As promised, I’m happy to share the beautiful Calamigos Ranch Persian garden wedding of the 2nd Place Winner in Embrace Life’s annual Year In Review Contest. I couldn’t think of a better time to share Lillian and Shahriyar’s wedding being that this weekend is their 1 year anniversary.
There are so many elements that I loved about their wedding. Alongside the great coordination work of Simply Natural Events, Lillian had some incredible Pinterest inspiration with creative DIY projects; everything from hand staining their invitations to creating the hybrid escort cards/ favors. It was obvious that everything had a personal touch. And, I can’t forget Lillian’s gorgeous wedding gown. Everything about it was perfect. I just loved the asymmetrical sweetheart neckline and the huge ballroom skirt with rose ruffles. It is definitely one of my favorite wedding dresses ever. But, the part I loved most was spending this special day with an exceptionally sweet couple and their equally sweet family and friends. I love how Persian weddings have many traditions that involve those special people. My favorite moment of the ceremony is the sprinkling of sugar over the couple by ladies in their family, which represents having sweetness in their lives. What a great way to incorporate those important people.
Congratulations to Lillian and Shahriyar on your first year of marriage. Here is to many more!
Wedding rings photographed on the DIY wedding invitations, hand-made by the talented bride
Delicate detail photographs of the bride’s stunning rose ruffled wedding dress, bejeweled veil and sash, and lovely high heels
Mother of the bride fastening a sparkling diamond bracelet on her daughter’s wrist
The beautiful bride and her gorgeous bouquet of peach peonies and white roses by the super-talented Hidden Garden
The groom’s paisley patterned bow tie with his classy black and gold Cartier cufflinks
The groom tying his bow tie, preparing for the wedding day
Detail shot of the groom’s Raymond Weil watch and Cartier cufflinks
The handsome groom and his classic white rose boutonniere
Signage and horse sculptures at Malibu wedding venue, Calamigos Ranch
Sweet bride with a genuine smile at her Calamigos Ranch wedding
Bride and groom smiling and laughing during a candid moment
I’m sure a lot of you will recognize the beautiful black and white photograph on the right that was “liked” more than 250 times on our Facebook page to help it reach 2nd Place.
Black and white portraits of the bride and groom embracing at their Calamigos Ranch Wedding
Bride and Groom holding hands near a beautiful garden arch at the Calamigos Ranch Birchwood Room wedding site
Persian wedding ceremony with Sofreh Aghd and flowers at the Birchwood Room ceremony site
Sofreh Aghd elements including honey, sugar cones and mirror
Persian wedding ceremony at Calamigos Ranch
Female relatives grinding sugar cones over the bride and groom during Persian wedding ceremony
Bride sitting at the Sofreh in her ballroom rose ruffle wedding gown
Groom exchanging wedding ring with his Bride
Bride and Groom feeding each other honey and first kiss during Persian wedding ceremony
Recessional of Bride and Groom at end of wedding ceremony at Calamigos Ranch’s Birchwood Room
Wedding reception escort card table with flowers and vases
Calamigos Ranch Birchwood Room wedding reception table set-up
Wedding reception details at Calamigos Ranch
Lanterns and cake table with various desserts
Guests having dinner at Calamigos Ranch Birchwood Room reception patio
A night time portrait of the Bride and Groom under an arch with twinkle lights
A huge thank you to the awesome team that made this such a memorable day!
Planner: Simply Natural Events | Florist: The Hidden Garden | Videographer: Buckley Videography | HMUA: LouLou | Venue: Calamigos Ranch Birchwood Room