Monday, August 24, 2009

Hotel Bel-Air's Upcoming Renovations Mess With Bride's Dream Wedding Day || HotelChatter

Hotel Bel-Air will be closing for renovations on October 1st. We recently spoke with Juliana Shallcross from Hotel Chatter about the consequences that a friend of hers and many other brides are now facing due to the temporary closing of this iconic hotel.

Photo Courtesy of the lovely ladies at The Hidden Garden .

Please read the article and feel free to spread the word, if you know any Hotel Bel-Air Brides! We are confident that the Hotel Bel-Air will reopen to be even more spectacular than it already was but would like to assist those brides taht are affected by this.

Hotel Bel-Air's Upcoming Renovations Mess With Bride's Dream Wedding Day || HotelChatter

In the meantime, we will be offering a "Panic Package" for all brides who need assistance redesigning their wedding day. We would love to assist these brides in any way possible, by offering 50% off our services for all Hotel Bel-Air Brides that are either switching their venue to the Beverly Hills Hotel or seeking an entirely new location. We sympathize with each of your situations and would love to do anything we can to make the best out of it and recreate your vision at your new venue.

Please contact our office today for more information!

UPDATE: Here is another article re Hotel Bel-Air and the hotel's response. Also, check out our online phone interview with Mekahlo Medina of NBC News Raw.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Souly Wedding Vendors: It's A Bride Thing Event

We are so happy to be part of the Souly Wedding Vendors family! What a great group of wedding professionals!

Souly Wedding Vendors is a creative circle of new and established Ventura County wedding vendors, all committed to the same level of professionalism. Every other month, at a new and exciting location, we host a themed party for engaged couples. This gives the clients the opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with Souly Wedding Vendors in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

This month's event will be the best one yet! Be sure to stop by and at least check it out.

“It’s a Bride Thing”

By Camarillo Bridal

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Hosted at:
McCormick Home Ranch
2034 East Fifth Street

Fashion Show
Complete Information Resource for Brides-to-be
Hands on Experience with Hair, Makeup & Mobile Tanning Vendors
Meet & Mingle with Preferred Ventura County Vendors
Complementary Beverages & Hors d’oeuvres

Bring one complimentary guest with the purchase of one $5.00 admission
If purchased by August 18th 2009

SoulMates Bridal Boutique
2068 Ventura Blvd, Old Town Camarillo

Camarillo Bridal
2121 Pickwick Dr, Camarillo

*Admission will be $5.00 per person at the door*

Happy Mingling!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Fave Mondays: SoulMates Bridal Boutique

We are so excited about this weeks My Fave Monday pick! SoulMates Bridal Boutique is an adorable store that features everything but the dress! It's located in Camarillo and owned by our friends Megan and Vanessa. They do an amazing job at welcoming each guest into their boutique and assisting them in every way possible.

Here's what Vanessa and Megan have to say about SoulMates and what they offer...

If you're a bride who's looking for those perfect shoes, or another must-have've got to come into SoulMates Bridal Boutique! Where we carry, "everything, but the dress." We're not like most other wedding shops... we're a small boutique, where you can feel comfortable and deal straight with the owners themselves. We believe in having a one-on-one relationship with each of our clients. And we make finding all the small things easy, we carry beautiful shoes, amazing jewelry, ring bearer pillows, cake serving sets (free engraving), toasting glasses (free engraving), flower girl baskets, unity candles, cake toppers, bridesmaid gifts, groomsmen gifts, and much much more!!!! Plus, if you live far, search our website, where you can buy directly and have items shipped straight to you!

We’re also your FREE information resource! If you can’t find that perfect vendor that fits your taste, personality or budget...drop in our store for complimentary Ventura County vendor information. We ONLY refer out to reputable vendors that share in the same level of professionalism, as we do. So you can find comfort and ease…and definitely feel confident in the referral.

Photos courtesy of Phase 4 Photography.

Happy planning!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

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Shoe Shot Sunday: Erin + Eric

Picking a non-traditional bridal shoe is so popular right now! We love Erin's selection of the Blue Bridal Shoe! Kimberlee Miller did such an awesome job of capturing the entire day, view her blog for more photos of this blissfully blue day. Enjoy!

Happy Feet!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Festive Fridays: Fun Wedding Cakes!

We absolutely adore wedding cakes with a little spunk and personality in them. Here are a few from Wedding Flowers and Reception Ideas that we really like. Be sure to visit their website for so many more!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Words of Wisdom Wednesdays: Breakfast is your most important meal!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet so many of us seem to miss it. Whether it is because your super busy or you may just not be a "breakfast person", we urge you to eat your breakfast on your wedding or event day!

On your special day, there will be a lot of chaos and commotion and emotions will be flying high. Having something in your system for your body to burn makes all the difference and will keep you energized all day long. If your not someone who likes to eat in the morning, at least grab a nutrition bar of some kind or even a piece of fruit. Anything to get your body going will contribute to ensuring you are in tip top shape for your special occasion.

Here are our picks for the top breakfast items to maximize your energy for your day!

• Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit or Raisins
• Eggs with Toast
• Breakfast Sandwich
• Bagel with Cream Cheese and all your favorite fixings’ (We like sliced tomatoes )
• Pancakes, Waffles or French Toast
• Fresh Fruit with Cottage Cheese
• Granola with Yogurt and Berries

Happy Morning!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Bridal Premiere this Sunday August 9th, 2009 at the Hyatt in Westlake Village

We are so excited to announce that we just decided last minute we could squeeze in a little time to do a booth at Sunday's Bridal Premiere Show. We absolutely love this show and it's the only one we ever really participate in. With the chaos of August we were unsure if we could make it work, but somehow we did and we are thrilled to be a part of such a great show!

Please come visit us this Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Hyatt in Westlake Village. We'll be showcasing some amazing floral designs and offering out of this world specials on our services. In addition, we have some tasty treats for you as well!

Here are some great details about the show as reported by The Acorn.

** The 26th annual Hyatt Bridal Premiere, a day of wedding exhibits and fashion shows, will take place Sun., Aug. 9, at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village.

Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and fashion shows will be at 12:30 and 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10 at the door, and $8 at Discount coupons, good for up to four people, are also available online.

The first 100 brides-to-be to arrive at the premiere will be automatically entered into a drawing for a Hyatt Weekend Package.

All attending brides-to-be will receive a free mini-vacation package good for three days and two nights at a hotel of their choice from more than 20 destinations.

In addition, brides-to-be will receive a collection of wedding publications in a special bride’s shopping bag and a ticket for onstage drawings.

In the ballroom, 63 vendors will answer questions, provide advice and pricing, and assist with wedding planning.

Vendors include bakeries, caterers, DJs, florists, invitations, photographers, live music, videographers, wedding locations, hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, bridal salons, tuxedo shops, wedding planners, limo services and favors.

The two fashion shows will feature the latest in bridal attire and evening wear from Alayana’s Bridal & Formal in Camarillo, Kay’s Bridal in Simi Valley, Friar Tux of Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley, and others.

Florists will include Flowers by Susan in Simi Valley, Rockrose Florist in Oxnard, Stacey’s Symphony of Flowers in Chatsworth, and The English Garden of Westlake Village.

Jim and Carrie Caldwell will provide fashion show music. Vonette will present a harp prelude.

The Wedding Music DJs will supply on-stage dancers.

For more information, call (805) 376-3515 or (877) 994-4321 or visit the website.**

This was the Vintage Winter Wonderland tablescape we did for the show last year. Pictures do not being to do this stunning setup justice.

Happy Day!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Shoe Shot Sunday: Annie + Steve

We absolutely adore these shoe shots from Annie and Steve's Wedding! How great are the boots! Photographs taken by the fabulous Next Exit Photography.

Happy Feet!