Elegant + Colorful Ojai Wedding
January 24, 2016
Classic WeddingsBackyardReligious Institution
If the dress makes the Bride (or dresses in the case of this gorgeous lady), then the details definitely make this wedding. From the custom watercolor invitations and hand-painted plate table numbers to the vintage rocking chair guestbook and specialty furniture from Found Vintage Rentals to the simple, yet beautiful La Tavola Linen linens, this wedding is the very picture of California elegance. See every beautiful moment captured by Michael And Anna Costa Photography and Hoo Films in THE VAULT!
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From Trina Schmidt Weddings & Special Events...There's nothing more nostalgic than the moment your childhood home becomes the perfect location for your dream wedding! This Ojai location which is called "El Rancho Adobe" was the perfect setting for Lindsey + Kevin on their special day. With the talented design and planning from Trina Schmidt Weddings & Special Events, this joyous day was captured in every detail from one of our favorites, Michael and Anna Costa Photography.

Lindsey & Kevin met by chance while living in San Francisco while she worked at the Apple store and from there, everything else seemed so natural. They exchanged their vows in front of their dearest family and friends at Ojai Presbytarian Church, then guests were shuttled to her parents' home for an evening filled with fine food, entertainment & dancing. Inspiration for their wedding design was "California Ojai Elegance" and it was everything they had imagined with rentals from Town & Country, specialty furniture from Found Vintage Rentals, vintage china from Dish Wish and linens from La Tavola. Of course, the beautiful floral design from Keith J. Laverty was what pushed this backyard wedding over the top. Be sure to also check out the amazing cinematic highlight film from Hoo Films as it even captures an aerial view of the couple strolling through the pixie tangerine orchards that Ojai is known for. Guests dined under cafe lights and chandeliers and enjoyed the delicious food from DJs catering.

Pixie tangerine symbols were used from their invitation right down to each place setting. Art is also a big talent in the bride's family. The letterpress invitations were custom painted using a pixie tangerine watercolor design by the bride's aunt, then printed by Classic Letterpress. Even the maps were custom artwork. The bride's mother is also an artist and hand-painted each plate that designated the number of each table. The 12 plates would later be a complete set for the bride & groom to use in their new home kitchen. Her cousin, also her maid of honor, was a creative inspiration throughout. In lieu of a guest book, guests signed a vintage rocking chair that would be finished after, and then find their place cards tied to light chiffon ribbons hanging from the large tree in their backyard. Lindsey always dreamt of shopping in New York City for her bridal gown, so her parents planned a special trip with her & her maid of honor. They found a perfect Alberta Ferretti the Gemma dress at Kleinfeld in NYC. For the ceremony, she wore an Allure Bridal gown purchased from Panache Bridal in Santa Barbara. Kevin wore a purchased Calvin Klein tuxedo. Bridesmaids wore Joanna August purchased at Bella Bridesmaids. Both their rings were custom designed.

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