Now here's a wedding that you wish you would have been invited to...

From the funny ceremony performed by the best man at Julie's Mom's wedding (no kidding,he was!) to the cookies and ice creme dessert, Julie and Shawn had a wedding that was super fun.

The double door entrance was built by Julie's Dad and the flowers were arranged by one of her bridesmaids (not too DYI since she owns a florist shop :)

Favorite touch was the choice of music....DJ Jeffty handled the mix beautifully as the Groom started down the aisle to "Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen ( yes, Julie is a teacher) and Shawn and his Mom wowed the guests with "Sweet Child of Mine" Guns and Roses for their Mother - Son dance!

Family style dinner from Feast for a King

The ceremonial cutting cake was a favorite family recipe baked the night before by Julie and her Mom. They frosted it, popped the flowers on and it was every bit as lovely as a bakery bought cake. The cake, however, was just a tease for the lavish cookie and ice creme display. Special touches were the wooden spoons engraved with their names for eating the yummy containers of Mariannes ice creme. Swirled caramel, Vanilla and Pomegranate Sorbet!  Chocolate Chip, Macadamia nut chip and Oatmeal raisin cookies to go along side. Truly a hit!

We wish this fabulous and fun couple at the love and happiness in the world!

 

 

A Little Tradition and a lot of Love!

Adeoti and Tim were married on June 30th at Rancho Soquel surrounded by loving and wonderful family and friends!

The day was filled with stunning African fashions as the bride's family hails from Nigeria. The bridesmaid's gold dresses were made in Nigeria and featured a pretty pattern underneath. Adeoti's parents looked elegant in their traditional Nigerian outfits.

The bride chose gold as her main color for the wedding adding elegance and a touch of formality to the rustic setting. The sweetheart table was especially pretty, with a rose gold linen and beautiful display of blooms! Even the cake was decorated in edible gold flakes!

The bride was absolutely stunning and despite catching a cold a few days before her wedding, was in excellent spirits all day! The groom was very handsome in his tux and clearly adored his new wife!

The toasts were the highlight of the evening and really proved how much these two families not only love their own member but how much they truly love each other.

The day was filled with a lot of laughter, tears and good times and we wish these newlyweds many more years filled with lots more fun!

A June Bloom Wedding!

Jessica and Marcus' June 23rd wedding at Rancho Soquel was a laid back, fun affair filled with good food, good drinks and lots of laughter! 

The bride looked stunning in her gown and the couple was surrounded by their adorable flowers girls and ring bearer! 

Feast for a King provided the catering for the wedding and everyone raved about their tri tip and yummy apps! The Buttery created the beautiful three tiered cake that was half red velvet and half chocolate. The couple also gifted their guests some of their favorite hot sauce as favors!

The gorgeous linens were from La Tavola and looked amazing against the barn backdrop while The Booth Bus kept everyone laughed with their unique photo booth bus! 

It was such a lovely, fun-filled day and we wish this awesome couple a lifetime of happiness!

Romance and crazy weather in Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 16 in Santa Fe came with every kind of weather imaginable. Luckily, we had reserved a tent but the rain ceased and the clouds parted exactly in time for the 5:00 ceremony. More weather was in store that day but not until we were safely inside the tent.

Ben and Angela took their formals and had their first look prior to the ceremony in the beautiful lobby of the Club at Las Campinas. Having 12 nieces and nephews in the ceremony took patience but it was worth it to see how much they all enjoyed their roles. 

Since they had been dating for 5 years, everyone in the family made the trip to this destination spot to watch them exchange vows. Watching the Royal wedding inspired Angela's Mom to ask the guests to wear "facinators" which turned out to be fun for everyone.

Angela's brothers wore their "dress whites" to escort her down the aisle and hand her off to her Dad who completed the walk to the alter with two veil holders following behind. 

Once inside the tent a delicious meal followed by toasting, cake cutting and much festive dancing. The photographers caught some shots right before the rainfall and every single child stayed up dancing to the very end!  They are sure to remember this for a very long time.!

A Little Rain Didn't Stop the Party!

Courtney & Nick's wedding day was filled with love, laughter and a little bit of rain! Despite the drizzle, their day went off without a hitch and everyone had a fantastic time! 

The bride looked absolutely stunning in her dress and the newlyweds celebrated tying the knot by cracking a couple cold beers at the alter after the ceremony!

The flower girls and ring bearer stole the show and some hearts with their cute signs as they walked down the aisle!

River House looked stunning and provided the perfect backdrop to the day. Buttercup Cakes provided some sweet treats for the guests with their yummy cupcakes!