October 22, 2009

Real Wedding: Rustic Elegance at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Ojai is an absolutely stunning town to get married in. How do I know? I grew up in Ojai, and after school at FIT in NYC, I returned this charming little town to start a beautiful life with my hubby. We've moved! Please finish reading this post at Ariel Yve Design

The mountains, the trees, the perfect "Pink Moment" sunsets...all set the mood for almost supernaturally stunning weddings. They (whoever they are) say that Ojai is the Shangri La of the west. I must agree, it is pretty wonderful.

Anyway, here are a few pictures from a wedding that I planned for a long time friend and uber talented photographer, Jenna Marie. Her gorgeous rustic themed wedding took place at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa (a five star resort). Everything from the food to the flowers were a perfect reflection of Jenna and her husband Robert's warm, down to earth personalities.

Wedding Vendor List
Wedding Planner: Ariel Yve Design
Venue and Catering: Ojai Valley Inn and Spa
Wedding Cake: La Starr Cakes & Co.
Invitations and other printed items: Sugarcube Press
Hair and Makeup: Architexture

If you're planning a wedding in the Ojai area, you know first hand that there are very few bridal guides or internet resources offering information on the valley. With that said, there are a couple wedding and event planning sites...one of which is Decidio.com. Decidio features listing of well known and less known bridal vendors who serve Ojai, CA.

Check it out if you please:


  1. Ariel, everything about this wedding is elegant! The bouquets and details look amazing! And, I'm not sure, but are those little jars of honey? So pretty. As a fellow FIT former student, I am *so* glad to see examples of your work!

  2. I have to agree with you that this place is stunning! When I get married I hope to get married at a venue just as beautiful. I really liked my sister's wedding though. She got some party rentals and made it a fun casual event. I love both ideas!

  3. Thank you so much for your kind words Kris! Yes, those are little jars of honey. PS, we've moved our blog. To see our latest posts, pop on over to www.ArielYve.com/blog. Have a lovely summer!

  4. That looks like an absolutely beautiful wedding! Where did you get your wedding officiant from? I want to have a wedding just like that.

  5. Hey Leslie! Do you plan to marry in Ojai? Give me a call sometime, so we can discuss your wedding.

    PS, we've moved our blog. To see our latest posts, pop on over to www.ArielYve.com/blog. Have a lovely summer!


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