Inspired by the relaxing nature of Ojai, California and its focus on everything organic + natural, Miguez + KD knew it was the perfect place to celebrate their love. Held at Black Walnut Ranch, their intimate wedding (30 people in attendance) had major springtime vibes, with an abundance of greenery + bright tangerines. Incorporating florals everywhere, along with a sort of indie rock-inspired vibe, M+K personalized just about every nook and cranny: from a temporary tattoo station, a vintage trailer “welcome wagon” with cameras for guests to take snaps with, and even custom mix CDs made to look like old vinyls!
Miguez + KD share a little about the inspiration for the day: Our wedding inspiration and planning started with the location and everything followed through from there. We both love Ojai; we would go up there on any open weekend when we just want a little getaway from the city. We wanted to make it an intimate weekend event for our closest friends and family. When we found the property, Black Walnut Ranch, we fell in love and envisioned our entire wedding weekend there with the view of the Topa Topa Mountains and around the beautiful setting of the ranch.
Let's head out to Ojai and see all the details captured by Anna Delores Photography!
All the floral dresses! Did you happen to notice that one of our GWSxMumu dresses (fourth in from the left!) is featured there?! LOVE! :) Want to sport a similar style? Here are a few of our favorite floral gowns.
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Processional: Northern Sky by Nick Drake
Recessional: I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
First Dance: Crazy Love by Van Morrison
Our favorite moment was right after the ceremony, when we walked together and had our first few moments alone as wife & wife. That was precious.
We'd love to hang out in this lounge… Or better yet, have pieces to like such in our backyard!
Bringing it full circle to the indie-inspired theme, we absolutely ADORE this idea with the personalized mix!
Turquoise floral plates, along with gold chargers, and neutral-toned linen napkins. Isn't this tablescape created with pieces from Ventura Rental Party Center simply elegant + springy?
Simple + refined with colorful pops to complement the setting of Ojai, how delicious does this look?
This is the best advice we received from one of our best friends while we were planning our wedding and just wanted to pass along. She said that not everything will go as planned and thus on the wedding day, don't stress yourselves and learn to let go of small things that don't go as planned. Not every detail is within your control, so it's much better to take it easy and just enjoy the day. This helped us a lot and made us feel relaxed and just enjoyed every moment of the day. And it actually turned out perfect.
Thank you for letting us in on your special day — congrats Miguez + KD!!
Want to see a bit more + get a feel for what Ojai is all about? Check out this clip by I Heart My Groom Films!
photography: Anna Delores Photography // venue name: Black Walnut Ranch, Ojai, California, USA // florals: Topa Flora // wedding dress: both from BHLDN // bride's shoes: Gucci // hair stylist: Blushing Beauty // makeup artist: Blushing Beauty // videography: I Heart My Groom Films // catering: Lorraine Lim Catering // tabletop rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center // furniture rentals: Wild Heart Events (trailer) // linen rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center // music: Carly & The King // officiant: Make It Yours Weddings // KD's pink suit: Elie Tahari // Miguez's pink suit: Zara