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A Summer Wedding Awash in Lavender + Blush

Every now and then a wedding comes along that’s nearly impossible to curate because every last image is utter perfection. That’s exactly the case for this summertime ranch affair designed by CCL Weddings & Events with floral pretties from Peony & Plum. We’re officially spending this Black Friday dreaming in shades of lavender and blush, and you can find even more captured by Esther Sun in the gallery and The Cub Team’s film below.

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From the Bride…We had a vision from the beginning of a natural outdoor vineyard wedding in California awash in lavender and blush colors. Other than that, we had a lot of concepts floating around in our minds, and our planner, Cat Leo of CCL Weddings and Events, worked really hard with us to narrow the ideas down to something we could execute. We think it really came together beautifully in the end, from the flowers to the candles to the signage!

Venue: We knew that our families—Sejin is from Seoul, and Mike is from Chicago—and our friends would be coming from all over the place, so California just made a lot of sense for us as a gathering place. We also fell in love with the perfect weather and the beautiful natural settings that are everywhere in the state. We took a trip out to California last summer and looked at a handful of very nice venues, but nothing really stood out to us. That same weekend, we went to our friends’ wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks in the Santa Monica mountains, and it just hit us that this was the perfect place to get married. The sun setting over the mountains, surrounded by grape vines, it was everything we wanted but couldn’t exactly articulate. Cat had told us about Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyards, and we tried to see the venue while we were in the area, but we weren’t able to get in. So we took a leap of faith and booked the venue without actually seeing it in-person, and it was everything we could have hoped for!

Favorite moments: Definitely walking down the aisle with our moms. We wanted to honor our moms for shaping us into the people that we are today, and it just felt really natural that we would walk down the aisle with them. And we were so lucky because the sun was shining and the weather was amazing, and when the sun set and the café lights lit up the dance floor and the dining area it was perfection!

Advice for other couples: Don’t procrastinate, share the load equally with your partner, and listen to your planner!

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Photography: Esther Sun Photography | Cinematography: The Cub Team | Event Planning: CCL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Peony & Plum | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Cake: M Cakes Sweets | Bride's Shoes: Tribut Ives Saint Laurent | Catering: Hungry Bear | Hair + Makeup: Theresa Huang | DJ: All The Above Events | Venue: Saddlerock Ranch Events | Desserts: Pazzo Gelato | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: Photo Booth Supply Co | Rentals: borrowed BLU | Rentals: Modest Peach

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We’re Thankful This Rustic Photo Shoot Exists

Sometimes all it takes is the smallest gesture (or in this case, one beautiful autumn inspired photo shoot at Rancho Las Lomas) to remind us just how incredibly lucky we are to bring you beauty on the daily. We just thought you’d like to know how eternally grateful we are for readers like you and hope you rejoice in the fact that we’ve got the loveliest snaps from Natalie Bray Studios waiting for you in The Vault!

From Meadowsweet EventsSet amongst ancient oaks and sycamore trees, this beautiful fall editorial is romance in the purest form. We pulled every pretty touch together to create a clean and modern slate for the beautifully crafted wild florals by Best Day Ever, and the gorgeous paper textures from The Pointed Nib. By keeping the design minimalist with just glass and brass elements, we allowed all the other colors and textures to shine through and add just enough beauty without overwhelming the viewer. Natalie Bray perfectly captured the serenity and romance of the day!

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Photography: Natalie Bray Studios | Event Design: Meadowsweet Events | Event Planning: Meadowsweet Events | Floral Design: Best Day Ever Floral Design | Wedding Dresses: The Dress Theory | Hair + Makeup: Beauty By Melina | Invitations + Calligraphy: The Pointed Nib | Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Furniture + Tabletop Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Models: Kevin Challinor | Rentals: Gardenology

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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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Al Fresco

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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