Spencer + Rachel | A Beautiful Duo | Leo Carrillo Ranch

Many thanks to Dayley Photography for capturing the celebration of S + R with her bright and vibrant photos. Their floral, by Posies Flowers, bloomed with a soft color palette, and an added touch of succulents that brought everything together. We enjoyed witnessing the charisma and the passionate love that this couple shared here at the Ranch.




Additional Vendors:

Catering: Personal Touch Dining 

DJ: Leo – Sage Productions

Dinner and a Movie Annual Fundraiser Event | Leo Carrillo Ranch

Every year the City of Carlsbad comes together for their biggest event at the Ranch; their annual Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser to support the arts and education! To start, the guests are welcomed with an expansive silent auction, then they are presented with a delicious gourmet dinner hosted by Personal Touch Dining, and finished off the night with a feature film of Leo Carrillo’s “What’s Cookin”. Thank you to Meurer Image Photography for capturing this event and for everyone who was able to make the event to support a great cause!


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Guests in action with the silent auction.


Our exclusive VIP area in the upper patio with special Hors d’ Oeuvres and cocktails.

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In our cabana was a self-made paper flower photo booth for the guests to enjoy snap shots, and also showcased around were artwork made by Carlsbad 4th grade students participating in the park’s Californian History and Art Program.

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Nikki + Greg | All About the Details | Leo Carrillo Ranch

Lets just stop for a minute, and take in the true essence of beauty in this wedding. To start, N + G celebrated a heartfelt ceremony with an added wine box ceremony to join the unity of the two. From there, we witnessed every little detail that the couple took the time to make their special day come to life. With the own bride’s jaw dropping signage implicated throughout the venue,  a reception designed to make you swoon, Serendipity Events putting together the bright and luscious floral, and just love and genuine happiness from the couple themselves their perfect day radiated throughout the Ranch and we were so happy to have shared it with them.

Thank you to Jamie B Photography for these photos!

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Our cocktail hour in action located on our lower patio lawn.


N + G made a glowing statement as they entered their reception.


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Cheers to the new MR. and MRS. to the start of an adventure of a lifetime!


Additional Vendors:

Catering: Personal Touch Dining

DJ: Nick Weiss

Photobooth: The Photo Bus 

Anne + Chad | Love and Peacocks at the Ranch | Leo Carrillo Ranch

We always love having different themes at the Ranch. Like this one, this couple brought all things western, rustic, and a touch of peacock! For their ceremony, they were joined together under our Wash House vined with loose greenery and floral by Suzan Merrill. As their big day went on, they were showered with a delicious cupcake bar from Sweet Cheeks Baking Company, shared laughter and smiles on that dance floor thanks to DJ Andy, and Heather Elise Photography created the magic with her impeccable shots for A + C.

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Additional Vendors:

Catering: Personal Touch Dining

Coordinator: Jill Hudgins- I DO Weddings 

Videographer: Joe Park Films 

Jenni + Philip | A Night To Remember | Leo Carrillo Ranch

True Photography did an amazing job with capturing everything that the Ranch has to offer for J + P’s special day. Between the fine details on their floral from Elegant Touch Floral Designs and a show stopping lounge set up by To Be Designed, it all came together to set the perfect tone for the perfect day. Having to witness this day, they were gathered by close family and friends for an intimate and gorgeous night to remember.















Additional Vendors:

Catering: Personal Touch Dining

DJ: Sage Productions

Colleen + Irvin | A Blissful Wedding | Leo Carrillo Ranch

It gives us great joy to share this simple, yet blissful wedding of C + I. We witnessed this couple’s infectious smiles and humble personalities. Their florist, Tessa Drysdale, complimented the venue with the florals enhancing colors and assorted centerpieces. Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana performed for both their ceremony and cocktail hour, giving that extra charm to their special day. To top it off, Hazelnut Photography took detailed photos, that even our special friends from the Ranch were able to sneak in to make C + I’s photos that much more magical.

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Farm Tables at the Ranch always make a statement no matter what is showcased on them.

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C + I’s first dance along with their parent dances leave us with smiles and heart filled love on that dance floor. Colleen&IrvinWedding-1698 Colleen&IrvinWedding-1860 Colleen&IrvinWedding-1874 Colleen&IrvinWedding-1730

Additional Vendors:

Catering: Personal Touch Dining 

DJ: The Groove- Andy 

Photo Booth: The Photo Bus

Taylor + Saif | Love Grows at the Ranch | Leo Carrillo Ranch

We celebrated a couple that charmed us with both their beauty and love. As always at the Ranch, S & T recited their vows under our Pepper Tree witnessed by their loved ones, thanked them with personalized succulents, and danced the rest of the night away. The blooming floral, by Irises Designs, adorned the venue with different hues of purple, and Taylor Kinzie Photography captured those epic shots of their special day.

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Perfect shot of their first look.

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Additional Vendors:

Catering: Personal Touch Dining 

DJ: Bill Calhoun Mobile Music 


Sarah + Federico | A Rustic Wedding | Leo Carrillo Ranch

We absolutely love when we get those couples who are all for the rustic charm of the Ranch. S + F made it clear they wanted to go with that theme to where saddles, lassos, and even moss covered cowboy boots and hats were implicated throughout the venue. It was a beautiful day for these two and their adorable plus one! 🙂

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Catering: Personal Touch Dining 

Photographer: True Photography 

DJ: Bill Calhoun Mobile Music 

Show Stopping Centerpieces at the Ranch | Leo Carrillo Ranch

From the moment our guests step down from the ceremony to the reception, the first thing that captures their eyes are the exquisite tables displaying none other than the choice of centerpieces that our brides envisioned for their big day. At the Ranch, we’ve seen them all, from the most simple to the most green; well… you can never have TOO much green here 🙂 The outcome of the centerpieces leave us absolutely speechless with how breath taking it all comes together.

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A traditional single floral arrangement on our tables make a perfect simple yet elegant statement.

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We’ve had brides go with a raw, organic look to their tables and incorporate loose greenery surrounding lanterns, terrarium vases, or candles.


We always love our brides who put their own personality and creativity in their thought process when putting together their centerpieces.

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And of course, you can not forget about our farm tables. Anything and everything looks well crafted on them. Mainly, our brides will go with just a garland and call it a day, and others will choose different arrangements to showcase along the tables.

With the Ranch’s flawless charm, centerpieces give that additional show stopping picturesque to our couples special day.


Photo 1: Photography- Marisa McBride Photography  Florist- The Dainty Lion

Photo 2: Photography- Aga Jones Photography Florist- Kat Creations Floral

Photo 3: Photography- Pauline Conway Photography Florist- KO Floral

Photo 4: Photography- Vafa Photography Florist- Haystack Floral

Photo 5 & 6: Photography- Let’s Frolic Together Photography Florist- The Dainty Lion

Photo 7: Photography- Valerie Denise Photos

Photo 8: Photography- Top Shelf Photo Florist- Sue Peterson

Photo 9 & 10: Photography- Acqua Photo Florist- The Dainty Lion

Photo 11: Photography- Vacay Photo Florist- Haystack Floral

Tori + Andrew | Something Blue at the Ranch | Leo Carrillo Ranch

We always love when couples add something blue to the Ranch. T + A brought all things blue to their wedding day and though the little details were more on the simple side, everything came together with true beauty – simplicity at its finest!

It was an honor to witness this couple tie the knot and enjoy the rest of their blissful night as Mr. and Mrs.

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They even had a poll for their guests.. and guess who “wore the cake” in the relationship..


And a perfect dance to end the night!



Photography: All Good Things Photography

Catering: Personal Touch Dining

Floral: Pennie Bloomers

Photo Booth: The Photo Bus

DJ: Daniel Peterson