This stunning Inn at Rancho Santa Fe fête from Before I Do Events is what dreams are made of. The preppy-meets-fun-meets-elegant theme comes together seamlessly in the jaw-droppingly gorgeous tented reception with florals by Flowers Annette Gomez and custom paper goodies by Dani’s Details. There’s a gallery full of even more pretty by Stone Crandall Photography right here!

From the Bride… Teddy and I look back on our wedding day and can’t believe how quickly the day came and went.  We loved every minute of it and wish we could do it all over again.  He proposed at one of our favorite spots – the cliffs overlooking the ocean in Del Mar.  We both couldn’t have been more excited to start the planning process and quickly dove right in.  With the help of our wedding planner, we began the search for the perfect venue.  We knew we wanted our ceremony to be held in the church and the reception to be outdoors.  After visiting a few options in north county San Diego, we found The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe to be the best location for us.  We loved the ambiance of The Inn and all of the outdoor spaces they had available.

After selecting the venue, we moved on to the rest of the details.  We had a difficult time settling on a theme.  We were going for preppy, fun, classic, and elegant all in one event.  Our wedding planner, Michele, and our florist, Annette Gomez, were able to combine all of these styles in one event and have them complement each other.   This was not easy and they did an incredible job! We loved the fun and playful atmosphere of the cocktail hour and the classic elegance of the tented reception.  My mom’s good friend Danielle Leopold did all of our print work.  Every item was custom designed for our event.  The detail of all of the print work cohesively brought each aspect of our wedding together.

Teddy was most involved with wedding planning when it involved what he liked to call the most important aspects of the day – “The 3 B’s”: the band, the bar, and the babes.  We hired The Heroes to play at both our cocktail hour and our reception.  The entire band was fantastic!  Not only did they learn our first dance song, but they performed all night long.  The dance floor was packed the entire evening.  They made our party!

Teddy and I took a moment towards the end of the wedding and stood together towards the back of the tent.  We looked around the event and could not have been happier.  Seeing so many different friends and family come together dancing, laughing, and enjoying one another was one of the best memories.  It was certainly a day we will cherish for the rest of our lives.  Everything came together perfectly and that was due to all of the hard work from our amazing wedding planner and our awesome vendors. Thank you!

Wedding Photography: Stone Crandall Photography / Ceremony: Church of the Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe, California / Reception: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe, California / Event Design + Planning: Michele Woodcock of Before I Do Events / Floral Design: Flowers Annette Gomez / Wedding Cinematography: Weddings by Austin / Wedding Invitations: Danielle Leopold of Dani’s Details / Band: The Heroes / Linens: La Tavola / Lighting: Event Technology Services / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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