Rancho Valencia Wedding in San Diego, CA | Jill + Patrick


Rancho Valencia Wedding in San Diego, CA


Jill and Patrick got married at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa and their wedding was truly magical!


Our adorable couple met at a friend's wedding in 2017. Jill was a bridesmaid and Patrick was the groom's brother's best friend. They happened to be seated at the same table during the reception and instantly clicked! They bonded over the fact that they were both finishing grad school and Patrick pulled out the big guns and kissed Jill during the sparker exit later that evening.


Fast forward 3 years and Jill and Patrick bought their first home together and adopted an adorable puppy! All of their free time was spent painting and fixing up their first home. One day Patrick asked if they could take a break from all the house work and go on a hike. Jill agreed and 45 minutes into their hike Patrick started asking strange and all of a sudden proposed. Jill was definitely not expecting it that day, which made it such a special moment!


Now it was time to find the perfect wedding venue. Jill and Patrick wanted to have an outdoor wedding and Rancho Valencia perfectly fit their vision! It was naturally beautiful and didn't feel 'commercial,' like so many other wedding venues. It was truly love at first sight!


When it came to the aesthetics, Jill wanted her wedding to feel classy and timeless. She didn't want anything trendy and didn't want to look back at her wedding photos in 10 year and think 'oh man.... why did we do that?!' She opted for a lighter color scheme of lots of whites and greens, with subtle accents of taupes and blush and it was absolutely gorgeous! Not only did Jill and Patrick want a beautiful aesthetic, they also wanted the day to feel stress free, so they could enjoy the entire wedding day, and really wanted a full dance floor! They wanted all of their guests to enjoy the entire experience and have fun celebrating with great music and dancing.


I have to admit that working with Jill and Patrick was an absolute DREAM and their wedding day day came together beautifully. Be sure to scroll down to see all the pretty details and fun moments of the day!


Bride and Bridesmaids at Rancho Valencia Wedding



Bride in olive grove at Rancho Valencia Wedding in San Diego, CA


Bride holding bouquet at  Rancho Valencia Wedding in San Diego, CA


Groom waiting for first look at  Rancho Valencia Wedding in San Diego, CA


Bride and groom walking in olive grove at Rancho Valencia Wedding in San Diego, CA

Wedding Ceremony: Sunrise Terrace at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa


Jill and Patrick's wedding ceremony took place on the Sunrise Terrace at Rancho Valencia. In order to give the ceremony a very timeless feel, Jennifer Cole Floral covered the alter in green and white floral and added accented the aisle with green and white arrangements. It was truly the perfect backdrop for Jill and Patrick to say their 'I Dos.'


White and Groom WeddingCeremony in the Sunrise Terrace at Rancho Valencia


Bride walking down aisle in Sunset Terrace at Rancho Valencia Wedding


Wedding Ceremony in Sunset Terrace at  Rancho Valencia Wedding in San Diego, CA

Bridesmaids standing at Rancho Valencia Wedding ceremony on the Sunrise Terrace



After the ceremony ended, Jill and Patrick enjoyed time taking photos with their bridal party and were able to meander through Rancho Valencia to get gorgeous couple photos!



Bridal Party at Rancho Valencia Wedding in San Diego, CA


Bride and groom walking at Rancho Valencia Wedding




Wedding Reception: Croquet Lawn at Rancho Valencia


When it came to the reception, Jill wanted to be sure we were adding height and dimension to the Croquet Lawn. Her and Patrick also wanted it to feel elegant and timeless, but also relaxed with natural feeling elements. In order to achieve this vision, we brought in wooden pergolas to frame the reception space, covered them in greenery and added gorgeous rattan chandeliers. From there, we mix and matched wooden farm tables with timeless white linen.


While the aesthetic was stunning, we also made sure to place the dance floor in the center of the reception, as dancing was a HUGE priority for Jill and Patrick. It worked well, as the dance floor was packed all evening!




Wedding reception setup on the Croquet Lawn at Rancho Valencia

Reception Tables on the Croquet Lawn at Rancho Valencia Wedding in San Diego, CA


Wedding Reception Setup on the Croquet Lawn at Rancho Valencia


Bride and Groom First Dance At Rancho Valencia Wedding


Bride and Groom at Rancho Valencia Wedding

Dessert Setup at Rancho Valencia Wedding



Vendor Team:


Venue: Rancho Valencia

Planner: Always Flawless Productions

Makeup: Lindsay Ann Makeup

Hair: Laura C Bagley

Photography: Dear Lovers

Videography: Amari Productions

DJ: My DJs

Floral: Jennifer Cole Floral

Groomsmen Attire: Modern Groom

Lighting: Brilliant Event Lighting, TBD Rentals

Rentals: More Rentals, APR Rentals

Stationery: By Invitation Only

Transportation: CharterUp






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Hey There! My name is Ashley McHone and I am the owner of Always Flawless Productions. I started this little biz nearly 10 years ago and am here to share alllll my wedding planning knowledge with you! ;)

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