Wednesday, July 26, 2017

August First at The Fifth

Hope to see you all at the Wedding Wizards mixer, on August First at The Fifth!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

L.A. Bridal Show this weekend

Upcoming Bridal Show: Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, 23, 2017 - L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles 10:00am - 4:00pm - $12 Admission, or FREE with The Wedding Guide! Don't miss the biggest and best Los Angeles County Bridal Show of the year. Now 2x bigger than other bridal events. Shop, compare and connect with 150 Los Angeles County wedding vendors. Find new planning ideas, inspiration and great values at this season's largest gathering of florists, wedding venues, photo booths, photographers, disc jockeys, bridal gowns, tuxedos, entertainers, bridal beauty tips, custom invitations, vintage decor, and romantic honeymoons. See you at the L.A. Convention Center, 1200 L.A. Live Way, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Marriage Licenses

Marriage License Or Confidential Marriage License Most people don’t give much thought to the laws in effect which govern marriages within the state of California. Here is a summary of these laws to help ensure that everything in your upcoming marriage is in order. Marriage License • Can get married in any county within California • License is filed by county clerk and becomes public record. • No blood test required • 1 or 2 witnesses required to sign at time of wedding • Valid for 90 days from date issued • May obtain certified copy after wedding (Additional fee required) • Can be obtained from county clerk’s office Confidential Marriage License • Must get married in county where license is issued • License is filed by county clerk, but does not become public record • No blood test required • No witnesses required to sign, but deputy or notary journal acts as witness • Valid for 90 days from date issued • May obtain certified copy after wedding (Additional fee required) • Can be obtained from county clerk’s office OR authorized notary public • Couple must be living together as man & wife To apply for and obtain a Marriage License in the greater Los Angeles area, both applicants must appear together at the Office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to complete an application and submit it to the cashier no later than 3p.m. The processing time to complete the license is up to 2 hours. For same day service, we recommend that you be at the office by 2 p.m. A valid California I.D., drivers license, passport or alien resident card must be presented as proof of age. All persons previously married must present a copy of divorce/annulment papers if the event occured within two years or less. The fees for both Public and Confidential Marriage Licenses is now $70. Locations Where Marriage License Can Be Obtained: LAX Airport Registrar Recorder County Clerk’s Office 11701 S. La Cienega Bl., 6th Flr. Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm M-F (310) 727-6142 Norwalk 12400 Imperial Hwy. Room 1002 Hours: 8am-5pm (562) 462-2137 Beverly Hills 9355 Burton Way, 1st Flr. Hours: Tues-Thurs, 8:30am-4pm (310) 288-1261 Van Nuys 14340 West Sylvan St. Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (818) 374-7176 Los Angeles 4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. (formerly Brooklyn Ave.) Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (213) 260-2991 Florence Firestone 7807 S. Compton Ave., Room 215 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (323) 586-6192 Orange County 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Rm. 201, Santa Ana Hours: 8am-4:30pm (714) 834-2710 Fees and requirements differ slightly. Please call for details.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy July Fourth Brides

The United States celebrates the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, with fireworks as a tradition continued down through history since the initial year the country's independence was celebrated. The first celebration, which came one year after the Declaration of Independence was signed, began and ended with 13 fireworks being set off from the city's commons. After that first celebration in Philadelphia, Boston held its own celebration with fireworks, and the tradition grew from there. Explorer Richard Byrd even set off fireworks in Antarctica. The original tradition behind fireworks was to symbolize the 13 states of the union as 13 fireworks were set off at the beginning and of the celebration. However, it evolved as more states joined the union. The Fourth of July was officially declared a federal holiday in 1941, but the country has been celebrating this day since July 4, 1776. This holiday is recognized as the birth of American independence, and it is celebrated each year with a wide range of festivities including firework shows, parades, concerts and barbecues. It is a day spent celebrating patriotism and has remained an important holiday throughout American history.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Beach Weddings

Southern California has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and many couples find it perfect to have their wedding along the coast. From a toes in the sand to an overlook, couples can have a picturesque beach ceremony. Planning a ceremony along the coast can be a challenge as each City, County and State beach has different rules and regulations. These regulations may range from the number of guests allowed, to the type of decorations or structures that may be set up or may not be allowed at all. A walk on ceremony would consist of the couple, officiant, and a few guests. There would be no chairs, arch, or structures of any kind. There may be flowers. For most locations, no permit would be required for this type of ceremony except Laguna Beach which requires permits on all their beaches. For a set-up, there could be chairs, an arch, sound system, etc. This would require getting a permit through the respective governing body. This process could take anywhere from minutes to weeks to finalize the permit. Understanding how to get the correct permit and insurance for the desired location can be a bit of a challenge. Once the date, time and location is set then you can plan the details. Work with your budget to add extras. Utilizing a company that specializes in beach weddings is essential to make sure that the proper rules and regulations are followed. These companies have done all the homework and have existing relationships with the appropriate entities. It also makes it easier as these companies have all the resources to make it all come together seamlessly. They make it come together so all the couple and their family has to do is show up and say “I Do”. For more information on Beach Weddings go to: www.ElegantWindWaves.com

Monday, June 12, 2017

Father of the Bride

Father's Day weekend is here! For the Brides who are lucky enough to still have their Dad to walk them down the aisle, and share a dance with, Congratulations to you for a second time. For the Brides who have someone else walking them down the aisle, and sharing the Father-Daughter dance, let's thank them and appreciate them standing in, as well thinking about the Dads that are with you in this new endeavor in your life in spirit. It's a day your Dad has been equally dreading and dreaming of—your walk down the aisle, your dance, your good-bye. Here, some of the most loving moments captured between brides and their fathers. photos by: brides.com/gallery/father-of-the-bride-photos

Thursday, June 8, 2017

OC Bridal Show on Sunday

Attention all Brides! We will see you at the Orange County Bridal Show on Sunday June 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $12 Admission at the O.C. Fair Event Center, 935 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa, 92626 Don't miss the biggest and best Orange County Bridal Show of the year. Now 2x bigger than other bridal events. Shop, compare and connect with 150 Orange County wedding vendors. Find new planning ideas, inspiration and great values at this season's largest gathering of florists, wedding venues, photo booths, photographers, disc jockeys, bridal gowns, tuxedos, entertainers, bridal beauty tips, custom invitations, vintage decor, and romantic honeymoons. See you there!