A wedding held at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is designed to invoke the existing spirit of the surroundings along with the interests of the couple.
Kristin Banta Events oversaw design, planning and production; R. Jack Balthazar handled decor and floral.
Classic Party Rentals provided the washed wooden Vineyard chairs and other rentals.
The beautiful peaked wooden chuppah is draped with sheer, earth-tone fabric and accented with hanging silver lanterns.
A closer look.
Wedding essentials on a pretty table.
The bride's pretty bouquet.
A charming rustic backbar for the sangria bar.
The reception moves indoors.
A decor piece puts succulents and other pieces into shelving.
Guests selected their table assignments library-style from drawers within an iron shelving unit dressed with books, botanicals, candlelight and hints of the South.
Inspired by Nashville and the groom's closet love for country-western, the interior foyer offers a spirit-sipping bar from a wooden bar along with an iron and wood circular backbar shelving unit styled with terrariums and Western-inspired decor, complete with iron and wood bar stools and a chalkboard menu.
All bars feature custom cocktail napkins.
Chalkboard signage is supplied by Rustic Canvas Design.
A mini barrel makes for lighthearted bar decor on the "sipping" bar.
A pretty detail.
Following cocktail hour, guests are invited into the ballroom as Soulville takes the stage.
Square, round and long tables are placed around a central wooden "arbor" built over the brushed gold dance floor, which is hung with lanterns and overgrown with vines, bringing the lush landscape of the outer property into the ballroom.
The Lighter Side designed the lighting.
Round tables are dressed with flax linens and accented with rattan chargers, mismatched purple batik napkins set with rosemary ties in twine, and a collection of aubergine flowers, amethyst stones and herbs in brass containers.
Square tables are set with gray metallic wood tiles on creamy linens and feature pale lavender napkins and lavender sprigs.
Each tabletop is embellished with turquoise bottles, assorted fern greens, and textural florals ranging in color from vanilla to blush to shades of purple, accented in mineral with vintage glass boxes.
The two long tables are set with flax linens, purple patterned runners, mixed purple napkins with gold Moroccan rings, candles, gold trays, brass vessels, aubergine flowers, vintage bottles with ferns, and amethyst stones.
Gold-rimmed goblets add shine.
East Six provided menus and table numbers.
A tabletop detail.
Fresh herbs grace napkins.
The dinner reception began with a lively dance set and hora followed by lavish three-course dinner interspersed with speeches and entertainment.
Gala Award-winner Kristin Banta Events creates a beautiful wedding in Ojai, Calif., that blends California cool with a splash of Nashville soul.
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