Monday, June 29, 2015

Wedding Traditions

Many couples prefer a traditional religious ceremony, though some people depart from custom. Some even write their own wedding service. A traditional marriage ceremony begins with the bridesmaids and ushers walking slowly down a center aisle to the altar. They stand on each side of the altar throughout the ceremony. The groom enters and waits for the bride at the altar. The bride then walks down the aisle with her father, another male relative, or a family friend. She wears a white dress and veil and carries a bouquet. At the altar, the bride and groom exchange marriage vows and accept each other as husband and wife. The groom puts a wedding ring on the ring finger of the bride's left hand, and the bride may also give the groom a ring. After the ceremony, the bride and groom kiss and then leave down the main aisle. People of many backgrounds follow the traditional wedding ceremony, but certain religious groups add their own features to it. For example, different Protestant groups have their own versions of the ceremony. Many Roman Catholic weddings take place during a Mass, and the bride and groom receive Holy Communion. Most Jewish weddings are held under a special canopy that represents the couple's future home. At the end of the ceremony, an empty glass or other breakable object is placed on the floor and the groom breaks it with his foot. This act symbolizes the destruction of the ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and reminds the couple that a marriage can also break if it is not protected. Mormon weddings are held privately in Mormon temples. Only church members in good standing can attend these ceremonies. Mormons believe that marriage and family life continue after death. A Quaker man and woman marry at a public gathering where they declare their commitment to each other. Quakers believe that God makes a couple husband and wife, and so a minister or other official is not required. Many wedding customs have been popular since ancient times. For example, Roman brides probably wore veils more than 2,000 years ago. Bridal veils became popular in the United Kingdom and the New World during the late 1700's. The custom of giving a wedding ring dates back to the ancient Romans. The roundness of the ring probably represents eternity, and the presentation of wedding rings symbolizes that the man and woman are united forever. Wearing the wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand is another old custom. People once thought that a vein or nerve ran directly from this finger to the heart. An old superstition says that a bride can ensure good luck by wearing "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue." Another superstition is that it is bad luck for a bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony on their wedding day. After many weddings, the guests throw rice at the bride and groom as a wish for children and good fortune. Rice was once a symbol of fertility, happiness, and long life. The bride may toss her bouquet to the unmarried female guests. The woman who catches the flowers will supposedly be the next to marry. This custom probably started in France in the 1300's. The bride may also throw her garter to the unmarried men. The man who catches it will supposedly be the next male to marry.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fundraiser to Feed Our Children

We are proud to have our Wind Waves at the entrance this Sunday, June 28, 2015 at a Fundraiser to Feed Our Children at The White House in Anaheim. What a great cause! Thank you so much to Bruno and Mamma Caterina, and all of their helpers!! MEET CHEF BRUNO SERATO The only chef in the world serving 1,200 underprivileged children warm dinners, every night. Named one of CNN's 10 Heroes of the Year and featured in magazines (People, Elle, Vogue, Riviera), television ("CBS Evening News, " CNN, Univision) and newspapers (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, OC Register) countless times. He was honored on the steps of the U.S. Capitol with a humanitarian award and perhaps his highest honor was being knighted by the Italian Government, earning him the title, Sir Bruno Serato. Today, he continues to run his highly successful Italian steakhouse and extends his generosity to many other nonprofits besides Caterina’s Club. IT ALL STARTED WITH MAMMA CATERINA In 2005, Bruno and his mother, Caterina, visited the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim down the street from his restaurant (Anaheim White House), where his mother noticed that there was a 6-year old boy eating potato chips for dinner, because his family couldn't afford a proper meal. Caterina insisted that Bruno make some pasta for the child. They soon realized that there were many more of these hungry 'motel children', so Bruno began making pasta for 72 children, 5 nights a week, giving birth to our program “Feeding the Kids in America”. Today, that event has expanded to feeding nearly 1,200 children, 5 nights a week. Frustrated that feeding the children was not enough, Bruno began a second program called “Welcome Home”, where we provide qualified families, living in the dark environment of a motel, with the necessary resources to move into the safety and stability of an apartment or condo.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dana Point Bridal Affair

Events by Cori Upcoming Bridal Affair Saturday, June 20, 2015 • 11:00am - 2:00pm Dana Point Yacht Club 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point 92629 Champagne, Appetizers, Cake Tasting & Raffle RSVP for Complimentary Admission & Parking 949.322.1091 •

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wine & Paint Party

OC Brides June 2015 Bridal Networking Event Perfect for Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties and more! Join OC Brides and contribute to a collaborative OC Brides Masterpiece while sipping wine, tasting chocolate and paired appetizers. Pinot's Palette 2479 Park Avenue Tustin, CA 92782 Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pinot's Palette is the upscale Paint. Drink. Have Fun destination in Tustin where anyone can be a Picasso. No art experience required! In two or three hours you can create any number of our festive, whimsical and pretty paintings. You can follow our artists' direction at the front of the class, or or let your creative juices flow and create your own masterpiece! We have public group painting classes as well as private events, and are known for our fun, enthusiastic atmosphere. Drink in one hand, paint brush in the other, and music pumpin' to get you groovin'! Come experience a fun night out at Pinot's Palette in Tustin! Special Guest Speaker: Alan Katz Get More Reviews, Get More Business RSVP at (714) 970-6380 •

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bridal & Trunk Shows

Come see our Wind Waves in action, and pick up a Wedding Guide this Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the O.C. Fair Center, in Orange County 935 Arlington Costa Mesa, CA 92626 __AND__ Hayley Paige Trunk Show June 12-14, 2015 at Blush Bridal Couture OC's Newest Hot Spot! 13011 Newport Ave Ste. 111, Tustin Call for Appointment (714) 573-8000

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June Bridal Shows

Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $12 Admission Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel, 300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Centrally located to all that Los Angeles has to offer, Redondo Beach is the place to be. Our hotel's location is seven miles from LAX and is convenient to El Segundo, Torrance and Manhattan Beach. Save time. Shop and compare 75 Los Angeles County wedding products and service vendors. Be sure to visit these preferred wedding professionals for unique offers and packages. JUNE 7, 2015 LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER Grand Ballroom - 2nd Level 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802 Show Hours: 11am - 3pm Fashion Show: 1pm 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!