SAN YSIDRO RANCH

Sneak Peak- Intimate Romance at the San Ysidro Ranch 150 150 La Fete Weddings

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!

Classic Elegance at the San Ysidro Ranch~ 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Classic Elegance at the San Ysidro Ranch~

The San Ysidro Ranch is the perfect place to have an intimate wedding in a garden setting.  Each space is filled with lovely trees, flowers and sprawling green lawns.  We so enjoyed helping Caroline and John on this wedding filled with love, family and friends.
Caroline’s dress gave us the inspiration for all the lace details incorporated into this classic elegant affair.  I loved the lace inlay on her train!  The bouquet wrap, pretty little bags for the flower girls, petal cones, boutonnieres all had the lace details, created by Mindy Rice. I loved the lush flower arrangements she designed for the cocktail hour and the the Hydrangea Cottage all accented with the tiny elegant green vines.  The room looked so lovely with the tall candelabras.
For the second time this year we have had the wonderful treat of using Aurora Ensembles for our ceremony musicians.  I have asked them to play their beautiful music while processing either up the aisle or around the guests before the ceremony is to begin.  It is such an awesome moment, and the guests love it.
The whole event is beautifully captured by Stephanie Hogue Photography!

San Ysidro Ranch-Romantic Elegance- 150 150 La Fete Weddings

San Ysidro Ranch-Romantic Elegance-

I met Michelle and her Mother one afternoon last March, and we instantly connected.  They hired me on the spot, and within 5 months we planned this wedding with gorgeous details from start to finish.  What I loved about working with this client is her excitement and trust throughout the process of her planning her big day with us.  Once I saw her gorgeous wedding gown the inspiration began.
We wanted a soft palate that would match the elegance and sophistication of her dress, yet  go with the casual elegance of the San Ysidro Ranch and style of their upper garden. We had 218 guests attend and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.  I think the images which Boyd Harris captured for us will give you and idea of why this bride said “It’s Stunning, it’s more than I ever imagined it’s just like a Fairy Tale”.  The upper garden at the San Ysidro Ranch has gorgeous mountain and  beautiful ocean views which were the perfect back drop for this celebration.

Michelle carried a delicate hankercheif  that was also worn by her as a baby bonnet.  This hanky her mother had saved until her wedding day.  In Memory of  her Grandmother she used her cameo pin.

The programs each opened up to reveal the order of the ceremony and the wedding party and family.  On the back was a velum envelope filled with petals for each guest to toss after the ceremony.

The upper garden at the Ranch~ We embellished the trellis’ with fabric and lighting to add elegance to the garden and to compliment the head table canopy.

The escort/boxes were filled with lavender buds…they smelled wonderful!

I rented a golf cart and driving them to the upper garden was such a highlight of my day.  Michelle and Michael were so excited!

The pastry chef at the San Ysidro Ranch did such an amazing job decorating the cake to match the monique linens.  Congratulations’ Michelle and Michael!  xoxo