This Rustic Wedding Was A Farm-To-Table Affair

Ann Marie and Hunter met nine years ago while both were attending Loyola Marymount University. Hunter admired Ann Marie at a distance for months, curious about the cute brunette with oversized sunglasses.
Simultaneously, through a mutual friend, Ann Marie began to learn more about this mysterious Hunter fellow who was nicknamed "McGiver" because he was the ultimate handyman, jack of all trades, and cross-country runner with a passion for the ocean. After waiting patiently for the right moment to ask Ann Marie out to dinner, he did just that. Hunter later told friends that Ann Marie was his first true love, joking that he waited 21 years for that dinner date.
Hunter proposed on bended knee over looking the ocean in his hometown of Laguna Beach, and the couple chose to celebrate their wedding day in Ann Marie’s hometown of Ojai, C.A. on her family’s eight-acre eco estate, creating the ultimate farm-to-table feel.
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“It was the first dress I tried on!" said the bride. "I made some custom alterations to it, so it looks a bit different than the original. I turned it from a fit-and-flare to a mermaid, and the designer added more beading around the waistline so that I didn't need to wear the sash.”

Dress: Liancarlo.
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“Michael shot a great deal of real film which captured the light and beauty of the summer Ojai day, just as we had hoped.”

Photography: Michael & Anna Costa Photography.
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“Keeping things unique and sentimental was key for all of us.”

Venue: Red Trail Ranch.
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“I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted. Joy Proctor’s style oozes that rustic old world romance, and that’s precisely what I wanted.”

Design: Joy de Vivre.
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“Being that we were sharing our 'I dos' on my family farm, some of the wedding menu, including the organic chickens, were farm raised with love on-site, giving this wedding that farm-to-table feel.”

Catering: Duo Catering & Events.
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“I wanted to keep the flowers romantic, organic, and luxurious," said the bride.

Florals: Camellia Floral Design.
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“Ojai is known for its acres of orange trees, so it seemed fitting to serve a delicious lemon butter cake with a dripping orange glaze. I also wanted a 'naked' or 'undone' cake with no exterior frosting to add to the rustic elegance of the day.”

Cake: Knead Baking Company.
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