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Plan Your Dream Wedding at the Luxe Bridal Show

There are bridal shows, and then there are events like the Luxe Bridal Show – an amazing get-together at Claremont Club & Spa that will take your planning to an entirely new level.  Think tasty cocktails, fabulous vendors and a special guest appearance by the planning genius himself, David Tutera.  It’s a non-stop day of inspiration happening on Sunday, April 10th.  Get your tickets HERE, my friends.

With over $25,000 in prize giveaways and a crazy gorgeous selection of cakes, wedding dresses, tuxedos, rental decor, florals and more, the Luxe Bridal Show is everything you’ll ever need to plan your dream day. I’m talking yummy tastings, a fully stocked bar, inspiring vendors and chic attire that is the definition of must-see.  Not to mention the ah-mazing Day of Show promotions + awesome giveaways. Oh, did I mention David Tutera’s special guest appearance?!?  Sooo amazing.

What are you waiting for, loves?  Pre-register for the Luxe Bridal Show by purchasing tickets HERE and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $10,000 Wedding Trunk.  Then mark your calendars for the best thing you’ll do while planning your Big Day.  Seriously… do.not.delay.

Photography: Clane Gessel | Wedding Dresses: La Soie Bridal | Venue: Claremont Club & Spa | Bridal Showcase: Luxe Bridal Show


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Classic Wedding at The Berkeley City Club + A Giveaway!

When it comes to booking your vendor dream team, finding that perfect photographer is a pretty big deal. They capture the moments you’ll treasure forever, and that’s where Magnolia Weddings comes in. In the words of Erich of Magnolia, “I love bringing the couple’s story to life in their images,” and that’s exactly what he did for this sweet couple wed at the Berkeley City Club. Get lost in the gallery and don’t miss a major Magnolia Weddings giveaway below.

From Magnolia Weddings... This wedding took place at a California Historic Landmark, the Berkeley City Club. The historical society designation says that architect Julia Morgan’s “Moorish and Gothic elements created a landmark of California design.”

Not only was there distinctive architecture as the backdrop but the library, courtyard and pool all added to the elegance of the wedding. The courtyard provided a great romantic spot for the bride and groom’s first look. The library was perfect for the groom and groomsmen to hang out and drink scotch in while they waited for the ceremony.

The couple met at a crossfit class–in fact the groom was the instructor. I think the story of ‘law school student finds love at the crossfit gym’ is the perfect set up to a romantic comedy. At the wedding they enjoyed themselves throughout, making each other laugh and having a great time dancing with friends and family.


The Prize: Magnolia Weddings is giving away the winner’s choice of either a deluxe engagement portrait session (within a 40 mile radius of San Francisco) or $400 off a wedding package!

To Enter: Simply visit Magnolia Weddings and leave a comment below telling us which style wedding (rustic, modern, classic, etc.) most closely matches your own style.

To Win: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, January 29.

Terms & Conditions: Can be found right here.


Photography: Magnolia Weddings | Ceremony Venue: Berkeley City Club | Reception Venue: Berkeley City Club

Weddings Unveiled

Let’s talk about the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase for a moment, shall we?  That totally fabulous + totally inspirational gathering of wedding experts happening at the Embarcadero Center on September 13th.  Think a one-stop wedding shop with everything you’ll ever need to make that dream day a reality. Can’t wait to attend?  All you have to do is RSVP.

From an awesome fashion show from Bridal Galleria to free yummies from Kara’s Cupcakes to live music from DJ Twin Spin and Musical Heart Strings, the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase brings together the best and brightest in the wedding industry under one incredibly beautiful setting.  Imagine an entire day of talking shop with one wedding expert after another (hello beauty demos from Peninsula Beauty + Christina Choi Cosmetics and photo lessons from Dianne Jones) and you are sooo on the right track.  Which means that ultra-romantic day you’ve been imagining (including that candy bar with treats from SF Candy Bar and Godiva)? It’s right at your fingertips.  Not to mention that crazy cool rehearsal dinner and going away brunch that will leave all of your guests talking, Snap Fiesta photo booth included.

So what are you waiting for, loves?  Grab the one you love (+ your friends and family!) and start planning to attend the inspiration extravaganza known as the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase.  The first 100 guests will receive a free gift (!) and copies of Today’s Bride and Here Comes The Guide.  And don’t forget about the FREE raffle with a variety of amazing prizes!  Your road to “I do” starts on September 13th!