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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Every year we host our wedding fair to kick off the start of wedding season.
We love hosting this event for multiple reasons; we get to work closely with our
preferred vendors, show off our yummy food, and hang out with all of our upcoming
brides and grooms. This is a great time for couples to come out and meet our
preferred vendors in person and see some of their … [ read more ]
Dinner done, now it’s time for something sweet. While many couples go for the traditional wedding cake, other dessert options are becoming more and more popular! Don’t get us wrong, we loveeeee a good wedding cake, but sometimes couples just want something different for their wedding.
Desserts are a fun way to get really creative with your wedding, and do something different! They are also an easy way to add … [ read more ]
Were a big advocate of lists, and reminders to help couples stay organized for their wedding. One thing we often find is couple who forget to bring things the day of. This means that someone needs to run home to grab the bride’s perfume, or go out and buy a change of shoes for the Mother of the Groom. So how do you avoid these mid-day mishaps? We think the … [ read more ]
One thing we love about wedding these days is that couples are not shy about adding their personality to their wedding! Some couples do this in what they wear, their decor, or food selections. One thing that every couple likes to customize is their ceremony. It makes sense, the ceremony after all is the most important part of the day, and should reflect the couple. Adding a unity ceremony is … [ read more ]
Along with your memories, your photos are the only things you’ll have after your wedding day ends. Photos are so important so we always recommend our clients hire high quality wedding photographers who can capture their big day. While most couples know to get the big photos like the bridal party, family photos, and the couple portraits, there are some photos that many people don’t think about getting when planning … [ read more ]
"We loved our wedding at Elliston! Our event coordinator Madeline was AMAZING. On the day of the wedding food was actually better than our menu tasting!! The staff was amazing and made sure everyone taking portraits after the wedding got a chance to try the hors d'oeuvres. So the venue is beautiful, the staff were very responsive, polite and easy to work with, food was great, and to top it off it was one of the most affordable bay area wedding venues. I want to make a shout out to Madeline who was beyond amazing on the day of. If anything went wrong, I didn't hear about it. She was always easy to get a hold of and on the day of placed all my decor perfectly. I even left placement of some stuff up to her and it turned out great! I can't recommend Madeline and Elliston enough." - Pam & Ian - June 24, 2017