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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 ]

Things Wedding Guests L O V E – Part 1

A wedding is a celebration of the love of two people, a fun and exciting time for everyone involved!  A wedding should be a fun event for the happy couple, and all of their guests!

To make sure you and your guests have the best time, we’ve put together a list of things that wedding guests LOVE!

As I started writing this, I realized there’s so many fun and different … [ read more ]

Guest Book Tips and Ideas

Today we are seeing more, and more couples do non-traditional guest books, and bringing their own personal touch to their wedding.  Having an alternative guestbook display is one of the newest {and out favorite!} wedding trends in recent years.  If you are having a hard time deciding on what type of guestbook you would like to have at your reception, we have a few tips and ideas to help make … [ read more ]

Do’s and Dont’s When Visiting Wedding Venues

Happy engagement season!  I love this time of year at Elliston, it is our busiest time in the office, with newly engaged couples coming in to view our estate.  We take our time to make sure every couple has all of the information they need during the tour, and that they truly get a feel for our property and our staff.

We’ve seen it all on tours, and decided it … [ read more ]

Unique Color Schemes

Still pondering your color scheme? We know, the possibilities are endless! Like most Bride’s you probably have one or two colors you are definite on, but aren’t sure what goes with what. Think outside of the box! Often the best color palettes were put together on a whim. I highly recommend you incorporate accent colors into your theme so it isn’t too much of just one color. Also two bold … [ read more ]

"My husband and I could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding. I really feel like this place is a hidden gem! Tucked away in the California hills, it is a private and beautiful location with an elegant and rustic feel. The staff were incredibly helpful throughout the whole planning process - they were quick to respond to my emails and Madeline, our day-of coordinator, took care of everything on our wedding day. The ceremony and reception went so smoothly thanks to her help! I've had multiple guests come up to me since the wedding to tell me how beautiful the venue was. I would highly recommend Elliston!" - Alexa & Trevor - April 16, 2016