This beloved couple hosted an intimate micro wedding at the Santa Barbara Hotel Belmond El Encanto that is definitely swoon-worthy. We can't help but fall head over heels for this gorgeous day put together by Santa Barbara event planner Santa Barbara Elopements, including gorgeous florals by Santa Barbara florist Anna Le Pley Taylor and modern calligraphy from Santa Barbara calligraphist Sophia Loves Letters. These gorgeous images are brought to you by Southern California wedding photographer Kristina Adams Photography. Continue scrolling to fall in love with with this sweet elopement!
This stunning styled shoot taking place in the heart of Napa Valley at Napa Valley Vineyard Tre Posti is filled with romantic florals and ethereal design like the gorgeous stationery suite made up by Napa Valley paper goods designer Pirouette Paper. California model and influencer Lombard and Fifth is seen in an eye dropping gown designed by couture wedding dress designer Galia Lahav. This unforgettable day was captured by the lens of Bay Area wedding photographer Olivia Marshall Photography. Continue scrolling for more pretty!
This dreamy engagement session took place at Santa Barbara hotel Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel, making for the perfect backdrop on this sunswept day. Santa Barbara picnic designer Santa Barbara Picnic Co. put together this gorgeous setup for the couple to celebrate their engagement, with stunning floral arrangements created by Santa Barbara florist Intrepid Floral Co. to top it all off. This heartfelt moment was all captured by California wedding photographers Burgundy Blue Photo.
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.
When it comes to your dessert menu at your wedding, there are so many different routes you can take! Traditionally, couples would serve a multi-tiered cake, however today we see many opting for more unique desserts with a lot more variety. From insta-worthy donut walls to dessert tables with loads of mini desserts, the options are endless! Below are 5 dessert ideas we love, however there are so many however there are so many unique alternatives.
Victoria and Max have been together for 10 years and will be tying the knot in October at Paso Robles venue The Fableist. Their sweet engagement shoot took place in the Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, California and was shot by Los Angeles photographer Desiree Keoshian Photography. They finished off the shoot with a bottle of champagne at the beach as they watched the sunset. Continue scrolling to see more photos from this beautiful day.
Floral design is a very fun element of your wedding day and adds a lot of character to your design. When trying to find a florist and picking your floral design, there is a lot to keep in mind. Selecting a florist who is on the same page as you, in the right budget, and able to bring your dream to life is key to having beautifully designed flowers on your wedding day. Below are some tips to keep in mind when looking for a florist and deciding on your floral design.
Jenny and Sean's January wedding was filled with soft tones and pops of citrus inspired details. The large lawns and oak trees at Creston wedding venue Ella's Vineyard perfectly fit Jenny's vision of a romantic wedding with a country feel. San Luis Obispo event designer and coordinator Zest it Up helped bring this gorgeous day to life with the help of other talented vendors like and Fresno Photographer Ellie Koleen Photography.
Chantéa and Michael are just two people who fell in love and by the looks of these beautiful photos, their love is still thriving! After falling in love in college, getting married, and creating 4 beautiful children, they reached out to Santa Barbara photographer, Sarah Vendramini to capture their everlasting passion!
Jessica and Daniel's intimate Santa Barbara wedding began at the Santa Barbara Courthouse and finished off with a fun rooftop party at the Santa Barbara Hotel Kimpton Canary.This unforgettable day was filled with modern touches and romantic details what are sure to take your breath away. Organic florals arrangements were put together by Santa Barbara Florist Haute Blossoms Floral, perfectly accompanying the gorgeous views, all which was captured by the lens of Santa Barbara Photographer Kate Voda Photography. Central Coast Planner and Designer Embark Event Design organized this sweet October wedding and we are in love!
So what do you do when you're stuck in a pandemic and have to downsize? How do tell people that you can no longer accommodate them without them feeling uninvited? We spoke to a 2020 bride on what that process was like for her!
This sweet styled shoot showcased 2021's Pantone colors of the year, a classic grey and sunny yellow. Los Angeles photographer Michelle Tachet Photography captured the fun and flirty moments between the couple and the beautiful details which were put together by Los Angeles designer and florist Charmed Events LLC. Featured in a loft, this elopement shoot gives us the perfect mix of boho and city.
This vibrant boho-styled shoot took is bringing all of the summer feels with bright and warm tones, taking place at the beautiful Santa Clara County venue Fortino Winery. Hylary and Jason from Bay Area floral design company H & J Flowers created alluring pieces with peachy oranges and pampas grass, making this the perfect look for a boho bride! California wedding photographer Jaydon Nolasco captured the beautiful details of this day--keep scrolling to see more!
With it being a little over a year since the start of the pandemic, we cannot help but reminisce on what a crazy year we have had! 2020 is one for the books that no one expected and we are so excited for things to start looking up again. As always, trends come and go, and there are so many creatives out in the world coming up with new ideas and new ways to wow us. As we thought about the last year, we came across some of the trends we loved (and one's we are not so fond of). We are certain some of these will be sticking around, and we are so excited to see what this decade has to bring us!
Whitley and Josh's wedding took place at Avila Beach venue Port San Luis Lighthouse on a gorgeous sun filled January day. The sweet couple met in San Luis Obispo and chose to this frequently visited location their wedding venue, surrounded by close family and friends on their special day. Whitley handmade the beach themed decor that was displayed which was accompanied by simple white florals. The fun and intimate day was all captured by San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Poppy and Vine.
Like many other 2020 couples, Christina + Maria had many hurdles to jump over while planning their day amidst a global pandemic! Captured perfectly by San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Milk + Thistle, read on for perfectly romantic pandemic wedding inspiration!
Catie and Zane, San Diego residents, opted for a desert vibe engagement shoot in Joshua Tree, California and let me tell you, you'll want to add these pictures to your Pinterest board!
After having to postpone their wedding due to the pandemic, Jacquelyn and Michael decided to opt for an intimate micro-wedding at the Santa Barbara Hotel Hilton Rooftop Bar & Bistro. With this downsize, the sweet couple was able to enjoy their special day with a handful of their closest friends and family members, allowing them to enjoy the process and the day of the wedding. All of the love was captured in images by Santa Barbara photographer Sarah Vendramini LLC.
When it comes to wedding planning, finding the perfect wedding dress can feel like a lot of pressure and be quite overwhelming. Some of us may have been dreaming about our dresses since we were little girls while others may have not even thought about it! With endless styles, fits, and budgets, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one. Below we have some of our favorite tips and information to know when looking for your dream dress.
I'm sure there is a movie out there that resembles this love story perfectly. Boy meets girl at a local bar, boy is serving in the military, they fall in love, he visits her every weekend, he pops the question, and then happily every after! It makes it hard not to believe in love at first sight after reading their story.
Grace and John's dreamy Santa Barbara engagement session was a fun-filled day, all beautifully captured by Santa Barbara photographer Ali Beck. The day started off at the iconic Spanish-inspired Santa Barbara Courthouse and wrapped up with champagne at the beach during golden hour. We can feel the love between this sweet couple, and if you keep scrolling you will too!
Trying to decide whether or not to do a first look? Old tradition says the groom should not see the bride until the ceremony, however the recently popular trend is the first look. The first look is when the bride and groom break tradition and see each other for the first time before the ceremony. If you are planning your wedding, we are certain you are deciding whether or not to do a first-look. We have compiled a list of pro's and con's to help you decide. In the end, there is no right or wrong way to do it, just go with what feels best for you and your partner!
Getting to wear my mothers wedding dress was one of the most special experiences of my life. I felt so close to my mom and she was overwhelmed with love and emotion when she got to see me in her dress.
This breathtaking editorial draws on the natural beauty of the San Luis Obispo wedding venue Biddle Ranch Vineyard to create a whimsical and romantic inspiration shoot. San Luis Obispo wedding planner Brooke Nicole Events took inspiration from fruits like peaches, apricots, and melons to create a feminine and elegant feel which was all captured by San Luis Obispo photographer Kelly Williams.
There are plenty of styles to choose from when it comes to hairstyles for your wedding day. Whether you are endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or looking for inspo from celebrities, choosing a hairdo can be stressful! From romantic curls to textured low buns, or the classic half-up half-down style and pony tail, brides pull off all different hairstyles. We have put together a list of 20 different hairstyles to consider for when you say your "I dos."
If you follow Tyler Speier on Instagram, you know two things. He is an incredibly talented planner & designer, as well as witty & knowledgable. We have been obsessing over his "How to be a wedding guest" series so we knew we needed to share it with all of you!
Looking for the perfect barn to host your wedding? From rustic to romantic, barns have become very popular for weddings of all types. The Central Coast is home to a handful of stunning barns that we love. Keep scrolling to check out some of our favorite San Luis Obispo barn wedding venues.