The Wedding Salon Hosts Luxe Wedding Showcase at the Intercontinental Hotel

Wedding dreams came alive for hundreds of brides and grooms at Wedding Salon’s luxe bridal showcase on March 24th , 2015 at the InterContinental Century City, LA. The most prestigious vendors in the industry came together under one roof to assist couples in planning their upscale weddings and events.  All the gorgeous photos from this event were captured by Ara Images.

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DRESS = CLAIRE PETTIBONE TUX = COMBATANT GENTLEMEN  TABLE DECORE = FANTASTIQUE LONDON

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Wedding Salon ShowSuite - Combatant Gentlemen  Gown – Claire Pettibone

Upon arrival, brides, grooms, and wedding party members were greeted by models showcasing Claire Pettibone gowns and Combatant Gentleman fashions, both beneath a custom canopy designed by the renowned Designer Dana florist and event coordinator. Other bridal fashions, such as Winnie Couture and Aerithe graced the ballroom showcasing high end bridal fashions.

While Photo-matica, a modern social media enabled photo booth, captured the fun, Ara Images captured the high end event details. byDesign Films captured the event from start to finish, showing couples unique methods in capturing beautiful wedding moments.

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360 Vodka & Tequila Rose Drinks

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Other highlights featured at the show included:
• Meeting with Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kimberly Bosso (Airbrushing for Justin Bieber, Matt Damon, Zac Efron, Carmen Electra, Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana and more)
• Massages by Cienega Med Spa
• Event Design, Styling, and florals by Designer Dana and Lavender & Clove
• Tasty cocktails and beverages by BevMO!, Eternal Beverages, and Mimosas featuring ZICO Coconut Water
• Tasty treats by Stonefire Grill and House of AN
• Couture gown selections and informal modeling by Claire Pettibone, Winnie Couture, Aerithe, and Combatant Gentlemen
• Fitness regimens to shed for the wed, including Pure Barre Fitness
• Cutting edge flavors from Hansen’s Cakes (a Kardashian favorite), Sugarfina (as featured on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season), and PinkBerry
• An ultimate goody bag with luxury and popular essentials for attendees including Tan Towel, Gold Ink Tattoos, Mentholatum Anti-Aging Face Masks, Murad Intensive C-Radiance Peels, Essence Lip Liner, Incoco Nail Appliqués and more.

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Vendor showcase categories at the show included:
BeveragesBevMo! 360 Vodka, Tequila Rose and Eternal Beverages
Cakes and SweetsHansen’s Cakesoohlala delish dessert divasPinkberry, and Sugarfina
Caterers and VenuesHouse of ANInterContinental Century CityStonefire Grill and The Line Hotel
FloristsDesign RedefinedDesigner DanaFlowers by Leah, and Lavender & Clove
Gowns and Men’s Formal WearAeritheClaire PettiboneCombatant Gentlemen and Winnie Couture
Health and Beauty: Be Amazing Glam Squad, Bosso Makeup Beverly Hills, Cienega Med Spa, Dermalogica and TwoToneUmbrella
Invitations, Favors and GiftsAlbums RememberedBOXFOXJohnson’s PopcornRiley & Grey, and Social Savvy Invitation Studio
Photographers, Videographers and Photo BoothsAra ImagesbyDesign FilmsIsaac Matthew White PhotographyLight St PhotographyMelvin Gilbert PhotographyPhoto-matica and Studio i AM
Travel and Destinations: BlisscapeNizuc Resort & SpaRitz Tours, Inc. and Tourism Fiji
Wedding Planners and Event Management: Bridal and Event LoungeEvents by Adam Afara, and Fantastique London

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Thank you to everyone that came to the show it was a great success!

- XOXO, Wedding Salon Team


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2015 Wedding Flower Trends from Expert Chad Cannizzaro

We are excited to present the latest in wedding flower trends. Chad Cannizzaro Jr. from Carroll’s Florist in Staten Island is not only an expert in his field but an innovator. Carroll’s florist has become known as the go to florist for luxe weddings in State Island and New York City, but we will let the pictures speak for themselves. Each of the following pictures are Chad’s recent designs!

SQUARE & RECTANGLE TABLES:

More and more couples are ditching the round tables and selecting rectangle or square tables that facilitate guest interaction.  Couples are focusing on the merging of family and friends through the wedding experience. Low arrangements  are best for encouraging guest communication.To make up for lack of height, designers like Chad are covering the length of the tables with beautiful flowers, candles, and lighting. Spreading the design out horizontally enables the designer to make high impact without disrupting the flow of communication at tables.

NATURAL GARDEN TO TABLE FLORAL CONCEPT:

Chad pointed out that couples are also favoring the garden to table flower concept. The natural and lush arrangements mimic flowers and greenery from your garden, creating a romantic and whimsical. The most popular colors include peaches, grays, greens and ivory’s.The flower favorites in achieving this look include succulents, garden roses, peonies, and ranunculus in more natural tones.

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COOKIE CUTTER VASES ARE OUT!

According to our expert, couples are also getting more creative with floral containers and table decor. He he says it’s becoming more and more rare to get requests for cylinder or plain square vases. Couples are selecting birch bar vases, more original shapes, gold ceramics, lanterns  and vintage styles. What kind of vases are you planning on using?

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NATURAL IVORY’S, GRAYS, AND ANEMONES!

It’s no secret that we all want what we can’t have. That’s just part of the reason most of us are obsessed with anemones (white flower with black centers), they are delicate, beautiful, and easy to love. But they are hard to hunt down most of the year because they have a short window of seasonality. Chad created this bouquet for a bride who really nailed the white, ivory, and gray trend for her modern wedding.

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 What trends are you most into this year! Post your comments, we would love to hear your thoughts!

 


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Friday Vendor Spotlight

Happy Friday, we are hoping you are now getting used to the Wedding Salon Vendor Spotlight every week! We are very excited to be just a little over a week away from our Beverly Hills luxury showcase on  March 24th and a little over a month away from our April 27th New York City showcase. If you are interested in attending either event, makes sure to email jesse@weddingsalon.com  and mention the Friday Vendor Spotlight for a special ticket offer!

Take a look at some of our FANTASTIC vendors:

901 Too Salon

 

Going out? Doing something special?  Go to 901 Salon for a makeup, hair, and nail package at their incredibly chic beauty bar.  901 too Salon provides amazing packages for weddings!

Jenny Yoo
We are pretty pumped to feature the Jenny Yoo Collection at our upcoming  NY Wedding Salon showcase! They are have bunch of upcoming sample sales, trunk shows, in NYC, make sure you attend one.

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Bridal & Event Lounge
Located in Orange County, Los Angeles, Bridal & Event Lounge is a one-stop shop where brides can get everything they need to create their dream wedding. From coordination services, flowers and rentals – they offer it all!

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Gracious Eloise

Ditch your pen,-handwritten thank you cards have never been so easy! Gracious Eloise utilizes the power of digital handwriting to create the perfectly personalized thank you cards! Yes, this is perfect for all those wedding thank you’s you’re about to need to write.

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House of Trends

Based in Staten Island, House of Trends has a team of professional hair and make up artists ready, willing and happy to make you look beautiful for your special day. We know you just want to look gorgeous as a treat, House of Trends is your one stop for all cosmetic needs.

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Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas

Choose our all-inclusive resort and leave the rest to us. Our guest rooms and villas surround you with the spirit and tradition of the Mayan culture while offering modern hotel amenities. Expansive, pristine beaches, majestic lagoon sunsets, spectacular ocean views and unparalleled service make Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas the perfect choice for your luxury resort getaway in breathtaking Cancun, Mexico.

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Eternal Water
Eternal Water is nice enough to provide water for Wedding Salon! Thank you ETERNAL WATER <3.


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Luxury Swag Bag for Los Angeles Bridal Showcase

We are pretty excited to offer some amazing products in our luxury swag bag this coming March 24, 2015 at the InterContinental Century City! If you are interested in attending, email jesse@weddingsalon.com for a special rate when you mention our blog post! Wedding Salon curates each and every show to make sure that we provide our attendants with only the best up and coming products! This is just a sneak peak of our luxury swag bags, you must attend our event to see the full range of products!

Tan Towel
Tan Towel are the makers of the original, patented and award-winning self-tanning towelette we call the TanTowel. Each individually wrapped towelette comes pre-infused with a clear tanning formula. Once the product has been applied, your tan will develop within your skin in hours – producing a unique glow that lasts for days!

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Murad Intensive C- Radiance Peels
This active treatment instantly brightens smooths and hydrates skin, reversing environmental aging after just one use. An easy to use, at home treatment that enhances luminosity to reveal a more radiant complexion.

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Hada Labo Anti-Aging Masks
This soft cotton mask drenches skin with a full bottle of anti-aging serum (0.7 fl. oz.) to boost hydration, smooth fine lines, and restore firmness and bounce to your skin. A refreshing and relaxing experience for radiant and visibly younger skin.

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Two Week David Barton Gym Memberships
David Barton Gym’s Century City, CA location provides an upscale, trend-setting physical fitness environment to do the exercise and workouts necessary to “Look Better Naked.” Founded by fitness legend David Barton, David Barton Gym provides local residents with a variety of workout classes, personal training programs, personal trainers, yoga and other experiences.

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Gold Ink Tattoos
Gold Ink Tattoos are designed for bohemian at heart, gypsy queen fashionistas; is the perfect accessory for a day at the beach, pool party, festivals, night out or just to bring a little flash to your everyday life. Made from very thin high-quality metallic foil which transfers easily to skin with just water and lasts for a week. Passes safety standards for cosmetic products and meets all domestic and international regulatory requirements.

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Friday Vendor Spotlight!

Happy March! We hope everyone had a great week, we sure did here at Wedding Salon! It’s time to highlight some of the most astounding professionals in the wedding industry.

Warren Tricomi~ Hair and Makeup Salon, locations in New York City, East Hampton, Connecticut, New Jersey and Miami- featured in many big publication such as Allure, Cosmo, Glamour, InStyle, US, OK, Self, and O.  Have worked with celebrities such as Barbara Streisand, Mick Jagger, Nicky and Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon.

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Studio I Am~Located in Los Angeles, A family owned photography business that’s been around for 12 years- specializing in bridal portraits, engagement photos, studio shoots and wedding day photography. studio i am

Hansen’s Cakes~ Famous in the Southern California area for his beautiful cakes.  Celebrities such as Tori Spelling and the Kardashians love his work!

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Leading Hotels of the World~ Looking for a place to honeymoon or vacation?  Leading Hotels of the World is the spot to find luxury hotel’s and resort’s in over 80 countries

Pinkberry~ The original tart frozen yogurt that certainly lives up to it’s motto “The Taste Worth Obsessing Over.”  This is the perfect way to give into those sweet cravings all while knowing you are getting light and fresh ingredients.   pinkberry
Sugarfina~ Most recently featured in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, this grown-up candy shop features all different kinds of gourmet treats from all over the world.

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Gold Ink Tattoo~ The perfect temporary tattoo for the everyday fashionista.  Made from very thin high quality metallic foil, your tattoo will last for about a week! The perfect accessory for bachlorette parties, a day at the beach or just for everyday fun!

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Aldea~ Located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, Chef George Mendes serves up  a modern twist to his Iberian Peninsula inspired restaurant.

Panache Bridal~ With four different store locations in California, Panache Bridal is the biggest selection of bridal gowns on the west coast.  Showcasing more than 50 designers, you will be sure to find your beautiful gown here.

Winnie Couture~ A fast growing bridal company that combines your everyday mix of classic elegant gowns and modern gowns.  All gowns are made to be flattering and timeless.

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Joy In Dance~  You have your venue, you have your DJ, and you picked out your first-dance song. Now let Joy In Dance help choreograph that perfect first dance that will be sure to wow all your guests!

Dermalogica~ We all want perfect skin- not only on our wedding day, but every day of our lives! Check out Dermalogica for some skin-saving products to make you look and feel your best.

Aerithe~ Located in Los Angeles, customized couture gowns for brides and bridesmaids

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Opal Collection~ Collection of luxury hotels throughout the east coast- Maine to Florida.

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Fodor’s Travel~ Fodor’s Travel, America’s oldest guidebook company, works with over 700 local writers around the world to publish 80+ guidebooks a year. It’s award-winning website, Fodors.com, covers over 7,500 destinations worldwide.

Combatant Gentleman~Never rent again. Combatant Gentleman Italian wool suits and tuxedos start at $160—to own. The world’s first sheep-to-closet company cuts out all of the middlemen, delivering premium menswear at a fair price. Located in Los Angeles.

Box Fox~ Box Fox is a gifting company that offers premium curated and custom gift boxes for life’s many mood’s, milestones, and moments. They make gifting effortless and elegant by packing each box by hand, handwriting a card, and shipping.

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9 Instagrams Every Bride Should Follow

It can be difficult  to find inspiration on social media as there so much out there, you end up seeing a whole bunch of accounts you are not really interested in. SO, we have compiled a list of instagrams every bride should follow, only the accounts with the really good stuff! This is wedding planning gold.

1. Elizabeth Messina

@Elizabethmessina

Elizabeth Messina is an artist and photographer.  She has an eye for style and a fantastic ability to capture beautiful movements between loved ones.Her alluring work has decorated the covers of many magazines, including People and InStyle. Elizabeth Messina also runs a tasteful wedding blog, kissthegroom.com, that all should checkout.

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2. 100_LayerCake

@100-layercake

100 Layercake was devised by three friends and designers, Jillian, Amanda and Kristina. 100_Layercake serves as an inspiration to any woman planning for her big day. 100_Layercake’s blog is exploding with unique and crafty ideas to add to your wedding plans.

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3. BHLDN Weddings  

@bhldn

BHLDN offers beautiful, vintage-inspired dresses. The dresses are meant to capture glimpses of attire from many eras ago, where an elegant standard of dress was expected. Not only can you find a beautiful gown for yourself, your whole bridal party will fall in love with BHLDN’s collection. They offer all the accessories one will ever need on their wedding day as well.

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4. Wedding Sparrow

@weddingsparrow

Wedding Sparrow is the blog every stylish bride-to-be needs to follow, they emulate all things pretty. Wedding Sparrow combines pretty with unusual, and covers weddings from intimate outdoor ceremonies to elaborate hundred person gatherings. Not only can you find DIY projects on their page, but they also have a vendor guide where you can find anything from venues to accessories.

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5. Brides Magazine

@bridesmagazine

Every bride-to-be should be a subscriber to Bride Magazine. Bride serves as an inspiration for all things wedding. It’s your one-stop place for weddings from rings to honeymoons and everything in-between.

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6. Kleinfeld Bridal

@kleinfeldbridal

Kleinfeld bridal has been around for over 60 years, and has yet to disappoint. Kleinfeld sells more luxurious gowns than any other store on earth, and there’s no confusion as to why. They understand that every bride is one-of-a-kind, just like Kleinfeld dresses.

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7. Jose Villa

@josevilla

Jose Villa is a stunning fine art photographer, and there’s no question as to why Photo District New (PDN) has named him one of the top wedding photographers in the world. His beautiful photos capture the enticing moments of every wedding he shoots.  His styled shoots radiate elegance and class.

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8. SMP Weddings

@smpweddings

Style Me Pretty Weddings is the ultimate wedding blog. SMP suffices as an inspiration to every bride, capturing everything from beautiful dresses to the perfect table settings.

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9. The Knot

@theknot

The Knot is the number one wedding planning destination. Not only do they offer great planning resources, but they stay with the bride even after their big day. They offer advice on anything from getting along with in-laws to shopping for insurance.   

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 Don’t forget to share the 9 Instagrams every bride should follow with your engaged buddies!

And don’t forget to follow us!  @theweddingsalon


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