Set at Ojai Valley Inn, this wedding lives at the style intersection of rustic and modern. Think long farm tables paired with sleek Eames chairs for an unexpected look captured by Michelle Beller. Take a peek in The Vault and see why this day is giving us #weddingenvy in a serious way.
From the Bride… Matt and I met 7 years ago through mutual friends while I was visiting Los Angeles, I would say it was love at first sight but we needed a weekend in San Francisco (where I lived at the time) a family vacation to Hawaii and weekend at Coachella to truly call it love. We didn’t do the long distance thing for long, I moved down to LA just a few short months after meeting. We currently live in San Francisco with our 9-year-old chocolate lab (also named Sophie, I kid you not, you could call it fate).
I always envisioned a small wedding but I knew shortly after meeting Matt’s family that that was not a likely story. Much the reason I fell in love with his family, they are big and loving and there is no one they could leave behind. So we did our best to keep the intimate feel, Ojai was perfect not only because Matt’s two sisters had both married there 8 and 9 years prior! But also because there is no place more quaint, romantic and exudes that boho vibe.
Our wedding was beyond magical (everyone says that but there is no better way to describe it). We did our best to bring some creativity to the traditional, which meant having our wedding party dance down the aisle and we couldn’t have added the fun and beautiful final touches from the menus to the secret note inscribed escort cards without Lotus&Ash.
A very special moment for us was when our sophiebear (the dog) couldn’t stand sitting with the rest of the guests and insisted that she join us under the chuppah. She knew it was a special moment and that she had to be a part of it.
Each detail was thought out by our amazing Samantha Sackler Productions Team. They produced the simple yet elevated dinner party aesthetic that we were dreaming of. From walking down the aisle to the beautiful birch wood chuppah that was surround by the mountains, to the gorgeous rustic cocktail reception that overlooked the reception space. I can recall one of the most intimate moments was being introduced as Mr. & Mrs. Schwab. Walking into the eclectic reception space and seeing our vision come true. We were surrounded by our loved ones in this breathtaking space. SSP designed such a beautiful space with natural woods and modern touches that brought our wedding to that next level feel. Keeping the with simplicity and natural feel of Ojai Valley Inn, we danced the night away under the disco ball.
Photography: Michelle Beller | Cinematography: Sharkpig | Event Coordination: Samantha Sackler Productions | Floral Design: Moon Canyon | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Lotus & Ash | Bride's Shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti | Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Furniture: Designer 8 | Musicians: West Coast Music | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals