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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 ]

2016 Bridal Fair Decor

We love kicking off wedding season by hosting our annual Bridal Fair! We get the opportunity to partner with local rental companies to choose the latest and greatest in linen, lounge furniture, and wedding decor! This year we worked closely with Pleasanton Rentals and GBS Linens.

Picking out Bridal Fair decor always leaves us so inspired as there are always new colors trending each season. This year we opted … [ read more ]

Elliston’s Annual Bridal Fair

I can’t believe that it is almost wedding season!  And with wedding season comes Bridal Fairs, one of my favorite things.

This year, we have planned another spectacular Bridal Fair, it is the perfect place for Brides and Grooms to meet local wedding professionals, try some tasty hors d’oeuvres and champagne, and discuss everything Wedding with our coordinators.

This year our Bridal Fair is taking place on Sunday, March 6,

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Elliston Love Stories

Happy Valentine’s Day!  In honor of one our favorite holidays, we asked a few of our brides and grooms to hear their love stories!  We love hearing about how couples meet, and their proposal stories, and thought today would be the perfect day to share.

First up we have the love story of Rachel & Brennan who will be married this June at Elliston. Enjoy!



Rachel & Brennan

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What to Wear to a Wedding

So you just got invited to a wedding? How exciting! Now the time old question of “What am I going to wear?!?!”

Keep in mind that weddings are quite costly nowadays. The Bride + Groom put a lot of thought into their wedding day and it is only appropriate that you do the same by dressing for the occasion.

First and foremost, you should read the invitation for the dress [ read more ]

Things Wedding Guests L O V E – Part 2

Last week I wrote a blog post about Things Wedding Guests LOVE, as I was writing it, I had so many ideas that I decided to make two posts.  Part 1 involved more of the logistic details of the wedding, this post (Part 2), involves the fun parts – food, music, toasts and more!  So without further ado, Things Wedding Guests Love – Part 2!

Food, Food, Food!

One … [ read more ]

"Madeline and Elliston Staff, We cannot thank you enough for all that you did for our wedding. It was everything we could have hoped for. You were extremely professional, courteous, and understanding. So happy to have gotten married at Elliston!" - Lindsay & Daniery - September 3, 2016