I know that I promised to share a fab DIY with you from yesterday’s handmade wedding.  But then the hubs asked me to watch Game Change with him and take a break from blogging, and I just couldn’t refuse him and didn’t have time to get the DIY post ready (I’ll post it for your tomorrow, promise!).  So today I’m posting a wedding that I had all ready for next week instead.  And it is a BEAUTY!

The Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, California is a special place to my husband and me.  We’ve spent both of our wedding anniversaries there, one while I was 6 months pregnant and the other as our first time away from our baby.  So when my own wedding photographer, Jennifer Roper, sent me this Ojai wedding it was a given that I was in love with it.  And I’m obsessed with the bride’s statement necklace!

Most of my featured weddings have brides who are very involved and do a lot of DIY.  But I’ve said before that not all brides are meant to DIY.  And one of the best things you can do for yourself as a bride is to know when to delegate and when to hire good vendors to help you.  That’s what this bride did.

My whole approach to the wedding was simplistic, “natural.”  I wanted flowers and food that were in season and grown locally. I  was also starting my own business at the same time as the wedding planning so I didn’t have time to do anything myself.  I honestly left everything to Ariel of Ariel Yve Design and Tiffany from the Ojai Valley Inn.  Ariel did my flowers as well.  She was brilliant.  I can’t take credit for any of it.
Ojai, billy buttons, that statement necklace, and the gorgeous photos by Jennifer Roper – I cannot choose just one favorite thing!  What about you?  What are you loving about this wedding?
{Vendors} Photographer: Jennifer Roper / Venue: Ojai Valley Inn / Coordination and Florals: Ariel Yve Design / Dress: Cymbeline / Hair and Makeup: The Studio Agency / Music: Ybarra Music / Cake: Superfine Bakery /  Table Rentals: Ventura Rental / Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss / Necklace: I purchased my necklace at a little independent store in New York City that sells pieces that were acquired in estate sales. He has a lot of original pieces for very inexpensive. I got mine for $120.  K Charles Inc., 786 9th Ave.