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!
Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of your best friend than with a Galentine's themed bachelorette party? Move over traditional bachelorette soirees; it's time to embrace the power of friendship and love with a celebration that puts the spotlight on the bond between bridesmaids and the blushing bride.
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.
Smile for the perfect photo booth! Wedding photo booths are a popular and charming addition to a couple's celebration of love, offering an interactive activity for guests to look back on unforgettable memories. The aesthetics of photo booths vary in style and it's exciting to see all the different designs this addition can bring to a wedding space. Whether it's funky and fun, charming and rustic, or chic and timeless, the options are endless for this snazzy feature!
Wedding overlays are inspired touches that elevate the visual storytelling of a couple's special day. Drawing from the couple's unique love story, these overlays incorporate elements like delicate lace, floral themes, and unique design textures to symbolize the beauty of the day. Tailored to the couple's personalities or the celebration's theme, these overlays add a layer of visual poetry to photos, creating timeless keepsakes.
In this exciting new 2024 wedding year, peach fuzz emerges as the color du jour, infusing ceremonies with an air of timeless romance. This delicate hue effortlessly blends warmth and sophistication, becoming the go-to choice for couples seeking an elegant and harmonious celebration of love. From bridal elegance to versatile wedding decor, peach fuzz weaves a narrative of simplicity, sophistication, and enchantment.
As we embark on a new year, the world of weddings is abuzz with creativity and style, bringing forth a myriad of trends that promise to make 2024 weddings truly unforgettable. From timeless elegance to modern whimsy, this year's trends are a celebration of individuality and personal style.
As the air turns crisp, the rush of wedding season dies down, however there are still brides who find themselves enraptured by the beauty of the winter season and these winter weddings consistently unveil their enchanting charm. While summer weddings may be popular, there's something truly magical about exchanging vows amidst the frosty beauty of the season. Winter weddings, with their ethereal landscapes and cozy atmospheres, create a unique and unforgettable setting for couples seeking a romantic celebration.
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.