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Andrew & Laura’s Intimate Rancho Santa Fe Real Wedding

bride in sweetheart cut dress, groom in black tux

There was an immediate spark between attorneys Andrew Macfarlane, 36, and Laura Kieffer, 32, when they met in a San Diego law office several years ago. Especially when they realized they’d grown up 30 minutes from each other in Northern Virginia and had even attended the same law school in DC! After a gazebo proposal at Whispering Sands in La Jolla, the couple, who now live in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood, had an intimate 15-guest ceremony and reception on the lush grounds at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The couple danced to “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, and guests enjoyed a three-course meal with black velvet cake for dessert.

bride and groom holding cards

bride holding bouquet of flowers, bridesmaids in black dresses

bride showing off her layered dress

“We wanted the feel to be romantic and classic but not stuffy or too traditional,” Laura says. The bride’s Hayley Paige dress, with its textured, asymmetrical layers, was “the perfect princess gown.”

wedding cake surrounded by white flowers and family photos

Andrew and Laura’s cake table featured photos of their parents cutting their own wedding cakes, an important personal touch for the couple.

rose gold vase with white flowers and greenery

white flowers with greenery

floral arch in front of tall tree

Their Talented Team:

Coordination: Cara North, Luxe Events 
Photography: Shewanders 
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe 
Florals: Blush Botanicals
Musician: Mary Fawcett 
DressHayley Paige and JLM Couture
Shoes: Christian Louboutin 
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss 
Cake: Extraordinary Desserts
Hair: Audra René 
Makeup: Elizabeth Root
Invitations: Crane & Co. 

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