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Bacara Resort & Spa Indian Wedding

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Sunstone Winery Welcome Dinner

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Estate of Love

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Downton Abby Wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

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A Tailored Organic Affaire ~ Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

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New Years Eve Wedding ~ Bacara Resort & Spa

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Vintage Circus Wedding ~ Stacy + Josh ~ Featured on Green Wedding Shoes

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Jake + Alice ~ Private Estate

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Rustic Home & Garden ~ Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

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The Granada Theater ~ Braedon Photography

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Malibu Private Estate ~ Lindsay + Amber

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa ~ Rustic Barn Wedding

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore ~ Lauren and Michael

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Wedding ~ Cameron and Paul

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Rancho Dos Pueblos Wedding ~ Amy and Chris

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Wedding ~ Karly and Matt

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Ojai Private Estate Wedding ~ Cathryn & Gael

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A Montecito Country Club Wedding ~ Amanda and Adam

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The Beautiful Casa Elar @ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Storybook Love ~ Montecito Country Club

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Vintage Chic Showcase with Small Masterpiece ~ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

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Bacara Resort & Spa ~ Nancy and Greg

A Montecito Country Club Wedding ~ Sarah and Marco

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A Bacara Wedding ~ Amy and Kevin

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Montecito Country Club ~ Maguire & Kevin

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Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore Wedding ~ Jenn & Austin

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Heirloom Feast ~ Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse + Jose Villa Photography

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The Biltmore ~ Mary and Mark

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Canary Hotel Wedding ~ Deanna & Soren

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Jennifer & Ryan – Four Seasons, The Biltmore

October 2010

Rustic Glam Wedding at Rancho Dos Pueblos ~ Braedon Photography II

Rustic Glam Wedding at Rancho Dos Pueblos ~ Braedon Photography I

September 2010

Montecito Country Club ~ Hilary and Rob

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New Years Eve Wedding ~ Bacara Resort & Spa

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Sonia Hopkins
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New Years Eve Wedding ~ Bacara Resort & Spa

XOXO BRIDE enters 2014 with a BANG! We are thrilled to share this show stopper wedding with you. Our beautiful couple Gina & Jesse made their guests a priority by creating an extreme celebratory vibe with sheik design accents. Their Save-the-Date's included a "wink wink" bag of confetti , the subtle gold sparkle invitations tempted guests with a good time to come. Gina expressed an interest in a high end theme of Masquerade in Vanity Fair style. I couldn't help but answer her call with a find at BCBG of diamond encrusted masquerade shades for the bride to be! We continued on the theme with unique hand-made Ladies and Gentlemen mask escort cards displayed among a bed of living sprigs. Nico of NLC Productions expertly designed our box of masks pulling the vision into reality. Gina was absolutely stunning, hair & make-up by Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup.

Their ceremony hosted in the "round" in the Rotunda of Bacara Resort & Spa. They spoke their vows on a white patent leather round dance floor while Rev. Clint Hufft slowly guided them to turn in between vows. This unique concept gave all their guests and family members a chance to see their expressions of love throughout the entire ceremony. Floral strands and crystals dripped from the chandelier creating and luxe scene. Sweet draping over the window alcoves by BAM Specialty Fabric Draping, love Brent for all his hard work!
Guests enjoyed an amazing display of a raw sushi bar at cocktail while we secretly turned our Rotunda room into dinner and dancing. This was New Year's Eve after all so how could we resist not providing killer party favors. But in true form we made even this simple task pretty. Large oversized white boxes with gold crinkle ribbon awaited each guest at their seat when they arrived for dinner. Bella Vista Designs set our room aglow and set the tone for the night. Open Air Photobooth provided snap shots all night, an adult playground! Gold sugar dusted champagne with rock candy and gold pom pom stirrers were passed out just shy of midnight in preparation for countdown. Guests beamed in surprise as the clock struck 12:00am and canons blasted gold & silver confetti showering the bride, groom and guests. We wouldn't of had it any other way but to share this memory with Michelle and Josh Beller of Mi Belle Photographers. They expertly, swiftly and cheerfully captured our day with these beautiful images.
This memory will live with Gina & Jesse for the rest of their lives and we are honored they shared their day with us. Cheers to a prosperous marriage, life and New Year!


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