Mexican themed wedding at the Condor’s Nest Ranch: Christina + Francis

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Hope the 1st weekend of summer treated you guys great! We wanted to make it feel like it didn’t end, so we’re sharing a sunny San Diego wedding held at the secluded Condor’s Nest Ranch. Things you don’t have to worry about when booking the ranch: decor – you’re surrounded by acres of rolling hills stretching out to the Pacific, and everything but your photographer & desserts. The sweet owners of the venue have it entirely covered! If Christina + Francis look completely happy and at ease, that’s one of the reasons why. That’s not to say Christina didn’t find herself diy-ing, oh, she did.

meixcan-themed wedding invites

Starting with their paper goods. All of them. They designed and printed their save the dates, invitations, programs, and all the cute signage you’ll see later on. Because they were printing everything themselves, they decided to cut costs by printing on chipboard instead of heavy card stock. Plus, it went along with the rustic charm of the ranch!

mexican-themed wedding at condor's nest ranch

j crew dress & urban outfitters shoes

Christina wore the J.Crew Arabelle gown in ivory with nude oxford pumps from Urban Outfitters (oldies but goodies).

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meixcan-themed wedding

j crew wedding attire

j crew navy blue suit & checkered tie

Francis also sported J.Crew with the Ludlow suit in navy blue with a Theory shirt and J.Crew gingham tie (everything purchased on sale!).

j crew wedding dress

urban outfitters shoes & tessa kim palma headpiece

Okay, let’s talk about the pretty that’s happening in these photos. Like that beaded sash made by Christina’s mom! And that Tessa Kim Palma headpiece? Christina bought it on sale from our Pop-Up Shop back in February (yay!). Good news! She’s going to be putting it up for sale in our Marketplace very soon, so keep an eye out.

braided wedding hair

j crew purple bridesmaids dresses

wine red, green and white bouquet

Christina and her sister collected reasonably priced flowers from Wholesale Flowers a couple of days before the wedding. Flowers used in her bouquet: eucalyptus leaves, craspedia, black dahlias, and white spider mums.

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mexican-themed wedding party favors

condor's nest ranch

Their music! The wedding party walked out to ‘Heartbeats’ by Jose Gonzalez, Christina walked down the aisle to ‘April Come She Will’ by Simon & Garfunkel, and the two of them happily raised hands in the air and walked as Mr. & Mrs. to ‘Go Do’ by Jonsi.

condor's nest ranch wedding

Now for the details! Hot sauce, pretty typography, succulents and a table entirely of homemade sweet treats!

mexican-themed wedding decor

mexican-themed wedding tablescape

mexican-themed wedding decor

mexican-themed desserts table

condor's nest ranch pool

blanket party favors

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mexican-themed wedding

Congrats to Christina + Francis!

Photography: Jackie Wonders / Venue: The Condors Nest Ranch in San Diego / Catering, planning, DJ, rentals: The Condors Nest Ranch / Flowers: Wholesale Flowers / Desserts: Bride’s mother / Bride’s dress: J.Crew / Hairpiece: Tessa Kim (purchased from the 100 Layer Cake Pop-Up Shop in February) / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Groom’s suite + tie: J.Crew / Bridemaids: J.Crew / Groomsmen: wore their own suits / Hair stylist: Cassie of Dulcinea Salon in University Heights / Makeup: Tiffany Phillips /

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(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Jun 25, 2012

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Laura Murray on Jun 25, 2012

I LOVE this wedding!!!! BEAUTIFUL! What was the font you used for the words "Details" and "Directions" in your invites?? I have been looking for something similar! THANKS!!!

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Sharon Williams on Jun 25, 2012

I've stopped by here before as I love how you show your real life weddings. This one looks so pretty and the bride's style looks so simple yet so chic. Its a while since I visited Mexico but makes me want to visit again!

Petra on Jun 25, 2012

What a unique and stunning wedding. The dress, the shoes, the place cards, everything was stunning!

Megan Dandeles on Jun 25, 2012

What an absolutely lovely couple! Love the bouquet and the parasols for the ceremony. :)

Caribbean Wedding events on Jun 25, 2012

Love the style of this wedding..the Mexico influence on the rustic side...nice touch!

soyphet on Jun 25, 2012

OMG. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Taco bar, wedding dress, groom's tie, the first look...

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Jun 25, 2012

Check out this romantic Mexican themed wedding at one of the most charming ranches in SoCal by @JackieWonders: http://t.co/4blOta0L

Suvin Nair ® (@SuViN_) on Jun 25, 2012

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The Groom on Jun 25, 2012

@ Laura Murray: the font you seek is called Edwardian Script.

Fritz on Jun 25, 2012

What a great wedding. So many details done so well. Thanks for sharing!

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Nikki on Jun 25, 2012

the fabric streamers on the aisle chairs and behind the desert table are awesome. Did the bride do it herself? Can she link a DYI post? Amazing

Kat on Jun 26, 2012

That sweetie table is amaaaazing!!!

Carolyn (@flowerfinderuk) on Jun 26, 2012

Love this wedding and all the attention to detail during the day. Wonderful, thanks for sharing xx

(@MagnetStreetWed) (@MagnetStreetWed) on Jun 26, 2012

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Kristina Juarbe (Thirty Three and a Third) on Jun 27, 2012

Wow! So many details to love! Beautiful!

Lisa Biesterfeld on Jun 29, 2012

We love all of the adorable details -they brought so many creative & adorable items as well as using what was available on hand at the ranch & using it all in their own way! What we love to see! The couple has to be one of the best DIY couples -making their own wedding so well thought out with their own style. Great photos, great photographer and such a beautiful (inside and outside) couple! Another one of our favorites! Thank you for sharing!

Jackie Wonders on Jul 1, 2012

Thank you so much for showing of a lovely wedding and rad rad couple!!

Connecting Four on Jul 10, 2012

How adorable I just love the Mexican theme!

Aline on Mar 10, 2014

Loved the wedding, but her ring is sooo unique! Is there a way to know where she got it? Thank youuuuu! I'm a huge fan of you guys!

Vivabop on Jun 13, 2015

The photo of the groom with his eyes closes as he rests his head against his new bride almost brought a tear to my eye. So sweet! Love all the personal and fun details and of course the twinkly lights! Thank you for sharing this.

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