29 Aug

Watters – Lasara wedding gown| photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

We can totally see why these two Minnesota lovebirds planned a destination wedding at San Ysidro Ranch near Santa Barbara. It’s so quaint and the grounds are breathtaking with the little cottages tucked between the gorgeous gardens. Those rolling hills make a pretty nice ceremony backdrop too. You don’t have to do much to a venue like this. Just keep the décor elegant but simple to complement the beautiful surroundings. Aren’t you guys glad that Linda Chaja Photography sent this one over our way?

Badgley Mischka wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cakeshoes

Kristy’s pretty Badgley Mischka pumps fit right in with the day’s florals, don’t they?

Peony bridal bouquet | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

romantic vintage reception decor | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Watters – Lasara wedding gown| photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

From Kristy… I was very nervous all morning as the “burn off” of morning fog and clouds was taking much longer than I had seen before in Santa Barbara. The ceremony and reception were outdoors, so having nice weather was really important. I was in the limo on my way up to the ranch and it was still cloudy, but right before I arrived and about the time our guests were sitting down at their seats, the clouds parted and the sun decided to shine brightly on our wedding.

Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Peony bridal bouquet | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Kristy’s romantic blush bouquet recipe: peonies and lamb’s ear

Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

romantic vintage reception decor | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

rustic vintage reception decor| photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

romantic ceremony bouquet | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Watters – Lasara wedding gown| photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

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Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

romantic vintage reception decor | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

romantic vintage reception decor | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

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Kristy + Mark danced their first dance to “Only You Can Love Me This Way” by Keith Urban.

romantic vintage reception decor | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Watters – Lasara wedding gown| photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding | photo by Linda Chaja | 100 Layer Cake

We took 16 months to plan our destination wedding. It included three trips to Santa Barbara to meet our wedding planner, venue shop, do tastings and final make preparations. Some would say that destination weddings are hard to plan; however planning from Minnesota was not as difficult as I thought. My wedding planner and I communicated by email and I shared pictures and ideas with her along the way. I feel like my vision came to life on our wedding day perfectly. I’d do it all again if I could!

Photographer: Linda Chaja Photography / Event Planner: Lindsey Hartsough from Magnolia Event Design / Venue, Catering, & Cake: San Ysidro Ranch / Hair & Makeup: Brianna Stewart Designs / Florist & Props: NLC Productions / Invitation designer: Paper Rock Scissor / Rentals: Bella Vista / Linens: La Tavola / Spanish Guitarist: Ybarra Music / Bride’s Dress: Watters Lasara Gown from Raffine Bridal / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Veil: Borrowed from sister / Earrings & Bracelet: Custom designed by Jennifer from Che Bella / Lip Gloss: Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Blush / Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers / Shoes: Cole Haan / Tie: Burberry / Matron of Honor Dress: Alfred Sung / Groomsmen’s Ties: Burberry

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Comments

  1. So beautiful and elegant! Traditional, yet you can still see the bride’s personality! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful pictures!! Lovely

  3. I love all the beautiful details, especially the lanterns!

  4. Gorgeous wedding! Love all the beautiful details!

  5. Simple and gorgeous.. love it :)

  6. Very nice details. great shots!

  7. Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe the flower girl dress is Jessica Lynn
    http://www.jessicalynnflowergirls.com/
    Her stuff is fantastic

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