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!

Beautiful September Wedding at Rancho!

Rancho Soquel provided the perfect backdrop for Brianna & Steven's September 24th wedding! Every detail of the rustic affair was lovingly thought out by the bride and groom. There were mismatched plates for dinner, rock table numbers, special signage throughout the venue and antique teapots the bride provided for the flower arrangements. Everything came together beautifully! 

Chandeliers adorned the ceremony arch and tree over the dance floor, providing an elegant vibe to the day and night. 

Some wonderfully personal touches to the day included a moment during the ceremony, which was officiated by the groom's cousin, when the couple placed letters they had written to each other and a special bottle of wine inside a box to be opened on their 1st anniversary. The bride's aunt provided warm blankets for the guests after the sun went down, the sign for this was a chalkboard cut out of the couple's beloved Dachshund!

The bride looked absolutely stunning in her gown and the groom was very handsome in his suit. Guests had no shortage of fun! From tearing up the dance floor, to taking photos inside the Booth Bus to munching on the amazing dessert bar, there was something for everyone to enjoy!

A Community Spirited Wedding

In what had to be the best weather day of the year, Molly & Forrest were married on the family commune just steps from where Molly's parent's were married 35 years ago and where Molly was raised. Forrest's Uncle John married them and their brothers and sisters served as their attendants! 

The couple live in New York City and flew home for the wedding. From start to finish the wedding was a community effort! Farm tables and benches were built at the property, produce from the garden became apart of not only the meal but the jam favors. The bundt cakes were made by Molly's mom and the sparkler cake cutting was a great into into that delicious cake! 

Michael's on Main Catering cooked up a Mexican feast and piping hot Posole arrived at 10 just when the dancing guests could use some more fuel! 

A Family Affair!

Bryanna & Jesse's September 17th wedding at Rancho Soquel marked a beautiful new beginning for an already beautiful family! The day made their little family, which includes their adorable son Toren, official. 

The day was filled with personal touches. The couple had custom "concert" tickets made for each guest to correspond with the bands they used as table names. They also put a bottle of their favorite hot sauce, Pepper Plant, on each table. The custom made beer bar proved to be a huge hit! 

Ring bearer Toren stole the show in his homemade wagon car, hard to do with the almost 25 person bridal party! It was clear there was a lot of love surrounding these two!

Congrats to this happy family!

Love, Fun and a Balloon Send Off!

We had another beautiful wedding at Rancho Soquel last weekend. Chantel & Tim threw a wonderful and fun wedding for family and friends! 

Corn hole continues to be a big hit at weddings this year and the giant tic-tac toe was a huge hit with the younger guests!

Big bridal parties are also on trend this year and Chantel & Tim were no exception. Their combination of rustic farm tables and beautiful linens on the large head table maybe a stunning sight. The bridesmaid glowed in their gowns and the groomsmen were very handsome in their suspenders! The beautiful flower girl stole the show though, she had everyone's attention all day! 

Some special touches from the night included antique hankies the guest could dry their tears on, personalized water bottles for the guests to rehydrate with and photos of the couple throughout their relationship. 

The LED ballon send off was a first...it was fun to watch them disappear into the night and better to know that they were biodegradable balloons. The guests were also given take away baggies of cookies to take home and snack on, a sweet ending to an incredibly sweet day!