Gloria Mesa Photography

Featured The Knot - Calamigos RanchWedding

This wedding has become one of our favorites from last year for so many reasons. First of all because of our dearest couple Ashley and Jonathan who were so much furn to work with. Second we love working at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. Each time is a treat and this one was a bit more special because we got to transform the ceremony space. And last but not least working with planner Carol Grogan of Bright Blue Events makes our day! All of this together with the stunning imagery of Gloria Mesa Photography made this wedding a shoe in for a feature on The Knot! We're so proud that our work is showcased and happy for everyone involved. Check out the full feature and see more images here.


An Enchanted Garden

Earlier this summer, we had the joy of creating an enchanted garden for Ashley and Jonathan. The couple's wedding planner Carol Grogan of Bright Blue Events brought us together with this wonderful couple. We were excited from the first meeting. Although we work at Calamigos Ranch often, it was the design that we couldn't wait to sink our teeth into. The property is a lush oasis that feels like a private enclave. However the ceremony area is a complete blank space that needed to match the rest of the property. We can't thank Gloria Mesa Photography enough for capturing the beauty of the design we gave our hearts and souls to.

We constructed a wooden arbor and attached thousands of stems of fern and hanging amaranthus, to create a walkway that felt like an overgrown forest pathway. An added touch of flair came from hanging glass bulbs filled with white blossoms. For the altar backdrop, we used an antique patina cabinet and created an archway bathed in million star babies breath. Yes that's right, babies breath is making quite a comeback. We've used it several times this year. On this arch, it's quite possible we bought out the entire flower mart!

The reception decor included lace linens, glass cloches with vibrant blossoms underneath, that were reminiscent of a whimsical botanic garden. The dining tables were draped in gorgeous textured linens, and the chairs were a mix match of antique wood styles. Our centerpieces complimented the unique feeling of elegance meets sass! We used metal candelabras dripping in roses and wildflowers in colors of white, ivory, blush, and lavender. The florals felt like they were picked from lush garden.

 

Carol put together a great team that gave their all to this wonderful couple. If you're planning a wedding, you should consider these fine professionals:

Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Wedding Planner: Bright Blue Events | Catering: Calamigos Gerson | Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens | Rentals: Archive Rentals | S'mores: The Hollywood Candy Girls | Officiant: Elizabeth Oaks | Transportation: Jocoby Limo | Hotel: Four Seasons Westlake Village | Cake: Joanie and Leigh Cakes