ROQUE Events Founder + Executive Producer, Raquel Bickford Oranges and ROQUE’s Associate Producer, Carly Saber, share their favorite vendors in the Sonoma Coast as C Insiders in the latest print edition of C Weddings Magazine.
Sonoma Coast is a hidden gem that is up and coming in Northern California. More top chefs, luxury accommodations, and delectable wines are emerging. It provides a private + exclusive experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the best things about a Sonoma County wedding is the natural backdrop making the event – and it’s photography – all that more beautiful. The views and stunning backdrops allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of the ocean and forestry, while providing a relaxing energy with the calming sound of waves. For these reasons, Sonoma Coast is ideal for a destination wedding!
SOULFLOWER DESIGN STUDIO
“Emily at Soulflower is absolutely amazing to work with. With each custom floral design concept that I create for our clients, Emily takes my vision above and beyond what is expected. Pulling in unique floral types, arrangements, and installations are very important to both of us. We want to produce experiences that are visually stimulating to wedding guests.” – Raquel
“Sheryl at Blushtype is an innovative artist that creates stunning cohesive event branding for our clients. I had this idea of having menu booklets for each guest with sketches of food items, detailed wine descriptions, and a thank you note from the bride + groom. Thinking this concept was a dream, Sheryl had no hesitation in making it happen. She can really customize the little details that bring joy to guests at our weddings!” – Raquel
ENCORE EVENTS RENTALS
“From the best customer service to fresh rentals each season, Carly and I are obsessed with Encore. They listen to what our couples want and deliver exceptional items that contribute so much to our designs.” – Raquel
“Taylor is one of a kind. His chill energy allows our clients to feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera. Not only do the photos turn out stunning, but everyone around him has a great time. He cracks jokes all while giving you direction and ensuring he gets all the best shots. When it comes to detail photos of our wedding designs he brings this element of romanticism that truly captures the emotion we and our clients are hoping to invoke.” – Carly
TIMBER COVE RESORT
“Timber Cove is a fabulous retro resort that offers unique rooms with unforgettable views. Raquel + I had so much fun designing + coordinating multiple events throughout the weekend from a camping chic BBQ on the deck to the elegant wedding with a ceremony in front of an authentic totem pole, to a brunch filled with mimosas and bloody marys. There are different spaces for every event which is exactly what you want during a getaway weekend. And don’t forget to try the amazing food!” – Carly
WHETSTONE WINE CELLARS
“With notes of floral rose petals, wild strawberry, perfume, and sassafras tea, Whetstone Wine Cellars Terra De Promissio Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast is one of my absolute favorite wines to enjoy regularly. I love the bright, medium body of flavor as it complements my top choice nibbles of olives, cheese, and charcuterie!” – Raquel
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