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.
We are a community of caring artists and venues who are ever committed to helping our couples have their dream wedding. Especially if those dreams have to get a little bit altered! We are problem solvers, we are innovators, strategists, networkers, adaptable, light on our feet and heavily skilled. But most of all we are LOVERS. We truly love, love, love our couples, and we even love those fellow artists we work with each weekend.
The Wedding Standard members gathered at San Luis Obispo's newest downtown wedding venue The Penny for a night of amazing food, cocktails, and designs.
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.
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.
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.
Turn up the spice and take your honeymoon phase to the next level with your partner. Boudoir photoshoots are a luxurious, classy, and intimate wedding gift that benefits both you and your spouse. San Luis Obispo photographer Kelli Avila Boudoir Photography knows how to find a balance of tasteful and unique with her designs and creative eye.
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!
Nothing compliments a wedding theme more than marvelous signage displays. Whether it's a guest greeting, bar sign, seating chart, or new last name, signage is not only a key component to wedding design but they are perfect photo opportunities for the couple and their guests and also help showcase glimpses of the couple's personality. Ranging from funky and colorful to elegantly chic, there are several different styles you could go with that could help you choose an overall theme for your big day.
From whimsical stems to colorful petals, choosing your wedding color palette and florals can be overwhelming in the best way. For those who are giddy over earthy tones and autumn leaves, San Luis Obispo florist Fluid Bloom created stunning fall floral details with a color scheme of greens, browns, burnt orange and dark pinks.
Whether it's boots and boho, picnics and pool days, or discos and dancing, you can't go wrong in choosing your dream bachelorette theme. Although there are many unique and up and coming ideas for your weekend extravaganza, I narrowed down a list of bride favorites that could be easily executed on the Central Coast.
You might have already booked the venue of your dreams and officially set your wedding date - but now it's time to make decorating decisions. Drapery has become one of the most fail-proof methods in effortlessly transforming a venue from something you love to something straight from your wedding dreams. Take a peak at how Draping by Kim utilizes drapery to dress up a venue space!
This bright and colorful wedding is getting us excited for summer with the citrus and sunset toned decor. Hosted at the stunning Paso Robles venue Halter Ranch, this couple hosted a night to remember for all of their guests. Lucious florals decorated the space with full and blossoming arrangements put together by San Luis Obispo floral designer Flowers by Denise. San Luis Obispo wedding planner Amanda Holder Events helped bring this beautiful day together, which was all captured by Bay Area photographers The Poffs. Keep scrolling to see more of this vibrant day!
Victoria and Max's wedding day took place among the stunning vineyards at Paso Robles venue & winery The Fableist Wine Company, which set the scene for this al fresco celebration. Taking inspiration from the fables that the venue was created off of, this couple incorporated timeless details such as an escort display using vintage books, and long dining tables for their friends and family to feast. Central Coast wedding planner Embark Event Design helped tell this couples story through the design. With pops of pastel hues and rosy pinks, Napa Valley floral designer Blooms by Morgan created a stunning ceremony arch that framed the great oak tree. Continue to scroll to see more of this beautiful day which was wonderfully captured by the lens of Los Angeles photographer Desiree Keoshian.
This couples country style wedding at Paso Robles wedding venue Fallen Oak Estate was filled with sweet, personal touches that created a heartwarming day. Surrounded by close friends and family, the couple shared a meaningful first look as the bride walked down the aisle, which was beautifully captured by San Luis Obispo photographers Poppy and Vine Visual. With the help of Santa Barbara wedding planner Coastal Rose Events, this day will forever be a favorite memory for the couple. Keep scrolling to hear more about this wedding day from Poppy and Vine Visual.
Clare & Alex's intimate fall wedding was set among the changing vines at Paso Robles venue HammerSky Vineyards. San Luis Obispo floral designer Precious & Blooming created stunning arrangements that beautifully complimented the warm oranges, vivid yellows, and golden browns of the surrounding landscape. Central Coast wedding planner Embark Event Designer meticulously brought this couples wedding day to life as they celebrated with close family and friends and it was all captured by Southern California photographer Natalie Bray.
Happy Valentine's Day! It doesn't get much sweeter than San Luis Obispo Sweets vendor Haute Sugar Co. delivering all of your cotton candy and ice cream needs. We are loving how this couple incorporated this sweet treat for their guests at their wedding reception. Keep scrolling to see more of this fun evening captured by San Luis Obispo photographer Michelle Roller.
This sweet couples wedding included a romantic color palette, filled with organic and blossoming blooms by Fresno floral designer The Flora Club - the brides "something blue" was sneakily included within her bouquet.
San Luis Obispo wedding venue The Penny SLO is the perfect space for to get an urban feel in the sweet downtown of old town SLO. This dark and moody design has us embracing the winter time and falling head over heels for the downtown sunset photos. A team of local vendors like San Luis Obispo Event Planner EM Events and Central Coast Floral Designer Myrtle & Branch Floral Co. partnered to help make this day come to life. This styled shoot was captured by San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Chris Tack Photography.
This vibrant outdoor wedding at Paso Robles wedding venue Terra Mia Vineyard has us daydreaming of warm summer days. With a traditional Catholic mass the day before at Atascadero Catholic Church Saint William's Parish, this couple had a charming celebration the following day with their closest friends and family, featuring stunning views and an epic dance party that lasted the entire evening.
This sweet couple tied the knot at a private residence in Arroyo Grande, California. All of the intimate moments and smiles were captured by San Luis Obispo photographer Katina Patriquin. With a playful selection of florals with pops of pinks and a mix of dried, this simple design still made a statement. This fun day was all put together by San Luis Obispo event styling & rental company Boho SLO Co. and a handful of other local vendors. Check out the rest of the gallery to see more special moments from this day.
Britney and Riley's gorgeous celebration in the hills of Edna Valley at San Luis Obispo wedding venue The White Barn, smoothly blended timeless design with the natural beauty of the surrounding vineyard setting.
This chic photoshoot with a twist of country is a fun take on a glamorous, modern wedding. Designed by San Luis Obispo wedding planner Mark Dillon Luna Events, this shoot takes place in an urban setting and mixes in eclectic aspects from the stunning balloon arch and the trendy lounge pieces. Keep scrolling for more of this shoot and to see the beautiful shots taken at golden hour to conclude the day.
Set on the picturesque coast of Malibu at Leo Carillo State Beach, this stunning bridal shoot incorporates an intimate picnic on the beach and a ride along in the coast in a bright red classic car. This charming evening was captured by San Diego wedding photographer Photography by Shea and planned by Los Angeles wedding planner Not Jess a Planner.
Love is in the air and this authentic inspiration shoot is giving us all of the fall feels. Shot in the rolling hills of Edna Valley, planner and coordinator San Luis Obispo Mark Dillon Luna Events wanted to use the natural beauty of the rural land to add a special backdrop to these photos. This beautiful shoot was captured by the lens of Santa Maria photographer Alma Erika photography.
Sydney and Ryan's Tuscany inspired wedding took place in the beautiful hills of Southern California through private estate rental Royal Rancho Bookings. The day was coordinated and the beautiful blooms were arranged by the very talented Santa Barbara event coordinator Tyler Speier Events. San Luis Obispo photographer Cameron Ingalls captured the sweet moments throughout this day and even captured the epic pool plunge at the end of the night. Keep on scrolling to hear more from the bride.
This breathtaking engagement session on the Oceano Dunes featured lots of love and super fun details like a pampas grass umbrella. Brought to you by the lens of Central Coast photographer Katina Patriquin Photo, and details from San Luis Obispo rental company Boho SLO Co., we can't get enough of these photos!
This elegant rustic wedding at San Luis Obispo wedding venue Tiber Canyon Ranch started with a magical ceremony in the enchanted forest, and ended with a beautiful dinner underneath the twinkle lights. Our sweet bride stuck with neutral and pink flowers from San Luis Obispo florist Lori Boe Floral Design which nicely complimented the stunning scenery. With photos brought to you by San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Nikkels Photography, you can look at all the details from this dreamy day.