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A Totally Chic All-White Wedding

I’m just sayin’, Morgan and Maureen are the most beautiful couple in the whole entire world. Just take one look at their incredibly chic wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa captured by Lavender and Twine and you’ll agree. From the Found Vintage Rentals to the stunning TEAM Hair and Makeup looks, we’ve got it all sitting pretty in The Vault!

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From Lavender and TwineI wanted to send over a wedding that I photographed in Ojai last spring that I absolutely adore. Morgan and Maureen are not only gorgeous, they are seriously two of the kindest and most genuine people that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They planned a relaxed and low key celebration where the focus was enjoying the time with their family and friends. The vibe of the entire day was so happy and laid back…seriously a photographer’s dream!

They had beautiful details that were a mix of both feminine and masculine styling. The soft astilbe in the florals was a feminine touch, while linen and slate grey were used to pull in a more masculine touch.

From the Bride…We were lucky enough to plan the wedding of our dreams at one of our favorite places, the Ojai Valley Inn. We are so grateful for all of the amazing professionals that made our wedding so special and uniquely us, especially our incredible planner Michel of Michel B. Events, our florist Bree of RockRose Florals, and photographer Daniele of Lavender and Twine.

Surrounded by 130 of our close family and friends, we said our “I do’s” in the historic Wallace Neff courtyard with the rolling hills of the Ojai Valley as our backdrop. The ceremony was followed by cocktail hour in the terraced herb garden. The Get Down Boys provided a fun bluegrass music backdrop and were a hit with our guests. The reception dinner was held on the Orchard lawn below and was set up with extra long tables and strung with twinkle lights. DJ Wes of RedShoe L.A. Got everyone on the dance floor following our first dance and joint father/daughter dance.

It was the most memorable weekend of our lives and we can’t wait to go back to relive it every year on our anniversary!

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Photography: Lavender & Twine | Event Design: Michel B. Events | Floral Design: Rockrose Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Stationery: Carmody and Co. | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Calligraphy: The Bride | Calligraphy: Sophia Loves Letters | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | DJ: Red Shoe LA | Ceremony Music: The Get Down Boys | Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Maureen's Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Morgan's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rentals: Town And Country Rentals | Vintage Dishware: Otis & Pearl | Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

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A Wedding All About “Rustic Meets Modern”

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.

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Spring
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Al FrescoInn
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Modern

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.

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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

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A Breathtaking Wedding Without a Speck of Bright Color in Sight

They say no white after Labor Day but I’m pretty sure an Ojai Valley Inn wedding like this could play any time of year. Brought to us from the lens of Joel Serrato, there’s an airy romance that exudes from Kelly Kaufman’s florals along with the overall design by Park & Grove that’s both effortless and thoughtful in one fell swoop. Head to The Vault for a holiday Monday done so right.

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Spring
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Al Fresco

From The Bride…Andrew and I first met while attending college together at USC, but it wasn’t until a few years later that we reconnected at a party in Manhattan Beach, CA and Sarah, my best friend and now business partner, decided to play matchmaker. As a wedding planner, and a general life planner, I assumed that I would know exactly when Andrew would propose, but even he managed to surprise me 4 years later on a Friday morning with the ring!

When it came to choosing a location for our wedding, we wanted it to be somewhere really special for our families and friends. My family is mostly from Chicago and Andrew’s is from Northern California, so we decided to pick a place where everyone could travel and really make a vacation out of the long Memorial Day weekend. We love the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa so much (Sarah and I have worked up there quite a bit) and it was the perfect California setting where everyone could stay together on one property.

Sarah suggested Casa Elar, a private home that is owned by the hotel, which ultimately served as the most beautiful location for the outdoor wedding we envisioned. We wanted both the serenity of an open-air space and the excitement of a late night dance party, so we had our ceremony and dinner reception at the house and then promptly headed back to the hotel ballroom where our guests were greeted by an incredible West Coast Music band, ice cream cake (our favorite!) and all of our go-to late-night comfort foods!

Our home has always had a very neutral palette (Andrew and I share a general aversion to bright color, so our wedding design and coloration consisted of shades of gray, beige, taupe and gold accents. Kelly Kaufman did an incredible job with the flowers, which were composed in aged stone containers and consisted of white and cream peonies and garden roses with deep greens spilling over, accented by lots and lots of candlelight. We kept the place settings simple and classic, featuring a gold-rimmed plate, a natural linen napkin with a menu tied to it using dyed silk ribbon and etched crystal glassware. All of the gorgeous tonal paper fit the setting perfectly and were designed by the extremely creative Brenna Berger of BB Paper and Ink. She is so talented and was the perfect fit for us!

At Park and Grove we always tell our clients that even though couples can get carried away so many details, the most important thing is to remain true to who you are and make sure that your guests feel taken care of along the way. More than anything, it was so important for us to create a relaxing and memorable weekend for everyone who had traveled to Ojai to be with us and as we continued the celebration into a hotel pool party the following day, we knew we had accomplished just that!

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Photography: Joel Serrato Films + Photographs | Cinematography: Couture Motion Pictures | Event Planning: Park & Grove | Floral Design: Kelly Kaufman | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Stationery: Brenna Berger Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Band: West Coast Music | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Officiant: Jeff Marx | Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Linens Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Monogram Design: Brenna Berger Design | Paper Goods: Brenna Berger Design | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Town And Country | Specialty Decor: Designer Event Rentals | Specialty Decor: Rrivre Works | Veil: Vera Wang

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