Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wedding Wise Wednesday - July 28

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

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week
- This unbelievably awesome turntable cake, shot by Jen and Nate at B&G Photography, baked and delivered by Violet Cakes. You MUST click the link to check out the rest of the wedding pictures. Your day will be made, I promise.

The Events

Wednesday, July 27th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WSEA Wedding Faire
Hosted by Mimi Teller Photography

Los Verdes Golf and Country Club
7000 W. Los Verdes Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
If you're in the South Bay and have some time tonight, this is going to be great. What's better than cocktail drinks and wedding dresses to get over Hump day?

Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31
Bride World Expo
L.A. Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa Street
(behind Staples Center)
Los Angeles, CA 90015
This is the largest bridal show in Los Angeles country, with over 150 vendors. Great place to hit this weekend if you're still looking for any of your vendors.
Tickets: $10 per person
OR leave your favorite deal today (other than this one) in the comments today, and I'll pick two responses randomly to receive the two tickets they just sent me in the mail.

The Deals:
Sigh, the dresses, the dresses...Lovella Bridal is kicking off the new name with a big sale. Save up to 50% on Wedding gowns/accessories, and up to 20% on special orders. This is at their Verdugo location only, so call for an appointment: (818) 248-0026

Wedding Chicks Use the code WWF for 20% off your order.

Wtoo by Waters and Waters is offering beautiful, beautiful dresses like this one for under $700. Thanks to @OneWed for the find. Just another reason to start planning the vow renewal party...

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
Phone/Text: 323-592-9318

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Pictures for My Office Wall!

I did a little decorating when I got into the office this morning, andecided to go with a new theme - Brides and Grooms kissing. Here are two that made it onto my office Wall:

Jessica and Roger, 6/18 by Hazelnut Photography

Angela and Reggie,7/3 By B & G Photography

God, I love this gig. Wouldn't you?

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wedding Wise - Save Wedding Stress, Money and Get Healthy

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:

Thirty Something Bride posted this beautiful boutonniere by TruLu Couture on her Facebook page this week. I love the idea that even if I can't make something like this, I can go out and by it. True Blue DIY-You-Can-Buyer, right here.

The Events:

Saturday, July 23rd
Bridal Boot Camp
Gabrielle Nutrition and Fitness
Jul 23, 2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morrison Park
29909 Forest Cove Ln.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Let's do this! Burn up to 1,000 Calories per class on the road to fitting into your dress and getting back into shape.
Admission: $15 per class and your first class is free

Sunday, July 24
Spectacular Celebrations…It’s all in the Planning Free Seminar
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles
Gain insight, ideas and money saving tips on planning unforgettable and meaningful Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other special events from a dynamic panel of renowned event professionals.
Admission is free, but reservations are STRONGLY encouraged - 310/440-4500 ext.2

Wednesday, July 27
WSEA Wedding Faire
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sponsored by Mimi Teller Photography
Los Verdes Golf and Country Club
7000 W. Los Verdes Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
An elegant night at one of the South Bay's premier wedding venues, with some of the best vendors in Southern California. Enjoy!
Admission:$5 online, $7 at the door.

The Deals:

Weddingish - Enjoy free shipping off any order of $50 or more (like on these sparkly wonders) when you use the code JulyFree when you check out. Pre-tty...

Koyal Wholesale is having their Biggest Sale of the summer, but it ends tomorrow, so hop to it. Use the code SUNSHINE for 10% off orders $25+ or the code OCEAN for 15% off orders $199+. For instance, these votive candle holders are part of a bulk order of 72. They also sell the manzanita trees for around $65. Worth it to check out and compare prices for you DIY or partial DIY brides.

I saw this Monique Lhuiller gown a couple of days ago on Encore Bridal and it's still available, at nearly 50% off the retail price. Is it waiting for you? Follow @encorebridal to get the earliest lock on all the pre-owned dress goodness.

Cool Non-Wedding Related Bonus - Thanks to Bargain Babe for the finds, here's a RARE
Pinkberry coupon for a free small frozen yogurt when you buy another one, plus links to free Blockbuster kiosk rentals, and? It's Free Lollypop day at Sees! I always feel sorry for other states because they don't have Sees candies, and we always send Zane's parents a box every year. Are you kidding me? GO.

See you at the end of the aisle (and in the candy store line),

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Angel and Reggie's Video is here!

I am both sad and glad today. Glad, because I get to post Angela and Reggie's wedding video, and sad because I've been so busy that I couldn't post it last week.
Deep breath. Ahhh..
All better now.

Click on the picture, enter the code arcr and Enjoy!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wedding Wise Friday

Every Week I bring you the best wedding stories, events and deals in Los Angeles and around the web. Usually we call in Wedding Wednesday, but on really busy weeks, it's Wedding Wise Friday. Welcome!

My wedding last Saturday was at Calamigos Ranch, and during the reception I found the bride and her friends at a table outside later on that night. She had the biggest, fluffiest wedding dress, and her shoes were off her and feet up on the table, because for some reason they were all comparing the size of their feet or something. And she was practically choking, she was laughing so hard. And I thought - this is why I do this gig. I get to help women create some of the most fun and happy memories of their lives, you know? And I also know that's what you want, too. Go to Brides Rally for 30% off my Day of Coordination service. That's a $450 discount on you completely enjoying your wedding day. And if you want to make sure that I'm available for you, email me at

I also had the yummiest French macaroons in the world at my wedding last weekend, so I am all about the desserts:

@iwedding - Cool Wedding Thing of the Week - This fantastic peacock cake on the The Wedding Tribune. Wow, right? Thanks to @iwedding for the find.

Cool, Too: Smores in a Jar on Emmaline Bride, complete with instructions. Target is selling 12 mason jars for $9.99, so go for it. And, just think of all the mistakes you'll get to eat!

The Events
All's quiet in wedding world this weekend, probably because of Carmageddon. I plan to sit at home with the husband and force him to watch Sucker Punch with me. Possibly while eating Thai food.

The Deals

Style Unveiled has a free download for this wedding fingerprint tree, and how to print it out and use it. And if you're going to use this as a guest book, get an inkless fingerprint pad.

Renee Strauss
- They have the sample sale to end all sample sales at their Beverly Hills store. Wedding dresses at up to 90% off, and Bridesmaid dresses 3 for $99. And they'll give you a toss garter just for walking in the door. Have fun!

I find great other great deals and stories throughout the week, so follow me on twitter @lizcoopersmith

See you at the end of the aisle (and at the end of the Brides Rally Checkout page),

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

Monday, July 11, 2011

Brides Rally: $450 off my Day of Coordination Service

Heads up, I've entered the world of social buying this week, with the newest wedding deal website, Brides Rally. Yup, Save $450 On Just Enjoying the Day.

So, here's your chance to get the help you need to have the wedding you want:

That's a 30% discount, if you purchase it this week!

I've heard it so many times: "Liz, I just want to enjoy my wedding. I don't want my family or friends to have do anything but have fun. There's are so many different things that are going on that day, and I'm not going to be able to take care of it all by myself."

Well, yeah. I can see you nodding your head right now.

Wedding Day Coordination Includes:

Four meetings between you and me or between your vendors and me on your behalf

A walk-through of your wedding site before the big day

Three weeks before: contacting all of your vendors and putting together a detailed timeline for the day

Managing your wedding rehearsal

At least two coordinators on site during your wedding day to:

Coordinate all deliveries

Monitor set-up and performance of vendors

Provide personal assistance for you and your wedding party.

Organize favors, programs and place cards.

Distribute Payments and Gratuities to Vendors

Secure all gifts and personal items and ensure that they are given to the designated person for transportation after your wedding

Basically everything you need to have a wonderful day. All you have to do to get started is go to Brides Rally and sign up. And if you have any questions, shot me an email or give me a call. My info is below. I can't wait to find out what you want your wedding to look like!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
Tel: 323-592-9318

(click to find out more about Day of Coordination)

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Wedding Wise Wednesday - July 6

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:
This fantastic Gatsby-Themed wedding on 100 layer cake. So-oh PRETTY, check it out.

The Events:
Sunday, July 9
The Asian American Wedding Expo
The Wilshre Hotel in LA
3515 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010

The Deals:

Free Charmed Circle Consultations trial

Every bride needs a little bit of help, even if she can't afford a lot of help. That's why I'm re-launching Charmed Circle Consultations, my one-on-one wedding planning service. Two hour-long consultations once a month, and now you can try one month's worth for free. Just comment below with your wedding date and two vendors you're still looking for. I have 7 spaces left, and it's time to grab yours. What's bugging you about your wedding? Let's solve it together, ASAP.

Enchanted Bridal's Summer Sale is Here! Enchanted Bridal's Summer Sale is here! Wedding gowns? 60% off. Tuxedos? 20% off. Now until July 11, so GO. 9150 DeSoto Ave. Unit B, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Hey-ey, cute shirt! Advantage Bridal is giving you free shipping on all orders of $99 and up, until the end of the July. Thanks to the Broke Ass Brigade Newsletter for the tip. Which means you've already seen this one...right?

Brides Rally: Next week, I'm dipping my toe into the wonderful world of Social Buying, via Brides Rally, so stay tuned. This week? They're offering $1,195 for $1,495 Worth of DJ/MC/Lighting Package from Just Dance Events.

Wedobo is bringing back their deal on the Ms. Now Mrs. Name Change Service. Only $15, so if you didn't catch it last time, CATCH IT THIS TIME!! It says Chicago, but it's good nationally, so do it.

Remember, your wedding date and two vendors you still need signs you up for two free one-on-one consultation hours with me. Seven spaces still available, and I'm ready to help you plan the wedding you want.

See you at the end of the aisle (and your Charmed Circle Consultation),

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

P.S. Wanna see what other deals and stories I come across during the week? Follow me on twitter @lizcoopersmith.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Wedding First Look and Win Two Hours with Me

Angela and Reggie got married on Sunday! And it was fantastic. Much thanks goes to the staff at The Ebell Los Angeles for being so awesome, and SOO flexible when they needed to be. Professional pictures from B&G Photography are coming soon, AND I'm getting video next week, but here are a couple of quick shots care of my limited iphone camera skills. VERY limited:

The arch over the sweetheart's table was moved from the ceremony. Can The Enchanted Florist cook, or what?

Hotcakes Bakes provided this beautiful - and tasty - cake. They really do make some of the best tasting fondant in town. I would ask how, but that would probably be rude, you know?

So, two free hours with me. Every bride needs help, and some just need a little bit of help, which is why I'm re-launching Charmed Circle Consultations. Two hour-long planning sessions with me every month, to talk about and tackle whatever you need. Thing of it as...physical training for your wedding. Would you like to get a month's worth for free? Leave three vendors that you're still looking for (cake, photobooth, limo, etc.) below, with your wedding date. I'm only taking the first 8 responses, so GO!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
Follow me on twitter: @lizcoopersmith