Modern Metallics With a Rustic Twist

Real Weddings: Bekki & Dave


Bekki and Dave’s sunny Ojai Valley wedding was every bit as warm and inviting as it appears. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa provided an ideal locale for this fun, fresh outdoor event. The neutral chic design scheme, fashioned by designer Lisa Gorjestani of Details Event Planning, played perfectly off of the stunning natural elements of the place. A flower-lined grass aisle and the ceremony’s elegant tree drapings displayed Gorjestani’s knack for transforming a simple space into something truly elegant.

The event conceptualization centered primarily on the unexpected, however, and truly illustrated the couple’s laid-back nature. “We had so many unexpected details,” Gorjestani says. “On the ride from the ceremony to the barn, we created life-size cut-outs of the couple and stationed them beside the road—guests really got a kick out of this, and it made the short drive a unique one.”

The reception space was an artistic display that combined metallic and rustic pieces. And although the focus was not meant to be the décor, the silver and white accents dotting the solid-wood, ranch-style furniture was nonetheless a beautiful representation of the bride and groom’s vision—to create something welcoming and natural.

“Fun works!” Gorjestani says, noting the incredible energy that powered the entire occasion.



Photography: Mi Belle Photographers

Ceremony Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (Ojai, CA)

Reception Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Planning: Lisa Gorjestani for Details Event Planning

Catering: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Flowers: Floral Art (Venice, CA)

Bride’s Dress: Laguna