Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Attendants' Responsibilities

Your Attendants duties include but are not limited to the following: Maid or Matron of Honor: Acts as official witness. Usually signs marriage license. Helps bride select attendants’ attire and colors. Assists at bridal showers, gift openings, and records gifts. Helps bride dress and prepare for ceremony. Holds bouquet, rearranges veil and train during ceremony. Assists bride in changing to going-away apparel. May arrange for gown cleaning or bouquet preservation. __NEXT__ Best Man: Acts as official witness. Usually signs marriage license. Helps arrange pre-wedding festivities that honor the groom. Attends and assists groom throughout wedding day. Carries rings and wedding license to the ceremony. Oversees ushers’ functions. Toastmaster at bridal table. Drives wedding car, if no limousine. Returns groom’s rental formal wear along with his own. __NEXT__ Bridesmaids: Help arrange showers and attend all pre-wedding festivities. Assist in making reception favors/filling rice bags. May light candles, attend guest book, gifts, etc. __NEXT__ Groomsmen/Ushers: Attend pre-wedding festivities that honor the groom. Groomsmen escort bridesmaids during ceremonies and reception. Ushers greet and seat all guests. Unroll aisle runner. Also distribute maps, drive cars, run errands, attend or move gifts. __NEXT__ Flower Girl: Precedes the bride down the aisle, tossing flower petals. Her dress may complement the bridesmaids, or the bride. __ AND LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST__ Ring Bearer/Page: Precedes bride down the aisle, bearing actual rings or replica rings secured to a satin pillow. Escorts flower girl. Apparel complements groomsmen, groom, or flower girl.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The FIFTH Anniversary Party

Join us in celebrating The FIFTH's ONE YEAR Anniversary! Because you’ve been a continuous support throughout this journey, we want to invite you to be a part of this special occasion. Starting at noon, join us for complimentary tastings and giveaways; plus get a first look at the Disneyland® Resort's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride opening from the best view in town! At 5pm enjoy live performances by Top Tribute Bands throughout the night. Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with our fully stocked bar of local brews and specialty cocktails and be one of the first to try our newly crafted menu that is sure to take our one-of-a-kind rooftop restaurant to new heights. Stay until the end and experience an incredible view of the nation’s best firework show. The celebration starts at 12pm and goes all night. A $25 ticket gives guests red carpet admission into the venue, complimentary tastings from our drink vendors and giveaways (while supplies last), plus live entertainment all night long. Show up in your best dressy-casual attire and raise a glass with us as we celebrate our first year as Anaheim's only rooftop restaurant and bar!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

ABC Long Beach/South Bay

Join the Association of Bridal Consultants South Bay | Long Beach Chapter's All Members Meeting on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 as we sip bubbles, network, and learn about Labor Laws with a special presentation by Maria Ana Vitale, J.D. Deputy Labor Commissioner (retired) of Los Angeles.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Enjoy Mother's Day

We hope everyone finds a special way to remember your Mother this weekend. Besides the Bride, the Mother of the Bride is one of the most important people at any Wedding. Mother's Day is set apart every year in honor of motherhood. On the second Sunday in May, many families and churches make a special point of honoring mothers. Many people follow the custom of wearing a carnation on Mother's Day. A colored carnation means that a person's mother is living. A white carnation indicates that a person's mother is dead. A day for honoring mothers was observed many years ago in England. It was called Mothering Sunday, and came in mid-Lent. Yugoslavs and people in other nations have observed similar days. Julia Ward Howe made the first known suggestion for a Mother's Day in the United States in 1872. She suggested that people observe a Mother's Day on June 2 as a day dedicated to peace. For several years, she held an annual Mother's Day meeting in Boston. Mary Towles Sasseen, a Kentucky schoolteacher, started conducting Mother's Day celebrations in 1887. Frank E. Hering of South Bend, Ind., launched a campaign for the observance of Mother's Day in 1904. Three years later, Anna Jarvis of Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia, began a campaign for a nationwide observance of Mother's Day. She chose the second Sunday in May, and began the custom of wearing a carnation. On May 10, 1908, churches in Grafton and Philadelphia held Mother's Day celebrations. The service at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton honored the memory of Anna Jarvis' own mother, Mrs. Anna Reeves Jarvis. At the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1912, a delegate from Andrews Church introduced a resolution recognizing Anna Jarvis as the founder of Mother's Day. It suggested that the second Sunday in May be observed as Mother's Day. Mother's Day received national recognition on May 9, 1914. On that day, President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution of Congress recommending that Congress and the executive departments of the federal government observe Mother's Day. The next year, President Wilson was authorized to proclaim Mother's Day an annual national observance. Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 5th celebrations

May 5 has arrived, and with it come extravagant Cinco de Mayo celebrations around the country. The day is widely recognized as a time to drink margaritas, eat guacamole and celebrate Mexico's cultural heritage, many people know relatively little about the true meaning of the Mexican holiday. To clear up some misconceptions, here are some important facts about the celebration of heritage and culture. It’s not Mexican Independence Day. Mexican Independence Day is celebrated September 16. Cinco de Mayo, on the other hand, honors the Battle of Puebla that took place May 5, 1862. During the battle, also known as El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla, a group of only 2,000 Mexicans was outnumbered by 10,000 French troops. But only 100 Mexican soldiers died, while the French lost about 500 in the battle. Cinco de Mayo translates to the Fifth of May. The holiday is celebrated more in the United States than elsewhere. Though it’s heralded as a Mexican tradition, the holiday is a far bigger deal in the U.S, especially in regions with large Mexican-American populations. In Mexico, the largest celebrations take place in Puebla and Veracruz, where military re-enactments are held. One of the most popular dishes eaten in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo is mole poblano, a thick chocolate sauce served over meats and other items. Some favorite recipes include chalupas, or fried tortillas, and chiles en nogada, or peppers stuffed and fried. The world’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration takes place in Los Angeles. Known as the Festival de Fiesta Broadway, the 2017 event was expected to bring an estimated 300,000 people. The U.S. drinks an exorbitant amount of tequila to celebrate the holiday. In 2014, Americans bought 12.3 million cases of tequila for Cinco de Mayo, twice as much as was consumed in Mexico, according to the Daily Meal. About 43 percent of all cocktails ordered on the holiday in the U.S. were margaritas. Americans also eat a ton of avocados on the holiday. More than 81 million avocados are consumed on Cinco de Mayo, according to the California Avocado Commission!