Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Wedding Weekend

Two bridal shows, one open house, no waiting!

First stop was the Bridal Expo in downtown L.A., taking advantage of the free tickets they were kind enough to send me. Wasn't that sweet? This cake is by Bailey's Bakery.
You know what was really sad for me? I got there so late, I missed all the cake samples. Can you imagine? But I did get there so late that when I found the booth with the freshwater pearl earrings, I was actually able to get near it.
And I did find a lot of great deals that I'm putting in the Wedding Wise this week. The highlight of the show? THIS:

No, see the photo booth? IS the TV. Yes, I'm a geek, but think about how much fun this will be at your wedding. How much? Rates for the itouch booth start at $895 for the smaller screen, depending on the features you want. I know, I'm a geek. But seriously? Pretty cool.

On Sunday, I dropped by the Premiere Bridal show at the Hyatt Westlake. The Hyatt and I are old friends. Food for days. Cake and cupcakes and whole buffet meals as far as the eye can see. $10 got me lunch and drinks, it was fantastic. Speaking of which:

Not just for the cocktail hour, but this would be fantastic for a cocktail and appetizer reception. So much food, and after I made my usual third pass by (plus the one I did after I filmed this) I was full. Something to think about. You can find them at

I finished Sunday by heading all the way across town to the Ebell Los Angeles. I was in bed reading the Sunday paper - which is what I do every Sunday morning, when I saw a story about their open house. I LOVE the Ebell, especially after Angele and Reggie's wedding there in July. They were having an open house and a sort of membership drive, too, and oh, those applications went fast.
What always amazes me is how one space can look fifteen different ways, depending on how it's decorated. For instance, here is the grand hall during the Open House:

As opposed to the same space during the wedding:

My photography sucks, but you get the idea. Space transformed. The Ebell has a slew of great pictures from weddings past, so take a look.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
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