A Yellow and Gray DIY Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

James Long, 26, a civil engineer, married Caitlin Long, 26, a management consultant, in a travel-themed wedding in Malibu, California. The couple firs

James Long, 26, a civil engineer, married Caitlin Long, 26, a management consultant, in a travel-themed wedding in Malibu, California. The couple first met during their sophomore year of college and immediately developed a crush on one another. After revealing their feelings a year later, they immediately began dating. Caitlin eventually moved to Los Angeles to be with James, who proposed during a private dinner on the beach when the couple was vacationing in Puerto Vallarta. The bride and groom chose Saddlerock Ranch as the location for their big day because it offered a beautiful outdoor vineyard setting. "Amazing Malibu hills views, wine and zebras...what more could you want?" asks the bride. A color palette of gray and yellow was incorporated into much of the decor and an airplane/travel theme was chosen to represent the couple's love of flying. "We also wanted to make sure our wedding was personalized so everywhere guests looked they saw an element of our life/love and how they fit into it, so I knew I wanted to do as many of the touches and decorations ourselves," Caitlin says. The reception featured many DIY elements such as a wax paper chandelier and wine bottle hurricane candles. A solo guitarist played throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour, which the couple says was perfect for the setting and atmosphere. A buffet dinner followed at the reception with beer that was brewed by the best man. "We tried really hard to personalize everything by making it ourselves and making it true to us," Caitlin says. "We didn't want it to just be another great party, but to infuse every moment with us, our friends and family."

Strapless Watters Wedding Gown with Sweetheart Neckline
"Keeping within the theme of customizing everything, I found a dress I loved and then created a gray ribbon belt with crystals to go with it," explains the bride.
Yellow and White Ranunculus and Anemone Bouquet
"James picked out a gray suit for all the groomsmen and himself and I then traveled to every Macy's trying to find 6 matching yellow ties," Caitlin says.
Short Gray Bridesmaid Dresses and Gray Groomsmen Suits
Outdoor Grass Ceremony
Caitlin created all of the stationary herself so that it was personal and reflected her and her husband's personalities.
Outdoor Grass Ceremony
Outdoor Grass Reception with Wood Tables
The bride designed a stamp with an airplane and the couple's initials that was incorporated into the invitations and decor.
Guests were given baggage claim ticket escort cards with their table destination.
A globe guest book that is now sitting on the couple's bookcase was used to represent the wedding's travel theme.
"I wanted one fabric that I could use throughout the wedding, so I spent weeks perusing every online fabric store and dragging James to the LA fashion district," Caitlin says. "Finally I chose one and used it to create all of the table runners (thanks to some help from my mother-in-law), bridesmaid belts, groomsmen pocket squares and as an element of our invitations."
"Each of the tables were named after a place James and I have gone together and marked with a framed picture of us in that location," says the bride.
Ranunculus and Anemone Floral Arrangement Decor
DIY Wine Bottle Candle Holders
Guests were treated to a single-tier cake in addition to cake pops, tarts and macarons for dessert.
Macaron Tower
Cake Pop Display
Bridal Bouquet Toss on Dance Floor