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.

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  1. Gorgeous wedding! Does anyone know anything about Belle Loreve and how to get in touch with the owners? My fiance and I have been calling and emailing them for weeks and can't get anyone to return our messages.


  3. I love Mark Brooke's work! Just fabulous.

  4. that tent is OFF THE CHAIN. fo' reals. gorg!

  5. that canopy is fantastic! love the place settings too!

  6. Gorgeous event! Who makes the dress/sash? I love the color!

  7. love that tent setup – so fab!

  8. Beautiful colors and love the tent! Just a perfect fall wedding.

  9. that looks amazing i love that color 2 its my favorite

  10. I cant say for sure but it looks an awful lot like my monique lhuillier nadia dress and sash! Beautiful – would love to know who makes the dress!

  11. that purple is gorgeous and so is the reception set up!! love it!

  12. Gorg tent, I love the dark tables in there, with the color palette, it's so elegant and moody and perfect for fall!

  13. Looooove the all the purple & what a gorgeous tent!

  14. Gorgeous. The florals are amazing. Such great colours.

  15. I love how they played into the natural beauty of their surroundings. What a gorgeous wedding.

  16. I think the dress/sash looks like Jim Hjelm (his comes with an optional lace bolero which she might have chosen not to use).

  17. we just don't have locations like that on the east coast!!!

    Picasso Perfect Photography

  18. What BEAUTIFUL colors! And yes, perfect Cali light for sure!!!


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