San Ysidro Ranch, nestled inland from the beach in the Santa Barbara area, is one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding. SYR has a reputation of having exceptional guest services, incorporating local history in the design and vibe, and a pristine lavender garden that gives you a feeling of being in the South of France as you turn into the driveway. San Ysidro, just a quick two-hour drive from Los Angeles Airport, is a coastal hidden gem just in the town of Montecito. This wedding venue is perfect for the couple that loves laid-back luxury, who prefers to have an intimate wedding, while still being close to the beach. San Ysidro is full of romantic gardens and paths that wind endlessly among the private bungalows. Jackie O and JFK stayed in one on their honeymoon, where discretion was and still is at the utmost importance. It's very easy to see why San Ysidro Ranch is wildly sought after as a wedding venue in California & worldwide.
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