Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wedding Wise Wednesday - January 26th

Every Wednesday I bring you the best Wedding Stories, Events and Deals in Los Angeles and around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week: Edible Escort Cards


Martha Stewart Weddings shows you how to use numbered lollipops as an alternative to paper, whether you buy them or make them yourself. Sweet! Yes, I did just go there.




Cool wedding story of the week: Found the Dress of Your Dreams But Can't Afford it? Britt, my fellow member of the Broke Ass Bride Brigade, shows you how to get over it with alternatives for less than $200.

The Events:
Sunday, January 30, 2011

11am – 3pm
OC Bridal Fair
The Promenade & Gardens
1570 Scenic Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Price: $10 with online registration, $15 at the door

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bridal Fair Hosted by the Doubletree Claremont and the Inland Empire Wedding Association
Doubletree Hotel Claremont
555 W Foothill Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711
Price: Free

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

VIP Bridal Boutique
Wine 661
24268 Valencia Blvd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Price: Free

11am–3:30pm
Recreation Park 18 Golf Course Annual Bridal Fair
Recreation Park Golf Club
5001 Deukmejian Road
Long Beach, CA 90804
562/494-5000 x233

The Deals:
Alfred Angelo's Bridal Sale has been extended until Saturday, January 29th - $75 - 350 off every wedding gown and 15% of bridesmaid dresses.

April Rocha's photography deal - Book a $3500 package, get an iPad (did I mention how in love I am with mine?) is still on, you just need to book your wedding, whenever it is, by February 28th. www.aprilrocha.com

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wedding Wise Wednesday - January 19th

Every Wednesday I bring you the best wedding stories, events and deals in Los Angeles and around the web, and we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

Princess Leia and Han Solo cake toppers
- Seriously, check out the chest hair! So cute.







Cool Wedding Article of the Week:


Offbeat Bride: How to elope and share your wedding at the same time. This is also a great thinker for those of you who want to invite out-of-towners who just aren't going to be able to make it your wedding, too.





Cool Resource of the Week:

Joel Eckman Maus (EMP Studio) is shooting my wedding this weekend, and his wife Jeni owns Found Vintage Rentals. Their stuff is amazing, pretty much anything you need for that shabby chic antique vintage wedding look. I could live and die on this couch, for instance.



The Events:
Wednesday, January 19
Marriage.com Inaugural Mixer
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Free admission
A talk from celebrity wedding planner and stylist Renee Strauss, floral showcases from celebrity wedding florist Kevin Lee, and A sneak preview of the upcoming Brides of Beverly Hills show, and cake by Hansens Bakery. It's the ultimate bridal happy hour. As an occasional contributor to their blog, I'm going to be there, too, so look for me and say Hi, okay?

Thursday, January 20
5pm - 7pm
Bridal Open House
City Club on Bunker Hill
333 S. Grand
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free Admission with RSVP
This is your chance to tour one of the chic-est wedding venues in Downtown L.A., and enjoy cocktails and hors d'ourves while you're at it. They have some great wedding service packages, too, so RSVP by calling 213-620-9662 and drop by. I'll be there.

Sunday, January 23
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ExpoBridal Show
Universal City Hilton
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91602
Tickets: $7.00

The Deals:

April Rocha Photography - Book any $3500 or over wedding photography package with her and receive a 16GB iPad as part of your photography package. No, she's serious - AN IPAD. I have one, it's awesome, and I've worked with April and she's awesome, so GO. Your wedding can be anytime in the next two years, but you only have until February 28th to book.
Weddingbee: 10% off all the favors on their site, but only until Saturday, January 22nd. Thanks to the Broke Ass Brigade Newsletter for the tip.

See you at the end of the aisle (and tonight or tomorrow),

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wedding Weekend Wrap-Up - Now with Actual Wedding!













Wow, what a weekend.
On Saturday, I had my first Bridal Show tour, which went pretty well. I'm going to do a review of that on Thursday. But on Sunday? I coordinated Elizabet and Garrett's Wedding! It was at Saddlepeak Lodge in Calabasas, which converted the restaurant space into this wonderful, intimate reception.



Fifth Avenue Music provided the entertainment, and now I'm torn between being on Team DJ vs. Team Band, because this band was wonderful. if you're thinking about getting one, I totally recommend them. Great music, great attitude,and a perpetually full dance floor. Can't ask for more that, right?

Catering and Cake: Saddlepeak Lodge
Photography: Kerry Conklin, David Michael Photography
Shuttle transportation: Road Runner



Here's my coordination schedule
for the year, so far. If I'm available on your date, and you'd like to talk to me about planning the day, email me at liz@silvercharmevents.com or call/text me at 310-801-3602. I'd love to hear about your wedding...

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wedding Wise Wednesday, January 19

Every Wednesday I bring you the best wedding stories, events and deals in Los Angeles and around the web, and we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

Princess Leia and Han Solo cake toppers
- Seriously, check out the chest hair! So cute.







Cool Wedding Article of the Week:


Offbeat Bride: How to elope and share your wedding at the same time. This is also a great thinker for those of you who want to invite out-of-towners who just aren't going to be able to make it your wedding, too.





Cool Resource of the Week:

Joel Eckman Maus (EMP Studio) is shooting my wedding this weekend, and his wife Jeni owns Found Vintage Rentals. Their stuff is amazing, pretty much anything you need for that shabby chic antique vintage wedding look. I could live and die on this couch, for instance.



The Events:
Wednesday, January 19
Marriage.com Inaugural Mixer
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Free admission
A talk from celebrity wedding planner and stylist Renee Strauss, floral showcases from celebrity wedding florist Kevin Lee, and A sneak preview of the upcoming Brides of Beverly Hills show, and cake by Hansens Bakery. It's the ultimate bridal happy hour. As an occasional contributor to their blog, I'm going to be there, too, so look for me and say Hi, okay?

Thursday, January 20
5pm - 7pm
Bridal Open House
City Club on Bunker Hill
333 S. Grand
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free Admission with RSVP
This is your chance to tour one of the chic-est wedding venues in Downtown L.A., and enjoy cocktails and hors d'ourves while you're at it. They have some great wedding service packages, too, so RSVP by calling 213-620-9662 and drop by. I'll be there.

Sunday, January 23
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ExpoBridal Show
Universal City Hilton
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91602
Tickets: $7.00

The Deals:

Weddingbee: 10% off all the favors on their site, but only until Saturday, January 22nd. Thanks to the Broke Ass Brigade Newsletter for the tip.

See you at the end of the aisle (and tonight or tomorrow),

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Wedding Wise Wednesday - January 12

Every week, I bring you the best wedding stories, deals and events in Los Angeles and around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week #1:

Molly Ann of Luminaire Images, she of the fabulous wedding ring pics, just performed this awesomeness over the weekend. Boy wants to propose to girl at Disneyland, boy hires photographers to be all sneaky with the taking pictures of it, girl says "Yes!", photographers turn it into engagement session at California Adventure. So, at least they got THAT out of the way. Efficiency wrapped in fun is the best. Check out the whole story on Molly's blog. The look on the bride's face when he kneels down is priceless.


Cool Wedding Thing of the Week #2:

Have I mentioned how creative my brides are? I'm sure I have, once or twice. Angela put together this gorgeous inspiration board on stylemepretty.com for her sophisticated, classic wedding this summer. LOVE THIS. The colors are soo rich. Go to the site if you want to take a stab on one for yourself.

The Events:

Saturday, January 15th
I wanna meet you! Do you wanna meet me? I'm doing a tour of this Saturday's bridal show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hang with me and the tickets are free. Umm, okay, I didn't mean to make that rhyme! Anyway, this is your chance to ask me questions as we look at everything new that's out there in Wedding World. But you have to RSVP if you want to come with, because I only have a limited number of free tix, so email me at liz@silvercharmevents.com or text me at 310-801-3602 to reserve your spot and find out where to meet up at the show:

Bride World Expo
L.A. Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Price (without me) : $10 at door

Sunday, January 16
Hyatt Westlake Bridal Premiere
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
880 S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Price: $10 at door/$8 on line


The Deals


David's Bridal $99 sale. Is ON. When you click on the page, sort from low to high to find the deals. Have fun.

Nordstrom's is follwing me on twitter, now, which I find odd, but very useful: They're giving away a free $200 gift card every day in January, and one entrant will win $20,000 in wedding style, courtesy of Nordstrom's wedding suite. Visit their Facebook page to sign-up. GO!


Social Buy's Broke Ass Bargain Bash
- $29 for White Lightning's Super Booster Teeth Whitening Pen. This deal is only good until Sunday, so hurry.

KateSaidYes is offering a great wedding silk flower package on etsy - 14 pieces for only $365.00, and shipping is only $25.00 to anywhere in the U.S. Yup.





See you at the end of the aisle (and at the bridal show on Saturday),

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Wedding Wise Wednesday - January 5, 2011

Every Wednesday I bring you the best wedding stories, events and deals in Los Angeles and around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!


(Two)Cool Wedding Thing(s) of the Week:

I found this on gizmodo.com, which is why being a geek comes in handy as a wedding planner. Two photographers and their wedding in Toronto. Well, what else would their invitations look like?? Check out Ambient Studio's blog for the details.


Love, Love, LOVE this bouquet! Thanks to Sterling Engagements For the Find:



Quote of the Week:
Harrison Ford married Calista Flockhart this week, did you know that? They planned it in four days, and Calista told the Los Angeles Times: "It was perfect for me, perfect for us. I had a perfectly normal day, then I took a shower, went and got married, and we were home in time to watch the [Los Angeles] Lakers." Hee!

The Events:
It's Bridal Show Season! Great opportunity to see what's new and what's available in Wedding World, get a front-row seat to a Bridal fashion show, and eat cake. Have another piece, remember, you need to be SURE.

Brideworld:
Two Shows This Weekend:
Saturday, January 8th
10am - 4pm
Orange County Fair Event Center
901 Arlington, Costa Mesa

Sunday, January 9
10am - 4pm
Double Tree Hotel Ontario
222 N. Vineyard, Ontario, 91764

Usually $10, but I have five free tickets for either one of those, first come, first served. Email me at Liz@silvercharmevents.com or text me at 310-801-3602 and I'll get them out to you.

Premier Bridal Shows
Sunday, January 9
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Tickets ares $10 at the door, $5 if you pre-register

Bridal Showplace
Sunday, January 9
11:00am - 4:00pm

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Price: $4.00, with pre-registration.

The Deals:

One of my brides is looking for wedding dresses, and found some really pretty white gowns on Nordstrom's website. This is NOT her dress, but check this out for a summer wedding, for only $295!
Or this one, for only $178. Yeah, GO! And look to the right side of either page to see more dresses like these.

You're Welcome!

Remember, I have free bridal show tickets. For FREE! Email me!

Want to know if I'm available on your wedding day? Here's my calendar. June and July are pretty much closed, but you're golden if you're getting married this spring or Fall. I'd love to hear about your wedding...


See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Monday, January 03, 2011

Welcome to 2011

Happy New Year! Yes, 2011 is where the action begins. And here's a couple things I found today that started the new year out right for me:

Winter Weddings at Etsy.com
Etsy sent me this gallery of Winter Wedding Pretty, including this bracelet. Peruse and enjoy.


Jezebel.com has picked up on what I've been talking about for couple of years and has named it This Year's Trend. Ladies and Gentlemen: Pie.





One of my brides wants to do a beach wedding theme in February, and I think this might just set the mood. Thanks to Wedding Aces for the Find.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events