The Wedding Connection

9099 Soquel Dr. #1, Aptos, CA 95003 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Wedding Connection

The Wedding Connection is a wedding planning company based in Aptos, California. It has been a part of the wedding industry since 1982, providing its services throughout the local areas of Monterey, Carmel, and Santa Cruz. They offer wedding planning services to make the process stress-free for couples. From beachs, ballrooms, barns, farms, and home weddings, they guide couples with their experienced advice and assistance. They have partnered with various local vendors and can offer referrals that will meet couples’ budgets and requirements.

Services Offered
The Wedding Connection hosts various events that include wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. They cater to different wedding types, such as non-religious, double weddings, military, religious, civil, cultural, and eco-friendly. The company’s services include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day of-coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals available
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Woman-owned
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Evening on dancefloor
Evening on dancefloor
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Hayley Anne Photography
Hayley Anne Photography
Hayley Anne Photography
Hayley Anne Photography
Hayley Anne Photography
Molly Gilholm Photography
Molly Gilholm Photography
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Molly Gilholm Photography
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Brooke Miller Photography
Brooke Miller Photography
Brooke Miller Photography
Brooke Miller Photography
Brooke Miller Photography
Hayley Anne Photography
Hayley Anne Photography
1985 Luke Photography
1985 Luke Photography
The barn is a fantastic backdrop for reception!
The barn is a fantastic backdrop for reception!
The fabulous lighting all over the dance floor
The fabulous lighting all over the dance floor
The Orchard
The Orchard
River house
River house
The Barn at River House
The Barn at River House
Ceremony setup
Ceremony setup
Reception Barn
Reception Barn
The Orchard
The Orchard
The photo options are endless on this beautiful property
The photo options are endless on this beautiful property
Sunset over the dance floor at Rancho Soquel
Sunset over the dance floor at Rancho Soquel
The bridal party makes their way to the ceremony at Rancho Soquel
The bridal party makes their way to the ceremony at Rancho Soquel
Beautiful head table setup in front of the barn
Beautiful head table setup in front of the barn
Ceremony underneath these gorgeous trees
Ceremony underneath these gorgeous trees
Simple but elegant ceremony setup
Simple but elegant ceremony setup
The grape arbor is used for hanging seating assignments or cute couple photos!
The grape arbor is used for hanging seating assignments or cute couple photos!
There are no shortage of beautiful trees to take photos under
There are no shortage of beautiful trees to take photos under
Processional
Processional
The Barn at River House inside
The Barn at River House inside
Stunning ceremony setup at Rancho Soquel!
Stunning ceremony setup at Rancho Soquel!
Cocktail time at Rancho Soquel
Cocktail time at Rancho Soquel
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Sweetheart table
Sweetheart table
Dining in front of the barn
Dining in front of the barn
Ceremony
Ceremony
Succulent favors
Succulent favors
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Bridal party in front of RS ba
Bridal party in front of RS ba
Walking down the road ahead
Walking down the road ahead
Ceremony at Deer Park
Ceremony at Deer Park
Kissing under chandelier
Kissing under chandelier
Evening on dancefloor
Evening on dancefloor
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The Wedding Connection
Hayley Anne Photography
Hayley Anne Photography

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33 Reviews for The Wedding Connection

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Jennifer R. · Married on 07/11/2020

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding Connection

    Denise and Elyse are amazing. They worked so hard to make my day stress free! I highly recommend The Wedding Connection!

    Sent on 09/29/2020

    The Wedding Connection's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words. That's quite a compliment given what 2020 has put couples through! It was a pleasure working with you to make this happen.
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    Noreen H. · Married on 12/10/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding Connection was fabulous!

    Denise and staff were friendly, responsive and supportive from the start. They toured us at two venues of interest, with knowledgeable insight, great suggestions and enthusiasm. Once we selected and signed for the wedding venue (River House), Denise provided preferred vendor referrals and expert guidance every step of the way.
    As the mother of the bride and a calligrapher and designer, I chose to take on some of the invitation and decorative details and advance planning. However, when it came to the big day, I knew that I could relax and fully enjoy the wedding day celebration without a worry. With Denise and staff overseeing the day, along with the amazing staff of Feast for a King catering, Kaemmerling Photography, and all the vendors; every detail was well taken care of. From the pre-wedding preparations and photo sessions to welcoming of guests, the ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner and dancing everything flowed seamlessly. It was truly a joyful celebration all around and such a memorable day for our daughter and son-in-law and all our family and friends.

    Sent on 01/20/2020

    The Wedding Connection's reply:

    Thank you Noreen. You were all such fun to work with and your calligraphy touches in every area of the wedding were fantastic!

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The Wedding Connection FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?
    $ 2300.00
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?
    $ 1800.00
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning?
    $ 3500.00
  • Do you offer an hourly rate?
    Yes
  • What is the hourly rate?
    $ 75.00
  • What wedding events do you provide services for?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What wedding planning services do you offer?
    Budget Analysis
    Day-of Coordination
    Event Design
    Full Planning
    Partial Planning
    Timelines
    To-Do Lists
    Vendor Referrals
  • What weddings do you have experience planning?
    Civil
    Cultural
    Destination
    Double Weddings
    Eco-Friendly
    Military
    Non-Religious
    Religious
  • How many planners are on your team?
    3

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4 Endorsements

  • The Last Resort Salon & Spa Wedding Hair & Makeup

    I've worked many weddings with The Wedding Connection. Denise is not only a top rated professional, she is also a compassionate and a caring wedding/event planner. The Bride and her wedding party are always number one with Denise. From the beginning to end Denise always there with her expertise and recommendations. I highly recommend The Wedding Connection for any size wedding. You will in the best hands!

  • Feast for a King Catering Wedding Caterers

    The Wedding Connection is always great to work with. They are organized, efficient and professional, they ensure all of their events are run the same way. We have been working together for 15 years and look forward to 15 more. Feast for a King Catering highly recommends The Wedding Connection!

  • Jim Vetter Photography Wedding Photographers

    I recently worked with Denise from The Wedding Connection on a wedding in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She was super responsive and friendly throughout the process of preparing for the wedding and really stayed on top of making the day run smoothly for the couple as well as for us vendors. I am really looking forward to working with her again and would recommend her to any discerning couple who really wants to plan something special.

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    831-219-4479 (Phone number)
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