The rush of a fresh engagement is exciting and sweet, a feeling you don't want to end! Moving onto the "planning" portion of engagement can seem daunting, but there are a few key tips and elements to keep in mind to make the process more simple and enjoyable, and help you get back to what matters - enjoying your time before "I Do!"
Finding your wedding dress is one of the quintessential pieces that kicks off your wedding planning process, and your engagement season! We spent the day with Amanda and Annette, owners of San Luis Obispo bridal gown boutique Moondance Bridal to get the in's and out's of what to expect at your first bridal appointment, and a few of their best tips to make the experience unforgettable.
These Central Coast wedding venues feature epic views and amazing locations - and you can still book them for your Summer 2019 wedding. Check out each of these spaces with unique elements sure to make your weekend unforgettable!
Tips for creating the perfect color pallete for your wedding day. Whether you dream of something poppy and full of life, or soft, dreamy, and romantic - creating the perfect color pallete for your day can help tell your story, and set the tone for your day.
Planning a wedding in the spring? The perfect season for so many blooms, the possibilities are endless! We compiled five of our favorite springtime bouquets.
Photographer Ryanne Pritchard-Bee is a true artist, from her organic approach of capturing couples on their wedding day, to her strong belief in film. After our interview with Ryanne we were so drawn to her adventurous spirit, her longing for more travel and her belief in the sacredness of her couples wedding day.
Rabbi Janice Mehring and officiant Tom Allen share their best advice on planning your perfect wedding ceremony! This article can also be found in The Wedding Standard's Spring 2017 magazine editorial which can be found here!
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!
San Luis Obispo based catering team Gusto on the Go share their 3 best tips to finding your wedding caterer and planning your dream wedding menu!
A styled shoot at Tooth & Nail Winery in Paso Robles, California features unique ties and grooms-wear from Stag Handmade. Shop owner and designer Lauren Christensen of Stag Handmade shares her best styling tips to get ready for your big wedding day!
After 12 years of formal training, full ordination and having performed more than 8,000 weddings, The Wedding Standard Artist, Father Bellamy says he has learned what is true about marriage. He was gracious enough to share with us what he has shared with those he has married.
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.
Whether looking for an intimate country side location, a wine enthused region, or the convenience of being along the Central Coast of California, couples from all over have sought after this San Luis Obispo county to celebrate their dream day. With the help of four recent couples of San Luis Obispo photographer, Cameron Ingalls, we were able to hear more about why SLO is the best place in California to have their destination wedding.
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.
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.
San Luis Obispo based travel planner Lauren O'Keefe, of Sweet Mun, shares her ten steps for planning your dream honeymoon!
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...
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!
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!
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!
Ever feel like the worlds most awkward human in front of a camera?! I do! Well today is every awkward persons lucky day! San Luis Obispo wedding photographer and pro tip giver, Tayler Enerle gives us 12 tips to make your wedding photos amazing! From how to make your arms look good slim to a discussion on first looks, you will feel ready to strut the red carpet by the end of this post!
We caught up with Jen Hix, San Luis Obispo based Hair and Makeup Artist and owner of The Queen's Bees to learn the 5 Questions to ask before hiring your potential wedding hair & makeup artist! These tips are sure to not only keep you looking bee-utiful but save you from any potential wedding day crisis! Buzz on down the page to learn more!
We caught up with San Luis Obispo wedding planner, Samantha Josette, to get her top 5 expert wedding planning tips to make your wedding day dreams a reality!
Wondering where to even begin with planning your big day? No fear! We caught up with San Luis Obispo based wedding planner and designer, Amanda Holder, of Amanda Holder Events to find out her top 5 wedding planning tips for new engaged couples!
When designing an event, there are so many elements that can contribute to the overall look and feel for you and your guests. Each piece is so important! With tables being the main feature in a reception space, you have to consider what has the most "real estate" on those large pieces to achieve the look you are going for.
Whether you are getting married in a barn, ballroom, or open field, there are many ways in which you can modify and personalize the space.