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All Traditions Wedding in Cambria Made the Central Coast Wedding Professionals Blog Today!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

We are so proud and excited to have a wedding we planned and coordinated featured in today’s CCWP Blog. Congratulations again to Chris and Michelle! http://www.ccwp.com/blog/2012/09/ 

Central Coast Wedding Venue: Cambria Pines Lodge

POSTED ON September 12th, 2012 – by tina@theprdiva.comNo Comments »

 

A Central Coast Wedding Professionals featured Wedding at Cambria Pines Lodge

  • Bride & Groom: Michelle and Chris
  • Wedding Date: July 27, 2012
  • “Behind the Scenes” with Wedding Coordinator Taffy Gonzalez of All Traditions: This playful couple chose to have a steel drum band serenade their guests at their beach ceremony. The groom was so relaxed before the ceremony (we’d like to think we had something to do with that), that he borrowed a fisherman’s gear and fished for a bride! After the beach ceremony, the guests were invited to a beautiful ballroom setting where the beach theme was carried through with beachy linens provided by All Traditions and a shell themed cake.
  • About Cambria Pines Lodge: Outdoor areas are available for the ceremony, and several different options are available for both indoor or outdoor receptions.  The Gazebo Garden is a world-class location for groups of 50 to 250 guests. A stepping-stone aisle provides a unique pathway through the grass to the charming white Gazebo, while colorful flowers abound in the flowerbeds surrounding the lawn. During afternoon events, guests sit at tables scattered around the lawn, with market umbrellas providing shade from the midday sun. A bandstand shelters musicians or a DJ.   Evening weddings begin with a ceremony at the Gazebo and continue with a reception in the Peacock Room, which can seat up to 250 guests with a dance floor in place. Twinkle lights adorn the silk ficus trees as well as the room’s perimeter, and lights can be dimmed to create the perfect romantic atmosphere for the wedding reception of your dreams.   A more intimate outdoor wedding location is the White Garden, a traditional Victorian garden with white-flowering plants and shrubs, which provides seating for a maximum of 40 guests. A beautiful white wooden arbor sits atop a rock platform, making a picture-perfect spot for ceremonies. The Sycamore Room and Treetop Room are ideal indoor locations for receptions following White Garden weddings.

Central Coast Wedding Professionals Dream Team:  The expertise that goes hand in hand with CCWP members at the helm is sure to produce a perfect wedding day.  The CCWP Dream Team for this wedding was:

After the wedding, the couple sent the most thoughtful “thank you” letter to the CCWP Dream Team and I’d love to share it with you-

I just wanted to write a quick ‘Thank You’ before we leave tomorrow!  Each one of you played a huge role in making our wedding so special!  It really was amazing!  We had such a fun time and everything from the flowers to the cake to the beach to the ballroom looked wonderful! I really couldn’t have done it without you guys!  I cannot say thank you enough!!  It was so perfect!!

Special thanks to Taffy (All Traditions) for running it all, I didn’t worry or stress once!  And Melissa (Fitzpatrick Studios) for having to deal with so many of us, we can be difficult, while taking fabulous pictures!  To Andy for an amazing ceremony speech and GREAT music all night!  Denise (Flowers by Denise), the flowers were soooooo perfect and exactly what I envisioned!  Kim (Kim and Company), the hair and make-up was exceptional and we got so many compliments!  Lance for such a fun photo booth and for what I’m sure will be an amazing video!  And finally to Rebecca for getting the room ready and helping Taffy, like I said it truly looked spectacular!

People were saying it was, “The BEST wedding ever!!”"  Thank you again!  I will recommend each and every one of you!   Love, Chris and Michelle Scaduto

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Beachy Wedding in Cambria, California

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

 

This playful couple chose to have a steel drum band serenade their guests at their beach ceremony. The groom was so relaxed before the ceremony (we’d like to think we had something to do with that), that he borrowed a fisherman’s gear and fished for a bride! After the beach ceremony, the guests were invited to a beautiful ballroom setting where the beach theme was carried through with beachy linens provided by All Traditions and a shell themed cake. Congratulations Chris and Michelle!

All Traditions Makes CCWP Blog!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Central Coast Wedding Venues: Rustic Chic Weddings
POSTED ON January 24th, 2012 – CCWP Blog By Taffy Gonzalez

The Central Coast abounds with picturesque wineries and charming barns, perfect for your rustic chic wedding! Some brides are a bit intimidated to choose a venue of this nature because they are not “inclusive”. As the owner of All Traditions, I have planned weddings at a multitude of unique Central Coast wedding venues…one such wedding was at a cattle range! You can do it and a professional wedding coordinator can help! An experienced wedding coordinator can easily arrange for everything from nice portable restrooms to chairs and even lounge furniture. If your dream is to have a wedding with a more “green” or organic feel, let’s make your wedding dreams come true!

Everyone has their own unique story and your wedding can be equally unique. How fun would it be to have a bon fire that was complimented by a s‘mores station for your guests to enjoy? If “having your cake and eating it too” doesn’t quite appeal to you, why not make your cake out of cheese instead? Dare to be non-traditional. The advantage of using a non-inclusive venue means it’s not already all done for you, so you can add your own special touches such as chandeliers, colorful linens, vintage china…let’s work together to make it you…and make it funky!

Enjoy these photos from some of my Central Coast weddings where we had a little rustic fun.

Photography credits:
Banquet table photos by Colleen Rosenthal Photography
Cheese cake photo by Allyson Magda Photography

Happy planning! -Taffy

All Traditions can be reached at (805) 781-8660

Taffy Holmes Gonzalez is the proud owner of All Traditions, a wedding planning and coordination company. Taffy named her company All Traditions because she enjoys learning about different ethnic and religious cultures. While she likes working with new traditions, she also loves working on “non-traditional” weddings as well. She has helped plan many different types of weddings, from Goth to military, new aged to Eastern Orthodox.

Dune Lakes Wedding on the Central Coast of California

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Congratulations to Jaleen and Russell who were married in Arroyo Grande, CA.  This venue is simply spectacular…the panoramic views are amazing.  This wedding was very special to us as Jaleen has assisted at many All Traditions weddings. We planned this wedding for a long time and are so thrilled that it finally came.

Not a bad ceremony spot!A fire pit is always so cozy at a wedding reception. Guests love s'mores!

This rustic and campy wedding venue has been home to Ralph Lauren Catalog Shoots

                  

The bride handmade vintage fabric napkins to use as wedding favors. The table signs reflected the particular fabric used at that table.

Dune Lakes is a Spectacular Beach Wedding Venue in Arroyo Grande, CA

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Have you seen the gorgeous new venue called Dune Lakes yet? All Traditions is proud to be selected as the exclusive wedding coordinator to Dune Lakes. It is a spectacular event site located above the southern dunes of San Luis Obispo County. While home to many movie and commercial photo shoot locations, Dune Lakes has never been open to the public for weddings. I will be coordinating the first wedding there next month for my assistant Jaleen and her wonderful fiance Russell…and am very excited! There are over 10,000 secluded acres with a gated, secure entry through California’s largest private eucaluptus grove. Our photographer is going to be wowed by the 360 degree panoramic views over the Pacific, the dunes and wine-country. We are truly honored by this selection and know you will fall in love with this site! If you want to find out more about this site, give me a call!

Wedding Reception Lawn at Dune Lakes, Arroyo Grande, CA

Guest Entrance to Dune Lakes Wedding Venue, Arroyo Grande, CA

Rustic Sign for Private Entrance to Dune Lakes Wedding Venue, Arroyo Grande, CA

Ceremony Area View From Bridal Suite, Dune Lakes, Arroyo Grande, CA

Bridal Suite at Dune Lakes Wedding Venue, Arroyo Grande, CA

Bell at Wedding Ceremony Area, Dune Lakes, Arroyo Grande, CA

View from Gorgeous Dune Lakes Wedding Venue, Arroyo Grande, CA