This event took place in January, 2014 at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. The bride and groom met in school during their residency and shared a similar vision about their wedding ceremony which took place at the Cottage under the large oak tree. They both wanted something organic and simple and with yellow and orange colors.
Nikki decided to build a stage on the raised surface and hung marigold garlands from the tree and covered birch branches with marigold flowers.
The groom arrived amidst the sound of dhol and music on the horse on the long walk way which was covered with red carpet runner. The greeting of the families took place by the fountain where the bride’s family awaited groom’s family with marigold garlands.
Guests were led to the ceremony site under a floral arch. Bridesmaids were wearing navy blue attire matching the ceremony programs. The ceremony lasted for about an hour and was absolutely beautiful.
Guests were then escorted to the Pavilion Lawn for cocktails which was set up with lounge vignettes, beautiful bars and cocktail tables where they sipped cocktails and enjoyed tray passed hors deovers amidst the sounds of live Indian band.
For the reception, two large tent structures were created; one for food and one for guests. The Regal tent from Raj Tents in deep blue and deep red flowers looked majestic and royal. Every single element of the table decor came from an outside vendor from chargers, flat ware, stem ware to china etc. Couple had created love notes that they wrote to each other that sat atop tables.
Dancing took place inside the pavilion tent on the beautiful bronze dance floor bearing couple’s initials. The food tent was in champagne and gold colors and there were several food stations including brazilain bbq, tacos, chinese, continental and several more. The couple made their grand entrance amongst thunderous applause and went to the smaller dance floor that was created specifically for their first dance, the father/daughter and mother/son dance. They started with slow dance and then the groom just got down and did the most amazing dance moves and the bride kept up with him. Needless to say guests were thoroughly entertained.
After cake cutting and a welcome toast, guests were escorted to the food tent and after that it was a big party all night long. The couple made their exit in a decorated Bentley amidst sparklers ( in this case two hundred lit candles ) and the evening came to an end. The groom is currently doing his fellowship at Cedars Sinai and the bride is at UCLA.
- Venue: Calamigos Ranch, Malibu
- Coordinator, Planner and Designer: Exquisite Events
- Florist: Hidden Garden
- Tent: Raj Tents
- Rentals: Luna Party Rentals
- Caterer: Pure Joy Catering
- Photographer: Onelove
- Video: Rainbow Fish Films
- DJ: 3D Sounds
- Band: Chili Beatz
- Horse: Enchanted Carriage
See you next Wednesday and have an Exquisite Day!