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.
An introvert with a penchant for '70s yacht rock, Malik is a quiet storm. He is soft-spoken and eloquent, though not particularly loquacious - a trait which makes him an amazing wedding DJ, maybe even the best. Written by Ashlee Phillips.
Chef Thomas Fundaro is the executive chef at SLO Brew Rock in San Luis Obispo, as well as the chef for SLO Brew Gatherings. These gatherings include all special events, particularly weddings. SLO Brew is there for you for the rehearsal dinner to the reception to the send-off brunch. They're happy to help orchestrate the whole weekend or simply bits and pieces of it.
Kim Lahargou went from working at a bank, to owning a restaurant, to becoming a well-known Paso Robles wedding florist. We spoke to her to learn what inspired Flowers by Kim and what makes the business unique.
San Luis Obispo wedding mobile bar and bartending service, The Hatch, offers specialty craft cocktails for weddings and events of all sizes and styles. Hatch owner, Maggie Cameron, shared with us the story behind the mobile bar and the heart behind their process.
Integrity, transparency and impeccable customer service are the three words that describe Elegant Image Limousine. Put a face to the name by getting to know owner, Derek Stafford and what makes Elegant Image Limousine such a great transportation company to choose for your special day
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.
The Wedding Standard members enjoyed an evening of community, fun drinks, and amazing tapas at Luna Red, San Luis Obispo wedding reception and rehearsal dinner space.
This spring, I joined Tyler Speier at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez , California and learned floral and event design tips and tricks to help when designing your color pallete, mood board, and overall wedding design.
Looking for that special touch to add to your wedding reception?! consider these 7 amazing beverage, dessert and catering trucks that will make your reception one for the books! Whether you're looking for that speciality cocktail, ice-cream to cool off after the dance floor or the best catering around, this list is a must! These peeps book up quick so get a move on booking them for your upcoming wedding or event! Your guests will be talking about it for years to come!
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.
Colton and Jessa from Fox Jump Cinematics are inspired by travel, love stories, and the rush of excitement on wedding days. We caught up with them to hear how they started, what they love about their work, and how they serve their couples!
When Samantha Ward of The Wedding Standard isn't planning or designing a couple's dream day, she's capturing it. Samantha Josette Photography was birthed out of a true love for the art. Her passion is evident in her work showing in each photo she captures.
A styled shoot at Tooth & Nail Winery in Paso Robles, California features unique ties and grooms-wear from Stag Handmade. Shop owner and designer Lauren Christensen of Stag Handmade shares her best styling tips to get ready for your big wedding day!
Whether you are a local to the area or have arrived to San Luis Obispo county for your destination wedding, 101 Wine Tours has you covered. Check out our day touring three amazing wineries in the Edna Valley for inspiration for your own wedding weekend!
An interview with Paso Robles located dessert experts and talented cake artists, Paper Cake Events, shares the special touches that go into a truly memorable wedding cake that is unique to you.
Devoted, passionate and multifaceted. Three words to describe Festive Designs owner and designer, Melinda Lynch. With 30+ years in the floral industry she has seen it all! Her work continually inspires not only others in the industry but her floral design students at California Polytechnic State University, SLO. With the assistance of her partner in crime doubling as daughter, Nicolette, this mother daughter duo will blow your floral socks off with their impeccable work ethic, devotion to top notch service and stunning floral designs!
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.