Desert and Peacock Wedding

Fallbrook, California



Photography | Kerry McIntyre Photography | @kerry_mcintyre_photo

Photography | Michelle Lynn Weddings | @michellelynnweddings

Venue | Rancho Pavo Real | @ranchopavorealweddings

Event Planner | Grace and Gold Events | @graceandgoldevents

Floral Designer | Leta Verbena | @letaverbena

Design and Decor | Enticing Tables | @enticingtableswelds

Design and Decor | Adore Folklore | @adorefolklore

Gown Designer | Blush By Hayley Paige | @misshayleypaige

Gown Salon | Mary Me Bridal | @marymebridal

Men’s Attire | Friar Tux | @friartux

Beauty | Beauty By Casey Lauren | @beautybycaseylauren

Invitations and Calligraphy | Lavender and Sea | @lavenderandsea

From the Photographer

This gorgeous styled shoot was inspired by the incredibly scenic venue Rancho Pavo Real and the Southern California landscape. Although Rancho Pavo Real is a functioning avocado ranch, you might encounter a few peacocks running around this new wedding venue. The presence of peacocks seemed to be such a unique addition to any wedding experience so it inspired hand-drawn peacock feather place cards and accents of peacock feathers in the floral arrangements. The invitation suite used a color closely associated with peacocks – turquoise of course – to create an elegant yet modern look featuring calligraphy and deckled edges. The turquoise paired beautifully with a neutral desert inspired palette of blush, gray, and green.


The bride stunned in an elegant Blush by Hayley Paige gown featuring a Marrakesh beaded sweetheart bodice and a cascading tulle skirt – perfect for this upscale outdoor wedding. Her hair was styled with loose curls, and her makeup provided a natural, romantic look. Her look was completed with turquoise and gold triangle drop earrings and a lush horizontal style bridal bouquet. The wedding bouquet featured roses, white delphiniums, peach hypericum, blush sweet peas and turquoise dyed dried hydrangea. We couldn’t forget the fact that this is an avocado ranch, so the groom wore an emerald green suit paired with a gray velvet bow tie, a white and turquoise hydrangea boutonnière and classic brown leather shoes.

Custom metal cathedral windows were a unique design element for the ceremony, giving the unrestricted outdoors a defined ceremony space while also allowing a more traditional church feel. The cathedral windows were adorned with a floral spray and a large bottle-style vase filled with towering white delphiniums accented the base. Guest seating was comprised of wooden pew style benches to enhance the church aesthetic.


The reception featured a black hairpin table with accompanying blush and sea velvet dining chairs. White and blush plates were topped with place cards and linen napkins. Vintage blush goblets, copper flatware, and mismatched brass candlesticks holding white tapers contrasted nicely with the black table. A floral garland of Italian Ruscus with Juliet roses, white ranunculus, white delphinium and echeveria succulents completed the look. A large wooden calligraphy seating chart, illustrated specialty cocktail sign and small layer cake decorated with succulents and a pop of florals were also included in our reception design.