A moody and nautical styled shoot in Avila Beach, California was inspired by all of the beautiful things an intimate California beach wedding should have: colorful florals, unique hand lettered invitations, and an elegant table spread.
Personal, playful, and bohemian sums up this couple's perfect day. Biddle Ranch, in San Luis Obispo hosted Nick & Jessica along with their closest friends and family, creating an intimate vibe for the entire weekend. Some of the bride and groom's best buddies, The Poffs, shot the day and with no doubt captured the details and their love to a tee . Keep scrolling for some fresh inspiration and to witness some heart warming moments.
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.
When a few of The Wedding Standard artists take a road trip down to Joshua Tree, magic happens. This note worthy elopement at Rimrock Ranch is pure gold. Warm tones and unique details created such a cozy bohemian element and we can't get over these stunning florals by the wonderful Idlewild Floral. Wild Heart Event's designed this piece while Jake and Necia Photography captured each styled component. You wont waste anytime getting inspired by this one.
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.
This Arroyo Grande Wedding was personal, vibrant, and all things colorful. Estee + Brett's day was beautifully captured by Anya McInroy at The Casitas Estate. The natural classic Spanish design at the estate gave this couple inspiration for a Hacienda Chic themed wedding. Everything was vibrant, from their colors, to the dancing, to their love. You won't want to miss this bride's touching story and more about their big day, so keep scrolling.
Rich with culture and love, this Santa Barbara wedding is one for the books. The couple put a twist on their wedding day, fusing both of their backgrounds and traditions together, from the ceremony to the farewell. Onyx + Redwood helped bring to life the bride and groom's dream day, while Michael + Anna Costa Photography captured each moment and detail of the day perfectly.
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.
While modern was the foundational design of this Rava Wines styled shoot in Paso Robles wine country, we can't get enough of how perfectly Holley Elizabeth Photography popped in vibrant citrus tones, creating the perfect mixture of textures, colors, and overall style. From the pops of color amongst the cocktails by Copper & Crystal, to the simple yet elegant table scape, each detail added to the perfect recipe of an overall amazing shoot designed by Holly Elizabeth herself, and coordinated by Lindsey Jagosz of All About Events.
Inspired by the lush green landscape of Santa Ynez Wedding Venue, Kestrel Park , this celebration of love was full of life, romance, and touching details. The lovely combination of the venues natural landscape, and a rich color palette, made for a jaw dropping day, planned by Whitney Werts & Company, and captured by Emma Hopp Photography and Roman Howell Films. Grab a box of tissues, and hold on tight, this is one you wont want to miss.
This elegant Santa Barbara elopement shoot with touches of modern details was a masterpiece designed by Tyler Speier of Tyler Speier events. The Hidden Oaks Golf Course in Santa Barbara, CA is the perfect venue for a full wedding weekend and can be custom fit for your desired style. Tyler along with photographers James & Jess, created for many an, over the top, inspiration shoot.
Festive, boho touches dressed The White Barn perfectly at this couples whimsical wedding. Charlene + Albert's personality were in every detail, and it's hard not to smile from ear to ear as you witness their playful love, captured by Tessa Tadlock. Keep scrolling to see why we fell in love with this San Luis Obispo wedding.
Captivating, raw, and romantic summed up this stunning Arroyo Grande wedding. The couple pulled inspiration from the Casitas Estate itself, creating a beautiful day filled with not only their crazy love for one another, but so much fun. Lindsey Gomes captured the couple perfectly, making us wish we were all there.
Floral meets fun in this whimsical and bohemian inspired Ojai wedding. An intimate celebration at a private ranch was artfully styled by Wild Heart Events, with colorful flowers by Dulce Floral Design, and photography by Katie Pritchard to create the perfect day for Alyssa & Brad!
Whether you are a local to the area or have arrived to San Luis Obispo county for your destination wedding, 101 Wine Tours has you covered. Check out our day touring three amazing wineries in the Edna Valley for inspiration for your own wedding weekend!
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.
Santa Margarita Ranch was the perfect San Luis Obispo wedding venue for this classy chic ranch wedding. With beautiful florals from Noonan's Wine Country Designs and photographed by Ashley Ludaescher, the special day was brought together with event planning by Danae Grace Events.
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.