Wednesday, June 13, 2012

California Weddings

New Yorkers-you can tune out for this one, Californians-this is your time to shine! (no pun intended) The Golden State is known for its sunshine, beaches, and Hollywood celebs, but there is more to it than that. California has a lot of unique locations to say "I Do." Below is a list of locations throughout California that any bride would love.

 Beach Wedding- From Santa Barbara to Pebble Beach to Laguna Beach, California has endless possibilities when it comes to wedding locations. If you are a bride who loves the feeling of sand between your toes, then the beach is the perfect locale! 

Hotel del Coronado- Located in San Diego, this beachfront hotel was named the "number-one wedding destination in America" by the Travel Channel and is perfect for those who want a variety of options by the beach. Whether a bride wants to be literally ON the beach, in a garden or a ballroom, this hotel has 42 different rooms to chose from. With such a big event to plan, the hotel even offers suggestions of venders that they have used before, amongst other things. Whether simple, romantic, fancy or picturesque, this hotel is picture-perfect.

So what does a bride wear to a pool side wedding? Either something short and detailed or long and simple.  You do not want to distract away from the beautiful backdrop but at the same time, you don't want to be dragging your dress through the sand, so a short, detailed dress would be ideal. (See below)

To add to an otherwise simple gown, brides should wrap our Millie Sash (made by Jenny Yoo) around their waist to add a bit of detail. The pinwheel design is handmade with delicately scattered crystals and rhinestones added to a 100% silk ribbon.

Hollywood Wedding- In the heart of Los Angeles lays the movie capital of California, filled with celebrities and impersonators lining the street. So why not have a Hollywood themed wedding? For the couple that loves movies, or just loves theatrics, there are plenty of unique venues to get married in Hollywood.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel- This famous hotel is right across from the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Blvd and provides a glamorous  backdrop to create a memorable day. You can even have your wedding in the iconic Blossom Room, which was home to the first Academy Awards Ceremony! The Roosevelt can fit fifteen to fifteen hundred with 25,000 square feet of versatile function space. Make your big day a small and intimate affair or a big Hollywood production!  


So what does a bride wear to a fancy Hollywood wedding? Something dramatic and romantic, of course! (Think Marilyn Monroe, girls!) Ruffles and off white (or even a colored dress) would make any bride stand out for her big entrance. 
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To add a bit of Hollywood glamour to your hair without taking away from your dramatic gown, brides should don our flapper inspired Swoon Feather Fascinator, made by Justine M Couture. It features feathers and Swarovski stones, a perfect combination for the Hollywood glamour bride.

Pool Wedding- It's pretty much true what they say- every California house has a pool in the backyard. So why not take advantage of the glistening water and create a beautiful wedding around it? With floating candles and flowers to add to the romantic ambiance, a pool wedding is perfect for the bride who loves to be different. 

Historic Cree Estate- Located in Palm Springs, this hotel has one of the largest and most beautiful pools in all of Palm Springs. It is elaborately tiled in Catalina blue, and has both a spa and waterfall. It has the look of a tropical lagoon, enhanced by its curving shape, a swim-up bar, and birdcages and lanterns strung from surrounding trees. Close to the pool is a built-in dance pavilion, perfect for guests who want to dance the night away.

So what does a bride wear to a pool side wedding? Either something short and detailed or long and simple. 
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To add a pop of sophistication to your hair, brides should don our Pom Pom Flower. Made of flowy organza and tulle fabric, this delicate flower has a “mithral” rhinestone center, giving it a bit of sparkle.

Vineyard Wedding- Napa, which is about an hour outside San Francisco, is what most people think when they hear "winery", but others, such as the infamous Martha Vineyard,  make a perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding setting. For the couple who has a love for the outdoors, or wine, a vineyard is a beautiful option for saying "I Do" and California has a number of them to chose from. 

Villa de Amore- Located in Temecula, CA, it is central to Orange County and San Diego. This private estate is perfect for wine lovers, as it has a 360 view of the Temecula Wine Country. Whether it be the bride that wants to splerge on her big day or the bride that is on a budget, this location can accomedate any bride's needs. For the splerging bride, the venue can create your dream wedding FOR you with their "all inclusive wedding package". For the bride on a budget, the venue can also cater to a minimum of 50 guests with their discounted vendors.

So what does a bride wear to a vineyard wedding? A long, sweetheart cut dress with a tad of drama! (See below)


To add to the garden-theme of a vineyard wedding, brides should don our Claudia Veil. It adds just a hint of drama with its flower detailing without taking away from the local or gown. 

Disney Wedding- One of the most famous spots in California has to be Walt Disney's Disneyland. People travel from all over the world to meet Minnie, Mickey and their friends. Although it may not be the IDEAL spot for a wedding (except for Disney lovers), who DOESN'T want to feel like a princess on their big day? 

Disneyland- Of course Disneyland has its own wedding locations. Whether you want to take advantage of their Paradise Pier, Grand Californian or the Disneyland Hotel, Disney offers many choices when it comes to wedding venues and has three pricing packages to accommodate multiple price ranges. Whether you want to be married in an intimate rose garden or in the morning sunlight of Sleeping Beauty's castle, Disney can make your princess dreams come true! 


So what does the ultimate Disney princess bride wear? A ballgown, of course! But that doesn't mean that it has to be your typical Cinderella gown. Brides have a lot of options when it comes to poofy ballgowns and that does not necessarily mean a long, flowing dress. (See below) 

And what princess is complete without her tiara? Our Kate Tiara, made by Halo & Co, is the perfect accessory for the Disney bride on her big day.

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