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bridal Your Guide to Bridal Professionals in the East Bay Welcome to the Fall/Winter 2013 edition of East Bay Bridal. We are so excited as this issue’s cover features our first “Real” East Bay Bride. The picture, and bride, were selected from the many great entries submitted for our contest. Megan and her husband Justin, were married at beautiful Casa Real in Livermore, in the heart of East Bay Wedding Country. Surrounded by family and friends, Megan, with the help of some fabulous local wedding vendors, put together a wedding that truly represented all the best the East Bay Wedding industry has to offer! Look inside to see more photos from that beautiful wedding! Do you have a special place you know of in the East Bay? Have you worked with a local wedding vendor who you just loved? East Bay Bridal now has a wedding blog where you can share your experiences and recommendations with new “brides-to-be”. Just visit URLocalBride.com/ EastBay to post pictures, share tips and make recommendations about all the fabulous things you find in the East Bay! Keep your copy of East Bay Bridal handy. Use it throughout your wedding planning to help make all your decisions easier. Visit our website – URLocalBride.com/EastBay - often to enter our contests and to update your calendar with our upcoming bridal fairs and events throughout the area. And remember, when planning that special day, don’t forget to FIND YOUR INSPIRATION …. Locally! ­— Cathy Lonsdale, Publisher 4 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Fall/Winter 2013


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Marriage License Info Think Local, Drink Local

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b r i da l Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding A step-by-step guide to help keep the stars in your eyes, your feet on the ground, and your wedding plans on track. Women who tackle wedding planning pragmatically — as if it were a work-related project — tend to survive the process with greater ease. Think of yourself as a project manager. Establish an overall framework for completing the work, and set specific intermediate deadlines, schedules and goals. Taken one small step at a time, the detail-laden job becomes less overwhelming. Here is our suggested timetable for the steps you should take in the months, weeks and days leading up to your wedding. 9-12 months before your wedding • Change your Facebook status to “Engaged” • Choose your wedding date. If you plan to be married in a church, temple or mosque or in a religious service at home, clear the date and time with your clergy. • Set your budget. Take time for a heart-to-heart talk with your fiancé about the budget and style of your wedding, reception and wedding-related parties, and who pays for what. • Enlist help. Consider hiring a bridal consultant. If your budget won’t stretch that far, ask relatives and close friends to assist you in specific tasks – selecting a dress, interviewing caterers, locating a reception site – especially in areas where you feel you need support. • Compose your guest list. Let out-of-town guests know your wedding is in the works so they can make travel plans. • Reserve your reception site. • Decide on your color scheme. • Choose your wedding attendants. • Select your wedding gown, shoes and accessories. • Decide on bridesmaids’ dresses. • Determine the theme or mood you’d like to establish with the food, table settings, flowers and entertainment at your reception. • Interview caterers, musicians, florists, photographers, videographers and bakers. Get written estimates of their costs. Keep track of your discussions and their bids in a notebook or with wedding-planning app. 6 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Fall/Winter 2013

6-9 months before your wedding • Choose your caterer. Remember to get a written contract. • Book your photographer and/or videographer. • Choose your musician(s). • Send out Save-theDates • Select your baker and order the cake. • Choose your florist. • Shop for wedding rings with your fiancé. • Decide on your honeymoon destination. Work with a travel agent to book your travel and accommodations. • Select your wedding invitations. Don’t forget to purchase personal stationery for the thank-you notes you’ll need to write. 4 months before your wedding • Register for gifts at one or more bridal-gift registries. • Help both mothers to coordinate and shop for their wedding-day attire. • Select music for your ceremony and reception. • Choose readings for your wedding and write your wedding vows. • Plan a rehearsal dinner for members of your wedding party, your family and out-of-town guests. Reserve the location. • Arrange hotel accommodations for members of the wedding party who live out of town. Reserve a block of rooms for other out-of-town guests, and let them know the rooms are available. Remember to ask for any group discounts or special packages. • Reserve your wedding-day transportation and any other wedding-day rental needs. • Make appointments for gown fittings. • Check the requirements for a marriage license. • Make sure contracts and arrangements are complete with all of your service providers. (Continued)


east bay bridal 3 months before your wedding • Carefully prepare directions, including simply drawn maps, if necessary, to help guide guests to the wedding and reception, and to hotels. For guests who will travel a long distance to your wedding, consider assembling an information package on fun things to do and see in your area. • Begin addressing invitations and announcements. Select a special stamp at the post office. Invitations should go in the mail six to eight weeks before your big day. • Give the caterer or other food suppliers a close idea of the number of guests you expect. • Make sure all reservations are in place for honeymoon travel. • Check with bridesmaids to make sure they have their gowns and are getting them adjusted. • Shop for gifts for your bridesmaids. Offer to help your fiancé select gifts for his attendants. • Select your “going away” outfit and special items for your trousseau. • Make a date with your photographer for any formal portraits you desire. • Make an appointment to have your hair done just before your portrait session and again the day or so before your wedding. Consider including your bridesmaids in a “day of beauty” before your wedding, with manicures, hair styling, massages and makeup sessions. 2 months before your wedding • Mail out your wedding invitations and announcements. • Finalize the music that will be played during your wedding ceremony. • Meet with musicians who will provide entertainment during your reception and orchestrate precisely what you want and when you want it played. • Don’t be shy to voice your preferences, down to the volume, favorite songs you’d like to hear or even songs you don’t want played. • Plan your rehearsal dinner and a brunch or fun activity for out-of-town guests to enjoy on the day following your wedding. • Purchase special accessories for your wedding-day attire. • Plan a luncheon for your bridesmaids. • Make appointments for a hairdresser, makeup artist and manicurist. • Finalize honeymoon plans. If you’re traveling overseas, check again that your passports are current and that you have any necessary visas. • Gather necessary birth or baptismal certificates you may need for your wedding license. 1 month before your wedding • Get your marriage license. • Have a final fitting of your gown and make sure your attendants have theirs. • Check that your menu selections and service plans are locked in place with the caterer. • Keep writing those thank-you notes on a daily basis! • If you plan a formal dinner for your reception, it’s time to draw up a seating plan and make up place cards. • Check with your florist to confirm dates and times of flower deliveries. • Review your wedding-day transportation plans and

make sure drivers are clear about addresses, times and number of passengers. • Make name or address changes official on documents, including driver’s license, Social Security forms and financial accounts. Fill out change-of-address forms at the post office. • Meet with your photographer to specify the formal shots you want taken of the bridal party, as well as specific, candid shots you’d like taken during the reception. • Review the video plans with your videographer. • Put together welcome bags for out-of-town guests. 2 weeks before your wedding • Keep writing those thank-you notes for wedding gifts! • Pick up your wedding rings. Make sure any special engraving appears precisely as you wished. • Begin packing for honeymoon. 1 week before your wedding • Make out final checks for all your vendors. • Ask a friend or family member to arrange for wedding gifts that may be brought to your reception to be delivered to your home or another safe spot. • Wrap gifts for bridal attendants and have them ready for the rehearsal dinner. • Reconfirm honeymoon travel and hotel plans. • Arrange for payments to be made to vendors at the agreed-upon time. • Inform your caterer of the final number of guests - Call any guests who haven’t RSVP’d to confirm final head count. The day before your wedding • Take time to relax and enjoy a massage, manicure and pedicure. • Traditionally, this is the day for your rehearsal ceremony and rehearsal dinner. Have fun! • Turn in early for a good night’s sleep. Your Wedding Day • Allow plenty of time for dressing, makeup and hair styling. • If you plan on photography before the ceremony, allow ample time so you’re not rushed. • Relax, and remember: This is your special day, the result of all your careful planning. Now it’s time to enjoy. Take a deep breath. Refuse to let any glitch get to you. Savor every moment of this sacred day. Let your joy and happiness shine through. Best wishes!

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Jewelers east bay bridal

14 Karats

2910 College Ave, Berkeley 510.644.1640 14karats.com

Barons

4870 Dublin Blvd, Dublin 925.452.1700 baronsjewelers.com

Edelweiss Jewelers

2980 College Ave Ste. 3, Berkeley 510.644.5544 edelweissjewelers.com

Spitz Jewelers

1333 N Main St, Walnut Creek 925.932.8877 spitzjewelers.com

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Our commitment to quality, service and value is a family tradition. Downtown Walnut Creek 1333 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925) 932-8877 www.spitzjewelers.com

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Invitations

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Ever After Postage

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Invitations by Susie invitationsbysusie.com

Papineau Calligraphy 5736 Thornhill Dr, Suite 103, Oakland 510.339.2301 papineaucalligraphy.com

Papyrus 2305 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton 925.847.8887 papyrusonline.com

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Event Coordinator’s A Touch of Grace 415.717.8667 atouchofgrace.biz

A Trinity Event 925.513.2672 atrinityevent.com

Glorious Events 805.451.2845 glorious-events.com

Sullivan & Botello Events 415.334.7394 sullivanbotelloevents.com

U & I Events 510.962.1447 uandievents.com

Don’t Leave Your Wedding Day up to Chance! We are here to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch.

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Caterers east bay bridal

The Carvery

1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City 650.366.3765 thecarverycatering.com

LGBT Friendly

Coco Cabana

925.556.9055 cococabanadublin.com

Handles Gastropub

855 Main St, Pleasanton 925.399.6690 handlesgastropub.com

Herbs & Spices Catering will make your event delicious and stress free. Whether you are entertaining a few or a few hundred people, Herbs & Spices will work with you to create a menu that will be both visually tantalizing and exquisitely delicious.

La Tapatia

925.685.1985 latapatia.com

Oasis Grille 925.417.8438 oasisgrille.com On the Vine Catering 925.518.7244 onthevinecatering.com

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Since 1954 The Carvery has taken pride in doing what we know best. With a continued commitment to excellence, we offer quality food, generous portions and a fair price. Add this to a professional and attentive catering staff and we can ensure your event will be truly spectacular!

FOR ALL YOUR CATERING NEEDS Contact our Catering Director for a list of menus. Catering@TheCarvery.com

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Let On the Vine Catering express its culinary expertise and professional event planning skills to your destination wedding in the Greater Bay Area. Our chef team and Certified Event Planners will work hard to accommodate your every request and

Far Exceed Your Expectations!

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Fashion & Beauty

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Bridal Boutique Designers: Tara Keely Blush Hayley Paige Martina Liana Essense of Australia Stella York Pronovias Allure Enzoani Maggie Sottero Wtoo Paloma Blanca Mikaella

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Margene’s Bridal Since 1961

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Florists east bay bridal

Bloomies on Main

Brentwood Florist & Gifts

915 Main St Ste D, Pleasanton 925-931-1290 bloomiesonmainca.com

7973 Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood 925.634.4313

Flowers by Myrna

6200 Antioch St, Oakland 510.339.0425

2728 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley 510.351.7740 castrovalleyflorist.com

Grand Flowers

Cityblooms

Castro Valley Florist

3214 Grand Ave, Oakland 510.839.7673 grandflowersofoakland.com

500 12th St., Oakland cityblooms.com

House of Flowers

1402 N. Main St., Walnut Creek 925.939.2349 forgetmenotflowers.com

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Grand Flowers Bloomies on Main

We make your special day a memorable one...

915 Main St, Suite D Pleasanton California 925.931.1290 www.bloomiesonmainca.com

Wedding Flowers Specialists Peninsula - East Bay - South Bay

By Appointment 3214 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 grandflowersoakland@gmail.com

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HOUSE OF FLOWERS

“Believe in the Power of Flowers”

Flowers by Myrna Specializing in Wedding & event Floral deSignS

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Weddings & Events

Roxane’s warm personality and insight will put you at ease from your initial consultation until the actual day of your wedding or event. No matter where the venue is located, she will work with you in every aspect of your overall presentation. With their expertise in design and color, Roxane and her team will create for you the most beautiful floral décor for your special occasion…making yours an event that will be remembered by all for years to come!

(415) 752-2480

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6200 antioch St, oakland (Montclair village)

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510.339.0425

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Cakes

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Custom Cupcake Design for every occasion! Made fresh with local ingredients.

“Our Speciality is Wedding Cupcake Tiers” A Taste of Denmark

3401 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 510.420.8889

The Cupcake Shoppe 25125 Santa Clara St, Hayward 510.784.9000 thecupcakeshoppeca.com

(925) 305-1191 www.sinfulblisscupcakes.com 35D Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 info@sinfulblisscupcakes.com

Primrose Bakery www.primrosebakery.com We use the freshest and finest ingredients Specializing in wedding and all your special occasion cakes

Filigree Bakery 1987 B Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton 925-484-0400 www.purefiligree.com

Gala Bakery

18070 Hesperian Blvd, San Leandro 510.278.8004 galabakery.com

Las Pacita’s Salvadorean Bakery 14760 E 14th St, San Leandro 510.667.0441

Primrose Bakery

350 Main St, Pleasanton 925.249.1261 26 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Fall/Winter 2013

Voted Best Bakery Several Years Running

350 Main Street Downtown Pleasanton 925.249.1261 Our French pastry chef has over 30 years experience!


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Cakes For All Occasions www.galabakery.com 510-278-8004

Gala Bakery

Over 100 flavors Winner of the San Francisco Cupcake Challenge Featured at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Gala Bakery

510-784-9000

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25125 Santa Clara St. Ste. F, Hayward 94544

Las Pacita’s Salvadorean Bakery

510.667.0441

14760 E. 14th Street, San Leandro

510-420-8889

3401 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

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Photographers

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A Perfect Impression 281 Hartz Ave, Danville 925.215.1135 or 510.887.8100 baywed.com

Benjamin Photographics 2016 Encinal Ave, Alameda 415.706.1618 benjaminphotographics.com

Connie Leal Photography

925.550.8506 connielealphotography.com Capturing a lifetime of memories

Discovery Bay Photography Studios 925.216.4454 discoverybaystudios.com

Hazy Lane

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Lori Rittinger Photography 925.934.2103 rittingerphotography.com

JVB Photography

925.667.5200 jvbphotography.com

Kathleen Ahern Photography

4355 Technology Dr #1, Livermore 925.606.8800 kathleenahern.com

Red Eye Collection Photography 510.821.5739 redeyecollection.com

YJM Photography Oakland 510.382.0280 yjmphoto.com


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How to research your photographer’s work to get a true feel of how their style will make your wedding look By Anna Sachse My wedding this past August was truly one of the most beautiful days of my life. The casual elegance of our small farm setting, the best wedding food I’ve ever tasted, our ridiculously hip 1930s jazz band and my manly husband crying as he spoke the vows he wrote himself – these were all parts of a wedding that, for both of us, truly felt like a celebration of who we are rather than a choreographed performance. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some pretty major things that I wish we’d done differently. We should have hired a wedding planner, we should not have chosen a location that necessitated us remodeling it ourselves and, most importantly, we should have spent more time thinking about our photography. When it comes to budgeting, most folks in frenzel studios the wedding business will tell you that photography is the No. 1 area in which you should never skimp. Pictures capture the moment and help shape your memories as time passes. And it’s unlikely that you will ever again be surrounded by so many of your family members and friends at the same time. For this reason, I willingly paid top dollar for our photographer. Don’t get me wrong, I had a great connection with my photographer, which is extremely important as this person will be following you around all day: in the dressing room, watching your ceremony, privy to your most intimate moments. And from the 2,000 or so shots she took on both digital and film, I will certainly be able to build a lovely book. But the problem is that pretty much no one else is happy with the pictures as a whole. Complaints include: too many of the images are out of focus; there are way too many shots of kids; most of the pictures are taken from far away, prioritizing landscape and legs over people’s faces; and, while there are many great shots of Chris and I, there are very few of our friends. What makes me sad is that all of these “problems” could have easily been eliminated if I’d taken the following three steps.

Step 1: Meet with a few photographers I only met with one because I was busy and liked her personality, as well as her work, right away. But if I had also met with other photographers, I might have seen different styles or types of pictures that I preferred. I may have stuck with the first photographer anyway, but I would have been better equipped to provide instruc(Cont) 30 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Fall/Winter 2013


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Step 2: View as much of their work as possible, including proof sheets When Jon Koch of Jon Koch Photography in St. Louis, first meets with prospective clients, he not only shows them a few long slideshows representing complete wedding books, but he also provides four or five proof books paige & blake green so that they can truly see what an entire wedding looks like from start to finish – that’s 700 photos for one wedding versus 30. He also offers passwords to online galleries so that clients can view additional proof sheets at home without feeling pressure. “If, after seeing over 1,000 images, you’re not seeing enough portraits or posed party pictures, for example, then maybe I’m not the right photographer for you,” says Koch. “I always ask my clients what style and types of pictures are important to them, and I will try to accommodate them as best as possible, but, in the end, you can’t really change the way you view an event and how’d you choose to capture it.” Remember that photographers are professionals; they are artists each with their own distinct style. The responsibility is yours to determine if it meets your needs. I wish I’d thought to ask for proof sheets because they might have keyed me in on trends in my photographer’s style that were later problematic (One fuzzy-edged picture in a book can look arty, but hundreds of them can get annoying).

Step 3: Trust your photographer’s vision, but provide a little direction Koch meets with clients again before their wedding and has them fill out a sheet with specific requests. He asks about family members so that he will know who they are and make sure they are covered. But he also asks that clients take this time to make special requests like getting a picture of a group of co-workers, high school friends, etc. “Give me everything you want so that I can tell you what I can and can’t do,” he says. In my situation, my husband and I should have said that we really wanted lots of candid pictures of our friends, and that we preferred people over landscape. I know that my photographer would have happily obliged. She did, in fact, ask us what we wanted, but we were too frazzled at the time – thanks to the remodel job and the lack of wedding planner – to think much about it. Oh well, at least we had that gorgeous setting. And I have plenty of pictures to prove it.

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I love photographing weddings. It is a joyous time that people let me share in that special moment and I happen to be a lucky witness to it. My style is a mergence of traditional and photojournalism. I love capturing the little details and expressions of the events of the day. I love setting up the scene for my couples and then stepping back and watch what unfolds and taking an image at that precise moment. There is nothing more precious than two people sharing their love for one another than at their wedding.

I feel privileged when a couple lets me in on their day.

www.connielealphotography.com 925-550-8506

Lori Rittinger Photography

925.934.2103

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Rentals east bay bridal

A Grande Affair Party Rents

Illuma Rents

12907 Alcosta Blvd Ste B, San Ramon 925.275.1075 agarents.com

925.858.6930 illumarents.com

A-1 Party Rentals

Livermore magicallightingdesign.com

7373 Village Pkwy, Dublin 925.833.2500 a1party.com

Chairs for Affairs 3503 Pacheco Blvd, Martinez 925.370.1300 chairsforaffairs.com

Got A Party 3981 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood 925.516.7664 gotapartyinc.com

Magical Lighting Design

Pix.Co

510.709.6146 pixcophotobooth.com

Royal Restrooms

877.922.9980 royalrestroomsca.com

Sweet Springs Rentals

Walnut Creek 925.365.1074 chocolatesweetsprings.com

Got-A-PARtY Party Rental Supplies

Our wedding specific items include Arches, Screens & Panels, Chairs, Place settings and Tents & Canopies.

Wedding Consultants • Event Set Up Personnel

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Royal Restrooms® is an upscale mobile restroom and shower trailer company which offers all the comforts of home for your wedding or event. All Trailers are equipped with: • Flushing Porcelain Toilets • Lighted Vanity / Mirror / Sink • Climate Controlled • Private / Semi Private Stalls • Exterior Lighting

Our trailers are fully self contained and range in size so we can accommodate any size of event and location with style!

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Marriage Licenses By Lindsay Gower

It’s the must-have accessory for every bride: A Marriage License! So let’s review the basics you need to know about getting licensed to wed.

GETTING THE LICENSE

Both bride and groom must go, in person together, to a County Clerk’s office. In California, you can go to the Clerk’s Office in any county; it does not need to be the county in which you are having the wedding. Neither of you needs to be a California resident to apply for a California marriage license. No blood test or medical exam is required and there is no waiting period: You apply, pay, and receive the license then and there.

YOU BOTH MUST:

• Be at least 18 years old. If you’re younger, you need consent of parent or guardian. • Bring a government- issued valid picture ID (such as a driver’s license) that includes your full legal name and date of birth. • If you have been married before, bring Proof of Dissolution. You cannot apply for a marriage license if you are married, even if your divorce is almost final.

WHAT TO DO WITH THE LICENSE You receive an unsigned license. Here’s what happens to make it an official wedding certificate: • The license is good anywhere in California, regardless of which county issued it. It’s valid for 90 days. If 90 days pass before a wedding ceremony, you must get a new license. • Before the wedding, give the license to the person who’ll officiate at the ceremony. The officiant is required to review the license before conducting the ceremony. It’s a good id a to bring it to the rehearsal for go over it with the officiant, and of course bring it to the wedding. • After the ceremony, the officiant will complete and sign the license, and have it signed by bride, groom and at least one witness. • The officiant will return the license to the County Clerk’s office within 10 days of the ceremony, so it can be officially recorded. Once recorded, you can buy a copy of your wedding certificate (depending on the county, you don’t receive one automatically).

WHERE TO APPLY IN THE EAST BAY

In both Contra Costa and Alameda you can apply at the County Clerk’s office during weekdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Their offices close at 4:30, so they request you arrive by 4:00 to have time to complete the paperwork.

Contra Costa County Clerk

Alameda County Clerk-Recorder

Their web page regarding licenses is: www.ccclerkrec.us/content.aspx?id=32

Their web page regarding licenses is: www.acgov.org/auditor/clerk/ml.htm

The fee is $85 for the license, payable by cash or debit card. You can get a copy of the marriage certificate, after it is recorded, for $17.

The fee is $80.00 for the license and a certificate of marriage and $16.00 for 1 certificate copy.

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A Pretty Presentation Shine the spotlight on local ales by finding fun ways to make them an active part of your big Day’s events. Christopher Chan, director of wine & spirits at the Rainier Club suggests starting the reception with a “Wine Tasting Bar”. Select two of your local regions best white and red wines and pair them with trays of hors d’oeuvres. Syrah is a winner with lamb, for example, while sweetness of a dry Semillon is sublime with crab cakes. For suds-lovers, Chan recommends hosting a microbrew station. Fill tubs with ice and a variety of local brews. “Make sure to include a light and a dark beer option and cater to the preferences of the bride and groom” advises Casey Phinney, banquet coordinator at Pyramid Breweries in Berkeley and Walnut Creek. “With so many styles of Craft beer, it really provides the opportunity to add a personal touch to the wedding by letting guests try a local product and demonstrate the couple’s preferences and interests via what they select to serve,” says Phinney.


As for spirits, prepare a build-your-own bar that features a local vodka or gin along with a variety of mixers, such as fresh juices and specialty sodas, and ingredients like seasonal herbs and berries. “If you opt for station-style dinner service, another way to highlight one or all of these beverages is to pair each table with the wine, beer or cocktail that suits that particular cuisine best” says Jessica Pennington, owner and lead planner for Stella Event Design. At familyowned Crooked Vine Winery in Livermore, Calif. Courtney Garcia, Crooked Vine’s Event Manager suggests placing less importance on pairing wines than picking wines that are drinkable for the duration of the wedding. “I always encourage couples to pick wines that their guests would enjoy more than one glass of and that doesn’t necessarily have to be paired with a piece of meat or a meal. Weather can also be a consideration in places like Livermore, where average summer temperatures regularly reach the high 80”s. “If it’s hot outside, we usually pour a little more white than normal.” Crooked Vine Winery’s Sparkling Pinot Noir is a perfect example of a popular local pick for champagne toasts due to its beautiful pink color.

Smart Sourcing Your caterer will likely have advice about which regional beverages are the best match for the food being served, however if you are able to procure your own beer or wine and really want to go local, chat with the folks at a local winery or brewery. You can receive good advice like making sure to consider the ABV – or alcohol by volume – of the beers you choose. “Many people don’t realize how much alcohol can be found in a good craft beer, especially for those guests who don’t typically consume it” says Phinney. Plus many wineries and breweries will offer a 10-20 percent discount when you buy in bulk. If you really want to show off some higher-end bottles but also have a limited budget, the answer is portion control, says Chan. Feature that favorite spirit in a specialty cocktail and, when guests are seated, have waiters pour small glasses of wine and beer as a special treat to kick off dinner. Or go with Pennington’s “sweet tip” stick with cheaper products in the bar, but offer a really splendid local dessert wine with the cake for a fabulous flavor combination that guests won’t soon forget!


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The decision to include or disclude someone from your ceremony gets even trickier when it’s a close family member By Mary Fons Seeing as how I know very little about how weddings work (I’ve only been to four in my whole life), I know nothing about big, vaguely political guest lists. Luckily, my maid of honor is my fiancé’s sister; she’s going to help with his side of the family, which is the side with the most of the numbers. But that doesn’t mean I’m off the hook. In fact, my guest-list work seriously is cut out for me. The main problem? I’ve got – how shall I put it – a “problem” guest. I won’t say which family member it is, but trust me when I say that it’s a major player. Not inviting this person would be pretty bad; then again, inviting this person might be worse. What’s a bride to do? Linda Kevich of Winnipeg, Canada, has been in the wedding consultation business for 17 years and currently serves as Director of The International Institute of Weddings. Kevich says that when it comes to trouble guests, it’s all on a case-by-case basis. “How you handle a problem guest is related to the specifics of the particular situation,” says Kevich. “In general, however, the best advice I have for every bride is unless its something that has the potential to be truly catastrophic, just relax and make the decision not to give anyone the power to affect your wedding day with their own negative energy.”

OK, I can live with that. As Kevich reminds me, “You really don’t have any control over what someone else is going to do, but you do have control over your own reaction.” Very Zen. I like it. Though my mind might be at ease about that aspect of the guest-list puzzle, there’s still all the other stuff: Do I invite my old college chum even though we haven’t spoken in years? What about every member of the theatre company I work with? “It was stressful to decide who we would cut from the list,” says bride Darci Lynn of Chicago. “Ultimately we defined parameters for who we would invite and that took the guilt out of cutting people.” Lynn says that a well-known rule helped rule-out a lot of people, too. “I read somewhere that if you haven’t had dinner with the person in over a year, you aren’t obligated to invite them. Obviously this doesn’t apply to out-of-town guests, but it eliminated the need to invite friends of friends.” But, as Kevich points out, wedding “rules” are never set in stone. “It’s got to be what you are comfortable with, what’s going to make you happy, and what you can comfortably afford,” she says. “Your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are, right down to the size of the guest list. If you’re in your element when surrounded by 500 of your closest friends, then it’s not too many. If a small, intimate affair of only your closest family and friends is more in keeping with what you’re comfortable with, then it’s not too few.” Looking at it this way, it seems doable. I just need to sit down with my fiancé, my maid of honor, my mom, my address book, my checkbook, my Christmas card list, my photo album, my planner and my therapist’s phone number, just in case. Piece of cake.

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Skyline Community ChurCh Where Heaven Meets Earth

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All faith backgrounds welcome - Incredible Views Reasonable Prices - Only 1 Wedding Per Day

Oakland Hills

www.skylineucc.org

Campus Center Rentals

West Valley College

A beautiful park-like setting for the bride on a budget. Room for up to 400 guests.

Call for a tour | 408-741-2006 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

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Quick Guide To Our Venues... Location Ardenwood Historic Farm

34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont 510-544-2513, www.ebparks.org

G = Garden P = Patio Max V = View Capacity W = Water Front

Outside Rehearsals Starting Indoor Outdoor Ceremony Catering PostWedding price per Person ($) Area Avail. Facilities Facilities Permitted Brunch Y = Yes for category, N = No for category, * = Call for more details

225

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Y

N

Y

Y

N

170

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G, P, V

350

*

Y

Y

Y

N

*

P, V, W

250

*

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

P, V

150

Y

Y

Y

N

N

330

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

P,V

215

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N

Y

Y

Y

P,V

350

$52

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Y

Y

230

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Y

Y

N

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Y

G, P, V, W

245

*

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Y

Y

Y

Y

G,P,V

500

$59

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Y

Y

N

Y

G, P, V, W

250

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G, P

100

*

N

Y

N

N

Y

P

250

$40

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G,P,V

200

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G,P,V

330

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G,P, V

200

*

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Y

Y

Y

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G,P

160

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Y

Y

Y

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Y

G,P

Belmont Conference Center

550 Island Pkwy, Belmont 650-595-7441, www.belmont.gov

Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley 510-280-1532,www.berkeleycityclub.com

The Clubhouse At Boundary Oak

3800 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek 925-934-3600x21,www.playboundaryoak.com

Brazilian Room

510-544-3164 www.brazilianroom.org

Brentwood Community Center

150 City Park Way Brentwood 925-516-5444, www.brentwoodca.gov

Callippe Reserve

8500 Clubhouse Drive, Pleasanton 925-426-6666x22,www.playcallippe.com

Castlewood Country Club

707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton 925-485-2239, www.castlewoodcc.org

Centerville Community Center 3355 Country Dr, Fremont 510-791-4324, www.fremont.gov

Central Park Pavilion Center

40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont 510-790-5541, www.fremont.gov

Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa

41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley 510-549-8591,www.claremont-hotel.com

CIty of San Ramon

12501 Alcosta Blvd. Sam Ramon 925-973-3200

CoCo Cabana/Oasis Grill

4500-C Tassajara Road, Dublin 925-556-9055

Concord Hilton 1970 Diamond Blvd. Concord 925-827-2000 Crooked Vine Winery

4948 Telsa Rd, Livermore 925-449-0458, www.crookedvine.com

Deer Ridge Golf Club

801 Foothill Dr, Brentwood 925.516.6600, www.deerridgecc.com

Dunsmuir-HellmanHistoricalEstate

2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland 510-615-5555,www.dunsmuir-hellman.com

Embassy Suites

1345 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek 925.658.0034x2134,walnutcreek.embassysuites.com

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Quick Guide To Our Venues... Location GarreWinery&MartinelliEventCenter 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore 925.371.8200, www.garrewinery.com

HiltonGardenInn-SF/OaklandBayBridge

1800 Powell St, Emeryville 510-658-9300,www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Hilton Garden Inn

2801 Constitution Dr., Livermore 925-292-2000,www.livermore.stayhgi.com

La Qunita Inn & Suites 6275 Dublin Blvd., Dublin 925-828-9393 www.lq.com Las Positas Vineyards 1828 Wetmore Road, Livermore 925-499-9463laspositasvineyard.com Lawrence Hall- UC Berekely 1 Centennial Dr. , Berkeley 510.642.2275lawrencehallofscience.org Lonetree Golf and Event Center

4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch 925-706-4232,www.lonetreegolfcourse.com

Marriott - SFO Waterfront

1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame 650-259-6622,www.marriott.com/sfobg

Marriott Fremont-Silicon Valley

46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont 510-413-3774,www.marriott.com/fremont

G = Garden P = Patio Max V = View Capacity W = Water Front

Outside Rehearsals Starting Indoor Outdoor Ceremony Catering PostWedding price per Person ($) Area Avail. Facilities Facilities Permitted Brunch Y = Yes for category, N = No for category, * = Call for more details

G,P, V 200/250

Oakland Yacht Club

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4280 Greenville Rd, Livermore 925-456-8208,www.poppyridgegolf.com

Presentation Center

19480 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos 408.354.2346,www.presentationcenter.org

PurpleOrchidWineCountryResort&Spa

4549 Cross Rd, Livermore 925-606-8855, www.purpleorchid.com

Santa Teresa Golf Club

260 Bernal Rd., San Jose 408-225-2650 santateresagolf.com

Shadow Lakes Golf Club

401 W Country Club Dr, Brentwood 925-516-2837,www.golfinbrentwood.com

Shrine Event Center

170 Lindbergh Ave, Livermore 925-373-4880,www.shrineeventcenter.com

Skyline Church

12540 Skyline Blvd, Oakland 510.336.1985, www.skylineucc.org

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

V, W

400

*

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

P, V, G

200

*

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

P

100

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G, P, V

130

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G, P, V, W 150/500 V, G, P, W

350

$40

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Y

Y

N

Y

P, V, W

300

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

P

500

*

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

200

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V, W

200

*

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

G, P, V

300

*

Y

Y

N

Y

*

G,V

200

*

Y

Y

Y

*

N

G, P, V

250

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G, P, V

350

$60

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Y

Y

N

G, P, V

325

*

Y

Y

N

Y

*

V

460

*

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

G,P,V

250

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Martinez Event Center 524 Main St., Martinez 925-229-3030www.martinezeventcenter.net

110 Pacific Marina, Alameda 510-522-6868,www.oaklandyachtclub.net

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Quick Guide To Our Venues... Location The Snow Building

9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland 510-632-9525 www.oaklandzoo.org

G = Garden P = Patio Max V = View Capacity W = Water Front

Outside Rehearsals Starting Indoor Outdoor Ceremony Catering PostWedding price per Person ($) Area Avail. Facilities Facilities Permitted Brunch Y = Yes for category, N = No for category, * = Call for more details

P, V

250

*

G, P, V, W

150

G, P, V

Y

Y

N

Y

N

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

450

*

Y

Y

Y

*

Y

V, W

150/300

*

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Trilogy at the Vineyards

G, P, V

250+

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Tri-Valley 925-846 8910 www.visittrivalley.com

G, P, V, W

*

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

270

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

P, V

125

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

UnitarianUniversalistChurchofBerkeley

G, P, V

400

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Warm Springs Community Center

V, W

150

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G, P, V, W

300

$40

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

WedgewoodWedding&BanquetCenter

V

300

$49

Y

Y

*

*

Y

WedgewoodWedding&BanquetCenter

V

235

$30

Y

Y

*

*

Y

WedgewoodWedding&BanquetCenter

V, W

250

$49

Y

Y

*

*

Y

WedgewoodWedding&BanquetCenter

G,P, V

350

$49

Y

Y

*

*

Y

450

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

300

$14

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Sugar Barge

1440 Sugar Barge Rd, Bethel Island 925-684-9075, www.sugarbarge.com

Sunol Valley Golf Club

6900 Mission Road, Sunol 925-862-2408, www.sunolvalley.com

The Terrace Room

1800 Madison St, Oakland 510-903-3600,www.theterraceroom.com 1700 Trilogy Pkwy, Brentwood 925-809-7188www.vineyardsweddings.com

Twin Pines Community Center

20 Twin Pines Ln, Belmont 650-637-2927, www.belmont.gov

Twin Pines Lodge

40 Twin Pines Ln, Belmont 650-637-2927, www.belmont.gov 1 Lawson Rd, Kensington 510-525-0391, www.uucb.org

47300 Fernald St, Fremont 510-791-4318, www.fremont.gov

The Waterfront Hotel

10 Washington St, Oakland 510-836-3800,www.waterfronthoteloakland.com BrentwoodGolfClub,100SummersetDr,Brentwood 925-516-3400,www.wedgewoodbanquet.com MetropolitanGolfLinks,10051DoolittleDr,Oakland 510-569-5555,www.wedgewoodbanquet.com DeltaViewGolfClub,2222GolfClubRd,Pittsburg 925-432-1700,www.wedgewoodbanquet.com SanRamonGolfClub,9430FircrestLn,SanRamon 925-828-6258,www.wedgewoodbanquet.com

West Valley College 1400 Fuitevale Ave., Saratoga 408-741-2188 westvalley.edu Willow Park Event Center

17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley 510-537-3174,www.willowparkeventcenter.com

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Rehearsal Dinners

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Handles Gastropub

U N C L E Y U ’ S AT T H E V I N E YA R D

855 Main St, Pleasanton 925.399.6690 handlesgastropub.com

Pyramid Alehouse

901 Gilman St, Berkeley 510.528.9880 1410 Locust St, Walnut Creek 925.946.1520 pyramidbrew.com

Terra Mia

4040 East Ave, Livermore 925.456.3333 terramiarestaurant.com

Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard

39 S Livermore Ave, Livermore 925.449.7000

Private Parties & Rehearsal Dinners for up to 50 Guests An Award Winning Wine List paired with Innovative Chinese Cuisine 39 South Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA (925) 449-7000 2005 Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon (925) 275-1818 & 999 Oak Hill Road, Lafayette (925) 283-1688

Terra Mia Italian Restaurant Fresh Fish Daily Private Parties & Catering Welcome Open 7 Days a Week

Fine Wine & Full Bar - Take Out Individuals & Parties

Dinner Daily 5-9:30pm Mon-Fri Lunch 11am-2:30 pm Closed Sat-Sun Lunch; Available for Private Parties

Homemade Pasta, Pizza & Dessert Made from scratch!

Truly Warm Italian Atmosphere 4040 East Avenue, Livermore, CA • (925) 456-3333 for reservations : www.terramialivermore.com Big Parking Lot Available 64 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Fall/Winter 2013


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Guest Accomodations east bay bridal

Claremont Hotel

41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley 800.551.7266 Claremonthotel.com

Comfort Suites

5549 Bridgehead Rd, Oakley 925.755.1222

Hilton Garden Inn

1800 Powell St., Emeryville 510.658.9300 hiltongardeninn.com

La Quints Inn & Suites

The Ideal Hotel Accomodations for your Wedding Guests in the Livermore Wine Country

6275 Dublin Blvd, Dublin 925.828.9393 lq.com

2929 Constitution Drive Livermore, California Contact our Sales Office • 925-243-1000 Visit us online at: www.marriott.com/oaklm

Visit TriValley

925.846.9810 visittrivalley.com

THE WATERFRONT HOTEL WEDDINGS CELEBRATING THE ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT OF THE OAKLAND HARBOR

Leave the driving to us! FREE shuttle service available to all Tri-Valley wineries, golf courses and other wedding venues!

Upon booking your wedding reception at the hotel, we will offer a complimentary water view room! Room rates starting at $109 Friday - Sunday

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Have your rehearsal dinner or post wedding brunch on site! Catered Events for up to 80 people Free Breakfast • 42” Flat Screens and91 the Guest Rooms, Suites & Jacuzzi Suites

he seamless combination of the Waterfront Hotel’s nautical style 10 Washington Street, Oakland CA 94607 traditional setting of Jack London Square come together on Oakland’s waterfront to create510.836.3800 a soothing yet stimulating location for your wedding ceremony and your out of town wedding guests. www.waterfronthoteloakland.com

Call for bridal group rate discounts

925-828-9393

6275 Dublin Blvd, Dublin • www.lq.com

Upon booking your wedding reception at the hotel, we will honor a 10% off on food The seamless combination of the Waterfront Hotel’s nautical style and the traditional setting of Jack London Square come and beverage Miss toPearl’s Restaurant & Lounge foryouryour rehearsal dinner together on Oakland’sat waterfront create a soothing yet stimulating location for wedding ceremony and your outand/ of town wedding guests. or brunch.

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DJs & Videography east bay bridal

Romantic lifestyle videos to capture your special day! We want you to see just how simple the planning process can be. We listen to your vision, take detailed notes and deliver a memorable video!

925-215-1135 or 510-887-8100 www.baywed.com

Disc Jockey- Wedding Specialists Winner of The KnotWedding “Best of Weddings Disc JockeySpecialists 2012” Winner of The Knot “Best of Weddings 2012”

925.215.135 or 510.887.8100 925.215.135 baywed.comor 510.887.8100 baywed.com

415-608-8222

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Transportation

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4GQ Limousine Service 800.640.5466 4gqlimo.com

A Cut Above 510.714.7888 calilimoservice.com

Weddings Bachelorette • Bachelor Parties • Rehearsal Dinners • Showers Airport • Wine Tours • San Francisco Tours • Sporting Events Concerts • Corporate Events

Cherry Limos 160 Chestnut St, Redwood City 925.743.9900 4cherrylimos.com

Fancy Ferriage by Horse & Carriage 925.228.7766 fancyferriage.com

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TCP 9438 Our luxurious limousines and sedans are impeccably maintained and offer you the utmost in comfort and elegance. Professionally trained staff and chauffeurs. Serving the Bay Area with excellent service for 17 years.

(925) 634-7303 800 LIMO-XYZ

www.FinesseLimo.com


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Welcome to A Cut Above Limousine LLC, the premier limousine company in Northern California. A Cut Above Limo LLC sets the industry standard in limousine and transportation services. We pride ourselves in customer safety, satisfaction, and on time services, all while maintaining a professional atmosphere that promises to be a great time.

510.714.7888 www.Calilimoservice.com

Fancy Ferriage by Horse & Carriage Established 1993

Your dream come true... www.fancyferriage.com

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Travel

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TRAVEL BUG LIVERMORE

AAA 1580 Chabot Ct, Hayward 510.784.0900

(925) 447-4300 For All Your Travel Needs...

Moraga Travel 1550 Viader Dr, Moraga 925.388.6151 moragatravel.com/weddings Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties & More!

Romantic Getaways

• Destination Weddings • Honeymoons • Wedding Registry Services • Cruises • Tours • Vacations

888.338.0852 romanticgetaways.travel

Travel Bug

2269 Third St, Livermore 925.447.4300 travelbuglivermore.com

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In business since 1979

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2269 Third Street, Livermore, CA 94550

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Struggling to pick your wedding venue from pictures online? •

Frustrated trying to get in touch with vendors who speak another language and are in another country? • • Do you want to sample food and cake instead of looking at pictures?

If you are a bride who answers to these questions join us on our destination bridal tours in 2014. Call us today!

888-338-0852

RomanticGetaways.travel Honeymoons • Weddings

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Asia SF

201 9th St 415.255.2742 asiasf.com

Pinot’s Palette 410 Sycamore Valley Rd West, Danville 925.743.9900 pinotspalette.com/danville

Slumber Parties 408.781.2448 slumberpartiesbydonnaserrano.com Donna Serrano

408.781.2448 www.slumberpartiesbydonnaserrano.com AD 106795

Twirly Girls Pole Fitness

660 Main St, Pleasanton 510.828.3447 twirlygirlspolefitness.com

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Favors, Etc.

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Big Al Caricatures

Lasting Memories PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS

925.634.6484 bigalart.com

Bravium Winery 650.207.8314 bravium.com

Jullian’s Great Fortune Cookies 800.829.8401 jillianscookies.com

Lasting Memories 510.861.3270

Frame-less mount all sizes available

Mixxi

408.490.0696 mymixxi.com

510 . 861 . 3270 mpominville@aol.com

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Essentials for a Bridal Emergency Kit • Sewing Kit, including safety pins and small scissors • Clear nail polish (helpful for stocking runs) • Nail file • Nail polish in the bride’s shade • Makeup (you’ll probably have this there anyway1) • Straws (for drinking without messing up lipstick • Extra stockings • Hairspray • Brush and comb • Bobbypins and hair elastics • Hairdryer • Static-cling spray • Tissues • Handkerchiefs • Lint brush • Earring backs • Iron • Baby powder (also useful for getting out last-minute spills on a white

dress) • Eye-drops (look for redness reducing) • Contact lens solution • Acid relief • Smelling salts • Antacid • Mints • Tampons and pads • Headache medicine (bring two different kinds in case one of the bridal party is allergic) • Band-Aids

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NOW LET THE PLANNING BEGIN!

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February 2014

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