pebbles through the glass of the vase making it look like the branches are in a white vase. The branches were decorated with white cymbidium orchid blossoms, clear crystals, and stems of purple dendrobium orchids.
The ring bearing flower girl carried the sweetest pillow made from flowers! Here we used green kermit poms and tied a white satin ribbon around the pillow and accented it with orchids.

For the aisle chair decor, we tied entire stems of green cymbidium orchids onto every other chair with purple satin ribbon.
The reception was held under a big white tent decorated with twinkling lights. Each table held a tall skinny white tower vase topped with all purple dendrobium orchids. And flickering battery-operated tea lights in frosted glass votive holders completed the look.
Stay tuned for John Li’s gorgeous photographs of the lovely bride and groom on their wedding day!