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.
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:
Recommended by 97% of couples
Amy · Married on 04/28/2018
Rancho Soquel is AMAZING. I can't believe more people don't know about it, as it's easily the most beautiful wedding venue in the Santa Cruz area, and reasonably-priced compared to some other similar venues in the bay area. It's laid out beautifully and can accommodate a large wedding, but is broken out into individual spaces in a way that a smaller group doesn't feel out of place. My guests are still sending messages about how it was the most beautiful wedding they've ever been to - I'd love to take credit, but it's all Rancho Soquel.Sent on 05/05/2018
Denise Addesso was the coordinator for our April 2018 Rancho Soquel wedding, and I'm so thankful to have her involved in the process. Denise kept all my wedding "ducks" in a row, and always had a sense of humor that was appreciated when things were a little stressful. She's obviously seen it all, and has a plan for whatever comes up. A car crash took out a power pole next to the venue down the day before my wedding, and power hadn't been restored the night of our rehearsal. Denise quietly arranged a just-in-case generator, and wasn't sweating it. We didn't end up needing the generator, but her calm demeanor and back-up plan did wonders for my nerves. She was quick with answers to my questions, recommended vendors when I didn't want to spend a lot of time searching, and stepped in to help when I was having frustrations with one vendor.
Denise's colleague Elyse was equally on it while Denise was on vacation before our event, with quick answers to my questions, and great advice.
Bottom line: the ladies at The Wedding Connection are great at what they do, are great to work with, and will ensure your day is as seamless as possible. If you're lucky enough to combine them with Rancho Soquel, you're going to have a spectacular day.
The Wedding Connection's reply:Thank you for the kind words, Amy. You were an absolute delight to work and I'm happy that you two will have tons of fond memories to look back on.
Julie Marsalisi · Married on 08/27/2019
Walking Down the Giles
As the mother of the bride, I have to say working with Denise was wonderful! We tasked her with a very large wedding and wedding party. We had 10 bridesmaids, 10 groomsmen, 4 ring bearers and 3 flower girls and 220 guests. She kept everyone on track throughout the entire process in a very professional way. Her recommendations and information she gave us were spot on and very helpful. The day of the wedding we didn't have to worry about a thing and everything went very smoothing. I cannot thank Denise enough for all she did. I would highly recommend The Wedding Connection!Sent on 08/27/2019
Taylor · Married on 10/13/2018
I couldn't have asked for more!
Wedding Connection was absolutely amazing with helping me plan my wedding at Rancho Soquel. I worked directly with Elyse and she was incredible - very responsive to all of my emails and planning questions and was truly fantastic during the actual day of. I could not have asked for anything better in terms of helping me coordinate my wedding. I trusted her and Michele from Feast for a King for in their expertise. The two of them worked really well together and I felt not only comfortable, but completely taken care of in their hands. I would highly recommend!!Sent on 10/19/2018
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!
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!
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.