If you’re wondering how to get started on your wedding plans, I highly recommend you attend The Wedding University.
The teachers at TWU are top Bay Area event professionals. With their expert advice, you’ll learn how to set up a realistic wedding budget, get inspired by the latest trends in wedding décor, and learn practical tips for saving money on your wedding. This is a fantastic opportunity for couples to get up close and personal with some of the best event pros in the wedding industry. Because class sizes are small, you’ll have time to ask questions and gain valuable knowledge on wedding planning.
Some of the fun events planned for the day:
1. Inspiration Room: The Wedding University’s design team will create tabletops of different themes and color palettes based on the latest trends.
2. Dance Lessons: The very reputable Cynthia Glinka will show couples how easy and fun it is to learn your first dance. You’ll get actual dance lessons at the event!
3. Makeup/Hair Styling: Armando of Get Your Do Up will have live demonstrations of different hair styles and makeup that flatters different dresses, skin tones, facial features, etc.
4. Menu Sampling and Wine Tasting: From the moment you walk into the Four Seasons until you depart, you will get to sample fabulous food and wine the entire time—including desserts!
Since the class size is so limited, TWU students will have a really good chance of winning a free honeymoon: The Four Seasons is giving away 3 nights at one of 3 properties—Whistler, Bora Bora, or Lanai.
Here’s a list of the A-list participants, many of them Certified By The Guide:
Jubilee Lau Events
Jean Marks Weddings
Geoff White Photography
Kevin Chin Photography
A Different Kind of DJ - Ron Grandia
Nancy Liu Chin Design, Floral Designer
Four Seasons Catering Team
Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier
Peter Rudolfi, Entertainment
Cynthia Glinka, Dance Instructor
Carl Mindling, DJ
Chewing The Cud, Invitations
Sash and Sugar, Coordinator
Hartman Studios, Event Production
Get Your Do Up
Eli Thomas for Men
When: February 8, 2009 from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, 2050 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Cost: $40 for two people or $25 for one person
Spaces are limited to 150 students, so RSVP today to save your spot:
Cassie Conching 650/470-2894
Jubilee Lau 408/235-8889
As Maid of Honor at my best friend’s wedding, I carried a Japanese parasol instead of the usual bridesmaid bouquet. I really loved this idea, because the bride was able to save money on her flowers and parasols look great in pictures. On top of that, it was a hot September day in Sacramento and these refreshing accessories provided a nice shield from the sun.
I still have the parasol on display in my bedroom, and every time I see it it reminds me of my best friend. Of course parasols wouldn’t work for every kind of wedding, but if you’re having your ceremony outdoors it’s a fun alternative to consider. And there are lots of options out there to reflect your wedding theme.
You can find your own pretty parasols at Pamela’s Parasols, Luna Bazaar, or Ideal Favors. And, I got some inspiring ideas from my colleague Jolene’s new article, “Wedding Parasols & Fashion Umbrellas”.
I’ve been watching Bride Wars previews at movie theaters for a few months now, so I’m really excited that I’m going to see it when it opens this Friday! I’m a big fan of both Kate Hudson and Ann Hathaway, and I hear the film features some gorgeous Vera Wang dresses. If you haven’t seen the trailer, take a look: