Featured in The Wedding Standard's print magazine, this interview with Kathy of SLO Mama Sweets, shares the sweet story behind the 1950's Ice Cream Truck that Kathy and her family started.
Paso Robles wedding venue and vacation rental The Vintage Ranch has had a dream makeover thanks to the new binge worthy Netflix show - Stay Here. With the design talent of Genevieve Gordon and the business mastermind of Peter Lorimer the outdated country cottage got a remodel that is sure to draw guests from all over the world. Now couples who book their wedding at The Vintage Ranch will have a honeymoon cottage that is elegant, cozy, and true to the wine country experience.
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!
Thomas Hill Organics is one of the first farm to table restaurants to hit the wine country of Paso Robles. Started with the minds and hearts of farmers; they pride themselves in serving nothing but the freshest, and highest quality locally produced food.
The Wedding Standard's first print magazine was released earlier this year and the pages were filled with all of the amazing vendors, venues, and wedding inspiration on the Central Coast! An article written by Ashley Philips featuring Sugar Lips Mini Donuts, the tasty little mini donuts that make any event better, followed up with a interview with the donut geniuses and creators: Ben and Jessica Brown. The photos for this shoot were captured by Jessica Sofranko of Lover of Weddings. Read on to hear all about what makes Sugar Lips so special!
Meet Central Coast Wedding Officiant Tom Allen! Upon introduction you will notice his warm hospitable demeanor that puts you at ease during the first minute of conversation. I met Tom years ago through his bride who is a world renown dress designer/altere
Santa Barbara is known for a lot of things--beautiful beaches, world-class wine, and charming red-tile roofs. However, nightlife often misses the mark. Our friends Andrew and Kayla of Party Proper Productions aim to fill that void with magical dance parties that emphasize the uniqueness of Santa Barbara's tight-knit community. Not to mention...
La Tavola Fine Linen rentals headquartered in Napa, California with showrooms throughout california and neighboring states (our favorite being the Santa Barbara showroom! *biased*) offers beautiful linen rentals in a variety of colors, textures and patterns. Keep scrolling to see the entire rainbow in linens!
Specialty rentals and lounges can completely transform a wedding space and create a design that is unique to your own style, so we caught up with three San Luis Obispo specialty rental companies to hear each of their individual expertise on all things from design, to sourcing, to trends.
Halter Ranch, a Paso Robles winery wedding venue, is not only the perfect vineyard landscape to say 'I Do" on the Central Coast, but it is a place that brought people together for the Halter Ranch Venue Launch and The Wedding Standard magazine preview. Guests got to see a sneak peak of the highlights from the magazine which is launching soon and experience this great venue in all of its wine country glory.
The brand new Paso Robles Winery Wedding Venue, Rava Wines, hosted Wedding Standard members for an end of the summer White Party. Everyone dressed in white as is the custom before labor day and to mark the start of the fall season. Ciel Bleu Events designed their ball room with the help of Bella Vista Designs, Fluid Bloom, Scout Rental Co, and All About Events.
The large rustic dairy barn has been recently transformed into a magical wedding and special events venue surrounded by rolling hills and the family farm land. The large rustic dairy barn has been recently transformed into a magical wedding and special ev
When planning a wine country destination wedding don't forget to take your bridal party out for a little pre-party adventure over the vineyard! Fly for over half a mile atop Santa Margarita Ranch's rolling vineyards and see this breathtaking natural landm
Zest it Up Inc throws another fabulous Pop Up event with a Kentucky Derby vibe to benefit Family Care Network Inc and the work they do for families in our community.
The third annual JAM event was an all out blast! The 80's themed party was a mash up of people, personalities and all of the rad businesses that make up the cutting edge wedding industry on the Central Coast.
We are soooo darn excited to be sharing with you the work of our friend Cameron Ingall's today. Lucky for us girls, he volunteered his skills in capturing the many moments of our latest Zesty Pop Up. Again, our pop up was to benefit Family Care Network
We're excited to feature the 2016 highlight reel for Wedding Videographer Steelhead Cinema. Prepare to be blown away by these epic shots, and heartfelt moments!
Want to make your special day a little sweeter? The Central Coast has lots of fun dessert options for you that will do just that! Negranti's, SLO Mama Sweets and Sugarlips Mini Donuts, are a few of the wonderful Dessert Trucks you can book.
The Wedding Standard offers so many creative Central Coast Florists! Today we are showcasing 5 Flower Crowns from the talented Eden Florals. If you're planning a spring or summer wedding let these inspire your wedding plans.
To me, fashion is making a statement, and who wouldn't want to make a statement on their wedding day. I wanted to create a styled shoot that showcased a crop of my ideal, bad ass brides.
California Wedding Day Best of 2016 Awards is an annual awards ceremony recognizing the California's top wedding vendors from Los Angeles, Orange County and Central Coast, as voted on by brides, grooms, vendors and magazine staff. This year there were 20
When I asked them where they were going for their honeymoon, Maile fell silent. After a couple seconds, she admitted that after so much wedding planning she just didn't have the energy to plan the honeymoon let alone decide on some amazing tropical a
This Flying Caballos Wedding is whimsical, light hearted and dreamy. The venue is eclectic and welcoming. Inspired from an era long gone the farm house is country but doesn't give the ranch impression.
I am excited to introduce you to a couple of the kindest most hospitable ranchers in SLO County! Brandon and his Father have lived on the ranch since the 70's. These guys have transformed their dairy barn and hillside into a breathtaking wedding venue. Th
Flying Caballos Ranch is a hidden treasure nestled in the heart of San Luis Obispo. This ranch is more than just a ranch; it's a vacation rental. It's an amazing private property for people looking for the full weekend getaway experience. It is the perfec
Lori Boe is a native to Arroyo Grande and literally grew up creating and playing with flowers. Lori is one of the first florists featured on The Wedding Standard almost a decade ago when she was just a young sprite. We are so excited to feature her recent