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2017 Wedding Trends, Pt. 1

Getting married this year? Every couple wants to have the wedding of the year, with the “WOW” factor that all of the guests will be talking about!  Weather you want to have a new take on a wedding classic, have a culinary experience, or even just be surrounded by beauty on your big day… we’ve gathered a list of hot wedding trends to look out for in 2017.

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Sabrina & Andy | September 10, 2016

When we work with such fun-loving and creative couples, we know their wedding is going to be amazing!  We were so excited for Sabrina and Andy’s big day!  Sabrina & Andy created the perfect day for their friends and family.  Their wedding was on a Saturday in September, with the perfect weather, and even better – a great group of guests!  They added personal touches throughout their big day with … [ read more ]

Felicia & Tommy | August 20, 2016

When you have the opportunity to marry your best friend twice, the wedding will no doubt be even more gorgeous the second time around! Felicia and Tommy did just that. They first got married in Taiwan and then again here in Sunol, California. Since not all of their friends could attend their first wedding, they opted to host another one that was more local. With a guest count of 139 … [ read more ]

Jen & Sam | July 15, 2016

When a wedding involves a super sweet couple, amazing family and friends, and a dream team of vendors, what’s not to love?!  Jen & Sam tied the knot in July, their colors were vibrant yellow, shades of orange, and touches of blue.  The colorful palate was perfect for a summer wedding.

The day started with some bridal party photos while the groom and groomsmen got in the mansion.   The bride … [ read more ]

Danielle & Tyler | June 11, 2016

We met Danielle and Tyler back in October of 2014. From the initial planning meeting with these two, I knew their wedding was going to be over the top gorgeous. The overall feel of the day was very classic mixed with some sparkle with the incorporation of glitter. How can you go wrong? Danielle thought of everything down to the last detail. Their wedding took place on a beautiful summer … [ read more ]

Rachel & David | June 4, 2016

When I think of Rachel and David, I think of cool – calm – collected. Cool because they were an amazing couple to work with (plus had great style). Calm because they stayed level headed on their wedding day on what seemed to be the hottest day of summer. Collected because these two just have it all together! I mean seriously they couldn’t look more in love.

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Ceremony Decor Ideas

One of my favorite things about Elliston is that you don’t need to go crazy on decor to add beauty to the ceremony space.  The ceremony lawn is nestled perfectly between the stone mansion, gardens, and vineyards, giving you gorgeous views no matter where you look.  However, it’s always nice to add that personal touch to the ceremony space.  We’ve collected photos and suggestions on how to make your ceremony … [ read more ]

Lauren & Spencer | April 24, 2016

This was, hands down, one of our favorite weddings of the year!  Lauren & Spencer were such a joy to work with, and their personal touches were all over their celebration.  They love riding bicycles, and spencer proposed on a bike ride across the Golden Gate bridge, so obviously they needed something bike related for their wedding.  The solution? Adorable (and handy!) bike bottle openers as favors.  Lauren works at … [ read more ]

Alexa & Trevor | April 16, 2016

We had been patiently waiting for Spring weddings and the return of sunny days, flowers and spring weddings!  Alex and Trevor had been planning their special day for almost a year, and we were so excited to see everything that they put together.  The day of their wedding was perfect, great weather, a nice breeze, and the sweetest couple!  Their wedding was lots of gold and champagne, with touches of … [ read more ]

Do’s and Don’ts for an Awesome Wedding Rehearsal

One of the most overlooked parts of wedding planning is the rehearsal.  While some people opt to skip this step, I have seen how much smoother ceremonies run when they’ve been rehearsed.  After all, the ceremony really is the most important part!

After coordinating hundreds of wedding rehearsals, I thought it was about time to make an easy list to help plan the perfect rehearsal (and ceremony!).  I scoured the … [ read more ]

"My daughter and son-in-law got married at Elliston and it was beautiful! The setting was stunning, which made for some incredible photo opportunities. The reception hall is beautiful and very private. The food was great, and we loved the presentation of it. The wine and beer were also very good and it flowed freely! Here’s a huge bonus for having your wedding at Elliston Vineyards. Come back any time you want … visit the grounds, taste wine, and re-live the memories. You can’t put a price tag on that. (From the Mother of the Bride)" - Hillary & Jimmy - September 6, 2014