An introvert with a penchant for '70s yacht rock, Malik is a quiet storm. He is soft-spoken and eloquent, though not particularly loquacious - a trait which makes him an amazing wedding DJ, maybe even the best. Written by Ashlee Phillips.
San Luis Obispo wedding florist Kellye Clifford of Precious and Blooming shares her knowledge, expertise, and inspiration behind her blooming business.
Ellie Koleen is a California-based wedding photographer but loves to travel the world for destination weddings. Her eye for design is evident in all that she does and her ability to capture emotion in each photo is remarkable.
Chef Thomas Fundaro is the executive chef at SLO Brew Rock in San Luis Obispo, as well as the chef for SLO Brew Gatherings. These gatherings include all special events, particularly weddings. SLO Brew is there for you for the rehearsal dinner to the reception to the send-off brunch. They're happy to help orchestrate the whole weekend or simply bits and pieces of it.
Kim Lahargou went from working at a bank, to owning a restaurant, to becoming a well-known Paso Robles wedding florist. We spoke to her to learn what inspired Flowers by Kim and what makes the business unique.
San Luis Obispo wedding mobile bar and bartending service, The Hatch, offers specialty craft cocktails for weddings and events of all sizes and styles. Hatch owner, Maggie Cameron, shared with us the story behind the mobile bar and the heart behind their process.
Integrity, transparency and impeccable customer service are the three words that describe Elegant Image Limousine. Put a face to the name by getting to know owner, Derek Stafford and what makes Elegant Image Limousine such a great transportation company to choose for your special day
Colton and Jessa from Fox Jump Cinematics are inspired by travel, love stories, and the rush of excitement on wedding days. We caught up with them to hear how they started, what they love about their work, and how they serve their couples!
When Samantha Ward of The Wedding Standard isn't planning or designing a couple's dream day, she's capturing it. Samantha Josette Photography was birthed out of a true love for the art. Her passion is evident in her work showing in each photo she captures.
San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Lindsey Gomes of Lindsey Gomes Photography shares a look into what a day in the life of a photographer looks like. Her step-by-step schedule throughout the day of a wedding provides great insight for those about to tie the knot!
We love Sarah Ellefson's simplistic approach to her photography, along side her enthusiasm of seeing her couples happy and in love. Her bright smile says so much about who she is, she's playful, honest, and truly grateful for where she is in her career.
Meet Anissa Hedges owner of Bottles & Ice, Bar Service. Bottles & Ice, Bar Service offers premier bartending services for events such as weddings, birthday parties, corporate gatherings and more! Anissa is a spunky soul, with FUN written all over her. Her goal is to create an amazing and enjoyable experience for her clients, while keeping the fun, and the drinks flowing! After years in the restaurant bartending scene, she stepped out to create her own business, thus Bottles & Ice was born. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing artist.
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!
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.
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!
Meet Central Coast Wedding Officiant Tom Allen! Upon introduction you will notice his warm hospitable demeanor that puts you at ease during the first minute of conversation. I met Tom years ago through his bride who is a world renown dress designer/altere
La Tavola Fine Linen rentals headquartered in Napa, California with showrooms throughout california and neighboring states (our favorite being the Santa Barbara showroom! *biased*) offers beautiful linen rentals in a variety of colors, textures and patterns. Keep scrolling to see the entire rainbow in linens!
Overlooking the beautiful California blue ocean from the cliffs of Pismo Beach, lies the elegant Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. A hotel and spa that offers luxurious services and accommodations and also has an award-winning restaurant, Dolphin Bay Resort is the perfect wedding venue for the most spectacular views on the Central Coast for two to say "I do!"
Central Coast event lighting and decor designer Jeremy Cable of Islay Events has been enthusiastic about designing events ever since he got started in high school. His creativity, friendliness and attention to detail makes sure that nothing is forgotten and him and his team work to make your vision come to life.
Jennifer Hix is the Queen of the Bees. Don't let the business name fool you because she doesn't act like royalty but rather takes on the role of a servant. She along with her network of beauticians bring such a positive experience to the getting ready process that it can feel like a buzzing hive of happy activity.
Carla Wingett, owner and lead designer of Central Coast floral company Idlewild, has an eye for beautifully organic, unique and artistic florals and event designs. Carla comes from 10 years of garden design experience, a fine art background and a love of
To Anya McInroy, gifted lifestyle photographer, there is nothing more beautiful than a simple and pure portrait that encapsulates the true essence of her subject's character. She values the relationships and connections that form through photography. Thes
Ricardo Naranjo is a man whose drive for creativity and passion for detail and design has led him to become an incredibly successful business owner. He treats every Bride and Groom's wedding day as if it were his own, pouring his entire heart and soul
It doesn't take much time or too many drinks to fall in love with the Christensen family who own and operate Sidecar Cocktail, Co. Simply pour one part hip-restaurant, one part swanky cocktail bar, throw a couple of vintage trailers into shaker and pour t
Kristyn Villars is a bright energetic photographer who's curiosity constantly compels her to discover with her lens. She graduated college with a degree that have so little to do with what she found her passion to be that she had to make a 180 turn to lea
I am excited to introduce you to a couple of the kindest most hospitable ranchers in SLO County! Brandon and his Father have lived on the ranch since the 70's. These guys have transformed their dairy barn and hillside into a breathtaking wedding venue. Th
Flying Caballos Ranch is a hidden treasure nestled in the heart of San Luis Obispo. This ranch is more than just a ranch; it's a vacation rental. It's an amazing private property for people looking for the full weekend getaway experience. It is the perfec