Photography by
Steve Steinhardt Photography


Adrienne Shaouli & Jacob Sedgh

October 17, 2020. Malibu, CA


Adrienne Shaouli and Jacob Sedgh’s first date was on March 5, 2019. Even though they met through a dating app, it turned out the two shared many mutual friends and attended several of the same events in the past.

“My initial impressions of Jacob were that he was a gentleman, sweet and down to earth,” Adrienne describes. “Jacob’s initial impressions of me were that I was classy, smart and beautiful. Although we started off slow, after a couple months we knew that this could be something that lasted.”

Jacob proposed the following March. His family had flown in from New York under the guise that they were coming to town for Adrienne’s sister’s baby shower – a family lunch at Spago in Beverly Hills. When Adrienne walked into the restaurant, she was met with flowers, candles, and Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” playing. After Jacob popped the question, a curtain drew back to reveal their families and friends.

“Because of the pandemic, the wedding planning process was difficult as we booked our venue and date only six weeks in advance,” shares Adrienne. “We both always assumed we would have a 500-plus person sit down wedding in a ballroom at a hotel. But a couple months into the Covid-19 pandemic, we knew that would not be possible. After much back and forth, cancelled dates and visits to different venues, we chose October 17, 2020 at Saddlerock Ranch. I was determined to make sure we took full advantage of the beauty of the outdoor venue. The wedding day was amazing in that we were surrounded by our closest family and friends, and the image of what we had planned for our wedding actually came true.”

“As Persian Jews, our family and friends are used to huge, elaborate weddings,” she continues. “However, I wanted our guests to experience something different from the norm. Rather that focus on flowers or a sit down dinner, we chose to bring the vision of an enchanted forest to life. That vision came true in the most beautiful way. The weather was perfect, and the design ended up being even more than what we had hoped for. All of our guests danced the night away. We had doze ns of light fixtures hanging from Saddlerock’s huge oak trees and decided to go with lounge style seating with an eclectic mix of furniture. The ceremony was the most special and emotional part of the night. Everyone was in tears, especially when I met my parents at the middle of the aisle and waited for Jacob to come get me. Another special moment was our first dance. We danced to “At Last” by Etta James. We had learned a choregraphed dance only a couple days before the wedding and were both so nervous we would screw up. The dance at the wedding ended up being the best we had ever done it, and once it was over we could relax and enjoy the rest of the night.”

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Adrienne Shaouli & Jacob Sedgh

An Enchanted Outdoor Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

Adrienne Shaouli and Jacob Sedgh’s first date was on March 5, 2019. Even though they met through a dating app, it turned out the two shared many mutual friends and attended several of the same events in the past.

“My initial impressions of Jacob were that he was a gentleman, sweet and down to earth,” Adrienne describes. “Jacob’s initial impressions of me were that I was classy, smart and beautiful. Although we started off slow, after a couple months we knew that this could be something that lasted.”

Jacob proposed the following March. His family had flown in from New York under the guise that they were coming to town for Adrienne’s sister’s baby shower – a family lunch at Spago in Beverly Hills. When Adrienne walked into the restaurant, she was met with flowers, candles, and Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” playing. After Jacob popped the question, a curtain drew back to reveal their families and friends.

“Because of the pandemic, the wedding planning process was difficult as we booked our venue and date only six weeks in advance,” shares Adrienne. “We both always assumed we would have a 500-plus person sit down wedding in a ballroom at a hotel. But a couple months into the Covid-19 pandemic, we knew that would not be possible. After much back and forth, cancelled dates and visits to different venues, we chose October 17, 2020 at Saddlerock Ranch. I was determined to make sure we took full advantage of the beauty of the outdoor venue. The wedding day was amazing in that we were surrounded by our closest family and friends, and the image of what we had planned for our wedding actually came true.”

“As Persian Jews, our family and friends are used to huge, elaborate weddings,” she continues. “However, I wanted our guests to experience something different from the norm. Rather that focus on flowers or a sit down dinner, we chose to bring the vision of an enchanted forest to life. That vision came true in the most beautiful way. The weather was perfect, and the design ended up being even more than what we had hoped for. All of our guests danced the night away. We had doze ns of light fixtures hanging from Saddlerock’s huge oak trees and decided to go with lounge style seating with an eclectic mix of furniture. The ceremony was the most special and emotional part of the night. Everyone was in tears, especially when I met my parents at the middle of the aisle and waited for Jacob to come get me. Another special moment was our first dance. We danced to “At Last” by Etta James. We had learned a choregraphed dance only a couple days before the wedding and were both so nervous we would screw up. The dance at the wedding ended up being the best we had ever done it, and once it was over we could relax and enjoy the rest of the night.”