A Casual Bo-Ho Chic Wedding

When Zephyr and Ben decided to marry, they didn't want your traditional style of wedding but rather something that felt like a long cocktail party that just happened to have a wedding ceremony somewhere in it.

To go about creating this feel,  Green Hills Cafe provided food for the "cocktail hour" and Gordo Gustavo's food truck wasopen for the remainder of the event.

The setting was perfect for this wedding. Rancho don Bosco's beautiful lawn area was set for the ceremony and also the cocktail time and the inside of the barn set up for dancing. Their band, the Naked Bootleggers played non stop from 6:00 on. The first two hours of music were provide by Jacob Martin and Bobcat, really nice guitar and stand up bass.

Zephyr's son Dante was the ringbearer and also had a little posse of his own guests enjoying his mother's wedding day.

Gordo's kept pumping out plates of ribs, brisket and tacos all night and the Discretion Brewery provided the beer to wash them down. Delicious evening and just the informal feel that they were going after.

Fall Wedding at Rancho!

Fall was in the air for Lindsay and Stephen's October 7th wedding at Rancho Soquel! 

The venue was adorned by amazing floral decorations of reds and greens. The welcome table consisted of photos of the newlywed's parents on their wedding day and the guest book, which was quilt squares for the guests to sign to be turned into the beautiful quilt later on. Their were also some funny and cute signs placed around the venue as well!

The bride looked stunning in a long sleeved, lace gown and she and her groom were glowing all  night! The flower girls were adorable in their pretty pink dresses!

We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of love and laughter!

Miss Miller gets Married!

The children in Lauren Miller's 3rd grade classroom weren't at the wedding on Saturday but their letters of advice to the bride and groom were, right along side the guestbook. "Be nice to each other" "Don't be Grumpy" were examples of the words of wisdom but hardly necessary for this sweet couple.

The bridal party looked fantastic in the navy suits and blush "dress of their choice". Of course the flower girls stole the show

Lovely table decor designed by the mother of the bride and a delicious Fall inspired meal from Feast for a King catering

Lots of dancing and a delicious dessert buffet of Banana Bread Pudding and Ice Creme wrapped up the evening. Of course a sweet cutting cake...who doesn't want that garter?

Ami and Jackie Say I Do!

Ami and Jackie's wedding was a total extravaganza from start to finish. The details were carefully thought out and personalized by the couple....from the Cuban Rum and Cigar Bar to the Jello Shot seating assignments, fun was the order of the day.

Viewpoint events provided the furnishings that made it fun and elegant at the same time.

The cake was made by Edith Meyer who also made all the delicious bite sized desserts and the Mojito and Cosmo Jello shots.

Food from Feel Good Foodswas not only beautiful but delicious and the service staff kept the whole event flowing.

Specialty cocktails were mixed by the Pour Girls

Nick Hadley, DJ, played Cuban while the Rum bar was open and then switched to dance and had the floor packed by evening's end. 

Dancing in the Moonlight-unique wedding style

We do many weddings at Rancho Soquel and they all are unique because of the choices that the couples make in many things-decor, sequence of events, vendors used and overall style.

Zeka and David's weddings was a fantastic example of this.

Their choice to dine and then continue the party on the barn side rather than dancing at the gazebo was a different one and worked well for their group.

Her dress was a non-traditional wedding dress with the watercolors that themed the wedding. She hand dyed the table runners for the farm tables from natural dyes (one was a beautiful mauve which was avocado pit and skins).

She choose green glassware for the family style salad service and green glass plates for the buffet.


The sweet bouquets were designed by Suzi's and also incorporated that color scheme.
The bride's passion for birds was the inspiration for the Audubon Society guestbook where the guests were encouraged to choose their favorite bird and write a wish.

The cupcakes were from Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting and were a huge hit with flavors from Earl Grey to Vegan Chocolate-Strawberry. Behind them was a meaningful framed print that exemplified the couple...back hoe because they are in the process of building a home and the hawk because the bride studies them.

This was quite a dancing group and the dance floor was packed all evening with everyone including Grandma!

They did an amazing job of adding personal touches that really made their wedding unique and "so them".