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!
The art of tablescapes transforms the act of dining into a visual symphony, where every element plays a role in creating a memorable experience. Table linens, color palettes, and centerpieces are carefully curated to weave a narrative that reflects the occasion and the host's personality. Ranging from classic and timeless looks to artsy and colorful, each tablescape is a canvas waiting to be personalized and adorned with creativity. Although it may seem like a small detail of the night in the overall event, the intention is to elevate the dining experience, turning a simple meal into a feast for the senses and a celebration of shared moments.
The air is crisper and the ambiance is moody, meaning Autumn is in full throttle! Fall on the Central Coast is a beautiful season and there are endless opportunities to personalize the ambiance of the event. Whether it's embellishing your venue with dried florals, setting up the mood with ambient lighting, or having your wedding party match the different colors of the seasonal trees, there are plenty of ways to find your Fall wedding aesthetic.
Step into an elegant night with Elliot and Kailani as they spend their rehearsal dinner at the gorgeous Cass Winery and Vineyard before they tie the knot. The couple dined with their loved ones within the vineyards and twinkling lights, over delectable bites and flowing wine.
The air is getting crisp and the sun is setting earlier, meaning the wedding trends are morphing into all things Fall! Couples and vendors often embrace the rich and warm color palette that the season offers.
Getting ready for the girls trip of a lifetime? Keep scrolling to see unique, exciting and unforgettable bachelorette themes that can't stop thinking about!
If you're wondering how to find the perfect altar to elevate your ceremony, look no further! Although they seem like just another simple part of your wedding, regardless of their design, altars hold the power to unite people, marking significant life events with tradition and reverence. They are spaces where memories are made, emotions are shared, and connections are strengthened, making them an essential part of meaningful ceremonies.
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!
Find the perfect song to start your journey with the love of your life. We have conducted a list of first dance songs that go far in terms of making memories and holding a special place for you and your partner as you represent yourselves as Mr. and Mrs. for the first time on the dance floor.
Capture the post wedding day glow while you can with a day-after photoshoot session with your lovely photographer! San Luis Obispo photographer Samantha Josette Photography was there to catch gorgeous photos of the happy just married couple after their special day in Palm Springs, and each moment is just adorable!
It's the end of your special day and you're ready to set off and live happily ever after with your new bride/groom. We have compiled some of our favorite "just married" vehicles from recent features. Vintage convertibles can make for the perfect getaway car, unless you'd like to go for a more colorful or modern-sleek means of transportation.
In honor of the Eras Tour currently in California, we wanted to give delightful examples of how to incorporate your passions into your wedding in a profound and understated way that doesn't drown out the look of your wedding, using Taylor Swift as an example! Watch the wedding of your wildest dreams unfold in the most enchanting way by including some gorgeous details that only you and a select few might recognize.
Out of all the important wedding look moments, one of the most memorable that can determine your entire look is your hair. Whether it's an elegant updo, an effortlessly flawless wave, or an intricate braid, the hairstyle and makeup's sole purpose is to compliment the dress. There are so many stunning hairdo's trending this year and I had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa with San Luis Obispo beauty salon Beautique Hair and Makeup.
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.
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.