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How to Make a Guest List

Creating a guest list can be one of the biggest challenges for a couple planning a wedding.  Navigating the dangerous waters of who is invited can be very tricky.  Some couples feel obligated to invite co-workers, and old friends.  Many parents will hand over their own list of invitees that they insist couples invite.  And some couples just can’t say no to their friends, ex-girlfriend’s, twice removed aunt who insists … [ read more ]

IMMANUEL & MADISON | DECEMBER 9th

Winter weddings have a special place in our hearts.  There is something so magical about weddings in the holiday season, and this wedding reminded us why we love them so much!  The mild weather, beautiful lighting, and calm atmosphere are all great reasons to get married in winter.

Madison & Immanuel wanted to go for a regal, elegant fairy tale wedding.  Immanuel dressed the part in a dapper black tux, … [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]

"I am a very particular person, I have a vision and I'll do everything I can to make it come true. My vision became a reality at my Elliston Vineyards wedding. They are very accommodating, and very responsive. I emailed at least once a week with questions and they were all answered in an extremely timely manor. The staff was very helpful, and really made my dream come to life. The mansion is absolutely beautiful and the food is too good to be true. We are extremely happy with the way our wedding turned out and couldn't have done it without the help of Elliston. I would recommend this venue to everyone and anyone I know." - Kaitlyn & Andrew - June 10, 2017