Rancho Santa Fe Wedding by Bryan N. Miller Photography
January 13, 2012
Rancho Santa Fe
This wedding is kind of like happiness realized. It's bright and sunny, full of texture and color. The gorgeous bride and groom are smitten and the style is all about homegrown gorgeousness. But the best part? The personal touches warmed our hearts and convinced us that this wedding was definitely love at first site. The couple even hired a custom silhouette artist to design keepsakes for their guests. Amazing doesn't even beging to cut it. And with photographs by Bryan N. Miller? Well, this is quickly rising to the top of the favs list. Click here for even more.

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From the bride... Both Dan and I knew we wanted to make this wedding all about family. We wanted it to have a warm and inviting feel, just like all our family gatherings, but we also wanted to incorporate distinctive details that would make it feel special for each guest. After browsing countless web pages and magazines, and reflecting on the things that remind us of home, I decided on a rustic vintage theme that incorporated a variety of antique containers and décor. Shopping for each item was a true adventure. I wasn’t after antiques in perfect condition … I wanted the beat up containers … the ones you knew were once loved by their original owners. Each piece seemed to tell a story and that really added to the ambiance we were trying to achieve.

To add more personal touches, we incorporated our silhouettes into the décor and also had a silhouette artist on hand at the reception to create silhouettes for each guest. It was a big hit! And whether you were out on the patio enjoying a game of checkers or inside listening to the rich, soulful sounds of the jazz band, you couldn’t help but feel the love! And the venue we chose, The Crosby in Rancho Santa Fe, California, provided us with a beautiful and intimate space that perfectly complimented the mood.

In the days leading up to the wedding, I was so worried that it might not all come together, but on October 22nd, somehow, someway, it did — and it was unforgettably amazing.

Photography: Bryan N. Miller Photography / Flowers: Lois Mathews / Event Design + Planning: AR Affairs / Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Crosby / Live Music: Allison Adams Tucker / Silhouettes: Nancie Marie / Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes / Wedding Gown: Watters