A Country Themed Welcome Party At Calamigos Guest Ranch and Club House

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A Malibu Wedding Welcome Party with A Country Theme

bride and groom sit with their foreheads touching while on couch in lounge area of Calamigos Guest Ranch during their rehearsal dinner

Hello, friends! If you’ve been following me on IG, you may have noticed a big announcement: I’m engaged! I cannot wait to share this journey with all of you and show you how a wedding planner tackles planning their own big day! However, today I’m sharing this wedding welcome party at on of our favorite Malibu spots, Calamigos Guest Ranch and Club House! This party is especially fun for me because it’s country themed! (I mean, with a last name of “Diesel”, how can you not?) As a Midwestern girl, I grew up on country music and so I was very on-board with this theme! 

A Fresh Take On A Theme

At first glance, you will notice this welcome party doesn’t read what you may think of when you think “country”. Instead of the rustic décor, bales of hay and barn venue that’s become synonymous with “country”, Sarah + Robert wanted the bright colors to be the main thing guests saw and used the country theme secondary.  Therefore, they created creating country music lyric themed signs! Guests were greeted at the venue with a large lyrical welcome sign and boot shaped name tags, and each bar sign also had unique song lyrics added. They even asked guests to wear country western attire! Guests had a blast while eating street tacos, ramen and enjoying the warm welcome ahead of the big wedding day! 

If you’re deciding on how much “theme” to add to your wedding day, I suggest going the route of Sarah + Robert! Choosing to have a wedding welcome party with a specific theme is a great way to have big themed presence for a party, then allowing the wedding day to take a subtle approach, or a different feel all together! 

If you’re looking for more ways to create a memorable welcome party and rehearsal dinner, check out this California-cool dinner! Then contact me on my homepage here and let’s chat about how to make your welcome party epic! Lastly, stay tuned for Sarah + Robert’s wedding blog post, coming soon! 


Planner/Designer: Feathered Arrow Events 

Venue: Calamigos Guest Ranch and Club House

Photographer: Marissa Joy

Florist: Layered Vintage

Signage: Wild House Ink


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I'm a creative entrepreneur at heart and have been running my business for over 10 years and have planned and executed over 150+ weddings. I'm an expert in this industry and care deeply about my clients and making sure they have the best experience. I just launched a podcast with my work wife, Gabby Pinkerton of Cause We Can Events, called Just Another Biz Podcast! Go check it out!

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