David & Liz | Ojai Valley Inn & Spa – Big Red Barn Wedding
From my first conversation with David and Liz, it was truly apparent that the most important aspect of their wedding was that they wanted the weekend to be about coming together with their friends and family and celebrating. Liz and David veered away from a lot of typical wedding traditions and focused more on meaningful moments and incorporated many of their guests into the ceremony itself for a very organic and sentimental joining. From the gospel choir that lead the ceremony charge to the large ukelele band that serenaded guests as they enjoyed cocktails, this wedding had so many unique and festive moments. A family style dinner took place outside under strings of lights by the Big Red Barn and was followed by a high energy dance party into the wee hours of the morning. We had so much fun capturing the celebratory, communal, and triumphant occasion of their union.
We hope you enjoy their upbeat and fun wedding film!
Their film along with amazing photos of David and Liz’s wedding was recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks so much to Jen for including us!!! You’ll definitely want to check out these gorgeous pictures from Our Labor of Love for more “Laid Back California Barn” inspiration.
David and Liz were such great sports as we pulled them away from their party for a few moments to venture into the surrounding hills for some sunset shots. Our Labor of Love was able to get these stunning shots and we were able to capture some beautiful moments for the film. You never get a second opportunity to recreate this day so make sure you allow extra time with your photographer and wedding filmmaker to gather some eye candy for the album and film. A special shout out to Whitney Chamberlin and the rest of the OLOL team for being super sweet to work with!
Swoon-worthy wedding decor like this doesn’t happen by accident. This exquisite wedding was designed and executed by the talented Bash, Please team along with gorgeous floral stylings by JL Designs, and pretty furniture pieces from Found Vintage Rentals. We always feel so fortunate to work with such amazing talents in the wedding industry as they give us the occasion to film such beautiful things. I especially loved this back drop and setting for a reception, it was refined yet rustic, glamorous yet down to earth, the ambiance was magical.
All above photos, credit to Our Labor Of Love Photography
Liz and David’s wedding recipe:
Videography: Lovespun Films | photography: Our Labor of Love | venue + catering: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Ojai, California (rehearsal dinner: Casa Elar, ceremony: herb garden, reception: big red barn) | event design + planning: Bash, Please | floral design: JL Designs | wedding dress: Jenny Packham | shoes: Manolo Blahnik | hair: dax sarmiento and steven tapp from Andy LeCompte Salon in LA | makeup: Cathryn van Breene with The Studio Agency | groom suit: Tom Ford | cake: Knead Bakery Ojai, CA | gospel choir: David Daughtry | 18 Piece Ukulele Band: Jason Myers | dance band: “The James Gang” by West Coast Music | late night dj: The Flashdance | rentals: Found Vintage Rentals