Real Wedding: Heather + Chris’s Rustic Fall Wedding

Today I have a lovely rustic fall wedding that the super rad Mark Brooke Photographers sent me. The location is truly magical. Heather + Chris were married at Belle Loreve, a tucked away treasure of an estate in the mountains between Santa Paula and Ojai California.

The weather was warm and welcoming for a fall wedding. Their ceremony was held in the upper garden with stunning backdrops of the Ojai mountains. Sonia Hopkins of XOXO Bride implemented and coordinated the day’s events. Two open air tents draped in white provided an intimate feel for the large open gardens of the reception. After dinner, the dancing and lounge was a hit, with diamond a shaped dance floor and open bar. More chandeliers than one could count dressed the skyline creating an elegant feeling in a rustic home setting. Lighting and draping was provided by Ambient Event Design in conjunction with the designs of Hearts Bloom.

purple bouquet

purple bridesmaid dresses

fall wedding

fall wedding

Love this series with the parasol!

bride and groom holding parisol

Ok, how beautiful is this tent in the open field? I would love to attend a wedding like this!

tent canopy wedding

tent canopy wedding

Perfect Cali light…

tent canopy wedding

Chris and Heather sought to give their guests a unique wedding experience. From their pre-ceremony champagne hour to their non-traditional yet refreshing musical selections by Santa Barbara DJ’s, they provided an ambiance in which their friends and family will not soon forget.

Thank you so much Candice and Mark for sharing your beautiful photos with us! Huge fan of your work! Check out more from the day on their blog.