Beauty Everywhere!

Arria & Curtis' August 25th wedding at Rancho Soquel was nothing short of spectacular! Lots of personal touches and beautiful details made this day even more wonderful for this sweet couple! 

The decor, provided by View Point Events and Eventscapes, really added something special to the already amazing landscape of Rancho Soquel! The bride put a lot of thought into the look of her big day and the results were gorgeous! There were couches and chandeliers everywhere and Eventscapes built an amazing wall backdrop of greenery for the cocktail area.

Pops of color were added throughout the event from the stunning flowers, beautifully hand crafted by Susis' Flowers, and lovely tablecloths from La Tavola Linens. Pretty blushes, rich reds and sparkly golds filled out the palate of the day. 

Personal touches were sprinkled in every corner of the venue. A memory table gave tribute to loved ones who couldn't share in the day but were never far from the newlyweds minds. The bride's step-father hand built their fantastic corn hole. Persian (part of the bride's ancestry) cookies were served alongside Buttercup Cakes' desserts. You could feel both families thoroughly represented throughout the day! 

Everything turned out beautiful, but nothing compared to the stunning bride! Arria looked absolutely breathtaking in her gown, while her new husband looked very handsome in his blue suit. They looked even more the perfect pair by the smiles that never left their faces all day! 

Grandma and Grandpa steal the show!

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What a gorgeous couple! The dress was stunning as well as the entire bridal party!

Saturday's wedding was just beautiful! Not only was the weather perfect but each of the 9 attendants were cuter than the next. It's not often that a large bridal party like this one goes off without a hitch, but everyone of the bridal party, even the guys, were in it for the greater good. What a fun group!

Saturday's wedding was just beautiful! Not only was the weather perfect but each of the 9 attendants were cuter than the next. It's not often that a large bridal party like this one goes off without a hitch, but everyone of the bridal party, even the guys, were in it for the greater good. What a fun group! Seed Packets served as the seating assignments and everyone made a stop by the Memory table, including the bride and groom.

 

But the hit of the day was Grandma and Grandpa serving as Flower Girl and Ring bearer and dancing down the aisle to Frank Sinatra! 

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Delicious Buffet from Feast for a King Catering followed by platters of cookies from the Pacific Cookie Company and the ice creme cart  provided by Sweet Surf. Fun fact is that the brides great grandparents had an ice creme shop and the love of ice creme in this family was even included in the ceremony. Seems the groom won her over with ice creme!

 

DJ Jeffty had the party going non stop until the send-off. Great wedding!

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August Wedding at Rancho Soquel!

Celeste & Gavin's August 4th wedding at Rancho Soquel was filled with family, friends and good times! 

The bride looked absolutely stunning in her sparkly dress with incredible details in the back! She looked picture perfect walking down the aisle to her groom!

Tarnish and Bloom provided stunning floral displays from the greenery draped over the arch to the colorful blooms adorning the tables! 

Buttercup Cake did an amazing job on the beautiful cake, which the kids eagerly anticipated eating, they were first in line! The favors were bottles of homemade wine made by the bride's family! 

We enjoyed coordinating this wedding so much and wish these newlyweds a lifetime of love! 

Unique Wedding with a Spanish Flair!

Stephanie and Eric's wedding was a one-of-a-kind event. They were married in an early afternoon Catholic ceremony at St. Joseph's in Capitola and then came to Rancho afterwards. They choose to have their cocktail time in the bocce area. First time having cocktail time in that area and it was really fun. Guests played corn hole and bocce and nibbled on delicious hor'doeuvres provided by Feel Good Foods.

Their menu was very unique beginning with Tapas served family style at the tables (Multi-colored heirloom potatoes with two dipping sauces and albondigas in butter lettuce cupsand shrimp on skewers).  Next came the arugula/nectarine salad with sheeps milk cheese and nectarine & white balsamic dressing and then the main meal which was Arroz con Pollo and fresh Catalon prepared Spinach with Pine nuts.

The carefully chosen menu reflected their fondness for Spanish cuisine and was also a nod to Eric's heritage. Many of the guests spoke Spanish and the menus were printed in both English and Spanish. Gypsy Kings music (provided by DJ Jeffry) greeted the guests and they enjoyed a beautiful spread of cheeses and fruit and passed gazpacho and proscuitto wrapped cheese. 

Careful thought went into the seating and there was a map showing where on the globe each table had it's roots. Each table held a postcard from a special place for Eric and Stephanie and they had written a personal message to the folks seated at that particular table

Wishes for the couple were collected at the entry and later hung in the grape arbor along with a selections of popcorn from Portland and salt water taffy from Santa Cruz

No cake for these two. Peachy berry cobbler with cute little pastry hearts and chocolate and vanilla ice creme from Penny Ice Creamery for dessert.

A Sweet Day for a Sweet Couple!

Molly and Eric's August 19th wedding was simple, but sweet, exactly what the newlyweds wanted. The bridal party consisted only of six people, including the bride and groom. The guests were offered champagne pre-ceremony while they signed the guest book. The welcome table featured a decorative cloth that matched the pattern of the wedding invites. 

The couple's families pitched enormously to help. The bride's sister decorated the ceremony arch while both mother's and a couple aunts stepped in to arrange all the beautiful flowers. The bride's mom also made some adorable flag decorations to hang up around the venue. 

Guests enjoyed playing all the different lawn games, including corn hole and giant Jenga. The couple decided to forgo any tradition wedding events during the evening so there were no formal dance or bouquet toss. This enabled everyone to dance and chat longer throughout the evening.

The best surprise of the day came from one of the bride's advertising clients, GoBo Source. They created a custom GoBo with the bride and groom's names and wedding date that they eliminated on the side of the main house. It was an awesome display that made the bride cry when it was revealed to her. 

Molly and Eric were an absolute joy to work for and we wish them lots of love and laughter in their future together!