When Wynn Myers, 29, and Scott Dubois, 33, first started planning their wedding, they had one priority in mind: "We really wanted to have it all outdoors," says Wynn. The duo fell in love with San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, and knew it would be just the place to invite their 31 guests for an intimate late-summer celebration.
On September 5th, 2015, the pair tied the knot in the ranch's manicured garden, then gathered around a long table for a dinner party al fresco, designed by Erica Espana of Twine Events. Keep reading to see the naturally gorgeous details, photographed by Ivy Reynolds of The Gold Collective.
Wynn's sister is an illustrator, so the couple asked her to design their wedding invitations. "She included things that are sentimental to us, like the two little owls on the invitation to represent the owls that nest in our yard every spring."
Though Wynn went into the bridal salon looking for straps and not so much lace, she fell in love with a beaded lace mermaid gown by Monique Lhuillier. "When my mom and sister started crying, I knew that was it!" she says. She kept her accessories simple, choosing metallic Jimmy Choo sandals and a chapel-length veil that caught the breeze perfectly.
The bride's textured bouquet featured different varieties of roses in peach and cream hues, accented with vines and a soft pink ribbon. Scott and his groomsmen all wore boutonnieres of white muscari.
Wynn asked her bridesmaids to all wear white dresses, letting them each choose their own fabric and style. "I didn't see their dresses until our wedding day, and they looked amazing," she says.
Bridesmaids carried mismatched bouquets of roses, berries, astilbe, and lamb's ear, all tied with blush ribbons.
The couple exchanged vows in the garden beneath a dramatic arch of blush and cream roses and vines, designed to complement the venue's lush garden.
After the "I dos," guests headed to the reception to sip blood orange margaritas and dine on local, organic fare. "A lot of the food served at San Ysidro Ranch is sourced from their own garden," Wynn says.
The reception took place at one long table, tucked away in a corner of the ranch beneath twisting loquats and beside an outdoor fireplace. Votive candles were hung from the trees for a touch of romance. Centerpieces featured white blooms and figs, in keeping with the fresh, natural theme of the evening.
Each guest's place featured a nosegay of white muscari, set upon gilded plates paired with ornate silver flatware.
After dinner, the bride and groom cut into a naturally-frosted vanilla sponge cake, layered with strawberries and buttercream frosting, as well as key lime tarts, cheesecake, and chocolate cupcakes.
"We didn't hire any entertainment, but Scott put together a playlist on his iPhone," says Wynn. "We ended up having an amazing impromptu dance party! The day was filled with love, good food and drinks, and all the people we love. It was perfect."
Ceremony & Reception Venue: San Ysidro Ranch || Wedding Planner: Twine Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier || Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Hair & Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup || Groom's Attire: Prada || Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Bell and Bird || Florist: Honey of a Thousand Flowers || Invitations & Paper Goods: The Bride's Sister, Thornwillow Press, Ltd. || Catering & Cake: San Ysidro Ranch || Rentals: Small Masterpiece, La Tavola Linen || Favors: Isabella Gourmet Foods || Photography: Ivy Reynolds of The Gold Collective
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