Lots of love for the SLO Wine Country, with the Robb Report naming Southern San Luis Obispo County as "the state's best-kept wine secret." Our coastal neck of the woods is known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, both of which are grown right here on Greengate Ranch & Vineyard acreage. Scroll on through Robb Report's highlighted wines to see El Lugar's beautifully made Greengate Ranch & Vineyard Pinot Noir Blanc listed at #3. Only 18 cases left of the 2017 Pinot Noir Blanc, so run over to El Lugar and get your hands on it before it's gone!
Featured yesterday on Green Wedding Shoes was Amy & Tim's idyllic August 2017 wedding. Their wedding location, design and detail focused on the mix of California coast and country. Prim & Pixie's dreamy invitation suite mapped out illustrations of local iconic spots, including Downtown San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach Pier, and The Rock at Morro Bay. Their escort display tied in their love of traveling together with each table labeled as a country Amy & Tim had visited together. Katie Noonan brought all the summer feels with her mixture of pampas grass, bougainvillea, dahlias, and ranunculus. And adding to the sweetness of the relaxed summer day, Negranti Creamery served ice cream cones out of their scoop truck. Check out all of the details, the AMAZING Jen Rodriguez photos, and Iron & Fern's wedding day video on the Green Wedding Shoe's publication.
photography: Jen Rodriguez Photography // planning: Vanessa Noel Events // florals: Noonan’s Wine Country Designs // wedding dress: Anais Anette 'Adele' // wedding dress boutique: Love and Lace Bridal Salon // bride's shoes: Stuart Weitzman // bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo // hair stylist: Blushing Beauty // makeup artist: Blushing Beauty // groom attire: Indochino // videography: Iron & Fern // paper goods: Prim and Pixie // calligraphy: Nicole Miyuki Santo // catering: Field to Table Events // cake: Paper Cake Events // desserts: Negranti Creamery // tabletop rentals: All About Events // furniture rentals: Avenue Twelve Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // photo booth: Anna Delores Photography // barn draping: Flowers by Kim // live music/dj/mc: Come Alive Entertainment
It's been a couple of weeks since we came home from the California Wedding Day Best of 2018 awards banquet. Almost every year since our first wedding in 2014, we have been blessed enough to come home with an award for one of the "Best Venue" categories, whether it be Best Outdoor Venue or Best Overall Venue. This year, we sat in the audience nominated in two categories - Best Outdoor Venue and Best Overall Vendor (say what!). We were so humbled to celebrate the night with the Best Overall Vendor award in our hands, with our Central Coast vendor community dancing by our side! You might have read our website's Our Story page, and if not, then let me tell you it's quite a good love story to hear. The historic Greengate property lost it's glow for a while after its prior owner passed away. Our current owner reignited that by making Greengate's revival his labor of love. And since our first wedding, we have continually strived to better the property, the beauty of the land, the accommodations, and our service. It's amazing to feel recognized for that and inspires us to do more. We look forward to another year of progress and another year awaiting the next California Wedding Day Best Of awards. And keep a look out, because we have big plans for Greengate ahead...