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?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Lovely Wedding by Paul Bott

We wanted to share this inspiring event by Paul Bott. He wrote to us telling us of the meaning this wedding had for him.

It was by far was the perfect mix of all the elements that make a "special day" as they say.......special and all starts with great people, this case the bride and groom, amy and warren, and the loving parents who were all part of the planning...........then the "story"..there is always a story, a love story, but in this case not only was the love story unusual, but the love story was inspired. amy and warren are both fight pilots.......they flew missions in iraq, where they met, and fell in love........and if i understand this whole story correctly..there love is something very visible and they share it with everybody they know, with a simple smile, a quite but focused glance, kind words.......and gifts.........yes they gave me a gift, actually more then one, but this gift came after our first meeting when i was so impressed with what they did that on the very next visit, they gave me a framed reversible one side them in the cockpit of there jet, and on the other side a picture of them flying in the jet over the blue water of the Mediterranean was overwhelming to a guy who as a kid could only think of flying jet planes!anyway, back to the is so refreshing to see two people who love each other and show it in such a way that it is infectious........the way they also love their families, their country, and they way they showed their love and respect for all who they encounter.

for us in the service business, it is so clear that our goals are always to give a couple the happiest day in their life as we plane and produce their wedding.........when you encounter a couple like amy and warren, that goal is a clear, focused, path from which there is no turning back.......for me, working on this wedding was as with all weddings not with out it's bumps, and glitches, but because of the impression that amy and warren made on me from the first moment i met them, i just felt that this was a mission i had to complete, this was a wedding that had not only a huge success but also for me an experience as to how i fell love.......

so, on October 6, 2007.........amy and warren exchange vows in front of their families and friends and proceeded in celebrating their experience until the venue finally had to say good night.for me this experience was one of the best i ever had, the experience of complete satisfaction, a complete experience of giving, creating, and seeing the results of all of this on the faces of the guests, in the smiling eyes of the families, and especially the happy faces of amy and me this is the reason we as wedding professionals do what we do........ i had my "babettes's feast experience" all over again.this was a magical, life changing evening for all.many people made this wedding the success that it was, including the mom and dad...BIG TIME, nicole de mers from "most organized bride, chana and don the best wedding photographers, and tim altbaum who married amy and warren and kept us all dancing...........

And it is letters like this and love stories like theirs that remind us why we are in the wedding business and we are happy and grateful to share it with you. Enjoy!

Holiday Sale

Bubble Letters NYC is having a holiday sale! If you live in NYC (or find yourself there doing some holiday shopping) stop by their place this Wednesday, December 5th from 6pm to 9pm to stock up on all the trimmings. From tags to cards to stationary, Santa comes early this year! Wish we could be there!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sofitel Party Pics

Back in early Summer we co-hosted a little fete at the reinvented and renovated Sofitel Los Angeles. What a party!

Check out the absolutely fabulous decor by Eddie at Tic Tock. The palette was yellow, black, white, and grey - the tones of the hotel with a splash of color. Yellow is such a great accent color (or anchor color for that matter) to really warm up a space and make your event memorable.Photos courtesy of our co-host Your Wedding Day Magazine.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Carolina Herrera Sample Sale Time

Carolina Herrera is giving brides an early Christmas gift this year - more sample sale dresses!

Thursday, Nov. 29, Friday Nov. 30, and Saturday, December 1st from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Melrose Place store, the holidays come early! Up to 50% off floor samples and in-stock gowns (lots of sizes and styles available); veils and Manolo Blahnik shoes up to 50% off; and even mother of the bride and select evening wear up to 50% off!

To get your appointment, contact Maradee Wahl at (323) 782-9090.
Carolina Herrera is located at 8441 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Play nice ladies! Santa's watching (and it's Carolina Herrera for pete's sake!)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

What a Wedding!

We just got these photos from one of our favorite planners, Cobalt Events. All we can say is wow, what a wedding! Thanks for sharing Nicole!Photos by Behzad.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Our Favs from Vintage Week

All last week over on The Bridal Wish List Blog was a tribute to all things old (and new) that had the lovely look of vintage bridal. Our favorites? These fabulous purses from Perfect Details.What's your favorite vintage wedding touch?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Great Find

Sorry our posts were few and far between last week! We were up in Napa Valley for a wonderful wedding event (which we will share soon.) In the meantime, check out these great gifts we found at Z Gallerie.What perfect wedding favors, hostess gifts for the holidays, or wedding present for the happy couple!

Audrey Magazine

The Bridal Bar was featured in the newest issue of Audrey Magazine. Their wedding issue featured a huge spread with all our tips and trends of the Asian American couple. Pick up a copy today.Thanks Audrey!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Breakfast with Santa

It's that time of year again and Patina Catering is hosting their annual Breakfast with Santa!

Here's the scoop...

December 15, 16, and 22nd
11am to 2pm

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Call 213-972-7565 for reservations
$35 for adults, $18 for children under 10 years

What better way to kick off the holidays than with some good food, good company, tree trimming, pictures with Santa, and ornament and cookie decorating for the kids

Friday, November 09, 2007

Funny Friday

As a fan of the HBO comic, Bill Maher, I enjoy reading The Wedding Planner's Blog on Fridays. They have spun Bill's "New Rules" segment into a comical satire about what not to do for your wedding. It's Friday, have some fun! And New Rule: Remember to laugh at yourself every so often during your planning process!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Jobyna's Sample Sale

Jobyna's Bridal is having a blow out sale this Sunday, Nov. 11th. Check out their amazing deals on gowns by INES DI SANTO, EDGARDO BONILLA, LAZARO, AMY MICHAELSON, ALVINA VALENTA, MAGGIE SOTTERO, ALLURE & much more. The best part of the event, no appointments needed!

Where to go...

Jobyna's Bridal & Tuxedo
3325 N. Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA 91208

When to go...

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007

Receive an additional 10% off from 9am to 1pm

Last night The Bridal Bar made a special appearance on Jay McGraw's new show, Decision House. Dr. Phil was in-studio helping one engaged couple deal with the stress that is planning a wedding, and The Bridal Bar was there to help with the process! Thanks to everyone in production, it was a pleasure to work with you!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta is next up on our fashion recap. His work just gets better and better!

Photos from New York Magazine.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Santa Barbara Wedding Event This Weekend

If you are getting married in Santa Barbara, be sure to check out the swanky bridal fete this weekend at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. For more information, click here.

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
from 11am until 4pm

Register now and save ~ $20 pre-registry,
1st 50 brides to RSVP receive an exclusive gift bag
($30 at the door)

Private Custom Tour:
Saturday, November 10th
Private custom tour of Santa Barbara

VIP Lounge:
YWD invites you to attend the VIP Lounge on the evening of Saturday November 10th. Enjoy cocktails, hors d' oeuvres, music and great conversation. Tickets to the VIP Lounge are included with your purchase of event passes for Sunday, November 11th.

Monday, November 05, 2007

R-Mine Bridal Sample Sale

R-Mine Bridal is having a sample sale (a giant one!) This weekend, Saturday, Nov. 10th and Sunday, Nov. 11th they will be selling designer gowns at up to 90% off!!! Yes, you read correctly, 90%!!!! The designer sale includes gowns by the following:

Badgley Mischka
Carolina Herrera
Elizabeth Fillmore
Jenny Packham
Kenneth Pool
Melissa Sweet
Oscar de la Renta
Priscilla of Boston
Reem Acra
St. Pucchi
Ulla Maija

Appointments are strongly recommended. Please call 818.505.9064 to schedule.

R-Mine Bridal
12242 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Another Fun Show!

Are you a fabulous bride-to-be planning an extravagant wedding for 2008? Is your wedding going to be the social event of the year? Are you and your bridesmaids completely wrapped up in the excitement of planning your big day? Do you want the world to see you get sent off in style?

If so, we’re looking for you. A major cable network is looking for the country’s most fabulous brides-to-be and their bridal parties to be the subject of a new reality show. BRIDAL PARTY documents the excitement of planning the most luxurious, glamorous, stylish and exclusive weddings in 2008.

Following every major event in the months leading up to the big day, BRIDAL PARTY is a show about friendship, rites of passage, love, family, shopping and one long, lavish farewell party as a group of girlfriends do everything they can to send their bride off in high-style.

To be considered, tell us a little about yourself. Please include:
Your name
Contact info
Wedding date and location
Personal background information about the bride and the bridal party
Tell us why you and your bridesmaids should be the subject of this reality show

If you are cast you in the show, we’ll provide:
A stipend during the time of production
Access to trade out opportunities for wedding related products
A wedding tape to end all wedding tapes

Send information to:

Good luck!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Making Memories is hosting their Los Angeles Sample Sale for Brides Against Breast Cancer. Come out and support this amazing cause, and perhaps find the bridal gown of your dreams too! Can't beat that for a Saturday afternoon.WHAT:
The Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation will bring 2,000 beautiful, name brand and designer wedding gowns, donated by manufacturers, designers, bridal shops, and individuals to Los Angeles brides-to-be through its Brides Against Breast Cancer charity wedding gown sale. Dresses range in price from $99 to $1300, including designer gowns valued at up to $15,000, sizes 4 to 24. Most dresses are at least 50% off. Dress donations will also be accepted at the event.

Monday, November 5
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm VIP NIGHT
Tickets available at door - Bride + one guest $35
First Choice of incredible designer gowns - Racks restocked throughout event, Pink sparkling wine and appetizers. Qantas Sydney Dream Honeymoon auction starting at $699, other auctions and Gift Bags for brides.

Tuesday November 6
8 am - 10 pm free admission to sample sale

Wednesday November 7
8 am - 5 pm free admission to sample sale

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Pavilion Ballroom
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Century City, CA 90067

To pre-register, click here. Registration at the door is available.

To donate a gown, click here

To volunteer, click here

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Start off November with a Sale!

The Fusion Company is having a pre-holiday sale to kick off November. For the next ten days, receive 15% off all orders. Corporate gifts, registry items, or parents presents, check it out and buy now before the sale ends!