Rustic Elegance in Ojai Valley From Ariel Yve Design
May 13, 2010
By: eddye
United States

All one has to do is take a look at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa's website to see what a spectacular site this would be for a wedding. Combine the beauty of the venue with some extraordinarily talented wedding vendors and ~ voila! One exquisite wedding.

From Ariel Yve Design, Robert and Jenna's wedding ...

The overall vibe for Jenna & Robert's wedding was that of Rustic Elegance. Jenna wanted their big day to evoke a sense of welcome, warmth and family. Her wedding colors were chocolate, rust, coral, cream and sage ...

Ariel Yve Design Bride Groom

Ariel Yve Design Florals

Camilla Burns Boutonierre

Camilla Svensson Burns was responsible for this wedding's loose whimsical florals. The focal point was the half a dozen rose kissing balls that were suspended from the courtyard's towering oak tree and the thick carpet of cream rose petals that covered the aisle.  The bride dressed in her gorgeous Jenny Lee gown appeared to float down the aisle as if she were walking on clouds.

Ariel Yve Kissing Balls

The reception took place in the resort's Mediterranean-style Anacapa Ballroom. Each of the tables were draped in champagne taffeta linens with henna embroidered overlays from Wildflower. Each of the 170 guests were sent home with a mason jar full of locally produced honey as a favor. The Bread Basket Bakery created a simple and elegant square 4-tier cake, using the wedding colors of cream, rust and sage.

Ariel Yve Florals Tables

As the night drew to a close, the bride's father and brother surprised the newlywed's with a stellar performance of "My Girl." There wasn't a dry eye in the house. It was a deeply touching conclusion to a sweet day full of love, laughter and revisited childhood dreams. I feel beyond blessed to have been able to share in this couple's deeply personal day.

Camilla Burns Bouquet

Simply sensational!  You can see more of the images from Miki & Sonja Photography on Ariel's Blog Feature!

Wedding Planner: Ariel Yve Design, Photographers: Miki and Sonja Photography, Florist: Camilla Svensson Burns Couture Floral and Event Design, Venue and Catering: Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, Lighting: Bella Vista Designs, Linens: Wildflower Linens, Wedding Cake: The Bread Basket Cake Co., Honey Favors: Ojai Valley Bee Farm, Letterpress Invites: Sugarcube Press, Hair and Makeup: Architexture, Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vera Wang, Bride's Dress: Jenny Lee