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Honeysuckle, named the wedding color of 2011, is great for vibrant bouquets.

Honeysuckle was named the wedding color of 2011.

With the holidays over and 2010 now a memory, brides-to-be are looking ahead to what’s hot and new for 2011 wedding trends. From the ceremony to reception to décor and entertainment, there are many ways to personalize these trends to fit your wedding.

Murrieta's Well is just one of many beautiful outdoor venues in Tri-Valley.

Outdoor ceremony and reception venues are a big trend of the new year. Tri-Valley is home to a number of beautiful winery venues with views of the sprawling vineyards and rolling hills. Just a few examples include Murrieta’s Well, Garre Winery, Concannon Vineyard and Wente Vineyards.

Selecting wedding colors is often a first step in deciding a decorative theme. Honeysuckle has been named the wedding color of 2011. The vibrant hue is eye-catching and is a great choice for couples looking to make a bold statement with décor elements.

The popularity of food trucks has even hit the wedding day! This is a perfect option for the cocktail hour.

Catering and food options are evolving in 2011, as well. Trends in wedding dining mirror everyday culinary trends. Think small bites and food trucks! Tapas-style and buffets are hot this year, allowing for a more casual and informal affair. If you’re planning a very relaxed event, consider a trendy food truck.

Vintage elements like passed down family jewelry, photo booths, favors from classic brands and relaxed poses for photography create a romantic nostalgic vibe will give your wedding a timeless style.

Whatever your theme, colors or creative elements, the most important thing is to make it unique and make it your own. All the 2011 trends can be adapted to fit your style and budget. If you’re ready to get started, be sure to look into our complimentary planning assistance.

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A sophisticated table arrangement at a Casa Real wedding. Photo courtesy of Tyler Vu Photography.

A sophisticated table arrangement. Photo courtesy of Tyler Vu Photography.

Whether you’re just beginning to plan your wedding or are in the process of working out the last few details, be sure to check out the Modern Luxury Bridal Event on Saturday, August 15, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

More than 3,000 brides are expected to attend the event filled with decadent hors d’oeuvres and gourmet tastings from renowned chefs, champagne and martini bars, the glamour of the Vera Wang and Monique Lhuiller High Fashion Runway Show and magnificent exhibits.

Table design at Casa Real

A dramatic table display. Photo courtesy of Tyler Vu Photography.

While you’re there, stop by the Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau booth and discover all that the area has to offer for your wedding. Whether you’re planning a event for 30 or 300, the Tri-Valley has beautiful venues and creative vendors to help your visions become a romantic reality.

Be sure to ask about our exclusive offer for Modern Luxury Bridal Event attendees. When you book 10 rooms for your wedding using our complimentary wedding planning assistance, you’ll receive a $200 gift card.

Tickets are still available for the Modern Luxury Bridal Event and can be purchased online or at the door. If you choose to buy your tickets at the door, be sure to print your coupon for discount tickets.

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The bright sun, clear skies and little chance of rain make the summer months the popular for weddings. While brides don’t have to contend with the cold, excessive heat can also be a worry.

Murrietta's Well

Shade makes for a pleasant afternoon wedding at Murrieta's Well in Livermore.

The Tri-Valley can be very warm during the summer, with peak temperatures often flirting with the century mark. Fortunately, there are several things a bride can do to limit the heat’s affect on the big day.

Outdoor weddings are a favorite among many brides and grooms. Pick an outdoor venue that will have shade during the time of your ceremony.

Looking your best in the heat of summer can be a challenge. Consider weather when choosing your hairstyle. The Tri-Valley is typically hot and dry during the summer. Consider applying a leave-in conditioner the week before your big date to make your hair shiny and healthy and consider wearing your hair up.

Apply layers of light makeup instead of thick foundation to reduce shine.

Apply layers of light makeup for a radiant look.

For the perfect complexion in photos, apply light amounts of makeup in layers. Avoid heavy, thick foundation that will increase the appearance of shine.

Remember your guests will experience the heat, too. Recommend they wear lighter clothing and make sure to have plentiful beverages on hand throughout the event to stay hydrated.

There are many ways to get some relief from the heat without it putting a damper on the day. Many Tri-Valley venues allow weddings to be held in the morning or early evening to avoid the hottest part of the day. To find out more about some of the beautiful wedding venues in the Tri-Valley, check out the Tri-Valley CVB website.

With some advanced planning you will stay cool, look flawless and have a great time with your family and friends.

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A couple enjoying the vineyards in Livermore Valley

A couple enjoying the vineyards in Livermore Valley

So you’re going to the chapel to get married?  There are few places in the country you can plan a wedding year-round and the Tri-Valley is one of them.  Whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall you can be sure your special day will be picture perfect.

The Tri-Valley hosts thousands of weddings a year and whether it be in the brightly colored fall, warm summer, colorful spring or crisp winter the Tri-Valley offers event venues, attractions and entertainment for all.  Wineries, estates, churches, museums, galleries and golf course are a sampling of the more than 100 event facilities available to couples and their guests.

Popular Event Venues:
•    Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery – The perfect place for old-world luxury built in the foothills of wine country and is surrounded by 54 acres of lush vineyards.  It features a dramatic entry hall, rustic ceremony room and beautiful courtyard.

•    Palm Event Center – Elegantly situated in the Livermore Valley and wrapped by expansive, verdant vines, the Palm is a luxurious winery estate perfect for any wedding ceremony or reception.

•    Wente Vineyards Restaurant and Events Center – Nestled in the rolling hills of wine country, Wente Vineyards provides a setting and experience unmatched by any other in the Bay Area offering beautiful vistas and a lush natural environment.

Once you have your special place picked out you may want to tell your guests about the many dining and activities located in the area.  These are perfect for that last minute bachelorette party, golf outing or rehearsal dinner.

A Fun Rehearsal dinner spot - Campo Di Bocce

A Fun Rehearsal dinner spot - Campo Di Bocce

Wedding Weekend Activities
To welcome your guests to a weekend of fun, visitors can meet in one of Tri-Valley’s historic downtowns for a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants or pubs.  To start the weekend off right, why not take part in a fun game of bocce ball with Italian cuisine at Campo di Bocce?

If the bride and her girls want to relax and enjoy a little pampering before the big day, they can visit any one of the indulgent spas of the Tri-Valley including the Purple Orchid Inn Resort & Spa or The Pleasanton Spa.  The groom and his friends may enjoy a round of golf at one of the areas pristine courses such as Poppy Ridge Golf Course, The Bridges Golf Club or Callippe Preserve Golf Course.

From intimate barrel rooms to grand event centers, the Tri-Valley offers all the details to make your special day simply breathtaking and memorable.

Best of all, the Tri-Valley, California Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) provides complimentary event planning assistance for couples including venue selection, site tours, accommodations, activity planning and more.  For a complete list of Tri-Valley event venues, restaurants and activities or to contact the Tri-Valley CVB, visit www.visittrivalleyca.com.

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