Flower Power

The flower wall was something we hadn’t seen before at a wedding and wow was it a hit!

Folks waited in line all evening for a chance to snap a picture in front of these larger than life flowers. It was created by a woman who drove it down from the bay area and re-assembled it next to the stage. Handmade Beauty is the name of her company.

The next exciting part of the decor was hand made by Amanda’s Dad. The 3 tap beer station customized with a painting of their dog was a hit all night long. He made it especially for the wedding.

The bride’s brother carried photos of their dearly departed grandparents down the aisle as a tribute. The newlyweds also offered 8 kinds of cake for their guests to choose from, they wanted to make sure everyone got what they wanted!

Decor Galore!

Brooke & Jonathan’s August 24th wedding was full of amazing moments and a ton of beautiful and heartfelt decor!

The couple wed at our newest venue, The Orchard! The bride had a vision of how she wanted her day to look and put a lot of hard work into acquiring the perfect pieces of furniture and decor to bring her vision to life. The newlyweds were able to borrow furniture from home, their church and friends to add to the beautiful barn at The Orchard.

Brooke’s favorite flower is the sunflower and it was everywhere! From the seating assignment window that the bride made herself to the cake. It added the perfect pop of color wherever you looked!

The sun was shining all day and The Orchard looked absolutely gorgeous!

The newlyweds decided they didn’t want to do a traditional “first look” and instead hid behind the barn door and handed over notes they had written for each other. It was a sweet moment and kept the tradition of not seeing the bride before the wedding intact. Also before the ceremony the groomsmen lead a prayer over the groom for a happy and healthy life with his new bride. The flower girl and ring bearer were not just adorable, but absolute pros when it came time to walk down the aisle!

Once traditional dances were over, the bride and groom played a fun game called the shoe game, where the DJ asked questions about the couple and the newlyweds had to put up who they believed the questions relates too. Who hogs the bed? Who is the worst driver? etc. Brooke and Jonathan chose to use picture cut outs of their heads instead of a shoe and had their guests laughing the whole time. After that the dance floor opened up and guests were treated to delicious apple pie pops for dessert.

The night ended with a sparkler send off!

Brooke and Jonathan were the sweetest couple and we wish them nothing but happiness and love!

Walking down the Giles with 225 of your best friends

Nicolette and Chris made an adorable wedding website out of using his last name -Giles. Now her last name, too!

What a wedding it was. It’s not easy to wine and dine 225 people in style but they did and it was flawless. I have to say we had a dream team on board…Alexis Party Rentals, Feast for a King catering, 1985 Luke Photography, Wylie Wedding flowers, Buttercup Bakery, Sound in Motion DJ and Video and The Booth Bus! Everyone shone.

The wedding arch was made by Nikki’s brother. The bride was on hand to make sure everything looked just the way she wanted it. Giving new meaning to a “hands on” bride!

The bridal party consisted of lots of the couple’s friends and some very adorable kids!

Rancho Soquel looked absolutely beautiful. The couple did an amazing job with their rental selections and decor. Wylie Weddings provided the stunning flower arrangements!

The guests devoured the yummy treats from Buttercup Cake.

The night ended with a group dance to “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks and a glow stick send off for the newlyweds. The guests were gifted with tiny succulents as their favors to take home and enjoy!

We hope for a happy and long life together for this wonderful pair!

Summer Wedding at The Barn at River House!

Emma & Ben’s July 27th wedding at The Barn at River House was a beautiful (and hot) day! The ceremony took place beneath the gazebo while the dinner and dancing took place inside the barn. Of course the bride stole the show for the day, but the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom also looked absolutely stunning!

Both families pitched in to add personal touches to the day. The Mother of the Groom made all of the jam favors that were given to the guests at the end of the night and the Father of the Bride made all the beer served throughout the day.

Another lovely touch of the day came during the ceremony where the couple exchanged leis with each other and their mother’s to honor the groom’s mother’s Polynesian roots.

Inside the barn looked spectacular thanks in part to the amazing floral arrangements of Wylie Weddings.

Dessert was the hit of the night with not only a make your own amores bar but Sweet Surf Catering serving Marianne’s Ice Cream in three delicious flavors!

We are so happy we got to be apart of this special day and wish this cute pair an amazing life!

Summer Love!

Katherine & Adam’s June 22nd wedding at Rancho Soquel was a perfect day! The sun was shinning and the newlyweds were beaming.

The florist married the perfect blend of floral and fruit in her beautiful centerpieces and the Buttercup Cake created a stunning orange slice waterfall on their yummy cake. It was such a nice ode to summer.

The couple created some lovely signage to adorn the venue. They also had a lovely display of photos on the welcome table. Wedding photos of their parents and grandparents and a selection of photos of their loved ones who are no longer with them.

The bride looked absolutely stunning in her gown and her groom was quite handsome as well. They were the picture of bliss all day and had an absolute blast celebrating with their family and friends!