Beautiful Cupcakes …all dressed up for the tea party. My Cupcake Corner makes delicious cupcakes decorated for all sorts of occasions and events. They all have fillings that make them extra special (the Bonny Dune blackberries are fantastic!) Kelly, the owner, told me they are very popular for weddings because everyone gets their own little cake, and the couple saves the cost of cake cutting. She has a line of booze cakes just for such an occasion. They are local, vegan, organic, and she sells through the internet and at a pop-up stand – doesn’t get much more Santa Cruz than that!
Annabel and Tylon were married at the family estate in the Almaden Valley, south of San Jose on July 15, 2017. They wanted the wedding to be a romantic, semi formal affair, with a slight Victorian look. The estate, with it’s tree-lined creek and large shaded lawn was the perfect place. The bride was gorgeous in her Amelia Sposa gown and the groom was handsome in a white dinner jacket. Even the cake looked regal. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Hoge Residence | Planner: Heather Hoge | Catering: Gunthers Restaurant and Catering | Cake: Bay Cakes Design | Floral Design: Dubon Floral Design | Tables, Chairs, and Linens: Moggia Events | DJ: Songman Entertainment | Dress: Amelia Sposa
Carolyn and Darby were surrounded by friends and family as they said their vows on June 24, 2017. A beautiful sunny day and a lovely setting in the redwoods made it a perfect day for a wedding. After the official ceremony one guest after another came up to tell the couple how much they meant to them and what a happy occasion it was. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Michael’s on Main |
It’s hard to find a location that is more romantic than the Shadowbrook restaurant in Capitola-by-the-Sea. The historic restaurant with it’s stained glass windows and cozy atmosphere just makes for a perfect wedding location. Ariel and Jonathan were married here on June 11, 2017, surrounded by close friends and family. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Shadowbrook Restaurant | Officiant: Rev. Kimberly Cope | Cake: Shadowbrook Restaurant | Hair and Makeup: The Last Resort salon and Spa
On a sunny day in June, Venus and David were married at the Chaminade Resort in Santa Cruz. The bride is a pilot, so there was a plane theme woven throughout the champagne and dusty rose florals at the reception. The bride and groom had been friends since they were children, so photos of them decorated the ceremony chairs and the reception hall. The bride’s relatives designed the decorations for the formal cake, and the cakes were topped with photo characters of the bride and groom as children. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Chaminade | Cakes: Buttery Bakery and Nothing Bundt Cakes | Hair and Makeup: The Last Resort Salon and Spa | Florals and Decor: Eventscapes
Susan and Arrin were married in the historic mission at San Juan Bautista on April 22, 2017. They wanted the wedding to be romantic and timeless and thought the historic mission, with it’s rose garden courtyard, was the perfect place. Susan is from Scotland, and brother, sister and close friend traveled all the way from Scotland for the wedding. She wore a long champagne gown with vintage lace and amazing flowery sleeves. A highland bagpiper played as she walked the corridor to the mission doors and entered, starting the ceremony with a regal entrance. After a short receiving line in the rose garden, the guests were led by the bagpiper to the reception at Casa Maria. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Mission San Juan Bautista | Catering and Cake: Classic Catering | Bagpiper: Lynne S. Miller
Janine and David met at a reunion a few years ago, and it was clear that they were meant to be together. They were wed at the lovely Nestldown wedding venue in Los Gatos on a beautiful July day. Both Janine and David love the redwoods and there was a redwood theme weaving it’s way through the wedding. The programs were DIY graphic on brown paper and miniature photos and wooden clothes pins. The guests signed a large wooden plank and received a parting gift in handcrafted wooden boxes. After the ceremony in the outdoor natural redwood “chapel” in front of the lake, the miniature train delivered the couple to the cocktail hour in the foxglove meadow. They had an area for playing bocci and a decorated stand with a blackboard for taking photos and writing well wishes for the couple. Photos were taken by the lake and in the redwood grove and in front of the fairytale cottage. Coming from an Italian family, Janine made special Italian cookies for the occasion. Farm tables were …
Jennifer and Robert’s wedding at Union Hill Inn in Sonora was just featured in Borrowed and Blue online magazine.
Janine and David’s incredibly beautiful wedding at Nestldown in Los Gatos was just featured in Borrowed and Blue online magazine.
The Inspired Bride just featured one of our very favorite weddings! You can see the post on their site: The Inspired Bride. Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography of Santa Cruz, California.