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Analisa & Tim’s Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch


* Analisa, Product Developer & Tim, Entertainment Marketing * Photographer: Rad + In Love (APW Sponsor) * Soundtrack for reading: “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke *

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: We wanted our wedding to feel intimate and relaxed, as if you were dressing up to go to your best friend’s house for an afternoon BBQ.

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The Info—Location: Santa Barbara, CaliforniaPhotographer: Rad + In Love (APW Sponsor) / Venue: San Ysidro RanchAnalisa’s Dress and Shoes: Gucci / Tim’s Suit: Ralph Lauren / Flowers: Clementine

Other cool stuff we should know about: We saw a wedding on the lawn of San Ysidro Ranch on Design*Sponge four or five years ago and thought it was beautiful, but we were living in NYC at the time. When we moved to LA and got engaged, San Ysidro Ranch was the first and only place we went to look at for our ceremony and reception. We also saw our photographer’s work on a wedding blog, and they were the first and only photographers we met with because we loved them on the spot as well. Same goes with our florist and our priest, Father Jerry. We completely lucked out with the folks we chose to help us create our wedding, and the best part is that even our vendors reflected the mood we wanted to set. They were relaxed, professional, and fun to work with.

We had a morning ceremony followed by cocktails and lunch. We initially opted for lunch because it’s much less expensive than having a dinner, but we were very happy with the decision. Most of our family and friends were coming from New York or Texas, and they were able to enjoy California weather in February since the ceremony was held on an outdoor patio attached to the cottage where the lunch was held. This setup also allowed our guests to mingle and get to know each other in advance of everyone getting together at the hotel bar in the evening.

Favorite thing about the wedding: Our minister and the size of our wedding! We had a smaller wedding with forty-five people, and we encouraged everyone to bring their kids, so it truly was like a family get-together. Our priest was charming, funny, and such a wonderful person. He encouraged us to write letters to each other in advance of the wedding, which we read during the ceremony. When you see us laughing in our ceremony photos, it’s because we’re laughing at the letters we wrote to each other. There was also a moment when he asked us to turn around and look at our guests so that we could remember their faces and the memory is very sweet. We will always remember seeing the friends and family who have helped shape us beaming with love.

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  • LoLauren

    I LOVE everything about this wedding. The photos, the laughter, your dress, flowers, everything. Thank you for the inspiration, although its making me rethink an evening wedding…

  • http://www.laughterinthelou.com Emma

    JOY and light everywhere! Congrats!

  • Rachelle

    Everything is so chic and lovely! I love that you didn’t do a full-length gown, but went all out with the Gucci dress and shoes! I have some serious heel envy :)

    All the interaction shots are great – you can almost feel the joy and love through the screen!

  • http://cloverandlace.com Helen

    Oh my gosh. I love this all so much. Congratulations!!!

  • Ash

    Amazing joy! Amazing style!

  • http://www.carlacarusojewelry.com Carla Caruso

    Sooo cute! And I love the pic of the priest talking to the groom!!

  • Paige

    THIS! This is exactly what my fiance and I envision for our wedding. Cocktails and lunch reception and feeling like you’re getting fancy for a backyard party with friends. Amazing.

  • Analisa

    This is the bride…thank you for all the wonderful comments and well wishes.

  • http://partialto.tumblr.com LIZ (SINCE 1982)

    I can’t decide what I love more: the gorgeous, tender first kiss shot or the priest doing a finger-gun!

  • ceebee

    Wow Your Momma is hot too!

  • http://www.santabarbaraweddingminister.com Rev Jerry Bellamy

    Analisa and Tim: What an honor it was to meet the both of you and to be able to participate in your ceremony and to meet your wonderful families. The very old saying is that “humor is one of the surest signs of the presence of God”. God was more than present in so many way.

    Father Jerry

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