Kids, Kids, Kids!

Eryn and Greg's July 15th wedding at Rancho Soquel was met with perfect weather, filled with lots of laughter and love and boasted nearly 20 kids, who enjoyed the wedding as much as the adults!

The bride and her bridesmaid looked absolutely stunning while the groom and his groomsmen painted a handsome picture of their own. 

The beautiful flower girl was a seasoned pro at her job and the ceremony was officiated by the bride's close family friend. The newlyweds celebrated post-ceremony with a cocktail on their way to take photos. 

The couple added so many cute touches to the decor for the day, including a few cute "fun facts" on their cocktail napkins, a heart with their initials made out of wine corks, sandals for guests to change into for dancing and photos from their parent's weddings to decorate the cake table. 

There was no shortage of sweet treats for after dinner. The cake was multiple flavors including funfetti. The ice cream bar was a huge hit, with guests coming back for seconds and thirds and the bride's family made their famous homemade fudge to give out as favors at the end of the night.  

The kids were really the entertainment for the night. They had their own special table with play doh and a personalized coloring book of the newlyweds. They took over the game lawn and held races out in the ceremony area after dinner. And they stole the show on the dance floor!

It was a spectacular day that ended with the most glorious sunset! Congrats to Eryn and Greg!

A Flawlessly Beautiful Wedding Day!

The Greenbaum-Goodsir wedding festivities began on Thursday evening with a rehearsal and the Maid of Honor sneaking into the bridal cottage and totally tricking it out -including stocking a fantastic array of breakfast items and Champagne for the "getting ready" on Saturday.

The Bride and Groom pinatas were literally a "hit". Stuffed with grown up goodies, they thankfully only did the groom. The one shot we didn't get was of the bride holding the groom pinata head-too bad, but here she is fetching one of the his and hers cocktails that were served.

Pacific Strings serenaded as the guests arrived and helped themselves to ice cold drinks and checked out childhood photos of the couple before the ceremony.

The bride's mother and friends built the chuppah that Hannah and Hayden were married under and the ceremony, officiated by Naomi Rich, combined both the Jewish and Catholic faiths.

A delicious and beautiful buffet followed with catering by 5 Star Catering. The golden raspberries were visually stunning as were all the dishes offered to the guests.

Afterwards, the first dances and a ceremonial cake were followed by a dessert spread made by Buttercup Cakes.

Probably the most fun of the evening was the Horah witch not only "lifted" the bride and groom but the parents too!

A Perfect Day for a Sweet Couple!

Rancho Soquel was in full bloom for our first July wedding of the year for Jessica and Kyle! The newlyweds shared an adorable first look and the groomsmen shared a pre-ceremony huddle with the groom before the newlyweds said I DO in front of 100 family and friends. 

There were cute touches throughout the decor, including a picture display in the grape arbor, childhood photos of the couple on each dinner table and a lovely surprise picture collage from the couple's moms. 

The bride's mom created an amazing cupcake stand from wood with the couple's name carved in it. The wine barrels were bought by the newlyweds and had their names and wedding date etched in the glass topper. Beer jars were used as table assignments and for the guests beverage glass for the event and the families created a moving memory table for family gone but not forgotten. 

It was a beautiful, sunny, perfect day for a lovely couple! 

Family Heirlooms added History to a Magical Day!

Toren and Sean tied the knot at beautiful Rancho Soquel this weekend! They were surrounded by family and friends who were excited to celebrate the happy couple! The flower girls were absolutely adorable and has a blast in their roles. The bride looked stunning and was escorted down the aisle by her brother.

Toren's, a teacher, students made and decorated paper butterflies to hang in the grape arbor with the seating assignments. In place of a guests book, the newlyweds asked their guests to write down their wishes for the couple.

The day was filled with special family touches. The couple used a knife handed down from wedding to wedding to cut their cake and made their grand exit from the venue in a classic car the bride's father owns. 

The guest's enjoyed music from the 5 O'Clock Lunch Band, who were family friends with the bride and when the night was over the guests took home M&M favors with the couple's name etched into them. 

A Beautiful Day for Two Beautiful Brides!

The day was gorgeous after a week that held rare June showers, we were all relieved to see the sun shining brightly for Val and Whitney's wedding day.  The beautiful brides were surrounded by family and friends who flew in from all over the world to help them celebrate their special day! 

Whitney was escorted down the aisle (decorated by Val's mom) by her brother while Val's Dad brought her down to the more traditional Canon in D.  Their vows were some of the most heartfelt and beautiful we have ever heard! Not a dry eye in the audience!

All of the florals were done by Val's Mom and the peonies were showstopping and fit perfectly with the purple color scheme. Another personal touch to the day was Whitney's blue VW camper van that she and Val take to travel around the country. Today it was the gift table and happy to be included in the event (or so it seemed).

The guests were treated to pie alamode at the end of the night and everyone had a blast dancing the night away! The newlyweds couldn't contain their smiles all day and night! What a joyful celebration of Love.