Wedgewood’s Perfect [Photography] Fit

You’re engaged—how exciting! Have the constant wedding daydreams kicked in yet? You imagine your friends and family smiling as you and your beloved share your first kiss as husband and wife, followed by the best reception celebration of your life (maybe in the world). Obviously you’ll want pictures of every special moment to share and walk down memory lane years after walking up the aisle hand in hand.Imagine 2Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions of your wedding planning process. We strongly (strongly) suggest using a professional. Your Uncle Ned or your amateur photographer friend Sally may have fancy cameras and take great pictures, but do they have the skills specific to working a wedding? Can they knock out all the family shots, bridal party shots and wedding couple shots in one hour—in addition to capturing every major moment as it happens? Remember, you can’t share that first kiss twice if they fail to get the perfect shot the first time. Trust us, you don’t need that stress on your wedding day.Copyright Stephen Salazar Photography

To help ensure that our couples get awe-inspiring, grab-the-Kleenex beautiful wedding pictures, Wedgewood started offering professional photography package options. The photographers we recommend are skilled professionals we trust with such an important task. As with our bakers or florists, we have selected local photographers based on their skills and commitments to making our brides and grooms happy. You can even preview their portfolios by visiting their websites.KarenThere are so many advantages to using Wedgewood photographers, like:

1)    They know the property inside and out. Because our photographers shoot at our locations so often, they know exactly where the most picturesque backdrops are.

2)    We can give them unrestricted access to the property. As honorary Wedgewood employees, our vendors have more access to the whole property than non-Wedgewood vendors, including using the normally off-limits golf courses.

3)    They know our team and they can follow our/your timeline.  Because Wedgewood photographers work with our banquet captains and DJs all the time, running a seamless event is effortless.

4)    You won’t have to wait a zillion years to see your pictures.  Timely delivery of pictures is built right into our vendor agreements.Franklin Lopez 3Great photography doesn’t have to break your budget. We offer packages at several different price points, varying from location to location. Call your catering sales director or contact our main office (866-966-3009 or for complete package details. API 1On your wedding day, don’t stress about whether Uncle Ned and Sally are capturing the moments you will treasure forever—just enjoy the most special day of your life with your love, and say “cheese!”


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Ever Love Photography  



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Franklin Lopez Photography


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Stephen Salazar


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Sun Flower Field Photography


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Anderson’s Photography


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Loving Images Photography


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Wedding Dress Fashion: Through the Ages

“I chose my wife as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear her well.”

- Oliver Goldsmith

Through the years, wedding dresses have made statements—and headlines—and have even been considered timeless. Think Princess Diana, Grace Kelly, Jacquie Kennedy, Kate Middleton, Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor…

Today, wedding dresses have become such a staple piece to weddings, they even have their own TV show (Say Yes to the Dress)! This was not always the case. Roaring back to the 1920s, women would wear plain skirt suits or loose white frocks with dropped waists to marry their grooms. Through the 1930s to the 1960s, brides typically dressed in an unembellished, sleeved white dress (the skirt-length and sleeves got shorter as time went on). Pearls, beading, lace, chiffon? Nope. Everything was plain, plain, plain (with the rare exception).

Fast-forward to what I like to call “The Wedding Dress Era.” This is when women started to care about the aesthetics of the dress they’d wear on the most special day of their lives.

The 1970s – Era of the Puffy Sleeves    michele-steve-dichter-august-27-1983gina-michael-grieco-june-28-1992-       Short dresses
-       Silk and satin material
-       Pearls, beading and nylon were introduced (and I don’t mean stockings—nylon was actually used to make sheer necklines and trains)
-       High necklines
-       Puffy sleeves (along with puffy hair)
-       Minimal jewelry
-       Long veils

 The 1980s – Era of the Shoulder PadsDiana80s-1 -       Box-shaped dresses
-       The birth of shoulder pads
-       Introduction of lace, sheer and chiffon
-       Romantic style dresses
-       Necklines were filled with lace
-       Details (beading, pearls, waistlines)
-       Formfitting bodices
-       Large dresses—think Diana

*These dresses should look familiar to present brides—many of their parents were married in this decade!

The 1990s – Era of the DesignersVictoria-Beckham-Wedding-Dress 1990.2    -       In this decade, designers began to make wedding dresses for the first time (Vera Wang, for example, was one of the first and most popular–check out the one she did for Victoria Beckham! )
-       Dresses were designed in Paris and New York, as opposed to your local boutique
-       Bridal magazines were developed
-       The death of shoulder pads
-       Introduction of the “pick-up” skirt (this soon would transition into bustling)
-       Long lace sleeves and a lot of lace accents
-       Off-the-shoulder dresses
-       Silk and form-fitting were combined (this developed into the mermaid-style dress)

The 2000s – Era of High Fashion1313689541_jessica-simpson-wedding-dress-hp 6aad7c1cf42352df_01SEX.LARGE1princess kate-       Lace, lace and more lace
-       Sweetheart necklines
-       Personality and fashion over traditional dresses
-       Wedding dresses in alternate colors—including black
-       Form fitting (this might be why gym memberships have increased over the last decade!)
-       Elegance (Roman-Era dresses)
-       Neutral silk and satin partnered with chiffon, feathers, lace, taffeta, etc.
-       Bling (for anyone that’s been living under a rock, that means shiny and sparkly stuff)
-       Brides are ditching the veils
-       Accessories

So as you can see, the wedding dress has come a long way. It is an essential piece to every bride’s big day and it will continue to evolve as the wedding-fashion focal point for decades to come—and if history is any indicator, some “outdated” styles will rise again! Personally, though, I really hope we don’t see shoulder pads ever again!


A Bridal Fair to Remember

It’s open season–for Wedgewood bridal fairs! We would love if you came to visit us at our beautiful wedding venues for each property’s fair…or if 16 is too many for you to attend, we’ll settle with one.

For those of you who have never come to a Wedgewood bridal fair, it’s quite the event! You’ll meet our incredible vendors, enjoy a glass of champagne and even sample some cake and appetizers (the grooms’ favorite part!).

If you haven’t booked your Wedgewood wedding yet, you’ll get some awesome incentives to do so the night of your favorite property’s fair. If you’re already a Wedgewood bride (or groom, or mother of the bride, etc.), we have incentives for you to visit, too–like great raffle prizes and specials on package upgrades! You can also check out our sample table setups and get some ideas for your own wedding design.

No matter your role in a Wedgewood wedding, our bridal fairs promise to please. Bring your love, bring your mom, bring yourself–we can’t wait to see you at the party!

February Bridal Fairs
Fresno – February 9th – 4-6 p.m.
Indian Hills – February 19th – 5-8 p.m.
Crystal Springs – February 20th – 5-8 p.m.
San Ramon – February 27th – 5-7:30 p.m.

March Bridal Fairs
Brentwood – March 5th – 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Carmel – March 8th – 1-4 p.m.
Ventura – March 12th – 6-8 p.m.
Eagle Ridge – March 13th – 5:30-8 p.m.
Metropolitan – March 19th – 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Delta View – March 20th – 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Foxtail – March 23rd – 3-5:30 p.m.
Las Vegas – March 25th – 5-8 p.m.

April Bridal Fairs
Sterling Hills – April 2nd – 6-8 p.m.
Upland Hills – April 2nd – 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Fallbrook – April 3rd – 5-8 p.m.
Vellano – April 8th – 5-8 p.m.
San Clemente – April 17th – 5-8 p.m.
The Retreat – April 23rd – 6-9 p.m.

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