Thanksgiving Themed Wedding Inspiration

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we couldn’t help but get a little excited for this holiday season. And there’s no better time to have a wedding then when your closest family and friends are already in town. If you happen to be one of our fall brides needing a little inspiration, check out some of these great ideas. With a warm and cozy color palette with hues of reds, browns, and creams, rustic decor, and festive details, you’ll be able to bring some Thanksgiving cheer to your friends and family during your Autumn nuptials.

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{Groom: Ryan Ray via Project Wedding, Bride: Mr. Haack via SMP, Ceremony: M Three Studio via SMP, Candle Decor: Jodi Miller Photography via Bridal Guide, Invitations: Etsy,  Mini Pies: EE Photo via Ruffled,  Table Scape: Style Unveiled, Apple Cider: Harwell Phtography, Favors: Evermine}

Florida Engagement Shoot on the Water

High school sweethearts, Ileana and Matt, reconnected a decade after graduation when they were both in medical school and the rest was history. Before the wedding in their hometown of Pensacola, the couple teamed up with Aislinn Kate Photography to shoot this amazing engagement shoot that highlighted some of their favorite things. The shoot included images of this Floridian couple at the bar that they shared their first kiss in (aww!), as well as their adorable pups, and a romantic styled picnic on the beach, complete with wine and cheese.

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Photographer:  Aislinn Kate Photography

Shoot Vendors: Equipment Rentals: Hemstitch Vintage RentalsEvent Venue: Seville Quarter

Bachelorette Party Deal in Los Angeles

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Planning a bachelorette party this winter in Southern California?  Or perhaps a gal’s birthday party, a fun holiday soiree or really any other excuse to celebrate?  Enter The Artful Bachelorette!  We’ve got a deal for you on a super fun way to celebrate with your favorite ladies (or gents).  Book The Artful Bachelorette before the end of November 2014 and host your event before the end of February 2015 and you’ll receive 25% off your entire Artful event booking and unlimited complimentary champagne during the party!  That’s right!  Secure your party now and save big for the bachelorette in your life!  All you have to do is say code word: LABUBBLES when booking and our reader deal is all yours.

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So what is The Artful Bachelorette exactly?  It’s a party among friends – at your place or one of theirs (the Artful event spaces that is) where your group gets served up some sweet treats and savory bites complete with bubbly before you get to your nude male drawing class.  That’s right – your naked model subject will pose for your posse while your handy art teacher instructs the group.  The event is a ton of fun, full of giggles and silly drawings and even the occasional masterpiece too!

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Just don’t forget to mention LABUBBLES when you book your Los Angeles party and save big!  It’s our gift to you!

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*PLEASE NOTE: This deal is for Los Angeles events only. Must book by the end of November 2014. The event must take place before the end of February 2015. 

Creating a Timeless Wedding – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we talk to Los Angeles wedding planner and designer, Mary Sushinski from Occasions who walks us through how to design a big day that is truly timeless.  From decor tips to photography no-no’s and fashion faux pas, this episode will help you get down the aisle with a look and feel that you’ll love for years to come!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Qalo: Rings for an Active Lifestyle

We are so excited that we were able to come across this new and innovative line of wedding bands, we just had to share. Qalo (acronym for Quality, Athletics, Love, and Outdoors), allows couples with active lifestyles, hands on jobs, or athletes to still wear a wedding band during activities without the wear and tear. The company was founded by Ted and KC, two men who loved being married, their wives, and their active lifestyles, but had issues with their bands always getting in the way. After talking with several other men who shared the same feelings, the two decided to begin Qalo. The company offers several collections and colors of durable (and comfortable) rings for men and women at a price point of just $19.99 for men and $15.99 for women.

These ingenious rings made of high-quality 100% medical grade silicone can be purchased online at their website. As if this idea wasn’t great enough, the company donates a portion of their annual profits from their “love line” collection to The Alliance For Lupus Research.

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{Rings: Qalo Rings}

Queen of Hearts Inspired Wedding Theme

A little more Disney love on the blog today!  We heart the Queen of Hearts!  A great idea for an engagement party, a boudoir shoot for your future spouse, or even a wedding theme – the rich red tone and oodles of hearts make this oh so romantic for your big day!  Don’t feel like it needs to be so literal, just a slight nod to the fairy tale style and you’re off and running with a red and white wedding that’s to die for!

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{Photos: Shoes: Max Wanger via The Lane, Pillow: Marry Me Ink, Cards: Brides UK, Flower Girl: Quynh Wagoner, Milk: Love Toast Blog, Centerpiece: Brides UK, Garland: Etsy, Table: Adrienne Gunde via Grey Likes Weddings, Desserts: MSW, Cake: Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes}

Bridal Shower Tea Party Inspiration

Here at The Bridal Bar, we love anything pink and girly. So what could be better than a high-tea inspired bridal shower? Inspired by an elegant British garden party and lots of pink, we fell in love and pulled some of our favorite ideas. From feminine flower arrangements, to heart-shaped tea sandwiches, tea cup escort cards, and flower garlands cascading from the ceiling, this is the perfect space to have a delectable luncheon and high tea with your lovely ladies before your wedding day.

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{Peonies: MoxiePix Photos by Dana via SMP, Tea Sandwiches: Celebrations at Home, Bridal Shower Sign: The Event Group Weddings, Macaroons: Etsy, Scones: The Kitchen McCabe, Tea Party Space: Jasmine Jade Photography and Dream Occasions via Wedding Lovely, Sugar Cubes: Etsy, Tea Cup Escort Cards: Irish Grzanich Photography via SMP, Tea Cups: Simply Rose Photography via Intimate Weddings }

Unfinished Wedding Cakes

If you want an elegant wedding cake without all the fuss, pomp and circumstance then consider serving up an unfinished wedding cake at your reception.  What is that you ask?  Essentially it’s a wedding cake without the outside layer of frosting or fondant on it for added decoration.  Instead, you can adorn it with fresh flowers or nothing at all!  If you’re in the LA area, Fantasy Frostings makes an epic unfinished cake (and did so for Hilary Duff and Kate Walsh’s weddings).  Take a look at a few of our favorite ways to un-finish your wedding cake!

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{Photos: Top Left: Mike Larson via SMP, Right: Katie Pritchard via 100 Layer Cake, Middle Left: Grace Loves Lace, Right: Crystal Stokes via Ruffled, Bottom Left: Baker Mama, Right: Cake Central}

Where to Wed + Honeymoon in Italy – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we come to you all the way from Italy!  We talk to celebrity event designer, David Beahm who takes us on a tour of Florence, Tuscany and Rome for your honeymoon and destination wedding in Italy.  We also chat with celebrity chef Giancarla Bodoni about what to serve your wedding guests when in the country!  We chat about some amazing places to wed and moon, including Monteverdi Tuscany, Il Salviatino, La Posta Vecchia, and La Foce.

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Chalkboard Wedding Ideas

Chalkboard details!  We just can’t get enough!  But not all the details have to actually be in real chalkboard material – like these match boxes and even your wedding cake!  If you want a swanky style for your big day, consider a few fun school-age details like the chalkboard style.

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{Photos: Arrow Signs: Evermine, Matches + Bottle Tags: Lia Griffith, Fan Programs: Etsy, Large Sign: Andi Mans Weddings, Photo Booth: Wedding Chicks, Cake: Artisan Cake Company}

Wedding Cocktail Stirrers

Why not spice up your sips and those signature cocktails on your wedding day with creative (and custom) drink stirrers!  The web is full of great ideas and resources to get branded drink accessories for your cocktail hour and reception (like these lovelies from Laura Hooper’s Etsy Shop).  From fabric flags to nautical graphics on wooden sticks, if you can dream it, you can stir it up!

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{Photos: Top Row Left: e. Claire Creations, Right: Paula Player Photography via SMP, Second Row Left: Cambria Grace Photography via SMP, Right: The House that Lars Built, Third Row Left: Etsy, Right: Etsy, Bottom Left: Michelle Edgemont, Right: LH Calligraphy}