After several pivots for COVID accommodations Chelsy and Brian decided on an intimate Ojai Valley Inn wedding. This location was not only sentimental to their relationship but also to Chelsy's family and childhood. Central California residents Brian and Chelsy had met briefly before through Chelsy's late husband. What started as a friendship with a triathlon and late night chats slowly grew into romance. Brain's unwavering support during widow Chelsy's trying times laid the foundation for healing and new hope. A surprise engagement at Denner Winery outside Paso Robles and Chelsy was off to the planning races.
Chelsy, Brian and family welcomed guests at a casual rehearsal dinner at The Oak restaurant the night prior to their wedding. On the day of Chelsy got ready along side her sisters, daughter and mother. While Brian and Chelsy's son enjoyed a round of golf. A stunning and heartfelt ceremony with special vows to their now shared children under the ancient oak left all deeply moved. Guests enjoyed a champagne toast with soft acoustic guitar by Natalie Gelman before moving to the reception terrace. After the couples first dance a five course preset menu by Olivella was accompanied by the famous Ojai pink moment sunset. The level of intention and celebration evoked in guests and vendors alike was a beautiful reminder of why we are so honored in our role.
Venue: Ojai Valley Inn
Photography: Ellie Koleen Photography
Hair & Make Up: Rogue Styling
Dress: Ivory Bridal Boutique
Suit: Enzo Custom
Bride & Grooms footwear: Christian Louboutin
Florals: Ojala Floral
Calligraphy & Stationery: Amanda Houston Design Studio
Entertainment: Natalie Gelman
Cake: Lele Patisserie