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.
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!
Christina wore the J.Crew Arabelle gown in ivory with nude oxford pumps from Urban Outfitters (oldies but goodies).
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!).
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.
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.
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.
Now for the details! Hot sauce, pretty typography, succulents and a table entirely of homemade sweet treats!
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 /