Brooke + Kyle
Date | 7.04.15
Ceremony | Calamigos Ranch
Reception | Calamigos Ranch
Florist | Yamaguchi Flowers
DJ | DJ FX
Planner | Tricia Dahlgren Weddings and Events
Los Angeles Wedding Photography | Michael Anthony & Jennifer Marilyn
What should you do on the 4th of July? Brooke and Kyle knew that it was the perfect day to celebrate their wedding with their guests. They picked Calamigos Ranch Equestrian Center for their venue. Calamigos is one of our most favorite venues and features the most beautiful, picturesque ceremony locations in California.
Have you ever thought that seeing each other on a wedding day before the ceremony will impact the moment? Think again. We had the opportunity to transport Kyle from his hotel to the ceremony site before the wedding, and during the trip he said that Brooke and him almost didn’t do the first look. We never push a couple to do a first look, as Jennifer and I didn’t, however we both agree now, from much experience, that the moments you get during the first look are priceless, like a Mastercard commercial, but even more priceless.
We had the opportunity to again work with Tricia Dahlgren, who is the model of wedding planners. Her and her team manage over 90 weddings per year, more than any other wedding planner I have ever met, by double. I have never met a more organized wedding planner. If you want to get an idea of what her amazing company is all about, check out this interview we did with her last year. The details from this wedding were perfect, just like Brooke and Kyle envisioned.
At the end of the night we shot a little 4th of July surprise, scroll to the end to see what I am talking about.