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Blowout Bay Area Wedding Dress Sale

What would make a bride want to grab her sleeping bag and camp out overnight in San Francisco’s North Beach? The Glamour Closet’s once-a-year, first-come-first-served blowout Sample Sale, that’s what! Last year’s intrepid and determined brides-on-a-budget left Glamour Closet very happy, with their discounted designer wedding dresses in tow. 

Glamour Closet San Francisco Blowout SaleNow it’s your turn, my dears. With literally hundreds of discounted wedding dresses by Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Amsale and other couture designers, this is a sale you won’t want to miss. For this week only, all bridal gowns will be marked down to $499, $999 or $1499.

We recommend you get there early for the best selection. (With overnight lows expected to be balmy, camping out might not be a bad idea!)

Doors open 9am–5pm on Saturday, September 26, and 10am-3pm on Sunday, September 27.

For more info, go to the Glamour Closet website.

Siri Bridesmaids DressP.S. Bay Area bridesmaids should also check out the Siri promotion going on now—as low as $200 for really cute wear-again tea length dresses! Available at the Siri retailers.

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Sep 24, 2009.
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Dreamin’ Of A Santa Cruz Beach Wedding?

The Dream Inn, a Santa Cruz landmark, has just reopened after a fantastic retro-chic makeover—and their stylish new oceanview banquet space is so ready for primetime.

Santa Cruz Dream InnThe versatile beachfront ballroom captures a panoramic vista of the sparkling Monterey Bay. You and your friends will love the swimming pool scene, conveniently located right next to the sand and surf! Wedding packages include a Deluxe Oceanview Suite with romantic rose petal turn-down for your wedding night. (We recommend breakfasting on your private, view-filled balcony the next morning!)

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Sep 21, 2009.
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DIY Wedding Centerpiece, Miniature Version

Wondering how to decorate your cocktail tables for your wedding’s social hour? Those cute, high rounds are great for parking your mojito, but usually too petite for an overwrought floral centerpiece…

Jolene at The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del ReySaw a super simple DIY solution while hanging out on the harborside terrace at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey: First, take your average votive holder (available at the 99cent store near you). Next, take one Gerber daisy in the color of your choice. Cut the stem to 2 inches. Place in the votive holder (with water, of course)… voilà! Instant small-but-mighty cocktail-table décor!

For extra pizzazz, dress the table with a vibrant linen overlay in either a contrasting or coordinating shade, depending on your mood. Wildflower Linen, with showrooms in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, has some imaginative choices.