Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wedding Expo this Sunday

We will be at the Bridal show on Sunday June 2, 2013 - 11:00 to 3:00 at the Crowne Plaza Resort Anaheim 12021 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove/Anaheim Here's your opportunity to find all the services you'll need for your wedding and in one of the most beautiful locations in all of O.C. you will actually get an opportunity to speak one on one with top wedding professionals in a more relaxed and less hectic enviroment. Get expert advice and plan with the best in the business to make your dream wedding come true. All the vendors exhibiting are among the best in the business and are willing and able to work within your budget. Just speak to them in detail about your specific needs and they'll be glad to help out. FEATURES OF THE SHOW: Live Gown Fashion Show -Delicious Food and Cake Samples -Free Chair Massages -Special vendor giveaways -Wide Variety of Unique Vendor Services -Live Demonstrations and Expert Advice -Free Goodie Bags, Magazines and Discounts (213) 272- 0748 www.expobridal.com

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bridal show at Portofino this Wednesday

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Portofino Hotel & Marina 260 Portofino Way Redondo Beach, CA Show Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm Showcasing Southern California's top wedding professionals for all your wedding planning needs. Shop, compare and get insights and advice from the leading wedding experts. Preview new ideas and fresh styles. Taste gourmet cake and cuisine, see fashion, enjoy music/entertainment and take advantage of show discounts and giveaways. Have fun while discovering the best options to make your dream wedding come true! Don't wait in line, buy your tickets today! Friends, Family and Fianc├ęs are encouraged to attend! (714) 572 -1363 www.PremierBridalShows.com

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Weddings on Memorial Day weekend

Congratulations to all the couples getting married on this Memorial Day weekend! Memorial Day, also called Decoration Day, is a patriotic holiday in the United States. It is a day to honor Americans who gave their lives for their country. Originally, Memorial Day honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). The holiday now also honors those who died in any war while serving the United States. Memorial Day is a legal holiday in most states. Most Northern States and some Southern States observe Memorial Day the last Monday in May. This date was made a federal holiday by a law that became effective in 1971. Most of the Southern States also have their own days for honoring the Confederate dead. Mississippi celebrates the last Monday in April as Confederate Memorial Day. Alabama celebrates on the fourth Monday in April. Georgia observes this holiday on April 26. North Carolina and South Carolina celebrate it on May 10. Virginia observes the holiday on the last Monday in May. Louisiana observes it on June 3, and Tennessee has a holiday called Confederate Decoration Day on that date. Texas celebrates Confederate Heroes Day on January 19. Observance. On Memorial Day, people place flowers and flags on the graves of military personnel. Many organizations, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and fraternal groups, march in military parades and take part in special programs. These programs often include the reading of Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address." Memorials are often dedicated on this day. Military exercises and special programs are held at Gettysburg National Military Park and at the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. In addition, to honor those who died at sea, some United States ports organize ceremonies in which miniature ships filled with flowers are set afloat on the water. Since the end of World War I, Memorial Day has also been Poppy Day. Volunteers sell small, red artificial poppies in order to help disabled veterans. In recent years, the custom has grown in most families to decorate the graves of loved ones on Memorial Day. History. Several communities claim to have originated Memorial Day. But in 1966, the U.S. government proclaimed Waterloo, New York, the birthplace of the holiday. The people of Waterloo first observed Memorial Day on May 5, 1866, to honor soldiers killed in the American Civil War. Businesses closed, and people decorated soldiers' graves and flew flags at half-mast. Major General John A. Logan in 1868 named May 30 as a special day for honoring the graves of Union soldiers. Logan served as commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans of the Civil War. They had charge of Memorial Day celebrations in the Northern States for many years. The American Legion took over this duty after World War I.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bridal Event at Crevier Cars

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Crevier Classic Cars 365 Clinton Street Costa Mesa Crevier Classic Cars event venue is perfect for weddings and special events. Close to 100 privately owned classic, exotic, and rare vehicles are on display providing a timeless backdrop and unparalleled setting for that special event. In addition to the main event space, enjoy the beautifully decorated Ladies and Gentleman's lounge awarded the prestigious Calibre Award for architectural design. Savor the Creations from some of So Cal's best caterers including Mi CA Pollos, Tiscareno's Catering, and Amazing Cake Creations Enjoy the sounds of Classic Cuts DJ's Make Memories with our featured photographer and Photobooth See and smell the beauty of Elegant Wind Waves, Taylor Made Events, and Exotica Designs Special deals from Diana & Company Jewelry Designs, Origami Owl, Premier Bridal Shows, and more! Pick up your complimentary copy of The Wedding Guide raffle prizes include Groom's Tungsten Ring from Diana & Co. Jewelry Designs (Value $300) $25 Dinner certificate from OC Brides and more! (714) 970-6380 • www.ocbrides.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Free tickets for Bridal show

If you are a Bride or Groom To Be or know of someone who is...Come meet us at The Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Bridal Showplace Wedding Expo on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 11am - 3pm. So, come by, check out our Wind Waves, and stop by our booth to say "HI"and pick up a Wedding Guide book. Be my guest at the show! I get 10 Brides in for Free! Go to www.bridalshowplace.net/freetickets.html and put (Your Company Name) in the Promotion Code line by Saturday 5-18-13 at 5pm. Bridal Showplace will send the first ten Brides from my company a Free Bride Admission...Will you be my guest?

Monday, May 13, 2013

May Bridal shows

Blush Bridal Couture OC's Newest Hot Spot! Upcoming Bridal Trunk Show Haute Bride Jewelry Trunk Show May 17, 18 & 19, 2013 Discounts and extra incentives offered throughout the weekend! 13011 Newport Ave Ste. 111, Tustin Call for Appointment (714) 573-8000 www.blushbridalcoutureoc.com ___AND in Long Beach___ Bridal Showplace Bridal Show, Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:00am - 3:00pm Hyatt Regency Hotel 200 S Pine Ave Long Beach, CA 90802 At our shows you will find an average of 100+ of Southern CA most distinguished wedding professionals offering every product and service for your wedding. Each event offers a variety of on-site features, such as: cake tasting, hors d'oeuvres, mini massages, beauty makeovers, entertainment and live performances. 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. (562) 924-2048 • www.bridalshowplace.net

Monday, May 6, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, Mother's Day was not conceived and fine-tuned in the boardroom of Hallmark. The earliest tributes to mothers date back to the annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele. Christians celebrated this festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honor of Mary, mother of Christ. In England this holiday was expanded to include all mothers and was called Mothering Sunday. In the United States, Mother's Day started nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community, a cause she believed would be best advocated by mothers. She called it "Mother's Work Day." Fifteen years later, Julia Ward Howe, a Boston poet, pacifist, suffragist, and author of the lyrics to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," organized a day encouraging mothers to rally for peace, since she believed they bore the loss of human life more harshly than anyone else. In 1905 when Anna Jarvis died, her daughter, also named Anna, began a campaign to memorialize the life work of her mother. Legend has it that young Anna remembered a Sunday school lesson that her mother gave in which she said, "I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother's day. There are many days for men, but none for mothers." Anna began to lobby prominent businessmen like John Wannamaker, and politicians including Presidents Taft and Roosevelt to support her campaign to create a special day to honor mothers. At one of the first services organized to celebrate Anna's mother in 1908, at her church in West Virginia, Anna handed out her mother's favorite flower, the white carnation. Five years later, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution calling for officials of the federal government to wear white carnations on Mother's Day. In 1914 Anna's hard work paid off when Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother's Day as a national holiday. At first, people observed Mother's Day by attending church, writing letters to their mothers, and eventually, by sending cards, presents, and flowers. With the increasing gift-giving activity associated with Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis became enraged. She believed that the day's sentiment was being sacrificed at the expense of greed and profit. In 1923 she filed a lawsuit to stop a Mother's Day festival, and was even arrested for disturbing the peace at a convention selling carnations for a war mother's group. Before her death in 1948, Jarvis is said to have confessed that she regretted ever starting the mother's day tradition. Despite Jarvis's misgivings, Mother's Day has flourished in the United States. In fact, the second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, and telephone lines record their highest traffic, as sons and daughters everywhere take advantage of this day to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers.