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Greystone Mansion – Engagement Session

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The Farmhouse at Ojai Valley Inn

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Ojai Valley Inn – Modern Winter Wedding

Ojai Valley Inn – Orchard Lawn Welcome Dinner

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La Cuesta Ranch – Summer Wedding

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XOXO BRIDE Events presents Ojai Valley Inn Luxe Wedding

December 2018

Topa Mountain Winery, Welcome Dinner, XOXO BRIDE Events

October 2018

Ojai Valley Inn, Olivella Rehearsal Dinner – XOXO BRIDE Events

September 2018

Santa Ynez Wedding – Summer in the Vineyard

May 2018

Villa Sevillano – Garden Wedding

Beach Chic Wedding Inspiration

February 2018

Topa Mountain Winery Wedding

Ojai Orchard Welcome Dinner

November 2017

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa – Olivella Wedding

July 2017

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa – Pretty In Pastel

Bacara Resort & Spa – Secret Garden Wedding

Bacara Resort Seaside Welcome Dinner

March 2017

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa – Cosmic Alliance

Bacara Resort & Spa – True Elegance

December 2016

Bacara Resort & Spa – Taryn + Ryan

San Ysidro Ranch – Rehearsal Dinner

October 2016

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Australian Persian Wedding

June 2016

Belmond El Encanto | Elegant Wedding

May 2016

Bacara Resort & Spa Wedding | Melissa + Scott

March 2016

Bacara Resort & Spa Indian Wedding

January 2016

Sunstone Winery Welcome Dinner

October 2015

Beautiful Coastal Bacara Resort & Spa Wedding

July 2015

Ojai Valley Inn Garden Chic Wedding

May 2015

Bohemian Elegance Inspiration

La Cumbre Country Club Wedding

April 2015

Meet the XOXO BRIDE Events Team!

February 2015

Quintessential Ojai Garden Wedding

December 2014

Summer Ojai Valley Inn Wedding in the Herb Garden

Ojai Valley Inn Herb Garden Pool Welcome Reception

November 2014

Ojai Garden Love

October 2014

Estate of Love

August 2014

Downton Abby Wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

July 2014

Persian Succulents ~ Ojai Valley Inn Herb Garden Wedding

June 2014

Rustic Beauty ~ Ojai Valley Inn Red Barn Wedding

March 2014

A Tailored Organic Affaire ~ Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

Black Tie New Years Eve Glamour ~ Jessica + Troy ~ Joy Marie Photography

February 2014

New Years Eve Wedding ~ Bacara Resort & Spa

Traditional Ojai Valley Inn Wedding ~ Amanda + Ryan

January 2014

Ojai Valley Inn Elegance ~ Alyssa + Emilio

Indian-American Wedding ~ Harjot + Brendan

December 2013

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

October 2013

Jake + Alice ~ Private Estate

September 2013

Rustic Home & Garden ~ Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

July 2013

The Granada Theater ~ Braedon Photography

June 2013

Malibu Private Estate ~ Lindsay + Amber

April 2013

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa ~ Rustic Barn Wedding

Victorian Royalty ~ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Bacara Resort & Spa ~ Justin and Diksha

January 2013

Molly + Clint ~ Butterfly Lane Estate ~ Featured in C Weddings

Anna + Terry ~ Santa Barbara Historical Museum

December 2012

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore ~ Lauren and Michael

October 2012

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Wedding ~ Cameron and Paul

September 2012

Rancho Dos Pueblos Wedding ~ Amy and Chris

August 2012

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Wedding ~ Karly and Matt

July 2012

Ojai Private Estate Wedding ~ Cathryn & Gael

May 2012

A Montecito Country Club Wedding ~ Amanda and Adam

April 2012

The Beautiful Casa Elar @ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Storybook Love ~ Montecito Country Club

March 2012

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

February 2012

Bacara Resort & Spa ~ Nancy and Greg

A Montecito Country Club Wedding ~ Sarah and Marco

January 2012

A Bacara Wedding ~ Amy and Kevin

The Montecito Country Club ~ Gabriela & Brian

November 2011

Montecito Country Club ~ Maguire & Kevin

October 2011

Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore Wedding ~ Jenn & Austin

August 2011

Heirloom Feast ~ Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse + Jose Villa Photography

June 2011

The Biltmore ~ Mary and Mark

May 2011

Canary Hotel Wedding ~ Deanna & Soren

December 2010

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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Ojai Valley Inn Orchard Lawn Welcome Dinner
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Sonia Hopkins
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Ojai Valley Inn – Orchard Lawn Welcome Dinner


Ryan and Whitney's story with me began just shy of two and half years ago in 2016. I remember really liking them right away. Their sensibility, practicality, and desire for order and organization was extremely appealing. They asked for a Skype interview. Yes! I'd be happy to! Sure enough, we all fell in love with each other and were on our way to planning their December 2017 wedding at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn. Now, for those of you not familiar with Ojai and Ventura County during the month of December 2017, this was the time of the horrific Thomas Fire. It all began the Monday before their wedding weekend. With not only themselves and family, but guests due to fly in that Wednesday and Thursday. We had very little time to asses the damage and estimate potential hazardous conditions if the fire were to subside before then. 'If' being the key word. The fires did not die down. They worsened. A full fledged effort to move their entire wedding weekend, 60 guaranteed guests rooms over 3 nights, 3 days worth of events, additional hotel accommodations, flights, shuttles, oh my! We successfully moved it to Santa Barbara. Winds shifted and picked up with force... and the fire followed us over the mountain. It was a heartbreaking decision for them to make. Imagine to have to cancel and postpone your wedding just 2 days before! Ultimately, they decided that Ojai Valley Inn was the place for them and they would resume exactly one year from their original wedding date, December 2018.
And... it all kicked off with this beautiful Tuscan Vineyard inspired welcome dinner hosted on the Orchard Lawn inside a stunning crisp Tidewater Tent.
Michelle Beller
capture every telling moment of their weekend with her stylish eye. Hoo Films caught the laughs, the toast/roasts, the dancing, and all the days perfectly.
We set the scene with a hard wood plank floor complete with aisle entrance from Town & Country Event Rentals. It gave the first night the presence I was looking for. First impressions are priceless, so to sweep their guests off their feet from the first moment was my main goal. Camille of Camellia Floral Design translated this dinner so well for us. Tall wood pillar candles mixed with fresh white and green florals with a healthy dose of cabbage, pears, and grapes for depth and texture. We used the subtle Essex Taupe from La Tavola Linen to give a bit of design to the tables without overpowering the room. I layered in a very large lounge with stunning pieces from Found Rentals for guests to transition to after dinner to "roast" the couple into the night. So many laughs, big smiles, lots of hugs and kisses. Ryan and Whitney were surrounded by love and light the whole night. What a perfect way to walk into your wedding weekend. Make sure to check back here next month for the final feature of their wedding. It's soooo good!



Ojai Valley Inn Michelle Beller Hoo Films Camellia Floral Design Town & Country Event Rentals Found Rentals La Tavola Linen Cheree Berry Paper


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