Seascape Golf Club Wedding, Santa Cruz | Mathew & Audrey

September 22, 2021 Real Weddings

The morning of Mathew & Audrey's wedding was a typical foggy Aptos morning. Audrey was getting ready in a room at Seascape Resort. I instantly fell in love with her gown; it's so elegant & classic. Audrey had decided to use the same bouquet of artificial flowers from her mom's wedding in 1989. They still looked just as good as they did 32 years ago! I also loved her blue suede wedding shoes. She has many little blue things in her details.

Elegant wedding dress hanging above other bridal details such as shoes, rings, jewelry, flowers, and more
Gorgeous blue suede wedding shoes
Black and white image of bride having her hair done by friend
brides sister looking on as her hair is being done
Detail of brides custom sweatshirt that reads mrs. Levy est. 2021
bride checking her hair along with her mother and sister

Audrey also gave her mother a special thank you gift the morning of the wedding. Along with a beautiful thank you card was a unique bracelet. Mathew & Audrey had also gotten each other gifts to exchange that morning before the wedding, including a handwritten card.

mother of the bride reading the letter her daughter wrote her
mother of the bride and her daughter reading the thank you letter she wrote her.
detail shot of thank you letter bride wrote for her mother
bride laughing while reading the letter from her groom
brides surprised face as she opens the gift her groom gave her before the ceremony
bride putting on the watch her husband to be gave her
bride showing her mother the gift she received from her groom
Bride and her bridesmaids having mimosas together in their custom sweatshirts
bride and her bridesmaids cheers with their mimosa glasses
Bride and her bridesmaids having mimosas together in their custom sweatshirts

Gorgeous as her dress is, it would not have been practical to wear it in a car, so Audrey decided to put her dress on in the locker room at Seascape Golf Club and have a reveal to her bridesmaids. The first look with Audrey's dad was one of the most emotional ones yet. Her dad waited for her up on the Balcony of the Santa Cruz golf course. After turning around to see her, well, his face says it all.

Bridesmaids sweat reaction to brides dress reveal
Bridesmaids  react to brides dress reveal with tears and smiles
Maid of honors beautiful reaction to brides dress reveal
Bridesmaids reaction to brides dress reveal surprise
The moment before dad turns around to see his daughter in her wedding gown for the first time.
Brides first look with father
father kisses daughter on forehead after emotional first look.

Mathew and his groomsmen had fun hanging out at the restaurant of Seascape. They enjoyed some fine whiskey and cigars together look out onto the beautiful view of the Golf course. Mathew was able to open his present from Audrey. It turns out they both got each other new watches!

Groom pouring whiskey for his groomsmen as they look on.
Groom and Groomsmen toast with their whiskey
Groom and groomsmen walking toward the ceremony
Groom laughing while reading the letter from his bride to be
Detail of the letter to the groom from his bride
Groom putting on the watch that her received as a gift from his bride

The ceremony held on the 10th tee green has a fantastic view overlooking the golf course. On this foggy morning, you could still see the magnificent cypress trees scattered throughout the course, which made the perfect backdrop. The redwood arch was beautifully decorated with blue and white fabric as well as some gorgeous flowers. 

Close up picture of one of the beautiful white flowers on the wedding arch
The wedding arch covered in blue and white fabric as well as beautiful florals
flowers and greenery hanging on the chairs along the aisle
Ceremony site with white chairs. Beautiful wedding arch with blue and white fabric. White floral details.

First to walk down the aisle was the flower girl, Mathew's adorable niece! She did a fantastic job. As Audrey walked down the aisle with her dad, the emotion ran high. This is still one of my favorite parts at every wedding. That moment the bride and groom see each other for the first time. To make their wedding ceremony even more unique, Audrey's sister, Amanda, was their officiant. Amanda could totally do this full-time! It was a memorable and beautiful ceremony. 

Groom waiting for bride to come down the aisle
cute flower girl walking down the aisle in her pink dress with red hair
father of the bride giving his daughter a kiss on the forehead before walking her down the aisle to get married
groom looking at his bride walking down the aisle
bride being walked down the aisle by her father carrying her mother bouquet
bride laughing at the alter during wedding ceremony
bridesmaids looking at bride and groom at the alter
maid of honor also acting as the officiant for the wedding
groomsmen looking at bride and groom at the alter
grooms sweet reaction as bride reads her vows
mother and father of the bride candid reaction during ceremony
mother, father and grandmother of the groom candid reaction at wedding ceremony
groom placing a ring on the brides finger
bride and grooms first kiss as mr. and mrs. Levy
bride and groom pump their fist in the air in celebration as the walk back down the aisle together
mr. and mrs. Levy walking down the aisle together after ceremony

I loved the blue bridesmaid's dresses! Each had a bouquet of artificial flowers to match Audrey's bouquet she borrowed from her mom. Even the groomsmen boutonnieres were made of artificial flowers. The star of the bridal party, however, was the cute flower girl!

Portrait of bride and groom with their whole bridal party. Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, and flower girl
Bride with her bridesmaids in blue holding their beautiful artificial bouquets
Groom and his groomsmen

After the ceremony and family portraits, we were driven down onto the golf course to the special Cypress tree grove for pictures which they nailed, of course! We had just a tiny window of time but made to most out of it before driving ourselves back up to the reception area in the golf carts. 

Bride and groom standing in the Cypress grove holding hands and looking at each other
bride and groom embracing each other under neath the beautiful cypress trees
bride doing a twirl while groom holds her hand in the cypress grove
close up portrait of bride and groom embracing
detail of brides bouquet, she used her mother artificial flower bouquet from 1989
Portrait of bride holding bouquet in the cypress grove
Bride and groom sitting in the golf cart after doing couples portraits down on the golf course

The blue color scheme of the wedding went so well with the newly renovated Monarch room, with gorgeous views overlooking the golf course. Each table number was handpainted by Audrey's talented mother! Above these stood tall vases filled with bouquets of white flowers. Mathew and Audrey are self-declared chocoholics and had a custom chocolate bar as a thank you for each guest!

Inside the newly renovated monarch room of Seascape Golf club with reception decor setup in white and blue
detail white of reception flowers in banquet room
detail of hand painted canvas table numbers in blue with white flowers
reception place setting with custom chocolate bar
reception table center piece with white flowers and blue hand-painted table numbers
white wedding cake decorated with real white flowers
detail of white wedding cake decorated with real flowers

After making their grand entrance Mathew & Audrey went straight into their first dance. They also honored both sets of parents by having two more dances, with each set of parents playing the song from their first dance at their weddings. What a wonderful way of paying tribute to their parents! 

bride and groom enter reception with arms in the air
bride and groom start with first dance at reception
groom smiling at his bride during their first dance
groom dips and kisses bride during their first dance to start the wedding reception
father of of groom dancing with wife to their first dance song
honoring their parents with special first dances
mother and father of the bride dance
mother of bride smiles during special parent dance
mother and father dance with couple for a special parents dance
mother and father of bride dancing
groom smiling during special dances
bride laughing during father daughter dance
father twirls bride during father daughter dance
dad hugging bride after father daughter dance
mom of groom smiling during mother son dance
groom and mother having a great time during mother son dance
groom hugs mom after mother son dance

Like most of the wedding, the toast got emotional but was well balanced with funny stories and laughter by their friends and family. 

father of the groom giving a toast to the couple
best man giving a toast to the couple
bride wiping away a tear during emotional toasts
father of the bride gives a toast
maid of honor and sister of bride gives a toast
candid of maid of honor during reception
candid of bride with grandmother at reception
candid of bridesmaid at reception
bride and groom cutting the wedding cake
close up of bride and groom cutting the wedding cake
bride and groom share a kiss after cutting wedding cake

The dance party started early in the evening and did not slow down one bit until the very end. Mathew and Audrey, along with their friends, know how to party! The fun light-up lightsabers, or whatever you call them, also make for great pictures!

bride dancing at reception
groom  dancing at reception
guests  dancing at reception
bride dance party
mother of bride dancing at reception
maid of honor dancing at reception
groom dance party
bride enjoying  dancing at reception
bride and groom dancing at reception

Those same light-up sabers made the grand exit fantastic, along with some handmade wands of ribbon and bells! I love the tradition of sending off the happy couple with a grand exit!

bride and groom sharing a look as they exit the wedding
bride and groom during grand exit
bride and groom kissing during the grand exit

Thank you to all the amazing vendors who made this day possible!

Second Photographer: Christina Perhac

Venue: Seascape Golf Club

Flowers: Sweeley's Design Shop

Cake: Freedom Bakery

DJ: Santa Cruz DJ Company

Bride getting ready location: Seascape Beach Resort

Bride Dress: Trudy's Bridal - Morilee

Bride Shoes: Something bleu

Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie

Grooms Attire: Men's Wearhouse and the Tie bar