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Your Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) Wedding Guide

By Guest Contributor on Aug 3, 2020 11:57:15 AM

Let’s Talk About PCH Weddings!

 

The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) offers a wide array of wedding venues from the beautiful Bay Area all the way south to San Diego. There are so many cities and beach towns along the coast that offer a variety of styles, personalities, and natural landscapes. When planning a wedding along the historic PCH, you can choose from a wide array of events, venues, culture, and hotels. We can't forget to mention the sunsets because they're incredible when you're on a balcony or sitting beachside watching the sun gently settle on the edge of the ocean. The sunrise is just as undeniably beautiful in its own right.

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Easy Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Day

By Guest Contributor on Aug 1, 2020 2:30:00 PM

While weddings revolve around tradition and family, they’re also about celebrating your relationship with memories that will last a lifetime. Some of the most unforgettable wedding memories are fun surprises, planned or otherwise, that the guests and the wedding party will be talking about for years to come! From flash mobs to blow-up dinosaurs, there are so many fun, light-hearted ways that you can personalize your wedding day. 

We asked our Wedgewood Wedding team of experts for advice on how to add a splash of fun to your day of celebration. Here's what they had to say . . . 

Topics: Wedding Fun
8 min read

Real Wedding: Cindy & Devin at Stonetree Estate, CA

By Guest Contributor on Aug 1, 2020 2:16:42 PM

REAL WEDDING

 

Cindy and Devin were absolutely glowing for their romantic wine-country wedding at Stonetree Estate in beautiful Novato, California. Tucked away at this lakeside retreat, the venue's mature landscaping made the perfect backdrop for the duo's flower-adorned wedding ceremony. Cindy and Devin chose a regal purple as their accent color, which created an upscale fairytale aesthetic at this charming estate. With help from the Wedgewood Weddings team, Cindy and Devin created an enchanting wedding that their guests are sure to remember for years to come!

Topics: Real Wedding
8 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Live-Streaming Your Wedding

By Guest Contributor on Jul 30, 2020 4:50:18 PM

By Deidre Drewes

 

Whether you're planning an intimate wedding celebration, getting hitched in a tropical location, or have guests that can't make the trip due to a global pandemic, there are many reasons why you might opt to livestream your wedding for all your friends and family to see! Thanks to technology, live-streaming your wedding has never been easier. Whether you are interested in a virtual vow exchange among a few close friends or live-streaming your entire reception for your guests at home to enjoy, we’ve pulled together the ultimate guide to hosting a live-streamed wedding. 

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Real Wedding: Tianna & David at San Ramon Waters, CA

By Guest Contributor on Jul 30, 2020 10:51:41 AM

Real Wedding

 

Tianna and David embodied everything that is love on their wedding day. This kind-hearted couple was all smiles for their nuptials, and it was clear just how much they adore each other. Tianna and David's Bay Area wedding was beautifully decorated with regal purple accent lighting, glamorous sparkles, and romantic shades of pink. Tianna looked absolutely ravishing in her blush lace gown just like a princess straight out of a fairy tale! The team at San Ramon Waters by Wedgewood Weddings absolutely adored creating a memorable day for Tianna and David that was filled with love and joy.

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Topics: Real Wedding
8 min read

Less Is More: Simple Yet Special Ways to Propose

By Guest Contributor on Jul 29, 2020 3:06:55 PM

samantha with qalo

 

simple proposal ideas we love

Is it just us, or is there a lot of pressure on the proposal? With all the viral flash mobs, hot air balloon rides and that guy who edited the ending of Sleeping Beauty for his next-level proposal, it often feels like extravagant is the only way to go. In truth, though, the vast majority of people out there do not expect (or want) a lavish proposal. For most people, a heartfelt proclamation from one knee is more than enough. No bells, whistles or flash mobs needed.

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Featuring 'Painted Primrose' Florist in Boulder, CO

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 27, 2020 6:40:28 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

 

Topics: Spotlight
6 min read

Dessert Advice For A Sweet & Flavorful Wedding

By Guest Contributor on Jul 23, 2020 9:31:52 AM

Your wedding cake and wedding dessert tables are a big deal. To help you decide what to choose for your wedding day, we've asked our experts for their tips based on what they've seen at real weddings recently. Whether you're looking to match your wedding theme, have a sweet tooth, or feel nonplussed about candy, confections and sweets, we'll help you decide on an option that feels good.

Today, we're chatting to two of our experts Jordyn Voegele and Amanda Mizell who have conducted epic weddings, almost daily, for years.

Topics: Food & Drink
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Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jul 22, 2020 4:56:00 PM

In the midst of wedding planning, with the many decisions brides and grooms face regarding ceremony décor, table settings, dinner and dessert options and much, much more, it’s often easy to forget one small, but fun,  detail: wedding favors! These mementos act as a reminder of your wedding day for your guests and are an easy way to add a personal touch to the celebration.

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Kitchen Essentials: What to Love About Our Wedding Menu!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jul 22, 2020 4:19:08 PM

Paige Lorenzen, Regional Manager & Amanda Mizell, General Manager at The Orchard


Discover what our team love best about our delicious wedding dishes

Step inside our kitchen for an exclusive no-holds-barred look at what our teams think are the tastiest bites on our wedding menu!  In every kitchen's repertoire, there are always a few dishes that have the servers hoping Chef will make extra and, today, we're going to share what my team find most mouthwatering.

Topics: Food & Drink
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Meet Ronnie of 'Veronica Slavin Photography' in Ventura, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 22, 2020 3:51:00 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


We're pleased to introduce you to Veronica Slavin, AKA "Ronnie", owner of Veronica Slavin Photography in Ventura, CA. Ronnie offers wedding, corporate and portrait photography and is a proud partner of Wedgewood Weddings. We love Ronnie's timeless style and ability to find the joy in every moment. If you're looking for beautiful, classic photos of your wedding, engagement or other special moments, Ronnie is an absolute gem to work with! She photographed her first wedding in 1981 and hasn't stopped since! Join us as we chat with Ronnie about her experience creating beautiful memories to last a lifetime.

Topics: Spotlight
4 min read

Wedding Color Trends for 2022

By Guest Contributor on Jul 22, 2020 3:46:45 PM

By Deidre Drewes

 

From the powder blue suits that were a staple of the 80s to the rise of Millennial Pink, the wedding industry has seen a variety of color trends throughout the years. While pastel hues like blush and soft blue are timeless, we’re swooning over the latest color trends for 2022. From the resurgence of vintage metallics to the moody feel of deep grays and blues, see what color palettes are on-trend for the upcoming wedding season.

Topics: Real Trends
3 min read

5 Wedding Arbor Ideas We Love

By Guest Contributor on Jul 22, 2020 3:43:10 PM

By Deidre Drewes

 

The wedding arbor is often the pinnacle of your wedding ceremony. It is both the backdrop to your nuptials as well as a focal point for countless wedding party photos. Traditionally, wedding arbors are draped with tulle or adorned with elegant floral arrangements. However, many couples are getting creative with new and unique arbor embellishments. If you’re looking to elevate your wedding ceremony decor, take a look at these wedding arbor ideas we love!

Topics: Real Trends
3 min read

Wedding Day Advice... From Proven Experts!

By Guest Contributor on Jul 22, 2020 3:40:04 PM

Weddings are a special time for couples to make their dream days come true! What better way to get ideas for your magical day than from our Wedgewood Wedding experts who help put on thousands of dream weddings every year? We asked our team what they recommend couples do to help make their dream day all the more spectacular and they did not disappoint.

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Real Wedding: Savannah & Bryan at Sterling Hotel, CA

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jul 22, 2020 3:19:27 PM

REAL WEDDING

 

For Savannah and Bryan's Sacramento wedding, the couple was surrounded by an overwhelming amount of love from their family and friends. The couple's joyous nuptials were accented by fun details throughout, including Jenga that doubled as a guest book and a photo booth to capture goofy guest candids. Savannah looked stunning in an all lace gown, which was accented perfectly by our Sterling Hotel's chic vintage aesthetic. Savannah and Bryan even weathered a few drops of lucky rain on their wedding day, ensuring good fortune for the couple for many years to come. It was such a delight to see this loving duo say "I do!" at Sterling Hotel by Wedgewood Weddings

Topics: Real Wedding
7 min read

Featuring 'A Love's In Bloom' Florist in Benicia, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 22, 2020 2:49:56 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

 

We're excited to introduce you to Valarie, owner of A Love's In Bloom, an award-winning floral studio in Martinez, CA. A Love’s In Bloom creates stunning floral masterpieces for weddings and special events in the Bay Area. Whatever style suits your fancy, Valarie can do it all from classic and glamorous to modern, rustic and bohemian. As the premier floral partner of one of our most unique wedding venues, Jefferson Street Mansion, we've come to know A Love's In Bloom to be reliable, professional and true creative geniuses. Get ready for a fun Q&A all about wedding flowers and be inspired by the beautiful photos of Valarie's work.

Topics: Spotlight
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Q&A with Shawna of 'Flower Divas' in San Jose, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 20, 2020 7:17:00 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


When you choose a wedding venue with sweeping views of the beautiful Almaden Valley as the backdrop, it's a natural choice to adorn it from head to toe with beautiful flowers. That's where Flower Divas comes into play, our premier floral design partner for Boulder Ridge in San Jose, CA. Flower Divas, led by the lovely Shawna Futagaki, is an award-winning floral design studio for weddings and corporate events. Get ready for an exciting Q&A with Shawna where we explore the art of floral design and creating beautiful weddings.

Topics: Spotlight
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Real Wedding: Julie & Vince at Sequoia Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings, CA

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jul 20, 2020 4:16:40 PM

Real Wedding


When Julie and Vincent celebrated their spring nuptials, everyone at Sequoia Mansion, CA, was over the moon! This delightful couple showcases the essence of heartfelt love, and you could tell destiny had brought them together for a happily ever after. Let's look at the details that made their special day in Placerville stand out! All real wedding photos by Darci Terry Photography.

Topics: Real Wedding
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Floral Mastery Q&A With Blooming Bouquets, AZ

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 15, 2020 7:29:35 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

 

Joining us today is Janice of Blooming Bouquets in Glendale, AZ. Blooming Bouquets has been serving Glendale, Phoenix and surrounding areas since 1992. They are a family-owned, full-service wedding florist that is committed to offering only the finest, freshest and highest quality flowers for your wedding. Voted with the Knot's "Best Of Weddings" award six years in a row, you can trust the Blooming Bouquets team to make your wedding dreams a reality, with lifetime loving memories.

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Topics: Spotlight
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Wedding Photographer Q&A with Tara Nichole in Phoenix, AZ

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 29, 2020 2:19:55 PM

Vendor Spotlight



Today, we're excited to introduce Tara Chatterton, founder of 'Tara Nichole Photo' of Phoenix, Arizona. Tara is a talented wedding, portrait and event photographer and videographer, and a frequent partner of ours at several of our Arizonan wedding venues including Ocotillo Oasis and Lindsay Grove. We love the way Tara focuses on the love story that brings a wedding to life: Her work is heartfelt and professional in every way. 

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Hi Tara! Thanks for joining us today.
How did you get into this line of work? 

Of course! While I'm originally from California, I've lived in Phoenix for most of my life. An "almost native" I like to say. I have been married since 2006 to my high school sweetheart and we have two little girls together. We love downtown Phoenix, AZ and are happy to raise our family here. I actually have a Master’s in Professional Counseling, but decided to stay home and take care of our girls rather than going back to the office. I officially formed my photography business 3 years ago, although I've been passionate about photography and videography since 2012. I love that being a photographer allows me to raise my girls at home and also enjoy an incredibly fulfilling career.

That's wonderful! What do you love most about photography?

I love people and love being able to be a part of the most important and memorable days of their lives. I pride myself on building a lasting relationship with every client and running my business with integrity and love. My favorite aspect of every wedding is getting to know the couple and their friends and family too! My background in counseling is an unusual asset as a photographer, as I'm naturally talented at helping people relax and open up, and that means better photographs! By the end of most weddings, I have become friends with moms and dads, joked with uncles, and figured out who in the group has the biggest anniversary number!

Topics: Spotlight
9 min read

New Wedding Traditions You'll Love

By Guest Contributor on Jun 26, 2020 1:53:02 PM

By Deidre Drewes

 

The wonderful thing about wedding traditions is that they don’t have to be traditional couples can alter and update popular rituals to fit their unique personalities. New wedding traditions and customs are born every day, creating an endless combination of possibilities for celebrating your nuptials. We’ve pulled together a list of the latest wedding traditions and trends that we absolutely adore.

 

Topics: Real Trends
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DJ Spotlight: 'Austin Murray Entertainment' in Temecula, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 24, 2020 12:56:24 PM

Vendor Spotlight



Austin Murray Entertainment has been making waves in the Southern California wedding industry since 2015. With experience in both the wedding and entertainment industry, he brings knowledge, experience, personality, and a deep love for music to every wedding. He's well known for his professionalism and great taste in beats! You'll frequently find him spinning tunes and introducing happy couples at our Galway Downs wedding venue in Temecula, CA.

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Topics: Spotlight
4 min read

7 Swoon-Worthy Wedding Décor Trends

By Guest Contributor on Jun 23, 2020 4:57:13 PM

By Deidre Drewes

 

Wedding décor comes in all shapes and sizes - with each couple choosing unique design accents to showcase their own personality. While wedding décor trends may come and go, we’re swooning over the latest unique trends to adorn modern-day nuptials. If you’re looking for inspiration to up the ante on your wedding aesthetic, look no further than these cute and customizable wedding décor trends.

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Spotlight On 'Bella Studios Florist' in Colorado Springs

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 23, 2020 4:40:00 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


We're excited to chat today with Stephanie Murdock, owner of Bella Studios Florist in Colorado Springs, CO. Bella Studios creates floral masterpieces for all special occasions and is a proud partner of Wedgewood Weddings. Located at the foot of Pike's Peak near beautiful Garden of the Gods, Bella Studios is the premier floral design studio in Colorado Springs. Their award-winning floral arrangements have been artfully created by expert florists for some of the most discerning and notable clients in the Rocky Mountain region. Join us today to learn more about Stephanie and her 5-star floral business!

Topics: Spotlight
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Katie & Troy, Lindsay Grove, AZ

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 23, 2020 4:34:10 PM

Meet Katie and Troy, who tied the knot at our vintage-feel wedding venue, Lindsay Grove in Arizona, on June 6, 2020.

Troy & Katie's Engagement Photo
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Meet 'Cute Cakes Bakery' in Carlsbad, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 23, 2020 10:44:36 AM

Vendor Spotlight



In 2019, we added an exciting new location to our family of spectacular event & wedding venues: The Carlsbad Windmill. The Windmill is an iconic piece of Carlsbad history and marks our first coastal San Diego wedding venue. It's been such an exciting grand opening for several reasons, but partially because all of the wonderful new vendors we've had the pleasure to work with as we step deeper into San Diego county. In that journey, we teamed up with Cute Cakes Bakery in Carlsbad, CA and it's been an amazing experience so far.

With no further ado, we're excited to introduce Jill Reilly of Cute Cakes Bakery & Cafe, located in Escondido, CA. Cute Cakes has been in business since 2009 serving baked goods in their cafe, catering events, and last but not least baking wedding cakes!

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Topics: Spotlight
5 min read

On-Trend Suit Ideas For Your Groom & Groomsmen

By Guest Contributor on Jun 23, 2020 10:03:53 AM

By Deidre Drewes


GROOM & GROOMSMEN WEDDING ATTIRE TRENDS

While often more understated than that of bridal trends, grooms and groomsmen have always found a way to add a hint of flair to their wedding attire. From suit and tuxedo styles to accessories like cufflinks, the details help make for a dapper groom’s party. Take a look at some of the latest groomsmen trends that will add an extra level of sophistication to your wedding day.

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5 Wedding Favor Ideas for a Safe & Healthy Celebration

By Guest Contributor on Jun 22, 2020 5:42:00 PM

By Deidre Drewes, June 2020

 

As states reopen and social calendars begin to fill back up following COVID-19 stay-home orders, health and safety are still a top concern for many. Couples with upcoming wedding dates may be seeking out the best way to proceed with previously scheduled nuptials while still keeping family and friends safe. If you’re looking for a fun way to make health a priority at your wedding, check out these thoughtful safety-first wedding favors your guests will love!

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Music Chat with Jeff Jones of 'Direct Sounds DJ' in AZ

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 22, 2020 3:41:00 PM

Vendor Spotlight



Direct Sounds, a full-service wedding and event DJ company, has been keeping Arizona on the dance floor since 2005! Jeff Jones, founder of Direct Sounds, leads a team of more than 12 expertly trained wedding DJs in the Phoenix area. He personally performs 90 weddings per year, holds nightclub residencies around the valley and teaches the DJ program at Mesa CC. He's a trusted premier partner for many of our Arizona wedding venues such as Colby Falls, Stonebridge Manor, Lindsay Grove, and Ocotillo Oasis. We're honored to spend some time today learning more about Jeff and the Direct Sounds team!

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Topics: Spotlight
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Real Wedding Feature: The Retreat, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 19, 2020 1:07:06 PM

 A MAGICAL UNION OF TWO BRIDES AT THE RETREAT, CA

Kayla and Robin shared their vows in early 2020 on a picture-perfect day at The Retreat by Wedgewood Weddings in Corona, CA. When we saw the absolutely stunning photographs from Beautiful Day Photography, we instantly knew we needed to feature this wedding for the world to see. 

Topics: Real Wedding
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Q&A with Joey Dion of 'Main Event DJs', NH

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 18, 2020 9:49:00 AM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


Wedding DJs are known for their charm, charisma and high-energy and that's exactly what we love best about the team at Main Event Entertainment. With more than 20 DJs on staff, all trained under the one-and-only DJ Joey Dion, Main Event's success in the New England area speaks louder than words. We're proud to partner with Main Event at our beautiful, newly renovated wedding venue, Granite Rose in Hampstead, New Hampshire. As our premier partner for Emcee and DJ services, we have complete trust in the Main Event team to deliver the wedding dance party you've always dreamed of.

If you're looking for an Emcee and DJ for your wedding, look no further! Join us today while we chat with Joey Dion, founder of Main Event Entertainment, and learn what makes them the best in the North East! 

Topics: Spotlight
3 min read

Introducing the Latest Wedding Dress Trends

By Guest Contributor on Jun 17, 2020 11:48:53 AM

Deidre Drewes

 

When it comes to wedding dresses, classic white ball gowns are always in style. However, there are many wedding dress trends for 2021/2022 that breathe new life into the classic silhouettes we all know and love. From floral accents and earthy hues to minimalist and functional, check out our favorite bridal attire trends for the upcoming wedding seasons.

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Spotlight: 'Memories by Karen' Arizona Wedding Photography

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 16, 2020 2:03:19 PM

Vendor Spotlight


Meet Karen, an experienced wedding photographer who's been capturing magical memories in the greater Phoenix area since the late 90's. She's one of our preferred photography partners in Arizona and frequently photographs weddings at our beautiful Palm Valley venue. Couples rave about their experience with Karen — great customer service, affordable photography packages, versatile editing style, and all around beautiful photos. She also knows all of the best photo opportunities at Palm Valley! 

Topics: Spotlight
4 min read

Team Thoughts: How To Be Successful

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM

What does it take to join our wedding crew?

Our Arizona team in February 2020,
Led by Chelsea Taylor (Center), Regional Manager
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Spotlight: Dottie Mackenzie of 'Camino Flower Shop'

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 16, 2020 1:58:31 PM

Vendor Spotlight


Meet Dottie Mackenzie, a floral design expert who has set the standard in the wedding business since 1988. Owner of the Camino Flower Shop in Placerville, CA Dottie's a frequent partner of ours at Sequoia Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings. We trust her implicitly as she's shown her floral skills again and again at our beautiful vintage wedding venue near Sacramento. Speaking of her team, Camino Flower Shop is a family affair. When you hire them to help design your wedding, you're inviting the whole family to join you and make your wedding experience even better!  

Today we're sitting down with Dottie to chat about all things weddings! So grab a cup of tea, a comfy seat, and get ready to be amazed by her expertise — let's get started!


Topics: Spotlight
4 min read

6 No-Nonsense Wedding Planning Tips

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 16, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Deciding to get married feels like it comes with its own to-do list. Get insider secrets form wedding experts. We asked our team to share how you can make your wedding planning simple and stress-free! Get six must-know tips from our wedding professionals!

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Wedding Vow Trends to Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony

By Guest Contributor on Jun 16, 2020 9:30:23 AM

Deidre Drewes


While the concept of exchanging wedding vows can be traced back as far as Ancient Rome, the actual traditions surrounding the exchange of vows have adapted over the years. If you’re searching for an extra-special way to express your love on your wedding day, your vows are a great place to start! Create a unique and cherished wedding ceremony experience by saying ‘I do’ to some of our favorite new wedding vow trends.

Topics: Real Trends
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Q&A with Gruttadauria's 1914 Bakery in Temecula, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 15, 2020 6:15:00 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT
 

Gruttadauria's 1914 Bakery has been serving delicious, Italian desserts since 1914! This wonderful fourth generation family-owned Italian bakery opened its doors to a new storefront in Temecula, CA in 2018. The Gruttadauria’s take pride in their family’s tradition, using original family recipes and making all of their delicious baked goods and pastries from scratch, ensuring that you taste the highest quality ingredients in every bite.

We’re proud to call them a premier partner of our beautiful Menifee Lakes wedding venue where they consistently serve elegant, delectable treats to our guests. Grab a cup of tea and join us while we learn more about how the Gruttadauria family built a legacy of sweet treats on old Sicilian recipes.

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Topics: Spotlight
3 min read

New 'Change The Date' Card Designs

By Guest Contributor on Jun 15, 2020 9:59:51 AM

If you've had to postpone your 2020 wedding in light of COVID-19 and gathering restrictions in your area, you are not alone. In light of the large number of postponements, a new category of wedding stationary has become popular: Change The Date announcements. These cards offer a formal way to communicate your new wedding plans in a way that celebrates your new date. 

We're excited to announce that four new Change The Date designs that have been added to our InvitationsbyWedgewood collection. If you're looking for additional guidance on what to say and how to say it, we wrote a guide on postponement announcements just for you!

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Real Wedding: Romantic Tuscan Wedding at Menifee Lakes

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 12, 2020 11:37:14 AM

Today we bring you behind the scenes for an exclusive feature on the unforgettable wedding of Spencer and Jack. These two love birds chose Menifee Lakes by Wedgewood Weddings for their wedding venue a beautiful estate in Southern California featuring vaulted ceilings, sun-dappled lakes and the most stunning fountain courtyard. It's the perfect backdrop for a Tuscan-inspired wedding like this one!

Topics: Real Wedding
5 min read

Featuring Sun Dance Photography of Ventura County, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 10, 2020 10:01:00 AM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


Today we’d like to introduce you to Blendi Reynolds, owner of Sun Dance Photography in Ventura, CA. Sun Dance Photography offers wedding, engagement and portrait photography and is a proud partner of Wedgewood Weddings. We love their signature light and bright, candid photojournalistic style that effortlessly captures authentic moments and genuine emotions. If you're looking for beautiful, timeless photos of your wedding, engagement or other special moments, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Blendi and the Sun Dance team!

Topics: Spotlight
8 min read

Meet Lindsey Paisano, Stallion Mountain, NV

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 9, 2020 5:20:36 PM

Employee Spotlight

 

Lindsey Paisano is a skillful and inspiring wedding expert but has an unusual wedding-planning background. She comes from the casino industry and brings all of those learnings to managing our Stallion Mountain venue in Las Vegas. We adore Lindsey because she has a knack for putting the couple and their guest's needs first, while keeping her team motivated so that everything happens exactly on schedule. She spoke to us today about what she brings from the casino industry and how that helps her put together weddings with the utmost precision and attention to detail.

Topics: Spotlight
5 min read

Welcome to Your One-Stop Wedding Shop!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 9, 2020 4:59:19 PM

Let's talk about why choosing a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs is a great idea!

Most of us would give the idea of making our wedding dress or suit a hard pass. If you aren't a professional or aspiring dressmaker, hand stitching an outfit you'll be photographed in from every angle seems like a recipe for unnecessary stress. You would need to source the material, learn the techniques, and find time to put it all together... Suddenly what could have felt like a fun project to show off your creativity, now feels like an extra commitment you just don't need.

Ever since you said 'Yes!' and let the engagement blossom, you've probably been thinking about venues, color schemes, cakes, and so much more! It's fun to plan a special celebration, but it's vital to also make time to enjoy the beauty of being engaged. There is something so magical about spending this time with your fiancé anticipating the moment you both say 'I do.' 


Your One-Stop Wedding Shop

Happily, we offer you a one-stop wedding shop to help you with all your wedding needs. Our team will bring your vision to life while staying within your ideal budget. You'll be paired with wedding experts who will listen, introduce you to vendors, and ensure the big day is a romantic success. 

At Wedgewood Weddings, we have nearly 50 venues that range from rustic to luxe, a team of industry experts with more than 30 years of experience planning over 25,000 weddings. Not to mention, an endless network of reputable vendors that are dedicated and professional! When you book at one of our venues, you save yourself in the long run. 

Save yourself on what? - Time! On average, it takes a couple 528 hours to plan their wedding; this comes out to 22 days spent planning details that may ultimately overwhelm you. With Wedgewood Weddings, the average wedding takes less than 99 hours to prepare! Some couples have even designed their entire event in 12 hours. With the time you save on planning at Wedgewood Weddings, there are more opportunities to take advantage of the engaged life. 



Finding The Right Vendors

In addition to saving time, Wedgewood Weddings can help spare you the hassle of booking vendors! You might think that won't be that hard, but think of the complete list of vendors you might need, here are just a few:

  • Catering
  • Bar Services
  • Flowers & Decor
  • Furniture Rental
  • Photography and Video Services
  • Entertainment - Music, MC and Games
  • Photobooth
  • Invitations
  • Planning
  • Cakemaker
  • and so much more

At all of our venues, we'll work with you to pair you with handpicked vendors who can meet your needs with ease. We'll also give you exclusive discounts on essentials like tuxedos, limos, and more! In addition, our onsite, wedding coordination team will work at your pace to ensure that your dream vision becomes a reality with no muss, no fuss! 


Find The Fun in Wedding Planning

When you ask for help from the experts, we'll swoop in and give you all the assistance you need, all with the aim of making planning fun and straightforward. There are still plenty of opportunities for you to be creative and add your own touches, but you can focus on where you'll excel rather than becoming a pro event planner! There's no need for you to stress as our team will provide clear advice, space to make decisions, and then we'll build your unique celebration for you. When you book with our venues, you pay one, an all-inclusive fee that will cover all of these wedding details! 

Your wedding will be tailored to you and your needs. We wholeheartedly believe every couple is different and every wedding should be different too. No two celebrations will ever look exactly alike. Our team is adept at hearing what you know you need and translating. This means you do not need to learn a new vocabulary of event industry jargon to make your requests.

 

Embrace The Savings!

Finally, we will save you and your loved one financially. The average wedding across the nation in 2019 cost $33,139, compared to our' average cost of $13,000. This doesn't mean you get less, just that you're spending your wedding budget more wisely. When you plan your wedding on your own, the expenses individually add up...

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Bottom line, when you're ready to start planning your wedding, look no further. We offer customizable, all-inclusive, and affordable weddings that tell your love story loud and proud! Call (855) 252-3803 to book a tour today! 

 

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Fun & Frugal Wedding Advice

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 8, 2020 5:34:16 PM

Floyd Colon

Love is a beautiful thing that makes so many people happy. People find love at all ages and at all times of life. Surprisingly to some, many couples decide to make a deep commitment and marry while still students. Today we'll walk you through how to make your wedding spectacular and overflowing with love regardless of the size of your budget.  

8 min read

Meet Samantha Gauthier, Indian Hills, CA

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 8, 2020 1:14:52 PM

Employee Spotlight


Samantha Gauthier, General Manager at our gorgeous
Indian Hills venue in Riverside, chats about leading her team with her heart for service and hospitality. She loves planning the Big Day and seeing every client have fun. But it all started at a campground serving ice cream in Green Bay, WI .

7 min read

Real Wedding Feature: Jefferson Street Mansion, CA

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 8, 2020 11:15:55 AM

We love to share wedding experiences so you can see gorgeous weddings at our favorite venues. Today., we're looking at Jefferson St Mansion, in historic Benicia. Couples tell us they choose this wedding venue for the tranquil atmosphere, bay views, historic elegance and exquisite gardens.

“Zach and Karthik were such an amazing couple to work with. From the very beginning, at our first meeting you could tell how much love they have for one another and their joy radiates!" 
- Nicole, Jefferson St. Mansion Team

Topics: Real Wedding
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Meet Nicole Sullivan, Jefferson Street Mansion

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 8, 2020 10:03:54 AM

Employee Spotlight

 

Topics: Spotlight
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Love Story: From Friendship to Commitment

By Jody DeSimone on Jun 7, 2020 12:30:00 AM

We Love Your Love Stories!

Tell us how you found your true love and what made you decide to make a public commitment in the form of marriage. There is a love story for everyone, and each is unique through place, personality, and style! 

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Topics: real couples
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Meet Jackie White, HofmanN Ranch, TX

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 4, 2020 1:29:16 PM

Employee Spotlight

Jackie White was born to work in the wedding industry. No, really. Her mom Diana Boucher is a superstar in industry circles, having planned weddings in Texas for 30+ years and simply put, Jackie grew up in the business.

Jackie is General Manager at Hofmann Ranch, our gorgeous 370 acre wedding venue in San Antonio, TX, and has been at the venue since 2016. She loves working with couples on their weddings and helping to plan the most fun day of their lives. We sat down with Jackie to ask her a few questions about her job and any advice she’d like to share with nervous couples.

Topics: Spotlight
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Your Sacramento, California Wedding Guide

By Jody DeSimone on Jun 3, 2020 11:13:37 AM

California hosts over 250,000 weddings every year, and the  Sacramento area has no shortage of wedding celebrations. The scenery and multitude of activities entice people from all over the world to get married in this picturesque landscape.
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Meet Amy Hotaling of 'Linny's Floral' in Santa Clara Valley

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 2, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Vendor Spotlight

 

Joining us today from Watsonville, CA is Amy Hotaling, owner and founder of ‘Linny’s Floral’. Amy is a passionate florist, a caring mother, a loving daughter, and an entrepreneur at heart. Linny’s Floral creates exquisite floral designs for weddings, events, and special occasions. We love her signature use of bright colors and wispy greens! As a Bay Area native and expert on all things flowers, we just knew she’d be the perfect floral partner for our esteemed wedding venue, Eagle Ridge, just south of San Jose in Santa Clara Valley, CA.

Topics: Spotlight
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Event Recommencement Announcement

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 1, 2020 2:59:00 PM

June 1, 2020


Throughout these past few months, we’ve been touched by the outpouring of support from clients and their guests across America. Committing to marry is an emotional process and we’re grateful to every client that chooses Wedgewood Weddings for their special day.

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Should You Include Your Pooch in Your Wedding Party?

By Guest Contributor on May 29, 2020 3:11:04 PM

 

Topics: Wedding Fun
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Ask The Wedding Photographer! Love & Lens

By Kaylyn Campbell on May 28, 2020 12:52:50 PM

Vendor Spotlight


Wedding photography is an art in itself and you want to be sure you’re getting it right by choosing the best photographer who fully understands and respects your vision.

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Expert Advice: How To Live Stream Your Wedding Ceremony

By Kaylyn Campbell on May 27, 2020 3:18:59 PM

Live streaming lets you share the intimate and memorable moments of your wedding with friends and family who are unable to attend the event in person. Streaming key elements of your wedding is a wonderful way to include anyone who's unavailable to be there. You might have guests living abroad or across state lines, loved ones who are unwell, or guests unable to travel.

While not an integral part of your wedding, live streaming is becoming increasingly popular, so let's run through how to do it well so that your virtual guests aren't left wondering why they can only see the floor!

The costs of live streaming a wedding vary—choose a DIY option, nominate a dependable guest to coordinate, or hire a professional. Our teams at all Wedgewood Weddings venues can put you in touch with experts as we're happy to say all our hand-picked photographers and videographers offer the service. Alternatively, many companies specialize specifically in real-time virtual experiences.

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Gorgeous Venue Secrets You Need to See

By Cassie Allinger on May 26, 2020 4:38:44 PM

THE BEST (OR WORST) KEPT SECRETS OF OUR VENUES


When searching for a wedding venue, couples start with logical factors such as location, budget, and style. When it comes to choosing "the one" however, it's often more of an emotional decision. You may fall in love with a certain feature or unique element that will help bring your vision to life - a rustic ranch, glimmering pool, or relaxing ocean view. Or, it might be more intangible. Perhaps the people you meet, a feeling when you step into the reception hall, or a unique story about the venue that captures your heart.

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It’s Time For Love: Phased Reopening Begins, May 2020

By Kaylyn Campbell on May 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM

May 26, 2020

 

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How Staggered Arrival Times Can Help Manage Your Guest Count

By Guest Contributor on May 22, 2020 10:27:38 AM

Chelsea Taylor, Regional Manager

New creative ideas are making their way into the wedding industry as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. With many state and local jurisdictions continuing to limit large gatherings, and many couples still hoping to move forward with their event as planned, we're ready with a solution that can accommodate both.

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7 Reasons to Love a Weekday Wedding

By Guest Contributor on May 21, 2020 3:06:00 PM

By Deidre Drewes, May 2020

 

If you’ve postponed your wedding due to COVID-19, you may be facing a new conundrum: your dream wedding date is no longer available in 2021. With couples scrambling to reschedule their weddings, many weekends - especially during peak season - were already spoken for long before the coronavirus outbreak.  But rather than pushing your wedding back by months or even another year, there is a great alternative that has its own set of perks: a weekday wedding! See why more couples are choosing to host a weekday wedding.

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DJ Robin, 'Lime-Light Entertainment', Ventura, California

By Cassie Allinger on May 19, 2020 4:15:00 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

 

We first met Robin Sanford of Lime-Light Entertainment back in 2007, after spotting her talent in a local karaoke club in Ventura, CA. Lime-Light Entertainment has been a premier partner of Wedgewood Weddings ever since, offering DJ and Emcee services at our Ventura County wedding venues. It’s truly been an honor to work with Robin over the years and watch her business thrive. Her professionalism is unparalleled and she continues to push the limits on what it means to be a wedding Emcee and DJ in Southern California. Put on your favorite tunes and settle in for an exciting Q&A with Ventura’s favorite DJ!

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Topics: Spotlight
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7 Signature Cocktail Recipes We Love

By Guest Contributor on May 19, 2020 9:33:05 AM

By Deidre Drewes
May 2020

Signature cocktails are a unique touch that will elevate the guest experience for your wedding . If you are looking to highlight a signature cocktail for your cocktail hour or reception, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite recipes. And if you’re still in self-isolation, having an in-home mixology night is a fun way to plan for your big day. So grab a few mixers and liquors and get ready for a night full of boozy concoctions!

Topics: Food & Drink
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Wedding Planning: Summer 2020 Edition

By Guest Contributor on May 18, 2020 9:22:04 AM

Paige Lorenzen, May 2020


With COVID-19 causing businesses to operate differently, you may be concerned about how you can continue planning your big day. Luckily at Wedgewood Weddings, we have amazing local and national vendors through our venues & Bliss Benefits program that would love to help you keep planning and have given us advice to support all your wedding-related needs. In the midst of the pandemic, we want to tell you it’s ok to be happy and excited for your big day-it’s actually good for the soul to have something to look forward to!

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Expert Ideas To Make Choosing Your Wedding Date Easier

By Kaylyn Campbell on May 16, 2020 9:13:39 AM

 

Everything you need to know about choosing a Wedding date

"A lot of people ask 'how can we pick a date for our wedding?' I always say, let's keep it simple! Choose a season which has weather you enjoy, find out if flowers you like are blooming and affordable, and then my team can lock in a good wedding date for you. As your wedding approaches the date will take on significance - you don't need to start out locked to a single date."

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The Best Wedding Dates for 2021

By Guest Contributor on May 15, 2020 4:58:34 PM

May 2020
Does a spring, summer, fall or winter 2021 wedding date call to you?

 

Planning - or even rescheduling - a wedding date can be heaps of fun. To simplify the scheduling process, we’ve picked great dates for a 2021 wedding so you can decide what feels good for your needs. From Super Bowl to Mother's Day and National Drink Wine Day - there are tons of great reasons to pick fun dates. We've also looked at when the moon is full, the annual equinox dates and more.

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Creating Fun & Romantic Post-COVID-19 Weddings that Celebrate Love

By Kaylyn Campbell on May 15, 2020 7:57:53 AM

May 2020

At Wedgewood Weddings, we’re happiest hosting spectacular special events from coast to coast. As part of our national recovery from the COVID-19 tragedy, we must rebuild our spirits. The joy promised by a highly anticipated wedding is beneficial to the couple and their guests alike. Based on all we have heard in the news, while closely monitoring the individual needs of the states and counties where our venues are located, our team has created a detailed blueprint so that everyone can celebrate happily and safely.

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7 Fun Ways to Make Your Wedding Extra Special

By Guest Contributor on May 12, 2020 3:19:42 PM

Olivia Sewell, Wedding Expert at Sierra LA Verne, CA


Every couple wants their wedding day to be extra specialas you should! We need every ounce of joy that we can wrangle. Lately, couples are going above and beyond to add unique and fun elements to their weddings, to make it the   B E S T   D A Y   E V E R! Here are a couple of ways to make that happen for your special day.

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How We Are Adapting Events To Abide By Gathering Guidance

By Guest Contributor on May 8, 2020 3:18:54 PM

Chelsea Taylor, Regional Manager, Arizona Area
May 2020

 

Our Plan B, C & D Strategy

If you’ve ever been involved in the preparation of a wedding, you know things don’t always go 100% to plan. Maybe an unexpected rainfall or snowstorm forced the ceremony to be changed from outdoor to indoor at the last minute. Or the groom showed up an hour late because he forgot his dinner jacket at home. Perhaps the marriage license was left at the hotel, and the maid of honor had to dutifully fetch it during cocktail hour. At Wedgewood Weddings, we’ve seen all these scenarios play out.

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7 Reasons To Love A Winter Wedding

By Cassie Allinger on May 8, 2020 12:09:16 PM

May 2020

Wedded in a Winter Wonderland

Winter: Your secret weapon to a stunning, dramatic, and downright magical wedding. From snow-capped mountains to easier planning, you’ll warm right up to these unique winter wedding advantages. If you're a sucker for Hallmark holiday movies and sipping hot toddies in front of a roaring fire, then you'll fall in love with the perks of having a wintertime wedding. It won’t be long before you’ll find yourself saying ‘I do’ to snow-kissed nuptials. Are you ready to get planning? Let’s go!

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How to Double Up On Celebrations With a Sequel Wedding

By Guest Contributor on May 8, 2020 11:08:00 AM

CHELSEA TAYLOR, REGIONAL MANAGER
May 2020


First introduced by our friends at The Knot in 2019, Sequel Weddings have recently gained more traction as a creative way to keep wedding plans intact due to COVID-19 related interruptions. A new perspective on your big day could lead to two unforgettable celebrations. If you were planning a mid-2020 celebration, this out-of-the-box idea means that your wedding day becomes a matter of how rather than if!

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Wine for Your Wedding - Everything You Need To Know

By Guest Contributor on May 4, 2020 2:42:56 PM

Katie Margolis, General Manager, Mountain View Ranch


Pairing the right wine with the right food at your wedding reception can feel like a high-pressure decision. Let's break it down so that you feel confident about your wine selection. Today, I'm going to run through typical features of common varietals and my favorite menu options.

I was about 10 years old when I had my first sip of wine. I was sitting at the dining room table with my parents and a family friend, Bruce. Bruce is one of those people who is larger than life. He’s a big, bald, and irreverent man who loves nothing more than a hearty laugh and a glass of really good wine. Fast forward to when I was 19, Bruce and his wife took me to Paris for a graduation present and what did we do? We ate good food and we drank good wine. After that, I was hooked: I started traveling and collecting fabulous wines.

Topics: Food & Drink
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Social Gathering Postponements: Official News

By Cassie Allinger on May 2, 2020 10:04:48 AM

April 2020

Choosing to postpone a wedding is never easy. The pandemic is putting many couples in just that situation. This impacts our clients, but also wedding's industry-wide. As a company, we pride ourselves on acting with speed and putting our customers first. Let us share how our approach during the coronavirus tragedy. 

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Silver Linings in the Midst of Crisis

By Guest Contributor on May 1, 2020 12:12:00 PM

May 2020

 

With the COVID-19 outbreak also came a sense of sadness. Events were canceled, trips rescheduled, weddings postponed, time with friends permanently delayed. Even something as simple as a work happy hour seems like a thing of the past. For many, it has felt like life has been placed on pause. But in all the chaos, something beautiful has emerged. Communities have banded together, neighbors have stepped up to lend a helping hand, and, despite social distancing, people have found a way to become closer than ever before. In the midst of crisis there are many silver linings.

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Love Always Finds a Way: Couples Who Said ‘I Do’ During Lockdown

By Guest Contributor on May 1, 2020 10:50:46 AM

By Deidre Drewes, April 2020

 

At Wedgewood Weddings, we’ve built a team - or rather, a family - filled with unconditional romantics. From hand-written vows to swoon-worthy engagement stories, our hearts glow every time we see true love. When the COVID-19 outbreak forced many couples to reschedule their weddings, our hearts began to break for them. Your wedding day is one of the biggest moments of your life - and to have your plans upended without any control is, in a word, devastating. 

But with the bad came the beautiful: the news started to fill with stories of love, perseverance, and hope. Couples around the world were still saying ‘I do’ - but in unprecedented, spectacular new ways. In a time of so much uncertainty, there is one thing we are certain of: love always finds a way. 

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Wedding Bar & Beverage Terminology Explained

By Kaylyn Campbell on May 1, 2020 12:15:00 AM

For many people, the bar at their wedding reception is critical. Today, we explain bar terminology and etiquette, while also providing ballpark facts so you can make informed decisions. Many couples allocate at least 20% of their total wedding budget to make sure guests and the wedding party have plenty of their favorite drinks throughout their event. 

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Our Postponement Guarantee - How Our Team Will Help You Find The Right Date For 'I Do!'

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 30, 2020 12:26:59 PM

April 2020

 

At Wedgewood Weddings, we’re continually updating our policies and procedures as a result of COVID-19’s devastating impact. Our number one priority is still the same – deliver the wedding you want while maintaining unparalleled customer service.

If your venue is closed due to local jurisdictions or ordinances resulting from the coronavirus crisis, we will notify you immediately and work with you to find a new date to celebrate your big day. We understand that this is a challenging decision to make and we are committed to helping every step of the way. By choosing Wedgewood Weddings, you are already backed by a team of experts. We’re available seven days a week and have 34 years of experience in the business.

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Real Couple Advice - What Couples Wish They Could Change About Their Wedding!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 29, 2020 4:36:54 PM

Learn From Everyone Else!
We asked a selection of couples about what they wish they’d known before their wedding day. The good news is – regrets are mostly small and relate to minor moments that don’t disrupt the whole day.
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Winter Wedding Photo Inspiration

By Cassie Allinger on Apr 29, 2020 3:28:46 PM

April 2020

Looking for winter wedding inspiration? It’s no secret that summertime is the most popular season for weddings across the United States, but winter weddings are just as spectacular. With many of our couples postponing their special day until later in the year, we thought it would be the perfect time to pull together our favorite winter wedding inspiration. We’re absolutely swooning over these winter wedding photos; they're pure magic.

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Real Wedding Feature: Fallbrook Estate

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 29, 2020 12:52:23 PM

"Kelly and Matt were such a pleasure to work with. Kelly had a clear vision for what she wanted her big day to look and feel like, and it was easy to follow her lead. On the day of the wedding, they were both relaxed and confident and the joy and love they share was so apparent. We loved this couples creativity, kindness and fun disposition!"

- Audrey, Sydney, and Alyssa, Fallbrook Estate by Wedgewood Weddings

 

Topics: Real Wedding
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At-Home Wedding Proposal Ideas We Love

By Guest Contributor on Apr 28, 2020 1:42:12 PM

By Deidre Drewes & Taylor Deck, April 2020

 

Self-isolation with your significant other isn’t exactly the most romantic situation. Chances are you’ve been home for weeks, and sporting the same cozy pair of sweatpants for days on end. In this ‘new normal,’ date night dinners out and tropical vacations aren’t realistic - at least not for a while. But after surviving a pandemic and lockdown with your partner, you may have realized that he or she is truly the one. So if you’re looking to pop the question in the age of social distancing, we’ve pulled together some swoon-worthy coronavirus engagement stories to give you a bit of inspiration.

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Incorporating Fall Colors into Your Wedding

By Guest Contributor on Apr 28, 2020 1:19:44 PM

By Deidre Drewes, April 2020

 

Fall is the perfect season for planning a wedding - from the cool air to the perfectly timed sunsets, autumn is a bride’s (and wedding planner’s) dream. While fall weather may be ideal for an evening filled with romance, there’s one benefit that absolutely stands out: the colors! If you are planning autumn nuptials, learn how to incorporate seasonal hues into every aspect of your big day.

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Plan Your At-Home Wedding Cake Tasting

By Guest Contributor on Apr 28, 2020 11:16:49 AM

By Deidre Drewes, April 2020

 

Social distancing guidelines may have put a damper on some of the in-person aspects of wedding planning, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on one of the most fun parts of being engaged. For many couples, cake tasting is one of the highlights of wedding planning - and why wouldn’t it be? Spending an afternoon sampling sweet treats with your future spouse is both pleasing to the palate and an enjoyable way to bond with your partner. If you haven’t selected your cake type yet, learn how to plan an at-home wedding cake tasting that will make social isolation a bit sweeter.

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Replacement Wedding Date Options

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 27, 2020 10:54:58 AM

April 2020



Has your wedding date fallen to the COVID-19 social gathering restrictions? At Wedgewood Weddings, we're working with everyone who had planned a spring and early summer 2020 wedding to find a replacement date. While this is the best option to ensure you can protect your community and keep your wedding plans - we know it's incredibly hard to select a new date.

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Why Rescheduling Your Wedding for this Fall or Winter Makes Sense

By Guest Contributor on Apr 24, 2020 10:49:17 AM

April 2020

 

For many of us, COVID-19 has put a damper on our big plans this spring and, perhaps, summer: from concerts and birthdays to vacations and conferences. While your favorite band will probably tour again, and you’ll be able to re-book that flight, a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event that many couples are now forced to reschedule. You may have been dreaming of a summer wedding, but let's take a look at why fall and winter make great seasons for saying ‘I do!’

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THE STATUS OF 2020 WEDDINGS

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 21, 2020 10:14:00 AM

April 2020

 

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Life Changing Moments - Why Listening To Vows Made Me ReThink Love

By Guest Contributor on Apr 21, 2020 9:39:07 AM

Lane Rosen, expert Wedding Planner, Granite Rose

 

Why I Broke up With My Girlfriend After Becoming a Wedding Coordinator

 

I get chills every time I listen to a couple say their wedding vows. You’d think it would get old, right? At least three times a week, every week, over and over again, I listen to vows. But no. They’re always different, they’re always beautiful, sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re serious, sometimes they’re awkward, sometimes they’re made up on the spot, and sometimes they’re practiced and rehearsed. No matter what, I always get chills.

Topics: Relationships
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What to Love About a Virtual Venue Tour

By Guest Contributor on Apr 21, 2020 8:55:07 AM

DEIDRE DREWES, APRIL 2020

 

For many couples, COVID-19-related shutdowns have thrown a wrench in the wedding planning process. If you are newly engaged and eager to start securing the details of your big day, now is the perfect time to schedule a virtual venue tour! At Wedgewood Weddings, our wedding experts can walk you through the details of every one of our venues from the safety of your own home. Book your virtual tour today and say ‘I do!’ to your wedding venue!

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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Plan Your Wedding

By Guest Contributor on Apr 21, 2020 8:38:10 AM

Deidre Drewes, April 2020

 

Why Make Wedding Plans Now?

With social distancing in full swing, many brides and grooms may feel like wedding planning seems impossible. While bachelorette parties and wedding ceremonies may be postponed, planning for your wedding is not. In fact, now is the perfect time to work on the creative details of your special day and check some items off your list. See how wedding planning during lockdown can be both productive and therapeutic.

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10 Ideas to Show Your Love

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 20, 2020 3:38:40 PM

TAYLOR DECK, APRIL 2020

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Sustainable & Eco-Conscious Wedding Planning Guide

By Cassie Allinger on Apr 20, 2020 10:42:00 AM

Cassie Allinger

 

Your wedding will be the most wonderful day of your life. but it’s also an opportunity to apply  sustainable and eco-friendly activity practices just as you do in everyday life. There are many opportunities to avoid travel, food & decor waste so that you do not rack up a hefty carbon footprint. 

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What to Expect on a Virtual Venue Tour

By Guest Contributor on Apr 17, 2020 5:02:21 PM

Taylor Deck, APril 2020

Are you recently engaged? Congrats! Let's sort you out with a virtual wedding venue tour so you can kick off your wedding adventure!

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5 Essential Tips To Improve How You Feel!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 9, 2020 4:30:35 PM

By Angela Sirios

 

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COVID-19: We’re Booked For 2020, What Should We Do?

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 8, 2020 2:16:07 PM

Date Posted: April 6, 2020


Are you planning to hold your wedding in 2020? Here’s a summary of what you need to know about postponing your event.

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Wedding Postponed? Essential Announcement Guide

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 5, 2020 2:26:16 PM

Due to the coronavirus crisis, large social gatherings have been postponed worldwide. Today we're explaining how to Inform your Friends & Family. 

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Spring 2020 Wedding Date? What Covid-19 Means For You

By Kaylyn Campbell on Apr 3, 2020 1:38:00 PM


Date Posted: April 3, 2020

The pandemic has hit America hard, but we're all working together to prioritize health. Due to the social gathering restrictions, this means anyone who planned for their wedding to take place this spring needs to reschedule their wedding date. Postponing public gatherings like weddings is an industry-wide phenomenon and completely unprecedented. 

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Fall in Love With Autumn Weddings

By Guest Contributor on Apr 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM

By Deidre Drewes

 

At Wedgewood Weddings, fall is one of our favorite seasons to plan the perfect wedding for our couples. From the vibrant colors of leaves changing to unique seasonal decor, there are so many things to love about autumn nuptials. If you’re considering the cooler months for your big day, see the many reasons why you’ll fall in love with your autumn wedding.

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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Propose

By Guest Contributor on Apr 1, 2020 2:03:00 PM

Deidre Drewes, April 2020

 

Planning a proposal can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Whether you were planning an extravagant trip abroad to pop the question or an intimate dinner at your favorite restaurant, social distancing may have put a damper on your original proposal plans. But COVID-19 doesn’t mean you have to wait to propose - in fact, now is the perfect time to pop the question!

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Leveling Up in Life and Love - 10 Best Video Games for Couples

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 30, 2020 1:25:07 PM

STAY AT HOME DATE IDEAS

Are you, or your partner, a gamer? Do you love to sit back and watch Twitch? Or, are you horrified by the idea of picking up a controller? 

Topics: Relationships
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Reasons To Smile: New Moon

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 27, 2020 4:39:54 PM

Is it possible to regain your sense of calm during the coronavirus crisis?

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The Best Time for Wedding Planning is NOW

By Guest Contributor on Mar 27, 2020 8:51:00 AM

TAYLOR DECK, Mountain View Ranch, CO

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6 Ways to Make Your Relationship Better While Staying At Home

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 23, 2020 12:45:00 PM

March 2020

Today, we've listed six concepts that will help make your relationship stronger, whether you're 'sheltering at home' or out and about as usual. The key, as always, is being considerate and caring. You're in a relationship with your best friend for a reason - let's all get the through the coronavirus crisis with healthier and happier relationships.
 

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At-Home Date Night Fun - 20 Ideas to Inspire

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 22, 2020 12:25:59 PM

March 2020

A 'Netflix and chill' kind of night is great, but doing that every night can get real old, real fast. With all this extra stay-at-home time, why not switch it up? Take advantage of your quarantine and strengthen your relationship. Check out these unique ideas to thrive together on a night at home.

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Reasons to Smile: 5th Anniversary

By Guest Contributor on Mar 22, 2020 11:39:00 AM

Is it possible to celebrate during the coronavirus crisis?

We respect the terrible tragedy the COVID-19 pandemic has created and our hearts go out to all the families and individuals who are suffering. But we also need to gather online and find reasons to smile. We've asked people to share their experiences finding joy in the lock down. 

Today, Stewart shares his adventure celebrating his fifth wedding anniversary.

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Topics: Relationships
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7 Advantages of Cool, Winter Weddings

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 21, 2020 5:23:00 PM

April 2020

This spring has been incredibly hard. The coronavirus crisis feels like a gut punch and, while we all want to protect our communities and stay healthy, it’s been especially hard for anyone who had to postpone their Spring 2020 wedding. Many of you have chosen to postpone your special day to Winter 2020 or 2021, and while it wasn't your first choice, we know it'll be just as beautiful.

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COVID-19: Event Rescheduling. Your Essential Guide

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 18, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Date Posted: March 18, 2020

Due to the coronavirus crisis, social gatherings have been postponed. If you’ve booked with Wedgewood Weddings, we’re here to help make choosing a replacement event date as easy as possible.

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How Wedgewood Weddings is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Guest Contributor on Mar 17, 2020 1:40:00 PM

By Bill Zaruka, CEO

Date Posted: March 26 2020

 

This is a difficult time across the globe. None of us has ever encountered anything like this in our lifetimes. While we are all experiencing considerable uncertainty and volatility, it is heartening to see so much support and solidarity across the hospitality and event industries.

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How to Stay in Love While Hanging at Home - 50 Questions!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 17, 2020 12:00:00 PM

After dating for a while and getting engaged, you probably feel like you know everything about your partner. But most days, we only ask each other how we're doing or how our days went. With all this time to hang out at home, go beyond the surface and get to know your partner on a deeper level!

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100 Questions to Strengthen Your Relationship

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

When we're in a long-term relationship, we often think we know everything about our 'better half' but there's always more to learn! Run through this list of 100 questions to get to know your partner even better. 

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Real Wedding: The Orchard, CA

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

It's hard not to love a wedding at The Orchard by Wedgewood Weddings: the tall willow trees, lily pond, and lush greenery make every wedding look marvelous. But Tara and Brian's wedding takes the cake! We're amazed at how dreamy and magical their 'vintage boho' nuptials look. 

Topics: Real Wedding
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10 Hair Extension Tips to Create a Gorgeous Style

By Guest Contributor on Mar 4, 2020 3:34:00 PM

Cathy at Amazing Beauty Hair

 

Creating a new hairstyle is fun and lets you demonstrate your personality. While you can create a unique style for your wedding in plenty of ways, one great option is using hair extensions.

They're a great way to enhance your look, whether you're wanting added volume or added length. But the important thing is making sure they look seamless with your natural hair. Refer to these hacks to make your extensions look as natural as possible.

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7 Tips for Planning a Multicultural Wedding

By Guest Contributor on Mar 4, 2020 1:10:21 PM

*Written by Marica with Jewelry Jealousy

Planning a wedding is hard work - and blending different customs, traditions, or religious aspects can be a unique challenge. But, joining your different halves into one whole is a beautiful thing! So, don't let it get you down. Refer to these vital tips on how to plan a multicultural wedding that's meaningful, wows your guests, and keeps both sides of the family happy.

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Choose Wedgewood Weddings for the Biggest Day of Your Life!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 4, 2020 11:42:00 AM

Are you newly engaged? Congratulations! You’ve made one of the biggest decisions of your life and we are so excited for you! However, if you’re like many couples, after the champagne and celebration has worn off, you’re left feeling a tad overwhelmed and dazed by all of the choices you now have to make. You might be wishing that you had your own personal wedding expert to hold your hand along the way. And guess what? You can have just that when you choose a Wedgewood Weddings venue!

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Must-Read Bay Area Wedding Venue Guide

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 2, 2020 11:41:00 AM


Let's Explore Our Bay Area Venues

Our venues stretch from coast to coast, but we have many locations in the Bay Area if you want to stay close to home.

Many couples choose to get married close to home to make it easier for their friends and family to enjoy the celebration with them. If you’re from the Bay Area, you know that there is no shortage of wedding options, and no matter what you choose, most locations in San Francisco are going to have stunning outdoor views with a unique mix of beach and urban vibes.

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Expert Tips To Make Your Wedding Unique

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 1, 2020 3:30:00 PM

How to Make Your Wedding Your Own

Have you noticed that when you get engaged and start planning a wedding, everyone has an opinion? Your well-meaning cousin shares the way she did her reception, your mom wants the ceremony done the same way hers was done, and your fiancé's grandma wants to make your wedding cake. Sure, you're appreciative, and not all their ideas are bad ones, you just want to make your own decisions. Guess what? You should! At the end of the day, your wedding is yours, and it should reflect you and your future spouse in every way possible. 

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Do You Need a Wedding Planner?

By Kaylyn Campbell on Mar 1, 2020 3:19:00 PM

Our team loves everything about weddings, and we truly could not be more excited for you and your spouse-to-be.

If you've started the planning process and skimmed a few Pinterest boards or bridal magazine checklists, you might feel like this whole wedding planning thing is no big deal. You're an organized, creative person; you can totally pull this off. And while that might be true, you, your fiancé, and your guests are all going to have a much better time if you also get some professional help. We believe you have enough going on, and when the day of your wedding comes, you will definitely appreciate the opportunity to relax and enjoy while someone else looks after the details.

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A Local’s Guide to Weddings in Ventura County

By Jody DeSimone on Feb 29, 2020 4:25:00 PM

 

Let’s Talk About Ventura County Weddings

Ventura is one of 58 distinct counties in California and one of my favorites! South of Santa Barbara and North of Los Angeles, it brings the best of both worlds. Many couples choose Ventura County for their nuptials, so today we're sharing a local's insider knowledge about the area.

The rural landscape is breathtaking and creates an incredible backdrop for a wedding. Throughout most of the year, you can see snow in the mountains while you stand on the white sand beach. With 42-miles of pristine coastline, the option to incorporate the Pacific Ocean into your celebrations is an absolute must.  

A beachside ceremony is always an option, but so is a pre-wedding plunge to set yourself up for the day, or perhaps a surf lesson to celebrate your engagement? If you have children in your wedding party, we recommend exploring the tide pools and then checking out the sand dunes where your little ones can unleash some energy. 

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Real Wedding: Winter Wonderland at Tapestry House

By Kaylyn Campbell on Feb 29, 2020 2:18:09 PM

Winter weddings can be utterly gorgeous! Chilly weather makes for a cozy atmosphere, and the snow always looks fantastic in photos. Betsy and Turner's wedding beautifully embodies all that there is to love about winter in Colorado at Tapestry House by Wedgewood Weddings.

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Real Wedding Feature: Aliso Viejo, CA

By Kaylyn Campbell on Feb 29, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Taylor and Brett's beautiful spring wedding at Aliso Viejo by Wedgewood Weddings has us swooning. They had moody tones of navy and silver that really complimented the cool spring evening, rustic accents in their décor to match the stonework at our fireside ceremony site, and earthy wood details throughout the reception.

Topics: Real Wedding
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Real Wedding: Boulder Creek, CO

By Kaylyn Campbell on Feb 23, 2020 11:30:00 AM


Summer weddings in the Rocky Mountains can be truly magical with love in the air, brilliant blue skies, and hundreds of occasions to smile. Today, we're shining the spotlight on Annie and Jake, who were married last August at Boulder Creek.

Topics: Real Wedding
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Why Southern California is Your Perfect Wedding Destination

By Kaylyn Campbell on Feb 22, 2020 4:19:24 PM

Before you can start any official wedding planning, one of the first decisions you have to consider is where you want to get married! While most couples stay local to where they live, many choose to set off to a destination that's far from home. But, destination weddings don't have to be limited to exotic spots overseas. Consider a destination right here in the U.S!

Southern California is a great place to consider: from warm weather, beaches, snow-capped mountains, multiple big cities, and an abundance of entertainment options, SoCal has it all! And, with over a dozen Wedgewood Weddings venues to choose from, there's a venue to match anyone's style. Our all-inclusive wedding packages make it incredibly easy to plan a wedding long-distance. You even get the help of the on-site team perfect every detail! Scroll to discover your ideal Southern California venue!

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The Biggest Decisions to Kick Start Your Wedding Planning

By Guest Contributor on Feb 22, 2020 3:43:00 PM

Estella with Find U Rings

 

You've finally popped the question with a beautiful engagement ring and your partner has said ‘yes’. Congrats! But what happens next?

There are lots of decisions to make that will lead you to your perfect wedding. But knowing where to start is the tricky part. We've got you. Refer to our guide on the biggest factors that you and your significant other should start out with.

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Newly Engaged? Make These 5 Money Moves as a Couple

By Guest Contributor on Feb 21, 2020 11:44:00 AM

by Emily M.

After you’ve just gotten engaged, you're inevitably going to have a lot of planning to do. And while it may be tempting to jump headfirst into scheduling an engagement shoot or sending out “save the dates,” remember that financial planning should be at the forefront of your conversations as a newly-engaged couple. Financial issues are a top cause for stress in marriages so it’s important to set some time aside to establish a strong foundation in the beginning as you strive to build financial security as a couple.

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What to Look For When Shopping for an Event Venue

By Kaylyn Campbell on Feb 21, 2020 11:43:00 AM

Having a celebration is a beautiful thing! And there's no shortage of event venues in the world. So, comparing dozens of event spaces and deciding where to book can quickly get overwhelming and confusing. But, not all reception venues were created equal.

At Wedgewood Weddings, we're experts in the wedding and event industry with over 30 years' experience and nearly 50 venues nationwide, making us the nation's largest event venue operators. Refer to our insider guide on what to look for in an event center, making your decision-making process easy.

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Your Complete Team of Wedding Professionals

By Kaylyn Campbell on Feb 19, 2020 12:00:00 PM

By Jody DeSimone

At Wedgewood Weddings, we live and breathe weddings. Our planners and coordinators have an average of at least 110 weddings under their belt and are masters of making sure things go correctly and smoothly. Put simply, you’re in good, no — amazing — hands with your Wedgewood Weddings team. You get a full squad of wedding pros at your side to make sure everything's flawless leading up to, and on, your event day.

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How to Choose Your Wedding Date

By Kaylyn Campbell on Feb 14, 2020 9:45:00 AM

After announcing their engagement, the first thing a couple gets asked is, “when’s the big day?!” If you’re newly engaged, you probably agree that this seems like a little much at first! While it's important to give family and friends plenty of notice so they can make travel plans, we actually recommend that your date is not your first decision. Instead, focus first on what's most important - the wedding! Then, choose a date based on style and season.

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A Quick and Easy Guide to Colorado Weddings

By Jody DeSimone on Feb 13, 2020 5:17:00 PM

 

What Makes Colorado Perfect For Romantic Weddings

Colorado offers an extremely high quality of life. The combination of appealing weather, scenic views, and the state's famous attitude to wellness attracts all types of people. It’s a very active state, not your typical bustle but rather high levels of outdoorsy back-to-nature activity. In most states, winter is a season to hibernate or slow down. Not in Colorado; everything comes to life when snow starts to fall and the snow-covered mountains are breathtakingly gorgeous. The list of activities you can do in Colorado is a long and fun one.

This state offers everything that dream weddings are made from. Four distinct and pretty seasons, snow-capped rocky peaks, hot springs and mountain lakes. Colorado has a vast array of gorgeous scenery to compliment your wedding wishes.

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11 Reasons to Choose Wedgewood Weddings for Your Big Day

By Jody DeSimone on Feb 12, 2020 10:00:00 AM

By Jody DeSimone

We know there's definitely no shortage of wedding venues in the world. So, we get that you have a lot of options to consider! Out of all the options, why choose a Wedgewood Weddings location? It's a no-brainer. 

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9 Questions to Ask While Touring a Wedding Venue

By Jody DeSimone on Feb 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM

By Jody DeSimone

 

It’s been said that planning your wedding is exciting, magical ... and a lot of work. But thankfully, we cut out a lot of the work for you and focus on a fun and simple planning process! When it's time to visit the venues that you and your significant other have narrowed down, there are a few things to keep in mind. Use our list of nine questions to ask when touring a wedding venue. Of course, additional questions will pop up during the visit, but the list below is a great place to start to make sure you get all the essentials answered.
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How to Add Your Own Flair to Your Wedding Space

By Kaylyn Campbell on Feb 7, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Your wedding is an extremely personal event in your life, so it only makes sense to personalize your wedding day to showcase your love story. But, it can sometimes be a challenge figuring out how. Use these tips to guarantee that you and your significant other’s special day will directly reflect your personalities and interests!

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Wedding Bands

By Guest Contributor on Feb 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM

*By Emma Lee with Diamond Wish

You choose your wedding venue for a day. But, a pair of wedding rings you choose for life! You'll be wearing these day in, day out, so it only makes sense to do your due diligence on finding the perfect rings. Refer to our expert guide on what you should consider when choosing your wedding bands.

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10 Best Wedding Planning Apps to Make Life a Breeze

By Guest Contributor on Feb 4, 2020 3:24:00 PM

Kristina with Wedding Forward

 

The best wedding planning apps should have three major features; easy navigation, sleek organization, and extreme helpfulness. With your wedding drawing close and preparation in top gear, you'll want your wedding app to have all three!

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5 Ways to Stay In Love

By Guest Contributor on Feb 3, 2020 10:00:00 AM

By Susan Craig with Rockher

Often, we get so consumed with planning the wedding that we forget about planning for the marriage. While your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, it's important to remember that keeping a successful marriage together requires more than just a good wedding.

It requires showing affection for your significant other. How do you do that if you’re too consumed with routine? Refer to these five great ways to show your spouse you love them.

Topics: Relationships
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Love and Marriage, When You Know You Know.

By Jody DeSimone on Feb 1, 2020 4:36:00 PM

Jody DeSimone

Before every wedding, there's a love story. Here at Wedgewood Weddings, we spend so much time planning and executing spectacular, life-changing events that it's easy to get caught up in the commotion. At the end of the day, love is at the heart of why we do we we do, and reading love stories is one of our favorite past times. We hope this real love story from one of our own inspires you.

Topics: Relationships
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Exploring The History: Jefferson Street Mansion

By Kaylyn Campbell on Feb 1, 2020 10:33:00 AM

1063 Jefferson Street Benicia, CA 94510

Built in 1861 and designated as the Captain’s Quarters, this fully restored three-story Arsenal building, surrounded by an acre of formal gardens and garden pavilions, is the premier wedding venue for Bay Area couples wanting to add elegance and history to their celebration.

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6 Tips to Make Your Wedding Venue Tour Useful

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jan 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM

By Jody DeSimone

Becoming newly engaged is one of the most exciting chapters in a person’s life! However, there are dozens of tasks to complete and details to arrange before experiencing the magical moment of saying “I do.” One of the most important decisions is choosing where it all will take place (a.k.a. the venue). There are a few questions that should always be asked before you start scheduling tours at wedding venues.

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How to Choose the Right Wedding Jewelry

By Guest Contributor on Jan 24, 2020 4:36:00 PM

*Written by Eliza Medley with Diamond Studs

Choosing your wedding jewelry? Let us help!

Selecting men’s attire for a wedding is pretty straightforward, but piecing together a bride’s look can be a bit more challenging. It’s not as simple as matching the belt with the boots and you’re ready to go. Finding the perfect dress takes creativity and hours of fitting.

On top of that, there's jewelry to find that'll match the dress. But, we've got you: with this short style guide, you can do it in no time!

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An Exciting & Gorgeous New Look for Granite Rose, NH

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jan 22, 2020 3:16:07 PM

December 2020

It's official: an upgraded look is coming to Granite Rose by Wedgewood Weddings! This week, our New Hampshire venue announced its plan for a 2020 facelift, and we're so here for it.

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New Venue: Rio Hondo, Downey, CA

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jan 21, 2020 4:11:41 PM

January 2020

Exciting things are happening at Wedgewood Weddings! We've officially launched another gorgeous wedding venue (our third one since December 2019!). We're introducing Rio Hondo by Wedgewood Weddings: a beautiful event center located midway between Los Angeles and Orange County, close to Long Beach and Santa Monica.

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Wedding Day Checklist for a Stress-Free Celebration

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jan 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Written by Ben Hartwig with InfoTracer

don't forget These Details Before Your Big Day

Getting married soon? Congratulations! With so much on your mind, we wanted to give you a checklist to help make sure your wedding is seamless. This list of nine wedding day must-haves will ensure your big event is stress-free for everyone. Even better, you can delegate most of these items to your wedding party.

When we asked recent couples what would have made their wedding better, it was usually little details that stuck out to them, having uncomfortable shoes, forgetting to hydrate, or missing out on their own cake were common threads.  Think about these nine wedding day tips at least a week before your big day and you should be able to avoid the everyday mishaps that frequently occur at weddings.

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Exclusive: Wedding Trends According to Expert Planners!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jan 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Written by Rebecca Schmidt from Her Aspiration


Wedding planning is a lot of work, so many couples look to wedding planners for inspiration and ideas. But specific trends come and go, and with every new year comes new wedding trends! So, we’ve gathered insights from some of the top wedding planners in the industry: take a look at what their predictions are for the new year and consider incorporating them into your wedding planning!

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Stonebridge Manor

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jan 6, 2020 1:21:53 PM

Introducing Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings: our newest venue in Arizona! We’re so excited about this extraordinary mansion and the immaculate beauty it brings to the table.

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The Essential Guide: What Happens After You Sign

By Guest Contributor on Jan 1, 2020 3:06:00 PM

Chelsea Taylor, Regional Manager & Paige Lorenzen, Regional Manager

 

Let’s face it weddings are a major budget expense but the joy of bringing your loved ones close at a spectacular event is an investment in love, family and friendship. Wedgewood Weddings is the industry leader in providing tremendous value, service and convenience and we want you to know what is involved in creating a custom romantic event. Let's run through some of the ways your wedding budget is applied in preparation for your big day.

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Celebrate With Savings at Our Newest Venues!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Dec 24, 2019 2:39:32 PM

We're thrilled to now be hosting Wedgewood Weddings style events at our newest venues: Colby Falls, Evergreen Springs, and Union Brick! To celebrate, we're offering two amazing promotions to happy couples in the Sacramento and Phoenix areas: 'Wedgewood Weddings Cash' and 'Big-Wedding Savings.'

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A Local's Guide To Weddings in Arizona

By Jody DeSimone on Dec 16, 2019 4:36:10 PM

 

Let's Talk About Arizona Weddings

I'm an Arizona native and love weddings, so I figured that putting two of my passions together would help other Arizonans better understand their Phoenix-area wedding options and necessities.

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Grab Your Boots and Say 'I Do' - in Texas!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Dec 10, 2019 10:41:03 AM

December 2019

 

Exciting New Venue & New State!

We’re so thrilled to announce our newest venue Hofmann Ranch by Wedgewood Weddings in Castroville, Texas! This venue expands us into our seventh state, so we're excited to start hosting incredible country weddings in this new area.

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The Ultimate Guide to Men's Fall & Winter Wedding Attire

By Kaylyn Campbell on Dec 8, 2019 2:33:09 PM

Written by Mariam Simmons with Fashion Diary

A wedding is no ordinary occasion. For most people, it’s the most important day of their lives! That means, everything needs special attention: from the tiniest details (like the napkin fold) to the biggest decisions (like the wedding day attire).

With so much at stake you need to give your wedding attire serious thought. You'll want to look incredible in photos that last a lifetime and feel comfortable (and confident) in your attire throughout the event. Brides usually spend a ton of time researching wedding dress styles, filtering through thousands of options, and trying on wedding dresses in store. However, grooms and their groomsmen typically have far fewer options when it comes to wedding outfits.

This season, we've teamed up with Alpine Swiss to hear their thoughts about great wedding outfits for men that stand the test of time. 

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2020 Wedding Showcase Dates

By Kaylyn Campbell on Dec 6, 2019 3:45:05 PM

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our March and April Showcase Dates due to COVID-19. We will update everyone as soon as we have rescheduled. 

 

Curious About Your Wedding Venue?

Join us for a firsthand look at your stunning venue in its full wedding-ready glory! At your venue’s wedding showcase, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with our awesome team of wedding coordinators, meet with vendors, enter contests to win great prizes, sip complimentary champagne, and indulge in a selection of our delicious appetizers. You'll even get tons of advice, tips, and inspiration for your big day!

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Everything You'll Need the Morning of Your Wedding

By Kaylyn Campbell on Dec 5, 2019 6:22:49 PM

Written by Nora Banks with thredUP

We all know that gut-sinking feeling when we realize we’ve forgotten something… But, the more prepared you are for your big day, the more you can enjoy it! We’ve got your covered: we’ve listed out all the essentials to pack for the morning of your wedding, ensuring that you’re ready to go!

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Giving Back To Ventura County First Responders

By Press Release on Nov 18, 2019 9:04:29 AM

Wedgewood Weddings is rooted in Ventura County, calling it home since 1986. The company always strives to support its local community by giving back. That's why it's proud to announce it will offer $750 in "Wedgewood Weddings Cash" for local first responders and their families. The extra cash can be used to enhance their wedding or event, creating a fun experience for all.

Topics: Company News
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How to Start a Fitness Routine for Your Wedding

By Kaylyn Campbell on Nov 1, 2019 11:41:57 AM

Every couple wants to feel happy and confident on their wedding day. But not everyone knows where to begin. Whatever your fitness goals, a healthy workout routine and a proper diet is essential. If you're looking to incorporate exercise into your wedding planning, consider these 6 helpful tips!

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PG&E Power Shutdown in California

By Press Release on Oct 9, 2019 3:53:35 PM

October 9, 2019

Several of our wedding venues in the Bay Area are closed or are likely to close because of the unplanned PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) this October. The potentially long-term outage is a fire prevention measure in response to extremely dry weather followed by anticipated high winds across Central and Northern California.

Our thoughts are with all the communities currently without power. We know the outage is challenging and problematic for everyone in the area, but it's heartening to see local groups supporting each other. Obviously, like everyone else, we hope that the PSPS is effective and that this year's fire season is mild.  

Topics: Company News
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5 Mistakes Men Make with Their Wedding Look

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 29, 2019 10:17:51 AM

When it comes to the wedding day, grooms will want to look their very best, after all, this is the biggest day of your lives! Plus, the pictures will last longer than a lifetime, so it’s important to be photo-ready. As a man, planning your wedding style and accessories might not come naturally, so we're here to help.

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The Iconic Carlsbad Windmill - Wedgewood Weddings' Newest Venue

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 19, 2019 8:24:07 AM

DATE: June 25 2019

Exciting New SoCal Wedding Venue!

We’re taking over the gorgeous vintage windmill structure in Carlsbad, CA and making it The Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings. The eye-catching building has been an iconic landmark in this beach city for decades, so we’re thrilled to make it our own!

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2019 Wedding Showcase Dates

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 2:01:48 AM

Curious About Your Wedding Venue?

Join us for a firsthand look at your stunning venue in its full wedding-ready glory! At your venue’s wedding fair, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with our awesome team of wedding coordinators, meet with vendors, enter contests to win great prizes, sip complimentary champagne, and indulge in a selection of our delicious appetizers. You'll even get tons of advice, tips, and inspiration for your big day!

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Insider Reveal: What's Happening in San Ramon

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 2:01:07 AM

New Look Wedding Ceremony Site Designed to Wow!

Following our well-received renovation at Sequoia Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings, we’re continuing our hard work matching Wedgewood Weddings style to couples' evolving needs.

Topics: Company News
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7 Ways to Make Your Destination Wedding a Breeze

By Sample HubSpot User on Aug 7, 2019 2:00:47 AM

Written by Sophie Garrod with Dalston Mill Fabrics
Everyone needs advice, and today's insights come from Dalston Mill Fabrics who know all about destination weddings. At Wedgewood Weddings, we strive to have local and far venues for every type couple. Read on to find out more about making your destination wedding a success.
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Wedding Music 101: Choosing Your Band or DJ

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:56:00 AM

Make Your Reception Sing with the Perfect Wedding Tunes

A wedding DJ/MC does a great deal more than play the music at your wedding. He or she is responsible for several important aspects of your ceremony and reception. They cue your ceremony music, announce your grand entrance (woohoo!), manage your timeline, and provide the sound equipment for your ceremony and rehearsal.

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Common Wedding Planning Questions

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:55:10 AM

Wedding planning is incredibly exciting...but also a little confusing. This is likely your first time planning an event this big! So, how are you supposed to know all the logistics? We got you - our wedding experts are here to make sense of all the chaos, tradition and friendly suggestions. We've laid it all out for you, so you can be a true wedding pro.

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What You Need to Know: WEDDING PHOTOS & PHOTOGRAPHERS

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:54:48 AM

How to Set Up Your Wedding Photographer for Success

Your wedding photos are the one thing you get to keep, reflect on, and share from your wedding day (and videography if you have it). So it only makes sense to make sure you’ll be extremely happy with how your wedding photos turn out. The sun might hide behind a cloud, your flower girl might get stage fright, but if the photography is lacking, you’ll remember it forever. Follow our insider guide on wedding photography to be sure you get it just right!

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Essential Wedding Planning Timeline

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:54:26 AM

What has to happen and when to make sure your wedding celebration is on track!  Wedding planning can be a fun process, but there’s no denying that there’s a lot to do! With our ultimate wedding planning timeline, you won’t forget a step.

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Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Food

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:54:06 AM

Find out wedding food secrets: how to make sure your guests are well fed - and you get something delicious to eat too!

Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, gluten-free or vegan, we have delicious wedding food options for you and your guests.

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Wedding Seating Plans - Simplified

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:53:36 AM

Table Sizes, Digital Apps, and Seating in a Snap!

 

You have your venue, you’re finalizing your menu selection, and now it’s time to arrange your guests and tables for your perfect wedding reception. You’ve probably heard stories about the great wall of Post-Its with lists of names, stacks of scratch paper with endless notes, and guest list “A” versus guest list “B”.

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The Ultimate Wedding Shot List: A Photography Guide

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:53:14 AM

From Getting Ready to Heading Home – All the Photos You Need to Capture Your Wedding

You've put an incredible amount of work into planning your wedding. So, you obviously want to capture it in the best way possible. And while you trust your photographer, it's always smart to map out the pictures you especially want of your wedding. Creating a shot list and sharing it with your photographer is a win-win: it enables you to be certain that you'll get the specific pictures you've envisioned, and it makes your photographer's job a little easier, having instructions to work with. Not to mention, it gives them peace of mind knowing you'll be a happy client as long as the shot list is followed.

How to use a wedding photo shot list?

Select half a dozen photos that you must have and share them with your photographer in advance of your wedding day. That way they can make a note to be creative and capture the organic and fun scenes as they develop, while also making time for the images that you especially want.

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What to Expect When You Book with Wedgewood WeddingS

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:52:55 AM

Ready to Book Your Wedding Venue? Here’s what to Expect from Wedgewood Weddings

 

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How to Tour a Wedding Venue

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:52:32 AM

Everything You Need To Know to Make Your Venue Tour Useful

Finding a venue is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning! Assuming you’ve already browsed online and narrowed down your venue options to a select few, it’s time to walk through them in person and see which one gives you all the feels. From beach-front ceremonies, to historic mansions, to rustic spaces with modern touches, we’ve got you covered. But before you write a check with a couple zeros on the end, you need to feel confident you’re making an informed decision when officially booking your venue.  

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How to Stay Organized as You Plan Your Wedding

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:52:08 AM

Your insider's guide to making wedding planning feel easy!

By now, it’s probably no surprise to you that there are A LOT of details to coordinate during your wedding planning. Considering you have a full-time life and other things to manage from day-to-day, it can get overwhelming to not only plan, but stay organized through the thick of it! We’ll let you in on a little secret: the more organized you are, the less stressed you’ll be.

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Essential Pricing Guide & Wedding Budget Help

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:51:35 AM

Let’s be real. Budgeting is a far less fun topic than cake tasting. But it needs to happen; and it needs to happen before you start placing deposits. Because whether you’re “richer or poorer” everyone needs a little wedding budget help.

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Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Flowers

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:51:15 AM

Your Ultimate Wedding Flower Guide

As wedding trends rise and fall, one thing’s for certain: flowers will always, always remain in style. And while they're one of the more exciting aspects to plan, chances are you’re not a botanist, so selecting flowers can actually be a challenge. Our insider guide to wedding flowers will help!

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Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Invitations & RSVPs

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:50:51 AM

Your Insider Guide to Wedding Invitations

For a small piece of paper, there are surprisingly a lot of details to iron out when designing, creating, and sending out your invitations. The good news is, while there's a 'traditional' way, there's no right or wrong way to do it. Follow our advice below to stay organized! 

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I'm Engaged, What's Next?

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:50:29 AM

The First 10 Steps to Take You from ‘Yes’ to ‘I Do’!

When you get engaged, you’re suddenly inundated with detailed questions from well-meaning friends. Here are ten steps to help you prioritize and learn how to have the event of your life.

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Restoring Love and Happiness in Ventura County

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:50:08 AM

We Open Our Hearts and Lighten the Financial Burden with Exclusive Savings for Southern California Residents. 

Our deepest sympathies are with our L.A. and Ventura County neighbors and friends. We know the grief and financial crisis created by the shooting, fires, and mudslides. As residents and business owners in Ventura for over 30 years, we grieve with you. This is our home. This is where Wedgewood Weddings started. This is our community.

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What Is A 'Minimum'?

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:49:43 AM

Roxanne Menzies, Wedding Team Champion


If you haven’t heard the term “minimums” yet in your wedding planning, we’re here to help you get ahead of the game! If you have, we hope to help you make sense of what you’ve been seeing as you venue shop. Here we’ll explain what a minimum is, why wedding venues have them and how ours may be different from many others you encounter in your search.

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Why Choose Wedgewood Weddings for Your Holiday Party?

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:48:58 AM

Topics: Holidays
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6 Beautiful Wedding Traditions with EVIL Roots

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:48:15 AM

How Evil Spirits are Involved in Your Wedding Day

Why does a bride have to hold flowers? Why does she wear a veil? Who was the first couple to tie cans to the back of their getaway car?

Topics: Wedding Fun
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Vote for a Chance to Win $500!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:47:55 AM

Write a review on The Knot before October 31, 2018 and you could win a $500 Visa gift card!

As the leading digital wedding brand and app, The Knot is something you’re probably very familiar with! What you may not be familiar with, however, is their very prestigious ‘Best of Weddings’ award that they present to honor wedding professionals with the best and most reviews. This award is presented annually to all the best local wedding vendors, as reviewed by couples like you!

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Life vs. Your Wedding: How We Found Balance to Enjoy the Moment

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:47:34 AM

Topics: Relationships
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How Wedding Insurance Could Save You from a Major Headache

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:47:14 AM

Guest article from: Wedding Protector Plan

Every year it seems that extreme weather events become even more unpredictable. Last year we saw wedding venues damaged or without power for months on end after hurricanes hit various parts of the country and popular destination wedding locations. Wedding dresses and other precious nuptial items that had to be left behind during flash flooding were lost or damaged beyond repair. Wildfires led to mass evacuations all over the West Coast, causing weddings to be postponed until it was safe to return. Nor’easters caused transportation shutdowns that caused wedding couples trouble with vendors that could not get to their venue on their meticulously planned day.

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What are the Best Suit and Dress Shirt Combinations?

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:46:54 AM

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COUPLES RESORTS JAMAICA: Your Awesome Honeymoon

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:46:33 AM

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Zola's Most Popular Registry Gifts in Every State

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:46:12 AM

Creating your wedding registry is an exciting task! But with so many options to choose from you may need some guidance on where to start.

Luckily our friends, and wedding experts, at Zola are here to guide you. Zola’s registry team dove deep to find the most popular gifts across the country. From California and Washington to New York and Maine they discovered the most desirable gifts in every area.

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Check Out Our Latest Bliss Benefits Partners

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:45:48 AM

If you’re already one of our awesome couples, then you know we help make your life easier as you plan your wedding. Our all-inclusive packages are crazy convenient, and our Bliss Benefits™ program is an insanely sweet cherry on top.

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Real Wedding Feature - Wedgewood Weddings North Shore

By Sample HubSpot User on Aug 7, 2019 1:45:25 AM

Ben and Jessica's wedding in Illinois is one we wish we all could've attended (err, been invited to)! The sweet, little touches of family and prayer throughout their day really shows the love and character of this awesome couple. Everything from the invitations, to the greenery, to Jessica's romantic wedding dress, to their donut wall has us OBSESSING over this fine wedding! We're so happy and honored to have hosted your nuptials! Congratulations you two!

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Football Legend Jerry Rice Crashes a Boulder Ridge Wedding

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:45:04 AM

Football's known for epic plays, endless finger foods, and passionate fans cheering for their favorite team. To one northern California bride, her super bowl was a wedding win when a surprise guest appearance intercepted her wedding reception.

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Real Wedding Feature: Sterling Hotel, CA

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:44:39 AM

Kellen and Pilar's classic, vintage wedding is one we can't forget. The love these two share for each other absolutely radiates out of these photos! We can feel it in the way they look at each other and the emotion that's expressed throughout their day. Pilar's wedding dress and the 1950's classic car tied in perfectly with the "vintage boutique" vibe that Sterling Hotel embodies. All the tiny vintage elements came together to create a timeless and romantic affair that was every bit as lovely as the couple. Congratulations Kellen and Pillar!

Topics: Real Wedding
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Accomplish These 12 Wedding Tasks in an Hour Or Less

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:43:25 AM

Whether your engagement is a few months or a few years, you’re likely to hit a point in your wedding planning where you feel like there’s just not enough time to get everything done. Time is limited when putting together the hundreds of wedding details that must come together to create the perfect day, but there are a few things you can count on to accomplish in no time. We’re talking one hour or less! Hustle through these quick tasks to get a good head start on your wedding planning!

Topics: Wedding 101
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Not-Cliché Love Songs for Your First Dance

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:43:04 AM

The first dance between a bride and groom exudes romance. However, the process of selecting the perfect song for it is anything but… It seems almost impossible to find a good song that both you and your fiancé love and is maybe even meaningful to you – all while trying to avoid the overdone and overplayed.

Every result from a Google search is either way too cheesy, outdated, overplayed on the radio, or all of the above. We get that you want your first dance to be special and unique – not super cliché. Check out our suggestions for cute, lesser-known love songs that should actually make your guests’ hearts flutter…not their eyes roll.

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Introducing Our Newest Venue in San Jose

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:42:45 AM

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How to Plan a Wedding in 4 Months

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:42:01 AM

You’ve found the love of your life and you’re obviously SO stoked about getting married to them. So why put it off for a year? Let’s do this thing and commence the wedded bliss!

Like the sound of that? We’re offering a Why-Wait Booking Special for couples who want to celebrate their love by getting married asap! That means you can have your wedding cake AND eat it too with our special discounts!

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Bachelorette Party Activities for the Bride Who Doesn't Like to Party Hard

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:41:22 AM

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Wedding Day Superstitions

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:40:25 AM

There’s already a lot of pressure for your wedding day – to have perfect weather, to not mess up your makeup from crying, to not drop the rings, etc. But who knew that there were actual superstitions behind these possible occurrences that could actually affect the success of your marriage? Not helping, right? If you’re superstitious, be on the lookout for these signs of good and bad luck!

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Introducing the Newly-Renovated Wedgewood Weddings University Club

By Sample HubSpot User on Aug 7, 2019 1:39:38 AM

 

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Wedding Decisions You shouldn't Worry About

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:38:34 AM

We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you that there are a million decisions to make and details to arrange for your wedding day…because you’re probably well aware of that by now! But, believe or not, there are actually several details about your wedding that you definitely DON’T have to have a say on! That is, if you don’t want to…

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Your Wedding Day

By Kaylyn Campbell on Aug 7, 2019 1:37:32 AM

From dreaming about it since childhood, to getting engaged, to arranging all the perfect wedding details, it all comes down to this one day. Your wedding day! You only get this once, so you want to be sure it goes just as you’ve imaged – or better! We’ve got you. That’s why we’ve created a helpful list of things NOT to do in order to make sure it all goes down smoothly.
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Insider Menu Favorites

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jul 3, 2019 3:31:00 PM

One of the things our couples and guests love about Wedgewood Weddings is the convenience that comes with having the option to choose from our wide range of menus.

Topics: Food & Drink
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Minister Q&A For Your Wedding Day!

By Sample HubSpot User on Jun 25, 2019 5:30:03 PM

Meet Minister Marie of Let’s Get Married SoCal! Minister Marie has been a Wedgewood preferred vendor for 2 wonderful years now and provides officiant services to our Southern California couples! We had the pleasure of catching up with her to find out how she creates a ceremonial experience couples will cherish forever! Should you have any questions about officiant services, please leave a comment below!

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Wedgewood Wedding Day Countdown

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 25, 2019 5:28:01 PM

Your exclusive Wedgewood Weddings Day Countdown is finally here! See where you are in the planning process, and get ready for your perfect day! How many more days until your wedding?

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The Dream Team Sports Wedding Theme!

By Sample HubSpot User on Jun 25, 2019 5:26:20 PM

Hey sports fans! If you’re thinking about ways to incorporate your favorite sports teams and activities into your wedding day, look no further than this collection of Wedgewood real weddings inspired by our very own couples!

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Why Not Have Your Wedding In Utopia?

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 25, 2019 5:25:36 PM

With everlasting views of the gorgeous vineyards and beautiful architecture at Wedgewood Weddings at David Girard Vineyards, you’re sure you’ve arrived in paradise. Your escape to utopia has arrived.

 

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Treat Your Fiance This Valentine’s Day!

By Kaylyn Campbell on Jun 25, 2019 5:24:21 PM

Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie! Here are few gift and date ideas to get you started!

Topics: Relationships
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Tasteful & Trendy Wedding Reception Table Settings

By Sample HubSpot User on Jun 25, 2019 5:24:02 PM

You may be prepping for your wedding planning meeting and probably pinning your favorites to your  Wedgewood Wedding Reception Pinterest board! Here are some of our real wedding receptions that are sure to inspire our couples searching for beautiful decor ideas! From gorgeous centerpieces, to elegant color palettes and lovely linens, we’ve got you covered in this week’s feature, Tasteful & Trendy Wedding Reception Table Settings!

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Ask The Expert! 5 Wedding Venue Savings Strategies

By Sample HubSpot User on Jun 25, 2019 5:23:44 PM

Featuring 5 Budget-Saving Strategies from Here Comes The Guide’s Wedding Expert – Jolene Rae Harrington

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