Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!

The Bridal Bar just wants to wish everyone a very happy and safe New Year's! We hope you and your new families enjoy a fantastic 2008 and we'll see you next year!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Still Eating Holiday Sweets?

To finish of 2007 we thought we would tease your sweet tooth a bit. Not to ignore the fact that you have probably been enjoying all the holiday chocolates, pies, and gift baskets at the office, but more to go out with a bang (and then get back on the diet on Jan. 1st)

Dig in and enjoy!

The first item on the menu is the beautiful cake above by Fantasy Frostings.

Our favorite, whimsical creations.From top left, The Cake Girls, top right The Cake Girls, bottom left Get Married (photo by Terrell Clark), bottom right photo by Zen Todd Photography & Films.

For the more formal bride...(click photo to enlarge)Photos from top left Get Married (photo by Terrell Clark), photo by Jules Bianchi, photo by Mike Colon, Very Different Cakes, Frosted Art, photo by Robert Evans Studios, Oh, How Charming!

For the dessert lover (not to be confused with the cake lover)...From top left The Patina Group, Paul Bott & Co, Paul Bott & Co, Oh, How Charming, Paul Bott & Co.

For the cupcake fanatic, a different twist...(click photo to enlarge)From top left, photo by Robert Evans Studios, Oh, How Charming!, Occasions, Special Occasions Inc, Wolfgang Puck, Vanilla Bake Shop.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thanks Grace Ormonde!

We just received our advance copies of the beautiful Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine and once again the book is absolutely amazing!

Check out two of The Bridal Bar's events and several fabulous vendors featured:

The organic weddings event we co-hosted with Wolfgang Puck Catering with the amazing decor by Tic Tock and Classic Party Rentals:Mary's tabletop from Occasions at The Patina Bride Show we co-hosted with Patina Catering (at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.)Trend-setting? Eden (from End Design) created this vision of a modern and mirrored ceremony. Below that, her bouquets in the greens and white palette that is so popular today. Thanks Rita!And lastly, be sure to check out Special Occasions' tips and hot spots for destination weddings. Our favorite? Anyplace on Virgin Gorda, they suggest Biras Creek Resort.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We hope all of your fabulous Christmas Eve weddings were as magical as hoped!

And a special congrats to one of The Bridal Bar's favorite Christmas wedding clients - Katherine Heigl. She and her fiance, Josh Kelley wed in Utah over the weekend and we were lucky enough to have a hand in the planning. Congratulations to you both! To see all the amazing photos, check out next week's issue of OK Magazine. (The above photo courtesy of WireImage.) And a belated congrats to Katherine's MOH, her sister Meg who wed in the Fall. We wish both of your new families are wonderful New Year!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More Holiday Treats

You won't find us too frequently on the blog for the next week or so as we catch up on some much needed r&r and of course and more importantly, catch up on work :)

But in the meantime, enjoy some beautiful holiday designs by Eddie at Tic Tock.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Right Shoe, Wrong Time of Year

But we don't care! We just LOVE these shoes too much to wait 'til spring or summer to share with you! Jane Rafter has a line of interchangeable, comfy, handmade leather sandals that serve as three pairs in one. Packaged in a ready-to-go-gift, the beautiful silk bag will make your maids swoon but what's inside is even better.

According to Jane..."the padded leather soles, which carry an indelible signature design, are simply luxurious. When in place, the uppers (straps and embellishments) of the sandals appear fixed and delicate - but they are both detachable and very strong. The secret is in the three attachment points: through a simple system of locking beads, the uppers can be changed quickly and easily." - three shoe styles in one, for those of you confused :)What a wonderful way to walk down the aisle and have two other pairs of shoes to show off later (all for the price of one.) With the three detachable straps and beaded accessories, each maid can design her own shoe style while the group still has a cohesive look.

Thanks to Bree from the Wedding Tulle Blog for such a fabulous find! Check out her site for regular hot tips and other trends like these.

Fun for the Party

Make'm Mingle has these fun little buttons that could be great conversation starters for your rehearsal dinner. From the wedding planner to the date of your grandma, everyone will get a kick out of their titles. Buy a big selection, fill a jar at the entrance, and let your guests pick the pin that suits them best. It's all about the ice breakers at the pre-wedding parties.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tag I'm It

We've been tagged. By the lovely ladies over at The Bridal Wish List. I think this means we are part of the "cool crowd" in blog-speak. So here goes! The rules are...

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven random factoids:

1. I live and die for packaging and collect any and all of it that serves no purpose2. Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, and target is a close second3. I start listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween and my tree never survives the season because I get it so darn early.4. No matter what over the top weddings I work on, I want a small, no frills one for myself5. I talk to my dogs like equals6. I'm about to be an aunt for the first time7. I'm the only female in my generation. In fact, my family has only had one female in every generation long past living memory.
Now it's time to're it:
Hostess Blog, Blue Orchid Designs, Style Me Pretty,, Create My Event, What Junebug Loves, The Wedding Planner's Blog.

Have fun!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday Ideas

Feast your eyes on this new line of gifts and packaging by Fiore Designs. They will present your bottles of wine, shop 'til they drop, and create stunning baskets and boxes of goodies for your friends and colleagues. They almost look too good to open!

Monday, December 10, 2007

More Holiday Savings

R-Mine Bridal is hosting another insane sample sale now through the end of the year. With discounts up to 75% off on all their hot designers, this could be Christmas morning all month long!Check out their website for both store locations and holiday hours.
12242 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 505-9064
Happy Shopping!

Bridal Bar San Diego!

It's official! The Bridal Bar has officially launched a second location, in sunny San Diego...La Jolla to be exact. This is so exciting! We've been waiting far too long to shout it from the roof tops!

Now brides-to-be in SD and the rest of the country looking for that perfect destination wedding we've got all you need, right at your fingertips. The Bridal Bar San Diego will officially open it's doors to the betrothed on Jan. 15th. In the meantime, if you are a wedding professional with an impeccable reputation, fabulous service, and a love for weddings, call or email Regina and Anseth for information on how to get involved.

The Bridal Bar San Diego
5646 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-1685 ph and anseth@bridalbar.comWe hope to see you in San Diego soon!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Fab Wedding Finds

Room Service Home has some great holiday and wedding finds that we wanted to share.

Check out our favorites...A custom self-inking stamp perfect for favor tags, save the dates, or change of address notes.Couples Shower Kit complete with invitations, name tags, games, door tag, and lots more.And to remind ourselves to have a little humor when you get stressed with all the planning - a history of bad bridal fashion book.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Party Pics

Just a few wrap up photos of our Bridal Bar holiday bash, where our members get to gather and enjoy an evening of no work and all play. This year it was held at the breathtaking Vantage Room, a circular glass event space overlooking the Hollywood sign in Hollywood & Highland.

Thanks for everyone that came and helped make it a wonderful evening!Our favorite from the night? Wolfgang Puck's signature cookies on a stick with a shot of milk...Thanks so much to Meredith Oritt at Wolfgang Puck Catering for making it ALL happen and to Suzi Finer for the photos!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Hunter's Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone!

In the spirit of giving we wanted to reach out to our loyal readers. One of our own, Zen Todd Photography & Films, is going through a somber holiday this season. Zen and Lenore's one year old beautiful boy, Hunter, was diagnosed over Thanksgiving with Leukemia. Hunter is usually a smiling, giggling, energetic little Zen and we want to restore him to his joyful self as soon as possible. If you haven't bought your corporate gifts this holiday, consider a gift that could change a life.

The Bridal Bar is accepting donations for Hunter, should you be able to make a contribution. Checks should be made out to:

National Children's Leukemia Foundation C/O Hunter Thawley

Send to The Bridal Bar at:
624 N. Doheny Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

We will see to it that Zen, Lenore, and Hunter receive your generous gifts. And for those that can't afford to donate, they need your thoughts and prayers too!

For regular updates on Hunter's condition, check out Zen Todd Blog, where Zen is trying to update us regularly.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Be Still My Heart

Monique is having a sample sale! That's right ladies, get your credit cards ready and don't miss up to 90% discounts on bridal and ready to wear gowns.

The deets...

Monique Lhuillier
708 N. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Dec. 5 and 6
10 am to 6 pm

To make an appointment, call (323) 655-1088

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Blinged Out Bubbly

If you live in NYC then you are in for a holiday treat! Check out this temporary boutique set up by Moet & Chandon in SoHo. Bring in any Moet pre-purchased product and get your bubbly blinged out. For $30 they will adorn your holiday gifts with Swarovski Crystals in up to seven characters. Perfect to take to a New Year's party bedazzled with the date, a winter wedding with the couple's monogram, or just treat yourself to some kitchen art.

Not in NYC, perhaps a wedding DIY project for your reception tables?