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.

Rainy Day Wedding!

Despite the downpour this weekend and the race to get tents up to keep everyone dry, the rain still couldn't dampen Kylie & Blane's beautiful wedding day!

The welcome table consisted of a personalized guest book for everyone to sign, a hand painted pallet with the couple's names and photographs of the couple's parents and grandparents on their wedding days. 

The rain started coming right as the ceremony began, but there was a break in the clouds just as the bride, looking stunning in her dress, and her father headed down the aisle. 

After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails, including moscow mules made in moscow mule cups the couple gave away as favors for the guests! 

Dinner was held in a tent in front of the barn, where guest could exchange their wet shoes for flip flops provided by the couple. The tent added a cozy feeling to the day with magical bistro lights hanging over the tables and dance floor. There was a full bar and photo booth for the guests to enjoy with Feast for a King providing another delicious meal. 

The dessert was provided by Buttercup Cupcakes. The cake topper was one the bride's parents used on their own wedding cake, which added a very sweet and personal touch. The dance floor was packed all night thanks to DJ Jeffty and the night ended with a fantastic sparkler exit for the newlyweds!