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Our Favorite Pop Culture Wedding Dresses

Wedding dress shopping is one of the most exciting experiences for newly engaged women.  With so many options, designers and designs, it can be overwhelming to know where to start, or what style to go with.  Many women look to movies & TV shows for wedding inspiration.  As expected, the glamour of television and film has captivated some of the most pinterest-worthy wedding gowns and themes, and we picked a [ read more ]

2017 Weddings Trends, Pt. 2

Happy wedding season!  We are so excited to kick of our 2017 wedding season, time for champagne, gorgeous brides, dancing, and lots of cake!  Last week we posted 2017 Wedding Trends, Pt.1, and we had so many trends we decided to break it up into two posts!  We can’t wait to see all of these fun trends this year!

Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting!

Lighting is an important part … [ read more ]

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.

Garlands Galore

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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.

Their wedding colors … [ read more ]

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 ]

"Meghan, thank you so much again for all of your support! Both the guests, Mike, and I had a wonderful time on our big day. Meghan, many thanks for all of your help from planning, kind encouragement, to onsite support. Donna & Madeline, we could not have done it without your behind the scene prompt and responsive support for all of the questions and needs that we had. Thank you!" - Gloria & Mike - April 21, 2017