2010 31/08

Unveiled in the East Bay

I stumbled upon an adorable “all things wedding” boutique today in the East Bay and I thought I would share. Unveiled in Walnut Creek is your one stop shop for wedding ceremony and reception items, fun gifts for the entire wedding party, favors, and an awesome selection of bachelorette party items. One of the neatest [...]

2010 30/08

The Best Honeymoon is a Free One

Why pay for your honeymoon stay when you can win it? Right now, the travel website Jetset Extra (www.jetsetextra.com)  is offering up the chance for one lucky couple to win  a 3-night, 4-day stay on the Riviera Mayan at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, Mexico. Sign up for the Jetset Extra email newsletter for a [...]

2010 27/08

Especially Yours Chair Covers

By: Lauren and Haney
Hi Bay Area Bride Guide readers! Over the new few weeks, we are going to highlight the various vendors who helped make our big day possible. We are featuring these elements of our wedding to pass the lessons we learned–and to share some fantastic vendors with you!
Our first feature is Especially Yours [...]

2010 24/08

Amazing East Bay Bridal & Dress Shop – Lilac Dress Boutique

A few weeks ago I was wonderfully introduced by my friend Lynn to Lilac Dress Boutique out in Alameda. I was able to spend a few hours drooling over the selection of fabulous bridal gowns, cocktail dresses, and adorable accessories. The best part was hanging with Pilar, the shop’s owner and watching her work. Check [...]

2010 23/08

Wedding Decor Shopping in Petaluma

By Erin Frank

Brides often hear “Search your local thrift stores for great, affordable finds for your wedding decor!” Wise advice indeed—you’ll often find vases for a steal, silver trays, or simple, touching items to accent a tabletop. But as a frequent visitor of a rather grubby Goodwill on Haight Street in San Francisco, I can [...]

2010 20/08

Wedding Highlights

By Lauren and Haney
Check out our wedding photo highlights below! Enjoy!
The traditions of the Catholic Church, carried out in the interfaith tradition of the Stanford Memorial Church, represent family values and togetherness. Also, the beautiful grounds of Stanford University, an institution that has given so much to the couple, represents the importance of education.
The military [...]

2010 19/08

How to Hide Your Arms

I’ve lost about 14-15 pounds as my 10/10/10 wedding approaches, but so far I’ve still got the jiggly arms since I haven’t been doing weight training consistently. My dress is strapless and I’m worrying about the chicken cutlets that threaten to hang out over the sides of my dress. Eeks!!!

Uptown Urban [...]

2010 18/08

Bay Area Bridal Shows!

For those of you who are recently engaged and are just getting started with your wedding planning, here are a few of the many bridal shows in the Bay Area that you might want to check out:
Tip: If you do not know where to start, the following two shows might be your answer.  The smaller [...]

2010 17/08

Dessert Bar Twist – Ice Cream Sandwiches

I’m loving the new trend in wedding desserts where the bride and groom fills jars and platters full of their favorite sweets to share with their guests. This is also a great way to provide late night snack food. By having a planner, server, or dedicated person to replenish the dessert bar all night long, [...]

2010 16/08

Canada’s Romantic Side—Take a Honeymoon Up North

By Erin Frank

Riddle me this: After months of stressful planning, when a bride and groom are finally happily wed, why do so many couples choose to kick off their marriage by wasting an entire day in cars, airports and on planes to get to their honeymoon destination? Europe and Hawaii are terrific, but when [...]

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