Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu Wedding Reception
Heidi + Matt

Heidi + Matt were wed in an intimate ceremony on the cliffs of Big Sur. However, these two well-loved people have friends and family all over the country. So what did Heidi + Matt decide to do?

They decided to do something absolutely awesome:

they planned six wedding receptions in six different states!

The wedding reception on the blog today was held at a Malibu vineyard called Saddlerock Ranch.  Heidi + Matt asked us to take wedding photos here prior to their big party, so be sure to take a look! (Spoiler alert: Heidi + Matt are gorgeous. Also, llamas are featured!)

As is only fitting for two people who met as strangers on an airplane, Heidi + Matt’s Malibu reception had a vintage-travel-decorative theme! The day was planned and designed by Sarah + Robin at Gather Events, whose work speaks for itself:

We’re talking retro-fabulous suitcases displaying everything from cupcakes to badminton sets. We’re talking hundreds of hand-folded paper airplanes fashioned from maps. We’re talking one of the most inspiring wedding receptions we’ve ever laid eyes on!

Throughout Heidi + Matt’s wedding reception, I kept saying, “YES!” to all of the playful + personal details. So join me, dear readers!

YES to yummy lemon cupcakes,

YES to incredible fish tacos from the Border Grill food truck, and

YES to games of horseshoe on a sunny afternoon.

YES to the ticket from the flight on which Heidi + Matt met, and

YES to writing notes on travel tags to pin to a keepsake map.

YES to personal details within the vintage travel theme,

YES to a hand-made wooden sign pointing the way to the other wedding receptions, and

YES to good friends and good wine (from the vineyards within yards of the reception).

YES to bocce ball and having a blast!

YES to rousing games of badminton,

YES to picnics,

and YES to playfulness!

YES to friends and a ‘photobooth’,

YES to yellow, Heidi’s favorite color,

and YES to sweetness.

YES to family,

YES to marriage,

and finally, YES to genuine airline peanuts for parting guests!

Heidi + Matt, we hope you know that we think the world of  you!  Thank you for the chance to reflect the beauty that is in your life.


daniel + megan

Lisa Pileggi - July 8, 2011 - 11:36 am

Oh my goodness… I’m nearly speechless! These photos are stunning and the reception is perfect!

megan - July 8, 2011 - 12:17 pm

Thanks, Lisa! Yeah, the designers really outdid themselves. And it was so personal, too! I loved that they had a travel theme since they met on an airplane :)

Meagan Howell - July 12, 2011 - 12:52 pm

I love these photos! What an amazing reception.. and couple. I love the paper planes, all the yellow, and the creativity in this party. Great job Daniel + Megan and congrats to Matt and Heidi!

daniel - July 12, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Thanks Meagan! It was such a fun reception! The event designers did a fantastic job incorporating their story and the details were super fun! But, the best part was the people. Heidi + Matt have such a great family and group of friends. We had so much fun with this group!

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