• {Real Wedding} Staci & Rob: Simple + Rustic Ojai Wedding

    I know that I promised to share a fab DIY with you from yesterday’s handmade wedding.  But then the hubs asked me to watch Game Change with him and take a break from blogging, and I just couldn’t refuse him and didn’t have time to get the DIY post ready (I’ll post it for your tomorrow, promise!).  So today I’m posting a wedding that I had all ready for next week instead.  And it is a BEAUTY!

    The Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, California is a special place to my husband and me.  We’ve spent both of our wedding anniversaries there, one while I was 6 months pregnant and the other as our first time away from our baby.  So when my own wedding photographer, Jennifer Roper, sent me this Ojai wedding it was a given that I was in love with it.  And I’m obsessed with the bride’s statement necklace!

    Most of my featured weddings have brides who are very involved and do a lot of DIY.  But I’ve said before that not all brides are meant to DIY.  And one of the best things you can do for yourself as a bride is to know when to delegate and when to hire good vendors to help you.  That’s what this bride did.

    My whole approach to the wedding was simplistic, “natural.”  I wanted flowers and food that were in season and grown locally. I  was also starting my own business at the same time as the wedding planning so I didn’t have time to do anything myself.  I honestly left everything to Ariel of Ariel Yve Design and Tiffany from the Ojai Valley Inn.  Ariel did my flowers as well.  She was brilliant.  I can’t take credit for any of it.
    Ojai, billy buttons, that statement necklace, and the gorgeous photos by Jennifer Roper – I cannot choose just one favorite thing!  What about you?  What are you loving about this wedding?
    {Vendors} Photographer: Jennifer Roper / Venue: Ojai Valley Inn / Coordination and Florals: Ariel Yve Design / Dress: Cymbeline / Hair and Makeup: The Studio Agency / Music: Ybarra Music / Cake: Superfine Bakery /  Table Rentals: Ventura Rental / Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss / Necklace: I purchased my necklace at a little independent store in New York City that sells pieces that were acquired in estate sales. He has a lot of original pieces for very inexpensive. I got mine for $120.  K Charles Inc., 786 9th Ave.
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    1. Posted Mar 14 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

      Love the table setting. What a lovely wedding — lush surroundings and vibrant florals, perfect!

    2. Posted Mar 14 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

      The florals are AMAZING – I love her bouquet. And, that reception table? OMG – I would love to sit there. It’s so inviting. A truly gorgeous wedding.

    3. Posted Mar 14 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      I really love the long table! And that Spanish tile on the staircase.

    4. Posted Mar 14 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      Thanks everyone! It was so much fun to work on this wedding! Staci really allowed me to use a lot of color, which is always fun. Best wishes to Staci and Rob!

    5. Posted Mar 15 at 2:00 am | Permalink

      Totally loving the bride’s necklace.

    6. Posted Mar 15 at 6:15 am | Permalink

      So lovely! I adore the flowers!

    7. Posted Mar 15 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

      The dahlias in her bouquet? And, that dinner table? Oh wow!

    8. Posted Mar 16 at 4:43 am | Permalink

      i love dhalias! stunning flower decorations, i loveed it!

    9. Posted Mar 17 at 7:14 am | Permalink

      Lovely wedding venue!

    10. Posted Mar 18 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

      Gorgeous. The bride is so lovely and that wedding is incredible!!

    11. Posted Mar 20 at 11:26 am | Permalink

      what are those yellow ball flowers called in her bouquet and table settings? i love them!

    12. Posted Nov 26 at 6:28 am | Permalink

      Stunning location, clear love between a gorgeous couple complimented with beautiful decor! Perfect!

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