(Closed) Looking for Santa Cruz brides!

posted 9 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m not a Santa Cruz bride, but my partner is from the Los Gatos side of the SC mountains and all his friends are from SC.  I just wanted to say hi, and if you are in a pickle, a couple of his best friends are planning weddings in SC/Felton etc, so I could probably ask their fiances for some advice 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

im having a hard time too. i will probably go with a MUA from over the hill and keep the hair person local.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

A friend of mine got married in Capitola and used an Aveda salon there for her hair — it was right next to a bridal shop (but since I’m not from the area, I’m clueless about directions).  Anyway, her hair looked gorgeous, so I think it’s worth checking out if you can find it!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@HL Well, since there’s only one bridal shop in the county, I know exactly what you’re talking about!  It must be Emerald Iguana!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@JoJo, yes, that’s it! I couldn’t remember the name before.  It was actually a last-minute appointment for her because the person who was supposed to do her hair got sick, but the Emerald Iguana was really flexible and accommodating (opened early for her), and she was very happy with the stylist.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@glowaber The MUA i’m looking at right now is Salina at Bella Rouge.  I have a tattoo on my forearm that I want covered up so I need a fairly experienced MUA.  I want to book a trial with her sometime in November. I’ll let you know how it goes.

For affordable flowers, check out Seascape Flowers. I met the owner at a bridal fair in January. I think she is fairly new to the wedding industry.  The arrangements at the show were simple and lovely!

I just noticed you’re getting married at the Mission Plaza.  Here are some inspiration photos for you from a couple who got married in Mission Plaza and also had their reception in the Holy Cross Hall. The pictures at the beach are at Natural Bridges State Park/Beach which is right by West Cliff Drive, another beautiful location for photos. There’s a beautiful lighthouse there too.

We’re getting married at Holy Cross Church, which is right behind the plaza!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

I really like the Platinum Lounge on Potrero for hair cuts/styling!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I am getting married in Scotts Valley in just a few weeks at New Hope Church! We’re using a photog from San Jose and doing the flowers ourself, so I don’t know how helpful I’ll be, but I’m glad to see people from the area on weddingbee!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

glowawbear – you will not be disappointed if you go with the flower shack.  i always get my mom a bouquet there on her b-day and they are always amazing!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

hey ladies, i got married in santa cruz this past year.  I know a great cake baker if you would like the info, just pm me.  She did my cake and was amazing!  All my other vendors were from the bay area, so i didn’t use anyone local.  The only other thing I did locally was to rent a beach property from http://www.vrbo.com.  It was cheaper to rent the beach house (~$650 for 2 nights including cleaning and slept up to 15 people) than to get multiple hotel rooms for the entire bridal party.  Also, we ended up catering our rehearsal dinner (italian and it was delivered) at the beach house and only spent $350 for a LOT of food!  That would be the only suggestion I would be able to give right now… just pm me if you need any other info!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2003

I know some terrific professional MUA’s that charge very reasonable rates and are in Santa Cruz. One is also a licensed esthetician so she can help get your skin glowing in time for your wedding. I also know of a licensed cosmetologist who does great hair, so if you’re interested, message me and I’ll get the information to you!

Are any of you going to the bridal fair at the Coconut Grove in January? I’ll be there and we’ll be doing makeup demos at my booth. Message me if you’d like some information.

Cheers,

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