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Monday, May 12, 2014

The Gardens at Peacock Farms Wedding

Chrisann and Joey took the plunge on Saturday at the beautiful Gardens at Peacock Farms.

Their lineup of amazing wedding professionals:

VENUE: The Gardens at Peacock Farms, Arroyo Grande, California
HAIR: Anna from The Hair Lounge
MAKEUP: Rhonda Johnson of Bridal Makeup and Hair
FLORAL DESIGN: Flowers to you by Jessica
OFFICIANT: Mike Taylor
CATERING: Plemmons Catering
BAKERY: Judy Knapp
DJ: Mike of AMS Entertainment

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Engagement Session Props ... Baby!

This just, I am always on the lookout for new and unique props. Because, photos are amazing, however, having just the right touches to bring our your style and personality really touch hearts for years to come. I saw this over-sized Scrabble set at a store and just had to have one for my couples. Not only are the letter tiles so cool, they are large and the board has metal edges to hold tiles in place...perfect for tilting and really showing off your custom messages (or new married name) in your photos. is designed retro. The Best. Anyway, check it out. Can't wait to use. I will be showing it off at the Central Coast Bridal Show at the Madonna Inn this weekend. Stop by and check it out...oh, and we have some bridal faire deals. 2014 is starting to book and we still have availability for 2013!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Arroyo Grande Engagement Session Guest Book

Click and view this custom guest book..these books are included in all packages. Custom designed by Amy with  your wedding colors and style. Printed and bound with a metallic cover and thick layflat pages. These books are set up at your reception as a 'guest book station' including a 27" iMac scrolling through your engagement photos at the cocktail hour and then during dinner photos are selected and put on the iMac from your wedding day! This ensures your guests won't forget to sign your guest book. Plus they simply love getting to see your wedding day photos so soon.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Retro Engagement Session - Nipomo Wedding Photographer

Maddie and James: love your pics. Great ideas you two. We had fun running around the 5 acre outdoor studio. I grabbed items to customize this session according to their style. Your wedding is going to be so cool. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Edna Valley Vineyard Wedding Featured on Central Coast Wedding Professionals Blog

recently featured on the Central Coast Wedding Professionals BLOG:

A Magical Vintage Wedding at Edna Valley Vineyards in San Luis Obispo

by Tina Swithin
If you need to find me on a random Saturday afternoon, I am usually found enjoying the gorgeous views of Edna Valley Vineyards in San Luis Obispo.  You will be hard-pressed to find a more spectacular view than the one that awaits you in Edna Valley.  While this winery is a personal favorite of mine, there is something truly magical about this venue when a wedding is underway.
Michele and Eric recently experienced the magical ambiance of Edna Valley Vineyards on September 22, 2012 as they became husband and wife with their dog, "Brubeck" by their side.  Brubeck is the couples first child who was affectionately named after musician Dave Brubeck.  This was only appropriate because the couple first met at Dave's concert!  The day before the wedding, Brubeck escaped from his nearby boarding facility and climbed over a six-foot fence.   I am guessing that he was afraid of being left out of the wedding festivities but the wonderful Tina Hoppe of Edna Valley Vineyards gave the green-light for Brubeck to attend the wedding where he even posed for multiple photos!
There was one particular component of the wedding reception really touched me- besides Brubeck!  Michele and Eric decorated each place setting with cards adorned with photos and love stories of older family members such as their parents and grandparents.  Such a sweet and memorable idea that I have yet to see on Pinterest!
About the wedding:
  • Colors: Wine, grey and creme
  • Style: Vintage inspired
  • Unique Twist: They couple took dance lessons and surprised the guests during their first dance

The CCWP Dream Team:

"Through the Lens" with Amy Wellenkamp: At Edna Valley Vineyards, the views are breathtaking. The staff are among the best in the business and most accommodating for the couples, guests and the wedding vendors.  Plus, their newly remodeled banquet room is very elegant!
Enjoy the gallery of photos from this magical, vintage wedding at Edna Valley Vineyards!  -Tina
Tina Swithin is the Social Media Queen and Blog Manager for Central Coast Wedding Professionals and owner of the PR diva.  Follow the CCWP Blog, Facebook and Twitter  for the latest and greatest in Central Coast weddings. Tina is newly engaged and looks forward to keeping you “in the know” when it comes to anything old, new, borrowed or blue.