Unique Wedding Ideas Everyone Will Love!

Weddings can become a bit predictable at times, but there are some new and fun vendors and ideas popping up that can add a unique flair to any wedding! 

The Kraft Bar is a fun alternative to a traditional bar. It is a mobile bar and lounge set up in an airstream trailer. It gives you a number of drink packages from speciality cocktails to beer and wine supplied from local breweries and wineries around Santa Cruz. Your guests can hang out in the trailer while they wait for their drinks or order from the drink window outside. Check out their website for more information and to contact them about using this amazing service! http://kraftbarlounge.com

Photo booths are huge at weddings these days, but after a while they begin to all look and feel the same. Enter The Booth Bus! A totally original idea of putting a photo booth inside a VW Bus! Guests climb inside the bus, choose their photo props and then hit start on the photo screen. Beautiful on the inside and out with an extremely friendly and helpful staff. Your guests will be talking about it for years afterwards! Head over to their website for more information! http://www.theboothbus.com/#home

Wedding desserts are about so much more than wedding cakes these days. People are turning to new forms of desserts to satisfy their guest's sweet tooth and a popular choice now is donuts! Harvey's Donuts is a wonderful company that will come to your wedding and make your guests hot donuts made right to order. You can choose what flavors you would like your guests to pick from and they do the rest! Guests will line up to savor these sweet treats! http://harveysdonuts.com

Ice cream is another fun dessert option. You could set up a "make your own sundae" bar or have a company come out and serve fresh ice cream to your guests. You pick your favorite flavors to serve and your guests can choose their toppings! Both Marianne's Ice Cream and Polar Bear Ice Cream offer catering services in town. 

Homemade beer bars are an interactive option for your guests. Normally made out of wood, kegs fit underneath and then guests can help themselves throughout the night. These also help cut down on the line at the bar and add a personal touch to the day! Pinterest is full of ideas and how to instructions for these! 

There are a dozen other ways to make your wedding unique and different! The most important thing is to make it uniquely your own! 

Gorgeous Photo Shoot at Rancho Soquel!

We wanted to share these amazing photos from a photo shoot that took place this summer at Rancho Soquel! These stunning photographs were taken by Adriane White Photography and appear in a fabulous blog post, up now on Greenweddingshoes.com! Click on the link to check it out! http://greenweddingshoes.com/fall-wedding-inspiration-in-the-land-of-milk-and-honey/

Adriane and her wildly talented creative collaborators (listed below) put together a magical environment on Rancho's grounds, highlighting and enhancing its beauty! From the magnificent floral decor to the exquisite tablescape, no detail was overlooked.

Venue: Rancho Soquel,

Photographer: Adriane White Photography, http://www.adrianewhitephotography.com/

Florist: Flowers By Carra, http://flowersbycarra.com/

Design: Wild Abandon Design, http://wildabandon.design/

Dress: BHLDN, http://www.bhldn.com/

Beer Bar, Donuts and Candy Favors = Fun for All!

Robin & Kevin's October 1st wedding at Rancho Soquel had something for everyone! No detail was too small or overlooked, but, most importantly, this sweet couple had an amazing night surrounded by all the people they love most!

The coral and gold color theme could be found throughout the wedding, from the multi toned bridesmaids dresses to the ombre seating assignment cards to the gold lettered signage found around the venue. Even the couple's champagne flutes were decked in gold!

The decor throughout the venue was a wonderful combination of beautiful, rustic and fun. Polka dots and gold straws, an antique wooden door adorned with flowers, different sized lanterns, an antique window with bridal party information written on it, a "family tree" guest book for everyone to sign and so much more!

The guest could help themselves to the homemade Beer Bar, grab some candy from the Candy Bar or even munch on hot donuts between dances provided by Harvey's Donuts! Once they had filled up on sweets and drinks, the guests could head over to the amazing Booth Bus and take some fun photos to remember the night!

Of course nothing was a beautiful as the bride herself! Robin looked absolutely stunning in her gown and she and her hubby glowed with happiness throughout the entire day! 

Love and the Fishes

When you choose an Aquarium for your wedding vows and reception, you are definitely choosing a rather unique setting and you're probably a very unique couple. So it was with Sylvan and Shushan who tied the knot on Oct. 9th.


Shushan honored her Chinese heritage and wore a handmade red dress. Not only was it hand made but it was made by the bride!  Her colors of red and gold were stunning and she choose colorful flowers that tied in Shushan's home country of France and it's national colors.  When you say the colors were red and blue and gold it sounds unusual but it was gorgeous and really set the tone in the Aquarium particularly for an Autumn day. 

The couple designed their own signature cocktail menu for the bar placement in front of the Sea Nettles-stunning! Even coffee placement in front of the Sardine tank was awesome!

A beautiful setting, lots of great music and dancing and the couple is off to a smashing start!

Wedding in the Casbah at Michael's on Main

Cora and Sabina's wedding at Michael's on Main was truly a transformation.  Taking the palate of the restaurant's vibrant colors and turning into into the Casbah was the decorating team from Eventscapes. Trucks of decor were loaded in and in just a few hours, the restaurant was something from a dream.  The entry was lit with giant globes and cabanas were installed on one side, lounging seats on the other

The back patio was reserved for the dinner and a cozy sweetheart table was draped in fabric in the existing gazebo

The bar was transformed into a dancing oasis and lounging pillows offered a resting place near by. The party rocked the night away as guests celebrated the newly married couple.