Friday, May 30, 2014

Bridal Event Wednesday Evening

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wedding Ceremony Timeline

Ceremony Sequence of Events Take note of the order and timing of the following events… 1. Seating of the Guests Pre-ceremonial music as the ushers seat the guests. Music usually begins 15 minutes before the ceremony. 2. Seating of Parents After the guests are present and seated, the groom’s parents are escorted to their seats. The bride’s mother is the last to be seated. The bride’s father is waiting with the bride. 3. Groom Takes His Place The officiant, ushers, best man and groom take their positions. 4. Attendants’ Procession The processional music for the bridesmaids, maid or matron of honor, flower girl & ring bearer, begins as they are ready to walk down the aisle. 5. Bridal Procession Following the attendants, the bride’s father offers the bride his right arm as they begin down the aisle. Music is played and the guests rise in honor of the bride. 6. The Exchange of Vows Traditional vows may be exchanged or you may write your own personal vows to recite. 7. Music With Ceremony Music is played during the candle-lighting or other non-verbal portion of the ceremony. 8. The Ring Exchange Be sure to know where your rings are before you go down the aisle! 9. The Kiss Have Fun! 10. The Introductions At the end of the ceremony, the officiant may introduce the newlyweds to the guests as the new Mr. & Mrs. 11. The Recessional The bride and groom lead the wedding party back down the aisle.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy 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. Enjoy your freedom while celebrating this Memorial Day weekend, and remember the sacrifices so many brave Americans have made, and are still making today, so that you can relax and enjoy the Holiday weekend how ever YOU choose.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Long Beach Bridal show

Bridal Showplace Bridal Show, May 18, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, 90802 Bridal Showplace has been bringing Brides and top Wedding Professionals together for 18 years and over 100 amazing bridal shows! We are also the LARGEST & LONGEST RUNNING bridal show in Long Beach/South Bay. At our shows you will find some of Southern CA most distinguished wedding professionals offering every product and service to make your Dream Wedding a Reality! 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. Grooms are special too - at each event we hold a separate "Groom's Only Drawing". Contact info: (562) 924-2048 •

Monday, May 12, 2014

Wednesday Bridal Event

Help us to celebrate our one-year anniversary on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Southern California Wedding Center, 2922 E. Chapman Ave., Suite 202, Orange 92689, Services within the center include: Brides & Bridesmaids Formal Wear, Event Planning, Floral Design, Custom Cakes, Photo Booths, DJ Entertainment, Event Lighting, Photography, Honeymoon Travel and more! Because weddings are so personal it is important to find the right vendors to work together with, in order to get the most important day planned and arranged. We are a group of wedding professionals that have come together in an effort to provide you with a single location to plan your big day. The Southern California Wedding Center is host to a number of professionals eager to earn your trust and business. Our center offers Event Planning, Wedding Entertainment (DJ/MC), Floral Design, Custom Cakes, Travel Planning, Photography, Photo Booths, Wedding Dresses and Formal Wear in house. Each of our professionals can access a host of other resources to help you plan your special day , through their professional acquaintances, and years of experience. We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you in the very near future to assist you in any way we can, and of course wish you the very best in your pursuit of the ultimate engagement of your life, your wedding. See you at the Southern California Wedding Center! Look for our Elegant Wind Waves...admission is FREE, RSVP at (714) 647-1605

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day Bridal Event

May 11th 2014 (Mother's Day) 2:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm Wedding Wonderland Event, We are creating an Upscale Wedding Showcase Experience for Vendors and Brides alike! Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort 616 W Convention Way Anaheim, CA 92802 The Wedding Wonderland Event is an exclusive luxury showcase of premier wedding vendors that exceed the normal expectations of any bride-to-be! All hand-selected with the highest standards in mind. Meet many of the finest companies to help you plan your dream wedding. Enjoy the spectacular display of cakes, wedding dresses, tuxedos, rental decor, floral arrangements, and more! Also get a first hand peak of the latest trends in wedding gowns, and tuxedos! We will have many vendors featuring “Day of Show” promotions and other giveaways that you WILL NOT want to miss! SHOW HIGHLIGHT: $10,000 Wedding Trunk will be given away to 1 Lucky Bride! Pre Register by purchasing tickets online to enter! Bridal Show Website: Email: Event Line: (206-600-2230)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Your Story of Romance

Attention All Brides... We want to hear your story! How did you first meet, what was your first date, and how did you get engaged? Submit your unique story thru our Wedding Guide app. It’s always fun to share information with other Brides-to-Be, and everyone has a different story about how they first met, and became engaged. Share your story to post on our app next month, and read other stories from local engaged couples. Optional: Include a photo of the two of you Wedding date We will post up to 5 stories on our Wedding Guide app next month. Check back to see if your story is posted, and read other local couples stories of romance. Here is my story of “Happily Ever After”… My husband and I knew each other growing up. His parents and my parents were good friends. We were just friends, and had never thought about each other romantically. We didn't see each other very much in our early twenties, then reconnected after a few years. We immediately were attracted to each other, both single at the time, and we quickly became a couple. It was a natural fit, since we had many of the same friends. We went camping at Yosemite, which is now our favorite place to camp. He talked me into hiking to the top of Half Dome. It is a long, grueling hike, with the last few hundred feet going straight up the rock, with cables to help you get up to the very top of the granite rock, which is Half Dome. After reaching the top, we were sitting and resting, admiring the view, when he turned to me out of the blue, took my hand and surprised me by saying casually, "Well, we made it all the way to the top. You did great, so I have to ask, "Will you Marry Me"? Of course I said yes and the rest is history, but looking back I keep thinking, "Wow, I really had to work hard for that proposal!" We have been together for 24 years, we are still a happily married couple, and have raised a beautiful daughter, so I would say it was definitely worth the hike!! We can't wait to hear all of your special stories! Download our Wedding Guide app from the Apple store online, search TheWeddingGuide, with no spaces, and we are number one. Submit your photo and unique engagement story through our app, or e-mail it to:

Bridal Show this Sunday

Premier Bridal Show Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 100 The City Drive in Orange, CA 92868 Show Hours are 11 am - 3 pm About the DoubleTree by Hilton Anaheim Orange County . . . Offering upscale accommodations and amenities at our full-service hotels and resorts, Doubletree can accommodate weddings of all sizes. With spacious ballrooms, exquisite cuisine and expert attention to detail (714) 572 -1363