Photography by Christopher Becker
Video by Isaac Hernandez
San Ysidro Ranch's upper lawn was the venue for this lovely early summer wedding, on the night of the epic super moon. The wedding took place overlooking the verdant beauty of San Ysidro Ranch and the distant views of the azure Pacific. The bride walked down a custom distressed wood aisle, flanked by matching troughs filled with flowers, and two fabulous custom wooden urns atop matching pillars bursting with stunning floral reaching skyward. The wedding ceremony took place under an arched canopy created just for the occasion and adorned with bouquets of perfect white flowers. After cocktails, there was a stunning reveal where hundreds of yards of silk fabric unveiled a huge wooden structure filled with iron and crystal chandeliers, tables with magnolia trees growing out of them, and throughout the space, stunning floral and candlelight. A custom high-gloss mahogany brown dance floor sat before a three tiered stage with the full Rainbow Room Orchestra playing, later to be joined by the top Frank Sinatra singer in the country, to the amazement of the 112 guests in attendance. Music played late into the evening, interspersed with a sublime four course dinner service. The bride and groom, who love music, had one last surprise in store for their guests; a top Las Vegas DJ was flown in, just for the occasion, for a late night after party/dance club in the Hydrangea Cottage, replete with "haute comfort food," a black and white dance floor, and masses of candlelight glowing under the brilliant moonlight. This was truly an amazingly beautiful wedding, for a very lovely couple!
"From the first phone call I made to Merryl, I realized she was the one who could plan and understand exactly what I wanted. She is delightful, professional, has fabulous taste, and only wants to give you what you want, which to me was crucial. Every guest commented on how every detail was perfect, yet how seamless it all was. That is the sign of a truly great event planner."
—Clea Costa, bride, San Ysidro Ranch