Ah Santa Cruz, the inevitably caught in the middle part of California. Is it southern? Is it Northern? Is it Central? It is by most definitions part of the bay area (although living in Santa Cruz I can tell you it's a world different from San Jose) and getting married here is like trying to fight off 15 other brides for everything! Ha ha ha but I wouldn't trade it for anything, Santa Cruz is in my heart and I'm stuck.