This Ojai Valley Inn Wedding Is the Epitome of SoCal Chic
September 13, 2017
California
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Jordan and Michael's Ojai Valley Inn + Spa wedding is the epitome of SoCal chic – loose waves and dewy-looking faces by TEAM Hair + Makeup, drop-dead gorgeous florals by Stella Bloom Designs, and an organic yet luxe looking ceremony and reception set up that complements the natural surroundings with thanks to Found Vintage Rentals. Brandon Kidd photographed the day, which you can see more of here, and we guarantee you'll be dreaming about it all night long.
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From the Bride... Michael and I have known each other for over 20 years. He grew up in Calabasas, neighboring my home town Hidden Hills, and went to high school with my brother. They were best friends in high school, so he was always over our house growing up. Then years later at mutual neighborhood friend’s wedding in Palm Springs, we re-connected, started dating, and the rest is history.

Michael and I were in Palm Springs for the Stagecoach Music Festival with my two best friends (since I was three years old!), Courtney and Jill, and Jill's husband James. We all rented a house in La Quinta for three nights. Everyone was involved with the proposal that weekend, and I had no idea. It was Courtney’s birthday weekend celebration, and the first night we all made dinner. Michael and James brought out a cake, and we all started singing happy birthday. Before I knew it, they placed the cake in front of me, and the lettering of the frosting said “Jordan Say Yes!” It was the best surprise of my life! Michael got down on one knee and asked for my hand in marriage. I of course said yes, and then we celebrated at the festival listening to country music all night. Courtney and Jill have experienced every major memory with me, so it was very special having them there that weekend to relish in the memory of getting engaged.

I loved all of my wedding vendors! We could not have asked for a better team! Brandon Kidd Photography is such a pleasure to work with and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. His team was really organized with family wedding pictures before the ceremony and so stealth during the reception. I did not even notice the team during the reception, and needless to say, the photographs are just fantastic.

I will never forget dancing with my 95 year-old grandmother who promised us that she would stay alive to dance with both of us at our wedding, and she sure did!

My best advice to brides currently planning a wedding is sleep on your decisions. If you still want to move forward with that choice in the next couple of days, it is the correct one.

Our next chapter is starting to unfold as husband and wife and we are working hard to save for a house in the near future and our next big vacation. We love to travel the world and cannot wait for another adventure abroad. We are looking forward to starting our family soon and excited for the journey of parenthood together. We have had a little practice with our fur baby, Austin, and cannot wait to see our family grow over the next couple of years.
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