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Your Guide to Bridal Professionals in Orange County 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 Orange County 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 bakeries we have throughout the OC area! Looking for an event facility that holds 400 guests? Check out our Quick Guide to Venues. Brides-To-Be everywhere are looking for a way to put personal touches to their wedding. We’ve brought in a team of experts headed by Orange County’s very own Lindsey Gage of Eyelet Images to share their secrets to wedding decor. Our center spread feature showcases her work alongside a couple who’s vision of wedding decor was inspired by The Secret Garden. Searching for another way to meet vendors and find some great ideas practical and2013 fun issue will for your wedding? Orange County Bridal’s Fall/Winter be distributed at a number of bridal fairs this season. Check our website OrangeCountyBridal.com for additional information on a variety of expos along with tons of wedding planning tips and secrets. Keep your copy of Orange County 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, dresses, photo sessions, and free save-the-date cards! And remember to always Find Your Inspiration...Locally!

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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.

6-9 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-the-Dates • 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.

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


orange county bridal 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.

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.

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-ofaddress forms at the post office. • Meet with your photographer to specify the formal

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• 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.

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The Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, one of Southern California’s most exciting venues. Your event will begin with a cocktail reception in the First Lady’s Rose Garden before moving into the magnificent White House East Room. Watch eyes light up as guests enter America’s Grand Ballroom for candlelight dining and dancing beneath magnificent crystal chandeliers, surrounded by golden silk draperies and imported marble fireplaces.

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thevillasjc.com | (949) 606-5125 31431 Camino Capistrano | San Juan Capistrano, CA

Resort to an unforgettable experience. To turn your dream day into a breathtaking reality, visit BalboaBayResort.com or call 949.630.4358.

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GIRACCI Vineyards and Farms

Whether you are walking up an aisle of lavender and rose petals, taking photos with a beautiful vineyard backdrop or dancing under the twinkle lights of the majestic 150-year-old oak trees, Giracci Vineyards & Farms is the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding. giracci.com 714-602-1109 16162 Jac kson Ranc h Road Silverado, CA 92676

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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 anyway) • Straws (for drinking without messing up lipstick) • Extra stockings • Hairspray • Brush and comb • Bobbypins and hair elastics • Static-cling spray (hairspray does the trick too) • Tissues

• Hairdryer • Lint brush • Eye-drops (look for redness reducing) • Baby powder (also useful for getting out last-minute spills) • Earring backs • Headache medicine (bring two different kinds in case anyone is allergic) • Iron • Stain Remover • Contact lens solution • Heartburn relief medicine • Mints • Tampons/Pads/Pantyliners • Band-Aids

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Aliso Viejo Conference Center 31 Santa Barbara Dr Aliso Viejo 949.425.2553 alisoviejoconferencecenter.com

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6501 Nohl Ranch Canyon Rd, Anaheim 714.998.3041 hillsclubhouse.com

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Casino San Clemente

140 Avenida Pico, San Clemente 949.369.6600 thecasinosanclemente.com

Center Club

650 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa 714.662.3414 clubcorp.com/Clubs/Center-Club

Coto de Caza Golf Club

25291 Vista Del Verde, Coto de Caza 949.858.4100

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1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach 888.445.7153 balboabayresort.com

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Disney Fairy Tale Weddings

321.939.3292 disneyweddings.disney.go.com

Electra Cruises

3439 Via Oporto, Newport Beach 800.952.9955 electracruises.com

Five Crowns

3801 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar 949.760.0331

Franciscan Gardens

31815 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

949.248.1586 franciscangardens.com

The French Estate

248 S Batavia St, Orange 714.997.5038 thefrenchestate.com

Giracci Vineyards & Farms

16162 Jackson Ranch Road, Silverado 714.602.1109 giracci.com

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Outdoor Facilities

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Hamilton Oaks Vineyard

29943 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

949.677.6869 hamiltonoaksevents.com

Hotel Laguna

425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach 949.494.1151 hotellaguna.com

Muckenthaler Mansion

1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton 714.738.6595 colettesevents.com/venue_muckenthaler

The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast 949.467.6800 pelicanhill.com

The Richard Nixon Library

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda 714.364.1181

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Seven Degrees

891 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach 949.376.1555 seven-degrees.com

St. Regis

1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point 949.234.3200, stregismb.com

Surf & Sand Resort

1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach 949.497.4477 surfandsandresort.com

Tivoli Terrace

650 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach 949.494.9650 tivoliterrace.com

Tivoli Too

777 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach 949.494.6044, tivoli-too.com

UCI University Club

801 E Peltason Dr, Irvine 949.824.7960 uclub.uci.edu

The Villa

31431 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

949.291.3102 thevillasjc.com

Wayfarers Chapel

5755 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes 310.377.1650 wayfarerschapel.org

The Waterfront Beach Resort

21100 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach 714.845.8000 waterfrontresort.com

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818.530.8822

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gown and create a sense of flow between all of the elements. The lock and key were a must, and the perfect final touch!” The bride wore an oatmeal shade Watters gown, from Mary Me Bridal, that was covered in flowers and coordinated perfectly with her stationary and surroundings. Every detail was addressed by Maryam of Belle Memoires Inc., and I was so blessed to be the one behind the lens! Our featured couple felt a connection between their love and one of their favorite novels, and so a beautifully unique wedding scene was dreamed into life. If you are searching for wedding inspiration, look no further than your own story. Whether it’s a book, a song, or tradition, you can create a one-of-a-kind day from what matters most to you!

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ful touch. All of these items set the tone for a perfectly romantic and personal wedding. Florals were, naturally, a very significant part of the ambiance of our secret garden. We chose a secluded location with unruly plants and trees, and asked Ann of White Sakuras to design a whimsical bouquet for our bride. The roses she used allude to the sweet innocence found throughout the novel, and just so happen to be the couple’s favorite bloom! Customized stationary offers endless possibilities when telling a story with your wedding theme. These invites were designed by Teresa of Talk Blonde Designs, who took all details into consideration. Teresa said, “I chose the classic style, soft colors and natural textures to compliment the bride’s flowery champagne

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Fashion & Beauty

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Andrea’s Couture 3034 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar 949.644.4200 andreasfashions.com Andrea’s Fashions 450 Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles 310.273.8160 andreasfashions.com Bella Bridesmaid 2620 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar 949. 717.7800 bellabridesmaid.com Blush Bridal Couture 13011 Newport Ave, Tustin 714.573.8000 blushbridalcoutureoc.com Jamie Leonard - Hair & Makeup Artist 831.239.4889 jamieleonard.com Jenn’s Lil Beauty Shop 714.244.7989 facebook.com/jennlilbeautyshop Mary Me Bridal 2922 E Chapman Ave, Orange 714.744.1655 marybebridal.com Panache Bridal 3077 Bristol St, Costa Mesa 714.540.7800 Something Treasured 562.964.5072 etsy.com/somethingtreasured8 The Wedding Day Boutique 18449 Brookhurst St #1, Fountain Valley 714.593.5900 theweddingday.com 22 • ORANGECOUNTYBRIDAL.COM Fall/Winter 2013

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FASHIONS & COUTURE Since 1974 Andrea’s fashions has been customizing gowns for Mothers of the Bride . It all started with one simple passion. “I love fashion” says Carmen Popa, owner and proprietor of Andrea’s Fashion in Beverly Hills and Andrea’s Couture in Corona del Mar. What started as a store specializing in sportswear 15 years

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ago, took a turn a few years ago. As clients daughter’s began getting married, more mothers were worried about what they would wear to the weddings. To address the problem the store shifted and focused primarily on dresses for Mother of the Bride. Andrea’s Fashion is not like any normal bridal store. Specializing in custom design dresses, Andrea’s has catered to the needs of the Mother of the Bride and built up a well-known reputation in the wedding industry. “Andrea’s Couture is a fabulous way to treat yourself to a great experience during the wedding process or any special occasion” says Shirley Ogden a mother of the groom to be and a happy customer. Each dress is customized to fit the Mother of the Bride (or Groom) no matter what size, shape or form. “We really


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understand our dresses and understand bodies and know how to fit women to make the dresses complement them and make them feel like a lady” says Samantha, manager of Andrea’s Fashion. Not only does Andrea’s continue to specialize in Mother of the Bride they have since branch out to become a full-service bridal salon offering custom fitted gowns for the bride-to-be. In January Andrea’s introduced their newest line: Designs by Samantha. The new line features “fun and flared out party dresses” for brides to change into as well as non-traditional dresses for religious orthodox brides or themed weddings. Andrea’s also can work with clients who have special needs such as scoliosis or have had a breast removed to customize a dress that makes them look, and feel, special. “From the moment I stepped into Andrea’s, I was given such personal attention. Her dresses are absolutely beautiful and unique and will make a women of any size and shape feel beautiful, confident and comfortable for their special occasion,” said Ogden. At Andrea’s it is important for the Mother of the Bride (and groom) to be satisfied with the dress they buy. Ogden said, “Andrea’s was the answer to my prayers in finding the perfect “Mother of the Groom” gown for my first son’s wedding!” Fall/Winter 2013

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Stationary

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BG Design Studio 714.579.7844 bgdesignstudio.com Ever After Postage everafterpostage.com Posh Paper 18262 Imperial Hwy, Yorba Linda 714.993.7674 poshpaperandgifts.com Scribework Calligraphy scribeworkcalligraphy.com Talk Blonde Designs benedetti.teresa@gmail.com Wedding Paper Divas weddingpaperdivas.com Talk Blonde Designs

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Photographers& Videographers

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loveeyelet.com Eyelet Images loveeyelet.com Frenzel Studios 714.235.9803 frenzelphotographers.com George Street Photo & Video 866.831.4103 georgestreetphoto.com Jim Kennedy Photographers 800.264.4558 jimkennedyphotographers.com

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Lily Stein Photography lilysteinphotography.com

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Caterers

Your wedding, in our garden, or yours… HOUSE OF AN

24 Carrots Catering & Events 17851 Sky Park Circle Ste F, Irvine 800.717.1545 24carrots.com

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Above All Catering 218 S Magnolia Ave , Anaheim 714.220.1289 aboveallcatering.com House of An Catering 323.460.2645 ancatering.com Jay’s Catering 10581 Garden Grove Blvd , Garden Grove 714.528.4677 jayscatering.com

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Florists

orange county bridal Enchanted Florist 107 S Glassell St, Orange 714.997.7673 enchantedfloristorange.com Love N Bloom 18822 Beach Blvd #101, Huntington Beach 714.593.1236 lovenbloom.com Pink Daffodil 19 Spectrum Pointe #607, Lake Forest 949.294.9519 pinkdaffodil.com Sugar Branch Events 949.233.0693 sugarbranchevents.com White Sakuras 16932 Gothard St, Huntington Beach 714.848.8818 whitesakuras.com

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Officiants

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The Clergy Network 714.970.8839 theclergynetwork.com Creative Vows 310.678.0228 creativevows.net SoCal Ministers 905 Rashford Dr, Placentia 866.641.8110 themarrying-man.com The OC Wedding Guy 28662 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo 949.584.7681 theocweddingguy.com

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DJs & Musicians orange county bridal

Carcano DJ 949.455.1296 carcanodj.com

Reserve Agency 714.906.5828 or 323.528.422 reserveagency.com

DJ Sota Entertainment 831.818.5408 djsota.com

Rossi Music 818.902.1233 rossimusic.biz

Rossi Music provides Top 40 dance cover bands, DJ-Hybrid bands, jazz groups, ethnic ensembles, classical and rock ceremony string quartets, and many other specialty acts at “Grammy Quality” for weddings, private parties, corporate events, concert festivals, film, television & more.

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Cakes & Desserts

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Arlana’s Gourmet Cookies 888.919.5572 agcookies.com Sweet and Saucy Shop 7922 E Coast Hwy, Newport Coast 949.715.0920

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3722 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach

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3722 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach 562.598.8340 sweetandsaucyshop.com Creative Cakes 642 W Chapman Ave, Orange 714. 633.1590 creativecakesoc.com Jay’s Catering 10581 Garden Grove Blvd , Garden Grove 714.528.4677 jayscatering.com

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Gluten-Free Doesn’t Mean Taste-Free by

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We see it everywhere. Gluten-free cereal. Gluten-free pasta. You name it, it’s available gluten-free. But the question on many minds is, “Does it taste good?” One out of every 133 Americans must switch to a gluten-free diet – it’s a matter of life or death. For the rest of us, it’s a choice between “eat healthy...or eat for the taste”…but this is a false choice. Mike and Tricia, founders of Eat Cake Cafe (a bakery in Rowland Heights), say that customers can have a yummy-tasting cake and feel good too. Eat Cake Cafe customer, Veronica, said, “With the quality ingredients used and the labor of love involved, it could easily cost twice as much elsewhere. I wasn’t sure about the gluten-free trend

Eat Cake Cafe is an Asian-style bakery offering wholesome, all-natural, glutenfree cakes made with organic berries, organic and cage-free eggs.

before but now I wonder who needs gluten when you can make cakes so good without it.” Another shares her experience saying, “This place is a FIND! The cakes and pastries are hands down the best glutenfree options I have tasted in the last ten years since I went gluten-free. It is what I remember “real” cake is supposed to taste like you gluten-free folks out there know what I mean. Even my hubby who spits out every gluten-free pastry I have brought him LOVED the cakes from Eat Cake. –T.S. So, consider bakeries that specialize in gluten-free products for your big day. It’s true…you can “Have your cake and eat it too!”

10% of profit donated to charity

19705 E. Colima Road, Ste. #6 Rowland Heights, CA 91748 (909) 468-2253 info@eatcakecafe.com

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Rentals

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Amber Event Productions 800.881.0738 ambereventproduction.com

Lauren Sharon Vintage Shop Rentals 760.445.2098 laurensharon.com

Classic Party Rentals 714.540.6111 classicpartyrentals.com

Signature Party Rentals 714.545.6777 signatureparty.com

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Transportation orange county bridal

Tips & Secrets

When attending bridal fairs bring along a custom return address label stamp (use for your thank you cards also!) OR Print a page of address labels with your name, email, wedding date.

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When you need to fill out your information you won’t get writers cramp!

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AAA Luxury Transportation (800) 322-7895 aaaluxurytransportation.com California Trolley 714.795.4915 californiatrolley.com Classic Limos 800.550.3125 classiclimos.com Lake Forest Limousines, Inc. 949.380.7794 lakeforestlimousines.com White Rose Limo 711 W Collins Ave, Orange 714.288.0066 whiteroselimo.com

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Favors

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Arlana’s Gourmet Cookies 888.919.5572 agcookies.com Beau Coup beau-coup.com My Wedding Favors myweddingfavors.com ONEHOPE Wine onehopewine.com The Cigar Guys Long Beach 800.610.6717 thecigarguys.net

Cookie Bars M Favors M Cookie Pops Weddings M Showers M Parties M Deliveries

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Toasting Tips

Do Speak from the Heart Be genuine, and say what you truly feel, whether you opt to be funny or serious. Don’t Leave Writing to the Last Minute Take a weekend well in advance to write it. Do Address Everyone in the Room Speak to friends, your in-laws, your family -and, of course, your new spouse! Don’t Have Too Many Speeches at the Reception That’s what the rehearsal dinner is for! And space all toasts throughout dinner. Do Commit It to Paper (or iPad) And practice outloud! This will make you more comfortable and also give you an approximate length. Don’t Forget the Hard Copies You’ll want to keep them in a scrapbook that you can cherish for years to come.

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Back Bay Conference Center 3415 Michelson Dr, Irvine 949.417.1310 backbayconferencecenter.net Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen 110 W Birch St, Brea 714.255.1040 chachaslatinkitchen.com Five Crowns 3801 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar 949.760.0331 lawrysonline.com/five-crowns Orange County Mining Co. 10000 S Crawford Canyon Rd, Orange 714.997.7411 orangecountyminingco.com

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Accomodations Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party Beauty Bride’s Gown Caterer Ceremony DJ/Videographer Favors/Wedding Party Gifts Flowers Groom’s Tux Invitations/Stationary Honeymoon Jewelery Limo/Transportation Photographer Rehearsal Dinner Rentals Venue Wedding Consultant

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