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bridal Your Guide to Bridal Professionals in Los Angeles Congratulations to all the new brides-to-be! What an exciting and busy time you have ahead of you. So many decisions to make – what type of wedding to have, what venue to choose, who to invite -the list is long. We at LA Bridal have helped by providing a guide to local vendors to help make those decisions easier. Looking for a great wedding cake? Check out the talented bakers we have throughout the Los Angeles area! Looking for an event facility that holds 400 guests? Check out our quick guide to venues. Brides-To-Be everywhere are looking for what’s “hot” for today’s wedding. According to the 2013 Wedding Report, food trucks are still immensely popular for wedding receptions (and for the after party!) Slider or ice cream trucks keep guests happy as they dance the night away long after dinner has been served! Check out our center spread – Meal’s Gone Mobile – for some great tips on how to choose the “right” truck for your event. Searching for another way to meet vendors and find some great ideas for your wedding? LA Bridal will be handing out our Spring/Summer bridal guide at 30 bridal fairs this season--come out so we can meet you in person, and perhaps help you with a little “insider” guidance! We are also honored to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns to bring you several unique and different Bridal Fairs….with a purpose! Join us at TIATO in Santa Monica, Eco-friendly home of the celebrity-favorite An Catering & Crustacean restaurant, on February 22 & 23. Drink champagne, sample hor d’ouevres, meet with local vendors, and find the wedding dress of your dreams---all while supporting a great cause! On March 29 & 30, join us for a return visit to the Marriott Anaheim, and party with the best SoCal wedding professionals around! Check out our website – URLocalBride.com/ LAbridal – for tickets and additional information. Keep your copy of LA Bridal handy. Use it throughout your wedding planning to help make all your decisions easier. Visit our website often for tips and contests—we have lots of exciting prizes & give-aways like limos for your special day, cases of wine, photo sessions, and free save-the-date cards! And remember, always, to Find Your Inspiration …… Locally! Karen L. Cubberley Editor

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Bridal Checklist Here is our suggested timetable for the months and weeks leading up to your wedding. 9-12 months before your wedding • Determine the type of wedding you want to have. • Set your budget. • Choose your wedding date. • Announce your engagement in local newspapers. • Compose your guest list. • Reserve your reception site. • Choose your wedding attendants. • Select your wedding gown, shoes and accessories. • Shop for and order bridesmaid’s dresses. • Interview vendors: Caterers, reception venues, musicians, florists, photographers, videographers, limousines and bakers. 8-6 months before • Hire your vendors. • Order your cake. • Shop for wedding rings. • Plan your honeymoon. • Select and order your wedding invitations and other necessary stationary.

• Verify with musicians/DJ what will be played at the ceremony and at the reception. • Hold a luncheon for your bridesmaids. • Finalize honeymoon plans. Verify passports and visas. 1 month before • Have final fitting of your gown. • Finalize menu and plans with caterer and reception venue. • Organize the reception seating plan. Make out the place cards. • Review plans with your photographer and videographer. • Confirm vendor agreements for time and place: • Limo or other transportation • Flower deliveries • Cake delivery • Begin writing thank-you notes! • Get your wedding license. • Pick up wedding rings. • Pack for honeymoon.

6-4 months before • Finalize contracts and arrangements with all of your vendors. • Register at bridal gift registries. • Send out save-the-dates. • Help your mother and his mother plan their weddingday attire. • Plan (or help plan) the rehearsal dinner. • Book a room block at a hotel for out-of-town guests. • Make hotel reservations for your wedding night. • Select make-up artist and hairdresser. Schedule the appointments for your wedding day. • Begin addressing invitations and announcements. • Buy gifts for your bridesmaids, and wrap them.

One week before • Give the caterer the final number of guests. • Make out final checks for all your vendors. • Arrange for wedding gifts to be taken home from the reception.

2 months before • Create any maps you want to include in invitations, to from ceremony to reception. • Mail wedding invitations and announcements. • Have photography session for formal portraits.

The month after • Mail wedding announcement to the newspaper. • Take your gown to cleaners for cleaning and packaging. • Obtain certified copies of your marriage license. • Change your name and address on documents. • Keep up with the thank-you notes!

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The day before • Take time to relax! Enjoy a massage, manicure and pedicure. • Enjoy your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. • Turn in early for a good night’s sleep. Your Wedding Day • Savor every moment! Laugh off any little glitches!


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Your Save-the-Date card will be the first thing people see about your wedding. It should reflect the theme and colors for your day. Save-theDate cards should be sent a minimum of 6 months prior to the wedding. Here’s some great trends: • Save-the-Date Postcards • Save-the-Date stickers that guest can put in their appointment books • Refrigerator Magnets • Photo Strips • Personalized Cookies

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Cakes Lido Bakery Cake Bakeshop 3319 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach 310-545-CAKE www.cakebakeshop.com

Eat Cake Cafe 19705 E Colima Rd,Rowland Heights 909-468 -2253 eatcakecafe.com

Hansen’s Cakes 1072 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles 323-936-4332 193 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills 310-273-3759 hansencakes.com

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Passions Pastries 1310 Ventura Blvd, Studio City 818-506-8773 passionspastries.com

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We believe in making the freshest cakes and baked goods possible. We believe in Established in 2003, Lido Bakery is amaking family owned and the cakes and We use all natural run business. Wefreshest love specializing in making the freshest baked goods possible. ingredients, fresh fruit, cakes, pastries, and baked goods ever made. and nouse preservatives. We all natural ingredients, fresh fruit, We believe in focusing and no preservatives. on quality products over Quality • Elegance • Simplicity quantity. We believe in focusing on quality products over so glad I got myA wedding cake from Lido Bakery. quantity. “Lido Bakery is “I a am local treasure. wonderful bakery

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Four Season Flowers and Design 456 S.Robertson Blvd. 310-385-0202 www.fourseasonsflowers.org

Dave’s Flowers 4738 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 323-666-4391 www.davesflowers.com

Maggie Jensen Floral Design West Hollywood 310-595-5227 www.maggiejensendesign.com

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Wedding Flower Checklist

Ceremony ___Altar, huppah, or other central arrangements ___Bridal Bouquet ___Pew or chair decorations ___Bridesmaids’ bouquets ___Candles ___Flower girl petals ___Other ___Groom's boutonniere ___Groomsmen's boutonnieres Reception ___Mothers’ corsage ___Entryway arrangements ___Fathers’ boutonniere ___Table centerpieces ___Grandmothers’ corsages ___Buffet table decorations ___Grandfathers’ boutonnieres ___Bar decorations ___Any additional accessories ___Flowers to decorate passed corsage pins, ribbons, flower trays (talk to your caterer girl baskets, hair accessory etc. about what they'll need) that the florist is providing you. ___Cake decorations ___Other ___Other Wedding Party

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Raphael’s 90210 9259 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills 310-275-6211 www.raphaels90210.com

Sally Drennon Designs Beverly Hills 310-247-9499

Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers 1055 Westwood Blvd , Los Angeles 310-208-3131 www.sarahleonardjewelers.com

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Portrait backs Giving a demure and romantic touch to the brides, portrait backs with delicate embroideries, lace frames and peekaboo keyholes are important elements in 2013 wedding gown trends without a doubt. Add a little bit of mystery to your look with some delicate bits of sheer, stretch illusion. We love illusion that’s layered in beading, scrolled, winding embroideries and flyaway feathers, giving a modest (yet sexy) look. Also on the scene for the more daring brides are naked, open, and cut-out backs. Time to tone those back muscles, ladies!

Color Colored wedding dresses are still all the rage for spring 2013, though designers have taken a more subtle approach to color, incorporating blush pink, olive green, and baby blue into many of their collections. Or you can give your dress the golden touch with Spring’s most-loved metallic hue. Los Angeles-based couture bridal designer, Claire Pettibone, adds gold embroidery on fine ivory tulle and gold eyelash scalloped vintage lace to her coveted collection.

Lace Isn’t likely to fade from the scene for quite some time. As Bridal Fashion Director Rachel Leonard states, “There is something about lace that pushes back on the technology-driven society we live in. It’s soft. It’s romantic. It takes us away.” “I have a number of brides asking lately for lace ball-gowns with sleeves or jackets,” says Southern California couture designer, Kirstie Kelly of Kirstie Kelly Couture. Featuring lace as a layer on top of other fabrics lends volume and dimension to the gowns, but still keeps it light and airy.

Tulle Is giving lace a run for its money this season. Simple light tulle layers will flow over gowns and appear as capes this wedding season. Designers are using this transparent fabric for see-through, dramatic necklines, ruffles, flowers, and sleeves of all lengths. We love tulle for its sheer beauty, its delicacy and for its mystery-as it covers and uncovers all at once.

Peplums Fresh from the couture runways, waist-defining peplums are popping up in all the top collections-giving wedding gowns a dose of high style with both structured and softly draped shapes. "Peplums were huge," Leonard says. "It's fascinating how that really picked up this season. It's a high-fashion look that's sexy and graphic." And experts say you can find the right proportion, be it oversize and asymmetrical, sleek and simple, or cropped and airy. For Spring 2013, designer Amsale Aberra led the runway charge toward fashion-conscious shapes, showing multiple peplums in both structured and delicately draped gowns. While most of the styles were still rather full, many hugged the hips for a sophisticated and elegant effect. Spring/Summer 2013 LABRIDAL.NET • 15


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An Catering 2700 Colorado Ave Ste 190, Santa Monica 323-460-2645 www.ancatering.com

Animal 435 N. Fairfax Ave.Los Angels 323-782-9225 www.animalrestaurant.com

Bollywood Bites 310-403-1661 www.thebollywoodbites.com

Bravo Cucina 1319 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica 310-394-0374 www.bravosantamonica.com

Contemporary Catering 310-558-8190 www.contemporary-catering.com

Cube 615 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles 323-939-1148 eatatcube.com Eco Los Angeles 310.728.6005 www.ecocaters.com

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Hokkaido Culinary Catering Group SoCal 818-602-0186 hokkaidocatering.com

Il Fornaio 301 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills 310.550.8330 1551 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica 310-451-7800 1800 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach 310-725-9555 www.ilfornaio.com

Sweet Wheels 818-939-5565 www.sweetwheels.org

Tango Mango 310-926-4919 www.art.tangomangolce.com

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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)

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Vera Wang

653 N. La Cienega, Beverly Hills 310-657-1700 www.reneestrauss.com

2172 Torrance Blvd, Torrance 310-406-3917 www.bridalelegancesalon.com

8445 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 323- 602-0174 verawangonweddings.com

Brides by Liza

Winnie Couture

8685 Wiltshire Blvd, Beverly Hills 310-652-2218 www.bridesbyliza.us

9393 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 310-858-8868 www.WinnieCouture.com

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310.406.3917

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MARIA MIRANDA STUDIO mmstudiola.com 310-725-8539

Online Only Promo Codes: mmstudiola.com/print-a-coupon/

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Boulevard3 6523 Sunset Blvd, L.A. 323-466-2144 boulevard3.com Party Gals SoCal 805-218-0619 partygals.biz/time4play

Secret Desires Santa Monica -Torrance 310-530-7600 secretd.net

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S e L l i A b ME Gone Mo

o is tion s l a s k c u r food t edding celebra e n i s i u c d in nd for your w n e r t t e The hottes the hottest tr

By Lindsey Romain

Hungry couples looking for an innovative twist on wedding grub needn’t look further than their own busy street corner. The growing popularity of food trucks have hooked a nation, spawning a reality TV series on Food Network and a still-booming Twitter craze. And now, they’re taking the wedding world by storm, with food-truck catering quickly becoming a fun way of doing something different. “The great thing about a food truck is that people will be talking about it for years beyond the wedding date,” says Jackie Valent Lucca, who runs the Fast Foodie truck and has catered several weddings in the past year. Couples considering a food truck should first make sure it fits the style of their wedding. The atypical nature of food truck catering – guests will essentially be eating street food out of the side of a parked van – means less of a folded-napkins-and-silverware environment, and something more laid back. Since food trucks usually target a unique food audience, owners suggest sticking to safer fare for a bigger guest list. We recommend large parties go with our Gourmet Bar, say the folks at VizziTruck, an LA-based truck that specializes in innovative & unique sliders (think Lobster Tail and Waygu Beef) from cutting-edge chef David Fune. “This allows guests to select an array of different items from a buffet of our specialties---and folks can come back to the buffet for second portions of their favorites!” Some smaller parties with more daring taste-testers will likely enjoy the thrill of the interesting niche foods trucks can offer. LA’s famous Asian-fusion Komodo Food Truck 32 • LABRIDAL.NET Spring/Summer 2013


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is known for its delicious tacos filled with different global cuisines. Komodo—named for the Komodo Dragon, which needs to taste its’ surroundings, says that some of their most popular wedding menu tacos are Loko Modo—Hawaiian style ground sirloin with island sweet sauce & eggs, and the Blazin’ Shrimp—spicy Singaporean style shrimp with sour cream salad & cilantro. For couples going the traditional dinner route who still want the fun of an on-site food truck, try using it for other elements of the wedding. Food trucks can be used for the appetizer portion, the late-night catering as guests leave the party, or in-between the ceremony and reception to feed hungry guests. Aside from adding a unique flair to a wedding, food-truck catering is a great way to keep a food budget in check. According to the Bridal Association of America, the average catering bill for a wedding with 150 guests is $12,247. That’s about $82 per person. The Fast Foodie truck, as an example, typically charges $25 per person, depending on the menu. Komodo charges a minimum of $1000 to come out for 2-3 hours, and, for only $20 per person, your guests can eat their way through a nice variety of their “dangerously good food”. Just remember that not all food trucks are created equal. Size and equipment can limit what can and cannot be done. If you are thinking of embracing this popular trend, ask various truck owners how flexible they are with what they will make. While some trucks will only service what is on their menu, others, like Fast Foodie, will make whatever the couple wants (within reason). Many companies that run food trucks can do more traditional catering as well. Komodo, for instance, opened a sleek new place on W. Pico Blvd two years ago (so fans can always find the Dragon when they crave him!) Try them out today, and brace yourself for a unique flavor adventure….and remember….nothing says casual chic more than a food truck at a wedding. Copyright © CTW Features

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Travel

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Disney’s Fairytale Weddings & Honeymoons SoCal 800-370-6009 disneyweddings.disney.go.com

Time 2 Travel SoCal 562-938-7267 debbieg4travel@msn.com

TLG Travel SoCal 727-376-7471

a

5 Tips to a Memorable ‘Moon a

To keep costs in check, as with planning your wedding, decide your honeymoon must-haves (keeping in mind that everything cannot be a must-have) and plan your trip around those details. You both want to spend time lying on a beach watching palm trees sway? Terrific. Realize that you don’t have to go to Hawaii to have that. Your honeymoon will be one of the most memorable vacations of your life, so don’t leave any part of the planning to chance,” says Michael Flory, vice president of Classic Vacations, San Jose, Calif. Here are his five honeymoon pitfalls to avoid: 1. More than money. Price should not be your top criterion when planning your vacation. Think instead about how you want to feel and what you want to do. 2. By the book. Don’t wait until the last minute to book the trip in hopes of getting a better deal. Doing so can lead to disappointment, as the best properties and the most exclusive activities have limited space and sell out early. 3. Remember the crowds. If you’re planning a summer honeymoon, keep in mind that you may be traveling during peak season for family vacations. If you want peace and seclusion, try a less family oriented hotel or destination, or honeymoon during the off-season. 4. Plan plans ahead. Booking at least a couple of things before you leave means you’ll guarantee your place in popular activities and spend more time enjoying your vacation once you’re there, rather than continuing to plan it. 5. Ask and receive. The choices for destinations, properties and tours are countless for honeymooners. Don’t spend all your planning time looking at brochures. Talk to friends and colleagues for recommendations, and contact a travel professional for assistance in making the right decisions. 34 • LABRIDAL.NET Spring/Summer 2013


Brian Leahy Photography 323-250-3213 bleahyphoto.com

Photography

Lily Stein Photography lilysteingphotography.com

Melvin Gilbert Photography 310-400-6727 melvingilbert.com

Michelle Lacson Photography 661-547-6112 michellelacsonphotography.com

The Rose Weddings 323-252-2994 theroseweddings.com

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WEDDINGS

Perfect Photography You’ll only have one chance to get the shots of your wedding day that you’ll cherish forever. Here are questions to ask your potential photographer to help guarantee the perfect shots. o How many years of experience do you have? o Have you shot at this event facility before? o What are your package prices, and what do they include? o Do you include engagement photos in your package? o Could you define your style?

o How would you run the day? o Do you do more than one event in a day? o Do you have a backup photographer? o How long after the wedding do I get my proofs? o Do I receive the rights to the images? o Do you have liability insurance?

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L A b r i da l Quick Guide To Our Venues...

Location

Belamar HoteL

3501 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach 310.750.0300, larkspurhotels.com/collection/belamar

Beverly Hilton

9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills 310. 274.7777, beverlyhilton.com

California Yacht Club

4469 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey 310.448.4771 , calyachtclub.com

Carondelet House

627 S Carondelet St, Los Angeles 323.466.1835, carondelethouse.com

Casa Del Mar

1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica 310.581.5533, hotelcasadelmar.com

Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills

1150 South Beverly Drive, Los Angeles 310.553.6561, mybeverlyhillshotel.com

Crowne Plaza LAX

5985 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles 310.258.1334, crowneplaza.com/losangeles

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings

321.939.3292, disneyweddings.disney.go.com

Doubletree by Hilton

6161 West Centinela Ave. Culver City, 310.348.4515, losangeleswestside.doubletreebyhilton.com

Doubletree by Hilton

222 N Vineyard Ave., Ontario 909.937.0900 doubletreebyhilton.com

Duke’s

21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu 310.317.6204, www.dukesmalibu.com

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden CSULB

6300 State University Drive, Long Beach 562.985.2239, www.csulb.edu

Fairmont Hotel

101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica 310.576.7777, www.fairmont.com/santamonica

Gladstone

17300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades 323.525.2400, www.sbe.com/gladstones

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

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

Max Capacity

Rehearsals Post Wedding Brunch

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1200

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L A b ri da l Quick Guide To Our Venues...

Location

Hilton Pasadena

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

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

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700

$$

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Y

Y

N

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450

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Y

Y

Y

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500

$$

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Y

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450

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1500

$$

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Y

Y

Y

Y

V

750

$$$

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Hyatt Westlake Village

G,P

200

$$

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank

G, P

1200

$

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Majestic Hall

*

800

$$

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Marriott Anaheim

P

500

$$

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Marriott Marina Del Rey

P,V

360

$$

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Montage Beverly Hills

P,G,V

450

$$$$

Y

Y

Y

*

Y

Museum of Latin American Art

G,P

375

$

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Pacific Palms Hotel & Conference Center

G,P,V

600

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Y

Y

Y

Y

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Queen Mary

V,W

500

$

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168 South Los Robles Ave, Pasadena 626.584.3170, www.hilton.com

Hilton Ontario Airport

700 N. Haven Ave. Ontario 909-980- 3.hilton.com

Hilton San Garbiel

225 West Valley. San Gabriel 626.270.2700, 3.hilton.com

Hilton Woodland Hills

6360 Canoga Avenue, Woodland Hills 818. 444.2586, hilton.com

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles 310.228.1234

Hyatt Regency Hotel - Long Beach

200 S Pine Ave., LonG Beach 562.491.1234, longbeach.hyatt.com

880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village 818.889.1460, www.westlakevillageinn.com 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank 818.840.6487, www.marriott.com

650 South Spring Street, LA 213.278.7162 www.majestichalls.com 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim 714.748.2461, marriott.com 4100 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey 310.448.4890, www.marriott.com 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 310.860.7800, www.montagebeverlyhills.com 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach 562.437.1689, www.molaa.com

One Industry Hills Pkwy, City of Industry 626.854.2315, www.pacificpalmsresort.com 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, 562.499.1749 www.queenmary.com

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L A b r i da l Quick Guide To Our Venues...

Location

Radisson Whittier

7320 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier 562. 945.8511, radisson.com/whittierca

Renaissance Long Beach

111 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach 562.437.5900 www.renaissancelongbeach.com

Riviera Country Club

1250 Capri Drive, Pacific Palisades, 310 454 6591 www.therivieracountryclub.com

Sheraton Ceritos

12725 Center Court Dr, Cerritos sheratoncerritos.com

Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica

530 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 310.399.9344, www.sheratondelfina.com

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel

303 East Cordova St, Pasadena 626.449.4000, sheratonpasadena.com/

Shutters

1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica 310.458.0030, www.shuttersonthebeach.com

SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

465 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.247.0400, slshotel.com

Sportsmen’s Lodge

12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City 818.769-4700 slhotel.com

Taglyan Cultural Complex

1201 N. Vine St., LA 888.468.0980, www.taglyancomplex.com

Terranea Rancho Palos Verdes

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes 310.265.2800, www.terranea.com

The Grand Event Center

4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 562.685.8198, www.choura.us/venues/the-grand

Tiato Garden Cafe & Venue

2700 Colorado Ave. Ste 190, Santa Monica 310.866.5228, www.tiato.com

Trump National

1 Ocean Trails Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes 310.303.3220, www.trumpnational.com

Verandas

401 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach 310.546.7805, www.verandasmb.com

Warner Center Marriott

21850 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills 818.887.4800, www.warnercentermarriott.com

Wedgwood Wedding and Banquet Centers 16 Locations in CA 866. 966.3009, wedgewoodbanquet.com

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

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

Max Capacity

Rehearsals Post Wedding Brunch

G,P

350

$

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

P,V

450

$$

Y

Y

Y

Y

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300

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Y

Y

Y

Y

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220

$$

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Y

Y

Y

Y

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300

$$$

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Y

Y

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Y

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250

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Y

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220

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400

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1000

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450

$

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200

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Y

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G,P,V

300

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$$$

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Y

Y

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N

G,P

700

$$

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G,P,V,W

350

$

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

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WE DO “I DO” BEAUTIFULLY

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BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS IN A LOVELY SETTING  Effortless, all-inclusive packages  Dynamic customized menus and pricing to meet your needs  Elegant Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests including a dance floor  Party like a rock star in our Lounge Hall, accommodating up to 130 guests in a night club atmosphere  Fresh, chic and stylish newly renovated sleeping rooms for your guests at discounted prices Radisson Hotel Whittier 7320 Greenleaf Avenue Whittier, CA 90602 Phone: 1-562-945-8511 Email: rhi_whca@radisson.com www.radisson.com/whittierca Spring/Summer 2013 LABRIDAL.NET • 41


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Discover the romance of Duke's. Our stunning oceanfront setting is complemented by delicious reception menus and warm personalized service.

21150 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY (310) 317-6204

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The premier reception location for those looking for impeccable service, sumptuous cuisine, and a flawless execution. “Tiato features raw concrete floors, natural lighting, and a beautiful garden with the largest outdoor dining space in Santa Monica�

p: 310.866.5228

www.tiato.com

2700 Colorado Avenue, Ste 190, Santa Monica, California 90404


A Well-Kept Secret is Better when Shared Sheraton is where couples gather. One of Santa Monica's best kept secrets, The Delfina Penthouse Ballroom offers brides and grooms stunning ocean views, sparkling city lights and superior amenities. A perfect package for the perfect cosmopolitan bride.

weddings starting at

150

$

per person

Call 310 309 8027 to speak to a catering expert

©2011 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sheraton and its logo are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.


Congratulations from

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T he Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport Planning a wedding... the most exciting and special time of your life. We want you to enjoy your day and allow us to be of service to you. Our Catering Professionals are readily available to assist you in planning a most memorable event. Select one of our Wedding Packages or allow us to custom design a Wedding Reception for you, with YOUR special needs in mind.

Special Features may include: u Elegant Ballroom or function room setting

u Customized menu planning u Complimentary stay for the Bride and Groom, on eligible events u Special room rates for your guests

u Personalized special packages available

For your special day, please contact: Melisa Balanon, CMP Senior Catering Sales Manager

Tel: 310 259 1334 5985 W. Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045 www.crowneplaza.com/lax-intlapt

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The Perfect Wedding at the perfect location. . .

Imagine starting the next chapter of your life while overlooking a panoramic view of Los Angeles.

The Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles skyline will be the backdrop as the Marina del Rey Marriott provides a once in a lifetime experience for your wedding. To learn more, visit Marriott.com/LAXMB.

MARINA DEL REY MARRIOTT 4100 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.448.4891 Marriott.com/LAXMB


The

Perfect Fit.

wedding & banquet center Camarillo • Corona • North San Diego • Riverside • Rancho Cucamonga • Ventura/Beach and 10 other locations across California

Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Centers are premier wedding reception venues that offer all-inclusive wedding packages... the perfect fit for your dream wedding.

wedgewoodbanquet.com | 1-866-966-3009


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8602 Bronze

7416 Melon

Font Colors are Pantone Matching System 8602 Bronze and 7416 Melon.

Spirit Script Logotype is a customized version of Spirit Script from the Letterhead Font Company. ClassiCs never go out of style. http://www.letterheadfonts.com

New look. New Management. New chef.

EUROSTILE

an artful blending of historic charm and updated REGULAR EXTENDED flair, this iconic location boasts ten magnificent event caps in Eurostile Regularwaterways Extended. spaces, as Secondary well as font ouralllegendary ponds, http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/SearchPage.htm?kid=eurostile and dramatic gardens’

12833 ventura boulevard studio city, ca 91604 | p: 818.755.5000 f: 818.755.5050 | sLeventscenter.com

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Questions to ask when choosing a venue: • • • • • • • • • • •

What’s the décor like? Does it fit your style, colors and budget? Will you have to spend a lot of money to make it beautiful? Is there a space for the bride & groom to change? Do they have an in-house caterer and do you like the food? Can you bring in your own caterer? Are there overtime charges? Is there a wedding coordinator on-site? Is there a back-up plan if the location is outdoors? Are candles allowed? Do they have a liquor license?

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Limos / Transportation LA bridal

For an AWESOME wedding day call Awesome Limousine

Available for Weddings, Graduations, Quinceaneras, Proms, Sporting Events, Concerts, Parties or Any Special Event

818 507 0122 52 • LABRIDAL.NET Spring/Summer 2013

Awesome

Limousine


DJs/Musicians LA bridal

A Cut Above The Rest Productions 818-835-3344 www.acutabove.tv

Marieve Herington Band 310-868-8309 www.marieveheringtonband.com

Edge Entertainment 818-261-5077 www.PartyOnTheEdge.com

Shake Ya Grove Thang SoCal 310-621-1965 rubenruizjr.net

First Choice SoCal 626-369-0212 firstchoicedjs.com

Spotlight Music 310-204-5577 www.spotlightmusic.com

Heart Strings 323-205-5479 www.brittanycotto.com

West Coast Music 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 301, Beverly Hills 310-278-6848 www.westcoastmusic.com

Live Music Referrals 323-993-3174 www.Referrals47.org

~Wedding Specialists~

Spotligh t

l

“Experience a world beyond your dreams...”

M U S I C

Music that makes your event shine out. Offices in Beverly Hills

310-204-5577

www.spotlightmusic.com

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HeartStrings of Los Angeles...

Brittany Cotto and her fellow classically trained, elegant musicians provide concert hall quality music for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour that you and your guests are certain to remember. Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet, or any configuration of classical instruments imaginable! Choose your favorite music from a variety of genres including classical, jazz, tango, rock and pop...

www.BrittanyCotto.com 323.205.5479

It’s a Sweet Life! By Charyn Pfeuffer What happens when a Hollywood publicity executive swaps agency life for a world filled with butter, milk, sugar and cream? Good Karmal, a confection company, is born. Co-founder Patty Triplett West didn’t stop with simply creating addictively delicious caramel candies. From the very first batch, West set out to inspire their customers to, as Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change we wish to see in the world,” and donates a portion of sales to environmental charities. West’s hand-made all natural flavored and salted caramels come wrapped in feel-good words of wisdom. Melt-in-yourmouth flavors include Vanilla, Sea Salt, Chocolate Sea Salt, Caramel Apple, Café Caramel and Chipotle. Even Oprah featured these sweet treats on her annual “Oprah’s Favorite Things” episode. We love Good Karmal for bridal showers and wedding favors. Couples can create a one-of-a-kind fortunes and customize with whatever names, dates, and images they wish. Our favorite wedding favor pick? Good Karmal’s Personalized Caramel Favor, which comes with two caramels tucked inside an earth-friendly textured cardstock package and finished with a full-color band featuring the details of your special day. For more information, check out www.goodkarmal.com. 54 • LABRIDAL.NET Spring/Summer 2013


Rentals

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A Cut Above The Rest Productions 818-835-3344 www.acutabove.tv Hollywood Event Rentals SoCal 818-602-9309 hollywoodeventrentals.com

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!

Royal Restrooms 4470 W. Sunset Blvd 877-922-9980 www.royalrestrooms.com Step and Repeat Backdrops 10518 Johanna Ave., Shadow Hills 818-434-7591 www.stepandrepeatla.com

Treat Your Guests like Royalty!

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Event Coordinators

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Erika’s Elegance So Cal 626 - 430-6099 erikaselegance.com

The Events Boutique 424-261-8887 www.serendipitouseventsbyjulia.com

Four Season Flowers and Design 310-385-0202 www.fourseasonsflowers.org

Pink Rock Events 949-306-5081 www.pinkrockevents.com

Serendipity Event Group 3633 Long Beach Blvd,Long Beach 562-217-4001 www.serendipityeventgroup.com

A Full Service Wedding and Event Planning Company

626-430-6099 | info@erikaselegance.com www.erikaselegance.com

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Churches/Officiants LA bridal

Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal 525 West Roses Rd, San Gabriel 626-282-5147 churchofoursaviour.org Hollywood United Methodist Church 6817 Franklin Ave. Los Angeles 323- 874-2104 hollywoodumc.org Immanuel Presbyterian Church 3300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles www.immanuelpres.org

ImagIne Your WeddIng at WaYfarers Chapel Lyoyd Wright’s stunning glass church. Nestled in beautiful gardens. Overlooking panoramic ocean views.

Wayfarers Chapel 5755 Palos Verdes Dr South, Rancho Palos Verdes 310-377-1650 www.wayfarerschapel.org Westwood United Methodist Church 10497 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles 310-474-4511, westwoodumc.org Saint Timothy RC 10425 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles 310-474-1216, www.sttimothyla.org

5755 Palos Verdes driVe south, rancho Palos Verdes, ca www.wayfarerschaPel.org 310.377.1650

t Tips to Writing Your Own Vows t • Remember you are telling a story. • Make sure to have a beginning, middle an end. • Start at least a month before the wedding. • Use traditional vows as a starting point for your own. • Incorporate favorite songs, poems or love letters. • Why is he/she special, when you realized you were in love, what your life dreams together will be? • Make sure they are not too long, no longer than two minutes. • Practice reading in out loud and remember to speak loudly and clearly you might want a microphone. • Run the final version by your officiant. Spring/Summer 2013 LABRIDAL.NET • 57


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 makes it an official wedding certificate: • Get married within 90 days of the date the license is issued! • 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 idea 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).

IN LOS ANGELES, YOU CAN APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE ONLINE. IT’S EASY AND SAVES TIME! Once you complete the online application you can come to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk headquarters in Norwalk or go to any one of our branch offices to pick up your marriage license, pay the license fee, and arrange for a civil marriage ceremony, if desired. Call or visit any of the branches listed below for further details. Catalina Branch Court 9355 Burton Way, 1st Floor 1028 W. Avenue J2 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd, 6th Flr 4716 East Cesar Chavez Avenue 7807 S. Compton Avenue 12400 Imperial Highway 14340 West Sylvan Street

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