Friday, August 29, 2008

More YWD!

Your Wedding Day Magazine has not only covered some of the best folks in the biz (okay so we are a bit bias with our bridal bar vendors), but they have also covered the cause close to my heart - Heart 4 Africa. YWD is bringing to light the kids' cause with a FOUR page article about our trip to Kenya this past spring. Thank you YWD! It means the world to more people than you know and will do a world of good! Check out their smiling faces...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pink Car Kit

What to get your maids is always a challenge. We came across this cute little pink car kits that I know I'd love to have (if I knew how to use the tools that is). It comes complete with jumper cables, ice scraper, phone charger, protective gloves, insurance holder, flashlight and glass breaker. Because it's important to be fashionable when stranded on the side of the road. Room Service Home has lots of ideas for your gal pals, but this takes the cake!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Lounge Around

Lounges, after parties, bench seating at your dinner matter how you set it up, white lounge furniture is white hot! Check out this recent wedding with lounge appeal by Designer 8 Furniture Rental. Rumor has it - they are making the pieces in black too! Can't wait to see those pix.

Friday, August 22, 2008

E! - Carlafornia

The Bridal Bar has gone international - sort of :). We had a visit last week from E! Canada who was in town shooting a new reality show called "Carlafornia." The show follows a Canadian actress who moves to America and marries Hollywood royalty. Carla and crew came by for a visit and bit of green wedding planning. She LOVED the new and nearly new couture of Encore Bridal has to offer (and eco-friendly too)...Plus the organic, fresh lemon and other yummy flavors of Fantasy Frostings organic cake options. And who could forget Tic Tock eco-friendly arrangement...locally-grown organic blooms like echinacea, structured within a glass vase placed inside the wooden container (to avoid using oasis, a not-so earth-friendly floral product).Stay tuned, Carlafornia may be coming to E! in the states too!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mariah Nicole End of Summer Special!

Mariah Nicole Makeup & Hair Artistry wants to relieve some of your last minute wedding day stress. Book your wedding day beauty services between now and Oct. 1st and receive 20% off! Call (818) 915-8847 and be sure to mention the discount at the time of booking to look drop dead gorgeous on your big day!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Recap from Africa

Earlier this year I had the incredible pleasure of going to Kenya with twelve other event professionals to work in an orphanage and help better the lives of some amazing kids. And now the TV show on Lifetime, Get Married has honored the kids and our trip with a recap for their national audience. Thank you for helping spread the word about this incredible cause! I have soooo much respect for media outlets (especially bridal) that can think outside the box and share with their audiences something a bit different, but something that makes all the difference in the world!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Old World Marriage Certificates

Looking for a fabulous Ketubah? A one-of-a-kind marriage certificate keepsake? Or perhaps a memento of your recent marriage license from a same sex wedding? An Englishman in LA came across the pond to Los Angeles and began making these stunning, modern-day relics. On a block of wood, a tile to put in your kitchen, or a piece of stained parchment, Jeff Cane and his crew can design, customize, and embellish these beautiful works of art for your wedding day. Complete with a certificate of authenticity, these are the real deal. And even celebs know it...Freddie Prince Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar got one for their wedding (way back when).

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

NBC's Kath & Kim

The Bridal Bar and several of our fabulous vendors got to take part in an episode of a new sitcom coming to NBC this Fall. Kath & Kim is an Aussie comedy that's coming to the US starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair. The show will air after The Office on Thursday nights starting October 9th so be sure to tune in! We were asked to consult on the show as a main topic throughout the first season is a wedding. We can't say much more than that just yet, but check out what you will see from The Bridal Bar in the second episode...and stay tuned to the show and our blog for all the fun bridal surprises!

Photos from the set - The Bridal Bar's own Kristen Eck will appear in the episode along with some of the other fabulous vendors!Eddie from Tic Tock Couture Florals and Leticia Ortega from Classic Party Rentals are to thank for the beautiful BB "look." Can't wait to see how the show turns out...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

YWD Mag is Here!

Come by The Bridal Bar and pick up your complimentary copy of the new Your Wedding Day Magazine issue. This is their best issue yet! We'll be sharing highlights from our favorite vendors and up first is this incredible mod-themed spread inspired and designed by Cobalt Events. Invitations by CelebrationCards and rentals by Classic Party Rentals. Such an innovative spread for a bridal mag - we love it! Would you do it for your wedding?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lips and Locks in Brides!

Congratulations to Sheree Pouls of Lips and Locks for being selected on a panel of beauty experts to weigh in on her favs for brides across the country. Her tips and trade secrets are currently running in all sixteen local market issues of Brides Magazine. Way to go!

What were some of her inside secrets? Sheree loves Tarte Cheek Stain to create that "dewy blushing bride" look that shows up great on film.

She also recommends not touching up with powder when you feel like you're getting a little greasy (it can actually make you worse by adding more oil to the skin). Instead use blotting paper to remove excess oil and avoid looking like a chalky mess.

Friday, August 08, 2008


Congrats to all the couples getting married today – 8.8.08 - one of the biggest, if not the biggest wedding day of the year! We can’t wait to see all the fabulous photos from your weddings!

If you're getting hitched today, take advantage of the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games and snatch up all the 8.08.08 memorabilia that may have been meant for the games, but kinda fun for your wedding day too...

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Organic Cookie Treats

Weddingish has just expanded their spectacular cookie line to include organic wedding cookies! These delectable and all natural and organic sugar cookies are baked fresh using only the highest quality organic ingredients, these cookies contain no food dye and no preservatives! Yummy...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

What a Wildflower

Check out these insane photos from an environment that Wildflower Linen designed for a recent event. Moulin Rouge meets modern-day romance and we can't stop looking at the pictures!!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Gold is Golden...

We are loving this vignette from the Chameleon Chair event a few weeks back. Brilliant idea to seat the guests in twos at a round table - it makes for a more intimate experience (and more elbow room).Photos by Cean One.

Bridal Bar Blog Ranked!

Check out this "Top 100 Wedding Planning Blogs" article with some fantastic blogroll reads, and our blog was ranked...yay! Lots of good finds in this list!