Big Bridal Party and Big Love!

Aimee and Spencer's August 12 wedding at Rancho Soquel featured one of the biggest processionals we've ever seen! They had ten groomsmen and five bridesmaids along with the bride's five brothers standing on her side. Multiple grandparents (including the bride's 102 year old grandma!) and parents also walked down the aisle. The bride was thrilled to have both her dad and step-dad escort her down the aisle. It was an amazing display of how many important people were in the couple's lives. 

The event was decorated by many amazing and homemade items, including a beautiful wooden arch, multiply glass windows for the welcome sign and seating assignments and a nod to the bride's deep love of Harry Potter. They also built a custom beer bar to be placed in the "beer garden". It was definitely a hit!

Feast for a King provided adorable and delicious desserts while the couple provided a laugh (and excitement) with their favors, taco bell hot sauce, a particular favorite of the newlyweds! The Slow Motion Photo Booth proved to be a huge hit for people to play around in between tearing up the dance floor with music spun by DJ Jeffty! 

The bride and groom were stunning and provided some amazing picture, perfect moments from the day. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness! 

You won't believe the transformation of this wedding site

In May, we visited a potential wedding site for a couple who were planning on an August wedding. The site was the home of the bride's sister and her backyard was the target. Only problem is that they still needed to landscape it to make it ready. Here's what it looked like in May and then again in July and finally what it looked like on the wedding day.

It looked incredible and the day was perfect. Susie's sister Mary and her husband Victor had pulled off an amazing transformation. Michael and Susie's children and their nieces and nephews all participated in the wedding from singing, to playing the violin to designing the dessert table and finally a fun game!

The groom's friend Tali "Icepack" Jackson and his band played into the night and the speech from the groom about his children opening their hearts to this new blended family was deeply moving. A beautiful celebration of family and love.

The day everything was Gorgeous

Everything really was spectacular from the flowers to the desserts and best of all, a really gorgeous Bride and Groom!  Kaila and Zach made a stunning wedding couple last week at Rancho Soquel. Everything from the bridesmaid dresses to the simply amazing flowers screamed romance.  One unique touch was their wedding date sewn inside the collar of Zach's suit. Inside the front pocket was also sewn his inspirational slogan.

Kaila and her Mom designed the succulent trays for each table and they became give-aways at the end of the night. Laughin' Gal florals did the rest and what a spectacular job she did!

Zach escorted both the Mom's down the aisle which was a nice touch as was the chalkboard signing with the chronology of their courtship

 

 

An incredible array of tiny cupcakes baked by Buttercup Cakes replaced the traditional wedding cake. A good time was had by all!

Magical Day at Rancho Soquel!

It was the perfect day at Rancho Soquel for Emily and Tom's July 29th wedding! Family and friends pitched in to make the day wonderful for the newlyweds! The bride's aunt even created the stunning floral arrangements and the groom's dad provided the magnificent getaway car. 

The bride looked ethereal in her gown and the groom very dashing in his blue suit. 

A fun surprise moment for the guests happened when the bride and her dad donned cowboy boots for their father/daughter dance to the delight of everyone! 

Another sweet touch was the football the groom threw for the garter toss was the same football the bride had caught at a previous wedding. The couple gave away brittle for the guests to munch on as they headed off for the after party, escorted by the bride and groom in that amazing car! 

Beautiful wedding day at Baxter Family Farm

Maryann and Josh tied the knot on a gorgeous afternoon at Baxter Family Farm in Aptos. The apple orchard that surrounds the farmhouse was bursting with ripe apples and the roses were all in bloom-gorgeous day! Maryann and her Dad looked radiant!

After the ceremony, the guests had a ball on the swing and enjoying cocktail time on the porch

When your ringbearer is a cute little doggie named Einstein, he's bound to steal the show! Maryann made coasters with maps of their travels and the tables were named for the places they have traveled to. Pie was the dessert of choice.

Since photos were taken in the orchard, there were more than a few foxtails in Maryann's dress but her wedding party happily groomed her prior to the entrance...Fun day was had by all!