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The Ranch at Bandy Canyon Wedding – Escondido Wedding – Michaela and John

September 24, 2015

We can never forget this wedding…not only did the groom and his groomsmen wear Scottish kilts, but this wedding took place during one of the worst wildfire outbreaks in North County, San Diego, CA!  On top of it all, the groom is a fireman and since his wedding was the week of the severe fires, he luckily wasn’t scheduled to work.  But quite a few of his colleagues were needed to fight the fires, which meant they had to miss the wedding, which was unfortunate, but truly heroic.
This venue is AH-MAZING!!  The Ranch at Bandy Canyon is a little getaway just outside Escondido, California.  After you drive along a windy road, you’ll land yourself upon a driveway leading you to this perfect ranch filled with horses, a pool, a beautiful grassy courtyard (where you can hold your ceremony), a 1930’s historic adobe lodge (where you can hold cocktail hour) and cozy cottages where you and your guests can stay the night. It’s truly perfect!

It all starts with Michaela’s beautiful blush bridal gown (I mean G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S), to the sparkly bridesmaids dresses, the Scottish Kilts, the decor, the rockin’ Wayne Foster Band…and it’s all captured with stunning photos by Tarah Sweeney Photography.

Love these sparkly bridesmaids dresses!

And the guys…

The first look…

The bridal party…

And the family Scottish kilts…SO FUN!

The ceremony begins at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church

The reception details…

Love the Chevron table runners and gold accents…

Homemade pickled veggie favors for all of the guests.  Michaela and her mom did this all on their own…250 of them!

This is a neat placecard and family photo table inside the Adobe Lodge onsite.

Beautiful terrarium centerpieces done by Rosemary Duff Florist!

Love these Mr. & Mrs. Sweetheart chair covers!

Sweet Treats done by Sweet Lydia’s!

Bandy Canyon Ranch dessert table

Bandy Canyon Ranch dessert table

Bandy Canyon Ranch cake

Bandy Canyon Ranch cake

And the rockin’ Wayne Foster Band!

Love this picture with my bride, Michaela!


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Congratulations Michaela and John!  And on your new baby, Kili!  We loved being a part of your special day and wish you many years of love and happiness!


Vendor Love:

Wedding Coordination: Sweet Blossom Weddings

Photography: Tarah Sweeney Photography

Videographer: Le Reve Productions

Reception Venue: The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

Ceremony Venue: St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church

Caterer: Bellamy’s

Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment

Baker: Sweet Lydia’s

Florist: Rosemary Duff Florist

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