SAN YSIDRO RANCH

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Soft Pastel Wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch

We could not imagine a more beautiful color palette for a summertime wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch. Super soft shades of blue, pink, lavender, green and ivory absolutely shine at this lush garden venue. Jessie & Juan celebrated their wedding day amongst 50 of their closest friends & family members. The couple exchanged their vows in the ceremony garden and then dined alfresco on the Hydrangea Patio and danced the night away to their favorite songs.

Each place-setting was carefully curated with layers of mixed white china from Pretty Vintage Rentals and topped with a menu that had each guests name written at the top with soft blue calligraphy. CocoRose Florals finished the look by tying delicate stems of lavender & sweet peas to each of the fresh white napkins with a raw silk ribbon.

This spectacular wedding was held on a warm day in October, and as the sun began to set the San Ysidro Ranch warmed up the guests with bowls of their signature Tortilla Soup. The candlelit dinner continued, followed by an organic baby greens salad & then the choice of Filet of Beef or Pan Roasted King Salmon. Toasts were shared throughout the evening as guests celebrated the newlyweds under the twinkle lights and stars.

One of our favorite moments of the evening is when Jessie surprised her parents by playing their wedding song right after the cake cutting. Her parents were so touched and as the two of them danced together, reminiscing about their own wedding day! There wasn’t a dry eye in the room & each guest could truly feel the love shared within this family.

Weddings like these don’t just magically happen! We could not do our job without the help of an incredible team of professionals. Here is the list of vendors who made this dreamy wedding day come to life:

Wedding Planning & Design: La Fete Weddings  |  Photography: Ashleigh & Erik Photography  |  Videography: Fig & Thread  |  Venue: San Ysidro Ranch  |  Floral Design: CocoRose Florals  |  Rentals: The Tent Merchant  |  Dinnerware & Vintage Glassware Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals  |  Menu + Escort Card Design & Calligraphy: Sophia Loves Letters  |  Ceremony Music: Brandt Jacobus  |  Lighting Design: Ambient Event Design  |  Hair & Makeup: Tomiko Taft & Lucy Salgado  |  Reception DJ: Ian Gotler of RedShoe

 

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A Cheery + Colorful Wedding Celebration at the San Ysidro Ranch

There is nothing like a  colorful wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch to help get you through your Wednesday! We were beyond thrilled to help the FABULOUS Laura of Cody Floral Design plan her own stunning and intimate wedding celebration. As  a local wedding professional, Laura arranges some of the most glamorous floral arrangements that Santa Barbara offers- but we all get a little tired of the traditional wedding colors of whites and soft pinks. That is exactly why her own wedding featured tons of vibrant blooms and touches of color!

Laura & Michael exchanged vows in front of the insanely romantic Stonehouse Terrace fireplace which was dressed in wild greenery and two abundant displays of her flowers! The backdrop was complete once all of the candles were lit & tiny twinkle lights lit up the fireplace & surrounding trees. Throughout the grounds of San Ysidro Ranch you will find tons of petite vintage benches- which we utilized as the seating for their guests during the ceremony.

At dusk, the guests found their way into the Old Adobe where they each took their seats at this deep blue velvet draped table. Each place setting held a perfect magenta peony which held together a silk napkin. And lets just say that the bride knew what she was doing when she put together these centerpieces!

These abundant arrangements featured a stunning color palette of deep fuchsia peonies, garden roses, cafe au let dahlias & dripping clusters of grapes. The table also featured an impressive display of hurricanes and votives which made the space feel warm & inviting!

 

Needless to say it was an incredible honor to be included in helping our dear friend Laura plan her special day! She has gone above and beyond to help design all of the flower arrangements for each of my kid’s weddings & it was about time we were able to return the favor! This magical day would not have been possible without the support of the wonderful professional team that came along side Laura & Michael that day:

| Melissa Musgrove Photography | The San Ysidro Ranch | Dwight Kennedy Music | La Tavola Linens | 805 Make up | Barbra Mousouris | And of Course the Fabulous Team at Cody Floral Design |

 

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Intimate Blush Pink Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch

There is something so wonderful & charming about being able to host a romantic wedding for 13 of your family members, and that is exactly what Amy & Rick wanted for their intimate blush pink wedding at San Ysidro Ranch. We left no detail unfinished for this event and it all shows so beautifully through Michelle Beller’s Photography. We are thrilled to share that this wedding was recently posted on Style Me Pretty– To view their full gallery of images CLICK HERE!

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From the Bride… “We envisioned our wedding to be modern, traditional and elegant. We chose the San Ysidro Ranch for it’s storied history, privacy, romantic, intimate and scenic location. Because only our immediate families were in attendance, we opted for a formal and elegant affair serenaded by an acoustic duo under the stars. We enjoyed a caviar and champagne cocktail hour, followed by a fine wine pairing and a five course dinner with accompaniment of amuse bouche and an intermezzo.”collage40009300104002460025400247003120023900313collage500225collage6005070047600460

It was truly an affair to remember from the exchanging of our vows on the lower lawn, to the decadent sit-down dinner, chandeliers hanging from the branches above us creating a whimsical setting. The enchanting glow of the candles, lavish table settings, aromatic fragrance from the lush floral arraignments complimenting the aroma of the fine cuisine.”

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“Laughter coupled with the cheers and speeches and background music creating a magical evening to remember. We are exceedingly happy and pleased that our dreams were executed so flawlessly.”

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THE WEDDING TEAM:

Photography: Michelle Beller | Event Design: La Fete | Floral Design: Cody Floral Design | Invitations: East Six | Catering: San Ysidro Ranch | Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Lighting: Ambient Event Design | Ceremony Music: Dwight Kennedy | Venue: San Ysidro Ranch | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Town And Country | Tabletop: Casa de Perrin

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Our Blush and Gold Wedding has been featured on Style me Pretty

We absolutely LOVE when our work is featured on Style Me Pretty! Especially when the post  is dripping in blush and gold wedding details and filled with gorgeous images by Jessica Lewis Photography! To see the full post CLICK HERE!

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La Fete Weddings Has Been Featured on HGTV Gardens!

This blush pink stunner was featured on HGTV Gardens website as one of the Top 2014 Wedding Color Trends. Don’t miss the rest of the images they posted with a gorgeous variety of greens, blush pinks, and greys!

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Photo By: Jessica Lewis Photography

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New Years Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch

We are excited to share our first wedding from 2014! Here at La Fete Weddings we LOVE doing the large, beautiful and luxurious events, but we also get just as excited about the small & intimate weddings too! This couple from Texas was so wonderful to work with. Misti loved our designs online and said to us “Here are my colors, and I completely trust that you will make our wedding classic and beautiful for me!”  It was a New Years Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch, and the weather could not have been more perfect. It was a gorgeous sunny day for a wedding which took place in the Wine Cellar and the ceremony was held in the garden in front of the fireplace. This location is so warm and inviting, especially during this time of year.  Misti loved the combination of romantic red mixed with a touch of sparkle in the linens for the New Years wedding.

Misti’s daughters were a delight; it was such a precious moment to watch them walk her down the aisle to her groom, Michael. The gorgeous blooms were arranged by Amy of Ambient Event Design. Misti loved them so much she filled her cottage with them and enjoyed the arrangements for the rest of the week at the Ranch. Colette provided her own dishes and red glassware that were passed down by her grandmother to add a special and unique touch to the table top. We designed custom menus for each place setting with Barbara from Let’s Party.
Melissa Musgrove was the perfect photographer. She captured their love, joy, and all of the details that made that day so special for them. Thank you Melissa!
Shortly after the wedding we received a very nice email from the groom:
” I must admit I was a bit reluctant to hire you because the wedding was small in relation to head count. What I figured out through what you did with our wedding is that no matter how big or small. there is still a lot to pulling them off problem free. You did a wonderful job and it greatly helped with Misti’s stress load.”

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Blush Pink Wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch


Working with Tina and Jonathan was so much fun for us!  They were filled with ideas and their love for each other was so apparent.  When we first met they shared their story of  securing a heart shaped lock onto the famous chain link fence of the Pont des Arts on Lover’s Bridge in Paris. We began deigning their event with the heart shape wax seal on their invitations, and carried the design through to the petal design on the aisle of their ceremony.  We also used gorgeous heart shaped handmade soaps, which were boxed and doubled as an escort and favor.  Jonathan bought Tina a beautiful heart shaped locket as a gift for her to wear on their wedding day.  We loved their adorable sense of humor and their love for each other  really shows in the images.   We wish Tina and Jonathan a lifetime of happiness and we were so honored to be a part of such a special day.

Tina & Jonathan’s blush pink and gold wedding was held at the San Ysidro Ranch.  The stunning images were captured by  Jessica Lewis Photography.  It was so wonderful to re-live this day through your gorgeous photos!   Camilla Svensson Burns created the lovely flower arrangements and ceremony decor. Lazaro Press designed the most beautiful invitation suite with tea-stained doilies and gold wax seals with their heart design, and Ambient Event Design set the mood with their lighting. Thank you to everyone involved, including Dwight Kennedy, Barbra Mousouris, and Classic Party Rentals,  you  helped make this wedding so spectacular and each one of you was a dream to work with.

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La Fete Weddings featured on Style Me Pretty

 
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Intimate Wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch

My son Tim from the Plain White T’s sang his new release “Rhythm of Love” during the recessional.
We surprised the guests by revealing the gender of their baby boy during the cake cutting!
Claire and Marcus came to us with the idea of having an small ceremony, followed by an intimate dinner in the wine cellar of the San Ysidro Ranch. Surrounded by 35 of their closest friends and family members the gorgeous couple read their handwritten vows to each other in front of the stone fireplace adorned with flowers and crystals. Claire fell in love with every elegant detail we brought to the table. Beginning with the custom lace table caps, twinkle lights and chandeliers, lace wrapped hurricanes and votives, and the menus made of dark chocolate. This day was filled with amazing toasts, singing by the fireplace, and tons of celebratory laughter! Thank you to our dear friends at BB Photography for telling the story of this day through your beautiful images!

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Sneak Peak- Intimate Romance at the San Ysidro Ranch

We wanted to share our table top design from an elaborate yet small & intimate wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch. This enchanting wedding reception took place inside the wine cellar, and the ceremony was held right outside in the garden in front of the fireplace. We designed chocolate menus for each of the 32 guests, as well as custom lace toppers for each of the 3 tables. We can’t wait to share more images from this magical day!