All posts tagged: local

Featured on The Knot | Aly and Christian’s Backyard Wedding

  Aly and Christian’s beautiful blue wedding was just featured in an album on The Knot as: A Garden-Inspired Backyard Wedding Accented in Blue at a Private Residence in Martinez, California We couldn’t be happier!  For more photos and information check out our post of The Sea of Blue Wedding.

Wedding at Creekside of Los Gatos

  Dana Rodriguez and Kristopher Chelini were married at Creekside of Los Gatos in September 2013.  The wedding was attended by their family and friends.  Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography |  Ceremony and Reception Venue: Creekside of Los Gatos | Rehearsal Dinner: Testarossa Winery| After Party: The Cats Restaurant and Tavern  |  Florist: The Wild Geranium | Cake: A Piece of Cake  | Caterer: Panetta’s Elite Events  |  Dress: Allure Couture  |   Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Making homemade wine vinegar

  I know it sounds unbelievable, but we often have wine leftover.  We also have a difficult time finding a decent wine vinegar, so I had the idea of making it out of the leftover wine.  After all, how hard can it be?  Actually, unlike other projects, this one turned out to be really easy! […]

True farm to table – artichokes with aioli

This was definately “farm to table”, since we actually went to the farm.  Artichokes are grown around Santa Cruz, and these were from the cliffs overlooking the Pacific.  The aioli was made with rosemary and garlic confit.  Tip: Garlic confit is a great thing to have on hand.  We make it by slowly cooking garlic in oil on the stovetop at the lowest temperature possible, for about an hour, and then keeping it in the refrigerator for safe keeping. Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

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 very reasonable price.  And doing a centerpiece with locally grown orchids, besides being very elegant, is also very “green”.