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Category: Trend Watch

Here Comes the Guide brings you expert articles and blog postings about the hottest trends for California weddings. You’ll hear about a wide range of the newest bridal trends.

The list below gives you the option to read longer, more detailed pieces from our Articles + Ideas section or shorter, topical and timely pieces from our blog. Either way, you’ll get great info from the experts on everything related to California weddings.

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Casual Wedding Food

Casual Wedding Food posted by Jennifer

If your personality is more backyard than ballroom, you’re in good company this year. The New York Times says that casual food and a relaxed setting are the latest trend among couples who either don’t have the money for a fancier wedding—or just don’t want to look inappropriately lavish in this economy. Whatever the reason, an at-home, casual wedding is always appropriate, IMHO.


Taste-ful Personalized Wedding Favors: Party Beans

Taste-ful Personalized Wedding Favors: Party Beans posted by Julia

At Here Comes The Guide headquarters, we love our treats. So imagine our delight when adorable tins and containers filled with M&M’s and Jelly Belly jellybeans arrived at our offices, each with customized messages and images (including photos!).


Personalize Your Postage

Personalize Your Postage posted by Kathy

Okay, gals&mdashthis is just too cute! A fun way to make your engagement announcements, save the date cards, wedding invitations and thank-you cards more personal: Create your own stamps!


Think Green: Garden Wedding in Central California’s Wine Country

Think Green: Garden Wedding in Central California’s Wine Country posted by Lisa

Who says a vineyard wedding means you have to use bunches of deep purple grapes to decorate your cake, centerpieces, and bridal bouquets? For a garden wedding, I’d rather take my cues from a tossed salad: crisp greens with tomato and carrot-colored blooms. I’ve been in love with this cabbage leaf arrangement from Panacea Event Floral Design since we posted it. It makes me hungry just looking at it!


DIY Button Boutonniere

DIY Button Boutonniere posted by Denise

Here’s my project for the week that is affordable, great for DIY, but also something exceptionally charming to show that floral designers aren’t necessarily wedded to flowers: a button boutonniere!


Hollywood Gets Romantic

Hollywood Gets Romantic posted by Jolene

Pop Quiz: What do William Shatner, bra tape and the latest Southern California edition of Here Comes The Guide all have in common?


Wedding Photo Booths

Wedding Photo Booths posted by Denise

Whether it’s a classic photo booth or the newer “booth with out a booth” style, this is a great way to entertain your guests—-plus you get amazing candid shots of your friends and family.


Raspberry, Plum, Cocoa

Raspberry, Plum, Cocoa posted by Denise

It really is a fruity kind of year. Hues of raspberry, plum, deep strawberry seem to surface every week. This beautiful wedding, photographed by the talented Jennifer Skog, is no different. Our gorgeous bride (and I mean gorgeous) took my breath away. Her eyes are just stunning. Her dress fabulous. The décor lush. It’s my kind of wedding. It’s my kind of year. See for yourself.


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