Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wedding Wise Wednesday - May 28

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!



First of all, Congratulations to the couples I married this past weekend. It was a joy and and honor for me!


Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:



CHEESE. WEDDING CAKE. This is like an awesome dream I always wanted to have. And The Pretty Blog even gives you pointers on how to make it. Thanks to my friend Lindsay at Lindsay Goldner Creative for the find.

The Events:

Saturday, May 31 - Sunday, June 1
10am - 4pm
Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale and Expo
Hilton Woodland Hills/Los Angeles
6360 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Brides Against Breast Cancer is one of my favorite Wedding World things - proceeds go to support programs for sufferers and survivors of breast cancer. If you haven't found a dress yet, GO.
Admission is $5 online, $25 at the door for the VIP Reveal on Saturday, $7 at the door on Sunday. Have fun!




The Deals:

Etsy - Custom Groomsmen Liquor Labels. I don't need to explain to you how awesome this is. $50 for 10.

Kiss My Tulle - The Ten Best Bridal Make-Up Steals from E.LF.

For instance, #5 the all-over cover stick? $1.00. And if you use the code FS35 at checkout, you get free shipping on any order over $35. You're welcome!

See you at the end of the aisle,

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wedding Wise Wednesday - May 14 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

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!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

Photo by Jess Jackson Photography


From the Offbeat Bride - The Baking Ceremony. A twist on the unity candle tradition, this couple, mixed ingredients for a yummy cake ("Besan Flour for a healthy foundation...Sugar for joy, romance and happiness..."at the altar. One of the commenters has an idea for serving the recipe to your guests for dessert. Check it out.

The Events

Sunday, May 18
11:00am - 3:00pm

Bridal Showplace - Long Beach
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S. Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
All the wedding pretty, PLUS a gown sale. Enjoy!
Admission: $7 in advance, $10 at the door

Photo by Luminaire Images
12:30 - 3:00pm
Westridge Golf Club Bridal Show
1400 S. La Habra Hills Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90631
I coordinated a wedding here last year, and it's a lovely venue tucked into the hills. Very affordable, too, if you're still looking for a venue.
Admission: $10.00 for two people, if you register online with the code SAVE.

The Deals


Etsy - Two states, two hearts. I LOVE this. Great for a bridal shower gift, or to just hang in your house. Mine and my husband's would be California and Maryland. Or... you could have your guests sign it at your wedding, too. Best guest book ever.

Groupon - Personalized Self-Inking Stamper from InvitationBox, $29. Save the hand cramp, bring the style. You're welcome!

Tradesy Weddings -  Take $15 off when you spend $100 on pre-owned wedding decor. Use the code DECOR15 at checkout. There is some really great stuff over there, including tulle draping, candles, chair covers. Just GO.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Contact me today for a wedding consultation:
Call/text 323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com


Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Wedding Wise Wednesday - May 7 (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

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!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

Photos by Joielala

This obscenely awesome macrame hanging featured on Green Wedding Shoes.

Photos by Joielala

GWS also has a DIY tutorial on how to make your own, too. GO.

The Events

Sunday, May 11
2pm - 6pm
Wedding Wonderland Event
Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort
616 W Convention Way
Anaheim, California 92802
Admission: $5 online, $10 at the door

That's Pinteresting!

Photo: Dejan Mauzer
Re-pinned 18 times this week - Ask Liz: In The Beginning, There Was The Wedding Budget. As it is with EVERYONE, trust me. Enjoy!


See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Contact me for a wedding consultation:
Call/text 323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

My Wedding Weekend (Los Angeles Wedding Coordinator)


Adamson House
...was spent looking at various beautiful beachside venues. I know, it's a rough life, especially this weekend, man. IT WAS GORGEOUS OUTSIDE. But my July 2015 wedding still needed a place to happen, so off we went.
Our first stop was at Adamson House, a historical site on PCH, which not only has beautiful gardens, expansive lawns, and classic California spanish architecture, but beautiful views both up and down the coast and into the mountains. My couple is from the East Coast, and Adamson House definitely plays as the quintessential California dream spot. You do have to bring in everything, and pay for a shuttle service, but the view and cache could be worth it.



Cypress Sea Cove
Our second stop was Cypress Sea Cove, about 20 minutes up the coast. Again, right on the ocean, a little more elevated. Not as classic, a bit more kitschy. As my bride put it, "I would be thrilled if we were invited to a wedding here."


My phone died (sigh). THIS photo is by Up Imagery. Click for more.


Saturday's last visit was to Calamigos Ranch, which yeah, isn't on the coast of Malibu so much as it's in the hills of Malibu. But I wanted them to see what was possible at an outdoor, full-service venue looked like.

Long Beach Museum of Art
Our last stop was at the Long Beach Museum of Art on Sunday, or as I like to call it, "Third Home." It's a great combination of Adamson House and Calamigos Ranch - beautiful venue and views, food, rentals and service all-inclusive. They really liked it, like lingering liked it...

#FTW


But I already knew they were going to pick Adamson House, and they did. The sun, the surf and the natural beauty have some powerful mojo. And, when you know you've found the perfect place, you just know. You know?

Next up, catering!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation:
Call/text 323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com


Thursday, May 01, 2014

She Finds: 10 Wedding Traditions You Should Totally Break


sheFinds.com
Like, totally.
I was asked to contribute to this article on sheFinds a couple of weeks ago (I'm #7!), and I love how it turned out. As I always say (all together, now: ) Have the Wedding You Want.

1. Seeing each other before “I Do.” First looks–the time where the bride and groom see each other prior to the ceremony–have become increasingly popular. Not only is it the chance for some great photos to capture the moment, but it also allows the bride and groom to skip some of the photo opps between the ceremony and the reception so they don’t have to miss the all-important cocktail hour, says Erica Schnell , events director at Ice House and Crushed Ice in Louisville, Kentucky.

2. Smashing the wedding cake. Cutting the wedding cake is still a major part of many couples’ receptions, but be sure to skip the part where you smash it in each other’s faces. It’s gross, been done way too many times and it just funks up your makeup (and your beautiful clothes!), says Marley Majcher, aka “The Party Goddess.”


See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Let's talk about your wedding today:
Call/text 323-592-9318
liz@silvercharmevents.com