Tradition and Fun!

Aneesha & Harrison’s September 21st wedding at Rancho Soquel brought together family and friends for a fun and colorful celebration!

The bride’s family looked amazing in traditional Saris that added wonderful pops of color to the day and touched on her Indian heritage.

The menu also reflected their heritage with the Festive Indian Appetizer Station along with a Greek Appetizer Station…passed herb crusted lamb lolipops, A prawns Rava Fry and Sweet Potato and Pea Samosas were some of the highlights. A Central coast Buffet with grilled Tri-tip and Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Castroville Vegetable platter and Ratini Primavera followed. Needless to say, no one went hungry…one of the more interesting and delicious menus of the season

Along with a guest book, the newlyweds asked their guests to write down a memory they had together and their best wishes for the couple. As a favor, a blend of Indian and Greek spices were given out for their guests to take home and enjoy.

The bride’s 4th grade class offered marital advice to the newlyweds which was hung in the grape arbor.

The day was filled with love and laughter and we wish nothing but a lifetime of that for these sweet newlyweds!

The Couple that Sings Together...

Julia & Mauricio’s September 15th wedding was the perfect mix of traditional and out of the box. The fun began the minute the party bus dropped everyone off at the venue and didn’t end till it picked them back up for the after party.

The couple’s dog served as ring bearer (and looked adorable in his little tux) and the groom’s heritage was represented by the Peruvian band that played during cocktail hour. The ring bearers looked handsome in their traditional outfits while the flower girls looked beautiful in their white dresses.

The newlyweds choose a cool way to display their seating assignment cards. They purchased post cards from around Santa Cruz County and placed everyones names and tables on the back. It made for a fun and color display in the grape arbor!

The bride and groom made a gorgeous pair! The bride especially looked stunning in her simple but beautiful gown.

The most talked about part of the night was when the bride and groom serenaded their guests with a song they had specially written for the event. It was a really wonderful and touching moment and great fun for the guests!

Picture Perfect!

The weather on Saturday, Sept. 8th was about as perfect as you could get. Sunny with a brilliant blue sky but not too hot. Rancho Soquel looked gorgeous and the arch that the groom’s Dad built fit right in so well that we wanted to keep it. But no, it will go to the couple’s new back yard.

We had the addition of those fabulous crossback chairs and farm tables from Viewpoint Events to add to the setting…gorgeous!

As if the setting weren’t enough, Jenna and her parents looked stunning and extremely happy with their day!

A ladder of succulents were the guest’s favors and a special touch was an engraved Nuernberg Toasting Cup, gifted to the bride and groom. Gorgeous Day, lovely party!

Last Wedding of the Season!

Indian Summer arrived just in time for Julie and Anders wedding on October 14th. 

Feel Good Foods once again prepared an amazingly delicious menu with a Fall theme. The Butternut Squash Raviolis were as gorgeous as they were delicious. The last of the red ripe tomatoes were chopped finely and placed on bite sized crostini for appetizer hour. 

For the little ones, Julie's mom prepared a lawn area to get cozy in with each child getting their own little "roll up"

Seating assignments were on a gorgeous Scroll hung in the grape arbor. We couldn't have asked for a better couple to finish out our season! 

A Casual Bo-Ho Chic Wedding

When Zephyr and Ben decided to marry, they didn't want your traditional style of wedding but rather something that felt like a long cocktail party that just happened to have a wedding ceremony somewhere in it.

To go about creating this feel,  Green Hills Cafe provided food for the "cocktail hour" and Gordo Gustavo's food truck wasopen for the remainder of the event.

The setting was perfect for this wedding. Rancho don Bosco's beautiful lawn area was set for the ceremony and also the cocktail time and the inside of the barn set up for dancing. Their band, the Naked Bootleggers played non stop from 6:00 on. The first two hours of music were provide by Jacob Martin and Bobcat, really nice guitar and stand up bass.

Zephyr's son Dante was the ringbearer and also had a little posse of his own guests enjoying his mother's wedding day.

Gordo's kept pumping out plates of ribs, brisket and tacos all night and the Discretion Brewery provided the beer to wash them down. Delicious evening and just the informal feel that they were going after.