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A Timeless Wedding By Elizabeth Messina

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San Ysidro Ranch wedding

Believe it or not, the wedding you are about to view is from 2015. Although the wedding took place 3 years ago, it will still look on-point in ten years. Why? Because this wedding is timeless. From the dress to the bouquet each and every detail will look just as in vogue as it did in 2015. 

Scroll down to see this San Ysidro Ranch wedding. All thanks to  A-list wedding and celebrity photographer   Elizabeth Messina. You can see every last detail in the full gallery here which includes some amazing photographs of this spectacular central coast wedding venue. 

Read on to hear how Becky and Orlando met along with details about their timeless and elegant wedding. All coordinated and styled by Imagine…!


hand sewn wedding invitations


peach and mint wedding bouquet

Wearing a feminine bridal robe while getting ready will not only make for a lovely photograph like the one above but will make you feel extra special. These getting ready robes will be worn on our your big day, honeymoon and long after.  Shop a similar robe here



getting wedding ready Watters strapless mermaid wedding gown

Tips on having a timeless wedding

Tips on having a timeless wedding from wedding stylists Imagine… I believe that creating timeless weddings that exude elegance is an art form I’ve developed over time as a seasoned wedding planner. I work closely with creatives who effortlessly blend timeless design elements with a hint of each couple’s personal touches. Social media opens the door for many trendy elements so I use discretion when it comes to incorporating some of these ideas into the overall feel of the wedding. It is important to share with client’s that their wedding can embody tradition without feeling dated.

San Ysidro Ranch wedding

San Ysidro Ranch wedding San Ysidro Ranch wedding

This breathtaking wedding venue was affected by the devastating mudslides that affected the central coast in 2018. Currently, they are performing an extensive cleanup. Unfortunately, San Ysidro Ranch is closed for business until further notice.

Hopefully, you're reading this in the future and they are re-open and booking weddings again.



peach, white and mint wedding bouquet


Groom in navy blue suit with pink tie019_elizabethmessina

From the bride:

I met Orlando through his sister, with whom I had become fast friends at school. I spent many wonderful evenings at their apartment, eating home-cooked Italian meals and enjoying great conversation. After several months of friendship, Orlando and I realized we had feelings for each other and began dating.

We decided to get married in late 2015 after almost seven years together. Because he is Italian and most of his friends and family reside in Europe, we knew a December wedding would enable his loved ones to join us over the holiday period. That gave us about three months to plan our wedding.

When it came to picking the venue, San Ysidro Ranch turned out to be the perfect choice for us. I had grown up in the area and always loved how romantic and elegant it was while being understated at the same time. Our ceremony was held in the beautiful gardens, followed by a cocktail hour in the Hydrangea Cottage. The Stonehouse Restaurant and its covered, heated terrace provided the perfect place for a semi-outdoor reception in December.

Since we opted to get married in my country rather than Orlando's, it was important to us that we incorporate a few special touches to honor his Italian culture. His parents brought with them the traditional Italian wedding favor called confetti (sugared almonds) for our guests. Orlando said his vows in English, while I said mine in Italian. Our amazing DJ played a mix of Motown classics and old Italian hits that kept everyone on their feet until the end of the night. We had an amazing day and an absolute blast, surrounded by our family, friends, and the beauty of  San Ysidro Ranch.

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina 

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

wedding aisle decorated by Eucalyptus

We are in awe of this eucalyptus garland created by Flower Wild, who creates truly inspiring florals. When you scroll down, you'll also see she providing the statement lanterns in the reception that really do add that extra touch to the event.  See more of her work here

offer guest Pashminas as wedding favors

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina flower girl tossing rose petals

Mother and Father walking bride down the aisle

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth MessinaSan Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth MessinaSan Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

San Ysidro Ranch wedding by Elizabeth Messina

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