Private Estate Wedding at the Emma in Rancho Santa Fe, ca

Kristen and Chris' charming garden wedding reminded us of all the reasons we love The Emma Estate! Its lush gardens and simple beauty make the perfect backdrop for an elegant and romantic wedding.

Elegance and romance were certainly the words to describe Kristen and Chris' stunning wedding under the warmth of the Rancho Santa Fe sun. Dreamlike walkways and gardens set the mood perfectly!

It can be easy to loose sight of the reasons for marriage in the hustle and bustle of planning; however, Kristen and Chris' intimate ceremony and reception never lost focus of love and family.

Emma Estate Wedding Decor

The little details were what made their weddings so special: hanging pictures, a timeline of their "love story", and little "bride" and "groom" details.

Timeline of their "love story"

Seating and table positions may conjure images of boring linen colors or stress surrounding where to place that college-roommate's-boyfriend's-wingman but all of this can be avoided with family-style seating. By arranging all the tables in a pseudo-circle, guests can all feel included in conversations and everyone will feel like their sitting at the bride and groom's dinner table!

Dinning Setup

Pastel colors and seasonal peonies complemented the garden wedding perfectly. The decor was not overdone and definitely not overlooked!

Place settings

While the wedding certainly was garden-influenced, it of course had a great Southern Californian flare. The Emma Estate's stunning pool lined with palm trees made guests feel like they were sipping cocktails in paradise.

Main Lawn Area

The pool area

Dream-like romance carried on into twilight as hot air-balloons decorated the skyline and refreshing breezes swept over the garden, setting the perfect mood for dancing the night away.

Kristen and Chris' wedding not only reminded us why we love the Emma Estate but also why we love weddings!

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