Friday, November 21, 2008

the wedding . christen + benj

christen + benj were married at the incredible Ojai Valley Inn; celebrating with their loved ones for the weekend... i LOVED the chandeliers at the ceremony site; so unexpected and romantic... 

the proposal:

"The proposal took place on Sunday, October 21st. Benj planned a day trip for us to go up to Malibu, do some shopping, and was then going to propose at Geoffrey's restaurant overlooking the ocean. Unfortunately the Malibu fires started that morning and pch was shut down. He then suggested that we stroll around Venice and Santa Monica. Apparently a moment didn't present itself and he found himself still with a ring in his pocket at the end of the day. He was determined that was the day.... :) We went home to change and go out for dinner. I had just turned off the blowdryer when he yelled from the other room "christen, i need to tell you something".... i thought it was going to be bad news about the fires. Instead, he dropped to his knee, told me the sweetest most genuine things i've ever heard out of his mouth, and asked me to marry him. I cried, he cried, it was wonderful. Just us, in our first place together, at home on a Sunday Night (our favorite day). Simple, but perfect."

nikki + kirk, mina + nat, and summer + nick were there so it was fun to catch up with everyone!!!

location: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
dress: Vera Wang
shoes: Valentino
Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss
Flower girl dress: Kaya Couture
Bridesmaid dresses: Vineyard, The White Dress
videography:Alex Hill, Elysium Productions
catering: Ojai Valley Inn
Floral & Decor: Square RootDesigns
Coordination:Michelle Buckley, Mint Julep
Cake: La Starr
DJ: Pete Carroll, Generations Entertainment
Invitations, Menus, Table #s: Oslo Press
Lighting: Bella Vista
hair: Mina Beckett, Magnolia Salon, Costa Mesa
make up: Christen (bride)
Rings: SN Queens Jewelry, Los Angeles

1 comment:

Laura E @ Southern Weddings said...

Great bouquet shot! Love it!