Inspired by the romance of Santa Cruz’s Rancho don Bosco, these gorgeously organic wedding ideas are absolutely stunning! Shades of soft pastels in blush and white, soft, flowing fabric, and lush greenery make for the most romantic of designs, and adding in a bit of rustic sophistication is just icing on the cake. Speaking of cake… the simple, olive branch adorned cake is absolute beauty and perfection too. We can’t wait for you to see it all, captured by Laura Hernandez Photography and designed by A Sparkling Event!
From Laura Hernandez Photography:
The fog hugged the Santa Cruz coast line as we ventured up the mountainside. We had nearly approached the peak, as the clouds slowly diminished, beams of sunlight began to emerge, piercing through the redwood trees. The sound of joyous laughter sailed through the air, and carried with it the fresh scent of the newly blossomed citrus trees. It was heavenly. To think this one day, had taken months of planning, days to prepare, and it was finally here. Rancho don Bosco is a hidden gem, tucked away in the Santa Cruz hills. It has an overflowing combination of European flare with a pinch of California glam. This session was flooded with soft pastel colors, delicate fabrics, and flowing greenery. This bridal session from mother-daughter photographers Laura & Rachel Hernandez, captures the elegant Justin Alexander bridal gown from Epiphany Boutique, stunning hair and makeup by Aime Gruber, and stylish floral creations of Connie J Moore Floral Designs. This upscale and sophisticated shoot was brought to life by the amazing Mandi Nack of A Sparking Event. When coming up with the idea for this shoot, I knew I wanted to combine organic beauty and simplicity, elegance, and romance. The day was pure perfection. The warm sun, rustic barn wood tables, peachy pastel flowers, and a gorgeous tiered olive branch cake mirrored what my mind had imagined.
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Laura Hernandez Photography // Event Planner: A SPARKLING EVENT // Event Venue: Rancho Don Bosco Event Center // Equipment Rentals: Alexis Party Rental // Calligrapher: Ashley Bush // Floral Designer: Connie J Moore Floral Design // Dress Store: Epiphany Boutique // Hair Stylist: hAirgem // Signage: Jess Velarde // Cake Designer: Room for Dessert