Wedding Chicks

Navy and Pink Modern Garden Wedding

groom in blue with cute ring bearers

So far off the beaten path that Google Maps has a hard time finding it, the venue for this navy and pink modern garden wedding is just as intimate as it is beautiful! The day was filled with unique fuchsia and blue details dreamed up and brought to life by the bride! 

Whimsical and charming we know you will want to see more of this gorgeous day! Guess what? You can thanks to the full gallery filled to bursting with fabulous images from Katie Shuler. Hip-hip-hooray! 

gold strappy wedding heels

sports team wedding gartergold chevron wedding banglegetting wedding ready in gold shoes

long wedding hair idea

floral wedding stationery from Pape Tie Affair

fuchsia bridesmaids dresseswedding flowersfloor length pink bridesmaids

groomsmen in blue and white

superhero groomsmen socks

Feeling The Wedding Pressure

From the Bride: My goal was to plan a great party with little details that were very obviously unique to Ryan and I. Because I plan events for a living (and used to plan weddings) the idea of planning my own wedding was just daunting and overwhelming. Ryan was instrumental in getting things started and keeping us organized with budgets and cost comparisons. He was also good at reigning me in when my ideas got too crazy or expensive. He is definitely the yin to my yang and I am so glad he kept me sane during the planning process.

I was nervous the days leading up to the wedding of how all of my design and décor choices were going to look together but the moment I arrived at the venue and saw everything for the first time I was IN LOVE. I just kept walking around looking at everything and talking about how much I loved it. 

modern gold aisle lanterns

outdoor wedding ceremonygroom waiting for his brideflower accented wedding arch

cute little flower girls

wedding kiss

A Quaint and Hidden Venue

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve is in Calabasas and run by a company called Diablo Dormido Weddings. Originally I contacted them about a different property and they informed me that they were no longer doing events at that one but had a ranch house in the Santa Monica Mountains that I could come check out. 

They instructed me not to use Google Maps when coming to the venue, because it would take me to the wrong place. It seemed crazy but I absolutely loved the idea of people driving up a private road for almost 2 miles through trees and fields. At the top of the hill is the house with two beautiful grass lawns on either side for the ceremony and cocktails/reception. The huge oak trees onsite basically sealed the deal for us. 

sweet bride and groom wedding photo

California wedding venueshowing off the wedding ring

groom in blue suitblue and pink wedding party

Running With It

I had been on the hunt for fun, whimsical table runners to rent for the wedding and was having ZERO luck. 3 months before the wedding I went to the fabric district in Downtown LA and decided to buy fabric and just make my own. I ended up picking a fun marbled blue and gold stretchy fabric that is usually used for dance leotards and leggings - ha! My mother-in-law actually cut and sewed them all for me which was so special - she was even able to make an overlay for the sweetheart table and a pillow for the lounge furniture we had! 

find your seat wedding seating assignment display

outdoor wedding receptionwedding favor candlesblue pink and gold sweetheart table

whimsical pink wedding centerpiece

blue and pink menu cocktail napkin and program

gold and white wedding lounge furniturestay cool grab a fan wedding favor

Burning Love

Ryan and I both love, and I mean LOVE, the "Volcano" candle from Capri Blue that Anthropologie sells. I found a women on Etsy who was able to make 150 votive size candles with that scent which we knew we wanted to give out as favors. I bought gold mercury votive holders and wrapped them up in fuchsia tulle with a fun tag to thank everyone for coming. Probably a little more on the expensive side for wedding favors but we wanted to give something out that we would be excited to get.

romantic bistro lights for your reception

cute rustic chic cake table bride and groom cutting the wedding cake

mixed pink floral decor

make your own ice cream cookie sandwichcookie ice cream sandwichswedding sweets and wedding kiss

hooray wedding balloons for your photo boothfunny photo booth for your reception

ServiceVendor
Lighting & EntertainmentPacific Event Lighting
PhotographersKatie Shuler
Cakes & CateringJaime Cakes
Coordinators & StylistsEverly Events
FashionAnais Anette
Venues & OfficiantsDiablo Dormido
Groom & His MenExpress Men
Favors & DetailsDIY By The Bride
Lighting & EntertainmentQueue DJ
FlowersCalifornia Floral & Design
Photo BoothHashtag Photo Booth
RentalsSmart Party Rents
RentalsSalt Buffalo Vintage
FashionBella Bridesmaids
Paper Goods & CalligraphyPape Tie Affair
MakeupMeagan Schmitz
HairShannon-Ashlea Joyce
DessertCoolhaus
CateringDan Molnar