Marissa + Matt – Engagement Session – Derek Chad Photography

A lot of times we focus on weddings, however Leo Carrillo Ranch is also a great place for engagement pictures! Our beautiful ranch  sits in the heart of a 27 acre canyon which boasts amazing plant life consisting of an array of flowers including birds of paradise, succulents, gorgeous agave, and an abundance of trees.  Couples can explore our historic ranch and soak in all the history while looking for the perfect spot to capture their love. We have no doubt that you will find that perfect place! If you are are lucky you might even see some of our friendly peacocks which reside on the ranch.

Take a look at Marissa and Matt’s engagement pictures taken by Derek Chad Photography to get some inspiration!

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Jacklyn + Ryan – France Photographers – Leo Carrillo Ranch

Jacklyn and Ryan got married at Leo Carrillo Ranch exactly 4 weeks ago.  In the midst of this fickle San Diego summer, they lucked out with a perfectly sunny day. We are lucky that Rachel from France Photographers suggested our “hidden gem” of a venue to this wonderful couple. Jacklyn and Ryan are a very laid back couple and Leo Carrillo ranch fit their needs and personalities perfectly. They fell in Love with the Ranch and we fell in love with them! France Photography did a wonderful job of really capturing the love and happiness of this adorable couple.  Congrats to these newly weds!

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Vanessa + Veronica – Eder Photography – Leo Carrillo Ranch

We are so happy to feature Vanessa and Veronica today, who got married at the ranch on June 12th. Their wedding was a chic Mexican styled wedding coordinated by Amy June Weddings and Events, and captured by Eder Photo.Vanessa and Veronica chose to have a traditional style Catholic ceremony. These two beautiful women showed so much joy and love throughout their ceremony and reception that it was hard to keep a smile off your face while being around them. Following their ceremony were lawn games, music, and dancing.  These two were so happy and easy going it was a pleasure to host them and their guests for their wedding. Lakehouse-San-Marcos-01 Lakehouse-San-Marcos-05 Lakehouse-San-Marcos-10 Lakehouse-San-Marcos-15 061215140778Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Ceremony-01 Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Ceremony-04 Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Ceremony-05 Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Ceremony-12 Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Ceremony-13Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Wedding-01Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Wedding-04Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Wedding-06Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Wedding-09061215142261-Edit061215140793061215141385061215141379061215140809Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Reception-01061215141928061215140865061215141949Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Reception-12 Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Reception-21061215142842Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Reception-24Leo-Carillo-Ranch-Wedding-11

Don and Vanessa’s Wedding Featured on the Bachelorette’s Desiree Hartstock’s Blog

Earlier this year we shared some pictures taken by Mink Photography of Don and Vanessa’s wedding.  Don and Vanessa had a beautiful DIY wedding at the ranch, which caught Desiree Hartstock’s eye. Desiree was the 2nd runner up in season 17 of the Bachelor and became the Bachelorette in season 9 of the show the Bachelorette. Desiree is an accomplished bridal professional who used to be a bridal stylist and is now a wedding dress and jewelry designer working with Maggie Sottero and KVBijou. We love that she decided to write a piece on budget friendly weddings, because who isn’t looking to save some money when planning a wedding?  We are thrilled that the wedding featured was Don and Vanessa’s and that it took place at our charming and beautiful Leo Carrillo Ranch.

To see Desiree’s full article click here: http://www.desireehartsock.com/9-budget-friendly-wedding-ideas/

Here are some more of our favorites from Don and Vanessa’s wedding:

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Justine and Dave’s Wedding Featured on the Knot

It is always an honor to have Leo Carrillo Ranch featured in some of the top wedding blogs and websites.  This time we are so excited to share Justine and Dave’s wedding that took place at the Ranch this past October which has been featured on The Knot.com! We are thrilled about being on The Knot considering what a huge contribution The Knot makes to brides researching everything and anything for their weddings. Justine and Dave celebrated their nuptials with a colorful, rustic, Spanish style, DIY theme.  Below are some pictures taken by the very talented duo Jacob & Christin Willis with We Heart Photography.

To check out the article on The Knot you can to to: https://www.theknot.com/real-weddings/a-leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding-in-carlsbad-california-album 

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Jamie + Jeremiah – Zelo Photography – Leo Carrillo Ranch

Zelo Photography photographed the absolutely stunning wedding of Jamie and Jeremiah. It was so hard to narrow down the pictures, as they were all amazing, for this one, but we tried! Jamie and Jeremiah were all smiles on their wedding day, truly portraying the meaning of love. Everything about this day was beautiful and we are so happy that Leo Carrillo Ranch could be a part of this special day.

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Amanda + Wences Wedding – April 26th – Leo Carrillo Ranch – Artistrie Co Photography

Amanda and Wences said their “I Do’s” on April 26th, 2015.  It was such a beautiful day at the Ranch with an equally as beautiful bride. This sweet couple’s love was really captured by Artistrie Co on this wonderful day.  WED Weddings. Events. Design really outdid themselves putting together this gorgeous affair.  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. we wish you all the love in the world!

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Fun Fiesta Spanish Wedding Shoot Wedding Chicks

We love this article on WeddingChicks.com which took place at Leo Carrillo Ranch! Check it out for some inspiration for a fun Spanish style wedding.  Lorena Riach with A Rustic and Vintage Affair, did an amazing job with styling and coordinating this photo shoot, which was shot by Katie Beverley.  Lorena added a new twist on classic Spanish inspired traditions to create this fun and colorful wedding shoot that would make any bride the envy of her friends.

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To see the full article click here: http://www.weddingchicks.com/2015/05/15/fun-fiesta-spanish-wedding/

Click here to see the video of the photo shoot: Leo Carillo Styled Shoot on Vimeo

Leo Carrillo Ranch Featured in FINE Magazine

We are so happy to be featured in FINE Magazine as one of San Diego’s best wedding venues! With San Diego boasting hundreds of great venues with beautiful sceneries and views we are so honored that FINE Magazine has chosen Leo Carrillo Ranch as one of the top 6 best venues for weddings in San Diego. We take such pride in the Ranch and all it has to offer, and it is so wonderful that we are able to be a part of one of the biggest days in some peoples’ lives. You can take a look at the full article at:

http://www.finehomesandliving.com/San-Diegos-Best-Wedding-Venues/

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