Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Weddingish Sample Sale & Greener Tee's

Reminding everyone to come out this Saturday, April 28th from 1pm to 4pm to The Bridal Bar for fun drinks by Martini & Rossi, yummy cookies and treats by Weddingish and great gifts, deals, and GREEN finds from Weddingish.

Check out their new line of organic cotton tanks for the bride and maids and come shop 'til you drop this weekend!

The Bridal Bar
624 N. Doheny Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(cross street is Santa Monica Blvd.)

Saturday, April 28th
1pm to 4pm

Robert Evans Studios Shoots Singer Anastacia's Wedding in Mexico

Congratulations to Robert Evans Studios for another job well done and of course to Anastacia and her new husband on their recent nuptials.

This past weekend in a picturesque fishing village in Mexico TomKat's Photographer Robert Evans and his team captured the memories of the beautiful bride and her family and friends' every move over the several days of celebrations. Anastacia wed her bodyguard boyfriend Wayne Newton, after several years together. For the photos and more details on the weekend's festivities, pick up the next issue of People Magazine.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Make Every Day Earth Day

So yesterday being Earth Day and all we thought it not appropriate to flip the switch and log on to blog. Instead we speant the day in the beautiful Los Angeles outdoors "hugging people and planting trees," the sentiment Paul Frank Stores are suggesting. We hope you had a wonderful weekend outdoors as well and we will be back with more news the celebrity wedding shot by one of our photographers over the weekend...stay tuned!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Docuvitae's Very Own Green Wedding

Docuvitae's owner and founder Laura Kleinhenz had a little wedding of her own last fall and now we're here to tell you a little 'bit about it.

Laura and Daniel (and their dog) make one adorable family, but before they settled down in married town, they hosted an intimate affair with a few friends and loved ones by their sides. Shot of course by talented team members at Docuvitae Photography & Super 8, take a look at some of their vintage (a.k.a. green) details. They used and re-used family heirlooms to make their ceremony personal and eco-friendly. Wed under a vintage chuppah using an heirloom Kiddish cup they celebrated in their families' past and paid respect to their new family's future. At dinner, vintage champagne flutes and cloth napkins were used by guests in the outdoor, natural setting of a loved one's home.

Keeping it simple kept the event elegant. Laura and Daniel wed in the daylight which made for some beautiful images and saved on wasted electricity. Minimal florals meant minimal waste (and cost) and yet no detail was left undone. So, well done Laura & Daniel and congratulations on your nuptials (we just love it when one of our own leaves the nest)!! For more on this fabulous wedding, you can see the happy couple on E! News running now.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Hello!Lucky Green Invitations...

Hello!Lucky has been green with their custom designed invitations long before green was the new black. The girls are getting green, brown, and all kinds of colors in their letterpress studio these days.

Using 100% recycled fiber & tree-free stocks, now your invitations can actually save a tree! Not into the cause quite as much? The normal paper stocks used in the Hello!Lucky line are 100% cotton rag paper, which is also a renewable resource.

Invitations can cost our environment a lot more than your pocketbook will feel. Be conscious when ordering and save on the waste of your wedding right from the start!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Weddingish Sample Sale! Saturday, April 28th

Weddingish and The Bridal Bar are hosting a sample sale! Take a break from wedding planning and saving the environment this month and come check out the latest and greatest in wedding party gifts and favors (at sample sale prices)!!!

Saturday, April 28th from 1pm to 4pm stop by and sip on complimentary cocktails by Martini & Rossi Asti and enjoy wedding cookies by Weddingish while shopping the day away!

Get great finds for you and your maids (and check our any last minute event professionals you may still be looking for too). Make it a wedding day, and bring your gals over to the bar and we'll see ya here!

When you leave, you'll be dressed like Eva, Marcia, and the rest of the cutting-edge celeb brides sporting these wears...

For questions, feel free to give us a ring at (310) 858-0119.

1pm to 4pm
Saturday, April 28th

The Bridal Bar
624 N. Doheny Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(cross street is Santa Monica Blvd.)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

End Design: You will be Green with Envy!

End Design is a full service floral and decor house with vast knowledge and experience in the greener side of life.

Having designed Alicia Silverstone's nuptials back in 2001, Eden Rodriguez, owner of End Design, knows how to go so green, your wedding can even be vegan! Whether you opt to wed outdoors in a natural setting (one location saves on fuel omissions versus two venues) or a formal hotel affair - find one that implements recycling programs and other eco-friendly business practices, your decor can come from the earth, not harm it.

With little touches of soy-based candlelight instead of energy-exhausting prop lighting and pulling decor from the spot where you wed, green decor is easier than you think. Vintage mason jars (pictured below) make for great recycled decor, as do an eclectic array of gathered chairs for seating (pictured above), the options are truly endless (at End Design - hehehe)...

Call Eden for more information on how she can honor your dream wedding and the earth equally!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Renaissance Studios Films Donates to the Greater Good

You can make a difference and go green with Renaissance Studios Films. The boutique company of wedding documentarians will capture your big day on vintage Super 8 film, 16mm film, and digital video, but what you don't know is -that with every film they make, they not only make you happy but make someone less fortunate happy as well.

Since it's inception in 2001, a portion of all Renaissance Studios proceeds have be donated to various charitable organizations with a sensitivity towards protecting the environment and combating global HIV/AIDS, poverty and social injustice.

Pictured here are co-owners Aaron and Chrissy Florence on a trip to Africa learning about the ecology of western Africa, and caring for people with polio and HIV/AIDS. To learn more about their causes and projects, click here.

Every little bit helps!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Mariah Nicole Mineral Makeup

Mariah Nicole Makeup and Hair Artistry has always been green, having built her business on the foundation of pure mineral products. Mariah custom blends her makeup to match each clients' skin using all mineral makeup components. The product is not only better for the environment, but better for your skin too - there are no perfumes, preservatives, dyes, or talc in the products, just pure minerals. Check out Mariah mixing one of her custom foundation blends... To learn more about these products and environmentally-friendly services, check out her brand spankin' new website by clicking here.

Friday, April 13, 2007


The Bridal Bar and many of its fabulous vendors practice eco-conscience business and offer "green wedding" services. EARTH DAY IS THIS MONTH, APRIL 22nd! And so in honor and celebration of this widely popular trend and this special day, we will be dedicating many blog entries over the next few weeks to those who can help you host a sustainable wedding. Speaking a foreign language to you? Going green simply means saving the environment wherever you can when planning your wedding. It can be as simple as selecting one venue instead of two in order to cut down on gas and the fuel emissions of guests travelling to multiple venues. Or it can be as elaborate as using reclaimed wood in building your decor, seeking out vintage details instead of buying new ones, hiring an organic caterer and florist, or even traveling to an eco-friendly hotel for your honeymoon. The bottom line, no matter how dedicated to the cause you are, there are baby steps that can be taken (as well as big ones) to limit the waste your wedding produces. So check back in the weeks to come and we will update you with tips and trends to help make that happen!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Photos Have Finally Arrived!

Take a look at the first few photos of The Bridal Bar and Classic Party Rentals' double size booth at A Soolip Wedding. We had such a great time as always, it's so fun to see all the familiar faces when the industry gets together for events like this! It was especially fun to see so many familiar brides visit us (and cocktail with us too - you know who you are :)

A special thanks to Sid at EventCo for the amazing pink lighting and to Jennifer and Becca of Fiore Designs for the stunning florals and tabletop designs. And don't you just LOVE those chocolate brown ottomans and sofas!?!? They are some of the yummy new products from Classic Party Rentals.

Until next year (or until we have more photos to share)...

Saturday, April 07, 2007

BBJ News...

Check out this stunning tabletop and new design patterns by BBJ Linen. They've launched a ton of new swatches this year and now you can read about their monthly updates in the e-newsletter.To sign up and receive all their latest and greatest simply fill out the form here. BBJ has offices across the country, so no matter where your event, let there be linens!And don't forget, a little linen goes a long way... :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Step Up Inspiration Awards

It's time for the 4th Annual Step Up Inspiration Awards!

A fantastic charitable organization (mixed with some great networking) is hosting its annual gala on April 20th, 2007 at Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Reg Bev Wil).

Individual tickets start at $125 (tax deductible) and will include lunch, teen photo exhibit, silent auction, and awards program honoring Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy), among others. Join us in honoring extraordinary women, celebrating philanthropy, and getting together for some fun (and elbow rubbing with Jessica Alba of course)!

Tickets and information available online at the Step Up website or by calling (213) 382-8012. Get your girlfriends together and come out and support local women's charities!!