4 Sep

San Ysidro Ranch wedding: Michelle + Andy

categories Neat Venues, Real Weddings

San Ysidro Ranch wedding

Welcome back, Cakelets! We think starting September off with an elegant and small 15 guest family wedding by Braedon Flynn and a special giveaway (later today), sounds perfect, yes? With breathtaking gardens for an intimate ceremony and gorgeous portraits, and a stonehouse dining room, we totally get why Michelle + Andy fell in love with San Ysidro Ranch… and why they plan on going back every year for their anniversary. Side note: we love that idea of going back and staying at the place you got married at!

blusher veil and jeweled hair barrette

Palazzo wedding dress and Gucci gold shoes

My favorite part of our wedding was that is was small. I could really enjoy the day and not be pulled in different directions. I was so relaxed and felt like I was on vacation! I loved being able to spend the morning of the wedding with my sister, nieces, Mom and Grandma getting ready. That was such a special time to share with them. San Ysidro Ranch was also one of the best decisions we made. It’s gorgeous and so us.

Palazzo sweetheart cut wedding dress

diamond wedding ring

San Ysidro Ranch garden

white rose boutonniere

Palazzo wedding dress and classic white bouquet

flower girl pomander

I love being crafty and having a small wedding let me do some things myself without getting overwhelemed. I made my niece Madeline’s pomander ball to carry down the aisle with rose petals sachets and tags.

outdoor garden wedding

Mr. and Mrs. printed pillows

side chignon and blusher veil

hanging flower vases and chandeliers

San Ysidro Ranch wedding

framed bar menu

family style dining table

San Ysidro Ranch is already so beautiful, I didn’t want to do too much and take away from the gorgeous surroundings. I wanted to keep the wedding elegant but nothing fussy. I tend to go for classic decor, so I had a lot of white florals, with rosemary and lavender to mimic the gardens at the ranch, chandeliers and lots of candles.

white roses and lavender flower arrangements

floral napkin accent

elegant wedding cake

San Ysidro Ranch wedding

Congratulations Michelle + Andy!

Photography: Braedon Flynn Photography / Venue: San Ysidro Ranch / Bride’s dress: Palazzo Bridal / Hair & makeup: Brooke from Mishay SalonTomiko Taft / Shoes: Gucci / Bridesmaid dress: Nordstrom / Hairpieces: Birdcage veil Renee Pawele from the White Dress / Groom Suit: Brooks Brothers / Event Planner: Kelly Clark Leonard / Floral design: Juniper Designs / Invitations & paper goods: invites, calligraphy by Cathy Kinney / Cake: San Ysidro Ranch / Music: Anthony Ybarra / Catering: San Ysidro Ranch

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  1. I love all the white but especially love the chandeliers hanging in the tree. Gorgeous!

  2. Stunning venue, love all the detail, cake, flowers and those burlap pillows!

  3. The pomander is so pretty!

  4. the flowergirls dress is ADORABLE – where did you find it? love the initial on the belt!

  5. My friends and I actually purchased our wedding cake stands from a woman who makes beautiful cake stands with removable cake skirts. Seems that most bakers only provide those boring looking plain cake rounds to display your cake…why spend so much money on a gorgeous cake to just put it on a dull piece of cardboard? You can buy the stand kit I think it’s called and it comes with a stand, a cake skirt and matching flower and ribbon for only $65!!! She has a good selection of fabric skirts and crystal ones too. The best thing about this cake stand is you can change the skirt over and over to match every event! This is the stand I purchased. Check her out on cakedress.com!


  6. The San Ysido Ranch was a perfect place for your wedding. The settings were simply
    spectacular. The shots that captured the scenery and the lovely flower arrangements
    that were displayed on the dinning room table were artfully layed out. Very beautifully
    William West – The Wedding Painter Artist

  7. This is soooooooo kind of the wedding I want intimate, simple and beautiful!

  8. That dress fit the bride perfectly. So simple but so pretty. I love a bride with a modern, simple dress and a beautiful birdcage veil. Great wedding!

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