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Julie Vino Trunk Show at The White Dress

Brides-to-be, mark your calendars for January 30-February 2, 2015, because there’s a trunk show coming you’re not going to want to miss! Tel Aviv based wedding dress designer Julie Vino is showcasing her incredibly stunning 2015 Collection exclusively at The White Dress and let me tell you, these gowns are something truly special. Just take a peek below.

Handmade of the finest European fabrics and Parisian laces, these breathtakingly romantic gowns are unlike anything you’ve ever seen! The trunk show will feature the Julie Vino Provence Collection 2015 as well as some of the most requested styles from the Orchid and Ceasaria Collections.  Not only will brides get the chance to try on these stunning gowns, but there is also a 10% discount for styles purchased during trunk show appointments!

Brides are flying in from across the country to get the chance to try on a Julie Vino wedding dress, so be sure to book your appointment! Head over here to see exactly which gowns will be featured at the trunk show and to choose a time slot. Contact Brielle at The White Dress at 949.723.0121 with any questions. Happy dress hunting, my dears.


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Los Angeles Winter White Bridal Event + A Discount!

LA brides, I have some seriously amazing weekend plans for you! This Sunday, November 16, 2014, the Glam Bridal Los Angeles Winter White Event is being held at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles. Showcasing incredible wedding vendors and a fabulous fashion show, this event is a must-see.

This unique show will feature cake tasting from famed Hansen’s Cakes, dance demonstrations by Emma Mesrobian, food + candy buffet tastings and a fashion show featuring Dolly CoutureMichelle Hébert and Friar Tux Menswear! Brides will get to try on their favorite Dolly Couture dresses at the show, and if they stop by the Dolly Couture table, they’ll get $100 off a gown if ordered in November! Couples will also have the chance to meet incredible vendors such as Mariela Campbell PhotographyThe best part? The first 100 ticketed guests will receive goody bags as well as coupons for $5 off a $25 purchase at the venue’s marketplace.

The Winter White Event is the final Glam Bridal show of the year  — so don’t miss out! Parking is free, and the show runs from 11am until 3pm with the fashion show starting at 1:30pm.  In celebration of the theme of the event, guests are asked to wear white. And get this — guests can get $5 off the $10 ticket price with code CRAFTED (click here to purchase).  Have fun, SMPers!


Upcoming Trunk Shows at JLM Couture Flagship Salon

Sometimes I think about how fabulous getting to plan another wedding would be — especially if it meant dress shopping at the amazing JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood. Known for their incredible selection of gowns and top-notch service, JLM is a first-stop when it comes to picking out the white dress.  This November, they’re hosting three incredible trunk shows that are not to be missed!

From November 7-9, 2014 JLM Couture will host a Hayley Paige show with designs straight from the 2015 spring collection as well as a designer appearance by Hayley Paige. The Alvina Valenta collection will be featured from November 14-16, 2014 with a designer appearance by Jessica Williams and from November 21-23, 2014 the Lazaro trunk show will take place with a designer appearance by Lazaro! I mean, does it get more amazing than that?! Not only do these shows showcase off-the-runway designs by some of the industry’s top designers, but you’ll also get to take advantage of special pricing!

Finding your dress at a trunk show definitely has its advantages (spoken from a past bride who bought at a trunk show!). JLM Couture is offering brides who purchase their gown at any of the three November shows a 10% discount! To request your appointment, head over here or call 424.249.3909!


(once like a spark) photography + A Discount!

Here at SMP, we get a little bit giddy when we run across a vendor that takes our breath away. Case in point? (once like a spark) photography. Based in San Diego, Los Angeles + Northern California, this boutique-style photography company creates photos that are truly different — timelessly beautiful with a touch of whimsy and a whole lot of charm.

When you work with (once like a spark) photography, you’re not only signing on with an amazing photographer, but also with a team of wedding experts (in-house planner, editor, etc.) that will seamlessly guide you through the process. Knowing that your wedding photos will be some of your most treasured memories, (once like a spark) photography not only captures you and your honey to perfection, but makes sure you’re totally comfortable on your big day, knows how to schedule everything to get the perfect light and edits beautifully to make sure the final product is picture perfect.

For a ton more information and to book your big day with (once like a spark) photography, head over to their website. OH, there’s more! Just for our SMP readers, (once like a spark) photography is offering either $200 off your package or a free engagement session for the month of November! Be sure to mention SMP California when filling out the contact form to redeem discount. 


Vintage Chic Wedding in Downtown Los Angeles

The couple in this next film seem to have it all: good friends, loving family, and killer style. Set at Cicada Restaurant, the two said “I do” in a vintage chic fashion, and we have the heartwarming video shot by Blue Kite Cinema here for your viewing pleasure. Check it out!


From Blue Kite CinemaLindsay + Alex were so much fun- from the moment we got to the hotel and Lindsay called us saying, “get up here, let’s get this party started” to the photo session at Union Station in LA when Alex was holding the photo light and playfully shining it at Lindsay, we were laughing the whole time. The ceremony was laid out “in the round” at the Cicada Club which was a very different way to capture their special moments and made for some awesome footage. And the best part of the story is that we got to do something a bit different with them. We had Lindsay’s three kids and her niece help narrate the story of Lindsay + Alex. It is absolutely adorable. I guess kids really do ‘say the darndest things’. Watch and see!

Photography: Dani Mac | Videography: Blue Kite Cinema | Planner: Sherri Mosher | Floral Design: Gilly Flowers | Wedding Dress: Angelina Faccenda | Ceremony Venue: Cicada | Reception Venue: Cicada | Shoes: Enzo Angiolini | Makeup: Mary Donovan | Hair: Elizabeth Cantore | DJ: RedShoe | Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes

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