Whimsical, Countryside Wedding

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Real Weddings | Comments Off on Whimsical, Countryside Wedding

Whimsical, Countryside Wedding

This wed­ding has every­thing a bride could ever dream of! Per­fect weath­er, breath­tak­ing land­scapes, a ton of adorable details, 15 hap­py bridal par­ty mem­bers, and one cou­ple ready for the moment they become hus­band and wife. Rachel was a vision in her Casablan­ca gown and we couldn’t help but shed a hap­py tear at how joy­ful she looked walk­ing down the aisle to see Sean. From Figlewicz Pho­tog­ra­phy: “If you have nev­er heard of Casitas Estate, we high­ly rec­om­mend you move it up to the top of your...

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Succulent Wall Backdrop Anyone?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Succulent Wall Backdrop Anyone?

Succulent Wall Backdrop                          Anyone?

  This time of year we aggres­sive­ly take time to enhance the estate for next season’s wed­ding and lodg­ing sea­son. I always have a pret­ty long list of action items. Tony and I feel very lucky that most of these projects are now small­er tweaks! Our last huge project being the 90 pan­el solar install that no one sees (hid­den on the low­er half of the estate cap­tur­ing lots of sun­shine). We also built a nice fence near the front of the estate. And, added love­ly aggre­gate walk­ways around our guest...

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Colorful Casitas Estate wedding

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Blog, Real Weddings | Comments Off on Colorful Casitas Estate wedding

Colorful Casitas Estate wedding

This bold and col­or­ful Casitas Estate wed­ding is what my pho­tog­ra­ph­er heart longs for. Any time I have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work at a venue that holds the charm and char­ac­ter that the Casitas Estate does, with love­ly nooks at every turn, I’m a hap­py camper. Not to men­tion, a fab­u­lous­ly fun cou­ple who were ready to cel­e­brate, a group of warm and wel­com­ing fam­i­ly and friends, splash­es of bold col­or, and not to men­tion a crazy tal­ent­ed team of wed­ding ven­dors that helped make...

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Wedding Weekend Excursions: Stepladder Creamery, Cambria

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Wedding Weekend Excursions: Stepladder Creamery, Cambria

Wedding Weekend Excursions: Stepladder Creamery, Cambria

Now, at the start of the height of wed­ding sea­son, it’s real­ly an excit­ing time for us. We have the estate pop­ping out in col­or, have reworked land­scap­ing, and see the pos­i­tive impact of many of our win­ter projects. We also have many cou­ples vis­it­ing us to final­ize their ven­dor meet­ings here on the prop­er­ty get­ting ready for their rehearsal din­ners or wed­ding recep­tions. We are lucky to have very thought­ful and cre­ative cou­ples that also ask our advice about how to make their...

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Real Wedding: Wearing of the Green

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Real Wedding: Wearing of the Green

Real Wedding: Wearing of the Green

In hon­or of St. Patrick’s Day, I want­ed to share some of my favorite images from last October’s wed­ding of Jamie and Dan. Love­ly cou­ple, adorable new fam­i­ly com­ing togeth­er, and good friends there to share it with the mighty four­some. Enjoy the green! Won­der­ful ven­dors who part­nered to make this love­ly event were Gold­en Hour Events, Botan­i­ca Events, Cul­ti­vate Enter­tain­ment, Lulu’s Cakes, Jes­si­ca Gib­lin Pho­tog­ra­phy, Aut­en Boys BBQ & Cater­ing and The Par­lour Salon....

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Something Bridal Trunk Show This Weekend & Welcome to Hey Gorgeous! Formal Wear

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Something Bridal Trunk Show This Weekend & Welcome to Hey Gorgeous! Formal Wear

Something Bridal Trunk Show This Weekend & Welcome to Hey Gorgeous! Formal Wear

  San Luis Obis­po is full of great local ven­dors that are com­ing togeth­er and that’s just one rea­son why this com­mu­ni­ty is so spe­cial. Newest evi­dence of that are two new for­mal wear shops that have opened in the last month and joined our wed­ding ‘col­lab­o­ra­tive’. This week I real­ly want­ed to high­light their efforts and offer­ings. No longer do local cou­ples nec­es­sar­i­ly need to ven­ture down to San­ta Bar­bara, LA, or San Fran­cis­co for their wed­ding garb. Some­thing Bridal...

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5 Uniquely Fun Ideas for your Wedding Day

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on 5 Uniquely Fun Ideas for your Wedding Day

5 Uniquely Fun Ideas for your Wedding Day

Since you all liked my top 5 Rehearsal Din­ner Options, here’s anoth­er top 5 list to share! We feel so lucky to be host­ing wed­dings here on the cen­tral coast, not just because we live in San Luis Obis­po, but most­ly when I think of the peo­ple that live here that we eas­i­ly now call friends. We love the crowd we get to work with as a small bou­tique inn and of course, each wed­ding sea­son, as a venue. And, it’s kind of fun being the old­er fun peo­ple with so much enthu­si­as­tic young ener­gy amongst our ven­dor...

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Best first dance song for your wedding? Your own!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Best first dance song for your wedding? Your own!

Best first dance song for your wedding?  Your own!

I was lucky enough to first meet Jes­si­ca Lind­say at a cool bou­tique wed­ding fair we both par­tic­i­pat­ed in last year. I was sur­prised to learn that accord­ing to a recent study it is esti­mat­ed that 92% of cou­ples tying the knot do not have a spe­cial or mean­ing­ful song for their first dance. So it’s like­ly you’re part of that group, while we find so many great things about our future part­ner in crime, hav­ing a song in com­mon that is all about us being in love is like­ly a long shot. But...

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5 Great Rehearsal Dinner Ideas around San Luis Obispo

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

5 Great Rehearsal Dinner Ideas around San Luis Obispo

As a cen­tral coast wed­ding venue own­er, our engaged cou­ples often ask for ideas to show their guests anoth­er side of our cen­tral coast. Our hill­top estate shows off the local winer­ies, their vines, and San­ta Lucia Moun­tains with inland views. Their wed­ding recep­tions here typ­i­cal­ly car­ry a more ele­gant, classy feel, so I typ­i­cal­ly like to sug­gest some­thing dif­fer­ent and often casu­al in nature. I think this offers your guests a real­ly great feel for why our cen­tral coast region is so...

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Make Your Wedding Day PERSONAL!!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Make Your Wedding Day PERSONAL!!

No mat­ter what your bud­get and guest count, we find the most mem­o­rable wed­dings are the ones where the bride and groom have thought­ful­ly con­sid­ered one or two unique touch­es that offer insight about who they are (now) as a cou­ple. For their guests, it’s a great way for them to get to know your new sig­nif­i­cant oth­er! It doesn’t have to cost sig­nif­i­cant dol­lars to do some­thing that will be remem­bered. One of our first cou­ples tied in their enjoy­ment of wine and trav­el to per­son­al­ize each...

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