Sonia Hopkins Events
Based in the beautiful Ojai Valley Sonia Hopkins Events is a full service Event Planning and Design company.
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The Farmhouse at Ojai Valley Inn

It is no secret that I am a fan of the Ojai Valley Inn. Ojai is my hometown and I feel blessed to plan and design weddings in the beauty of where I live. I am so happy to share with you a labor of love in this designed editorial photo shoot to show off the new Farmhouse at Ojai Valley Inn. Ojai Valley Inn is proud to introduce the show-stopping, $20 million, multi-use epicurean and event center The Farmhouse at Ojai Valley Inn. Nationally acclaimed architect Howard Backen...

Ojai Valley Inn – Modern Winter Wedding

Imagine the anticipation of waiting for your perfectly planned wedding for a year only for it to be canceled against your wishes days before. Now imagine waiting another whole year for it to become reality. Whitney and Ryan endured so much with the postponement of their wedding due to the Thomas Fires and today,...

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...

Santa Ynez Wedding – Summer in the Vineyard

Summer in the vineyard, is there anything better?! Yes, summer weddings in the vineyard! And even better, summer weddings in Santa Ynez are unbelievably romantic. Sunstone Villa is one of those iconic venues that you will never forget.  Walking the property evokes a calm feeling of luxury and relaxation at it's finest. Now, imagine hosting the most special day of your lives in this feeling. Presto! That's when the magic happens. Emily and John's wedding, I was so honored to be a part of. I aimed to strike...

Beach Chic Wedding Inspiration

Beach weddings are so beautiful. Embracing the surroundings and tapping into the existing elements for design is key. I am excited to share this cool beach chic dinner I designed at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort with cool ideas, style tips and design concepts that gives us all the "feels" for dinner with a sunset view. I loved the idea of Ghost Chairs on the sand. It gives a light and airy feeling that I couldn't resist. Don't miss the tablescape details, I mean...