Small Ceremony in the Forest

Not everyone has a huge wedding. Some folks like it quiet and intimate and for those, the Cottage in the Redwoods is ideal. Nestled in a forest of native trees and Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, it's  a beautiful setting to exchange those vows

Wedding in the Casbah at Michael's on Main

Cora and Sabina's wedding at Michael's on Main was truly a transformation.  Taking the palate of the restaurant's vibrant colors and turning into into the Casbah was the decorating team from Eventscapes. Trucks of decor were loaded in and in just a few hours, the restaurant was something from a dream.  The entry was lit with giant globes and cabanas were installed on one side, lounging seats on the other

The back patio was reserved for the dinner and a cozy sweetheart table was draped in fabric in the existing gazebo

The bar was transformed into a dancing oasis and lounging pillows offered a resting place near by. The party rocked the night away as guests celebrated the newly married couple.

Rochelle & Nick tie the knot!

Gorgeous bride, beautiful food, great party!  Can't ask for more than that in a wedding day, right?

This was an "all hands on deck" Persian wedding and every Auntie was involved in some way. The amazing flowers were arranged by the bride's mother. The Sofreh table, complete with fruit, nuts, spices, cookies, crystalized sugar, photos of grandparents, a mirror and so many more symbolic item were arranged by the aunts.  

Many Persian traditions were followed, the "sugaring" of the couple, gold coins on the dance floor for prosperity and some beautiful dancing by the bride and her father that began the party.

The catering was provided by the fabulous Feel Good Foods! Guests raved about the beautiful and delicious food all night!

The cigar and whiskey bar proved to be a massive hit with everyone and provided a great gathering area during the reception. 

One of the highlights was the Bride's amazing "convertible" dress. She could remove her beautiful, big skirt to reveal a stunning silk figure hugging dress beneath that made dancing so much easier. 

This was truly a wonderful day for all involved and you could feel the love and happiness pouring out of everyone as they celebrated this amazing couple!

 

Marriage with a Spanish Flair!

It's wonderful when people can bring their cultural backgrounds into the wedding day and that's exactly what we saw last week at the wedding of Cristina and Karl. Her Spanish heritage came through in the brilliant color combinations in the flowers, umbrellas and fans that the guests enjoyed.  It was a sunny day so everyone took advantage of the shade from the beautiful parasols and it added a really festive element to the wedding.

Guests from all over the world, including Spain and Korea, enjoyed a really eclectic menu from Feast for a King catering. The Moroccan Chicken, Roasted Lamb and Sabzi Khordan (Mezza platter) were a big hit. Margaritas and Negroni's were the signature cocktails and the Charcuterie display included Spanish Chorizo and Jamon Serrano.

The best part, however, was the Flamenco treat provided by the bride's mom and aunts. They donned their flamenco costumes and performed a beautiful dance that lead into the dance time.

A very good time was had by all!

 

A Memorable Memorial Day Celebration at Rancho Soquel

If you're going to have a blow-out party on Memorial Day weekend, best to invite Feast for a King to cater, the Cheeseballs to play and be sure you have a craft beer garden and plenty of Moscow Mules for your guests.

Saturday's wedding was a casual Bohemian styled event where the 10 (yes 10) bridesmaids all choose their own style of lacy white dress.  Custom designed corn-hole games and incredible wine barrel beer taps were hand made by the Groom's brothers.

Farm tables and a head table for 40 provided the seating for a fantastic meal and incredible dessert buffet and dancing. The Warrior's final seconds win enlivened the spirits of the guys and the guests all boarded a giant Google bus and headed for Michael's on Main to continue the festivities late into the evening. It will surely be a memorable Memorial day for all those who attended! Happy Bride and Groom are off to Bali to rest.