Kentucky comes to California!

Lisa & Patrick’s September 28th wedding at River House was a fun-filled event! The couple put in a great deal of thought and energy into making the day as fun and entertaining for their guests as possible.

For cocktail hour guests were welcome to indulge in his and her cocktails, including a vodka based drink for the bride and a bourbon based drink to represent the groom’s Kentucky roots. Both were served up in custom glasses with the newlywed’s names and wedding date. The bride and groom had their own personal mule mug made for the occasion!

The barn looked spectacular all dressed up for dinner with beautiful flower arrangements from Autumn’s Blossom and candles everywhere. The head table was a U-shape design which not only looked amazing, but made it easier for the bride and groom to see and chat with their whole bridal party.

The groom’s cake was a blue and white striped two tiered cake that represented his alma mater the University of Kentucky. He was very excited about showcasing his cake and made sure that the photographers took lots of good photos of it!

The dance floor stayed packed all night thanks to The Joint Chiefs band, who played R&B hits. The couple also provided light up props for people to use throughout the night and boy did they!

We are so happy we got to be apart of this special day and wish them a lifetime of love!

Love in the Apple Orchard!

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Amanda and Ryan’s October wedding was the first to use the apple orchard at our Corralitos Orchard venue for their ceremony site! Not only was it a beautiful backdrop, but the smell of deliciously ripe apples really brought a sweet sentiment to ceremony. The groom’s grandmother officiated for her grandson, her second wedding after officiating his father’s many years ago.

This wedding was full of firsts for this venue! Not only was it the first time we used the orchard for the ceremony site, but the couple also hosted the first dinner inside the barn. The couple’s love for country music and their down to earth esthetic made for some very lovely decor — from rocking chairs at their sweetheart table, to custom wine labels and photos of the couple scattered throughout!

The reception was spectacular! From the delicious food from Mickey’s catering, to the hot fudge ice-cream sunday bar hosted by Marianne’s ice-cream, the newlyweds, their families and guests ate, drank, and danced the night away. And in the off chance that guests didn’t enjoy the hot fudge sundays, there were plenty of home-made deserts at the desert bar as well as bunt-inis provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Flower Power

The flower wall was something we hadn’t seen before at a wedding and wow was it a hit!

Folks waited in line all evening for a chance to snap a picture in front of these larger than life flowers. It was created by a woman who drove it down from the bay area and re-assembled it next to the stage. Handmade Beauty is the name of her company.

The next exciting part of the decor was hand made by Amanda’s Dad. The 3 tap beer station customized with a painting of their dog was a hit all night long. He made it especially for the wedding.

The bride’s brother carried photos of their dearly departed grandparents down the aisle as a tribute. The newlyweds also offered 8 kinds of cake for their guests to choose from, they wanted to make sure everyone got what they wanted!



Decor Galore!

Brooke & Jonathan’s August 24th wedding was full of amazing moments and a ton of beautiful and heartfelt decor!

The couple wed at our newest venue, The Orchard! The bride had a vision of how she wanted her day to look and put a lot of hard work into acquiring the perfect pieces of furniture and decor to bring her vision to life. The newlyweds were able to borrow furniture from home, their church and friends to add to the beautiful barn at The Orchard.

Brooke’s favorite flower is the sunflower and it was everywhere! From the seating assignment window that the bride made herself to the cake. It added the perfect pop of color wherever you looked!

The sun was shining all day and The Orchard looked absolutely gorgeous!

The newlyweds decided they didn’t want to do a traditional “first look” and instead hid behind the barn door and handed over notes they had written for each other. It was a sweet moment and kept the tradition of not seeing the bride before the wedding intact. Also before the ceremony the groomsmen lead a prayer over the groom for a happy and healthy life with his new bride. The flower girl and ring bearer were not just adorable, but absolute pros when it came time to walk down the aisle!

Once traditional dances were over, the bride and groom played a fun game called the shoe game, where the DJ asked questions about the couple and the newlyweds had to put up who they believed the questions relates too. Who hogs the bed? Who is the worst driver? etc. Brooke and Jonathan chose to use picture cut outs of their heads instead of a shoe and had their guests laughing the whole time. After that the dance floor opened up and guests were treated to delicious apple pie pops for dessert.

The night ended with a sparkler send off!

Brooke and Jonathan were the sweetest couple and we wish them nothing but happiness and love!

Walking down the Giles with 225 of your best friends

Nicolette and Chris made an adorable wedding website out of using his last name -Giles. Now her last name, too!

What a wedding it was. It’s not easy to wine and dine 225 people in style but they did and it was flawless. I have to say we had a dream team on board…Alexis Party Rentals, Feast for a King catering, 1985 Luke Photography, Wylie Wedding flowers, Buttercup Bakery, Sound in Motion DJ and Video and The Booth Bus! Everyone shone.

The wedding arch was made by Nikki’s brother. The bride was on hand to make sure everything looked just the way she wanted it. Giving new meaning to a “hands on” bride!

The bridal party consisted of lots of the couple’s friends and some very adorable kids!

Rancho Soquel looked absolutely beautiful. The couple did an amazing job with their rental selections and decor. Wylie Weddings provided the stunning flower arrangements!

The guests devoured the yummy treats from Buttercup Cake.

The night ended with a group dance to “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks and a glow stick send off for the newlyweds. The guests were gifted with tiny succulents as their favors to take home and enjoy!

We hope for a happy and long life together for this wonderful pair!