Allison and Andrew are the most fun-loving, creative, and adventurous people, and we had the best time dreaming up their wedding weekend with the two of them and their families. Allison and Andrew’s wedding was the first wedding to take place at the newly-built Farmhouse at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Taking place over four days, with a total of eight events, the weekend perfectly embodied the ease, style and comfort of Ojai and its surroundings.
Originally conceptualized from a hard-hat tour of the space with only renderings to utilize as the inspiration, the design scheme of the wedding itself took cues from the site itself, incorporating rich citrus and color story of central California.
Allison donned a Naeem Khan lace gown, and Andrew played up his unique sense of fashion with a custom aubergine tuxedo by Franc Milton, complete with a feather and wood bowtie.
Their first look took place at the historic Artist’s Cottage at the Inn, and incorproated their beloved vintage porsche–their go-to vehicle for road trips along the coast.
We worked alongside Prim and Pixie to create an invitation suite that complimented the relaxed yet timeless feel of the weekend. Andrew’s grandmother is a calligrapher, so we had her provide the spot calligraphy for the couple’s names, and we folded in watercolor olive branches and chestnut colored letterpress to complete the suite.
The welcome bags featured a mix of local Ojai goodies, including a bottle of Ojai Vineyard Pinot–the same wine served at the wedding reception, Ojai Olive Oil, trail mix from Libby’s at the Inn, an Etu Home cutting board and a carton of their favorite coffee, Wandering Bear Cold Brew. all wrapped together in a custom Apolis Tote bag that donned the wedding weekend’s tagline “Married AF.”
We collaborated with Carissa at JL Designs to create a spring-forward chuppah that incorporated fresh greens, potted plants, and pops of citrus. The structure was then topped with the bride’s grandmother’s lace tablecloth that saw so many family gatherings over the years.
Fresh potted magnolia, olive branch and lavender welcomed guests to the ceremony space.
The cocktail reception was a mix of textiles in indigo, burlap, wood and pops of citrus.
Prim and Pixie and JL Designs helped us bring the escort card board to life. We wanted to piece to feel like it was existing naturally in the farmhouse. A reclaimed and stained wood backdrop nestled in the greenery, helped the bride and grooms favorite people find their seats.
Guests sipped on lavender lemonade signature cocktails–a nod to the landscaping at Ojai Valley Inn.
To compliment the architecture of the newly-minted farmouse, we incorporated a rich color story of reimagined jewel tones that evoked the landscape of central California. We used a mix of velvet and laser-cut lace textiles, mixed with wood, wrought iron and rattan.
The tablescapes were filled with lush florals and greens as well as individually-sourced majolica pieces that the bride and her mother have been collecting for decades. We complimented the look with amber glassware and clean ceramic china from Casa de Perrin.
We mixed kings tables and classic rounds to seat their 200 guests while lounge vignettes from Found Rentals surrounded the dance floor, and a large u-shaped central bar served up cocktails.
A 13-piece band, Higher Ground by Bob Gail Music kept guests dancing into the wee hours.
Lele Patisserie in Santa Barbara created a stacked citrus-flavored naked cake for guests to enjoy.
To read more about this wedding, you can check out the feature on Carats and Cake, and check back as we share more from A+A’s Ojai wedding weekend.
Ojai Valley Inn + Spa || Naeem Khan || JL Designs || Michael + Anna Costa || Town + Country Event Rentals || Found Rentals || Casa de Perrin || Prim + Pixie || Peterson Event Lighting || La Tavola Linen || A Stitch in Time || BAM Fabric and Draping || Bob Gail Music || Lele Patisserie || Rabbi Micah, KI Temple || TEAM Hair and Makeup || Franc Milton || Jamie Geller Jewelry