Real Wedding | Cindy + Dan

Charming is the word that comes to mind when I think about this beautiful Southern California wedding. Cindy and Dan held their ceremony and reception in the courtyard of an elegant restaurant. Soft ambient lighting and creative décor set the tone for a magical evening. Don’t miss the gorgeous floral arrangements and the fun candy table.  A joyful celebration with family and friends in a lovely intimate setting…what a beautiful way to start their new life together!

Cindy and Dan | July 29, 2010 | Rancho Sante Fe, California

How they met

We both moved into the same condo complex on the same day (April of 2007) but did not meet until 1 year later while we were walking our dogs. We instantly feel in love and moved in together 6 weeks after we met. We both just knew it was right.

The ceremony

Our wedding was about 130 people which I felt made the ceremony more intimate.  It was extremely personal and I loved the warmth about it. Having the ceremony in the courtyard of Mille Fleurs restaurant felt magical to me.

The reception

Our reception was relaxed and fun!!


How Cindy knew her wedding dress was “The One”

I looked for wedding dresses for 6 months (I must have tried on at least 60 gowns). When I tried on my Elizabeth Fillmore “Cora” wedding dress I just knew it was the one. It made me feel like Grace Kelly, elegant and classy.

Why Cindy decided to sell her wedding dress

I will never wear it again and I would love it if someone else could enjoy wearing it just as much as I did.


Cindy’s wedding dress: Elizabeth Fillmore, Cora

Photography: Dan Fields