January 6, 2016
Time has flown by since my first official wedding as an intern with TOAST (How is it January already?!), but it will not soon be forgotten. That day, any illusions I had of this job being glamorous quickly melted away under the hot Ojai sun as I literally ran laps around Casa Elar…setting place cards, tying ribbon to chairs, gathering lavender, sitting on the floor tying the lavender into bundles with hand-dyed silk ribbon, placing the bundles of lavender on the plates for the reception, lighting candles, repositioning lavender as it blew away, re-lighting candles as they blew out in the wind, taking pictures of guests for the Polaroid guest book… safe to say I gained a whole new appreciation for the behind-the-scenes work that goes into weddings!!
But WOW, was the end result worth the blisters, sunburn, and sweat!
It was so rewarding seeing all of Tamara and Kim’s planning come to life in what is still one of the most gorgeous weddings I have ever seen. I loved all the blues and whites and lovely little details that hinted at stories about the bride and groom.
Even four months later, I cannot stop looking at the photos!