July 26, 2010 Welcome to RaniHoover.com! Poppies on Figueroa Mountain bring so much beauty to the Santa Ynez Valley and with them comes the launch of another exciting Wedding & Event season. This year has been no exception with beautiful Brides, stunning new locations and the fusion of tradition with fresh new ideas always continues to inspire. The poppies may be vanishing as August fast approaches but they’re replaced with grape clusters on the vine and my busiest month of the season. Happy Summertime and thanks for checking out my new Blog!