This wedding was located at the fabulous, and always stunning, Twin Peaks Ranch, in Ojai California this past July. This couple had such a fun, flirty, and eclectic style, that I just had to share. There are some amazing inspirational pieces that are not quite what one would expect to see at a wedding, including a large antique spotlight. But that is why I loved it so much! The large turquise urns used for the ceremony altar alone took four grown men to move up the ceremony lawn!
Thanks guys over at Ventura Party Rentals for helping with that BTW.
It was a truly unique wedding, and I just fell in love with the bride and groom.
Introducing Elise and Philip...
All Floral was done by Curly Willow in Ojai, California.
The bridal bouquet included succulents from the brides grandmothers garden as well as peonies, roses, lambs ear, brunia hydrangea, and ranunculus.
The bouquet stems were wrapped in eggshell satin ribbon.
The 'icing' on Elise's bridal motif was this elegant hair comb and chunky Vintage bracelet.
He stared at her like this the entire day.
He just couldn't keep his eyes off of her...
Beautiful ring. Good job Philip!
I don't think it can get much cuter with these two. Both of them wore a hair wreathe of orange roses.
Boys will be boys!
The groom goofing off with his groomsmen before the ceremony.
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina, and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina later that year with a group of family, friends, and staff with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers. The bride works for Toms Shoes and wanted to incorporate their movement into the movement of their wedding.
I love when couples give back!
How awesome are these dresses?! I can't tell you how refreshing it is to finally have some girls that liven it up and aren't afraid of a little color...or a lot!
Did I say how much I loved these dresses?!
Philips parents married them, adding an extra special personal touch to the ceremony.
Here are those fantastic urns!
|Cocktail hours signature cocktail was an Orange Mint Julep.|
Appetizers during cocktail hour were flatbreads made fresh in the wood burning oven and served on the wood boards straight from the oven!
Zucchini with Goat Cheese
Pistachios, Basil Pesto, and Pounded Parsley
Oyster and Leeks with Smoked Mozzarella
Lamb Sausage with Oranges!
Guests were directed to their seats with a chalkboard seating assignment.
The bridal party choreographed a really fun Grand Entrance. I got goosebumps when they came out holding parasols and dancing to "Dog Days Are Over', by Florence And The Machine. Crouching down together, they hid the bride and groom right until the climax of the song. They then burst open to showcase the new Mr. and Mrs. Massey!
String lights were provided by Bella Vista Designs.
Tables were named after cities that represented a significant place and time in their lives that meant something special to them.
Long feasting tables were perfect for Family Style Dinner. They wanted their guests to feel comfortable and at home with a casual dinner service.
The Menu Included:
Fried Green Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad
Arugula Salad with Hazelnuts and Figs
Grilled Skirt Steak
With Meyer Lemon and Sea Salt
Braised Rabbit with Root Vegetables
Halibut with Shell Beans
Roasted Okra and Sweet Peppers
Smoked Fingerling Potato Wedges and Aioli
Radishes and Lavender Sheep’s Milk Cheese
The cake was adorable!
Done by the lovely Miss Jana at Delicious Artistry.
The intricate details were identical to the wedding invitations!
Lemon Cake with Passion Fruit Filling and Fresh Raspberries
Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Filling and Fresh Raspberries
Thank you Shannon Leith Photography for your beautiful photos!