Summer Wedding at The Barn at River House!

Emma & Ben’s July 27th wedding at The Barn at River House was a beautiful (and hot) day! The ceremony took place beneath the gazebo while the dinner and dancing took place inside the barn. Of course the bride stole the show for the day, but the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom also looked absolutely stunning!

Both families pitched in to add personal touches to the day. The Mother of the Groom made all of the jam favors that were given to the guests at the end of the night and the Father of the Bride made all the beer served throughout the day.

Another lovely touch of the day came during the ceremony where the couple exchanged leis with each other and their mother’s to honor the groom’s mother’s Polynesian roots.

Inside the barn looked spectacular thanks in part to the amazing floral arrangements of Wylie Weddings.

Dessert was the hit of the night with not only a make your own amores bar but Sweet Surf Catering serving Marianne’s Ice Cream in three delicious flavors!

We are so happy we got to be apart of this special day and wish this cute pair an amazing life!

Summer Love!

Katherine & Adam’s June 22nd wedding at Rancho Soquel was a perfect day! The sun was shinning and the newlyweds were beaming.

The florist married the perfect blend of floral and fruit in her beautiful centerpieces and the Buttercup Cake created a stunning orange slice waterfall on their yummy cake. It was such a nice ode to summer.

The couple created some lovely signage to adorn the venue. They also had a lovely display of photos on the welcome table. Wedding photos of their parents and grandparents and a selection of photos of their loved ones who are no longer with them.

The bride looked absolutely stunning in her gown and her groom was quite handsome as well. They were the picture of bliss all day and had an absolute blast celebrating with their family and friends!

First Wedding at The Orchard

When we first toured Lauren and Andrew and their parents at a new site called The Orchard in Corralitos, it was all dirt with freshly planted grass seed , an apple washer installed inside the barn took up half the barn and the roof had just been replaced. It was November of last year and there were no apples or leaves on the Orchard apple trees. It took someone with real vision to say “I love it” and book their June wedding there. Well, Lauren is just that kind of girl and yesterday was gorgeous at the first wedding to be held at The Orchard. Transformation pictures below…

The ceremony site was adorned with doors lovingly made by Lauren’s Dad and decorated by Susie’s flowers- positioned between two heritage apple trees.

Cocktail hour visiting and Dining took place on the lawn outside the barn-a gloriously sunny day!

And what happend to the Apple Washer, you might ask? It’s a lawn ornament these days.

Vegan Love at Rancho Soquel

This week’s wedding was a celebration of the great state that we live in.

Transplants from Connecticut and Boston, the Bride and Groom, Kristy and Steve, invited all dear (not necessarily near) to help them celebrate their wedding day!

Since coming to California, they have embraced the lifestyle and Steve was our first Groom ever (outside of beach weddings) to get married BAREFOOT !

Their wedding banquet was totally Vegan and prepared by Feast for a King Catering. Beginning with grilled and seasoned tofu steak and a vegan galette (a sort of Ratatouille) on polenta. Kale and Quinoa salad as well as a Castroville grilled vegetable platter. Of course there were vegan cupcakes for dessert. What an amazing meal and the couple were thrilled that they got all their friends and relatives to eat vegan, if only for a day.

Sage, Iris, Messi and Cypress get a bonus Mom!

Julie agreed to not only be Jason’s wife this week in Corralitos, but also to be step-mom to Jason’s 4 children ages 3 and up! It was truly a family wedding.

The setting was the classic Padres Hall and grounds which was really special for Jason’s family from Alabama many of whom had never seen the Redwoods!

The beauty of the day was welcomed after days of gloom in Corralitos but it was the children who stole the show!