The wedding was held in Lily's home town of Ojai, California, and dear family friends offered to host the wedding at their home. We had a great time putting together the invitations and paper products using images from Ojai — for example, the save-the-date card was designed by a good friend from a vintage orange crate label! In fact, our amazing family and friends were the real heart and soul of the whole event. From Scott's childhood friend who played guitar during the ceremony, to Lily's bridesmaids making their own jewelry, and Lily and her mother working to collect family and vintage linens for the tables, it was really a community effort.
In addition to friends we already knew, we had the great luck to find kind, smart, talented folks to work with throughout the wedding process. We met our wonderful coordinator Teissia just after she moved her business from LA to New York, so we were able to work with her where we live, and she was able to be on hand in Ojai. We also found the amazing Tim and Merrill of The Melideos, who were living in New York and moving to California — they took our engagement photos just before their move and then shot the big day in their new home state! Everyone we worked with brought a wonderful sense of calm and happy energy to the day, and that made everything all the more enjoyable for our guests and ourselves.
There were countless inspiring moments for us on our wedding day, many that a photograph cannot capture. At the end of the evening, after the toasts, pie and an epic dance party, while the last song was playing, we were surrounded by everyone we loved in a giant group hug. That moment of togetherness, joy, and love was the perfect way for us to start our lives together.
Wedding Photography: The Melideos / Wedding Venue: The Home of Family Friends in Ojai, California / Wedding Planning: Firefly Events / Floral Design: Fleuretica / Catering: Seasons Catering / Pies + Homemade Ice Cream: Simply Pies / Wedding Invitations: The Bride, A Friend of the Bride + Lilah Paper / DJ: DJ Mister Bill / Rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center / Wedding Dress: David Fielden / Bride's Veil: Sew Elegant / Bride's Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg / Hair + Makeup: Laila Keller / Groom's Suit: Brooklyn Tailors