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Robert & Ariana | May 26th

May is one of our favorite months for weddings here! The flowers are just starting to bloom, the days aren’t too hot or too cold, and the vineyards are beginning to grow. It makes sense that May is one of our most popular months to get married in!

When Robert & Ariana started planning their wedding with us, they knew exactly what they wanted. We had so much fun going … [ read more ]

Hannah & Juraj | May 11th

What makes a great wedding? A couple head-over-heels in love – check! Great food, and great wine – check! Personal touches – check! A fun party – double check! Hannah & Juraj had all of this and more at their epic wedding, and we are still swooning over their gorgeous photos.

We started the day with champagne in the bridal suite while the girls started on their photos (how cute … [ read more ]

How to Give a Great Wedding Toast

Wedding toasts are a staple at almost every wedding reception. We’ve all seen some pretty great, and some not-so-great speeches. Whether it’s a heartfelt speech from the Father of the Bride, or a lighthearted toast from the Best Man, wedding toasts are a great way to reflect on a couples relationship, and celebrate this new milestone in their lives.

However there is a lot of anxiety surrounding toasts. Some people … [ read more ]

Kristie & Erik | April 26th

When we first met Erik and Kristie, we knew their wedding would be a blast! Their wedding took place on a beautiful Spring day, surrounded by a group of fun-loving family and friends. Kristie started her day with her bridesmaids, who instead of the traditional bouquets, held adorable and trendy floral terrariums. Her beautiful BHLDN dress fit her wedding day perfectly. Erik showed up in one of the coolest outfits … [ read more ]

How to Create an Epic Dessert Table

While traditional weddings cakes are the most popular choice, dessert tables are still growing strong. We get why, desserts are the best!  When planning a dessert table, there are several things that you want to consider, from what your serving, how it will be served, and how you want it displayed. Your baker should provide you with suggestions and ideas, and so will we! Read on to see our tips … [ read more ]

6 Tips for Summer Weddings

Summer is one of the most popular times for weddings here. And it makes sense, everything is in full blooms, the trees are full and lush, and the weather is beautiful. Summer is a relaxing time of year (hello summer vacations!), so it’s no surprise that summer is a great wedding season.  Plus, the longer days mean that there is more time for those gorgeous sunset photos, and after the … [ read more ]

Our Top 10 Favorite Photo Spots

One of the most popular questions we hear is – “Where is a good spot to take wedding photos here?”. We are lucky to have so much natural beauty here at Elliston, which means that there are a lot of different areas to take photos. Our estate is full of florals, rustic woodsy areas, our vineyards and of course our stone mansion and each will give you a different feel [ read more ]

Guestbook Ideas

Guest books are a great way for you to have fun memories of all of your friends and family that attended your wedding. Traditionally, guest books are blank books that guests can sign and give couples their well-wishes or married-life advice. Over the years we have seen some pretty creative ideas for guest books, that are more than just a book you may look at once a year or have … [ 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 ]

Creative Favor Ideas

Wedding Favors are a great way to thank your guests for coming to your wedding, but a lot of couples struggle with choosing what exactly they will be using for their wedding keepsake. Favors used to be a small token for guests, but they have now evolved to fun ways for couples to express their personality, and elevate the guest experience. We’ve all seen the classic favors, but we know … [ read more ]

"Thank you so very much for giving me such a wonderful day and being here for the past year with me. Madeline, thank you for sticking with me the entire evening. It was comforting knowing you were there. Your wait staff was truly amazing. Everyone was so nice and made the evening absolutely perfect! There were so many compliments on the food and the venue itself. It is truly a beautiful and amazing place to remember for such a special day!" - Jennifer & Scott - August 31, 2014