May I Choreograph This Dance?

Chances are, your wedding reception will involve plenty of dancing—and we’re not talking about the ‘moves’ you got away with at prom. Whether fine-tuning existing skills, or helping a bride and groom develop their groove completely from scratch, the help of a professional is a […]

By the Numbers: Sample Wedding Budget

Regardless of how much money you have to spend, professionals offer an average wedding budget breakdown so brides know where to allocate funds. 50%  A whopping half of your budget will go toward the wedding reception. 2% How much of your overall budget should be […]

Trend Report

In recent years, muted color palettes and outdoor spaces have reigned supreme for San Joaquin County brides as au natural has been perhaps the biggest trend to follow, but trends are constantly evolving, and 2017-2018 nuptials welcome changes that affect every aspect of the wedding […]

Living in the Moment on Your Perfect Day

7 Tips For Making the Most of Your Wedding Day You’ve likely spent months, if not years, planning the ideal wedding day; every detail from seating arrangements to party favors has been thought of. Now is the time to relax, sit back, and enjoy the […]

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A Wedding Guest Walks Into a Bar

Decoding bar types and expert tips on how to make them the best When it comes to wedding refreshments, don’t let the bar be an after thought. Instead, have the libations be a central part of the festivities and entertainment. Decorate it, pay for i […]

Ceasefire: Family Feuds

Don’t let dueling families ruin your big day Whether your family and future in-laws don’t see eye to eye or the conflict exists between members on one side, don’t let your wedding be the venue for a decades-long dispute to blow up. Instead, employ these […]

Tips from the Pros

Wedding advice for brides and grooms planning their big day “Communicate. Make sure that you’re communicating everything that is important to you. Just focus on what your perfect day would look like and let your service provider know how they can help.” — Brittany Davis, […]

Perfect that Pose

A How-To Guide on Posing for your Body Type Your wedding photographs will likely be second to only your memories when it comes to souvenirs from your wedding day. Make sure they represent the best you with these pro tips for how to pose for […]

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Beauty Buzz

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Save the Date

Decadent Affair Wedding Event August 28, Lodi An enchanted evening hosted by Wine & Roses in Lodi, the event brings brides face to face with the biggest trends in bridal. Top of the line vendors showcase wedding fashions and specialty food and drink, while giving […]

Wedding Resources

Hillary & Miles McCoy’s Wedding Resources: April 2, 2016 Photographer: Briggs Photography (209) 239-7542 Ceremony Venue: Viaggio Estate & Winery Reception Venue: Viaggio Estate & Winery Flowers: Flowers by Jena Paige Cake: Pushkin’s Bakery & Dodasa Ranch Caterer: Dodasa Ranch Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara […]


After you say, “I do,” it’s time to unplug and unwind, and there’s no better place to begin your journey as husband and wife than Mendocino County. Here, wine, romance, and coastal breezes are aplenty, and cozy country towns replace the city lights. So reconnect […]

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