Michelle and David: Summer Ojai Destination Wedding

The beauty of photographing weddings is that I get to relive them every time I sit down to edit photos, whether for an online slideshow or a wedding photography coffee table book. The wedding of Michelle and David in Ojai, California, is one of those weddings worth remembering for the rest of your life. Everybody was so happy and in love. Below’s a selection of some of my favorites, although there are many more photos. You can see a larger selection of photographs from this wedding in the slideshow section.

It all started with a wedding yoga session at the Lavender Inn, led by one of the guests, a professional yoga instructor from Los Angeles. The party continued with a hair and make-up session in which any of the wedding guests was welcome to be pampered.

The rest of the day would be spent in great joy at Twin Peaks Ranch, under the careful coordination of Donna Romani.

The ceremony was as sweet as they come, with plenty of audience participation, and a couple of friends singing George Harrison’s Here Comes the Sun, accompanied by flute and guitar. The rings were passed around the attendees so each of them could add a blessing for the couple.

The elders lit candles for each of the family members who had passed away, bringing their presence to the ceremony.

I love weddings with bubbles!

The cocktail tables were decorated with beautiful flowers by Kate Holt, of Flower Wild, plus pictures from previous weddings of family members and guests.

A touch of humor atop the wedding cake by Diaz’s Bakery. The bride and groom decided they didn’t want to do a cake cutting ceremony.

Every single dish was a work of art by Sidney and Jessica of SBB Gourmet Catering.

I honestly have never seen so many people dance all night long as with this party, to the rhythm of THC Electra of Exxxplosivo DJ’s. You can see for yourself in this video from the wedding reception.¬†You can even download music sets from Exxxplosivo’s website.

Thank you Michelle and David for counting on me to be your wedding photographer, and for your sweet review. Congratulations!

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