Acacia Mansion – Not just for Hallow’s Eve

“Fun and formal” is the motto of the owner, Kristina Knapic who bought and refurbished the sprawling Acacia Mansion in 2004. Nestled in the center of the Ojai Valley on what used to be hundreds of acres of orange groves is now a walled Estate close to Downtown Ojai.


Enjoy this photo shoot showcasing Acacia Mansion put together by a team of Modele vendors:

Amber Hiatt – Model

Attasalina Photography – Photographer

Felici Events – Visionary; Producer

La Tavola Linen – Linen

Sarah Jackson – Hair and Make up

Shell’s Petals – Floral Designer

Sugarcube Press – Invitation / Paper Design

goth photo shoot

During the town’s earliest days, many came to learn the teachings of Krishnamurti of the Krotona Institute and one wealthy follower, a widow named Madeleine Baird, built her dream home.  Madeleine brought many artisans from Europe to create a jaw dropping two-story entryway with alabaster floors and stained glass windows. Many of the ceilings are hand painted and the sweeping iron staircase is a beautiful backdrop for photos.  Here is a taste of the mansion with images featured in our first issue.


Brighten Up the BIG Day! with Y-E-L-L-OH!

Got the Winter Blues?

Here are some decor ideas to make your BIG day bright and happy






Flowerless Bouquet

Who says you need flowers for pretty bouquets?  Below are examples that you don’t!

wedding bouquets without flowers

It’s a Nice Day for a White (and Twine) Wedding

Just because wedding dresses are traditionally white, doesn’t mean you cannot add more white in your wedding decor elements.  Here are some white and twine inspired ideas.


These hanging votives add a fun and playful element from above.




A table scape can include some white decor items attached or adorned with twine.




A simple white ranunculus bouquet wrapped in twine is something to hold on to




Twine lanterns amidst paper lanterns sparkle from above.



These white adorned candleholders wrapped with twine are fine on a table top



this cute cake by Valerie Elizabeth Confections, out of Modesto, CA. is so adorable!

Orange you “Fall”ing for Bouquets

With the first day of fall upon us, we’d love to share some Autumn bouquet looks of the season.

In ancient times, brides carried bunches of grains and herbs (such as wheat) in order to ward against demons and angry spirits. Eventually, these early bouquets were replaced with flowers. In many cultures, specific flowers had/have special meanings; true love, fertility, honesty, etc.