Love Blooms in Ojai
Kristi and Erik shared a beautiful and intimate wedding at a private lavender ranch in Ojai, which they found through our venue liaison services. They visit Ojai often for weekend getaways—in fact, they got engaged while staying at the Ojai Valley Inn—and so they selected Ojai for their destination wedding celebration!
Finding The Perfect Ojai Wedding Venue
They envisioned a venue where guests and family could relax for the weekend and fall in love with Ojai as they had. Their rehearsal dinner took place at Azu in downtown Ojai. The back room and private trellised patio provided the perfect first impression to the beautiful city. Brooke thought of the lavender ranch immediately for the venue and upon touring, Kristi and Erik knew it was their ideal space.
As a stylist, Kristi had a clear vision of the atmosphere they were looking to create. As for Erik, his top priority was an amazing meal. Knowing they wanted a spring wedding, mid-May was selected because the lavender would just be coming into bloom.
When guests arrived, they were greeted with a glass of champagne topped with an enchanting sprig of lavender as they made their way through the fields towards the ceremony. Guests found a sachet of lavender buds awaiting them at their seats. Simple seasonal greens and classic white blooms adorned guest tables and the couples’ altar.
Erik’s culinary dreams were fulfilled by our preferred vendor, two Michelin-Starred French chef, JeanPhilip Sitbon from At Your Service Catering. Guests were thrilled with the exquisite meal, as they sat amidst the lush garden. Soft string lights and the warmth of the communal fire pit provided the perfect backdrop for sentimental speeches and dancing. The evening was topped off with an after party at the authentic Ojai Deer Lodge.
We Can Help You Find Your Ojai Wedding Venue
Are you looking for the perfect Ojai venue? Whether for a wedding, elopement, or gathering, with our venue liaison services and private estates offerings we have just the place! Planning an Ojai wedding weekend? Learn about all the best spots for welcome drinks, rehearsal dinners, after parties, and farewell brunches here.
Photographer: Taryn Grey Photography
Venue: Private Estate - Inquire for more information!
Floral: Ojala Floral
Catering: At Your Service Fine Food & Catering
Hair & Makeup: TEAM
Officiant: Ceremonies by Nanette
Restrooms: Luxury Loos
Transportation: Dutch Detail
Lighting & Entertainment: In The Mix