Wondering if you should have engagement photos taken? San Luis Obispo wedding photographer, Jen Rodriguez, answers all of your most-asked questions regarding engagement photo shoots! Read on to hear her best tips featured in an article in The Wedding Standard's Volume I magazine.
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. Her craft has continued to evolve as her grit for working hard continues to increase. Keep reading to learn more about this Wedding Standard Artist.
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.
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!
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!
Being the only roof-top venue in the San Luis Obispo county overlooking the majestic Pacific, the Inn at the Pier is truly a one of a kind venue for your wedding celebration! From the decor to the tailor made menus by Executive chef, Michael Goodloe, every detail of the planning process is custom built to reflect the personality and vision of each couple. Whether you're looking to host a low-key, intimate wedding or full-blown weekend experience, the Inn at the Pier is the place to be! Keep scrolling to learn more about this luxurious beachfront wedding venue!
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!
Holley Pina of Holley Elizabeth Photography, is a Central Coast wedding photographer who beautifully combines fine art and photojournalism to create her own unique photographic style. Starting as just a young girl with a film camera, Holley's passion for photography has bloomed into something beautiful which has let her follow her dreams! Through her talent and expressive creativity she is able to capture all of the details, sweet moments, and emotional memories of a wedding to make sure they last forever. Read along below to hear more of her story!
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!"
The creative and fun sister duo, Jess and Kay of Lover of Weddings, bring all the details of a wedding together by combining the best of photography and coordination to the Central Coast. These two use their talent, creativity, attention to detail, and friendly personalities to make sure everything runs smoothly and that every special moment is captured for the big day. Read more below to learn about this dynamic duo!
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.
It doesn't take much time talking with floral designer, Rachael Manuele, before picking up on her bright passion for the whimsical beauty flowers can bring anywhere they are gathered and displayed. It's clear that flowers have been calling to her since she was a young girl.
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
Lauren O'Keefe is a delightful soul, the kind that inspires spontaneous laughter and amusement within minutes of conversation. Her love for the adventurous unknown and her experience as a wedding coordinator led her to discover that what was most sadly mi
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
Lori Boe is a native to Arroyo Grande and literally grew up creating and playing with flowers. Lori is one of the first florists featured on The Wedding Standard almost a decade ago when she was just a young sprite. We are so excited to feature her recent
Kathy Callahan is the mother of 3 beautiful kids, the wife of one handsome fire fighter and the face of her new family business SLO Mama Sweets!
Photographer Alexandra Wallace has a fashion forward approach to the world of wedding photography. Her images feel straight from the pages of an Anthro catalogue with whimsical substance and mysterious appeal. During our photoshoot I discovered she was in