Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 31

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: As you know, I am all about Etsy - DIY I can buy until I die, Baby! A couple of days ago I got this, an alert from Etsy about the many, many wedding-oriented stuff they have, including these moss table numbers. Have fun, guys.

The Events:
As you can imagine, Wedding World is a little quiet on Labor Day weekend...

Sunday, September 4
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Clarke Estate Open House
10211 Pioneer Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
A historical estate owned by the City of Santa Fe Springs, it's also one of the premiere wedding locations in the city. Drop by and see what they have to offer. More information, and an application is available on the website, too.

The Deals:
The Knot shop is always having a sale, it just depends on what they're having a sale on. This week it's 15% off on your entire order, no matter what it is. So, you can save money when you buy this very cool coaster/favor/place card for your guests. And it's already 99 cents for 2 anyway. I would TOTALLY keep this if it was a favor. As a matter of fact, I think I want one now...use the code 15FALL at checkout.

And, The Broke Ass Bride has returned to her regularly scheduled programming, so go ahead and check out my guest post there this week, and find out how to fire your bridesmaids and get out of your hotel room in time for your wedding. You're welcome!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

p.s. Is there something bugging you about your wedding? Let's talk about it - or 323-592-9318. I can't wait to see what you want your wedding to look like!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 24, 2011

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

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week: THE Zombie Engagement Session, shot by photography sensation Amanda Rynda. Well, she is definitely one now! Totally brings out the sci-fi squee in me. Check out the rest of the pics on her blog - all I gotta say is THANK GOD they brought that shovel on their picnic!

Cool, too: Angela and Reggie's wedding at the Ebell is featured on Wedding Wire's Blog this week, so check it out.

The Events:

Sunday, August 28th
Lovella Bridal
9:00am - 4:00pm
805 E. Wilson Ave.
Glendale, CA 91206

- Get up to 70% off a huge selection of sample wedding dresses,bridesmaids/cocktail/flower girl dresses, and accessories,shoes,fun gifts and favors from Weddingish, one of my other favorite vendors. No appointment necessary, just GO.

"Inspirations Showcase" Sponsored by: Day of the Diva
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Korean American Wedding Expo
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Wilshire Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90001

Thursday, September 1

Vera Wang Fall Trunk Show
8445 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90069

The wedding i ching, baby. Vera Wang's Fall trunk show is this Thursday. If you want to find out what a Vera Wang creation looks and feels like on you, and you're not afraid to fall in love, call 323.602.0174 to make your appointment.

The Deals:

The Desire iPad App by My Wedding Concierge Is a wedding inspiration board creator. This is the game changer that you've been waiting for! Easily create inspiration boards in just a few minutes.
Save the board after you're done & post it to facebook, email it to be used on a blog, or print it out.$9.99 on itunes. You know you want it. Well, I know I do. :-)

Which one of these do you think you're going to go for? Let me know in the comments below!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
Now booking for Spring and Summer 2012

Monday, August 22, 2011

Three Degrees of Wedding Separation

White Magnolia Bridal Gown Fashion Show:

So, a couple of Thursdays ago, I got invited to the Grand Opening of White Magnolia in Culver City, a consignment shop for High-end bridal gowns. So, not only can you sell your Monique Lhuiller gown, but someone else can buy it for half off. So, then today, Dana, The Broke Ass Bride herself, appeared on Good Day L.A. on Monday, modeling one of White Magnolia's Gowns. She's the sassy redhead. If you're not sure which one she is, you've haven't see her, yet.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 17

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

Coolest Wedding Thing of the Year: I think this made my entire year and is now the #1 reason I love twitter. Bridesmaid in Virginia can't make it to Colorado wedding in person, but two ipads solved that problem. She got on Facetime, and was able to walk down the aisle with a groomsmen, take pictures with the wedding party, and even enjoy the reception. And I just DIG it. I must upgrade to the ipad2 immediately. Thanks to @theknot for the awesome pull.

Cool,To: Every wedding ends with a kiss, but how about a rainbow? The end of a rainy day gives this couple a wonderful picture. How cool is that? Love her bouquet, too - go to Brenda's Wedding Blog for more beautiful pictures from Studio Sister Photography. Enjoy! Thanks to @weddingsites for the find.


Sunday, August 21
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Premier Bridal Show
Embassy Suites Brea
900 E. Birch Street, Brea, CA
Every bride who attends gets a free pair of earrings from Sheyna Jewelry. Door prizes, wine,and more.
Admision: $5 online, $10 at the door.

Bridal Premiere

11 am - 3 pm
Hyatt Westlake Plaza
880 S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 376-3515
Admission: $8 in advanced online, $10 at door
I've done a few weddings at Calamigos Ranch, and this is where my brides stayed, and I kind of love it. Great staff and great customer service. And a bar that just screams "After Party."

OC Bridal Fair
Bella Collina Town & Golf Club
200 Avenida La Pata
San Clemente, California
Check out one of the best upscale bridal shows in Orange County.
Admission: $10 online and $15 at the door

The Deals: has wedding invitations at 30% off and 20% off napkins and accessories. And they're not that expensive to start with, so yay!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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

I'm just about to get on a plane back to Los Angeles, and I can't wait to see The Boy again. I had an amazing time in my two hometowns, New York, where I was born, and D.C., where I really lived. Congratulations to Elizabeth and Auden, and Happy Birthday, Mommy!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:
The New York Times: Portraits From the New York City Marriage Bureau, 7/24/11 The is what love looks like. Believe it.

The Events:

Thursday, August 11
White Magnolia, a new upscale consignment shop in West Los Angeles, is having their grand opening event from 7-9pm. Brides can donate or sell their dresses, or pick up a Monique Lhuillier or Anne Barge dress at up to 50% off retail. AND proceeds from certain dresses will be donated to women's non-profit organizations in Los Angeles and across the country. I'm definitely going to be there, so RSVP to and say Hi when you see me! 2500 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Sunday August 14

Bridal Showplace
11:00am - 4:00pm
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Admission: $5

Bridal Lounge Wedding Expo
Hosted By: The Bridal Lounge and Oh So Sweet Prints
The Bridal Lounge | map
201 1/2 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Admission: FREE. I'm going to try and stop by this one on my way to OC this weekend, too.

The Deals:

The Knot is renting jewelry! Check it out.

During the month of August, Alfred Angelo Bridal is giving one bride all of her bridesmaid dresses, for free. Do yourself a favor and go register.

Encore Bridal just got a large shipment in of pre-owned, high-end dresses, like this Pretty designed by Melissa Sweet. Time to head on over there, too.

Dolly Thicke - First the bad news - they're raising their prices for the first time in three years. Purchase in August to get your dress at the current price. Sadness. But, then comes the happy - OFF THE RACK SALE!!

See you at the end of the aisle, and in the dressing room,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

Greetings from the East Coast!

I'm in New York City right now, celebrating my Mom's birthday. We've been doing this every year for a while now, and we both love it. Yesterday we took a night time bus tour through the city and over the Brooklyn Bridge, with all of Manhattan lit up in it's glory. Pretty awesome. This a picture of the view from our hotel room. That's Sigourney Weaver's building from Ghostbusters on the right, there.

I was in D.C. over the weekend, and although New York was where I was born, D.C. is definitely my home town, you know? I got to do everything I wanted, walk 4 blocks from my hotel to the White House, hang out at my favorite coffee shop, have fun with my best friend, whose wedding I was there to attend. Best early birthday present to myself, ever. Yeah, I know - even my vacations involve weddings. No, I didn't help out. Much. ;-)

Speaking of which, here's a couple of wedding things that you should get into this week:

Getting into Google Docs. Guest lists, timelines, budgets, any document that you're going to have share with other people, you can just put it online. And if you're already usikng word and excel documents for this stuff, you can upload them onto google, they convert like a dream, Saves paper and saves time, and saves confusion, because it automatically saves what you have online, so it's easy to tell which is the latest version. Get started here.

Second of all, you should sign up to get daily wedding quotes and tips, from both me and from other wedding sites, blogs and vendors that I love. Plus, any updates I get on what's happening in wedding world is going to go right in there, too. Sign up here. Once you enter your email address, you need to opt into "Liz's Daily Wedding Quotes" in order to receive it. Enjoy!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith