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My Interview with Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera

Sure, I’ve shot pool with Keanu Reeves and pulled a prop gun on Clint Eastwood… but it’s not the movie stars that impress me: It’s the wedding hot-shots! I must have gushed like a teenager the first time I talked to chic bridal accessory designer Erin Cole, and if I ever get a sit-down with Ms. Vera Wang, I’m sure I’ll absolutely plotz!

So I confess to major butterflies for my interview with celebrity wedding planner and TV show host, David Tutera at the elegant Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena last month. I needn’t have worried. He was warm and charming, and very open to sharing his wedding planning pointers. Later when I dished the dirt with two of his “My Fair Wedding” Season 2 brides, Dee and Quiana, they both agreed that he was way more personable and down-to-earth than they had expected.  I was particularly excited to confirm that David and I were in complete agreement about several key “Wedding Dos & Don’ts.”

Want to know what they are? You can read these wedding tips by topic, from wedding invitations to style advice. Here’s to YOUR Fair Wedding!

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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