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Anna and Sean
Although Anna and Sean’s introduction at California State University in 2008 was high impact (“We were in the same marketing class, and from the moment I first laid eyes on him, I was crushin’!” says Anna), their subsequent dates went nowhere. “Still, every year, he’d email or connect via Facebook and ask to catch up over dinner. I declined at least four times,” she adds. The Golden State natives finally clicked in October 2011 when the persistent suitor had Anna over for prosciutto tortellini. By January, they were engaged, and five months later said their I do’s in the herb garden of the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, a two-hour drive north from their Los Angeles home.
A watercolor print of lemons and peonies brightened the festively stamped invitations.
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Peonies, roses, lilies, and nearly neon craspedia comprised the posy.
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The guys’ lapels were spiffed up with (from left) craspedia, a parrot tulip, and a dahlia.
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Before the ceremony, guests sipped citrus-cucumber water and watermelon lemonade.
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Anna and Sean went for a stroll in the garden of their Ojai ceremony site.
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During the ceremony, guests were seated in vintage settees and upholstered chairs.
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The pair said “I do” in front of an antique fireplace arch decorated in flowers, vines, pillar candles, and personal photos.
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Guests of Honor
Anna’s sister, Angel, with her hubby and infant daughter, planned the day’s beautiful event.
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Guests unfurled scrolls of linen attached to porcelain faux twigs to read about the meal to come.
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The Place Cards
Calligraphed paper lemon wedges, perched on the rims of glass goblets, served as place cards.
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The Place Settings
Kumquats decorated the white china place settings.
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A ring of oranges, lemons, and kumquats hung over the couple’s pixie-tangerine cake.
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The two-tired confection was split: half pixie tangerine with cream cheese filling (an Ojai specialty) and the other, strawberry violet cake with vanilla bean filling.
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Location, Catering, and Cake: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Event Planning and Design: Events of Love and Splendor
Flowers: Heavenly Blooms
Photography: Ryan Ray
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Stationery, Menu, and Calligraphy: Julie Song Ink
Bride’s Gown: Galina
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Videography: Elysium Productions
Music: Brandt Jacobus and Ray Fortune
Tabletop Rentals:Casa de Perrin
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Hair and Makeup: Nicole Deanne
Bride’s Shoes: Bhldn
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo