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Boho Calamigos Ranch Malibu Wedding in the Oak Room || Kim + Ty
California Destination Wedding || Los Angeles and Malibu Wedding Photographer
Kim and Ty! The most fun humans on planet earth and kindred souls. I feel like a broken record when I talk about how much I absolutely love my couples and what great friends they become because how can I keep getting so lucky–– but, alas, the same is true for these two. They. Are. My. People. Ever since photographing this wedding, Conrad and I consistently talk about how this is the day we would be happy happening over and over again–– and all because of these two and the people they surround themselves with. We’ll be camping and beer buddies for years to come.
Kimberly and Tyler (their ~proper~ names) chose to have their wedding at the Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California. The Oak Room is hands-down my favorite venue at the sprawling Calamigos. It features a waterfall ceremony site, chandelier trees, and an insanely stunning glass-wall reception area. In fact, the reception area has been featured in a handful of films and television shows. It perfectly marries the beauty of the outdoors with the practicality of being indoors. It is amongst the most iconic and beautiful wedding venues in Malibu and Los Angeles as a whole. To fully bring it to life, the talented Poppy (Poppy Lavender Florals) created some gorgeous, unique, and modern floral arrangements including adoring the ceremony arch. The day felt drenched in pampas grass, anthurium, sun palm, and amaranth. Shout out to Kim’s boho baddie wedding bouquet.
As a tip, Calamigos Ranch is fairly strict with keeping to your specific section of the ranch so as not to interfere with other couples. Because of that, we decided to run off-site for couple’s photos at a secret little spot I found in the Santa Monica Mountains. It was a perfect excuse to have a few quiet moments stolen away before the party started. And the part was amazing–– everyone on the dance floor, drinks flowing, and (my personal favorite) alcoholic popsicles. 10/10 would recommend recreating this perfect Malibu love party.
Venue: Calamigos Ranch in Malibu (@calamigoslosangeles)
Planner: Bright Blue Events (@brightbluevents)
Floral: Poppy Lavender Florals (@poppylavendarflorals)
Makeup: Kelli Shawn Brides (@kellishawnbrides)
Hair: Meghan Valerie (@meghanvaleriehair)
Dress: Alexandra Grecco (@alexandragrecco)
Bridal Shop: Lovely Bride San Francisco (@lovelybride, @lovelybridesf)