Saturday, July 28, 2007

Vendor Spotlight: Fiore Designs

So we are trying something new today, if you like it, let us know. We are going to spotlight some of our favorite photos from our favorite vendors. Take a look, get inspired, and give 'em a call!

First up is Fiore Designs, a couture floral and decor house in Studio City. Owner Jennifer Katz has an eye for the "little luxuries" in life and a heart of gold...a dream to work with. Here are some of our favorites from their site...Fiore Designs
(818) 980-6410
11600 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA

Friday, July 27, 2007

Eat Organic...panties??

We came across this cute, cheeky line of organic cotton panties and thought we'd share it with you wives-to-be looking for new lingerie. It isn't your typical honeymoon swag, but in an effort be green (even in the bedroom) we thought you might find these fun! The organic cotton underwear by Buenostyle are made with 96% organic cotton and 4% lycra so they keep their shape. They use only low-impact dyes which are less harmful to the environment and the organic cotton is very soft to touch. Their website explains that there is a message behind the message. "You'll laugh when you read the pun, but you'll be making a smart choice.""Did you know that regular (non-organic) cotton farmers apply nearly one-third of a pound of chemical fertilizers and pesticides for every one pound of cotton harvested? Now why would you want that fabric next to your beautiful, delicate skin? These underwear are environmentally conscious, but with a sense of humor."

So remember to always "eat organic." :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Wedding Planning Audiocast

An interview with The Bridal Bar can now be heard on The Wedding Planning Audiocast Talk Radio. Check out the thirty minute sit down with us and some of the most talented industry greats on their site (think Colin Cowie and Ron Ben-Israel).

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Beach Weddings Hunt Continues...

Weddings 101: Destination California is the one hour WE Channel special that follows four brides as they exchange vows surrounded by some of California's most beautiful beaches. The California coast is the perfect wedding destination without a passport.

The WE channel is looking for what's hot, hip and in-style; showing the latest trends and providing great tips. Think Laguna Beach, San Diego, Big Sur, Malibu, etc...and this could be you!!!

If you want to be one of the lucky's what you need to know:

The Show will feature 4 beach/coastal weddings in California.
The main focus is on the celebration details, planning etc. as opposed to the couples relationship.
There will be before and after interviews with couple: how they met, and why did they choose the location.
There will be interviews with coordinator about the planning etc.
There will be filming the moment coordinator arrives at the location and shoot the whole wedding as it comes together. Also we want to shoot some footage of the beautiful bride and groom as they get ready to say their I do's.
Crew would consist of about 5 people.
1-2 days of shooting commitment required.
The cameras and crew will be non intrusive at the wedding.

This is an up beat, positive special that allows the viewers to get a feel for the tremendous amount of work and effort that goes into planning the picture perfect event at the most picturesque location.

Here is the info needed for consideration:
Location? Date? Time? Ceremony? Reception? Cocktail hour? Color scheme?
Unique touches? Favors? Center pieces? Lighting? Setting? Flowers? Wedding party? Music? Cuisine? Number of people? How couple met? Occupations? Ages?
A Photo? And anything else you think I might want to know. As much great info as you have!

To submit your real wedding to producers for consideration, please contact Kaos Entertainment at 310-998-3288 and ask for Jamie Pagliano or email her at

Good Luck and we hope to see you on tv soon!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


When getting ready to walk down the aisle there is so much to think about, remember to purchase, and put on before you even before get to your dream dress. Well, now there is a new kind of unmentionable to wear under your gown that just might save you from a chilly night under the stars (or at looking chilly in those gorgeous photos). Nippies are the couture tape to cover your shapes (and they come in different shapes too). With a bridal line in white lace and neutral palettes, your heart-shaped, butterfly-shaped, or x marks the spot shaped cover ups will keep you looking picture-perfect all the way through the day until you have the chance to "wow" him with your unmentionables later.

Bristols 6 makes nipple cover-ups in all shapes, sizes, and colors - so no matter your mood, you can be practical and perfect looking at the same time.Great for bridal shower gifts or even to give your maids to wear under that ultra fabulous bridesmaid dress, their line of nippies and stylin' tape will keep you stylin' on the big day.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Win a Martha Stewart Wedding!

Calling all couples! Want Martha to plan your nuptials? Oh, and free of charge of course! Check out this last chance to get in on the contest...

Wedding bells are ringing once again on NBC News' "Today" and one deserving couple's Big Day will get even bigger. In an unprecedented collaboration, “Today” will team up with Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine for the program's eighth annual wedding series. Sure to be the most picture-perfect wedding yet, the winning couple, voted on by viewers, will tie the knot at a dream location chosen by “Today” and the Martha Stewart team.

Known for her wedding expertise, style and attention to detail, Stewart will act as a “Today” wedding consultant. She and her team of wedding experts will collaborate with “Today” staffers on ideas for the rings, the wedding gown, the tux, the attendants' attire, and the cake, as well as the details for the ceremony and reception. Following tradition, “Today” viewers will vote on their favorite options to plan and finalize the nuptials. The ceremony will then be broadcast live on “Today,” Friday, October 5, 2007. The wedding will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.

In another new twist, “Today” will travel to specific locations in Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, and New York City to give engaged couples the opportunity to hand in their applications in person. Potential “Today” wedding couples will have a chance to meet Al Roker and “Today” producers and make lasting first impressions. Standout couples will be picked to be finalists for the wedding, and will appear on “Today.” Similar to years past, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite “Today” wedding couple finalists. All interested couples should visit The Today Show for submission information and entry applications. If you can make it in person, stop by these locales:

TUESDAY JULY 24th: (4:00-7:00 a.m. PT)
The Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

NBC Tower
454 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Today Show Plaza
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

In addition to submitting applications in the cities above, couples may also submit their applications online (in case you can't stand the heat).

Additional wedding-related tips and ideas will also be developed for broadcast throughout the wedding series, as well as on and on

Good luck and we hope to see you saying "I Do" soon!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Weddings by Wolfgang Puck Special Event

To the lucky few who will be in the Los Angeles Area on Tuesday, July 31st we have a very special event. Wolfgang Puck Catering and The Bridal Bar are hosting a green bridal evening of organic foods, sustainable decor, green cocktails, and great company. Join us in celebrating wedding season at a cocktail party hosted by the most well respected chef in the biz.

Here are the deets...(check out the beautiful tree-free invitations designed and letterpressed by Hello! Lucky)

Tuesday, July 31st
7pm to 10pm

The Annex
Hollywood and Highland (think Academy Awards)
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
5th Floor
Hollywood, CA

RSVP to The Bridal Bar at (310) 858-0119 or via email at

A donation to the Griffith Park Restoration Fund will be made through Tree People for every guest in attendance. It is our goal to once again make this beautiful park a place for weddings.

And be sure to check out the websites of all the amazing contributing sponsors of this green fete:

Tic Tock Couture Florals
Classic Party Rentals
Hello! Lucky Invitations
Arriba L & H
ELS Lighting
VeeV Spirits
Fiji Water
Robert Evans Studios

We hope you will join us!

Focus Group

Cassandra Santor Weddings is hosting an evening of bridal goodies and gossip. She's hosting 15-20 once-brides on the Westside for an evening of dishing about their big days. Interested in going and giving your now "expert" tips to the other side, email for more info.

Have fun ladies!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Carolina Herrera Sample Sale...Be Still My Heart's a secret sample sale...and you've got to know about it!! The famed Carolina Herrera bridal collection is having a SAMPLE SALE at their Melrose Place location.

July 26, 27, and 28 from 10:00am to 6:00pm brides can purchase gowns up to 50% off (floor samples and in-stock gowns).

Bridal veils and Manolo Blahnik shoes are even up to 50% off (and we know you have a shoe fetish).

Bring mom with you and she might find MOB fashions and evening wear also on sale (50% off).

For appointments at this secret sale, call Maradee Wahl at (323) 782-9090 or email her at

Carolina Herrera
8441 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069

This is one we won't be missing!!

Monday, July 09, 2007


So we were trying really hard not to continue the talk of the 7-7-07 wedding because we feel like every wedding day is a special day, no matter the hype. But we just couldn't resist this of our favs...Docuvitae Photography and Super 8 was commissioned by Time Magazine to pack up and head to Vegas on that fateful night. What Laura Kleinhenz captured was unlike anything we've seen! To check out her homage to the 7-7-07 bride like no the link below:

Time Magazine's Busiest Wedding Day in History

Way to go've even got us on the bandwagon now!

One of my favorite images from the photo essay - actually taken on July the 6th, couples waiting at midnight to be the first to wed on 07-07-07. Congrats to all the newlyweds!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

An Exquisite Event Bridal Show

An Exquisite Event LA is the newest in trendy and high-end bridal shows popping up in Southern California. This unique event however is designed to cater towards not only the traditional American bride but the Indian American bride as well. There is finally an event that understands the needs of Indian couples and their inspiring decor trends, fashion elements, and traditions. Nikki Khan from Exquisite Events will be our host on Sept. 9th at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

Vendor spaces are still available, but going fast, so call Nikki today if you are event professional interested in this event: (818) 620-2665

We hope to see you there in September!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Pasadena Professionals Mixer

Come one, come all...the newest group of event professionals is expanding their horizons and welcoming new faces. Taking place in Pasadena (but not limited to its residents or businesses) is a group of wedding vendors getting together for an intimate evening of networking and sharing of ideas. If you are a wedding professional in Southern California and would like to attend, make sure to rsvp as space is limited.

When: Tuesday - July 10, 2007

Where: The George H. Maxwell House
55 S.Grand Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

What to bring: Business cards, Promotional Material, Display(s) & prepare a 10-60 sec presentation of your services.

Please RSVP by July 6th by calling 626.688.6047 or via email at

Monday, July 02, 2007

Patina Weddings

We are excited to announce and let everyone know that Patina Catering now has a website dedicated to Patina Weddings!

Check out this great resource with some of Southern Cal's best location sites for not only weddings, but showers and rehearsals too! It's one stop shopping at Patina Catering (and they even have some of our top-notch vendors featured on the new site - thanks guys)!

For fancy foods and fabulous location finds, check out Patina Catering right now!! My favorite? I'm partial to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to one of the best catering teams in LA (ask for Desiree Soto, she takes the cake).