Ivy and Scott wed at Quail Ranch, a venue equally loved for its lush avocado and citrus orchards, stunning views, location just outside of LA, and Spanish Revival architecture. With a setting that truly speaks for itself, the bride and groom went with an understated elegance vibe, allowing the venue’s natural beauty to take center stage. Guests immediately got a taste of the upscale garden-party they were in for as they arrived into the ceremony area. Lots of greenery and white garden roses, imported roses, ranunculus, spray roses, Italian ruscus, hydrangea were used to line the aisle and adorn the altar that sat at the base of a towering oak tree. Ivy’s favorite aspect of their ceremony space was the white aisle, which was brought in especially for them. Their wedding was the perfect joining of two, both in marriage and in cultures, combining Scott’s Jewish traditions and Ivy’s Scottish heritage. As the two exited as newlyweds, bagpipes serenaded them as they headed into the reception where they would later dance the horah.
from the bride: “As a fifth-generation Californian, I always dreamed of having a classically “California” outdoor wedding. Luckily, wedding planning wasn’t exactly Scott’s forté, so he let me have free rein on the location. I looked all around LA, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and Ojai for the perfect venue, but it wasn’t until my mom and I visited Quail Ranch that we knew we had found the one. Spanish architecture, a sprawling avocado orchard, lush gardens with orange blossoms and dreamy wisteria, and the huge California oak trees checked every box I could hope for.”
from the planner: “Scott and Ivy both work in Post Production. Ivy is a television commercial producer and Scott works in VFX for films. They got engaged in Carmel, CA after dating for 3 years. Scott is from Dix Hills, NY. Ivy is from Valencia, CA. Scott went to Binghamton University for undergrad and U of Miami for law school. Ivy went to the University of Missouri for undergrad and spent most of her adult life in the midwest. She met Scott when she moved back to LA.
For the first dance, the band performed “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid.
With such a naturally beautiful venue, we wanted to keep the decor clean and classic with a black-tie garden party feel. Even though the venue was at a ranch, we wanted to avoid any of the rustic decor trends. Our wedding planner, Brooke Heflin, made it all possible by keeping everything formal and elevated. We stuck with classic white and green florals and opted for black chiavari chairs which really made a big difference. My favorite design element we added was the floral-lined white aisle that was built for our ceremony. I hadn’t seen anyone else do that at Quail Ranch and I think it really transformed the ceremony area.
We wanted to honor Scott’s heritage by incorporating Jewish traditions into our wedding. We had a rabbi perform a ketubah signing ceremony before the wedding and we did the Horah at our reception. My family is Scottish and having a bagpiper perform the recessional was a special surprise for them.”
Photography: Chris J Evans Photography
Planning: Burlap & Bordeaux
Beauty: LIV Studio
Rentals: A Rental Connection
Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty
Transportation: Mars Valet
Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booths
Invitations: copper willow paper studio
Floral Design: Burlap & Bordeaux
Cake: Skiff’s Cakes
Gown: Jinza Bridal
Catering: Command Performance Catering
Music: Ben Mallare Entertainment
Signage: Luckie Design Co.
Venue: Quail Ranch