March 23, 2020


A New Year’s Eve Wedding!? YES!!! Sarah and Blake’s special day was one for the books! They decided to tie the knot on New Year’s Eve and throw their friends a family a party to end a decade with a bang.

“Blake and I really wanted our wedding to be different, and our friends + family love to dance more than anything. So we decided to throw an amazing New Year’s Eve Wedding and Party. We looked at a ton of venues but because of our wedding date we needed a venue with no curfew, that didn’t require us to organize transportation and somewhere our guests could actually spend the night. When we visited Rancho Bernardo Inn we were instantly charmed by the twinkle lit trees, delicious food, and amazing staff. When we found out the ballroom didn’t have a curfew we signed the contract!”

“The next challenge was transforming the ballroom (Sarah really didn’t want a ballroom wedding but prioritized the “no curfew” instead) into a backyard wonderland. Blake took over the staging because he wanted to surprise me, and boy did he deliver. The ballroom was totally transformed with swathes of fabric, market lights, and illuminated trees. Sarah handled the tablescapes which were adorned with 20+ candles and greenery for a romantic effect. A slight touch of New Year’s – we made personalized kraft noisemakers as place cards. Our DJ was our real MVP. He played an amazing set, and even rented a CO2 canon to enhance the party vibes every time the beat dropped! We streamed the NYC ball drop on a projector for the 30 min leading up to midnight and then everyone came together on the dance floor for the final countdown. It was such a special moment everyone embracing each other and kissing at midnight. The wedding was supposed to end at 1 AM but we were having too much fun. We paid for the DJ to go until 2 AM!” – Sarah + Blake


Photography | Morgan McCanne Photo

Video | Scala Pictures

Coordination | Rachel with Tres Chic Affairs

Venue | Rancho Bernardo Inn

Wedding Dress | Made With Love Bridal purchased from Lovely Bride

Reception Dress | Chosen by One Day purchased from En Blanc, LA

Entertainment | Kreiger

Florals | Organic Elements

Rentals | Bright Event Rentals + To Be Designed + Illuminated Trees



This wedding looked like so much fun! You did such a fantastic job capturing the excitement and energy of their special day that I’m sure they will be looking back on for years to come!

“Just for a moment, let’s get lost forever.” – Wilder