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

Ringing in the New Year by rounding out our N+K epic wedding weekend with their spectacular wedding ceremony and reception. (And don't forget the After Party!) The stunning backdrop to their vows was set at the Oak Tree of the Artist Cottage at Ojai Valley Inn. We decided to embrace the Oak by creating a floral wrap garland swagging the tree line. The bride and her father took the walk from the upper tree line down the aisle to the groom. Their ceremony vows were officiated by their...

Topa Mountain Winery – Welcome Dinner

The busy Fall wedding season has taken me away from posts lately, but I am excited to share our next feature in N+K wedding weekend, the Welcome Dinner. N+K wanted a relaxed,  let your hair down, sip some wine, enjoy some BBQ and play lawn games kind of  night for their Welcome Dinner. We took the party to Topa Mountain Winery, just down the path from the Ojai Valley Inn. The winery hosts great furniture, so we used the honey colored picnic tables and benches, Adirondack chairs and patio...

Olivella Rehearsal Dinner

Oh Hi, Ojai! Summer weddings at the Ojai Valley Inn are some of my all time favorites events. The weather is gorgeous, the views are epic and the lighting is spectacular. And for this particular client, I fell in love with the whole family immediately. Nicolle and Kevin wanted a fun filled  weekend with friends and family. They kicked off the weekend by hosting a little rehearsal dinner at Olivella on property, so I thought it appropriate to start our story here. You know a good rehearsal dinner...

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...

Villa Sevillano – Garden Wedding

I'm so excited to finally share this beautiful and sophisticated Garden Wedding with you! First, allow me to say that Kandra and Gerard are the very reason I do what I do with so much drive and passion. Their flair for life, smart and funny personalities, and the sheer desire to have fun at everything they do, made this wedding stop us in our tracks. I was so honored to be a part of this time in their lives. With that said...

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...