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Sweet Pink San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

Looking for the perfect recipe for success for your wedding? The answer: It’s not just one little detail that will make or break your day, it’s a team of wildly talented vendors that will make your wedding shine. Take this glowing-with-gorgeous San Ysidro Ranch soiree for instance. TOAST Santa Barbara rocked it with their planning skills and drool-worthy petals, paving the way for Steve Steinhardt to capture every beautiful moment. The proof is in the pudding my friends.

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From TOAST Santa BarbaraNatalya and Aaron were high school sweethearts whose paths led them back to each other after they finished college. They decided Santa Barbara was an ideal destination wedding location for their intimate wedding and families, who were primarily based in Tennessee and the East Coast. San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito welcomed guests for an entire weekend of celebrations!

The celebrations kicked off on Thursday with welcome cocktails under the Loquat trees at the San Ysidro Ranch Wine Cellar Patio. The next evening, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal at the Hydrangea Cottage. The wedding day saw the couple married on one of the garden lawns followed by cocktails in the garden, dinner on the Stonehouse Restaurant patio and dancing and dessert inside the Stonehouse itself.

The ceremony chairs were dressed in the cutest School Girl seat cushions from La Tavola Linen. Acknowledging the bride’s love of animals, boxwood topiary animals, embellished with floral treatments and ribbons, were placed around the cocktail reception space.

A Scottish bagpiper led guests from the cocktail reception to the dinner reception. Garden roses in all shade of blush and pinks topped the tables alongside tall taper candles in silver candlesticks. Close family friend, country music artist, Philip Claypool serenaded the couple and their guests as a special treat.

For dessert, in addition to the wedding cake covered in sugared four-leaf clovers, a grooms cake was created in the likeness of the couple’s dog. Complimenting the cake options, ice cream sandwiches from Nyes Ice Cream Sandwiches, a favorite of the couple’s, were flown in from North Carolina, much to the delight of all the guests. The evening ended with a sparkling send off as the couple departed in a vintage Mercedes convertible. Cheers to Natalya and Aaron!

Photography: Steve Steinhardt Photography | Event Design: TOAST Santa Barbara | Coordination: TOAST Santa Barbara | Floral Design: TOAST Santa Barbara | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: San Ysidro Ranch | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | DJ: Gavin Roy | Wedding Venue: San Ysidro Ranch | Bagpiper: Bill Boetticher | Linens: La Tavola | Maid Of Honor Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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Whimsical Pink Wedding San Ysidro Ranch

Y’all know we go weak at the knees for a San Ysidro Ranch affair, but when it happens to include a pro golfer Groom and his designer Bride? Well, let’s just say we were smitten from the get-go. Fiore Beauty ensured all eyes were on the Bride, while fuchsia floral crowns and flirty accents set the scene. With a pretty palette, and details galore – Samuel Lippke Studios captured a gallery that defines pretty.

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From Samuel Lippke StudiosWe just adore Kristy & Scott’s wedding! Scott is on the PGA tour as one of the youngest professional golfers & Kristy worked as a designer for Ralph Lauren before moving to POLO, where she met the love of her life while getting him sponsored! These stunning newlyweds were a breeze for Samuel to photograph – they both looked amazing and their love for each other is effortless and beautiful. The two were so laid back that even when a power outage threatened their reception, they didn’t even mind; candlelight dinners are always more romantic anyway, right? We definitely agree.

We were blown away by how beautiful San Ysidro Ranch was & the florals by BloomBox enhanced it so well. We love the deep fuchsia flowers BloomBox used for the bridemaids’ floral crowns. As always, Samuel loved working with the planning gurus from Details Details; Chelsea Navran was an amazing coordinator. Put all of that work together with Kristy’s Oscar de la Renta dress, Scott’s Hugo Boss suit, & the bridesmaids’ colorful M Missoni dresses and you have one amazing event! 

Photography: Samuel Lippke Studios | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: M Missoni | Hair & Makeup: Fiore Beauty | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss | Wedding Venue: San Ysidro Ranch | Bride's Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Floral Design & Linens: BloomBox | Planning & Coordination: Chelsea Navran Of Details Details

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Colorful Summer Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch Part II

If you thought it wasn’t possible to top Part I of this color-filled lovefest, think again. With an A-list vendor lineup - looking at you, FlowerwildCorbin Gurkin and Twine Events - it’s quite possibly one of the most uniquely gorgeous celebrations to grace our pages, and there’s still more to be seen. Head to the gallery for all three days worth of wedding events plus a red embroidered dress that’ll rock your world.

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From Kate of FlowerwildOur bride and groom wanted their guest to feel like they were entering into a warm and inviting weekend of love and laughter. So a few days of frolicking were planned to ensure everyone experienced Santa Barbara accordingly. Thursday, guests were invited to attend a welcome dinner at San Yisidro Ranch that was low key and delightful. Then transported thru a day of celebration and family at the wedding on Friday.

Loaded with artful expression, the wedding embraced the couple’s love of their 5 daughters and each other. We covered the grounds of San Ysidro Ranch in dramatic colors and festive dancing; and designed a dutch painting -inspired chuppa for them to be married under. The bride’s aisle was dappled with plumes of hybrid delphinium. Programs were artfully displayed on custom-made fans by Amber Moon Deisgns and letterpressed by Tiny Pines Press. So beautiful, not one was left after the ceremony…all the guests took them home!

A reception in the historical Stonehouse followed light cocktails, and guests entered a the dining area that was dripping with delphinium and vines. Tables were adorned with only the best tabletop pieces from Small Masterpiece and the ARK. Sterling silver flatware, crystal goblets and coupes, beautifully patterned china, belgian embroidered napkins. Each setting, different from the next. The couple wrapped up the evening dancing under the stars with their children by their side and looking forward to yet another day of celebration in the morning!

Day 3 was a grand finale at the El Enchanto in Santa Barbara, where we transformed the ballroom into a colorful and vibrant oasis. Citrus trees filled the room, a circular-copper dance floor and brilliant band set the tone for a night full of music! This evening was a night for everyone to unwind, dance and just be in the moment…This is a dinner the couple intends to host annually, so they can continue celebrating their love and welcoming their friends to share in all the fun.

Everyone danced late into the night and the bride and groom clearly set a wonderful example of how to be centered and focused on getting the most out of your wedding. They never lost sight of each other in all the celebration. They always were looking to keep a nice balance in their decision making, and were never over-burdened by choices. They just stuck together. I know they will keep right on loving each other for years to come. I feel honored to have been a part of this lovely celebration.

Photography: Corbin Gurkin | Creative Direction and Design: Flowerwild | Coordination: Twine Events | Stationery: Tiny Pine Press | Stationery: Pitbulls and Posies | Make-up: Amy Clarke | Hair: Kelly Pace | Calligraphy: Anne Robin | DJ: Clinton Sparks | Band: That Vibe Band | Cigar Roller: Bob Gail Special Events| Drapery & Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Event Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals | Guitarist: Chris Wooley | Linens: La Tavola | Silhouette Artist: Cut Arts | Specialty Rentals: Found Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Small Masterpiece | Tabletop Rentals: The Ark | Wedding Day Painter: Sam Day | Wedding Venue: San Ysidro Ranch

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Sunny San Ysidro Ranch Brunch Wedding

This might be the sweetest brunch wedding I’ve ever seen. The Bride’s gorgeously textured top knot, the sunrise yellow and orange blooms and the rustic vibe at San Ysidro Ranch make up the perfect combo of pretty. Coordinated by Twine Events, the day went off without a hitch and with Emily Blake behind the lens, you can soak up every bit right here.

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From the beautiful Bride…John and I met when my best friend shamelessly propositioned him on my behalf at a sports bar in Brentwood, CA (without my knowledge of course!). I am eternally grateful to my brazen BFF, Erika, who knows me well enough to know when my future husband is sitting across the bar from me. One year later, John proposed on a beautiful rickety bridge during a muddy morning hike in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Soon thereafter, following months of my begging and prodding, John relocated his life and legal practice to join me in Orange County, CA. Our wedding vision was simple – gathering an intimate few to celebrate our union over a spectacular meal in a magical setting.

A Sunday morning brunch wedding at the extraordinary San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA couldn’t have been more fitting. The Ranch is infinitely majestic – with its lush garden grounds, rustic cozy hillside cabins and impeccable service. The ceremony, hosted by our very own cupid, Miss Erika herself, took place on the upper lawn overlooking the lily pond. The heartfelt exchange of our vows, so personal and meaningful, was my favorite moment of the day, and one I will never forget. Following the ceremony, guests were invited to celebrate with mimosas and bloody marys on the lower lawn before the start of brunch. Brunch took the form of three courses – A grilled asparagus salad with wild mushrooms, stuffed organic chicken breast atop butternut squash risotto, and an array of individual mini pies for dessert. Glasses were repeatedly raised throughout the meal as guests toasted with personal anecdotes and wished us a lifetime of happiness. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Photography: Emily Blake Photography | Coordination: Twine Events | Florist: Stella Bloom Designs | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Wedding Venue: San Ysidro Ranch | Beauty: Laura Rocha | Bridal Jewelry: David Yurman | Music: Ybarra Music | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Colorful Summer Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch Part I

I’ve always known our friends at Flowerwild are crazy talented. But their latest wedding work of art pushes the design bar to a whole new level. Dressed in the loveliest jewel tone hues, it’s a wedding that’s not afraid to play with color and the payoff was tenfold. See the story told through Corbin Gurkin’s lens and sit tight for part two coming up next.

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From Kate of Flowerwild… You can’t really wish for a day more beautiful. This couple has deep love for one another and watching the way their families came together at the wedding was extremely special. From all our beginning talks, it was clear that the bride wanted her strong sense of style and love of color to be emphasized in the details woven thru the event from start to finish. As a lover of color, this was a refreshing place to begin!

We started by creating a dramatic, entirely custom invite with amber moon designs and tiny pines press. Crafting larger than life envelopes that opened to reveal a deep, dark, rich Dutch painting relief. This set the tone for the overall approach to the wedding day. Within the envelopes rested yet another, petal fold enclosure that held the copper foil invite with calligraphy by anne robins. Sealed with a boldly dark copper wax seal, and overlaid with a vellum paper, that reiterated the dutch flora esthetic we started with… It seemed as if the butterflies and flowers might float and fly off the pages as the invites were opened! Sumptuous colors, velvety textures, lush floral…the wedding was off to a great start.

Photography: Corbin Gurkin | | Creative Direction and Design: Flowerwild | Coordination: Twine Events | Stationery: Pitbulls and Posies | Stationery:Tiny Pine Press | Make-up: Amy Clarke | Hair: Kelly Pace | Calligraphy: Anne Robin | DJ: Clinton Sparks| Band: That Vibe Band | Drapery & Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Event Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals | Guitarist: Chris Wooley | Linens: La Tavola | Silhouette Artist: Cut Arts | Specialty Rentals: Found Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: The Ark | Tabletop Rentals: Small Masterpiece | Wedding Day Painter: Sam Day | Wedding Venue: San Ysidro Ranch

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