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!
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.
Congratulations to our September 2017 team member of the month, Lou Mars!
-Beau Kramer, Team Leader
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
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
Featured Event: VI Preview 2017
Photography by Patrick Ibarra of Kramer Events
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.
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.
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
These past 12 months certainly have been wild, leaving many of us ready to enthusiastically bid farewell to 2016 and greet the year to come. If you’ve been a bit too preoccupied with the upcoming holidays to give proper consideration to your New Year’s Eve plans, don’t worry- you can welcome 2017 in style while one of our Kramer Events DJs mixes the night away. Plenty of party with all the Kramer Events pizzazz, join us at one of these select events for a night you won’t forget!
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Kramer Events has won California Wedding Day’s award for Central Coast’s Best DJ 2016 !!! Our team is honored to be considered alongside such innovative and top-notch talent, and we humbly congratulate all of our fellow local nominees and winners.
This award is especially sweet considering each finalist is chosen by our peers; the brides, grooms, vendors, and California Wedding Day staff through an open voting process held online.
Kramer Events is excited to announce our part in Project Prom 2016! We will be one of the many local drop off venues for this amazing charity event! Drop off your donations of dresses and accessories anytime between now and May 3rd at our office and help a local young lady go to prom. Every girl deserves to have an amazing prom experience and this is a great way to help.
Are you a Vendor that serves proms in the area?
Donate your time in helping these girls get ready for their special day – or set your office as a collection site for local donations!
Are you looking for a dress for your prom?
Project Prom is open to ANY SLO County high school student looking for assistance in getting ready for prom. Shopping Day, where girls try on and pick out their dresses, will be Thursday, May 4th from 4pm – 6pm at Something Bridal.
To participate you simply need parental permission and to complete this online planning form.
We had an amazing time being apart of the first ever Finally I Do Wedding in San Luis Obispo! Brian and Amber were voted on by their community to receive a completely free wedding from participating wedding vendors. Their love story captured the heart of all of us and their undying love was evident from the moment they stepped into our office.
“Amber teaches seven art classes at Templeton High School and dedicates countless hours before, after school, and on weekends, mentoring her students. Amber started the student Art Club, served as the Assistant Activities Director /ASB advisor, and doubled the participation in the California Scholarship Federation club which emphasizes students serving their community. Brian is a Volunteer Firefighter with SLO County Fire and is the Training Officer for his station. In the role of Training Officer, Brian is also a mentor to new recruits, many of whom are students straight out of high school still trying to decide their paths in life. Instead of spending hours volunteering as mentors and roles models, Brian and Amber could take on second jobs to help save for their wedding. But the couple says they’re not interested in giving up their passion for helping and guiding others, simply to spend more money and energy on themselves. They were nominated by a former student and fire academy trainee.”