Rain in May won't Spoil their Day

What about rain? People ask this all the time when they’re booking sites and usually we say that there isn’t much in between May-October. Well this week was the exception. Two large tents were erected on Friday morning at Rancho Soquel, one for the ceremony and one for the dining.

The couple served pie and cake and then the dancing was moved inside the barn where the guests could stay dry while they partied!

Come Check Out Our New Venue - The Orchard!

We have some new photos from our new beautiful venue The Orchard!

This historic barn has been fully restored from the floors to roof and is now ready to book your special event. The working apple orchard has been around since the 1800's and sits on 15 acres of gorgeous  land in Corralitos. The orchard produces heritage Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Pippins and many other varieties. The landscape changes with the seasons…It is loaded with blossoms for your Spring wedding and the trees are full of amazing smelling apples in the Fall. They are able to do weddings year round due to the spacious barn and flat fields, perfect for tenting.

The farmhouse and barn are  surrounded by Oak, Redwood and Eucalyptus groves that will make an amazing backdrop for ceremony and alfresco dining. Cocktail hour could be on the barn porch and there is plenty of room for dancing and cake cutting inside the barn after dinner. Bare bulb lighting is installed inside and out for evening events. Inside the farmhouse is a bridal room for getting ready with floor to ceiling windows of the fields and orchard outside. 

Rates:

1-200 guests: $5,500 (includes coordination)

Email us at weddingconnection@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule a tour!

Last Wedding of the Season!

Taylor & Jeff’s October 13th wedding at Rancho Soquel was laid back and fun, just like the newlyweds themselves.

The couple were cool and calm throughout the whole process of wedding planning and transferred that energy to their wedding day also. They added some fun and personal touches to the day, including personalized corn hole boards and coasters and giving their guests a couple of scratchers to try their luck at winning big!

The bride looked beautiful in a simple, but elegant gown. Perfect for dancing the night away under the stars! We wish these two a lifetime of love!

October Love!

Chanelle & Brad’s October 6th wedding at Rancho Soquel was a show stopper! From the stunning couple, to the amazing lighting and the ceremony arch, everything was absolutely beautiful!

The bride looked beyond incredible! Her joy radiated throughout the event and her groom couldn’t have looked more handsome!

The newlyweds and their guests ate, danced and partied by the barn under the stars!

2019 Wedding Trends!

Here's 10 wedding trends to look out for in 2019!

1. Silver and chrome will continue be the hot trend in 2019. Gold and rose gold are taking a front seat to more silver and chrome color pallets. Navy will also be a popular color choice in 2019, from the groom's suit to table linens and beyond.

2. Last year was all about rustic details. This year is all about whimsical decor and attire. 2019 weddings will have more elegance and formality with hints of whimsy thrown in. Lighting is still huge.

3. Couple's are looking for more ways to keep guests entertained and engaged in 2019. Fun games like beer pong, I Spy and corn hole give the guests something do during the night. Creative photo and video booths are not just fun for the guests but a great keepsake for the couple. 

4. The overall enjoyment for the guests will be more important then ever to couple's in 2010. Fun linens, mix and match tables, unique dishware and hanging florals will all help to enhance the guest's experience. 

5. Unique food and food stations will play a big role in 2019 weddings. There are a lot of fun options that are creative and original. Raw bars, popcorn stations, farm-to-table catering, or even including a special family recipe in your menu. Guests will remember not just the yummy food but the amazing presentation and thought behind it. 

6. Deeper, richer colors and accents are making a splash this wedding season. No more pastels, but moody reds, dark blues and even black are taking over. 

7. Wedding cake is becoming more and more out of style. This year more imaginative desserts will be all the rage. Donuts, ice cream bars, s'mores stations and even pie. Couple's are also going to play around with more unconventional flavors like green tea and hibiscus. 

8. Big, cascading bouquets are making a comeback in 2018. These are not the outdated flowers from the 1980s, but rich, gorgeous masterpieces that look amazing both in person and in photos. They also pair nicely with the more boho/whimsical vibe weddings are adopting this season. 

9. Bridesmaids' dresses are taking on new life this year. Jewel toned and velvet dresses, lots of sparkle and even bridesmaids jumpsuits. Brides are letting their girls embrace their individuality by letting them choose the color and cut. No longer do bridesmaids attire need to match style and color. 

10. Greenery draping is replacing fabric this wedding season. Across farm tables, around arches and adorning general decor, greenery will add new dimensions to 2019 weddings.