Every now and then, I get to shoot at a venue that's just so special I say that I'd be perfectly happy if I shot there every single weekend. Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu is one of those places--I could never get sick of shooting there!  I mean, how could you possibly get bored with a property that has acres and acres of lush, rolling hills, old trees forming a perfect archway, and zebras.  Yes, I said ZEBRAS.
Caroline and Robin were just as enamored with Saddrock as I was, based on the fact that they had their wedding there.  It's a perfect location for a romantic day, which is exactly what Caroline and Robin had.

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A cute little escort card table adorned with tons of white vases and babies breath flowers:

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I really hope babies breath makes a HUGE comeback--I'd LOVE to see a huge bouquet of it, and lots of arrangements like this!

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A nod to the venue and the couples' love of wine:

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What's better than a Vera Wang? A Vera Wang hung from a tree!

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Caroline preparing:

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Prada:

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A little country touch:

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Caroline wore her traditional gown for their first look, then changed into her wedding dress before the ceremony.

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I loved getting to shoot Caroline in this spectacular gown (and Robin wasn't bad either) :)

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Just gorgeous:

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White peonies look and smell delicious!

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Caroline & some of the ladies in her family--the colors are just amazing!

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This amazing opal ring with diamonds surrounding it was a gift:

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Robin and the boys:

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Oh, I forgot to mention that Saddlerock has a antique carousel?

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Caroline getting into her gown:

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A toast with the girls!

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A perfect blue sky day for the ceremony:

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Roses, hydrangea, and branches, oh my!

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The processional begins:

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Just about the CUTEST children you've ever seen in a wedding:

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Omg. Really??

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These boys were AMAZING! I love their sign and the expression on the little guy!

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Seriously, stop it.

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Here comes the bride!

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Seeing a father at the end of the aisle with his daughter is one of my favorite parts of a wedding:

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But now it's Robins' turn:

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A little laugh:

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A little black and white:

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Rings:

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Off to put the wine in their specially made box. What a cool thing to incorporate into your wedding!

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I picture them opening this on some anniversary, years from now...

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Hugging mama:

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One last prayer:

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Off they go!

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This bridal party was so cute and so much fun!

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But what I really loved was shooting Caroline & Robin:

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I could have shot these two all day:

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Hi Zebra!

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Pretty as a picture:

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Seriously. They need to frame this in a frame that looks just like that frame!

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Beautiful light:

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One more:

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Okay, maybe a few more:

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A door leading nowhere? Why can't I just move into this venue?!

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Time for the reception! Pick a direction--looks like things are good whichever way you go:

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Thumbprint guest book--super cool:

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Deliciousness:

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More deliciousness:

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A lovely little arrangement:

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Long tables are perfect for laughter and conversation:

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Just in case you try to steal their seats :)

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Is there any better atmosphere for a dinner party?!

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Here we go!

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First dance:

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Exchanging gifts--a watch for min, a ring for her:

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Toasts:

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My favorite part of any wedding is the cake:

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Father/daughter, mother/son:

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A sign of a great couple--when they take the time to thank all the people who came to share their special day:

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Caroline and Robin, your day was so special and unforgettable. Every moment I spent with you was such a pleasure!  Enjoy married life!!

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This wedding could not have been possible without:
venue: Saddlerock Ranch (www.malibufamilywines.com)cake: The Butter End Cakery (www.thebutterend.com) linens: La Tavola Linens (www.latavolalinen.com)invitations/menus/programs: Traction LetterPress (http://www.montibon.com/traction-press-and-riitta's-cards.shtml) videography: Studio 205 Films (www.studio205films.com) dress: Vera Wang (www.verawang.com) shoes: Prada & Jimmy Choo (www.prada.comwww.jimmychoo.com)bridesmaids dress: Melissa Sweet (www.nordstrom.com)flower girls: Us Angels (www.nordstrom.com)tuxes: Bella Wedding (www.yourbella.com) groom shoes: Ferragamo (www.ferragamo.com)groomsmen: Hugo Boss (www.hugoboss.com) MC & DJ: Adagio Entertainment (http://adagiowedding.blogspot.com) ceremony music: Fiddlestix String Quartet (http://fiddle-stix.com) officiant: Ken Craft, Dream Day Weddings (http://www.dreamdayweddings.org) catering: Huntington Catering (http://huntingtoncateringcompany.com