Don't miss one of the region's best bridal expos coming this February! This spectacular expo is sponsored by Real Weddings and will be held at the Bee Bennett house at Sequoia. Meet some of the most experienced bridal professionals in the biz! Plus enjoy fashion shows and some amazing giveaways, including a honeymoon vacation. For more info on this great event visit www.realweddingsmag.com and click on events.
Gold Country Bridal Fair February 19
Looking for something a little more for your toasting glasses than the usual champagne flutes? You will want these stemless champagne glasses. Not only are they more casual, but you can get more champagne in your glass! And we saved the best for last! They are only $12.99 for four glasses at libbey.com! Wow! We love a great deal!!
How will your wear your locks on your wedding day? Looking for a few good ideas? We found a few we would love to share! For long to medium length hair, try a low figure eight chignon accessorized with a fresh flower or jeweled hair pin which is formal but not fussy. Or go with your locks down for a more tousled, sexy look, perfect for a garden wedding. For short hair, poker straight strands (use a flatiron, a side swept bang and a glittery headband or tiara will add glam to this look). Also, face veils are all the rave, and what better way to wear one with a short slicked back do and a face veil.
January is a month of resolutions...give more is a great one to have at the top of the list! We have some ideas for you to give back and help our communities out! First, donate clothes you never wear to your local food bank, books you have already read to your local library or school, and canned foods collecting dust to a shelter. Second, Feed the Hungry. Local food banks are always looking for volunteers, in Roseville, email email@example.com; in Folsom, email firstname.lastname@example.org; in El Dorado county, email info foodbankedc.org. Third, visit a senior. More than 50% of nursing home residents never have visitors; May 13-19 is National nursing home week. Fourth, start putting your spare change in the charity boxes at the grocery store. Fifth, volunteer! For opportunities in your area, check out www.handsonsacto.org and type in your zip code. Last but not least, adopt a furry friend. Stop by an animal shelter and take home a new best friend!
How fun is it to do a trial run with makeup colors and wedding gowns? We found an easy way to try on many makeup colors and gowns all from the click of a button and from your own home! Then once you find what you like, this can save major time when you are really out shopping for that dress and you can tell your makeup artist more of what you like and don't like. Once you visit the website, it is best to upload a photo to get a better idea of how everything will look with your skin tone and hair. Have fun in the online dressing room and beauty salon! Go to Brides.com/makeover.
What will you do with all the new food recipes you are gathering? If you had a bridal shower you may have gotten some new recipes from your guests. Your hubby-to-be may have some fave recipes he will want you to make from his childhood too! Either way, you will accumulate a ton of family, in-laws and even friends' amazing recipes. So instead of throwing them in folders or even binders, why not create a custom cookbook for your best recipes that you can keep forever? Visit www.simplycookbook.com/BR1 to get started!
Now that you are engaged and ready to fill your home with things you and your hubby-to-be like...we found some fabulous vintage photos at condenaststore.com/brides. Some of these fun prints are from magazines like Vogue, Mademoiselle and more. And these prints date back to the early to mid 1900's. Shop online with your hubby-to-be and check out this unique vintage collection and choose one you both like. Plus, SAVE 25% by using the code BRIDES25 at checkout! Happy shopping!
Sunday, January, 22 2012 • Other Events • by Dynamite Weddings
Grab a few friends for this fun culinary adult night out! This is a must do! For one night only on January 29, El Dorado County's finest chefs will offer the opportunity to become an El Dorado epicurean. These amazing chefs have come up with several different itineraries to choose from. There are 6 different adventures to choose from - apps at one restaurant, soups and salad at another location, entrees at another and dessert at another. It should be quite the culinary experience! Go to visiteldorado.com for more info and ticket purchases. Bon Appetit!
Saturday, January, 21 2012 • Workshops • by Dynamite Weddings
Are you ready for a fun bridal workshop? What better way to get fresh new ideas for your upcoming wedding? The first annual bridal workshop at Helwig Winery in Plymouth is coming! Not only will you get some great ideas for your wedding, but you will have a chance to meet wedding professionals face to face. They will have tasty apps and yummy wine, giveaways and contests for you brides! If you are one of the first 20 brides to register, admission is FREE!!! For more details, visit helwigwinery.com/.
Bridal Workshop Helwig Winery
Admission is $20
Looking to add some bling to your wedding locks? If you are a gal who can pull off your wedding hair swept up into a bun, this definitely defines high style. And why not finish your bun by surrounding it with some bling? A head band wrapped around the bun will add that elegance you need. And if a bun is not quite your thing, you can still add bling to your locks with a gorgeous hair comb. Try wearing your hair in a way you still feel comfortable but with more beauty and elegance. If you wear it down or partially up, you can add hair combs or clips for that added touch of glamour. Check out more hair accessories at hautebride.com.
Have you met Monica and Marvin yet? These two have the best insight on everything weddings from the wedding checklist to fancy wedding ideas. They might look like a couple of monkeys, but they know their fare share about your big wedding day! Marvin likes to take the wedding planner duties and Monica comes up with clever wedding ideas, but also keeps everyone on track with her amazing wedding checklist. These two are always open to questions and willing to help at anytime!