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Rustic Romance at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

In terms of wedding style, I’m pretty sure rustic romance beats all others for Most Popular. With a nod to vintage, and a simple elegance all mixed into one beyond gorgeous yet totally unfussy day, what’s not to love? This wedding at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa designed by A Touch of Bliss with pastel flowers galore by Maggie Jensen and image after stunning image by Leila Brewster is going to pull you over to Team Rustic; I guarantee it.


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Meredith and Adam tied the knot on Oct 19th at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa under a beautiful tree and handmade chuppah designed by the bride’s father. A Touch of Bliss painted the chuppah cover to match the couple’s laser inscribed ketubah. Six flower girls in tulle ran down the aisle as guests reviewed the Q and A about Jewish traditions in their programs. On the way to the cocktail hour, guests were entertained on shuttles by mad libs about the couple. Gardenias in the fountain filled the sweet air during the cocktail hour, draped in market lighting. Escort cards hung from ribbons in a lemon tree. Dinner was held behind the Big Red Barn set among rustic tables dressed in burlap and simple white floral centerpieces. Guests dances’ the night away under draping and chandeliers in the barn to the sounds of soulville.

photography: leila brewster | Videography: Redmond Digital Media | florist: maggie jensen | stationary: the paper guppy | officiant: rabbi joel thal simonds | Succulents/trees: Fred Hunter | bridal dress: bridal collection | catering/desserts: Ojai Valley Inn And Spa | ceremony/cocktail hour music: osq musical services | design/decor: archive events | event planner/designer: a touch of bliss | hair/makeup: team hair and makeup | reception music: soulville | rustic/barn: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | transportation: executive limo

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Pink Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Wedding

I happen to adore pink weddings.  But you know what I adore even more than that?  Brides who adore pink weddings.  So this pretty little affair in all shades of our favorite hue is, well, basically everything. An ode to all things awesome with drop-dead gorgeous florals from Rockrose Floral Design and one heartwarming moment after another captured by Mi Belle Photography.  See it all here.

And a beautiful film from Side Shore Creative

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From the Bride… I never wanted a big wedding, so having a small intimate family ceremony was all that I needed! Pink (all shades of it) is obviously my favorite color which I represented with pink ombre flowers as well as pink shoes and pink dresses for my sisters/bridesmaids. Other guests coordinated with the color scheme!

As far as decor, I am drawn towards shabby/rustic styles and prefer simple, yet elegant.

When we decided on our location at the Ojai Valley Inn which had a beautiful tree – that sort of became a theme! We found super cute invitations on Zazzle that had a tree where we could personalize our initial etched in a heart. We emulated that with branded wood with the same heart and initials K+T (which is now hanging on the wall at our home!). We carrried that K+T theme through on our tags on our welcome bags, the menus, placecards, our cake toppers, as well as our take home gift (Ojai Olive Oil) with an embossed tree stamp over our K+T. We had even picked out a limited edition Ketubah with a tree pictured.

Overall, it was a perfect day. I cannot think of anything that I would have changed that could have made it better.

Photography: Mi Belle Photography | Videography: Side Shore Creative | Event Planning: Hoste Events | Floral Design: Rockrose Floral Design | Dress: Mikaella Bridal | Invitations: Zazzle | Shoes: Valentino | Make-up: Kristina Ambartsumian | Officiant: Rabbi Micheal Lotker | Music: Scene And Heard Music | Rentals: Ventura Party Rentals | Resort: Ojai Valley Inn And Spa

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Day After Wedding Brunch at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

After the engagement, the rehearsal, and the WEDDING of Allyson of Bob Gail Special Events and her beloved Steven, comes this fab send off – a Cinco de Mayo brunch as festive and merry as they come. And for a couple who loves pool parties and mexican food, this day after fiesta couldn’t be more appropriate. Have a look at the full gallery captured by Elizabeth Messina right here.

From the Bride… For our wedding brunch, we wanted to break away from the traditional day-after breakfast and do something a little bit more festive and casual to spend the last day of our wedding weekend with all of our family and friends.

Steven and I have always been big fans of pool parties, and we both LOVE Mexican food.
The day after our wedding fell on Cinco de Mayo, so it felt like the perfect opportunity to host a poolside fiesta at the Ojai Valley Inn!

We wanted the décor to be festive and fun, but not too fussy, so we incorporated a lot of color and some playful patterns and elements like papels picado, piñatas, colorful poppies and serapes to adorn the space, complete with a Mariachi Band to serenade our guests.

The original idea was to have a pool party, but the day ended up to be a bit chilly, so we used our decorative serapes as wraps, and sipped the Inn’s signature Pixie Margaritas, Bloody Marys from a Bloody Mary bar and Micheladas, and noshed on Chilaquiles, Dolce de Leche French Toast, and of course, left-over wedding cake—our perfect remedy for a long night of dancing.

The brunch was so fun and intimate, and we really got to spend time with our guests, and re-live the weekends’ festivities through all of their eyes.

We couldn’t think of a more perfect way to end our wedding weekend.

Photography: Elizabeth Messina | Dress: Zimmermann | Brunch: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Decor, Floral Design & Props: Bob Gail Special Events | Design, Planning And Coordination: Bob Gail Special Events | Food & Beverage: Ojai Valley Inn And Spa | Heart-Shaped Sunglasses: Polyvore | Mariachi Band: Bob Gail Special Events | Printed Goods: Laura Hooper | Steven's Shirt: Ralph Lauren | Steven's Shorts: American Apparel

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