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February 14, 2020 - 6 comments

Intimate Wedding in Inverness, Scotland

To say this wedding was a dream wedding would be an understatement. Not only was it in the witchy woods of Scotland but it was filled with so many emotions that I get teary eyed just thinking about it. Let's let the photos do the talking now...

Wedding in Inverness Scotland. Bride and groom walk down to the river for intimate ceremony with guitar player in the rain.

Bride and groom kiss in the woods in Inverness Scotland. Wedding at Inshriach Manor

Wedding at Inshriach House in Inverness Scotland. Bride and groom got married by the river and had an intimate reception for 35 guests inside the manor.

The Venue

Laura and Adrian could have gotten married anywhere in the world but they chose the Inshriach House in Inverness, Scotland. They had debated over the location because they loved so many different parts of the world but there was something about the green hills and the mysterious nature of Scotland that really called to them. When they found the Inshriach House, they immediately knew this was the place. There's a sort of 'witchiness' to the place that intrigued us all and a small river at the bottom of the property that was perfect for an intimate ceremony.

Inshriach House, Inverness Scotland

Wedding at Inshriach House in Inverness Scotland. Bride and groom got married by the river and had an intimate reception for 35 guests inside the manor.

Old piano with greenery in old manor in Scotland. Wedding at Inshriach House in Inverness Scotland. Bride and groom got married by the river and had an intimate reception for 35 guests inside the manor.

The ceremony

What started out as a small drizzle quickly became a Scottish downpour when it came time to walk out for the ceremony. Guests grabbed umbrellas, raincoats and whatever else they could find and were up for the challenge of a rainy ceremony walk. Lead by a friend who played guitar and sang, we all walked down to the river and climbed over some rickety stairs to the perfect little meadow clearing.

The ceremony itself was filled with words from friends, poems, songs and the most thoughtful and beautiful vows. Not a dry eye in the whole place. We all held hands at one point and sen the newlyweds all our happy energy and positive vibes. The best part is that the rain stopped entirely for the ceremony and started again after the kiss.

Bride and groom walk down to ceremony by the river with guests in Scotland

Raining wedding ceremony where Bride and groom walk down to ceremony by the river with guests in Scotland

Wedding guests climb over wooden steps to ceremony by the river in Inverness Scotland. Wedding at Inshriach House

Wedding at Inshriach House in Inverness, Scotland. Bride and groom and guests have ceremony down at the river

Wedding at Inshriach House in Inverness, Scotland. Bride and groom and guests have ceremony down at the river

Wedding at Inshriach House in Inverness, Scotland. Bride and groom and guests have ceremony down at the river. Guests hold hands and send good energy to the newlyweds

Wedding at Inshriach House in Inverness, Scotland. Bride and groom and guests have ceremony down at the river

The reception + details

After the kiss, guests were lead to a little meadow where we started a bonfire and popped champagne! The rain was still coming down but the fire kept everyone warm and dry. After a few minutes of singing and celebrating, we lead the group back up the trail to the manor for appetizers, cocktails and music in the living room.

Wedding at Inshriach House in Inverness, Scotland. Bride and groom and guests have ceremony down at the river. Bride and groom lighting a fire during the ceremony

Long table with lots of candles and green garland with wildflowers for moody wedding in Scotland.

Long table with lots of candles and green garland with wildflowers for moody wedding in Scotland.

Long table with lots of candles and green garland with wildflowers for moody wedding in Scotland. Place setting with grey napkin and black and gold edgy name card.

Long table with lots of candles and green garland with wildflowers for moody wedding in Scotland.

Cozy wedding at Inshriach House in Scotland

Dancing under the stars

After a delectable meal filled with the best toasts every by friends and family, we moved everyone outside before sunset for the first dance. We played their song on a little bluetooth speaker as everyone gathered around in a circle around the bride and groom.

Bride and groom first dance in forest at Inshriach House in Scotland

Bride and groom first dance in forest at Inshriach House in Scotland

Bride and groom first dance in forest at Inshriach House in Scotland

The rest of the night was so fun and stress-free for everyone. The fire was on in the living room, wine bottles were being shared and music was play through the house stereo. It was cozy, witchy and romantic all at once.

Wedding at Inshriach House, Scotland.

Wedding at Inshriach House, Scotland. Long table full of wine and food with garland and lots of candles

Wedding at Inshriach House, Scotland.

Photographer The Kitcheners // Planning 'Cause We Can Events // Venue Inshriach House // Florals Lu Johnson // Catering Beskpoke Catering // Napkins La Pinata Party // Name cards Think Make Design

December 29, 2017 - 9 comments

Chelsea + Patrick’s Woodsy Big Sur Wedding

As soon as Fall comes around, I always want to put on some cozy leggings, a loose sweater and head up to the mountains. The air is crisper, the leaves actually change color and coffee just tastes better when it's cold out. This recent change of weather made me think of Chelsea and Patrick's beautiful wedding in Big Sur, CA. These two Hawaiian yogis tied the knot at The Ventana Inn and it is still, to this day, one of my all-time favorites.

bride and groom as glen oaks cabins under umbrella

A woodsy and rainy first look

The plan was to have a rain-free weekend with a ceremony under the trees and a reception outside on the patio of the Ventana Inn overlooking the ocean. Well, Mother Nature had a different plan but luckily this couple went with the flow and it turned out to be an incredible wedding weekend nonetheless!

bride and groom first look at glen oaks big sur

woodsy cabin in big sur

bride and groom kiss under umbrella in big sur

Rain or shine, Chelsea and Patrick were getting married! How adorable was that First Look at Glen Oaks? The girls all stopped getting ready to take a peek. Not gonna lie, I was also peeking from behind a tree.

groom and groomsmen in the woods with teal shirts

bride and bridesmaids in jewel tone dresses in woods

bride and bridesmaids bouquet bright pinks and oranges

bride and groom walk during fall wedding in big sur woods

couple walks through woods for wedding big sur

The ceremony

Originally, we were going to have the ceremony under some of the tall redwoods and we tried so hard to keep the rain away with all sorts of dances and chants but unfortunately it didn't work. Instead, we escorted guests into a small yet cozy community hall near by and it turned out really fun and colorful.

bluegrass band playing for wedding in big sur ca

bride and father walk down aisle in big sur ca

bride high gives thumbs up to grandma

colorful wedding backdrop curtain at big sur community hall

bride and groom kiss in front of colorful curtain big sur hall

The reception at the Ventana Inn

The reception took place at the Ventana Inn where we got a clear tent and live music to keep everyone dancing. We set up the long dinner tables inside where it was warm and cozy. Although it wasn't part of the plan to have dinner inside, the log-cabin feel of the room went really well with our decor.

bluegrass band under clear tent at ventana inn

bride and groom under clear tent dancing

wedding guests dancing under clear tent wedding ventana inn

Ventana Inn long wooden tables wedding reception

bud vases and on wooden tables with black napkins at ventana inn wedding

family style wedding tables with bright florals and black napkins

Take a closer look at these table "numbers". Each table had a beautiful photo that the couple took of some of their favorite travel places. Such a great way to add a personal touch!

unique table numbers with photos

Rain or shine, they danced!

Even with the change in weather, they still danced, ate, drank and ended the night as husband and wife. It was a good wedding to remind myself how amazing my last few years of clients have been. They've been ready to go with the flow and are just so happy to be together with their friends and family. And a little rain doesn't put a damper on their big day!

bridal bouquet with pinks oranges and purple wildflowers

orange pink and purple bridal bouquet

blue sapphire engagement ring

foggy day at ventana inn big sur

Planning + Styling 'Cause We Can Events // Photographer Evynn LeValley // Florals Big Sur Flowers // Venue Ventana Inn // Band Grasskickers // DJ Giancarlo // Rentals Chic Event Rentals

 

 

May 19, 2017 - 3 comments

Arwa + Zohaile’s Intimate Woodsy Ojai Wedding

Sometimes a destination wedding doesn't actually have to be very far from home. It also doesn't mean it has to be on a beach resort in Mexico. Arwa and Zohaile live in San Diego but wanted to have their guests come together and enjoy the beautiful Ojai area and the views of the Los Padres National Forest. Lucky for them, Zohaile's family has a Ranch right in the heart of Ojai that fit the description perfectly.

Ceremony Los Padres National Forest

Arwa and Zohaile come from two incredible cultures rich in traditions. They chose to incorporate pieces of them during the ceremony but also add new ones, like a tree planting, to truly make it their own.

bohemian dress dreamers and lovers

Arwa chose to get ready at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (one of the most beautiful resorts ever) just a few miles down the road from the wedding venue. Rich with greenery, trees and natural light, it's a photographer's dream place for those candid getting ready photos. The bride and groom also did their First Look there to be able to have a few moments together before joining their friends and family at the Ranch.

First look at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Bohemian Bride First Look

While all of this gorgeousness was happening at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, the 'Cause We Can Events team and other vendors were busy setting up and making Arwa and Zohaile's wedding vision come alive. The overall wedding design was a little bit of rustic charm with some bohemian vibes and a whole bunch of natural beauty. We wanted to create a super cozy space for friends and family to enjoy.

Triangle bohemian wedding arch

Triangle bohemian wedding arch

Ceremony in the woods with mexican blankets

sofreh ceremony in the woods

mexican blankets for ceremony

s'mores as wedding favor

woodsy wedding signage

airplant centerpieces for wedding tables

woodsy wedding centerpieces with s'mores and airplants

As guests arrived at the private venue, they were encouraged to sign a Jenga piece as the guestbook. Such a fun idea! Our bartending team from The Events Boutique welcomed everyone with handcrafted lavender mojitos that were incredible! The mint was fresh from the Ranch's garden and picked only minutes before the event started. Yum!

Jenga pieces alternative to guestbook

rustic garden wedding signage

wedding ceremony in the woods

The ceremony itself was a beautiful blend of cultural traditions and the union of two beautiful souls.

ring bearers with navy bowties and overalls

ceremony in the woods groom

bohemian bride with crimson and white bouquet

traditional persian ceremony

bohemian ceremony in the woods with triangle arch

persian ceremony in the woods with sofreh

bohemian kiss in the woods wedding ceremony

bohemian ceremony in the woods ojai

Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs! I love how excited our ring bearer is in the front row. Now, it's time to celebrate, take it away DJ Jack!

ojai bohemian wedding reception

bohemian outdoor wedding reception in ojai

The food from The Lime Truck was SO good! Guests enjoyed something like 5 courses of fresh Mexican fusion dishes. For dessert, some traditional Persian cookies and tea along with a modern donut wall were served! Guests actually dined on top of the pool which we had covered by Persiano Event Rentals.

best wedding toasts bohemian

ring bearer attire navy and white

best wedding toasts bohemian

The Lime Truck tacos catering

wedding donut wall and dessert sign

Gimme some sugar dessert sign

We had such a wonderful time being Arwa and Zohaile's wedding coordinators and being part of such a cool, adventurous couple's wedding day. We even got to stay in yurt while we were in Ojai so that was an added bonus! Thank you to Laura Goldenberger for always capturing the most perfect moments.

bohemian wedding in the woods ojai

romantic bohemian wedding in the woods ojai

wedding in nature by creek

kiss in nature bohemian wedding couple

Planning by 'Cause We Can Events // Photos by Laura Goldenberger // Music by DJ Jack Farmer // Dress by Dreamers and Lovers // Rentals by Persiano Event Rentals and Blue Fish Event Rentals // Venue Private Ranch // Catering by The Lime Truck // Bartending by The Events Boutique