Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

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Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

A few weeks ago we all enjoyed a retreat at the Mediterranean-inspired Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, California. You may have caught a peek at some of our instagram pics while we were on our much needed spring break, and now that we’re feeling rejuvenated we’re ready to tell you all about our trip… as told through the photos of the talented Jamie Street of Rad + In Love. P.S., If you’re considering a Southern California wedding venue, take note. Rancho Valencia really is a sanctuary of good living tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves (and one of the most relaxing spas ever). Take a peek!

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Adjacent to their croquet field (see us hitting the ball around later in the post), is The Pony Room. They served up delish craft tequilas and cocktails alongside rustic American cuisine.

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

You guys know how much we love details, and Rancho Valencia had so many beautiful handcrafted touches that made us feel like we really had escaped to the Mediterranean.

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Their Executive Chef Eric Bauer works personally with some of the country’s most notable farms to source the elements for his cuisine, ensuring only the best ingredients and freshest flavors possible at Rancho Valencia’s two restaurants. We dined at Veladora together with stunning valley views in a cozy, candlelit modern hacienda setting.

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Guys, their spa treatments and rooms were to die for. Kristina indulged in a wrap after a game of tennis (just look at this!), Amanda + Jillian detoxified with a sweet scrubdown, and Junia took full advantage of the soothing mommy-to-be massage. We were in heaven. We loved how every detail is meticulously tailored to create the ultimate destination for wellness and tranquility. From the freshly-made organic fruit and vegetable juices to a Yoga Pavilion, Pilates studio, advanced exercise programs, and retreats hosted by top-tier wellness professionals.

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

rancho valencia spa and resort | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

rancho valencia spa and resort | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

There are so many perfect photo ops throughout the grounds, wink wink.

100 Layer Cake gals photo by Rad and in Love

We’ve got to thank the ladies at the San Diego Dry Bar for coming over and polishing us off with these fab blow outs.

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Brides, they’ve  also got an entire list on their spa menu of bridal bliss packages + a la carte services like wedding day hair & makeup that would be amaze for you and your bridesmaids!

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Rancho Valencia San Diego Resort and Spa | Photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

The staff at Rancho Valencia was truly stellar and treated us ever so kindly. They’ve got someone there to help with anything you’d need. Definitely recommend chatting with their dedicated wedding specialist (you can submit a wedding request proposal here) and checking out their wedding packages!

We had such an amazing time and can’t wait to get back there!

Photography: Rad + In Love / Location: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa / Hair: The Dry Bar / Makeup: Theresa of Bijou Beautiful / Kristina’s blue dress: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, shoes Loeffler Randall / Amanda’s red dress: Shoshanna (on sale!), glitter heels / Jillian’s dress: Anthropologie, shoes Zara / Junia’s dress: Anthropologie

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@100LayerCake on May 28, 2013

Planning a wedding in Southern California? Def check out @RanchoValencia. Wishing we were there again now... http://t.co/ihpIr7ga6g

@sashbuzz on May 28, 2013

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa http://t.co/KephAt1x6N

Kristina Juarbe {Thirty Three anda Third} on May 28, 2013

Gorgeous place!!

Wedding Planner London - Soirée de Luxe on May 29, 2013

This is beautiful - would make the most amazing backdrop for a wedding! X

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