Archive for the ‘Rustic Chic Weddings’ Category

Jay and Marissa Got Hitched! Santa Margarita Wedding

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Since Jay is Director of Photography for Yo Gabba Gabba and he met Marissa on the set, we knew this wedding could only be beautiful and fun! The couple married in a beautiful ranch/barn setting. Chinese lanterns and extra lighting, combined with All Traditions beautiful linens made for a dramatic reception. An original Disneyland Train was on the property to make for fun photography backdrops. Since the couple isn’t big on sweets, they cut a “cheese” cake instead and opted for a desert bar. Late night ooey gooey cookies warm from the oven sent their guests home on a sweet note.

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.

All Traditions Makes Signature Weddings Magazine Wedding Inspirations Section!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Many thanks to Allyson Magda who just let us know that the wedding we worked on together made this month’s magazine. What an amazing surprise! Congratulations again to Kacy and Kirk. What a pleasure it was to work on this rustic chic wedding barn wedding.

kacy & kirk
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Vintage Chic Cupcake Stand

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

 I hit the shops today and found the perfet vintage chic stand.

It will be so darling for cupcakes or jams or ramekins at a rusic chic weddings. I have been searching for so long…and here it is…ready for you to rent!!!

All Traditions Makes Snippet & Ink Blog!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

We are delighted to find out that a lovely wedding we planned and coordinated last April just made it to the Snippet & Ink Blog!  This was a really beautiful wedding in Cambria.    Congratulations again Kacy & Kirk:)  Here is the post!

Real Wedding Kacy & Kirk Snippet & Ink

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

Rustic Barn Wedding in Cambria, California Planned and Coordinated by All Traditions

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

I have been thinking about starting a blog lately. Like anything, the thinking was the hardest part.  I was thinking and thinking….and then I worked on the coolest wedding so all of a sudden I just had to jump in with both feet and get photos from this wonderful wedding posted!  I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to be a part of Kacy & Kirk’s wedding as it gave me the motivation to get blogging!

I hope you enjoy the photos from this wedding and that you’ll come back and visit this new blog often!

We rented such beautiful wood furniture, that a runner was all that was necessary for the linens.

Vodka Test Tubs Shots at the Raw Bar

Cocktail Tables Around the Dance Floor

Clear Tent Helped to Make Barn Overflow Indoor/Outdoor

Wheels of Cheese Tiered “Wedding Cake”

Draped Entry into Barn

Guests dined on paella, which was made at the barn and brought to their tables in cast iron skillets. There was even a bonfire, complete with s’mores!We provided guest shuttles to make sure everyone got to the after party and back to their hotels safe and sound.  This wedding was so much fun…congratulations to the happy couple!