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San Ysidro Ranch wedding: Michelle + Andy

September 4, 2012
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.

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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