Michelle + Curtis Married at the Ranch – First and Orange Photography

We always love couples that have themes and Michelle and Curtis did just that. The newlyweds are avid travelers and this was evident by their worldly decor. They shared a map for their guests to sign in lieu of a guestbook and had suitcases on display.








After they were pronounced Husband and Wife, the newlyweds, enjoyed their first pictures together.





Michelle and Curtis enjoyed the rest of their wedding with their guests underneath the market lights, celebrating the love they share.





Catering – Personal Touch Dining

DJ – Sound Prodigy

Photography – First and Orange Photography

Florist – I Do Flowers

Photo booth – Starlight Photo Booth

Christina Paulsen + Bret Cosgrove – Emma Hopp Photography

Christina and Bret celebrated with us May of 2016 and, oh did we love their black and white wedding! Leo Carrillo Ranch was the perfect venue for them as they showcased their love for the classics. Christina’s bridesmaids stunned in all black evening gowns and Bret’s groomsmen sported black and white suits. As the soon-to-be newlyweds prepared for their ceremony, they first enjoyed a special note written by one another.

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The ceremony aisle was lined with baby’s breath held in metallic silver baskets and the bride-to-be’s bouquet wowed in white with roses, dahlias and baby’s breath, wrapped in burlap. Guests took in the gorgeous forest green colored trees as Christina and Bret shared their vows.




The contrast of the black napkins and all-white tables looked beautiful at the Ranch! After being announced as newlyweds, Christina and Bret shared dances and even a dessert bar with their guests.






Catering – Personal Touch Dining

DJ – Daniel Peterson

Photography – Emma Hopp Photography

Florist – Leigh Fischer

Videography – Taylor Scalise

Megan + Tracy – May 2016

Megan and Tracy are the picture perfect couple who shared their special and beautiful day with us at Leo Carrillo Ranch. Jamie, from Clove & Kin, photographed them beautifully and even captured the lovely and colorful peacocks on the property!0529161600621



Megan’s bright bouquet of white peonies and dahlias by Amy at The Flower Shop captured her essence, flawlessly, and Tracy’s look when he saw Megan walking towards him down the aisle, said it all – he was in love.




Their ceremony was decorated brilliantly as the aisles were lined with white hydrangeas and forest green eucalyptus leaves with our stunning backdrop at Leo Carrillo Ranch.


Leo Carrillo Ranch showcased its rustic appeal for the newlyweds as more hydrangeas and peonies were decorated throughout. The reception illuminated with white tablecloths and matching floral centerpieces under the cloudy sky.





For their grand entrance, Megan and Tracy were accompanied with custom-made black and white parasols and made their way to their very first dance as husband and wife under our charming market lights at the Ranch.







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Catering – Personal Touch Dining

DJ – Daniel Peterson

Ellen + Kris – April 2016

Ellen and Kris have the biggest hearts, and radiate so much love for each other. Their wedding day was a perfect example of the two of them, and the life they share together. Their ceremony was accompanied by live violinists and was full of kind words, and great memories. Guests looked mesmerized by the love that filled the ranch. We Heart Photography captured the evening flawlessly, Crestone Events coordinated each moment, and the florals from Cherry Blossom Floral Design were breathtaking.  We are so overjoyed when weddings turn into an evening of unforgettable memories like this one. Leo Carrillo Ranch is a wonderful location to host your wedding!


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Mother’s Day Champagne Breakfast at the Park

Trying to think of something fun and new for this years Mother’s Day? Trying to surprise mom last minute and have no idea what to do? We have the perfect plan just for you!!


Join us May 8, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park.

This venue is sure to please your whole party, it is the perfect mix of rustic and chic and sure to impress any guest on this special day. Come experience a unique Mother’s Day champagne breakfast set amidst the rustic beauty of Leo Carrillo’s former private estate. Enjoy early entrance into the park and a delicious breakfast served on the flagstone patio while enjoying the sound of live guitar music. Hands-on arts and crafts activities will entertain children, and tours of Carrillo’s historic hacienda will complete the day’s festivities.


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        Savor a delicious breakfast on the flagstone patio while enjoying the sound of live guitar music

        Delight in hands-on arts and crafts activities to entertain the children

        Indulge in bottomless mimosas, sangria and bloody marys

        Tour Carrillo’s historic hacienda to complete the day’s festivities

And of course you are more than likely going to run into one of our favorite beauties…

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Our All Inclusive Ticket Prices:

Adult Dining Tickets: $45

Children Dining Tickets: $20 ( 12 and under)

Tickets are available for online purchase at http://at www.carlsbadconnect.org (Activity # 20911) or by mail-in ticket


For more information see the brochure at the bottom of the page! We can’t wait to see you and your lovely family there!

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How to Boho Bride

Adding a theme or desired feeling to your wedding is always a good idea. Many brides who want to do things a bit different, dream of having a bohemian inspired wedding. If you want to have a boho inspired wedding, here are a couple of key elements you should consider adding to your special day:

The dress: The dress and the venue are typically the first two decisions that are made while planning your big day. The dress can make or break the theme or feeling you are trying to create on your wedding day. For boho - wedding dress 12313802_1646405668974601_3017562153036143804_na boho inspiredwedding, it’s important to think “unique” when finding your dress, and nothing too extravagant. Most boho inspired wedding gowns are simple and flowing, while others include lace and sheath. If you really want your dress to fit with the boho inspired theme, try to avoid anything with heavy beading, as that takes away from the simplistic nature of boho.


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Avoid any dark, closed halls for your ceremony and reception.

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Malinda + Joe Married at the Ranch/ Zelo Photography

On October 18, 2015 Malinda and Joe were married at the Ranch and it was exquisite! With Leo Carrillo Ranch and Personal Touch Dining working together, the event was a very special day for the newly married couple. Malinda and Joe were so easy and fun to work with and with their amazing ideas, the ceremony and reception were beautiful! Zelo Photography captured gorgeous photos which gives the couple something amazing to hold onto for a lifetime! Florist, Nadine Zines created lovely bouquets and arrangements that looked amazing everywhere. We are extremely excited for Malinda and Joe and are so happy we could be apart of the special moment in their lives.

Other Vendors to Note: Sound Prodigy

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Devon & Camilla- Anika London Photography

Devon & Camilla are one beautiful couple that got married at our very own Leo Carrillo Ranch, highlighted on Anika Londons Blog and we are so thrilled! Anika London Photography captured absolutely gorgeous photos of this wedding. The vibrant colors in the bouquet, of reds and peaches are simply stunning. We are so excited for this sweet couple and are even more excited about the lovely photos…!

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The Creative Details

Adding calligraphy to your wedding seems like a small addition, yet can be used on so many gorgeous products to add a special style to your wedding. Calligraphy may be out of your budget but they can help make your wedding design unique for you. We are so proud to call Samantha Louise one of our vendors because of her amazing talents, especially calligraphy.  Samantha Louise Moments does full service planning & design, partial planning, and also styling & more! We love her calligraphy because it is so elegant and simple, & creates a lovely design for the event. Calligraphy can be added to invitations, table assignments, place cards, and any type of sign you want to look beautiful. She has a real passion for what she does, which is really amazing in this industry. She will take your idea and run with it in exciting ways. Funky fonts or modern calligraphy, she is happy to create anything you desire! Samantha Louise Moments is simply amazing at what she does.

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Heidi & Steven – 10.30.15

October 30, 2015 was Heidi and Steven’s BIG day! They were married at our lovely venue of Leo Carrillo Ranch on a beautiful day. Heather Elise captured great photos giving them a memory to hold on to for a lifetime. The ceremony was gorgeous and especially fun! It ran so smoothly thanks to Personal Touch Dining and the great attitude of all Heidi and Steven’s friends and family. We are so excited for the couple!

Other Vendors to Note: Black Tie Productions, Pixster Photobooth

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