Christina and Brian’s Ojai Valley wedding was a weekend full of love, laughter, and time together. Having gone through some losses in their family recently, Christina and Brian kept family at the heart of their wedding planning. They wanted there to be enough time to spend time visiting with each invited guest, so they rented out Black Walnut Ranch for four days. They agreed that the ranch set forth a very calm and homey environment, and Hanna Photography stayed the weekend and captured every moment of Christina and Brian’s rustic, natural, and whimsical wedding.
Christina and Brian
Black Walnut Ranch, Ojai Valley, California
I bought the dress very early on in our engagement. I’m the type of person that hates fussing and hates trying on dresses. So when I found that dress, I was done. Fast forward two years later to our wedding, I am so glad I found that dress! I adored the beadwork and sequins, and the fact that it was so light (not heavy at all), that I was able to wear it all night.
The most memorable part of the day was waking up to a gorgeous setting! The day before our wedding, it was super windy and pouring! We all took our time driving up to the ranch, and waited for it to stop raining, to set out tables and décor. I was so worried that it would still be raining and that the grounds would be all muddy and wet the day of. However, when we woke up it was simply breathtaking!
Family was the most important thing when we were planning our wedding, and our budget. We had gone through some losses in our family recently, and decided that we really wanted to promote an environment where we can actually spend time with people.
Everything was personalized. We had so much help from family and friends, that all of our decorations were DIY. From the burlap and beans that my grandmother bought, to the mini moon cacti that my grandfather loves, the pale blue/gray mobile my cousin made, the gold and tulle garlands my sister-in-law made…..everything was handmade.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Hanna Photography
Venue – Black Walnut Ranch
Catering – Dearmore BBQ Catering
Cake – KNEAD Baking Company
Officiant – Reverend Alfred Burnham
Live Music – Big Brain on Brad
Invitations – Jorge Arroyo
Wedding Dress – Rosa Clara
Groom’s Apparel – Black Tux
Rentals – In the Mix Events & Ventura Rental Party Center
Transportation – Dutch Personal Service
Many thanks to Hanna Photography for sharing Christina and Brian’s Ojai Valley wedding with Junebug. For more whimsical wedding inspiration, take a look at Melissa and TJ’s quirky, vintage, metallic Port of Burlington wedding!