Farm Fresh Flowers

Hanh Vo is the owner of the little flower shop at 2615 Soquel Ave in Santa Cruz.  If you pass this way, you are probably familiar with it, since it’s been there forever.  But what you may not know is that she supplies locally grown orchids and does flower arrangements for weddings … at a…

Nicole and Daniel’s wedding slideshow video

Nicole Bateman and Daniel Wetzel were married in the Rose Garden in San Jose on July 13, 2013, and celebrated with their children, family and friends. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Wedding Veil: Spanish Mantilla | Florist: Country Essences Flowers | Ceremony Venue: San Jose Rose Garden | Hair/Make-up: Glammface Make-up and Hair Studio | Reception Venue: Fiorillo’s Restaurant

Chaminade | Santa Cruz wedding venue

The Chaminade is one of the most popular wedding venues in Santa Cruz, and it is easy to see why – the gorgeous sweeping view of the town and the ocean is breathtaking.  The rose covered arbor framing the view makes a picture perfect wedding.

How to have a “green” wedding

The choices you make for your wedding can have a big impact on the environment.  But you can have a gorgeous wedding and protect the environment at the same time by considering these:  A local venue so your guests won’t have to travel Having an outdoor wedding to reduce the use of cut flowers and…

Hakone Gardens | Santa Cruz area wedding venue

We visited the Hakone Gardens at the perfect time to see the cherry blossoms.  A beautiful example of a Japanese garden.  How lucky we are to have such a lovely garden nearby – and the Gardens are available for weddings as well.