This week, Lady Grey is the luckiest blogger on the block. We’ve landed the prettiest wedding around: Emmanuelle and Ari’s Ojai wedding at The Dent House. These stunning stunning stunning (triple attack adjectives…they’re better than caps lock) wedding shot by Kurt Boomer Photo. We’re sharing insight with you from both Emmanuelle, the bride and Kurt!
Read on, my darlings. Grab a box of tissues for the drool.
As we are both students on a limited budget, this was a complete DIY affair with friends pitching in with everything, from cooking the rehearsal dinner, making the floral arrangements, signs and invitations, picking up cakes, and creating the iPod playlist, to flea market shopping in three cities for vases, cake plates and wooden boxes. Otherwise, we focused on the things that mattered the most to us: good barbeque, music, wine and pastries. We found a wonderful family bluegrass band from Santa Monica to play before the ceremony and during the cocktail hour, and spent a lot of time at BevMo finding a range of wines and ingredients for a ginger beer cocktail. As for the décor, we chose colors that were modern (gray) and matched the property’s abundant citrus trees (orange and yellow). Because the location was so powerful and exquisite on its own, we also didn’t feel the need to overdo it. I bought three kinds of dried flowers I liked from a family farm, and my friend spent all day Saturday making the arrangements.
The dent house has become one of my new favorite venues. Endless places for portraits with the tranquility only a long mountain drive and remote location can provide. I think I could shoot here all year long and always come up with new shots.
Rad vendors that made this wedding lovely: Photography: Kurt Boomer Photo // Location: The Dent House // Catering: Simply Marvelous // Dress: Vera Wang // Cake: Blackmarket Bakery // Makeup: Busy Babes Salon // Shoes: Him – John Varvatos, Her – Seychelles //