October Love!

Chanelle & Brad’s October 6th wedding at Rancho Soquel was a show stopper! From the stunning couple, to the amazing lighting and the ceremony arch, everything was absolutely beautiful!

The bride looked beyond incredible! Her joy radiated throughout the event and her groom couldn’t have looked more handsome!

The newlyweds and their guests ate, danced and partied by the barn under the stars!

2019 Wedding Trends!

Here's 10 wedding trends to look out for in 2019!

1. Silver and chrome will continue be the hot trend in 2019. Gold and rose gold are taking a front seat to more silver and chrome color pallets. Navy will also be a popular color choice in 2019, from the groom's suit to table linens and beyond.

2. Last year was all about rustic details. This year is all about whimsical decor and attire. 2019 weddings will have more elegance and formality with hints of whimsy thrown in. Lighting is still huge.

3. Couple's are looking for more ways to keep guests entertained and engaged in 2019. Fun games like beer pong, I Spy and corn hole give the guests something do during the night. Creative photo and video booths are not just fun for the guests but a great keepsake for the couple. 

4. The overall enjoyment for the guests will be more important then ever to couple's in 2010. Fun linens, mix and match tables, unique dishware and hanging florals will all help to enhance the guest's experience. 

5. Unique food and food stations will play a big role in 2019 weddings. There are a lot of fun options that are creative and original. Raw bars, popcorn stations, farm-to-table catering, or even including a special family recipe in your menu. Guests will remember not just the yummy food but the amazing presentation and thought behind it. 

6. Deeper, richer colors and accents are making a splash this wedding season. No more pastels, but moody reds, dark blues and even black are taking over. 

7. Wedding cake is becoming more and more out of style. This year more imaginative desserts will be all the rage. Donuts, ice cream bars, s'mores stations and even pie. Couple's are also going to play around with more unconventional flavors like green tea and hibiscus. 

8. Big, cascading bouquets are making a comeback in 2018. These are not the outdated flowers from the 1980s, but rich, gorgeous masterpieces that look amazing both in person and in photos. They also pair nicely with the more boho/whimsical vibe weddings are adopting this season. 

9. Bridesmaids' dresses are taking on new life this year. Jewel toned and velvet dresses, lots of sparkle and even bridesmaids jumpsuits. Brides are letting their girls embrace their individuality by letting them choose the color and cut. No longer do bridesmaids attire need to match style and color. 

10. Greenery draping is replacing fabric this wedding season. Across farm tables, around arches and adorning general decor, greenery will add new dimensions to 2019 weddings. 

Tradition and Fun!

Aneesha & Harrison’s September 21st wedding at Rancho Soquel brought together family and friends for a fun and colorful celebration!

The bride’s family looked amazing in traditional Saris that added wonderful pops of color to the day and touched on her Indian heritage.

The menu also reflected their heritage with the Festive Indian Appetizer Station along with a Greek Appetizer Station…passed herb crusted lamb lolipops, A prawns Rava Fry and Sweet Potato and Pea Samosas were some of the highlights. A Central coast Buffet with grilled Tri-tip and Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Castroville Vegetable platter and Ratini Primavera followed. Needless to say, no one went hungry…one of the more interesting and delicious menus of the season

Along with a guest book, the newlyweds asked their guests to write down a memory they had together and their best wishes for the couple. As a favor, a blend of Indian and Greek spices were given out for their guests to take home and enjoy.

The bride’s 4th grade class offered marital advice to the newlyweds which was hung in the grape arbor.

The day was filled with love and laughter and we wish nothing but a lifetime of that for these sweet newlyweds!

The Couple that Sings Together...

Julia & Mauricio’s September 15th wedding was the perfect mix of traditional and out of the box. The fun began the minute the party bus dropped everyone off at the venue and didn’t end till it picked them back up for the after party.

The couple’s dog served as ring bearer (and looked adorable in his little tux) and the groom’s heritage was represented by the Peruvian band that played during cocktail hour. The ring bearers looked handsome in their traditional outfits while the flower girls looked beautiful in their white dresses.

The newlyweds choose a cool way to display their seating assignment cards. They purchased post cards from around Santa Cruz County and placed everyones names and tables on the back. It made for a fun and color display in the grape arbor!

The bride and groom made a gorgeous pair! The bride especially looked stunning in her simple but beautiful gown.

The most talked about part of the night was when the bride and groom serenaded their guests with a song they had specially written for the event. It was a really wonderful and touching moment and great fun for the guests!

Picture Perfect!

The weather on Saturday, Sept. 8th was about as perfect as you could get. Sunny with a brilliant blue sky but not too hot. Rancho Soquel looked gorgeous and the arch that the groom’s Dad built fit right in so well that we wanted to keep it. But no, it will go to the couple’s new back yard.

We had the addition of those fabulous crossback chairs and farm tables from Viewpoint Events to add to the setting…gorgeous!

As if the setting weren’t enough, Jenna and her parents looked stunning and extremely happy with their day!

A ladder of succulents were the guest’s favors and a special touch was an engraved Nuernberg Toasting Cup, gifted to the bride and groom. Gorgeous Day, lovely party!