Claire and her now husband Marcus picked the posh and lovely San Ysidro Ranch nestled near the foot hills of the Santa Ynez Mountainsto say their I do's. This 500 acre estate was the honeymoon spot for Jackie and John Kennedy (need I say more). However every bride wants to put her own touch on her wedding day and I think Claire hit the mark with her romantic ambiance and timeless setting. This wedding comes off as flawless with every detail thought of and executed without looking fussy.
Note: My sister, Rawleigh, has known Claire since they were little. Over Xmas I was looking through her FB and saw Claires wedding pictures and told Rawleigh to please write and ask if I could use them. These are private photos that Claire and Marcus have been so kind to share with all of my readers. They are owned by Claire Boyle and any use in blogs outside of this one, must be credited as such. Thank you.
|Notice the lace detail around the hurricanes. Such a simple touch, but very elegant.|
|Love the brides hair jewelry. It almost looks like the top of a heart.|
|A very simple aisle, the white runner lined with white rose peddles kicks it up a notch, it's a nice choice. It also follows her classic round bouquet. Love the chandeliers, and candles in the tree. Beautiful day and night.|
|These crystal chandeliers play great with the sun during the day and are fabulous sparkle at night.|
|Music played a large roll for the couple. Tim Lopez of Plain White T's sang his new song "Rhythem of Love" as the couple walked up the aisle.|
|I wish I had an old fashion rope swing at my wedding, it's the best for pictures.|
|Again detail says SO SO much!!! |
There is so much about this wedding that makes me wish I was there. These gold printed dinner menus on chocolate are just sublime. You had me at Hello!
|I found a close up! Amazing|
|A wedding for the whole family!|
Where the ceremony took place turns into where the evening festivities will continue.
This is not a large space, but it has everything one needs for a fabulous party. Love the fire blazing with additional candles on the side. The bar tables as well as cabaret tables make this very inviting and warm. Lighting was obviously a huge element of the wedding. Twinkling lights, up-lighting for the trees and candles make this area come alive.
|Again I want to reiterate that the flower garland turns this enormous stone fireplace into something soft and elegant. There are certain pieces in every wedding where you have to pat yourself on the back and say money well spent. This is one of those areas. Really lovely.|
Santa Barbara, CA.