All About the Holiday : Easter

It’s almost Easter, and in preparation for the holiday, we’re dishing out some freshly-picked Easter design inspiration!!

We love how there are so many different ways you can go with the décor — from minimalist and monochromatic to bright and flourishing.

[LOOK 1:  SIMPLE & MONOCHROMATIC]

This beautiful design scheme uses a soft, gentle grey to create a soothing backdrop for other hues and textures to stand out. Whites, blacks, and natural colors look brilliant against this background, with which “less is more.” Natural elements, such as the pussy willows and floral arrangements, are refreshing amongst such a neutral, yet sophisticated, tone.

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[LOOK 2: BRIGHT & FULL]

What an all-embracing way to head into the Spring season with spritely colors and abundant décor elements. Both sweet and exuberant, this motif is striking without being too overpowering. The bright colors bring in a cheerful atmosphere while the fullness of the design components create a warm, inviting feel.

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[LOOK 3: DISTINCTIVE & SWEET]

This adorable collection of egg-decked Easter design is at once delicate and scrumptious! We appreciate the overall clean, distinct style along with a clear attention to detail. This kind of design approach elevates the ambiance and steps up the sophistication.

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[LOOK 4: NATURAL & FESTIVE]

It’s such a delight to see raw, natural elements that you wouldn’t normally expect in a tablescape to so prettily suit interior design. When these touches combine with man-made components in one fluid concept it’s absolutely thrilling and such a joyful surprise.

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Whether you decide to go for full and colorful or minimal and refined, your Easter table will be complete with the gathering of friends and family. Enjoy your celebrations & Happy Easter Designing!

 

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photo 1 : stylizimoblog.com | photo 2 : stylizimoblog.com | photo 3 : allthingsheartandhome.com | photo 4 : warrengrovegarden.blogspot.com  | photo 5 : weddingchicks.com | photo 6 : aliciahutchinson.com | photo 7 : interiordesignwiki.com | photo 8 : stylemepretty.com | photo 9 : topinspired.com | photo 10 : aliciahutchinson.com | photo 11 : babble.com | photo 12 : interiordesignwiki.com

All About the Bridal Shower : SMP Photo Shoot

Recently featured on Style Me Pretty, this Knot Crashers photo shoot by J.C. Winter was a ball to be a part of! We love the delightful, free-flowing feeling expressed through such a beautifully designed eventscape.

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What we appreciate most about this playful, romantic bridal shoot is the well balanced combination of its free-spirited motif brought into focus with intentional structure. The light, airy elements of clear glass, white place cards, and white/aqua/rose-colored linen are anchored by the corresponding amber-toned wine, blue succulent pottery place card holders, and definitive gold flatware.

It’s always fantastic to see art intermixed with nature, and the real flowers and eucalyptus leaves framing each floral-decorated invitation is an absolutely gorgeous setup.

We also adore the minimalist wooden display case framing different elements of the décor, such as the votive, yummy-looking meringues, and that scrumptious cake! The whole design scheme interweaves components of simplicity (check out the darling bouquet and organic cake garnishings) with sweet luxury (abundantly vibrant centerpieces and a three-tiered dessert!). This entire affair screams home-grown, but with a healthy does of cultured sophisticated to top it all off and elevate the sense of celebration to the truly remarkable occasion that it is.

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We’re so honored to be Knot Crasher’s premier rental vendor and we can’t wait to see what design beauties the live event inspires for this year’s 2015 wedding season!

 

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Photography: Photography By Jay C. Winter | Coordination: Zest It Up | Floral Design: Bella Bloom Events | Invitations: Morningside Paper Studio | Jewelry: J. Hannah Jewelry | Hair And Make Up: The Blushed Company | Hair And Make Up: Courtney Rossi Artistry | Dessert: Paper Cake Events | Dresses: Simply Bridal | Handmade Lettering And Signs: Sign, Sealed & Delivered | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Rentals: All About Events | Wedding Venue: The Casitas Estate

March Trend : Yellow Wedding Style

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It’s already the third month of 2015, can you believe it?! That means wedding season is fast approaching, and for those having their weddings this March, bright is in! The official flower of March is the yellow daffodil. . . ushering in the sun and making way for the growth of Spring. So much inspiration can be drawn from the color yellow for weddings and events during this month. In fact, here are some intriguing facts about this fantastic color!

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According to the Color Wheel Pro:

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Yellow produces a warming effect, breeds cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color. In heraldry, yellow indicates honor and loyalty. Use yellow to evoke pleasant, cheerful feelings. Yellow is very effective for attracting attention, so use it to highlight the most important elements of your design.

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Yellow definitely makes a statement and adds an element of lightheartedness to design. Yellow is a fantastic accent color or a welcoming center-stage wedding tone.

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We recommend combining yellow and white for a fresh look; and yellow and green for an invigorating eventscape. No matter how you use or include yellow into an event, it’s sure to make an impression and encourage guests to feel welcomed and inspired!

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credit: photo 1 – weddingchicks.com | photo 2 – weddingomania.com| photo 3 – theknot.com | photo 4 – lastsarahann.com| photo 5 – sweetvioletbride.com

All About the Wedding | Beth + Matt

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Welcome to All About the Wedding a collection of beautiful weddings that incorporate elements from All About Events’ rental repertoire! Today, we’re featuring a charming wedding from Janelle Marina Photography.

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This sunny wedding at Taft Ranch is brought to life by personalized style and bright décor. The wonderful sunshine of the day is  carried through in the cheerful, bold sunflowers and brightly colored linens. We love the cowboy boot addition and ranch-feel of the whole event! The natural, weathered wood of the barn creates a comfortable and warm atmosphere set against the refreshing green outdoor environment.

The custom touches, like the rope that the couple tied together during their ceremony, bring personality and charm to the occasion. The consistency of the rustic theme is even brought in through the reception escort cards hanging from a beautifully framed chicken coop wire!

We definitely appreciate the mix of elegant and casual components, such as the Farmhouse Tables (for special accents) and White Samsonite Folding Chairs around the main reception tables. We absolutely love doing weddings in the Central Coast — every couple has their own unique style and such a chic rustic take on the Big Day! Enjoy this delight from Beth & Matt.

It’s always so sweet and fun to see couples integrating local staples into their events — and these trolley pictures are just too cute to boot! Overall, we adore the rustic/bright décor combination and incorporation of simple elegant details to create a dreamy wedding feel. Here’s to a gorgeous day and a lifetime of memories!

 

ALL ABOUT EVENTS Rentals Featured:

1. Farmhouse TablesReception

2. Banquet Tables – Reception

3. Tableware [Glassware, Flatware, Plates, Serving Dishes] Reception

4. White Samsonite Folding Chairs – Reception

5. Décor [Linen]Reception

 

A Note on the White Samsonite Folding Chairs:

The White Samsonite Folding Chairs are perfect for a casual, yet nicely coordinating, dining scene. The plastic has just the right amount of “give” to offer a comfortable seat combined with firm stability. They also blend well with white linens and offer a clean visual scene when paired with colored tablecloths. These chairs are the ideal pick for an economical, simple ceremony or reception chair choice.

 

credit – source: Janelle Marina Photography / venue: Taft Ranch / day-of coordination: Ciel Bleu Events / catering: Phil’s Catering / florals: Skyline Flowers / cake: Jenny Hartley [frostthis2@gmail.com] / hair & makeup: Angelique Marie Trejo / dress: Morilee via A Heart’s Desire Dress Shop / ceremony music + reception dj: Andy Morris Entertainment / transportation: Central Coast Trolley / rentals: All About Events

All About the Wedding | Kelsey + Noah

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Welcome to All About the Wedding a collection of beautiful weddings that incorporate elements from All About Events’ rental repertoire! Today, we’re featuring a brilliant affair from Stewart UY Photography.

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This lovely ranch wedding brings in beautiful views of the Central Coast landscape and charming country décor. The bright Spring colors create a cheerful and refreshing vibe while the barn-themed decorations add a down-to-earth, home-grown style to the whole affair.

We love how the mint green color serves as a through line throughout the event — from the invitations and bridal party garb to the cake stand and bride’s cowgirl boots! The bright floral hues generate an atmosphere of friendliness and celebration, and stand out against the *picturesque* neutral, desert-like tones of the stunning landscape. We love seeing this kind of nature-design contrast in weddings and find that the striking combination always enhances the distinct style of the whole event. Enjoy these eye-candy goodies; we hope they inspire your design as much as they’ve inspired us!

This event epitomizes the ranch-style weddings that are continuing to grow in popularity this year. We love how the motif really speaks to the bride and groom’s personalities and creates a genuine country feel that is at once welcoming and playful. We also appreciate how the vibrant colors of the design palette light up the barn, filling the space with a sweet, homey atmosphere. The Farmhouse Tables are used perfectly in the head table setting and seamlessly compliment the venue’s raw wood theme. Every detail of the design is so thorough and custom, we’re honored to have been a part of this beautiful, carefully styled big day!

 

ALL ABOUT EVENTS Rentals Featured:

1. Farmhouse TablesReception

2. Fruitwood Chiavari ChairsReception

3. Tableware [Glassware, Flatware, Plates, Serving Dishes]Cocktail + Reception

 

A Note on the Fruitwood Chiavari Chairs:

The Fruitwood Chiavari Chairs are one of our most popular selections in All About Events‘ chair collection and are ideal for ranch or barn venue settings. They bring a deeply-colored depth to the décor palette while also adding a touch of elegance to the entire event.  Versatile and stylish, our Fruitwood Chiavari Chairs are reconditioned after each use and carefully made to look rich and new for absolutely every event.

 

credit – source: Stewart UY Photography

Wedding Trends: Top Five Wedding Trends of 2015

It’s 2015, and with a new year come new trends! We’ve scouted out the hottest ones around from wedding industry experts and fashion gurus. Here, for your planning pleasure, are the top wedding trends of 2015:

1. Wild West Weddings. Get ready to get your “rustic” on — times 10! Rustic-elegant weddings have been gradually building in popularity, but this year, they’re going to a whole new level. Ranch venues will be extremely popular, according to Anja Winikka, site director of The Knot. Maybe it’s the thought of homemade jam as guest favors or kickin’ up those cowboy boots on the dance floor that’s drawing more and more couples to embrace a country-esque motif, but whatever the reason, raw wood tables and rustic décor will be the rave of the season.

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2. GoPro Wedding Videos. GoPro cameras have taken the outdoor activities & adventure world by storm, and they’re now bringing an brand new dimension to capturing in-the-moment wedding memories. Dance floor festivities, down-the-aisle views, and even aerial shots are some of the innovative perspectives this new tech gadget is capturing in nuptial celebrations.

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3. Bridesmaid Duties Made Easy by Handy-Dandy Apps. Speaking of technology, a bridesmaid’s tasks have never been more manageable than with today’s convenient apps to knock off to-do lists, plan excursions, and arrange transportation. Apps like TaskRabbit (a resource for outsourcing everything from running errands to decorating assistance), TouristEye (a trip-planning tool to find the best places and tips), and Lyft (for on-the-go transportation needs) provide at-your-fingertips tools to smooth out the logistics of bridal party responsibilities.

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4. Formal Weddings Have a Major Comeback. Although rustic is in, those who choose to celebrate their union with a fancy affair will step it up quite a few notches and take the glam all the way. Fashioned after celebrity weddings and news-worthy affairs, those who want it all will make it happen this year.

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5. Metropolitan Brides Forgo Dresses. Every woman wants to be beautiful on her wedding day, but perhaps even more so she wants to look unique. With celebrities such as Olivia Palermo and Solange Knowles ditching the traditional dress and opting for a more fashion-forward look comprised of a jumpsuit and chic separates, trends are bound to crop up.

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photo credit [top to bottom]:  brides.com / pinterest.com / bridalguide.com / bleuvous.com / bleuvous.com

All About the Wedding | Molly + Ryan

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Welcome to All About the Wedding a collection of beautiful weddings that incorporate elements from All About Events’ rental repertoire! Today, we’re featuring a brilliant affair from The Grace Maralyn Estate & Gardens.

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We absolutely adore this warm Summer wedding, full of bright colors and cool, refreshing backdrops. The *bouquet* is certainly one of our favorites we’ve seen, with its colorful palette and beautiful array of poppies & greens.

The images capture the perfectly warm day and gorgeous naturescapes throughout the event — from the hillside background in the outdoor ceremony to the flourishing shrubbery of the charming estate. Every component seems so personalized and filled with love, creating a cozy, intimate atmosphere of pure celebration and joy. Check out how the couple blends the charm of rustic-chic décor with the delight of nature:

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This event is a perfect example of incorporating an array of styles and elements together in the form of one stunning affair. From the classic car and old-time ice cream truck to the charming yarn-tied cookie favors and flower-adorned marriage certificate, Molly + Ryan’s wedding represents the epitome of charm, endearment, sophistication, and a love of nature. We just can’t get enough of this wedding and we were so pleased to be a part of the couple’s big day!

 

ALL ABOUT EVENTS Rentals Featured:

1. Fruitwood Folding ChairsCeremony + Reception

2. Tableware [Glassware, Flatware, Plates, Serving Dishes]Ceremony + Cocktail + Reception

3. Décor [Linen]Ceremony + Cocktail + Reception

 

A Note on the Fruitwood Folding Chairs:

The Fruitwood Folding Chairs are great for both ceremony and reception seating. Continuously kept in tip-top shape, our Fruitwood Folding Chairs are returned to our warehouse after each event and carefully inspected by three different quality-control specialists. All necessary repairs are instantly made onsite and the dark wood is touched up or re-stained when needed so that each chair is as good as new for our next event! We love paying the utmost attention to detail and take pride in maintaining the highest level of quality for all of our clients. For more pictures of our richly-colored Fruitwood Folding Chairs, view: our rental Gallery.

 

Credit – source: rustic wedding chic / photography: Sarah Kathleen / venue: The Grace Maralyn Estate & Gardens, a California Wedding Venue / caterer: Maegen Loring Catering / floral designer: Noonan’s Wine Country Designs / ice cream truck: Negranti Creamery / cake designer: She Makes Cakes / music: Moonshiner Collective / linens: La Tavola Linen / calligraphy: Rosey Calligraphy / hair & makeup: Bluebird Salon / equipment rental: All About Events

All About the Wedding | Kaylee + Eric

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Welcome to All About the Wedding a collection of beautiful weddings that incorporate elements from All About Events’ rental repertoire. Today we have a lovely wedding from Atascadero!

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Made up of neutral colors and soft tones, allowing the peach and pink accent colors to stand out, this delightful wedding is filled with beauty and elegance.

The ceremony lays the foundation for a simple, yet elegant, scene filled with dark wood chairs and ivory cushions. Soft-colored flowers add a touch of romance while not taking the focus away from the rest of the décor and, of course, the reason for being there in the first place! It’s easy to see, through such an understated and pretty look, that the ceremony is exactly designed to set the tone for what the couple really cares about — celebrating their union — as all elements guide the eye to the altar area. What a well-done ceremony setup!

We love that the reception is where the couple really brings out more personality and style. All of the printed signs are completely adorable (and, of course, useful for guests!), and the colors in the lounge pillows, flowers, and head table linen bring a cheerful and sweet ambiance to the whole affair.

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What a truly sweet affair. Plus, nothing says nuptial celebration like twinkle lights and a tree-mounted chandelier! We love how the couple incorporated so many different elements of romance into their big day and created a heightened, festive feeling with just the perfect amount of décor.

 

ALL ABOUT EVENTS Rentals Featured:

1. Farmhouse TablesReception

2. TablewareReception Plates, Silverware, Serving Dishes

3. Dark Wood Folding ChairsCeremony & Reception

 

Special Note on the Farmhouse Tables:

It’s delightful to see our Farmhouse Tables (throughout reception area) used so beautifully with a single runner on top. Each table is hand-made, refurbished to perfection after every event, and extraordinarily sturdy. Their rich, dark color and unique wood grain made them a perfect choice for this rustic-elegant outdoor wedding.

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Feature Source: Style Unveiled | Photography: Jaime & Chase Photography | Venue:  Private Estate | Catering: Stein’s Catering | Wedding Dessert: McConnell’s Ice-Cream | Bride’s Dress:  Down the Aisle | Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom | Floral Decor: Adornments | Event Rentals: All About Events | Cinematographer: 17 Studios | Officiant: Mike Metcalf | Beauty: Twist Studio Spa | Musical Entertainment: Joe LaBarbera