Backyard Ojai Wedding by Amy & Stuart Photography
February 2, 2012
Outdoor Weddings
When you feature one gorgeous wedding after another, it's easy to become a bit jaded. Well some people might I supposed. But when you sincerely love weddings, in all of their many layers and textures, it's like living in a candy store. And this wedding is such a treat. It's one stunning chapter after another of beauty. It's expressive, it's thoughtful, it's utterly gorgeous and as the story unfolds, you realize just how very soulful it is. Photographed beautifully by Amy & Stuart Photography, this wedding is one for the books. Click here to see so much more.

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From Amy of Amy & Stuart Photography... On arrival, guests were greeted with lavender champagne cocktails and an old school blue grass band before being guided down a cobblestone path to the English garden at the back of this divine private Ojai residence. The ceremony was set with a backdrop of the mountains, and eclectic market chairs, ottomans and blankets were set on either side of a rustic aisle built from reclaimed barn wood. The simple birch chuppa held up an heirloom tablecloth embroidered with the couple's names and their wedding date.

Cocktails and tray passed treats were served in a poolside lounge set with clusters of vintage furniture draped in a slate dupioni silk. Home-style accents decorated coffee tables and lamps, and assorted scented candles were scattered about the room to create an intimate glow. Dinner was served in an adjoining private dining tent filled with mismatched vintage chandeliers. Long wooden tables were lined with silver candelabras, and hand-picked garden flowers and succulents were overflowing from assorted silver vases collected from flea markets. A cheese course commenced the lavish, family-style Italian feast. Wedding cake and assorted homemade pies and tarts were served with cappuccino and espresso back in the cocktail lounge, where guests danced into the wee hours in celebration of the happy couple...

Wedding Photography: Amy & Stuart Photography / Wedding Design + Planning: Jo Gartin of Love Luck and Angels / Cinematography: Paper Tape Films / Flowers: Holly Flora/ Wedding Venue: Private Residence in Ojai, California / Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Cake: Jamaica's Cakes / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Vintage Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals / Ceremony Music: West Coast Music / Cocktail Hour Music: The Get Down Boys / DJ: Jon Brown of Unite Entertainment / Catering: Heirloom LA / Tenting Decor: Jo Gartin and Eden Rodriguez of Love Luck and Angels