VENUE TYPE: Estate / House / Mansion / Villa

The Picnic Project: This Bruschetta and Cocktail Recipe Is Our Summer Go To
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27184
VENUE:
Rooftop
LOCATION:
Oceanside
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
The Picnic Project
Rooftop How To
Oceanside, CA
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Who said picnics had to actually incorporate picnic baskets? We've taken the age old tradition of packing a picnic and setting up a display of tasty goods with friends to the roof. Literally. Summer has officially made it's grand entrance and we are taking advantage of all it has to offer - starting with a rooftop picnic to kick off the season of fun and sun. 

From three easy ways to have your dinner in style to our cocktail of the summer, we've got your covered. Get out your pen and paper, you'll want to take notes. 

 

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West Elm Has A Holiday House AND You Can Rent It
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27110
VENUE:
The West Elm House
LOCATION:
Palm Springs
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Vacation House
Mid Century Modern
Palm Springs
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Newsflash! Everybody’s favorite mid-century inspired furniture shop has opened up a holiday rental house in Palm Springs. That’s right, West Elm has decked out this 1950s “Alexander” pool house with all their own fittings and set up a 3-bedroom spot with the best of style. Whether you’re looking for a house worthy of a Slim Aarons inspired photo shoot, or a place to get together with a few of your best holiday-loving babes, the West Elm House is so on-trend right now.

Photos by Landon Vonderschmidt

 

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Real Women Report: Femme Photogs, We’ve Got A Workshop You’ll Want To Sign Up For
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27112
VENUE:
Hey Sista Workshop
LOCATION:
Portland
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hey Sista Workshop
DIY
Portland Gathering
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Today, our Real Women Report features a girl gang that’s producing all-female workshops for photographers in the wedding industry. Sound up your alley? Yep, we thought this would be a #RealWomenReport you’d find interesting. These small group gatherings of ten women are equal parts community building, retreat, learning and enjoyment. The workshops take place over four days and are filled with shooting, editing and inspiration, with a focus on women supporting one another through a growing network of small businesses.

With ladies joining in on the action from all corners of the world, the Hey, Sista community is diverse and welcoming. Here’s the story behind these events, straight from the founders of this sisterhood.

Photography by Lauren Apel + Allison Harp


Hey Sista Workshop Portland Oregon

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See the Gorgeous Event That Brought 75 Wedding Professionals to RT Lodge
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27094
VENUE:
RT Lodge
LOCATION:
Maryville, Tennessee
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Industry Gathering
Woodsy Comfort
Southern Lodge
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Beautifully hidden away in a forest on an historic college campus, RT Lodge makes you feel like you’re staying at an upper class friend’s vacation home. There are acoustic guitars to play around the fire, where you’ll also find a s’mores station. There’s badminton, corn hole, croquet, and volleyball to be played. It’s basically your own personal estate while you’re there.

So it’s no wonder that dozens of wedding professionals descended upon this secluded sanctuary in Maryville, Tennessee. It was quite the picturesque event to behold. We simply had to know more, so we chatted with Katherine Stinnett, RT Lodge’s Group Sales and Marketing Manager.

Photography by Natalie Watson 

 

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Better Together: Two Wedding Industry Insiders Share The Inside Scoop On Their Relationship On Location And Off
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27107
VENUE:
All Over The World
LOCATION:
All Over The World
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Better Together Series
Married Wedding Industry Insiders Tell All
All Over The World
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

The month of love is drawing to a close so to end our #BetterTogether series for February, we are featuring one last couple that is very near and dear to us here at The Venue Report. Meet Jose Villa and Joel Serrato: boss couple, photographer extraordinaires, and very (very!) dear friends. This couple’s journey has led them to travel the globe together while photographing some of the most fabulously elite events of modern time. Their work has been featured in every major magazine you can think of and they can now add ‘book publishers’ to their already impressive resumes having written books on their photography skills. They are admired near and far by event photographers for their signature film photography making their simple but stunning style the gold standard.

How did we meet this dynamic duo? Let's just say this love affair started almost a decade ago when our founder Cortnie started working with Jose on several styling projects that eventually led to him photographing her and Donny’s wedding. (insert link to wedding). Since then, Cortnie and Donny have gotten to know this couple by traveling together to Bora Bora (insert link), Hawaii and Palm Springs. You really get to know a couple when you travel with them and let's just say, we would happily travel with them a million more times for the pleasure of their company and steadfast friendship (which we all know says a lot). All in all, Jose and Joel certainly prove that they are #BetterTogether.

Photography by J WILKINSON CO

 

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