Saddlerock Ranch Wedding {Irene + Aaron}

In our world, this wedding reigns as queen.

Irene and Aaron are high school sweethearts that dated for an impressive ten years. They wed at breathtaking Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu wine country, California. A venue that is quite literally a zoo; it’s full of amazing animals like zebras and emus.

The couple chose the venue because of their love for nature. Irene explains, “We got engaged in Napa, so we wanted to run with something that emphasized the outdoors and nature. Despite growing up in LA, we both attended college on the East Coast and learned to appreciate any rare sunshine and warmth that came our way – the second we saw Saddlerock, we knew that this would be the perfect place to share with our close friends and family, and emphasize our love for the outdoors and sun.”

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Aaron and Irene chose to have a private moment before the ceremony, so they decided to do a first look.

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The duo followed their first look by saying their vows in a beautiful field.

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“Some of our groomsmen are amazing singers (although shy) – they serenaded my bridesmaids as they walked down the aisle, and also sang when my dad and I walked down the aisle. To see some of our closest friends pull out all the stops for us was so wonderful and special to us.”

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“The ring bearer walked down the aisle with a sign that said, ‘Run, Aaron, Run’ he was adorable and obviously had no idea what was going on, and dropped the sign before getting to the end, but the guests loved it.”

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The reception was held under the trees, which had crystal chandeliers and lights hanging from the branches. Irene explains how the styling was executed by her planner, Amanda Auer, “She did a great job with monogramming details and keeping everything consistent, with the dance floor, bar menu, and everything else – so consistent, that people were amazed by how classy the beer pong looked (with monogrammed cups and tables). The signature drink menu was gorgeously done, as well as the directional signs for the guests – small details that were amazingly photographed by Ian!”

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Ian Grant Photography captured the day and commented, “While shooting portraits out in one of the many fields some local horses decided to come investigate what all the commotion was about. Simply sniffing around wasn’t enough and one of the horses decided to start munching on Irene’s gorgeous dress! We all had a good laugh for a while with that one – a new wedding first.”

And, finally, thank you to the lovely couple for sharing your wedding photos and story with One Stylish Bride.

Irene and Aaron’ s Style Guide

Photographer: Ian Grant Photography / Venue: Saddlerock Ranch / Caterer: 24 Carrots / Event Planner: In The Now Weddings & Events / Cinema & Video: Stillmotion / DJ: SoCal-DJ / Makeup Artist: Elaine Chou / Thanks: Two Bright Lights

  1. Beautiful wedding! I love the flowers, the hair, the crystal chandeliers… Lovely.

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”