Stripes are in!

We see lots of wedding trends come and go here at dock580. One trend we know is IN, is stripes! :) These brides took the cake with their bold striped designs paired with their own personal flair!

We LOVED this bride's beachy Kate Spade inspired theme, featuring light pink Tuscan style table linens with navy striped overlays!

This beautiful cake by Enticing Icings carried the adorable stripe and bow tie accents throughout the space!


The Venue was a vision in black and white stripes with sparkly gold accents, which created a stunningly chic atmosphere that made their guests feel like stars!

Kittie's Cakes whipped up the adorable cupcakes and bride and groom's cake for their dessert table!


We hope you feel inspired by these brides' stripes! No two stripes are the same, and we're excited to see what our future bride and grooms come up with next!


- abby, dock580 coordinator :)




Indoor Ceremonies with Style at dock580 

Let's be honest, sometimes rain dances don't work like we want them to! We know first hand because it has been a rainy spring here at dock580, and many of our ceremonies have had to move indoors from the courtyard area. The good news is, there are many ways to make the indoor spaces at dock580 look just as amazing!

'                   The original historic brick of the building make for an earthy, rustic backdrop for a wedding ceremony!


The coordinators got creative by moving some of this client's planned outdoor decorations indoors to beautify the space! The string lights that come with the space add just the right amount of sparkle to any event!


Although a rainy wedding day may not be ideal, there are lots of ways to transform the indoor spaces at dock580 to create a unique and special atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy!

Check back soon to see more pictures from our events this summer!


:) Abby - dock580 Coordinator




The Loft - front table decorations

One of the great features of The Loft is the antique wooden table in the foyer where guests enter the space.  Clients always ask what kind of decor they should incorporate on that table.  Below are a few examples of what our brides and grooms have come up with in the past:

Lauren used a reclaimed wooden window to display some of her engagement photos with paper mache letters of her initials.  Pictures are a great way to utilize the table, as well as welcome your guests to the space.

Kate had her ceremony at The Loft as well as her reception, so she placed her guest book on the front table with some wintery decor.  It's always nice for guests to have something to do while they wait for the wedding to begin.

Sara incorporated both her guest book, family wedding photos, and programs for her ceremony in her decor.  She also used potted succulents in lieu of flowers, very trendy right now.

Sarah wanted to carry her vintage theme through to the front wooden table, so she brought lots of ecclectic decor to display.  She created her own burlap table runner, and even brought her grandpa's sailor hat from his Navy days to tuck into the basket underneath.

These pictures are great examples of how this simple piece of furniture can work with a whole tablescape or just a little decoration.  Get creative, and above all, make sure to reflect your personality.  Check back soon for more event photos!


--Sr. Event Coordinator


Wedding trends and ideas

Mason jars have become very popular in lieu of centerpiece vases and in other aspects of wedding decor of late.  They exude an ecclectic, vintage feel that a lot of our clients want to evoke.  Below are some examples of events at The Venue and The Loft that used mason jars in beautiful and interesting ways.

The blue color is the most popular, but also the most sought after.  Plan to start early at garage and yard sales, antique malls, and flea markets to make sure there are enough for your event.

Burlap and twine, vintage books, and wildflowers completed the DIY aesthetic that Sarah was going for at her event in The Loft.  She even had an antique refrigerator overflowing with daisies!

Last fall, Lauren created her own cupcake display by utilizing mason jars and rectangular pieces of clear glass.  There were 3 sizes of jars to achieve different heights, and to secure the glass, she used round double-stick dots on the lids of the jars.

Thanks to all of our brides for sharing their photos, and check back soon for more!


Sr. Event Coordinator


Custom Menu - Speakeasy Theme

We had the priviledge of hosting a birthday party for our friend Sanito from Mukha Custom Cosmetics a few weeks ago at The Loft.  The theme of the party was 1920s speakeasy, and all of the guests were encouraged to come in vintage costumes.

Head Chef Mark Tolentino created a custom menu for the party to carry the theme through the appetizers.  Below is a sampling of some of the dishes:

Deviled eggs topped with smoked salmon

Individual relish cups in adorable teeny tiny martini glasses from Lasting Impressions:

Lollipop lamb chops with mint jelly:

From top to bottom:  potato croquette with beef medallion and horseradish cream, mushroom ragout topped with brie in phylo cup, crispy pork belly with pineapple, and spinach and feta stuffed mushrooms

Check out our Facebook for the full gallery of event photos!



Sr. Event Coordinator