A DIY Malibu Ranch Celebration

Today I am so excited to show you this sweet Malibu wedding from Feather Love Photography. Jenny and Luc are both graphic designers so their playful, creative spirits came to life through every detail of the evening. I just adore the twinkle lights hanging from the trees at the ceremony–so lovely and enchanting!

With the hopes of saving money, I went all out DIY: designed letterpress invites, inserts, labels, ‘Save the Date’ coasters, RSVP custom-stamped vintage postcards, scoured the internet for vintage postage stamps, designed our wedding website [http://jennyandluc.com], ordered flowers direct from the farm, found all vendors, made all iPod playlists for the party, etc. and .. eventually I learned how to ask for help. We wrangled some amazingly talented friends and loved ones to participate and they helped make it a magical day.

I planned the wedding over the course of a year while working fulltime/freelancing as a graphic designer. I felt the most creatively fulfilled when working on this huge project. (Dear Brides, I would love to help you/discuss any print/web design or event design ideas).

So many evenings when Luc would come home from work (he is also a graphic designer at a branding firm), we would bounce ideas back and forth, and below is a portion of the questions we asked ourselves in order to create the best wedding imaginable:
Ferris Wheel Wedding Getting Ready Wedding Photos Long Wedding Hair Styles Malibou Wedding Ceremony Pink White Purple Bouquet
Where do we want to get married?
Under a big tree (major bonus for a carousel, ferris wheel, and huge pavilion nearby)
Cheap Wedding Ceremony Decor Ideas Feather Love Photography

 

Should we include Prince’s: “Dearly Beloved. We are gathered here today to get through this thing called Life. Electric word life that means forever…” in our vow ceremony?
Yep.

 

Wedding Christmas Lights Garden Wedding Ceremony Copy

Stay tuned for Part II of this fabulous couple’s wedding coming up next!

Photography by Feather Love Photography

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12 Responses to “A DIY Malibu Ranch Celebration”

  1. WeddingXpert

    Gasp! How stunning are those hanging string lights from the trees? It’s like something out of a movie or a dream. Wow, totally swooning over this one right now.

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  2. Gayle

    Having a ferris wheel and a magical location is enough but fitting Prince into your wedding ceremony is just showing off! LOL. Love it!

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  3. Sarah

    Love the lights! How were they done? Are they cluster lights hanging? I want to incorporate that into my garden wedding! Please help!

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  4. Meagan

    Would LOVE to get her contact information regarding print/design! Am I missing a link on here somewhere? Gorgeous wedding

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  5. Jenny

    Thank you for all the super sweet comments.
    Meagan, I think the link isn’t working, you can go here:
    [http://cargocollective.com/jennyportfolio#216606/Getting-Married] or http://www.cargocollective.com/jennyportfolio and my contact info is there. I have to add some more pieces to that post but you’ll get an idea. Can’t wait to talk more :)
    Sarah, the gorgeous lights were already hung at the venue, you could call Calamigos Ranch and ask where they got those lights. They were magic.

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