Jan
10

Ojai Valley Inn Ceremony

CATEGORIES: Allyson, Allyson Weddings, Destination, Weddings

Ojai Valley Inn Ceremony

When Laura and Chris called me for availablity on their date, I could barely contain my excitement.  You see, in 2010 I had the joy of meeting this amazing family, called the Spielman Family.  Angie and Eric had hired me to photograph their engagement and wedding at historic Santa Margarita Ranch in San Luis Obispo County.  Over the course of their wedding I got to know their family, and boy, what a WONDERFUL bunch!

Laura and Chris’ wedding weekend was one for the books, and definitely didn’t disappoint their family and friends from across the country.  Their day began with the tradition of the Ketubah signing.  For those who are unfamiliar, it’s a Jewish tradition, and it’s one of my favorite aspects of this culture’s wedding ceremonies.  (SO much that we had a Ketubah signing at our wedding, and we aren’t even Jewish!)  Part of what drew me into becoming a wedding photographer was the culture of weddings.  Weddings tie people together, regardless of nationality, sex or religion.  They are a symbol of unity, that is recognized across the world, in various ways.  There’s no right or wrong way to wed, but it’s a commitment and union that is recognized across the globe through symbolism.

Back to the story … The connection and gratitude of love that Chris and Laura share was so evident throughout the day.  The love of their families, abundant.  The joy of ALL of their kids, exceptional.  This family is the type of family I strive to have when I “grow up.”   You can see the love, feel the warmth and witness the connection they have with each other.  I remember Chris’ vows and committing to being the kind of step father he had as a young boy, and how grateful he was for the opportunity to give that love back to Laura’s kids.  What a beautiful gift of love!

On the details note — check out Laura’s shoes, they were incredible!  Some of my favorite to date. Also, one the cake, they had a little bumble bee – as they met on the dating site Bumble!

Cheers to you Laura and Chris!  May you lifetime together be filled with laughter, good dives, and so many blessings!

 

Amber Weir

Rock and Rose Florals

Bella Vista Designs

Ojai Valley Inn

 

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Ojai Valley Inn Ceremony

CEREMONY VENUES

Our Hacienda Courtyard and Artist Cottage Lawn offer awe-inspiring views of the Topa Topa mountains and Ojai Valley. The Farmhouse Lawn, available early 2019, offers rustic charm with a luxurious elegance. Our spectacular wedding venues are ideal for a beautiful Southern California ceremony.

 

Ojai Valley Inn Reception

RECEPTION VENUES

Our Southern California Wedding Specialists will be happy to help customize your dream ceremony and reception at Ojai Valley Inn. Also, pre- and post-wedding activities for the wedding party may be arranged, including treatments at Spa Ojai, legendary golf, fitness training and classes at Mind & Body Studio, art lessons and custom aromatherapy blending at Artist Cottage & Apothecary, horseback riding, tennis, guided hiking, fishing and kayaking. There are many amazing activities in and around our Southern California resort to complete your magical wedding celebration.

THE ORCHARD & ORCHARD LAWN

Paths lined with fruit trees meander throughout, lush herbs are abundant, and the fragrance of lavender and citrus blooms fill the air – nature is at its finest in the Orchard garden. The adjacent lawn and a vine-covered pergola provide an open space for an outdoor wedding, with the option to tent or canopy if desired. Create a fresh, beautifully-unique bouquet or boutonniere made from lavender and herbs from the garden for that extra special touch.

HACIENDA BALLROOM

This expansive ballroom features an impressive, Spanish-style fireplace. A meandering terrace is an ideal location for a cocktail reception and warms guests with an outdoor fireplace.

ANACAPA BALLROOM

A fresh redesign features warm, inviting hues and showcases beautiful details such as a hand-stenciled ceiling, statement chandeliers, and cozy fireplaces. The Anacapa Ballroom provides wedding guests with ample space on the dance floor next to the band stage for higher-energy celebrations, and outdoor terraces boasting mountain and sunset views perfect for relaxing and socializing in a quieter atmosphere.

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