I had such an unforgettable day with Natalie and Mark during their summer wedding at Leo Carillo Ranch in San Diego, California! These two were SUCH a dream to work with. Every moment of their day felt so effortless! Natalie and Mark’s vision for a classy, elegant summertime wedding at the Leo Carillo ranch came to life so flawlessly. I’m so excited to finally be sharing the photos from this day, and experience the magic all over again!
Why I love Leo Carillo Ranch!
Leo Carillo Ranch, located in Carlsbad, California is a historically rich and modernly stunning venue. Leo Carillo Ranch was first established way back in 1937. Over the last eight decades, the ranch has become one of the TOP wedding venues in Southern California for good reason. Leo Carillo Ranch flawlessly combines rich, old world history with modern trendy touches. This venue boasts gorgeous agave plants, bougainvilleas, Birds of Paradise, hundreds of colorful flowers, and even peacocks roaming about the grounds.
Natalia and Mark’s Wedding Day!
I genuinely could not have imagined better wether for Natalie and Marks wedding day. This wedding took place on a bright, glowy early summer day. Leo Carillo Ranch was in full bloom, and I every single corner of the venue took my breath away. Natalie spent her morning alongside her girls, and they were all so much fun. Natalie’s gown PERFECTLY nailed her elegant, classy vision. She was serving elegance all day long. Her bridesmaids looked just as incredible, and I loved the dusty shade of blue Natalie chose for their gowns. Mark and his groomsmen felt like a bunch of brothers, and the entire bridal party meshed SO well! Natalie and Mark’s first look was priceless, as first looks usually are. Once I felt the energy between them, I was freaking READY to haul to the ceremony and watch them tie the knot.
This ceremony space… literally had my jaw glued to the floor. Natalie and Mark kept it really simple in terms of decor, and chose to highlight the natural beauty and architecture of the Ranch. I loved how they combined such elegant, simple florals with some timeless rustic details. This ceremony was so heartfelt and sweet. Natalie and Mark shared the most adorable vows, and left everyone present smiling from ear to ear.
I was super pumped to explore more of Leo Carillo Ranch following the ceremony, and Natalie and Mark were the PERFECT people to bring along. There were so many picture perfect little corners of the grounds to escape into, and I had so much fun capturing the energy between these adorable newlyweds.
Natalie and Marks reception took place outside, on the MASSIVE patio. Surrounded by the tallest trees and twinkling lights, this space felt so dreamy. Leo Carillo Ranch has got wedding days down to a science, and every single detail was ironed out PERFECTLY! Natalie and Mark are legit wedding planning experts, and I was so happy when they finally got to let loose and dance the night away!
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