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Charming California Wedding at Ojai Valley Inn

It never fails, when an interior designer ties the knot we always, always end up swooning over every style-filled moment. And this wedding captured by the talented Amy And Stuart Photography and planned by Celebrations Of Joy at the gorgeous Ojai Valley Inn is no different. This gorgeous Bride took her eye for design and helped create a day that was not only special, but beautiful – and you can see it all here.

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From the Bride…Our wedding was all about the details. With my interior design background and my husband’s graphic design career we focused on the little details to make our weekend a personal reflection of us as a couple. I wanted every detail to speak to who we were and be able to share our love story to our family and friends. The venue was vital because it set the tone and backdrop for our wedding. We wanted to pick a venue that encapsulated us. Adam and I were both raised in cities, yet we have always been drawn to the countryside. When we first visited Ojai Valley Inn the vibe captured our hearts. We fell in love with the setting and the ambiance. We knew that this would be the perfect location for our wedding weekend to unfold. Once we decided that we were getting married in Ojai and having the reception in their big red barn I knew I had to be careful to not take the barn theme too far and keep the design classic yet be true to who we are. I choose a color scheme of ivory, whites, and creams with a dash of mint green. I wanted the decoration of the barn to be minimal, a few chandeliers, some simple draping, and natural table decor. With the collaboration of our wedding planner, Cathy O’Connell from Celebrations of Joy and our florist, Maggie Jensen, we were able make the decor elegant and romantic without inferring with the natural beauty of the location. As mentioned before it was all in the details for my husband and I. The moment our guest checked into the hotel for the weekend they were greeted with handmade gift bags that my husband and I carefully crafted. We created a logo that was a silhouette of our beloved Dachshund, Ralphy that was printed on the welcome notes, used as stamps, and labels on water bottles. To further enhance the personalization of the gift bags we incorporated products that were from our friend’s companies. We included filet mignon jerky from a company started by two of our closest friends; Three Jerks, and recycled wine bottle candles made by a friend who just launch a company called, Vintage Wax Co. We also utilized the same candles and recycled wine bottles within our table decor, to tie everything together. We felt like by incorporating our guest within our wedding gave it an even more personal and unique touch. Other details that were very close to our hearts was our cake design. Made my Charm City Cakes West, the cake color scheme included white, ivory, cream, and mint green and was a five tier cake that was decorated with lace that replicated my dress and had a figure of our beloved Dachshund climbing up the side. The cake was a classic design, but the touch of details made it distinctively ours. Our goal was to create a one of a kind weekend for our family and friends and through all the small details and personal touches our wedding turned out to be even more distinctly unique and unforgettable than we could have ever imagine.

Photography: Amy And Stuart Photography | Event Planning: Celebrations Of Joy | Floral Design: Maggie Jensen Floral Event Design | Wedding Dress: Lea Ann Belter | Cake: Charm City Cakes West | Invitations: Mae Mae Paperie | Reception Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew | Groom's Attire: Ferragamo

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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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