Shelby & David

Shelby & David hosted a multi-day wedding celebration in Ojai California in September. They hosted a Thursday welcome party, a Friday Ojai Rancho Inn wedding, and a Saturday BBQ pool party! Most of their guests stayed on property at the Ojai Rancho Inn and it was a weekend full of love, connection, and so much fun.

Shelby & David’s wedding flowers were cheerful, bold, wild, untamed, artistic, and fun! Flowers were really important to Shelby and we spent a lot of time developing out all of the fun and whimsical ideas. Winston & Main hung colorful dried wild flowers from trees, 400 sunflower heads floated in the pool, and wild grasses and fresh flowers were scattered on the tables and down the ceremony aisle. Shelby had a colorful statement bouquet with summer wildflowers and sunflowers and David wore a floral pocket square! We brought in all of the rentals to decorate the raw space.

Shelby + David are vegan musicians so we put a lot of care and energy into the musical entertainment and the food. We hired Lightbath, a synthesist, to improvise with a cellist during the pre-ceremony and cocktail hour. During the ceremony, two of Shelby's best friend's performed an acoustic harmony of "Landslide" as Shelby walked down the aisle. We served a Swedish-vegan family-style menu and each guest was tempted with a shot of Aquavit (a Swedish shot). Guests enjoyed vegan cake, we had several Mysa/Hygge cozy inspired lounges, and a DJ played the reception. It was such a fun night!

The day after the wedding, I flipped the pool area from the wedding ceremony/cocktail hour into a pool lunch BBQ setup. We used all of the furniture and flowers from the wedding in a new presentation the day after. For the pool party brunch we had a mimosa bar and a Bloody Mary bar. Primal Alchemy served seasonal salads, grilled burgers (vegan + non- vegan), and made fresh sweet potato fries and shoestring fries. We had a fresh fruit bar and we topped it all off with fresh baked cookies. This was a delicious lunch! Guests swam, listened to music, nursed their hangover, and connected in the pool.

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