San Ysidro Ranch weddings are my everything. They’re sophisticated and romantic, breathtaking and elegant and everything in the world you would want your wedding to be. And shining as a true example is this beautiful day captured by Lisa Rigby Photography, a day that is sooo heartwarming and gorgeous, you’ll be at a complete loss for words… believe you me. See it all in the full gallery.
From the Bride… Our wedding was absolutely magical. Thinking back, from the moment of our engagement through the planning process and throughout that beautiful day there is not a moment that we would change. Having a small wedding meant that we could spend time with each and every beloved guest, and that we could invite those guests to San Ysidro Ranch, which is one of the most extraordinary places on earth. It also meant that we could create many personal details for our day, including handmade save the dates, welcome baskets for each guest’s room, and the most lovely pillows that were crafted by my mom to adorn the vintage church pews. After the emotional ceremony, beautifully performed by our dear friend, we enjoyed cocktails and a blazing orange sunset. In the twilight we treated our guests to a pre-dinner wine and cheese tasting under twinkling lights, followed by a delicious dinner and a wedding cake that was absolutely divine. Looking around the table during dinner, we felt so grateful to be surrounded by loved ones, and so delighted that our dearest friends from every different phase of our lives were seated at the same table, sharing wine and telling stories. When dinner was done, guests gathered by the fireplace for port, scotch, a moving toast, and so much laughter. Every moment of our wedding day was filled with love, and felt so personal and intimate, so us; We are so grateful to have had such amazing vendors to help us realize this vision. Each person brought so much of their own creativity and heart to our day – and we are filled with gratitude for all of our vendors. We feel like they became part of our family too!
At the end of the night, we said farewell to our guests, handing each one a box of Italian wedding cookies from our favorite bakery, and embracing each guest as the boarded the Santa Barbara Trolley to head back to the hotel… but we had one more surprise in store. After all of the guests were aboard, we climbed aboard, too! The driver played Frank Sinatra tunes and we whisked our guests away to experience one of our favorite Santa Barbara treats – late night ice cream at McConnell’s on Mission Street! Our guests were completely surprised and it was a perfect end to a perfect day, standing hand-in-hand, eating ice cream in our wedding finery, and watching our guests delight in their ice cream cones.
Photography: Lisa Rigby Photography | Coordinator: Kelly Clark Leonard | Flowers: Cody Floral Design | Invitations: Beacon Lane | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen Attire: Macy's | Officiant: Friend Of The Bride & Groom | Transportation: Santa Barbara Trolley | Wedding Venue: Stonehouse At San Ysidro | After Party: McConnells Ice Cream | Bride's Dress: Sarah Janks | Bride's Dress Alterations: A Stitch in Time | Farewell Gifts: Italian Wedding Cookies, Susina Bakery | Guest Lodging: The Canary Hotel