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Calamigos Ranch | Malibu wedding

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

Oh, sigh. Malibu. The rolling hills, the scenery, the beauty, the stars, the vibe. It all came together on an amazing (rainy!) wedding day at the renowned Calamigos ranch. Initially, J Grant Gerson purchased 15 acres in Malibu in 1947 and founded Calamigos Covered Wagon Club, a boy's travel camp. Now, nestled on 130 acres of cozy and dramatic land, they offer a variety of wedding options.

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Venue - Calamigos ranch

Coordinator - Flyte44 events

Photography - Cinestory Films

Videography - Cinestory Films

Florist - Ninfas flowers and gifts

Rentals - Otis+Pearl partywares

Officiant - Bishop Ador Leynes

Dj & Photobooth - Vox

Cake & Apps - Portos

Doggy care - LA pet nanny service

The rain was simply there to mirror the tears falling from those in attendance. Added to the smiles, the laughs, the love set inside this great Malibu wedding venue.

Calamiis an Indian word meaning “come as my brother, come as my friend”. A beautiful ode to the weddings that take place there. Accented vault ceilings reaching up as though never ending, with incredible oak woodwork beams punctuating the sweetheart table. It is quite a sight to behold.

For Kimberly and Mark's ceremony on the sweeping deck at the oaks room, it was a magical experience. Backdropped by natural stone waterfalls and set apart by a symbolic bridge.

The rain didn't stop us from scampering over to the rustic farmhouse for our cinematic 'notebook' looking couples session.

Across the pond from your ceremony site is the reception area with natural light filtering from the 360 degree French oak doors. Cascading twinkle lights and rustic iron chandeliers.

Anchoring the picturesque reception area is a warm river rock fireplace setting the ambiance for your closest friends and family. Set the mood just right for speeches, thank yous, dinner, and partying on down! (shoutout to Vox)


We are CineStory Films, a Wedding Videography and Wedding Photography company based in Los Angeles. Having Videographers and Photographers on our team, allows us to achieve great results consistently. Our approach is to get to know our couples on a personal level. Connecting with our clients allows us to tell their stories in a symbolic and unique way. The passion and experience we have, combined with our efficiency and professionalism, enables us to create timeless images and videos.