Anthropolgie lovers take note, because this wedding has all the bohemian-style elegance you could ever want. The feather-infused floral design, the whimsical wedding emblem, the cheeky little details woven throughout. No surprise the ladies of Bash Please brought this celebration to life, and the photos? All thanks to mister, Tec Petaja. Excuse us while we go live in this gallery forever and ever.
From The Bride…Kyle and I met through mutual friends and were great friends for two years before we started dating. After three years together in San Francisco and Chicago, we got engaged at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico while road tripping across the country to start new jobs in LA. The first thing we did when we got to California was to set up a call with Bash Please. Collaborating with them was one of the best decisions we made – they made the whole process easy and stress-free, and their aesthetic was spot-on with ours. Would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!
We knew we wanted to get married in Ojai, as my family is from there and it’s a special place for both of us. We also knew we wanted our wedding to reflect the natural beauty of Ojai infused with touches of rustic elegance. All of the details and design of our wedding captured that vision beyond our wildest dreams. With 120 guests, the event felt intimate and had a strong emphasis on family. The ceremony and reception were held on my parents’ property and my aunt officiated the ceremony. My cousin’s adorable six-year-old daughter was our flower girl and all of our siblings were included in the ceremony in some way. In a special moment right after the ceremony, we slipped off with our brothers and sisters and had a celebratory champagne toast under the shade of a live oak tree.
Our reception rocked. We could not have been happier with Dart DJs, who knocked it out of the park with an absolutely epic dance party, complete with 20 or so guests jumping into the pool at the end of the night. One of the highlights was when the whole dance floor formed a circle around Kyle and I while we all belted out the words to LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends.” It was such a joyful moment, and one that we’ll remember forever.
We loved that our wedding had a destination feel. Our closest friends and family came to Ojai from all over the country and stayed the whole weekend. On Friday night we had a welcome party at Deer Lodge, our favorite biker bar, and on Sunday we had a farewell brunch at Knead Bakery. It was a full weekend of celebration.
We were fortunate to work with some of the best vendors out there. Happy Menocal created an emblem for us that featured succulents, oranges, lavender, and even coyote and fox, and it became the foundation for many of the other design elements. Moon Canyon designed florals that showcased our color story of pinks, blushes, persimmon and sage with accents of pomegranate. Whoa Nelly whipped up the best wedding food we’ve our ever had, and Pharmacie created amazing signature drinks.
Finally, how many good things can we say about Tec Petaja? He was such a pleasure to work with, and the quality of his photos is just incredible. We are beyond thankful to have such a beautiful record of our most amazing day.
Photography: Tec Petaja Workshops | Event Planning: Bash Please | Floral Design: Moon Canyon | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Susie Cakes | Stationery: Happy Menocal | Catering: Whoa Nelly | Makeup: Symmetry Beauty by Nyrie | DJ: Dan and Ben from Dart DJ | String Quartet: Santa Barbara String Quartet | Bartending: Pharmacie LA | Event Rentals: Town And Country Rentals | Photo Booth: Brooke Courtney Photography | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Casa de Perrin