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Rustic Wedding Styled Shoot with Baby's Breath and a Horse at The Bradford Ranch in San Diego, CA

I have a dreamy styled shoot to share with you today, which also happens to be the last day of March. Where did the month go? For me April means spring must be on it's way, so this shoot is a perfect way to welcome in Spring {officially}. Wouldn't it be wonderful to marry on a 150-acre historic ranch where each bridal couple has full and exclusive access to the property, as if they were welcoming their guests to their own home? That is exactly what happens at The Bradford Ranch where this photo shoot from John DeFiora Photography took place. Please see the end of this post for all the details on this amazing venue that's just 45 minutes from downtown San Diego, CA.

PS: I'm trying something a little different with this post and went with a 2 column layout for the photos so you won't have to scroll on and on to see all the images. You can simply click on any of photo you'd like and you will see the image fully enlarged.

The Bradford Ranch - wedding venue in San Diego, CA {150-acre historic ranch}

There's such a sweet history behind the location for this styled shoot, that I have to share it with you as you can have your wedding here. The Bradford Ranch {originally founded in the late 1800s by the Walker family} was taken over by Carole and Bob Bradford in the 1980's. They made the ranch their own by restoring the old houses and bringing the amenities up to date - along with added landscaping, a pool, and a full size tennis court. After Bob passed just a couple years ago, Carole "decided that she did not have to sit around waiting to grow old. Instead, she has continued to improve the property that her husband and herself made so beautiful together." Carole has decided to share it's beauty with others and is now offering the ranch as a new wedding and event venue in the San Diego area. The Bradford Ranch has several options for event spaces, allowing couples to choose spaces that fit their wedding style perfectly. There is a private bridal cottage that can be used as both a bridal suite for the Bride and her maids to get ready, as well as a honeymoon suite for the Bride and Groom to stay in the evening of their wedding. Should the couple decide to stay the night, they will be made a farm fresh breakfast in the morning. The new couple can stay the whole next day and relax while hiking, horseback riding, playing tennis, or just listening to the birds as they unwind by the pool. The ranch only allows one wedding per weekend and with it being so secluded from the city, there is no need to end the party early, or turn off the music by a certain time.

See more of The Bradford Ranch here

Wedding Vendors from this shoot include:
Photography: John DeFiora Photography
Floral Designer: San Diego Floral Design LLC
Dress Designer: Iselle Design Studio
Cake Designer: Lovely's Sinfully Sweet Creations
Makeup Artist: Grace Montano (The Doll Service)
Jewelry: Diamond Boutique