Colorful and contemporary dream shoot, designed by Kacey of Spark + Sparkle Events at the Santa Margarita venue, Oyster Ridge was the perfect location to put this design onto canvas. I think it's safe to say we wish we could have been there! The vibrant touch of each table setting, furniture selection and invitations were nothing short of fabulous. Kristyn Villars captured each detail perfectly. Keep scrolling to learn more about this fun design.
An interview with Paso Robles located dessert experts and talented cake artists, Paper Cake Events, shares the special touches that go into a truly memorable wedding cake that is unique to you.
"Romantic, whimsical, fresh and fun!" was how owner and designer of Ciel Bleu Event Design described this elegant San Luis Obispo wedding at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard. Photographer, Benjamin Patch, captured and preserved each moment of the day in a dream like fashion.
Adventure and romance summed up this outdoors inspired engagement shoot. San Luis Obispo wedding photographer, Alexandra Wallace, captured this fun loving couple, heading out to the Piedra Blancas in Rose Valley near Ojai, CA. Keep scrolling to hear how these two met, how he popped the question, and to feel the love, joy, and excitement between this couple!
Looking for the perfect flowers for your wedding? San Luis Obispo Floral Designer Rachael of Eden Floral shares, in an article for the Wedding Standard's print magazine, how to plan and find the most popular flowers that are authentic and special for your wedding day, with illustrations by Raina of Fete & Quill and photographs by Alexandra Wallace.
Devoted, passionate and multifaceted. Three words to describe Festive Designs owner and designer, Melinda Lynch. With 30+ years in the floral industry she has seen it all! Her work continually inspires not only others in the industry but her floral design students at California Polytechnic State University, SLO. With the assistance of her partner in crime doubling as daughter, Nicolette, this mother daughter duo will blow your floral socks off with their impeccable work ethic, devotion to top notch service and stunning floral designs!
Inspired by the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, "Marsala", this wedding incorporated rich red tones in the vibrant flowers and elegant design at the Paso Robles vineyard wedding venue, The Vintage Ranch.
San Luis Obispo based travel planner Lauren O'Keefe, of Sweet Mun, shares her ten steps for planning your dream honeymoon!
A sophisticated picnic styled shoot inspired by an intimate California wine tasting experience at the Paso Robles wedding venue and airbnb The Vintage Ranch.
From the effortlessly chic invitations, to the stunning bouquet, this Paso Robles wedding was a rustic-inspired masterpiece! Terra Mia was the perfect venue for Raymond + Isabel's intimate day. Vino Fiore Events designed for the couple their hearts desire, a day for not only themselves but for their guests as well. It's safe to say the day was perfectly curated and captured by Alexandra Wallace.
Featured in The Wedding Standard's print magazine, this interview with Kathy of SLO Mama Sweets, shares the sweet story behind the 1950's Ice Cream Truck that Kathy and her family started.
Gratuity [gruh-too-i-tee], commonly known as a "tip" is defined as: a gift of money, over and above payment due for service. This concept, so widely practiced in many service based industries, frequently raises questions from couples about tipping their wedding vendors...
Greengate Ranch and Vineyard was the ideal San Luis Obispo wedding venue for this fun and colorful Mexico inspired wedding! An amazing wooden arch set at the alter was created by the talented Lovelyfest designers and vibrantly covered with florals by Precious and Blooming Floral Design. Lovelyfest completed the design with a unique seating chart as well as creative table settings each including a colorful maraca. Ashley Ludaescher Photoraphy captured the lively day of these two love birds saying "I Do!"
Paso Robles wedding venue and vacation rental The Vintage Ranch has had a dream makeover thanks to the new binge worthy Netflix show - Stay Here. With the design talent of Genevieve Gordon and the business mastermind of Peter Lorimer the outdated country cottage got a remodel that is sure to draw guests from all over the world. Now couples who book their wedding at The Vintage Ranch will have a honeymoon cottage that is elegant, cozy, and true to the wine country experience.
A retro country club glam Wedding Standard party launched the new event and wedding venue space at the Paso Robles Golf Club!
Farmhouse Corner Market, a San Luis Obispo catering business, has done a brilliant job at combining their passion for food with style, and beauty. This team of four has executed a genuine service, each one of them adding to the production of their business. Their fresh ingredients, and yummy creations have left clients more than satisfied. While their catering business is up and running, the Farmhouse Corner Market, located in San Luis Obispo, is coming soon!
Smiles, tears, and cheers filled the air at Nick and Jessica's vow renewal. A collection of artists from The Wedding Standard came to together to create for the couple their dream day.
Biddle Ranch Vineyard, situated in rich Edna Valley wine country, was the perfect San Luis Obispo wedding venue for this lush intimate Chinese wedding with a modern twist, designed by Lovelyfest Events.
Surrounded by the mountains and overlooking the vineyards, this Santa Ynez estate wedding at Sunstone Villa Winery was perfectly elegant for this classy couple to say "I do."
Fall colors and natural florals made up this classy Santa Barbara wedding at Belmond El Encanto. Wild Heart Events provided planning and design, Ella & Louie Floral Studio with floral design, and the elegant day was captured by Anna Delores Photography.
San Luis Obispo wedding planners, designers, and caterer's, Sam and Chanda of Zest it Up give us their 12 best tips on how to keep the budget when planning a wedding. You can also find this helpful article in The Wedding Standard's print magazine Volume I, here!
Terra Mia, a Paso Robles wedding venue surrounded by vineyards, olive orchards, and a lovely lake, exudes an elegant and chic style. From the classy design and simple color palette with inspiration from Provence, France...
So, you're engaged (congrats!!!), you've picked a date (getting closer!!!) but now have no clue what to do next?! No fear, we have got you covered. Top wedding and event designer, Danae of Danae Grace Events, gives us three questions she always asks her couples to help them move forward in planning their big day!
A simple Autumn inspired elopement styled shoot at See Canyon Fruit Ranch, a wedding venue nestled between the hills of San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach, was complete with a classy tea party, beautiful views of trees and an apple orchard, and a brilliant fall color palette.
An inteview with San Luis Obispo hair and makeup artist Candace Miller, in the The Wedding Standard Magazine Volume I, shares her 8 best tips that brides should know when hiring their makeup artist. Read on to hear more!
This boho laid-back wedding, at the charming San Luis Obispo wedding venue Flying Caballos Ranch, was captured by photographer Dawn Charles, designed by A Lovely Creative, and had catering by Field to Table and desserts by Paper Cake Events to create the perfect day.
Thomas Hill Organics is one of the first farm to table restaurants to hit the wine country of Paso Robles. Started with the minds and hearts of farmers; they pride themselves in serving nothing but the freshest, and highest quality locally produced food.
The Wedding Standard's first print magazine was released earlier this year and the pages were filled with all of the amazing vendors, venues, and wedding inspiration on the Central Coast! An article written by Ashley Philips featuring Sugar Lips Mini Donuts, the tasty little mini donuts that make any event better, followed up with a interview with the donut geniuses and creators: Ben and Jessica Brown. The photos for this shoot were captured by Jessica Sofranko of Lover of Weddings. Read on to hear all about what makes Sugar Lips so special!