“Why don’t we have a wedding that feels like a family barbecue?” may be one of the best ideas we’ve ever heard — especially when that barbecue takes place at Leo Carrillo Ranch in California. Artistrie Co., wed (weddings.events.design.), and Moments in Bloom set to work photographing and designing Amanda and Wences’ wedding day, which was full of great things like over-sized “Love” beach balls floating in the pool, a variety of delicious cakes, and potted succulent favors for the guests.

Leo Carrillo Ranch barbecue wedding - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

From the bride, Amanda: We wanted our wedding to feel comfortable rather than formal. Being from Southern California family barbecues are a staple all year round for each of our families, they are weekend events where everyone gets together to catch up, eat good food, and enjoy each others’ company. So when it came to planning our wedding we thought, “Why don’t we have a wedding that feels like a family barbecue?”

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ceremony chair flowers - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

white rose boutonniere - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

Once we found Leo Carrillo Ranch we could immediately start seeing our wedding vision take shape. Since the site itself used to be actor Leo Carrillo’s home we are getting that literal feel of having a special event at a family member’s house. The site itself is everything that we love, from the hacienda style architecture to the canyon and natural wildlife that surrounds it. We knew that we did not need to do much to the site itself to make it beautiful, so it was going to be in the details that we chose that would make our wedding special and uniquely ours. Having oversized lawn games, a photo booth, and gourmet tacos are fun ways we thought could merge the backyard family barbecue feel into our wedding day.

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succulent wedding favors - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

favors - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

rustic wedding sign - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

backyard reception - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

outdoor reception - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

sweetheart table chairs - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

centerpiece flowers - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding cake table - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

bundt cake - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

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pool balloons - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Artistrie Co.

Event Design

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Florist

Moments in Bloom

Venue

Leo Carrillo Ranch

Bridal Store

Archive Bridal, Here Comes the Bride

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Jewelry

Bauble Bar

Hair and Makeup

Secret Salon

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Catering

Soho Taco

Wedding Cake

Kuba Kreations

Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Rentals

Farm Tables and More, San Diego Party Rentals

Succulent Favors

Oasis Plants

Photo Booth

Mobile Photo Booth

Wedding Invitations

Paper Source

Videography

Campbellicious Video

1 comments
  • Ashley Biess

    I loved this wedding SO much! It was a dream come true. Any wedding with gourmet street tacos is an instant favorite of mine. Congrats again to Amanda and Wences! They are high school sweethearts and got married on their 11 year anniversary. How cute is that?