Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall was in the Air this Weekend

We planned a wonderful wedding at the gorgeous Ojai Valley Inn on Saturday. The wedding ceremony took place in a lovely courtyard at the hotel. We worked with The Hidden Garden to create the feel of Autumn.

Flowers and branches set the stage for the seating cards which were embellished with miniature fall leaves

Guests enjoyed piping hot roasted butternut squash soup - served in miniature pumpkins.

Sara and Ryan - the perfect pair.

The Wedding Cake carried out the feel of fall. Guests also enjoyed delicious ice cream sandwiches made to order.

We were delighted to plan Sara and Ryan's wedding at The fantastic Ojai Valley Inn this weekend. Sara and Ryan are a fun, young couple. It was important to them that their guests enjoy an intimate weekend together outside of Los Angeles.

Guests began the weekend at a rehearsal dinner held outdoors at a local restaurant in town. On Saturday morning the men in the wedding party enjoyed "hot towel" shaves at an old fashioned barber shop while the women had breakfast together in the bride's suite. The couple took gorgeous photos around the property with the amazingly talented Amy & Stuart before meeting their wedding party for pictures on the golf course.

Their ceremony was held under a simple, beautiful Huppah in a courtyard overlooking the mountains. The Hidden Garden did an amazing job with all of the flowers. After cocktails outdoors guests entered the ballroom to the fight songs of The University of Southern California and The University of Texas . The grand Hacienda Ballroom glowed with projections of fall leaves on the walls and ceiling and dramatic flowers incorporating leaves and fall colors. The couple began the evening with a standard first dance that turned into a choreographed, elaborate surprise featuring the weddng party as well as their families. An energetic Hora followed and the party never slowed down. After an evening of fine dining, dancing and even a Limbo contest (the bride is a Limbo champion) the night ended with comfort food served on the dance floor before Sara and Ryan were whisked away in the hotel's custom Bentley golf cart.

1 comment:

  1. Just gorgeous! You really created a lush autumnal setting. Great job as usual.