Bottom line, the Saddlerock Ranch is one of southern California’s most beautiful wedding venues, and warrants some serious style points.
When one thinks of a “classic California wedding” it probably conjures up images of rustic red mountains, sunny skies, Spanish colonial architecture, and possibly a few horses galloping through stretched out pastures bordered by white wooden fence. In my opinion, no place in the Los Angeles area nails the timeless California wedding style quite like the Saddlerock Ranch.
The Saddlerock Ranch is 100,000 acres of land hidden away in the Santa Monica Mountains, just east of Malibu. The property has a 65-acre vineyard, an old romantic oak grove, several gardens, and a beautiful home worthy of such an estate. The hardest part will be deciding which of the four beautiful locations you’d like to have your event at! They all have their own unique qualities and sceneries.
Eco Caters, an all-organic Los Angeles wedding caterer was honored to serve our local, made from scratch cusine for Harper and Aaron’s breathtaking wedding at the Saddlerock Ranch. Since our Los Angeles catering company takes pride in our local food selections, we loved that the ranch does the same by serving its own wine at their events. It’s exciting to sit down for dinner and enjoy a great glass of wine on the land that it grew.
The couple wanted a family-style dinner and our Los Angeles catering team was more than happy to accommodate. It’s fun to see guests passing dishes and platters around the table. It strengthens the family bond, makes everyone happy, and the dishes always come back to the kitchen scraped clean. That makes us happy! Something we pride ourselves on over other Los Angeles wedding caterers.
Our all-organic Los Angeles wedding catering company started off with our classic baby mix green’s Salad: Fresh greens, ripe cherry tomatoes, crisp shallots, crumbled Point Reyes Blue cheese, and our House Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Each bit is light, flavorful and bursting with freshness. We feel our salad is simply fresher and tastier than other Los Angeles wedding caterers.
The next course our Los Angeles catering company dished up was a platter of our Braised Short Rib with annatto, a hint of orange zest and garlic; a crunchy polenta crusted chicken with House made Lemon Herb Crème Fraiche; A bowl of Wild Mushroom Quinoa; Our deliciously and rich Gouda Mac and Cheese; last but not least, a dish of our Grilled Farmer’s Market Vegetables purchased straight from the market.
Our team had such a fun time at Harper and Aaron’s wedding. We want to thank them and the staff of the Saddlerock Ranch for being so hospitable. We look forward to our next visit! Cheers!
venue: Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu CA // photographer: Aaron Young Photography // coordination: Heather of LVL Weddings & Events // catering: Eco Caters // floral design: BBlossom // ceremony + cocktail musician: Chris Wooley // dj: Brian Lee of Elevated Pulse // dessert: Coolhaus // hair + make up: Melissa Hennessee of OC Make up Artist// paper goods: designed by Aaron +Harper, printed by Cordes Printing, New Jersey // groom’s suit: Dan Trepanier for Michael Andrews Bespoke, NYC // groom’s tie: Jack Spade // shoes + belt: Cole Haan // bride’s dress: Cymbeline Paris // bride’s shoes: Calvin Klein (Heels), Vera Wang Lavender (Flats) // bride’s sash: handmade by bride //groomsmen vests + pants: ASOS //groomsmen ties: The Tie Bar //bridesmaid’s dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaid