English actress Gabrielle Anwar and restaurateur Shareef Malnik are now husband and wife. Their stunning Wild West-themed nuptials spanned three magical days at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana for 150 close friends and family members. Guests enjoyed fun-filled (and authentic) ranch activities—think: fly-fishing, riffle shooting and horseback riding—scribed love poems, sang campfire songs and engaged in a spirited drum circle as a surprise for Malnik, owner of The Forge in Miami Beach. Anwar even designed her own period gown for the big day. The weekend celebration culminated with the exchange of self-written vows and the release of 100 horses to run free amongst the guests.
Here, the couple shares memorable moments (and pictures!) from their wedding weekend. Click through the gallery to see more.
Shareef Malnik: “One of my favorite moments from our three-day nuptial journey was the day before my wedding, ‘Shareef’s Last Wild Ride,’ which was a men-only gallop through the Montana mountains with all of us having a shot of really good tequila at the top. This happened while Gabrielle was enjoying a poetry reading at a proper high tea back at the ranch. The poems were all written by our wedding guests.”
Gabrielle Anwar: “Each moment from the guests arrival at The Ranch to their departure escalated for me into an outrageous expression of love, culminating in a circle amidst a prairie surrounded by the mountains and The Gods. The faces of our dear family and friends cracked open our hearts and we received an otherworldly love, whilst being whipped by the gentle wind and warmed by the suns bursts. It was the most extraordinary experience and I am so very grateful to those that held us in their hearts. I am buoyant and beaming!”