Charming California Wedding at Ojai Valley Inn
June 10, 2014
Classic WeddingsHotels + Resorts WeddingsSpring Weddings
It never fails, when an interior designer ties the knot we always, always end up swooning over every style-filled moment. And this wedding captured by the talented Amy And Stuart Photography and planned by Celebrations Of Joy at the gorgeous Ojai Valley Inn is no different. This gorgeous Bride took her eye for design and helped create a day that was not only special, but beautiful - and you can see it all here.
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From the Bride...Our wedding was all about the details. With my interior design background and my husband’s graphic design career we focused on the little details to make our weekend a personal reflection of us as a couple. I wanted every detail to speak to who we were and be able to share our love story to our family and friends. The venue was vital because it set the tone and backdrop for our wedding. We wanted to pick a venue that encapsulated us. Adam and I were both raised in cities, yet we have always been drawn to the countryside. When we first visited Ojai Valley Inn the vibe captured our hearts. We fell in love with the setting and the ambiance. We knew that this would be the perfect location for our wedding weekend to unfold. Once we decided that we were getting married in Ojai and having the reception in their big red barn I knew I had to be careful to not take the barn theme too far and keep the design classic yet be true to who we are. I choose a color scheme of ivory, whites, and creams with a dash of mint green. I wanted the decoration of the barn to be minimal, a few chandeliers, some simple draping, and natural table decor. With the collaboration of our wedding planner, Cathy O’Connell from Celebrations of Joy and our florist, Maggie Jensen, we were able make the decor elegant and romantic without inferring with the natural beauty of the location. As mentioned before it was all in the details for my husband and I. The moment our guest checked into the hotel for the weekend they were greeted with handmade gift bags that my husband and I carefully crafted. We created a logo that was a silhouette of our beloved Dachshund, Ralphy that was printed on the welcome notes, used as stamps, and labels on water bottles. To further enhance the personalization of the gift bags we incorporated products that were from our friend’s companies. We included filet mignon jerky from a company started by two of our closest friends; Three Jerks, and recycled wine bottle candles made by a friend who just launch a company called, Vintage Wax Co. We also utilized the same candles and recycled wine bottles within our table decor, to tie everything together. We felt like by incorporating our guest within our wedding gave it an even more personal and unique touch. Other details that were very close to our hearts was our cake design. Made my Charm City Cakes West, the cake color scheme included white, ivory, cream, and mint green and was a five tier cake that was decorated with lace that replicated my dress and had a figure of our beloved Dachshund climbing up the side. The cake was a classic design, but the touch of details made it distinctively ours. Our goal was to create a one of a kind weekend for our family and friends and through all the small details and personal touches our wedding turned out to be even more distinctly unique and unforgettable than we could have ever imagine.
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