Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wedding Wise Wednesday - July 31 (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 WeddingWise Wednesday. Welcome!

That review will never not crack me up!
Cool Wedding Thing of the Week - Joshua and Rachel got married in June, and decided to make their invitations a little more interesting than usual. They remade a few popular movie and TV posters with themselves in the starring roles and a little creative wedding wordplay - "How I met Mrs. Watson," "Walk the Aisle," and, of course, "Reception."  Make your own day and click here to see the rest of them and read the complete story.

The Events

Thursday - Saturday, August 1-3
Taylor's Lace Bridal - Blow Out Sample Sale
12238 1/2 South St
Artesia, CA 90701
562-860-1100
Bridal gowns 50% off already discounted prices, Bridesmaid, flower girl and Mother of the Bride dresses starting at $20. If you're still looking, this is definitely the place to go this weekend.





The Deals

Macys - Looks like they're getting into the Game of Gowns, too - why should Nordstrom have all the fun? A lot of cute stuff over there is on sale, too. Free shipping on any order over $99.

Groopdealz - HURRY FOR THIS ONE - Menu chalkboards, $9.99 each, but you've got until tomorrow to grab it before it's gone.

Do you know of any great wedding stories, events and deals that are coming up? Email me, and let me know what you got...

See you at the end of the aisle,

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Newest review - Whitney and David (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

Great new review from David and Whitney. Check out my feed on Instagram and/or search for hashtag #AwesomeOstrom for more pictures:

Photo by Laurel Isle Photography
"Liz was amazing! Fun to work with and very accommodating. I had a tight budget and little time and she never even blinked. Couldn't be happier with the way it all turned out."

They had the BEST time (David ended up in the pool!), and I loved being a part of it. I have the best gig in the world, seriously. 

You can read more of my reviews at weddingwire.com/SilverCharmEvents.

So, what do you want your wedding day to look and feel like? Ready to get started? Email me today at liz@silvercharmevents.com to schedule your free consultation, and get the help you need to have the wedding you want. 

See you at the end of the aisle, 

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




Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wedding Wise Wednesday - July 24 (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:
This gorgeous acrylic invitation by blissbone.com. Don't fall in love in love too deeply - it's $3,750 for 50. But, WOW. One of my September grooms is a graphic designer who recreated an acrylic invite I posted a couple of months ago. I'm all about the inspiration!


Cool, Too: The Candy Calculator on Nuts.com. Need to find out how much candy you need for your favors or your candy buffet? You're welcome! Thanks to the Broke-Ass Bride for the find.



The Events:

Saturday - Sunday, July 27-28 (2 days)
10:00am - 4:00pm
BrideWorld Expo
L.A. Convention Center
1201 L.A. Live Way
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission: $10 at the door, $8 online
This show is holding a sample sale (Yes!) by Mariposa Boutique, with gowns discounted 25%-90% off of retail

Sunday, July 28
11:00am - 3:00pm
For All Seasons Sunday Funday Bridal Party & Show
The Grand Event Center
4101 E Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
Admission: $5 donation to Autism Speaks

Tuesday, July 30
DIY Escort Card Displays Reception Seating Etiquette 
Hosted by Fabulously Wed
Venice Community Center Ballroom
132 Brooks Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
What is the difference between an escort card, a seating card and a seating chart?Where do you seating your VIPs? How do you handle seating when there are delicate family or friend situations? And how to handle the seating of children, singles and couples? Be inspired as we show and help you create unique escort card and seating displays.
Admission: Free, $10 materials fee required.

The Deals:


Etsy: This fantastic acrylic cake topper, for $38.00. Isn't this awesome? Going on my next anniversary cake, I swear. Thanks to One Wed for the pull.


My Wed Deal - 75 foot aisle runner, engraved with the phrase "Always and Forever," for only $44.98.


See you at the end of the aisle,

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

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wedding Wise Weekly - July 19 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

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

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

My brides are cool. Instead of doing escort cards or a big table board, Monique created a double-sided handout, on nice 8.5 x11 paper. One side had the wedding program on it, and the other side had the list of guests by last name and table number. Printed it up at Staples. What a great idea, right? Behold:



The Events:

Sunday, July 21
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Marriott Los Angeles Westside Bridal Expo
6333 Bristol Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
Free Admission with online registration


The Deals:

Tippr - $18 for a 10-pack of Chinese Lanterns. Light them up and watch them float into the sky...


Etsy - FABULOUS Plus Size Wedding Dresses, from $250-$2,000. GO.



Amazon Local - $39 for Sedan Service to or from LAX or Burbank Airport. Oooh, I'm going to use this for my trip to DC next month. What can you use it for, wedding-wise? Pick up out of towners? Get yourself to the airport for your honeymoon or your destination wedding? The possibilities are endless and discounted!

See you at the end of the aisle,

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



Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My wedding weekend (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

I don't do them often, but it was a double wedding weekend:

Nicole and James, Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, 7/14/2013







Monique and David, Union Station, Downtown Los Angeles, 7/14/13








The love, the love, the love. Not to mention the adrenaline. :-)
...I'm getting better at this iphone picture taking thing. Turns out the trick is using filters.

See you at the end of the aisle,

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

Thursday, July 11, 2013

This Week's Most Popular Wedding Pin (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)



This was my most popular pin last week, on Cool Wedding Tips and Tricks and Stuff.  I carry an expanded version of this at every one of my weddings, and this is a great version to use for yours. And, you can keep in your car afterward, as a daily back-up. Click through the link to find out how to create your own. Or, you can go to the blogger's Etsy page, and purchase a pre-made one for $35.00. You're welcome!

See you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
323-592-9318

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wedding Wise Wednesday, July 10 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

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

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

I love this idea. Your bridesmaids are so important to you, what a great photo this would be. Even cooler if they can do it in their dresses, right? Thanks to Simply Weddings for the idea:

I do not know what "close wombs" means, though. Anyone?

The Events:

Sunday, July 14
11am - 3:00pm
Hyatt Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Admission: $7.00

1:00 - 3:00pm
Lakewood Country Club
3101 Carson Street
Lakewood, CA 90712
Admission: Complimentary


Mark Your Calendar:

Wednesday, July 17
8:00 - 10:00pm
Coming Out Party! 
5862 Bolsa Ave #106
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Grand Opening for the O.C.'s newest event space. RSVP to michellelacsonphotography@yahoo.com

The Deals:



Forever After -10% off any made-to-order brooch bouquet, when you use the code "OBBouquets". Thanks to Offbeat Bride for the tip. 

The Knot Shop - $1.99 mason jar drinking glasses.  Personalized!


This one should still work -  Etsy seller Better Off Wed has a fantastic collection of  handmade cake toppers (which I LOVE), and if you use the coupon code IHEARTBROKEASSBRIDE, you'll get a 10% discount. Thanks to The Broke Ass Bride for this pull. 


See you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
323-592-9318

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Wedding Scenes (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

Wedding Season is moving fast...

June 28, Audrey and Chris, Long Beach Museum of Art

Flowers by Bride and Bloom

LOVE this!





June 31st, Tasha and Anthony, Point Dume, Malibu




July 7, Enza and Phil, Orchutt Ranch

My assistant Mady shot this one. Skills, I tell you. 
I love handmade cake toppers. And this one was bride-made, too.
Flowers by Enchanted Florist, Cake by Portos Bakery

More to come next week. I can't wait! And if you need a little help with your wedding, just give me a call or shoot me an email, and we'll schedule a time to meet next week. Your wedding is going to be gorgeous, too.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
323-592-9318


Friday, July 05, 2013

Ask Liz: Holiday Weekend Weddings and How to Swing Them (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

My advice column for the Broke-Ass Bride this week is up. Hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

The possibilities are endless…
(Photo courtesy of Little Sugar Bake Shop)

Dear Liz, 

We live in Los Angeles, and got officially engaged last month. We finally decided to get married out here, although we met in New York, he's from Philadelphia, and my family is in Sacramento. We want to settle on a date before we start looking for places, and we were thinking either  Memorial Day or Fourth of July Weekend. I know lots of people have set holiday plans, so is that a bad idea? On the other hand,  it might be fun to have a "destination wedding" for everyone, especially since a lot of our friends and family on the East Coast haven't had the chance to make it out here, yet. Should we stick with that idea, or pick another weekend that's not going to be as travel intensive?
Signed, 

Something Red White and Blue?




See  you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
323-592-9318

Monday, July 01, 2013

What It's ALL About. (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

Audrey and Chris' first look, 6/28/30, Long Beach Museum of Art:


The two of them just LIGHT UP around each other. This is always going to be one of my favorite pictures, ever.

How was your weekend? :-)

See you at the end of the aisle,

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