Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 29 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

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:

I found this while I was filling my "Hiding the Ugly At Your Wedding" Pinterest board. Isn't this gorgeous? What a beautiful and simple way to create an archway in the trees. Love it.

The Events

Thursday, August 30
6 - 9 pm
All Things Bridal
The Alcove
1929 Hillhurst avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
For reservations email events@alcovecafe.com
Meet local, boutique wedding vendors, including one of my favorites, Alina Pizzano. Free admission, drinks, and apps. Have fun!


Friday, August 31 - Saturday, September 1
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fabulous Bridal Event- Charity Wedding Dress Sale

Cerritos Sheraton Hotel
12725 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
This nationwide event features over 1,000 beautiful, NEW, designer & couture bridal gowns available for immediate purchase with savings up to 85% off original retail. You can also support finding the cure for breast cancer by purchasing 100 Breast Cancer Research stamps at your local post office before you come ($55), and FAB will redeem those stamps for $100 off your wedding gown. Seriously, GO!

The Deals:
Backdrop Baby - if you guys are interested in backdrops, like the ones I have on Pinterest, today is the LAST DAY of their sale, 5x6 Backdrops for $59.99 and 5x10 Backdrops are $130. Discounted Prices will reflect in your cart. What are you still doing here? 

Wedding Chicks - Free (you heard me) Printable save the date cards.  Just enter your info, and voila! Save it your computer, and print to your heart's content. 

The Knot Shop - The Knot has a great sale on lanterns, only $1.99 each, in a rainbow of colors.  That site is pretty much sale central for everything wedding-wise you will ever want, so surf around. 

See you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com
323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Love and Sparklers (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

Samantha and David, August 25, 2012

Sama and David's wedding at the Long Beach Museum of Art was fantastic. They were surounded by a "cast of thousands" - 10 bridesmaids and ten groomsmen on each side. There was a hookah bar along with the alcohol bar. There was a 7-tier wedding cake, and Sama gave me the bottom tier for my birthday tomorrow. And there were the sparklers, the sparklers. The original idea was to line the walkway with guests carrying them, framing their big getaway. That idea fell-through, because the getaway car fell through. What to do? The DJ, John from Just Dance Events, came up with an idea - why not have it surround them on the dance floor for the last dance, instead? And here you go.  This was my shot, but I can't wait to see the photographer's pictures in a few weeks!

Venue: Long Beach Museum of Art and Claire's Restaurant
Photography: Camille Lem
 DJ - Just Dance Events
Sparklers: Sparklers R Us
Flowers: Susanna's Chocolates  
Hookah Bar - Vessel Decor
Transportation - Sunseeker Tours
Valet - Best Valet

See you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com
323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com 
























Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wedding Wise Wednesday, August 22 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

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

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

Beautiful New takes on Chair Covers. A DIY Bride's dream, me thinks, and they would look great on non-Chiavari chairs, too.  Both the Lace Gorgeousness and the Green Satin Chair Wrap are  from Style Me Pretty. Follow my Cool Wedding Tips, Tricks and Stuff board on Pinterest to see what else I discover during the week.


 The Events:

Thursday, August 23

Summer Sunset Soiree
6pm - 8pm
Brookside Golf Course
1133 Rosemont Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
More hors d'ouerves, more drinks, and an opportunity to check out one of Pasadena's premiere wedding venues and meet some the best wedding professionals around. And this one is free. Have fun!

The Deals:

Speaking of Pinterest, I pinned these DIY chalkboards a little while back, but the link disappeared. Here are the Dollar Tree Trays, and here is the chalkboard paint, to either brush or spray paint on. You can also get the paint at any hardware or craft store, too.  All for around $10. GO.

Bride Rush - $122 for wedding hair and make-up styling by Mason Misbehaving

WedCoupon -  Two hour photo booth (= cocktails and 1st hour of reception) from Vizid Photo Booth for $299. That's 50% off...







My Wed Deal -  $70 for 100 wedding invitations from CPK Designs. Choose from a large assortment to find one that's just right for you.


Which deal are you going to grab this week? And are the chair pretties something that you're going to try? Let me know in the comments below!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmth
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com
323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 15 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

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

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:
Don't even THINK About It! (Kim Le Photography)




The secret service ring bearer. They're in charge of the Treasury, too, so don't mess with him. Check out Style Me Pretty for more pics of this cool dude.




The Events

Wednesday, August 15 - TONIGHT
The Love Tour 
6pm - 9pm
Shade Hotel
1221 N Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
L.A. 's newest bridal show: Wine, hors d'ouerves, and innovative wedding ideas from the top wedding professionals in town. And, it's free. 






Thursday, August 16
Summer Sunset Soiree
6pm - 8pm
Brookside Golf Course
1133 Rosemont Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
More hors d'ouerves, more drinks, and an opportunity to check out one of Pasadena's premiere wedding venues and meet some the best wedding professionals around. And this one is free, too.  There's a good chance I'm dropping by, so if you see me, say hi. 

Saturday, August 18
The Downtown Bride Tour
11am - 3pm
FotoNuova Photography Studio
936 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108
Okay, this sounds like fun, and if I can't go then you definitely should - grab the shuttle in Marino (Pasadena-ish) for a tour of the some of the coolest wedding venues in Downtown L.A. - Majestic Halls, the  LoftSEVEN Penthouse and the Figueroa Hotel. Tickets are only $10 each. GO.


The Deals:

Today is the LAST DAY to enter Budget Fairy Tale's Blogiversary Sweepstakes, featuring an hour with Yours Truly and  four other fantastic prizes. Enter, I would love to find out how I can help you and your wedding!


My Wed Deal - 4-hour DJ Package with Gumbo Entertainment for $550! They've got great reviews The Knot, Yelp AND Wedding Wire, and extra hours can be added if you need them.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmth
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com
323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Giveaway on Budget Fairy Tale Ends Soon! (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

This weekend was all about the details - time-lining my 8/25 wedding, music and aisle runners for 9/15, hotel blocks for 4/6/13. Which reminds me, I'm starting to book up for next Spring and Summer, so if you think you might need some help, email me back and we'll set up a time to meet.

nicole and mike

And speaking of meetings, Mindy over at Budget Fairy Tale is giving away one of my Charmed Consultations as part her Blogiversary Round-up! You, me, one hour and your biggest wedding challenges, solved. You've only got until Thursday to enter for that, and for other good stuff like these here:
Personalized Hangers

So, GO.

I've been getting a slew of Ask Liz questions this week - last minute wedding dress shopping, last minute dieting, and proper gifting for your "friendors." I always try and email them an answer before it goes online, but it's getting so popular! I love being able to help, though, if I can. If you have a burning wedding question for me, go the the contact page on The Broke-Ass Bride and send it in, okay?

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmth
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com
323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 8 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

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 Pearl Bouquet featured on Casa Sugar. Isn't this gorgeous? And totally DIY-able. Check out the other "alternative" wedding bouquets on the site, too.

The Events:
Sunday, August 12
Bridal Showplace
11am - 4pm
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Admission - $5

Wednesday, August 15
The Love Tour 
6pm - 9pm
Shade Hotel
1221 N Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
L.A. 's newest bridal show: Wine, hors d'ouerves, and innovative wedding ideas from the top wedding profesionals in town. And, it's free.


The Deals:

 

Groupon - today is the last day to get those Swarkovski element earings for only $12.00. GO.


Wed Deal - Kirstie Kelly Dress, for only $649 a 74% discount off retail!

Not sure if that's your style? Alfred Angelo is having their semi-annual sale, and their clearance  wedding gowns start as low as $98!



Looking for gifts for your groom and groomsmen? WedCoupon opened up their Mens shop this week with a bang - up to 70% off all the goodies. 
 




 See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com
323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com


Tuesday, August 07, 2012

My Wedding Weekend Review (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)


How was your weekend? On Friday, I went to the Hyatt the Pike in Long Beach to meet the venue manager for my tiny little 9/15 wedding. Ceremony in the courtyard, reception on the roof pool deck. VERY much looking forward to seeing what this view looks like at night:
nicole and mike
Right?



I officiated Azurae and Kristopher's wedding on Sunday, and, to the surprise of no one, helped out a little with coordinating the day. I couldn't just stand there and let the the buffet stay one-sided. Double-sided buffet for the win! But I love officiating and getting to write wedding ceremonies. This time, I came up with an original prayer. Not bad, if I do say so myself...let me know if you need any help, okay?
Azurae and Kristopher: Two Ducks In A Row...


Hey, so TLC (the TV Channel, not the musical group) gave me a call today, and they are looking for brides who are getting married in the next couple of  months, and their fun bridal parties. We're talking "Katy Perry" fun, as opposed to "Girls Gone Wild" fun . And there's going to be compensation, too, which will just about cover your floral budget. If you're interested contact Isabel Reyes at High Noon Entertainment, 310-500-3714, isabel34@gmail.com.

I also booked two  Charmed Consultations  last week, so I was able to donate money to Caleb Medley's hospital bill fund. So, let's do it again. If you need a little push in the right direction, a review of your budget, or to make that you've crossed all your t's in your timeline, email me back at liz@silverharmevents.com or call my office at 323-592-9318 to schedule your session - $35 for 30 minutes or $50 for an hour, in person, or over the phone and recorded.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com
323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com
p.s - You've already following me on Pinterest...right?

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 1 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

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

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week - 

These  ring- embroidered wedding converse high-tops!  $35 per pair on Etsy, and they come in a multitude of colors. GO!

The Events:

Friday - Saturday August 3-4
9am - 5pm

Fabulous Bridal Affair - Help Find A Cure For Breast Cancer
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel
601 W. McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Over 1,000 beautiful, NEW, designer & couture bridal gowns available for immediate purchase with savings up to 85% off original retail, prices beginning as low as $149. Go to the website to find out how to get an extra $100 discount on your gown, and like Fabulous Bridal Affair on Facebook for a free veil with your gown purchase.
Admission: Free

Sunday, August 5th
10am - 4pm
Brideworld Expo Anaheim
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
1855 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
The largest wedding planning expo in Greater Orange County, go to the website to get $2 off admission!
Admission: $10



The Deals:
You're going to be on your feet for hours on your wedding day. Either start out comfortable or get comfortable, okay? Dessy Wedding Flats are on sale this week for $28, again, in a multitude of col

Living Social - Two-Hour Photo Booth Rental for $199. 

Rose Red Bridal Designs - Beautiful veils and headpieces at completely reasonable prices. This one? $30. Thanks to Kiss My Tulle for the find.


Oriental Trading Company - Enjoy Free shipping for orders over $49 

Michaels - use the code 26email40 for 40% off of your customized wedding stationery order, OR $25 off and free shipping on any order of $99 or more, when you use the code 27FSH99. The second one ends on Saturday, so hurry.

Whew! So which deals are YOU going to take advantage of? Let me know in the comments below...

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com
323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com