California ranch wedding: Mary + Gabriel

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Pastel bridal bouquet

There was no theme for M + G’s ranch wedding—just a warm, laidback, and fun celebration in the heart of Carmel Valley. Actually, that sums up their personalities pretty well too. Did we mention they were together for 9 years before getting engaged? Once they chose Holman Ranch and discovered Edyta Szyszlo via 100lc, they were all about mix-matching classic romantic elements with playful, modern accents that reflected their style. Beginning with a mega cute invitation suite:

Custom illustrated wedding invitations

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

Remember the incredible bouquet from Monday’s mid-century modern feature? Studio Mondine whipped up those florals too. Some serious talent, we think.


Floral and greenery chair garland

California ranch wedding

Floral boutonnières

Grey JCrew bridesmaid dresses

‘Maids decked out in J. Crew never disappoint.

Pastel bridesmaid bouquet

Here comes the bride signage

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

Floral boutonnières

California ranch wedding

Rose and grape floral arrangement

Feather escort cards

Mary says, All the signage, save the dates, invitations, paper goods and packaging for magnet favors were DIY with the help of our friends. The biggest DIY was my husband building the escort card stands the week before the wedding with the help of my cousin’s boyfriend. I was still working and he offered to build it since we had not yet found the best way to display our feather escort cards. He was a lifesaver!

Feather escort cards

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

Peach dahlia arrangement

White and floral wedding cake

Rustic dessert table

Why stop at one? Yum!


Parting words, c/o the new Mrs… One of the best parts of the wedding was stepping away from everyone for the golden hour—we were golf carted away to the beautiful backdrop of Carmel Valley and gave us a few moments to ourselves to enjoy being husband and wife. The entire day went by so fast, it was amazing to just take it all in with the amazing view. The second most memorable part was when I gave my mom my bouquet in lieu of a bouquet toss. She was definitely taken by surprise, but it was a small way for me to thank her for everything she has done… Our wedding was everything we envisioned and more with the help of our vendors, family, and friends. When the big day came, we shook off any remaining worries and just enjoyed every moment of celebrating the magical day with all our loved ones.

Those memories sound lovely. Congratulations, Mary and Gabriel!

Photography: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Videography: Grimace Films / Venue & Wine: Holman Ranch / Coordination, Linens, & Bistro Lights: Engaged & Inspired / Florals: Studio Mondine / Hair & Makeup: Joli de Jackie / Paper Goods & Invitations: Friend / Illustrations: Genevieve Santos / Cake & Desserts: Susie’s Cakes / Catering: Paradise Catering / Lounge Rentals: One True Love Vintage / Chair & Table Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Flatware Rentals: Frances Lane / Escort Cards: The Great Lakes Goods / Cake Toppers: Better Off Wed / Pencil Favors: Knot & Bow / Table Numbers: Gauge NYC / DJ: Twilite Productions / Photo Booth: Tomfoolery SF / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Vera Wang / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew / Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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Melissa Lazaro on Oct 8, 2015

Hi! I would love to know where did the bride and groom purchased their wedding invites? Please let me know, I would love to order something like that for mine. Thank you so much! Melissa

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