Whitney + Zach

photography Jose Villa

When we first helped Whitney plan Zach’s epic 30th birthday party, we knew that someday, their wedding would be a celebration to remember. We didn’t anticipate that the engagement would also cause quite a stir, when Zach constructed the words “Will You Marry Me?” in giant, lighted letters on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

The couple chose the scene of this special engagement, Zach’s family ranch in Half Moon Bay, to host their wedding as well. Whitney’s design inspiration was sparked by her love of cozy old Scotch bars and classic Ralph Lauren. Amber Moon ran with this inspiration in the printed materials, incorporating leather, brass foil, and vintage animal studies in the design. We then worked with Mindy Rice Design to bring this non-traditional wedding inspiration to life onsite.

The couple said their vows high above the ocean on a platform built by Zach and family, the fog clearing just in time for the ceremony.

Guests then cocktailed outside the tent, built on an adjacent cliff. The tent’s reclaimed barn doors held our escort cards – black key rings with brass table numbers, bookended by two zebra mounts. The interior boasted a wall of windows so guests could appreciate the striking view during dinner. Matte black, brass, lush greenery & vintage taxidermy completed the masculine design.

Guests danced under a shower of confetti on the black matte dance floor before Whitney & Zach invited them outside for cake cutting. There, Zach’s proposal sign could be seen lit up in the distance – a reminder of where it all began.