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>Britney’s Spears engagement ring – Did she design her ring?

Dec. 22nd 2011

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Would getting a ring like Britney Spears stunner break your bank if you were designing it?

Two styles in the current SylvieCollection by Sylvie Levine showcase brilliant cut center stones surrounded by diamonds on the band in 18K gold for less than $8,000 retail with center stones—or just $1600 without the center stone.

WIN Your Dream ring Let Sylvie design your own semi-mount ring setting
Hey do you think most brides want to design their own engagement ring OR would the bride want their fiance to design their engagement ring?
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>Britney’s Engagement Bling on a Budget

Dec. 22nd 2011

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Getting a ring like Britney’s Spears stunner by Neil Lane doesn’t have to break the bank!

Two styles in the current SylvieCollection by Sylvie Levine showcase brilliant cut center stones surrounded by diamonds on the band in 18K gold for less than $8,000 retail with center stones—or just $1600 without the center stone.

WIN Your Dream ring Let Sylvie design your own semi-mount ring setting
Hey do you think most brides want to design their own engagement ring OR would the bride want their fiance to design their engagement ring?
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>Weddageddon: The Marriage Celebration of Ana & Brian Medieval Wedding

Dec. 5th 2011

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 Click to see VIDEO YOUTUBE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=36dwhEIKl0U

MEDIEVAL WEDDING CELEBRATION 
for ANA & BRIAN

 Awesome photography and VIDEO by Jon C. Haverstick Studios Check it out. Jon has added the Perfect processional music, SEE More in Orange County Bride magazine’s JAN 2012 issue

AUGUST 20, 2011   
MOST Unique Wedding of the Year!!! 
Best wishes to Brian & Ana 
Would you like to be this creative at your wedding? Let Orange County Bride magazine know? Tell us about your wedding plans.

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>MEDIEVAL Wedding Celebration from Jon C. Haverstick Studios AWESOME

Dec. 5th 2011

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Ana’s & Brian’s MEDIEVAL Wedding Celebration,
Awesome photography and VIDEO by Jon C. Haverstick Studios Check it out. Jon has added the Perfect processional music, SEE More in Orange County Bride magazine’s JAN 2012 issue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=36dwhEIKl0U

Could you be this romantic and creative for your wedding? What is your idea of the most unique OR Romantic Weddings? 
TELL the staff at Orange County Bride mag your ideas and thuoghts. 
Great photography and video by Jon C. Haverstick Studios
Jon thank you for sharing this with all of us!!! You are the BEST

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>Ben Bridge’s $100,000 Dream WEDDING of the Century Sweepstakes & much MORE

Dec. 5th 2011

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Ben Bridge Jewelerhttp://www.benbridge.com/ is celebrating its 100th anniversary by announcing the $100,000 Wedding of the Century Sweepstakes 
Which offers engaged couples a chance to win a $100,000 dream wedding package complete with dazzling jewelry and an exotic honeymoon trip. For 100 years, Ben Bridge has helped countless couples select the perfect symbol of their unions – their engagement ring and wedding bands – and now Ben Bridge will give one lucky couple the Wedding of the Century.


 One lucky couple gets to celebrate their LOVE with the $100,000 Dream Wedding Sweepstakes from Ben Bridge


Once-in-a-century Event kicks off the Ben Bridge Jeweler’s 100th Anniversary Celebration 
See our facebook for ALL the details

Along with the $30,000 in glittering engagement and wedding jewelry, plus a HUGE Cash prize for a dream wedding as well as an EXOTIC Honeymoon trip to South Africa sponsored by Forevermark. 

ALL told, 100 lucky couples will walk down the aisle with fabulous wedding-themed jewelry prizes from Ben Bridge

Willl YOU be the LUCKY Bride? OR one of 100 LUCKY COUPLES who walk down the aisle? http://www.facebook.com/ocbridemagazine?ref=ts
 Thousands of hopeful brides and grooms-to-be will enter to win the Ben Bridge $100,000 Wedding of the Century www.facebook.com/benbridgejeweler
 sweepstakes on Facebook®. 
After uploading a photo, entrants can invite their friends to vote for their photo and increase their chances of winning. And if entrants are not planning on getting married, they may still be eligible to win one of 3,000 $25 Ben Bridge gift cards. 
Sweepstakes closes on 
Valentines Day, 2012


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>Ben Bridge’s $100,000 Dream WEDDING of the Century Sweepstakes & much MORE

Dec. 5th 2011

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Ben Bridge Jewelerhttp://www.benbridge.com/ is celebrating its 100th anniversary by announcing the $100,000 Wedding of the Century Sweepstakes 

Which offers engaged couples a chance to win a $100,000 dream wedding package complete with dazzling jewelry and an exotic honeymoon trip. For 100 years, Ben Bridge has helped countless couples select the perfect symbol of their unions – their engagement ring and wedding bands – and now Ben Bridge will give one lucky couple the Wedding of the Century.

 One lucky couple gets to celebrate their LOVE with the $100,000 Dream Wedding Sweepstakes from Ben Bridge

Once-in-a-century Event kicks off the Ben Bridge Jeweler’s 100th Anniversary Celebration 
See our facebook for ALL the details

Along with the $30,000 in glittering engagement and wedding jewelry, plus a HUGE Cash prize for a dream wedding as well as an EXOTIC Honeymoon trip to South Africa sponsored by Forevermark. 

ALL told, 100 lucky couples will walk down the aisle with fabulous wedding-themed jewelry prizes from Ben Bridge

 Thousands of hopeful brides and grooms-to-be will enter to win the Ben Bridge $100,000 Wedding of the Century sweepstakes on Facebook®. After uploading a photo, entrants can invite their friends tovote for their photo and increase their chances of winning. And if entrants are not planning on getting married, they may still be eligible to win one of 3,000 $25 Ben Bridge gift cards. 
When the sweepstakes closes on Valentines Day, 2012


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Southern Living

Nov. 26th 2011

New York, NYIntroducing the first wedding book from Southern Living magazine: Southern Living Wedding Planner and Keepsake. The go-to guide for creating a dream Southern wedding, Southern Living Wedding Planner & Keepsake covers everything from tying in signature details like monograms or grandma’s heirloom wedding lace to finding that perfect Southern honeymoon spot. Whether planning a laid-back, Lowcountry affair or a soiree at a Louisiana estate, splurging or working within a tight budget, Southern Living offers expert advice so that brides-to-be can relax and savor each moment. Southern Living Wedding Planner & Keepsake ($29.95) is available nationwide on January 4, 2012,

>FIRST Wedding book from Southern Living Magazine Available JAN 2012

Nov. 17th 2011

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New York, NYIntroducing the first wedding book from Southern Living magazine: Southern Living Wedding Planner and Keepsake. The go-to guide for creating a dream Southern wedding, Southern Living Wedding Planner & Keepsake covers everything from tying in signature details like monograms or grandma’s heirloom wedding lace to finding that perfect Southern honeymoon spot. Whether planning a laid-back, Lowcountry affair or a soiree at a Louisiana estate, splurging or working within a tight budget, Southern Living offers expert advice so that brides-to-be can relax and savor each moment. Southern Living Wedding Planner & Keepsake ($29.95) is available nationwide on January 4, 2012,
Ask your maid of honor to order for you now from Amazon
More details in the January 2012 issue of Orange County Bride magazine

another great  book for ideas is Colin Cowie
 WEDDING CHIC 1001 Ideas
Let us now if you go to a local book store OR order at Amazon?
We love to hear from our brides. lynn@ocbridemag.com
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>First Wedding book from Southern Living Magazine Available JAN 2012

Nov. 17th 2011

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New York, NYIntroducing the first wedding book from Southern Living magazine: Southern Living Wedding Planner and Keepsake. The go-to guide for creating a dream Southern wedding, Southern Living Wedding Planner & Keepsake covers everything from tying in signature details like monograms or grandma’s heirloom wedding lace to finding that perfect Southern honeymoon spot. Whether planning a laid-back, Lowcountry affair or a soiree at a Louisiana estate, splurging or working within a tight budget, Southern Living offers expert advice so that brides-to-be can relax and savor each moment. Southern Living Wedding Planner & Keepsake ($29.95) is available nationwide on January 4, 2012,
Ask your maid of honor to order for you now from Amazon
More details in the January 2012 issue of Orange County Bride magazine

another great  book for ideas is Colin Cowie WEDDINGH CHIC 1001 Ideas

Let us now if you go to a local book store OR order at Amazon? We love to hear from our brides. lynn@ocbridemag.com

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>Pricing for Wedding Photographers in Orange County

Nov. 17th 2011

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Pricing Southern California Wedding Photography

by Jaimee Hubert of Capturing Moments

Your Wedding Photographer is arguably one of the most important vendors you will hire for your wedding day. Getting an experienced wedding photographer is not only about assuring yourself amazing magazine style images, it is also the responsibility of the photographer to be in charge of your entire wedding day timeline. Wedding photographers are not just clicking images, they moving groups, keeping on time, giving direction, and making sure your wedding day runs smoother and better. Afterward, they are editing thousands of images and many times creating priceless portraits and a wedding album. It is a very “niche” industry, where consistency in coverage and longevity in the business is everything! Personality is also definitely key when you are looking for the perfect person to stand in front of you all day. So what should you expect and look out for with your budget in mind and wedding photography pricing in Southern California?

Tight BudgetIf your wedding photography budget is under $2,500 you are going to have a hard time finding an “experienced” wedding photographer, or a photographer with magazine quality images. To help with this, consider having your wedding on any other day but Saturday, as large discounts can be given from most vendors and venues. Try not to worry about getting a large package and spend your budget on a good and capable photographer. Instead, pay for their time and expertise and get your prints and albums after the wedding. Make sure they have an extensive portfolio, a great website, and many references or reviews from previous clients to insure their experience. Seeing multiple weddings from beginning to end with web hosting, where all wedding images are put online, gives you the ability to view recent weddings to see your potential photographers style and consistency overall.

The Going Rate-The starting rate for an experienced wedding photographer in Southern California ranges from $3,000-5,000 depending on style, experience, and your wants/needs for your package. If your budget is on the lower end of this, then as I said above hire for time and expertise, and worry about your album and extras later. If you are on the top end of this budget, you are going to find a great photographer, and you get to pick for personality and style as well as get an album and second photographer. Even still at this rate, be careful to hire a photographer with longevity. They should have an extensive portfolio and website, great albums, published work, reviews and/or endorsements and a name built for themselves in the wedding industry.

High-End Budget- If you have a budget over $5,000 then you are in luck! You can pick from the best, and this is where you want to be to get a great wedding photographer with all day coverage, a second shooter, a wedding album, engagement shoot, etc. Experience should not be an issue at this rate, so you really are hiring for personality and style. Wedding Photographers with a very established name and recognition within the industry can start upwards of $9,000-$25,000.
You can find  Amy Michelson Gowns at Mon Amie Bridal Salon in Costa Mesa AND Pick up a FREE  copy of Orange County Bride magazine with more information on photography.
Other places to pick up a magazine would be Ralph’s, Barnes, Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s

  • 355 Bristol Street
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • 714-546-5700
  • info@monamie.com
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