As the sun set over Santa Margarita Ranch, I thought the lush, rolling hills would fit right into one of those “Happy cows come from California” commercials. Leah and Neal picked a beautiful setting for their wedding, saying their vows under a sprawling oak tree. They held the reception in a stone-lined barn, where glowing guests kept the chill away. (There was some pretty raucous dancing.) Pots of thyme, rosemary and basil decorated the tables. The food was exquisite — arugula salad with a roasted red pepper vinaigrette, lavender-scented lamb and halibut bundled in parchment paper with meyer lemon, fennel and kalamata olives. The halibut was so good Bryan downed three packages of it — after making sure, of course, that everyone else at the table had had their fill. One of the best parts was seeing a table full of old family wedding pictures in the reception hall. They were reassuring good-luck talismans.