We talked with San Luis Obispo Wedding Florist, Carla Wingett from Idlewild Floral about why she started creating dried floral arrangements and how they saved her business during the global pandemic. Read on to hear her story.
MarFarm's venue launch was full of incredible Edna Valley views, friends, amazing food, fun drinks and a more! The property was originally a horse barn, with a long row of stables that now serves as the hallway focal point and a great space for gatherings of all types.
This floral and fun styled shoot designed by Beloved Coordination at The Hummingbird House was inspired by the colors of our breathtaking California summer sunsets
Looking to express you and your lovers unique style and vibe at your wedding reception? Comfy yet totally cool these lounges, created by our talented friends at Avenue Twelve, are sure to give you all the style points! Plus, what better way to make your guests feel right at home. Keep scrolling to be inspired! PS: need a vacation? Check out lounge #6....take a minute to close your eyes, and drift out of your office by taking a little mind vay-cay. Aloha!
Coastal cowboy-themed weddings have become a captivating trend, blending the rustic charm of the Wild West with the laid-back allure of beachside celebrations. The merging of coastal and cowboy aesthetics has resulted in a unique fusion of styles and elements. The Central Coast is the PERFECT location for a coastal cowboy themed wedding or event. For locations, you have the gorgeous rolling green hills of Edna Valley with historic and stunning ranches and barns as wedding venues, or the jaw-dropping coastal views from the popular resorts or hidden nooks along the Central Coast. Keep scrolling to see photos of some of our favorite coastal cowboy-like wedding days!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Planning your dream wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming. We want to make it as blissful and easy as possible for you by showcasing the wonderful vendors of the Central Coast. Once your venue, catering, music, and planning is all set, what is the one thing that brings the entire day together? AKA the cherry on top of a decadent wedding cake? The answer is stunning, delicate florals. There are so many incredible florists on the Central Coast that have top tier flowers, ranging from funky, unique and vibrant to classy, chic and timeless. Whatever your taste is or the theme you're going for on your big day, these florists have what you're looking for and make sure your day is blooming with love.
It's one of our favorite months of the year - love month! February is the month of love, a time for Valentine's Day and emphasizing the importance of love in our lives. Some folks prefer to separate the iconic month and day from their own celebration and anniversary, but for those who are all about big statements and iconic gestures should consider getting married during love month. Why? It's the perfect excuse to celebrate your love all month long, rather than just one single day. Keep reading for inspiration!
Buckle up, sweethearts. It's officially love month and we are obsessing over this Valentine's Day elopement created by San Luis Obispo wedding planner Mark Dillon Luna Events. Inspired by the colors of the Fremont theater and the classic yet punk look of Madonna Inn, this group of incredibly talented Central Coast vendors curated the dreamiest styled shoot you could think of for Valentine's Day.
There's nothing quite like intricate details, dramatic florals, elegant dresses and the rolling hills of Malibu. If you're looking for wedding inspiration with beautiful bohemian-like details, this styled shoot is the perfect gallery. I had the pleasure of interviewing the photographer about their vision and how what brought this shoot to life.
There's nothing more magical than marrying the love of your life in a snowy winter wonderland. Those who can appreciate the dichotomy of California know that there is much more to it than it's gorgeous beaches and rolling green hills. There's mountainous moments with stunning snowy sceneries that anyone could take advantage of in the winter season. We have come up with some of the wonderful ways you can achieve a successful winter wedding.
The 2023 wedding bells are ringing and the Pinterest boards are refreshing! We recently gave our two cents on which wedding trends we are leaving behind in 2022. The exciting news is that when one door closes, another door opens! We have done some research into what some of the best wedding planners predict for this year.
Time to kiss 2022 trends goodbye! Wedding trends are constantly evolving, and we are excited to retire the old and leave room for the new, exciting trends that are coming to the industry! We have done our research and discovered what some of the best wedding planner's takes are on what's going out of style and what we should leave in 2022.
Girls just want to have fun... beautiful sparkly dresses for their wedding reception! It's that time of the year where all things sparkly comes to mind because the festive and fancy feeling we get around the holidays. If you're looking for an unforgettable after party bridal dress that makes you feel glamorous, the San Luis Obispo bridal shop Untamed Petals has incredible pieces that will truly bedazzle you!
Creating the perfect winter wedding look isn't possible without the necessary accessories. Keep yourself warm with luxurious winter coats and classy chic gloves, enhance your snowy look with sparkly dangle earrings and pearly white veils, and hide your hand warmers in a textured clutch. We have come up with a list of gorgeous winter accessories that will completely elevate the entire evening, and thankfully San Luis Obispo bridal shop Untamed Petals have the perfect items for you to be dripping in elegance while walking down the aisle.
Level up your holiday dinners with the perfect table setting. There are many ways to accentuate your table depending on your holiday taste. We have discovered the core elements to make your dream holiday table a reality. Luckily we have incredible coordinators and designers to give us the perfect inspiration.
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on our nose and eyelashes, pearly white details and sparkles that gleam, these are a few of our favorite things! Take from the book of Julie Andrews this holiday season and find your perfect winter wedding dress. After some extensive research into what bride's like to wear in the winter, we have narrowed down some of our favorite looks that accentuates all kinds of seasonal feels.
If you're a bride who wants to be unique on their special day, pearls can be your best friend. If you want to see if this rising wedding fashion trend is for you, check out this post!
Grazing tables are the next best thing to charcuterie boards and gives your guests the option to pick up food at their leisure! They're a crowd favorite because they're a simple way to cater to everyone's needs and perfect for any season. You can get as creative, the possibilities are endless!
Finding a live musician for your special day can be intimidating. I had the opportunity to interview Central Coast singer / songwriter Dave Tate about his story and the important aspects and advice of performing at an event or wedding day. Keep scrolling to read more about Dave and all he has to say about performing at weddings and events!
Champagne towers are making a comeback and are a current rising trend for cocktail receptions. Not only do they stand elegantly on their own, but they are the perfect way to add a little bubbly fun to a toast to make it more engaging! Look at our best tips for perfecting your pour for a champagne tower.