Real Wedding: Katie + Matt Tied The Knot In A Rustic Wedding At Calamigos Ranch

 In Real Brides, Weddings

I cannot believe how quickly time flies. Seems like just months ago that I was getting to know Katie and working with her on hair and makeup for her wedding. Just a little over two weeks ago she tied the knot in a beautiful rustic ceremony at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. I love seeing how the vision comes to life and seeing such joy on both of their faces.

real wedding katie and matt maibu

Photography – @JennySmithandco_

Her Bridal Look:

When Katie and I were first discussing her look, natural was one of the words she used. She wanted to feel like herself, but an accentuated version, especially on one of the happiest days of her life. In fact, I’ve included the conversation we had with some of the questions I ask all my brides.

What look/style are you going for?

I am a minimal makeup kind of person so natural is what I’m going for.

Right now, I’m thinking updo for the hair. Maybe a soft/loose bun or the like.

real wedding katie and matt malibu

Photography – @JennySmithandco_

How do you want to feel on your wedding day?

I suppose natural is a good word for this one, too. I don’t want to be overly done-up because that’s generally not my style. We chose Calamigos Ranch because of the rustic and woodsy/outdoorsy feel of it all.

Any other details about yourself that will give me a sense of who you are, so I can best match the artists to you. 🙂

Man, why is this the hardest of the questions?! I’m laid back and sarcastic.

real wedding katie and matt malibu

Photography – @JennySmithandco_

The Process

After getting to know Katie, I set her up with an amazing artist that perfectly suits her style and she got the personalized experience by having a trial done in her home. After the trial, then came the waiting game till her wedding day (which I was anxiously waiting for, since I knew her wedding was going to be phenomenal).

A few months later it happened and you can see how gorgeous she looked. Inside and out. Best part of the job is seeing these moments come to life.

Couldn’t have happened without this amazing team:

Beauty: @elwynnandcass

Coordination – @TastefulTatters

Photography – @JennySmithandco_

Flowers – @centiabpetal

DJ – @Voxdjs

Photobooth – @fantasticsnapphotobooth

Venue – @CalamigosRanch



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