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First Look Ideas at Elliston

Today, first looks are becoming more popular whereas before it was seen as “bad luck” to see your fiancé before the ceremony. Nowadays we actually love the idea of a first look as it’s time for your significant other and you to take a private moment before the wedding frenzy commences. It is also a great time to get out any tears or last minute jitters before you walk down … [ read more ]

Your Top 8 Invitation Etiquette Questions Answered

By far, one of the most confusing and elusive parts of wedding planning is getting together your save-the-dates, invitations, and RSVP’s.  We are asked questions about wedding invitations on a daily basis, and we get why!  Unless you’ve had a wedding before, or are very up-to-date on your invite etiquette knowledge, this can be a very confusing subject.  While there aren’t many “rules” to weddings these days, your invitations are … [ read more ]

California Mini-Moon Ideas

While you may be dreaming of a honeymoon in a far off place, many couples find that doing a big trip right after the wedding won’t work for them.  Sometimes schedules, money, or other obligations are an issue.  Or maybe you have a big honeymoon planned a couple months after the wedding, but still want to retreat with your new spouse after the wedding weekend?  In any case, mini-moons are … [ read more ]

Meredith & Sam | October 28th

We have a slight obsession with Fall weddings, and we love when couples aren’t afraid to use some bold colors!  That being said, we were so in love with everything about this wedding!  There were so many fun touches to this wedding including a vintage car, a romantic wedding dress, and lots of fun greenery.   This bride and groom came in knowing exactly what they wanted, and we had to … [ read more ]

Pre-Wedding Tips and Tricks

With so much to plan for on your big day, many couples forget about these small, important, but often overlooked items.  Take a look below at our list of easy wedding tips and tricks!

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Have someone who you trust who will be answering any phone calls and texts the day of the
wedding. You’re going to be too busy to answer phone calls, and it will be … [ read more ]

Dress Preservation 101

Dress Preservation…What is it and should you do it?

The weddings over…now what do you do with your dress?
Some brides will donate it, some will trash it with a photo shoot, and others will
repurpose it for sentimental reasons. Preserving your dress is the best way to keep
it looking its best and protect it from yellowing over the years.

Wedding dress preservation is the cleaning and packaging of … [ read more ]

Modern Twists on Classic Traditions

Wedding Traditions – for some, they are looking forward to participating in the time-honored traditions like tossing the bouquet, saving the top layer of the wedding cake, or having their guests sign a traditional guest book.  For other couples – the idea of sticking to the typical wedding traditions seem outdated.

So many couples ask us what the alternatives are to the traditional wedding traditions – or they are afraid … [ read more ]

Pantone Wedding Colors Through the Years

For 50 years, Pantone has defined the language of color in fashion and pop culture. As one of the most influential color companies, it’s no surprise why millions of film productions, runways, and advertisements are inspired by Pantone’s annual color selection. From bright pinks to tranquil undertones, Pantone’s Color of the Year releases continue to influence wedding color palettes. Here are the most recent chromatic arrangements that are sure to [ read more ]

From Runway to Reality

From avant-garde to haute couture, fashion is one of the most influential and passionate outlets for art. While the more extravagant pieces of high fashion are better left admired from our screens during Paris Fashion Week, there are limitless ways to bring those Pinterest boards to life. As Tim Gunn would say, “Make it Work!”


Chanel Couture

As one of couture’s most influential style icons, Coco Chanel is still [ read more ]

Things to Check Off Before Your Big Day

As the wedding planning adventure comes to an end, you’ll realize you’re just a couple days away from saying “I do” and sailing away into the sunset with the love of your life. It seems like the months of planning in preparation of such a momentous occasion have led to panic mode, but there are still a few little tasks that still need to be checked off to ensure a [ read more ]

"I wanted to tell you what an amazing job our coordinator and the whole staff at Elliston did! We couldn't have been more pleased with our special day. You took care of all of our details beautifully, it was so nice getting to enjoy our day rather than stressing about the small details. We really appreciate what a beautiful job all of you did! We will definitely be recommending Elliston Vineyards to anyone looking for a perfect venue." - Kayley & Daniel - May 28, 2017