Thursday, February 28, 2008

OC Weddings Magazine Launch Party

Wow, what a night! The lovely ladies at Orange Coast Weddings Magazine hosted their launch party at the fabulous Montage Resort in Laguna Beach last night. OC Weddings is the latest spin off of one of our favorite reads, Los Angeles Weddings Magazine.

Jen, from The Bridal Bar made the trip down South to enjoy some great food, friends, and of course decor. Here are a few of our favorite highlight pieces from the night (photogs, please excuse of amateur photos once again :) Looks like red is still going strong after Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

And the Oscar Goes To...

That's right brides, we've got the Oscar decor and details revealed. We were lucky enough (and honored to attend) the DRESS REHEARSAL for the Academy Awards last Saturday night, complete with decor preview, and fabulous menu tastings from Wolfgang Puck!! OMG, what an incredible experience!!! Full wardrobe and costumes, dance numbers, Jon Stewart at his best (dressed in it too) and all the previews to the big night, right in the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. And it gets better! We also got to preview the famous Governor's Ball Gala that the stars wined and dined at the very next night. While we were sworn to secrecy until after the event aired (high security like nothing else) are some details and images we can share with you now.

Ready for some wedding inspiration? The color palette this year was red and gold with accents of reflective mirror table tops and accessories. All the flowers were a vibrant red, all roses, all pulled open, not a hint of anything else.The tables had rotating linens from gold to ivory to red and mirrored; each with either clear ghost chairs or chameleon chairs in silver and gold at each place set the seating.The table top was regal, gold flatware, fine china, and our favorite? These acrylic lamps trimmed with what else? More roses to make the centerpieces complete.But this party had more than one centerpiece choice, from round, to square, to rectangle tables, the table top decor varied while keeping with the royal theme.
But the theme, according to what the producers told us, was not about being a star. It was about dreaming big. The bubble glass orbs hanging from the ceiling were inspired from a small child blowing bubbles in a park. At the time of innocence when anything is possible.And anything and everything really was possible for these experts! Check out the red rounded sofa seating and lounge appeal in the cocktail hour. And we haven't even gotten to the food!From gourmet mac and cheese, to Wolfgang's signature sliders and an insanely fresh raw bar, those stars were not going to walk away hungry.

While we may not have won an Oscar on Sunday, I think we got something much more. Thanks Wolfgang and everyone who inspired us at this incredible event!

All photos by Yum Sugar.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Bunnies at The Bar

Today at The Bridal Bar men might have actually enjoyed a little wedding planning!

The lovely ladies of The Girls Next Door stopped by for some fun, filming, cake tasting, wedding planning, and gown shopping. They were SO wonderful!! The girls really are as sweet as you see on tv!

But who's getting married?? You'll have to wait for the episode to find out...stay tuned!

Beautiful brides Bridget and Stacie :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Busy Week at The Bar

The Bridal Bar has been busy this week and it only gets better! Today we shot our second taping in a month for one of our favorite Style Network's shows.

And Friday, sorry girls, we will be closed for the majority of the day for another show...tell you next week!

But the good news is that Saturday morning, we are having a last minute blowout of some of the hottest designer gowns in town!

Encore Bridal Trunk Show!

Saturday, February 23rd

Offering one additional day to take advantage of our huge sale and preview our new arrivals not yet in our e-Boutique.

*10-20% off all current stock

*Exclusive preview of our new arrivals (including several new arrivals this week)

*20% off headpieces and tiaras

Saturday, February 23rd

The Bridal Bar
624 N. Doheny Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(just north of Santa Monica Blvd.)

RSVP to Julie at or 310-545-1409.
Appointments required for this event.

Save money, save lives...a portion of the profit made on Encore Bridal purchases will go to Tamika and Friends, Inc.- a non-profit organization dedicated to educating women about cervical cancer.

Don't miss out ladies!!! You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Feast Your Eyes on These Feasting Tables

Feasting tables are soooo "in." Smaller, more intimate receptions, or just the feeling of one by seating your guests at a long, banquet style dinner table. Whether one long table, several long tables, or even a square-shaped set of banquet tables placed together; this setup can lend itself to "family-style" food service and more fun during dinner. (Top image from Cobalt Events.)

Check out some of our favorites...

A dramatic, cathedral-like setting - a feast fit for a king and queen, by Special Occasions Inc.
An intimate tented table by Cobalt Events.
A big, modern twist to an old family favorite; by Classic Party Rentals.
A long bridal (or head) table with smaller guest tables surrounding it; by Cobalt Events.
A beer-clad feasting table complete with faux-mink runners and beer filled floral centerpieces; photo byRobert Evans Studios.
And rustic elegance by Oh, How Charming!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Hunter Update

In a day dedicated to charity on our blog, we wanted to share an update for those of you that have followed little Hunter's healing on this site. One of our dearest clients, Zen Todd Photography & Films has faced an unbelievable situation in the past few months.

Since being told their one year old Hunter has Leukemia, the family has moved in and out of Children's Hospital. We've received so many kind letters from complete strangers to Hunter, Zen, and Lenore that we want you to have the ability to check in with them and their progress regularly. To send well wishes, love and support, or just to check in on the little man's progress, check out Hunter's Blog.

Our prayers are with them!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

We're Going to Africa!

Packing my bags! The Bridal Bar is lucky enough to be part of a group of Southern California event professionals packing up next week and heading to Kenya!! We are off to work in an orphange and take aid to the people and children so badly in need. The non-profit organizer of this amazing trip is a charity called Heart 4 Africa. You can check out photos from their last pilgramage here. I can't wait to be a part of such an incredible and meaningful experience! Lots of photos to share upon our return.

In the meantime, check out some pics from our little fundraiser down in the OC last week at the Renaissance Dana Point Restaurant.Our hosts, Brooke from Details Details; and Annette from TripleCord Photography; the lucky winner of a pink cruiser; and some of our favorite party guests.Our fabulous DJ for the evening, Nahchey from Dash Entertainment, and more supporters of this great cause.Last but not least, some fun times in the photo booth by Foto Cabina.And as the night went on...Thanks so much to everyone who donated their time, money, and service to be a part of this special cause. We raised a TON of money and will be bringing it to the kids in Kenya very soon.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day Wrap Up

Red is the color of love, the color of Valentine's Day, and the color theme for yesterday's Get Married topic. Check out some of our favorites from their site and some added inspiration from our favorite event professionals. Top photo by Allison Photo.

Photos from top left,
Paul Bott & Co; Shannon's Photography; Robert Evans Studios; Paul Bott & Co.

Top row photos, Robert Evans Studios; bottom row from left, Garrett Photography; Robert Evans Studios.Top row photos, Allison Photo; bottom row from left, Mike Colon Photographers/Eventful; Allison Photo.
And from The Bridal Bar stash, check out our favorite red wedding details:

Top row from left, Robert Evans Studios; Mike Colon/Eventful; bottom row from left, Paper Girl; End Design.
Top row from left, Budes & Blossoms; bottom row Robert Evans Studios and Robert Evans Studios; then Fantasy Frostings. Photos from top left, Robert Evans Studios; Red Loft Studios; Robert Evans Studios; Fantasy Frostings. Photos by Robert Evans Studios.No matter what the hue, red is hot, hot, hot!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

For that someone special...and we don't mean your fiance! On this day of love (and Hallmark cards), we thought we would pay homage to all your single maids out there. We know you've found Mr. Right, but maybe they haven't?!?!?! 27 Dresses ring a bell in your bridal party? Then get her a bridesmaid gift she will actually use! Single Tease is the latest 'speak your mind on your shirt' company; created to break the ice for you. Your shirt says ask me out!!! Brilliant!Our favorite?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Can't Choose Your Maid of Honor? Then This Show is for You!

A top LA Production Company is casting Los Angeles-area brides and their bridesmaids, ages 21-35, to be part of a sassy new wedding show for a major cable network.

The show will help out the blushing bride who just can’t seem to choose between her bridesmaids for the coveted role of Maid of Honor. And with all the other stresses of planning a wedding, this show will help her to see who is the best woman for the job!

Through a series of bridal related challenges, our bride will let the women in her life battle it out to prove they are “maid” enough. Do they know the bride better than anyone else? Can they choose the most stylish bridesmaid dress that they know she will love? Can they give a toast that moves even the viewers to tears?

If you are a bride with a big decision to make and between 4-7 bridesmaids to choose from, we want to help! Let us know what has made this choice so tough, and tell us about all the lovely ladies you are choosing between.

If you make the cut, your bridal party will need to be available in Mid-March for 4 days of filming in the LA Area.

To apply, send an email about yourself to

Good Luck!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Purple, Fuchsia, Green, Oh My!

We got to take part in a super secret photo shoot last week for one of our favorite bridal magazines! We will share all the fabulous pages and final product when the issue drops; but in the meantime, take a look at our (not so professional) photos...could this be the new color trend for fall?!?!?!?!

Friday, February 08, 2008

More Sample Sale Goodness

Weddingish is co-hosting a sample sale of V-Day and W-Day gifts with gowns at Jobyna's Bridal in Glendale.

This one day only event is the sweetest sweetheart sale in town. Shop for a gown, accessories, fun weddingish apparel, and other goodies, all at discounted prices this Sunday only.

Jobyna's Bridal
3325 N. Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA 91208
Tel: (818) 248-0026