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.

Rancho Don Bosco

Located just minutes from Scotts Valley and downtown Santa Cruz in the majestic Santa Cruz mountains, Redwoods provide the backdrop for this historic 83-acre ranch. The driveway borders the vineyard and there is plenty of parking on the property. The centerpiece of the venue is a furnished barn complete with a huge river rock fireplace, tables, built-in bar, and dance floor area. Several lawn areas are available for the ceremony, and a unique canary aviary and outside bar/BBQ area adds charm. Events may last until midnight and the barn provides an indoor space that can be extended with tenting.