Tradition and Fun were the Themes of Rancho's Most Recent Wedding!

Michelle and Bryan brought tradition and lots of fun to their guests at their June 25th wedding at Rancho Soquel. The bride's mom and Aunt took care of most of the decor, including the stunning flower arrangements. The couple chose to label their table assignments with their favorite hiking spots. 

The day began with a beautiful tea ceremony for family and close friends, with Michelle and Bryan serving their loved ones tea behind the bridal cottage.  

Next, once Michelle had changed back into her beautiful wedding gown, came the heartwarming ceremony, officiated by the couple's close friend. 

The couple chose Ginger Cafe to serve a traditional Chinese banquet for the reception. Big family style platters were put on each table for a multi course meal that had everyone stuffed. Ginger Cafe even provided take home boxes for the guests as to not waste any of the delicious food! 

The rest of the night was spent on the dance floor and enjoying the delicious dessert bar! 

Faith and Love: She Married the Preacher's Son!

Saturday's wedding was overflowing with love, faith and family! Everyone had a magical day celebrating Sarah and Stuart!

Stuart's father, Cliffe, a preacher from Connecticut, served as the officiant. This added an incredibly heartwarming and personal touch to the ceremony. Guests flew in from across the country and friends from as far as Asia turned up to help them celebrate.  

The bride and groom kept decorations simple and elegant, emphasizing the beauty of the venue. Beautiful greenery lined the guest tables, a classic white cake toped with succulents and a picture of the beautiful couple to sign for a guest book. They hung pictures celebrating their parents and grandparents weddings in the grape arbor. 

Fun was had by all as the dance floor remained packed through the night, exciting games of ping pong and corn hole were played and a group of friends decorated the couple's gateway car with gifts and flowers. The photo booth entertained guests throughout the reception. 

One of the cutest moments of the night was the couple's impromptu dance out on the lawn while taking photos during the reception. You could see how much fun they had together and the love they shared!

The final song of the night was the appropriate "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield. Something reiterated in the t-shirts made for the groomsmen! 

June Bloom was in Full Effect for Our Latest Wedding at Rancho Soquel!

Nina and Joey said I Do on a glorious summer day at Rancho Soquel this weekend! Their beautiful son, Dylan, joined in on the festivities. When it came time to walk down the aisle with the flower girls though, he decided he would rather walk with mom, which made for an adorable and memorable moment during the ceremony!

There was a number of young and older children at the wedding, so the couple made the smart choice of creating a kids table with everything from markers and crayons to fun masks the kids could decorate and take home.

There were personal touches throughout the venue, from the handmade arch, to the memory table honoring lost loved ones, to the grape arbor that held information about each of their beloved groomsmen and bridesmaids. 

Rancho Soquel was the perfect backdrop to a day filled with love and laughter!

A Memorable Memorial Day Celebration at Rancho Soquel

If you're going to have a blow-out party on Memorial Day weekend, best to invite Feast for a King to cater, the Cheeseballs to play and be sure you have a craft beer garden and plenty of Moscow Mules for your guests.

Saturday's wedding was a casual Bohemian styled event where the 10 (yes 10) bridesmaids all choose their own style of lacy white dress.  Custom designed corn-hole games and incredible wine barrel beer taps were hand made by the Groom's brothers.

Farm tables and a head table for 40 provided the seating for a fantastic meal and incredible dessert buffet and dancing. The Warrior's final seconds win enlivened the spirits of the guys and the guests all boarded a giant Google bus and headed for Michael's on Main to continue the festivities late into the evening. It will surely be a memorable Memorial day for all those who attended! Happy Bride and Groom are off to Bali to rest.

Flower Girls steal the Show!

Well, not really, but they were pretty darn cute!

Of course, the Bride was gorgeous as well and the plum & lace color theme was stunning and gave a real air of elegance to the event.  The wedding was heavily attended by the under 10 set so they provided a children's table for coloring and bubbles and sticker fun. The succulent floral theme was carried through in the tiny potted seating assignments as well as the cake.

We particularly loved the simple, yet elegant, sweetheart table- great linen choice.

A beautiful beginning for two freshly graduated doctors.