Nestled in the rolling green canyons of Paso Robles lies an intimate and gorgeous winery that's been nurtured to what it is now since the 1920s. From the quality wines to the unique ambiance, the venue holds as a special place for many people, including the newlyweds Tay and Taylor Lautner. The two have a history of attending some of Paso Roble's finest wineries throughout the years, including Booker Vineyard, who then held their wedding after-party. Justin Mcgregor and Josiah Carr with SAMKOMA World event design and photography was there to coordinate and capture the day.
Delaney and Shane's enchanting day full of love turned into a colorful creative cocktail hour that turned into disco cowboys dancing in the moonlight. This backyard wedding was blooming in vibrant florals and DIY projects that represent the couple's personality to a T. With their love of the outdoors, wild spirits, and long-lasting relationships with many friends and family, the wedding was nothing less than a dream.
This modern, elegant styled shoot created by Pismo Beach florist Fluidbloom Designs was a stunning representation of what your dream downtown San Luis Obispo elopement could look like. Located at the urban-chic and luxurious San Luis Obispo hotel and venue Hotel Cerro, there were endless photo opportunities for San Luis Obispo photographer Yvonne Goll to capture.
Here it is! The 12 month wedding planning you've been searching for. Building your dream team of vendors, adding the design elements that make it you, and managing guests and bridal party are just a few elements to planning the perfect day! Read on for the perfect blueprint on just how to stay on track with your planning.
Lauren and Josh had an unforgettable wedding day at the historic Los Alamos Union Hotel. The vintage and unique details of the venue were beautiful and the vendors added a personalized and complimentary touch to make the day even more memorable for the couple. To top it off, San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Alexandra Wallace captured stunning moments and provided us the full scope of the day.
Kaelynn and Garret took charming country chic to a new level at their gorgeous wedding at the San Luis Obispo wedding venue The White Barn. Starting the day getting ready at San Luis Obispo getting ready location Marfarm, Kaelyn had her personalized style embedded into her look, including all of her fun bridesmaids and their mix-matched cowgirl boots. Love shone through every precious moment that was captured by San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Yvonne Goll Photography. The venue was stunning enough to have an effortlessly stunning ceremony and reception, but the vendors did a great job complimenting each detail, including the unique and adorable wedding donkey.
The Central Coast is currently blooming and it has inspired us to highlight some of our favorite floral-centered events and showcase the beauty of floral design in a wedding. A superbloom is a natural phenomenon that occurs when an unusually high number of wildflowers bloom simultaneously, creating a breathtaking display of vibrant colors and scents. The benefits of a superbloom extend far beyond its aesthetic appeal. These vibrant displays have a positive impact on human well-being, as they inspire a sense of wonder and connection with nature, offering moments of tranquility and beauty in our fast-paced lives. Currently in San Luis Obispo County there are areas like the Carrizo Plain National Monument and Shell Creek Road in Santa Margarita that have thriving superblooms. However the flowers are located up and down the Central Coast, including areas that make for wondrous wedding ceremony backdrops. Some of our members do a wonderful job complimenting the superbloom and SLO county nature with their vibrant floral design.
Mother's Day is a special day to show appreciation for all the love and hard work that mothers do every day. There are many activities that can make this day extra sweet and memorable. Whether its spending the day indulging in sunshine and mimosas, lounging by a pool, or getting your hands dirty in a cooking or paint class, the most important thing is to spend quality time with the woman who has given so much love and sacrifice. This Mother's Day, let's show our mothers just how much they mean to us and make them feel extra special and loved.
Wedding favors are like little tokens of love and appreciation that couples offer to their guests on their special day. These charming favors serve as a symbol of the couple's gratitude for the love and support of their friends and family. They can take many forms, from sweet treats and homemade crafts to personalized trinkets and practical items. But regardless of the form, each wedding favor is a unique expression of the couple's love and personality, carefully chosen to reflect the theme of the wedding
Eileen and Curtis' wedding day was nothing short of flawless as each and every detail was dripping in elegance. The vendors did their best to embellish every moment at both their ceremony located at the Downtown San Luis Obispo Mission and their reception at San Luis Obispo wedding venue La Lomita Ranch. San Luis Obispo photographer Ali Beck Photography captured each special moment. I was able to interview San Luis Obispo event design and florist Mark Dillon Luna Events about the special day and his perspective of styling this wedding.
Kaiana and Joey tied the knot at the intimate and gorgeous downtown San Luis Obispo wedding venue The Penny. Kaiana utilized her creativity and showcased her and Joey's personalities through their DIY wedding decorations. With delightful dried florals by San Luis Obispo floral shop Idlewild Florals, colorful yet cohesive bridesmaid dresses, and vibrant table scapes, the wedding was a lovely rainbow in the midst of moody weather. In fact, the storm made the eventful photos captured by San Luis Obispo photographer Chris Tack Photography pop even more.
These boots are made for gorgeous western chic Edna Valley venues, sparkly cocktails and the styled shoot of our dreams! The fun inspiration channeled all things space cowgirl and Kacey Musgraves, and we were here for every moment of it. Located at the stunning Edna Valley wedding venue and vacation rental Marfarm, the styled shoot was coordinated by San Luis Obispo event design coordinator Sandcastle Celebrations. The intricate details contributed by the talented vendors complimented each adorable aspect.
Although vendors and wedding professionals can be incredibly beneficial to making your wedding as blissful and smooth as possible, many people have grown accustomed to transforming some of their necessary event items to a fun DIY project. Creating DIY decorations for a wedding can be a fun and cost-effective way to add a personal touch to the special day. Take a peek at some of our favorite DIY projects we've seen and other ideas that could easily be done yourself before your big day.
Bridesmaid dresses have come a long way from the outdated, matchy gowns of the past. Today's bridesmaid dress trends are all about embracing individual style and having fun. From mix-and-match styles to unexpected colors, bridesmaid dresses can be a playful and creative way to add personality to your wedding party. And with so many different styles and silhouettes to choose from, there's a perfect dress for every bridesmaid, making them feel beautiful and confident on your big day. So let's celebrate the bridesmaid dress - a versatile and chic addition to any wedding!
Outdoor weddings provide stunning natural views, such as beaches, mountains, vineyards, and gardens, that create a romantic and unforgettable atmosphere. Choosing the right location is essential to capture the perfect jaw-dropping view that will leave a lasting impression on all guests. Luckily, the Central Coast has plenty of these diverse options. In honor of Earth day, we wanted to feature some stunning venues that are known for their unforgettable views that pull the entire wedding together.
The rustic charm of a classic barn wedding near a vineyard is hard to beat, with its natural beauty and timeless elegance. The warm, golden hues of the sun filter through the slats of the barn at San Luis Obispo wedding venue Greengate Ranch and Vineyard, creating a romantic and intimate atmosphere that sets the tone for a perfect celebration.
Weddings are special occasions that require thoughtful and meaningful gifts. While traditional gifts like kitchen appliances and home decor items are practical, they lack the personal touch that makes a wedding gift truly special. This is where unique and personalized wedding gifts come into play. Unique wedding gifts, on the other hand, are items that the couple wouldn't normally receive but are still relevant and memorable. These gifts could range from a unique experience like a wine-tasting class to a rare, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry or artwork like pressed petals that represent their wedding theme. We have incredible vendors here on the Central Coast that have memorable gifts such as these.
Indulge your senses and sweeten your special day with one-of-a-kind desserts that will leave your guests swooning. Imagine biting into a delicate macaron bursting with flavors like lavender or pistachio, or savoring a silky-smooth chocolate truffle that melts in your mouth. Treat your guests to a decadent dessert bar featuring a tantalizing array of handmade treats, from rich chocolate-dipped strawberries to delicate meringue kisses, while also representing your dream garden party spread. For a touch of whimsy, consider serving artisanal popsicles or ice cream cones in flavors like raspberry-lime or coconut-mango, perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Elevate your dessert game with unique confections like decorative cotton candy, mini churros served with dipping sauces or bite-sized cake pops in flavors like lemon-rosemary or chai-spiced. Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and these unique desserts will help make it a day you and your guests will never forget.
Shilo and Jay had magical night at The Penny, getting married in front of all their loved ones. They started the day off getting ready downtown at the SLO Brew Lofts, and made their way to the ceremony and reception area at The Penny. The Penny already had the exact look they were searching for, and they were able to bring their own personality to life at the wedding. San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Cole Garrett Photography captured every gorgeous moment. A unique twist was his additional film photography. I was able to interview the bride about the special day.
Deep within the rolling green hills and majestic oak trees of Santa Margarita, lies a gorgeous wedding venue called Riata Ranch. This is where Bri and Ryan decided to tie the knot during the the most romantic time of day - golden hour. The incredibly talented San Luis Obispo photographers Poppy and Vine captured the romantic day, and I was able to hear their perspective of the day.
Hayley and Evan had a charming and picturesque vineyard wedding in Paso Robles. Their wedding planner Rose To The Occasion Events handled every detail perfectly, and San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Oh Lovely Photography was there to capture every special moment. I had the pleasure of interviewing the bride about the day.
One of the most beautiful moments in a significant event are all of the details in between and the moments leading up to it. In fact, some say the anticipation of your big day is half the fun of it! We are here to help you romanticize every detail leading up to your wedding day. One of these big details is the engagement party and rehearsal dinner. Aside from finding the wedding dress of your dreams, shopping bridal outfits for all the other festivities in the year can be just as exciting. But what to wear, you ask? We have found some gorgeous pieces put together by a few sources including the ever so chic San Luis Obispo bridal shop Untamed Petals.
It's the third day of spring and we are ready for the warm weather, whimsical florals and wondrous fairytale-like weddings. Our 2023 wedding trend predictions are already exceeding our expectations, and we can't wait to see what this Spring has in store. These spring trends are blooming with creative details, pastels and decadent treats that look like they were created straight from a garden. Fall in love under a willow tree, share intimate moments on a porch swing, show off your long lacy dress, and embrace the the spring sun!
Somewhere over the rainbow there's a town halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, full of gorgeous rolling green hills, charming beach towns and small businesses that come together and create unforgettable and inspirational moments. We wanted to re-share this Lucky Charms shoot because it will always give us the most festive St. Patricks day vibes!
Beautiful, timeless and charming, Mandy and Ryan's wedding day at Paso Robles wedding venue Fallen Oaks Estate was as dreamy as can be. The venue was already incredibly picturesque, leaving the details stunning and simple. Their ceremony took place under a large looming oak tree with gorgeous sun rays shining through, and the estate was the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable night on the dance floor surrounded by loved ones.
Nick and Anneke had the perfect vision in mind when planning their memorable wedding at the coastal country, Spanish-styled San Luis Obispo wedding venue La Lomita Ranch. Boisterous wildflowers, disco cowboy decor and wondrous details created the vision of "Kacey Musgraves meets Anthropologie, meets Disco, meets Spanish Rustica" while keeping an elegant and timeless feel to their romantic day. I had the pleasure of interviewing the bride, Anneke, about the beautiful day.
Transform your wedding day into a wedding weekend with an unforgettable rehearsal dinner. Half the fun of a major event is the anticipation of it, which makes the day before just as enchanting as the day of! Nick and Anneke hosted their rehearsal dinner at San Luis Obispo event venue The Penny. Adorable decor tied into an industrial and chic venue, drinks, snacks and celebration with their loved ones made for the perfect start to their most memorable weekend.
Jack and Megan Hicks are taking classy to a whole new level at their stunning wedding located at the Paso Robles wedding venue Rava Wines and put together with the help of San Luis Obispo wedding planner Rose To The Occasion Events. Every detail was perfected to be as elegantly chic as their fairy-tale like venue