Monday, January 16, 2017

Weekend Bridal Shows

We will be at two Bridal expos again this weekend, the Los Angeles County Bridal Show at the L.A. Convention Center on Saturday, January 21 & Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $12 Admission L.A. Convention Center 1200 L.A. Live Way, Los Angeles, CA 90015 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. ___AND___ on Sunday, January 22, 2017 Bridal Showplace - Bridal Show from 11:00am - 4:00pm at the famous Queen Mary in Long Beach 1126 Queens Hwy Long Beach, CA 90802 You can have your photo taken at the photo booths, learn the latest trends at the Wedding Planning Seminars, Ask the Experts, get free wedding planners and magazines. Preview the latest bridal fashions for the entire bridal party featured in our beautifully choreographed fashion shows. Enter to win thousands of $$$ in Door Prizes. Grooms are special too - at each event we hold a separate "Groom's Only Drawing". Tickets: $7 Pre-Sale Through 1/21/17 and $10 on 1/22/17 and at the door.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sunday at the Hilton

We will be handing out the new Wedding Guide books at the upcoming Bridal Show on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim 777 Convention Center Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 11:00am - 3:00pm Unlike most other bridal show companies, EXPO BRIDAL is committed to providing a wide variety of vendors and not over-saturating any one vendor category. The result of this strategy keeps decision making uncomplicated for brides and also provides our vendors the best opportunity to market their company successfully.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

OC Bridal Show

First Bridal show of the year! Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $12 Admission O.C. Fair Event Center 935 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Don't miss the biggest and best Orange County Bridal Show of the year! 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. We will see you on Saturday in Orange County, or Sunday in Ontario with the new 2017 Wedding Guide books, and our Elegant Wind Waves!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy New Year!

We at The Wedding Guide want to take this opportunity to send warm wishes for much happiness in 2017, and that you and your families are filled with love and good health in the new year. Happy New Year! New Years Weddings Will you be married when the ball drops? Many couples want to begin the new year as man and wife. We celebrate you! Here is some history of the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball, in celebration of the end of the year. Revelers began celebrating New Year's Eve in Times Square as early as 1904, but it was in 1907 that the New Year's Eve Ball made its maiden descent from the flagpole atop One Times Square. The first New Year's Eve Ball, made of iron and wood and adorned with one hundred 25-watt light bulbs, was 5 feet in diameter and weighed 700 pounds. It was built by a young immigrant metalworker named Jacob Starr, and for most of the twentieth century the company he founded, sign maker Artkraft Strauss, was responsible for lowering the ball. As part of the 1907-1908 festivities, waiters in the fabled "lobster palaces" and other deluxe eateries in hotels surrounding Times Square were supplied with battery-powered top hats emblazoned with the numbers "1908" fashioned of tiny light bulbs. At the stroke of midnight, they all "flipped their lids" and the year on their foreheads lit up in conjunction with the numbers "1908" on the parapet of the Times Tower lighting up to signal the arrival of the new year. The Ball has been lowered every year since 1907, with the exceptions of 1942 and 1943, when the ceremony was suspended due to the wartime "dimout" of lights in New York City. Nevertheless, the crowds still gathered in Times Square in those years and greeted the New Year with a minute of silence followed by the ringing of chimes from sound trucks parked at the base of the tower - a harkening-back to the earlier celebrations at Trinity Church, where crowds would gather to "ring out the old, ring in the new." In 1920, a 400 pound ball made entirely of wrought iron replaced the original. In 1955, the iron ball was replaced with an aluminum ball weighing a mere 200 pounds. This aluminum Ball remained unchanged until the 1980s, when red light bulbs and the addition of a green stem converted the Ball into an apple for the "I Love New York" marketing campaign from 1981 until 1988. After seven years, the traditional glowing white Ball with white light bulbs and without the green stem returned to brightly light the sky above Times Square. In 1995, the Ball was upgraded with aluminum skin, rhinestones, strobes, and computer controls, but the aluminum ball was lowered for the last time in 1998. For Times Square 2000, the millennium celebration at the Crossroads of the World, the New Year's Eve Ball was completely redesigned by Waterford Crystal. The new crystal Ball combined the latest in technology with the most traditional of materials, reminding us of our past as we gazed into the future and the beginning of a new millennium.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016