Monday, February 25, 2013

Award-Winning Oscar Styles

The Academy Awards are a great place to style watch, and many of the best gowns will influence bridal styles over the coming year. With this in mind, here are some of the best Oscar dresses that will be perfect for Southern California brides.

The Best Actress winner, Jennifer Lawrence, also wore one of the night's most loved gowns. The Dior dress combined white and the pale pink that is already a huge 2013 bridal trend.

Charlize Theron's white Dior dress has split opinions. It was a bold statement dress, but one that we think could be right for a modern bride.

Another one that divided opinions was Kristen Stewart's gown. The Reem Acra dress' shabby chic edge would be perfect for a vintage style wedding, or any other theme with a more laid back feel.

Amanda Seyfried's gown brought another take on vintage style to the red carpet. Its sparkling details had an almost art deco feel, making the Alexander McQueen design perfect for the Gatsby-themed weddings that are becoming very popular.

What were your favorite Oscar looks? Will you be taking anything from them for your wedding day? Let us know in the comments. If you're planning your Southern California wedding, come to one of our shows for a great way to get a lot done in one place!

Monday, February 18, 2013

The World's Most Expensive Wedding Cake

This week, a British jeweler unveiled the world's most expensive wedding cake. With a price tag of $50 million, it more than doubled the past holder of the title.

The cake, which will be on display at the National Gay Wedding Show in Liverpool, England, includes over 2,000 diamonds.

While most brides think about how many carats their ring is, this cake sparkles with 2,046 carats. The creators, Russell and Case, are based in Liverpool. They worked with CAKE, a bakery in nearby Chester, to bring their vision to life.

With such a high price tag attached to the cake, it's not likely to be the centerpiece at many weddings this year. If you're looking for a more reasonably priced, though certainly still fantastic, wedding cake, check out the bakeries in our exhibitor directory.

Of course, if you want to have an even better way of meeting bakeries, come to one of our upcoming shows. There, you'll be able to taste cakes and get plenty of other wedding planning done in one day.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wedding Professional Spotlight: BrideBox

If you're coming to our Knott's Berry Farm Show on Saturday, you'll get a chance to meet lots of great wedding vendors. BrideBox is set to be one of the excellent companies on hand, so you'll get a chance to talk to them about the great service they offer. In the meantime, we thought we'd tell you a bit about what they do.

BrideBox creates wedding albums and photobooks, giving you a wonderful memory of your special day. Saving you from a massive folder of digital photo files you never get to enjoy, BrideBox takes your wedding photos and turns them into a keepsake.

The photo albums and books they create are incredible quality. They offer professional printing, which gives you the higher quality than you might get from other photo prints. The books themselves are bound in a stunning way, with a choice of covers, including a leather option.

We also love that BrideBox is proudly based in California. Unlike some sites that produce albums overseas, BrideBox produces its photo albums in Palo Alto.

If you want to find out more about what BrideBox can offer you, and to see samples of their amazing wedding photo albums, come to our next show! If you can't make it, you can get in touch with BrideBox through our exhibitor list.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Knott's Berry Farm Show

Our next show is coming up soon. Do you have your tickets yet?

The next stop for us is Buena Park, at the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel. If you think Knott's is just for rides and jelly, you need to come to the show! Knott's is also a great wedding venue, offering ceremonies in the hotel's lovely gazebo or in the nearby Church of Reflections.

Of course, our February show is much more than just the venue. Like all of our shows, the Buena Park show will feature you the chance to meet all types of vendors. It's a great way to arrange all aspects of your big day in one go. (You can  also meet some excellent wedding planners who can help organize everything.) There's even things for grooms to do, so bring your fiance along!

As with every Bridal Showplace show, you'll also have the chance to win loads of amazing prizes. Everyone is a winner with all the cake tasting, hors d'oeuvres, makeovers, massages, and entertainment. You'll also get to see a bridal fashion show and other live performances.