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Real Wedding: Alexis & Casey • Cambria Pines Lodge

Alexis & Casey’s Wedding • Cambria Pines Lodge

What happens when an enchanted garden and soft, pastel colors meet? Alexis and Casey’s wedding at Cambria Pines Lodge happens! The beautiful bride and groom said their I Do’s at this intimate central coast wedding venue located in Cambria, California – a quaint beach town tucked away north of San Luis Obispo. Our photographer was able to effortlessly capture the undeniable connection between these two. By nightfall, the dance floor was packed, sparklers lit the sky and the newlyweds were off as husband and wife.

The central coast was named one of the happiest places on earth for a reason – the coastal beaches, lush landscapes and simply put, the way it makes you feel. Capture all of these moments with none other than a San Luis Obispo based photographer. They’re going to know all of the good spots anyways.

Photography: Kramer Events | DJ: Kramer Events | Photo Booth: Kramer Events | Lighting: Kramer Events | Dessert Truck: Sugar Lips

Featured Vendor: All About Events Debuts the Mobile Man Cave

Three words – Mobile Man Cave. That’s right! Gather all your bros, compadres, and mates and chill out in this luxurious man cave on wheels! Just imagine you and your groomsmen relaxing, watching the game, drinking a cold brew before you get ready to say your I Do’s. This modern mobile man cave will totally set the tone for your wedding day, exclusively for you and your best buds.  I mean come on, if we’re being completely honest, that gut wrenching ball of excitement sitting at the bottom of your stomach day of would feel a whole lot better if you had your own personal getaway. A man cave at that, to just sit back and relax and prep for one of the most memorable days of your life. Ultimate game changer my friend!

Team Member of the Month: Lou Mars, September 2017


Meet Lou

Not only is Lou one of our top Host MCs here at Kramer Events, he’s also in charge of talent development.  Lou’s interactive MC style was a welcome addition to our DJ lineup and helps round out your options with our DJs.  you’ll see him out on the floor getting grandma out there dancing and getting the party started.  His background as a touring drummer and on stage performer has allowed him to develop his own following here at Kramer Events.  Very musically talented, he now also teaches drumming to children throughout the Central Coast.  He has also been a great mentor for both our MCs and event staff.  We are lucky to have a man of his skill and attitude on our team.  And very happy to have him in a leadership role here.  He has pushed us to step up our performance and I know good things will continue to come from Lou.

And in a few weeks he’ll be going for a drumming marathon world record in Portugal.

Local news station KSBY 6 met up with Lou to hear first hand about the amazing event he’s about to partake in. 

Congratulations to our September 2017 team member of the month, Lou Mars!

-Beau Kramer, Team Leader

Engagement Shoot: Chelsea and Stefan’s Story

Chelsea and Stefan chose the beautiful Avila Beach as the set for their engagement shoot with our very own Central Coast wedding photographer, Justin Jacobs. Fast forward to October 2017, the month of their wedding, and you’ll find Chelsea walking down the aisle at See Canyon Fruit Ranch  – one of the most romantic Central Coast wedding venues in the San Luis Obispo area.

How did you two meet?

We met in San Luis Obispo, California March 2014, at a mutual friend’s house. We dated for a year and moved to South Carolina and lived there for two years before moving back to the central coast.

What is the most memorable date you guys have been on since being together?

Chelsea: Our most memorable date we have had together has got to be our first date when we went to Eureka Burger. We didn’t know a thing about each other and it was a lot of fun laughing and talking so effortlessly.

Stefan: Our first date was our most memorable date when we ate at Eureka Burger.

 

How did you know Chelsea/Stefan was “The One?”

Chelsea: I knew Stefan was the one when we went to Six Flags together after a few months of dating and rode every single rollercoaster twice, until we got sick. We were driving back from LA (3 hour drive) and I realized this guy was the most genuine person I’d ever met.

Stefan: I knew she was the one when we I could look her in the eyes and not shy away. She not only accepted my quirky personality traits but started to embrace them.

Any piece of advice you can give to engaged couples?

Always talk. Keep communication alive and well. Never go to bed angry and always try for a better life! That’s what it’s all about.

Whether your photoshoot takes you to a rustic vineyard in Paso Robles or shoots you out to a remote nook in Edna Valley – ask any Central Coast wedding photographer and they will tell you the possibilities are endless. The Central Coast wedding venues that scatter the area are some of the most breathtaking venues you will find in California. I think it’s safe to say that your photos will be leaving you with more than just 1,000 words!

Location | Avila Beach, California
Photography | Kramer Events Photography

Team Member of the Month: Julian Maze, August 2017

Meet Julian

Or as we know him here “The Boy Wonder.”  Julian is one of the hardest working team members we’ve ever had.  Which is why we’ve chosen him for our inaugural team member of the month recognition at Kramer Events.

At only 17 years old when he joined us over a year ago, he took on a lead role showing the maturity and leadership decades beyond his age.  Julian does the right thing every time, even when no ones watching.  He’s a true leader in the making and has been a fantastic team member at Kramer Events.

You may have seen him at events leading complicated lighting setups, running a photo booth, running our audio systems, or just plain hustling.  It’s seldom when we find someone at such a young age to take on so much with us.

It’s with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to him as he begins his college career at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego later this month.  We are excited for him, but will miss him and the attitude he brought.  You are an exceptional member to our Kramer Team Julian, good luck on your next adventure!

-Beau Kramer, Team Leader

 

Brock & Jenelle | Terra Mia Vineyard

 

Brock & Jenelle | Terra Mia

May 6, 2017

 

What happens when a handsome Firefighter meets a gorgeous, independant and entreprenuerial woman? A dynamic duo! Brock and Jenelle celebrated their love in front of family and close friends on May 6, 2017, at the always stunning Terra Mia Vineyard on the westside of the Paso Robles Wine Region.

Brock and Jenelle met and fell in love almost immediately. Both are very strong people, who shared a close bond with their families, and together are incredibly charitable to their community. The couple’s qualities were evident in their day as their guests were brought to happy tears as they watched their engagement video during the reception. While proposing, Brock had surprised Jenelle by hiding a tiny camera in the ring box, and caught her expression and her “YES” all on film. The Bride’s Father, who works in the Entertainment industry, then surprised the couple with his own video- a message of congratulations by “The Princess Bride” star, Cary Elwes, who wished the couple a “Happy Mawidge”.

 

Guests celebrated the couple and feasted on a delicious menu by Phil’s Catering (including an amzing Mac & Cheese!). Then, enjoyed a wedding cake crafted by the bride’s friend for her day.

Kramer Events Photographer, Patrick Ibarra, photographed the “joyous and loving” couple who could not wait to get back to the party and celebrate with their loved ones! Our DJ team shared that the event was one of their “Top 10” favorite weddings, as they ate, drank, and danced into the night at the gorgeous Terra Mia Vineyard!

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Congratulations to Brock and Jenelle, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day!

Featured Vendors:

Venue: Terra Mia Vineyard | Photography: Patrick Ibarra of Kramer Events | DJ: Kramer Events | Coordination: Michelle Mac Events | Rentals: Central Coast Tent & Party | Specialty Rentals: Embellish | Floral: Bella Bloom | Catering: Phil’s Catering

 

Katelyn & Bruce | Bianchi Winery

 

 

The clouds parted and the sun shined for Katelyn and Bruce’s wedding at Bianchi Winery in Paso Robles.  With a light-hearted color scheme of red, pink, and burgundy, the couple’s child-at-heart nature came through in every aspect of the day (they met in a toy store!). With a nod to vintage glamour, Katelyn chose satin flats from Etsy, and assisted her friend Lauren, owner of Etsy shop, Zella and Kay in creating a gorgeous felt toss bouquet. Making sure little touches that reflected their personality and personal style was marquee for the couple.

With its variance in location of ceremony and reception sites at Bianchi Winery, it is one of our favorite Central Coast Wedding Venues to shoot! We love how the winery’s lush vineyards meet the pond just off the tasting room, creating a variety of back drops and locations. The couple chose the hilltop area just off the winery’s production room to say their vows, and guests were treated stunning vineyard views and peeks of the sunset!

Having met when Bruce wandered into the toy store where Katelyn worked, the couple bonded early on their shared love of all things young-at-heart and Legos. Katelyn says that she knew immediately that Bruce was someone special, and thought about him non-stop after their first meeting. He found his way back to that toy store a few months later- and they have been inseperable since! They recently made the move from Katelyn’s hometown, San Luis Obispo, California, to College Station, Texas, where Bruce has a position at his Alma Mater, Texas A&M University.

With their shared love of the Paso Robles Wine Region, it was a natural choice for them to return to the Central Coast for their wedding. Friends and family from all over the country joined them for what became a weekend event of dinners, and (of course) wine tasting. Both fell in love with the pond at Bianchi Winery, and decided it was their dream venue.

Guests were escorted to the tasting room, where they were treated to hand passed appetizers by Chipwrecked Catering; bruschetta, mac and cheese stuffed sweet peppers, and fresh fruit- and sipped on a selection of wines by Bianchi Winery. Dinner was located on the patio overlooking the pond, and was a delicious buffet of prime rib, butternut squash lasagna, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole- a few of the couple’s favorite dishes. Dessert was strawberry shortcake, also by Chipwrecked, and red velvet cake by Lickity Split, now known as Pardon my French Bakery.

As the sun set over Bianchi, guests danced to jazz standards and were entertained by the bride’s friends- all accomplished swing dancers. It was a swinging evening to remember in Paso Robles!

Featured Vendors:

Venue: Bianchi Winery | Photography and Lighting: Kramer Events | Catering: Chipwrecked | Floral: Festive Designs | Hair and Make-Up: Aubree with Iberia Salon | Cake: Pardon my French Bakery (formerly Lickity Split) | Toss Bouquet: Zella and Kay 

Featured Event: VI Preview 2017

Featured Event: VI Preview 2017

Photography by Patrick Ibarra of Kramer Events

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Top planners, venues, and key industry advocates were invited last week to a new and very special event.  VI Preview 2017, a collaborative effort by Greengate Ranch & Vineyard, Kramer Events, All About Events, Ribline Catering, Noonan’s Wine Country Designs, Biddle Ranch, Salt & Stag Creative, Sidecar Cocktail Co., Scout Rental Co, and Flowers by Kim celebrated the official beginning of the 2017 event season by rolling out their “A” game! Billed “Part Inspiration, Part Culinary Tour, and Part Booty Shaking Party”, VI Preview allowed attendees to see the chicest and coolest new services and looks for the upcoming season.

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Take a peek at this year’s highlights!

The evening began with a bubbles and cheese party in the stunning stables at Greengate Ranch. Once a horse barn; the stables have been renovated and are ready for intimate dinners, cocktail receptions, and ceremonies. Guests were treated to welcome glasses of Sparkling Wine by neighbor, Biddle Ranch Vineyard. The bottles housed in a rustic barrel wine chiller by All About Events, and surrounded by floral ice cubes by Noonan’s Wine Country Designs. Guests milled about concept tables designed by Brooke Johnson of All About Events; listened to the sounds of Kramer Events’s live musician, Matt Cross; and were treated to a delicious (and beautiful!) charcuterie board by Ribline Catering, under chandeliers by Kramer Events. The board featured selections by Fromagerie Sophie, Catteneo Bros., and local fruits.

Guests then meandered down to the Vintage Barn and Courtyard for an evening of networking, eating, drinking, and dancing! The team at All About Events showcased their new clear top jumbo track tent, draped elegantly by Flowers by Kim, and furnished beautifully by Greer Woodruff of Scout Rental Co.. Luxe Linen’s 2016 and 2017 linen line were showcased as well, brilliantly by Brooke Johnson of All About Events, and highlighted the rental companies gorgeous offerings- including their new rose gold line and floral centerpieces by Noonan’s Wine Country Designs!

Sidecar Cocktail Co. displayed their Tinkertin Trailer Mobile Bar and shook up cocktails for the crowd, showcasing their popular drinks, ‘The Cure” and “My Hips don’t Lie”. Guests were treated to a fantastic display of food by Ribline Catering with stations providing hand carved sliders, salads, a Mac & Cheese Bar (a hit!), hand passed black truffle oysters, and their popular beach balls appetizer. For those with a sweet tooth, Ribline Catering displayed their baking prowess and introduced their new dessert offerings and cakes for 2017 weddings and events!

Guests partied and networked into the night with Kramer Events’s Silent Disco Party featuring Dueling DJ’s Conor and Lou, who put on quite a show! (Costume changes, drums kits and all!) Kramer Events also debuted their new massive Disco Ball, interactive green screen photo booth and light wall, which made quite the dramatic entrance and exit- and is available now for this season’s events.

VI Preview will return in 2018, don’t miss out!

For more information on inspiration and pieces showcased, please see our 2017 VI Preview Guide by clicking here.

 

Event Credits:

Venue: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard | Photography, Lighting Design, DJ, Silent Disco, Photo Booth: Kramer Events |Event Rentals: All About Events | Tablescape Design: Brooke Johnson of All About Events | Catering: Ribline Catering | Floral Design: Noonan’s Wine Country Designs | Specialty Rentals: Scout Rental Co. | Specialty Draping: Flowers by Kim | Bar Catering: Sidecar Cocktail Co. | Sparkling Wine: Biddle Ranch Winery | Logo & Invitation Design, Calligraphy: Salt & Stag Creative | Linens: Luxe Linens

 

ZinFest 2017: Tobin James’s James Gang Party

Tobin James’s James Gang Party

Venue: Tobin James Winery | Lighting & Photography: Kramer Events

One of the most anticipated parties on the Central Coast; the Tobin James‘ James Gang Party is held over 2 days during ZinFest Weekend, and sees over 3000 attendees! Held on the Tobin James Cellars property, the bash includes unique lounges featuring bands, food (so much food!), and of course- barrels of their famous wine. We have proudly designed the lighting for this very special event for the past several years, and are excited each year that we are brought back. This year’s design included custom logo’d projection lighting, up lights with multiple color washes, string lighting, and pin spots to highlight key details of the event.

Chelsea & Courey | Santa Margarita Ranch

Gale force winds, flash floods, and chilly temperatures were on tap for this very special couple’s day. Chelsea and Courey just smiled, laughed, and loved through it- they were our ray of sunshine! Congratulations to a beautiful couple, and enjoy these teaser shots from yesterday’s wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch.

Photography by Patrick Ibarra and Justin Jacobs with Kramer Events

 

For more information on Santa Margarita Ranch, click here.