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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
  • http://www.monamie.com
  • Let US KNOW IF YOU FOUND THIS ARTICLE HELPFUL? thanks. lynn@ocbridemag.com
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    >Pricing Wedding Photographers

    Nov. 17th 2011

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    Lazaro.com found at MonAmie.com

    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 Budget If 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.

     

    LET US KNOW IF YOU FOUND THIS ARTICLE HELPFUL?  If you’d like to know more on this subject – email us lynn@ocbridemag.com or pick up the latest copy of Orange County Bride Magazine at newsstands – Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond OR one of our top photographers

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    >Party favorites at Victoria Secret’s FASHION SHOW

    Nov. 17th 2011

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    NEW YORK –

    VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, Alessandra Ambrósio wore Alexandre Birman python pumps while backstage. Please find attached images of Alessandra Ambrósio last night.
    Alessandra was wearing Resort/SS12 python pumps in the bright LARANJA color, paired with a sexy silk, Bright Pink Victoria’s Secret robe. The hand-made python pumps will be available for purchase for $750 on Net-a-Porter.com starting this holiday season, and will be available in a variety of colors at various specialty boutiques across the country.
     
    Great pumps to wear to your Rehearsal Dinner OR would you wear these at your Wedding?
     

    Purple OR Gold OR Red ?
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    >Alessandra Ambrósio Wears Alexandre Birman at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

    Nov. 17th 2011

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    In New York City at the infamous VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, Alessandra Ambrósio wore Alexandre Birman python pumps while backstage.

    Which  pair is your favorite?

    Where can You find these pumps? At Most  prestigious retailers, such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter, Printemps and Lane Crawford.

     

     

     



     

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    >Orange County Bride Magazine’s Wedding Fashion Shoot at Mission Inn Resort

    Nov. 11th 2011

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    BEHIND THE SCENES AT Orange County Magazine’s Wedding Fashion Shoot at
    Thanks to Godfather Films
    Orange County Bride Magazine chose the Historic Mission Inn Resort and Spa for their Magazine Fashion Shoot featuring models Raina Hein of America’s Next Top Model along with April Foeldi Mickle, Elsa Martinez, Kristof Schaper, Dominique Jane Sharpe and Dominic Tartaro.

    The beautiful photography was created by Kendra Duerst of KendraWeddings.com along with International Photographer, Peter Leal. Check them out at tinyurl.com/​3nczq6l

    Quite a team of experts were responsible for this successful published photo shoot including:

    Eddie Tapp International Photographer
    Lighting: Greg Franco

    Mon Amie Salon MonAmie.com
    ClairePettibone.com Vera Wang, Carrie CasperTheWhiteDress.comFriarTux.com

    Stylist
    Shawna Flatten Stranger for Mon Amie Bridal Salon

    Florist
    White Secures

    Assistants
    Linda Foeldi
    MyBridalAssistant.com
    Jessie Vance
    Justin Allison
    Andrew Orr
    Dominic Tartaro

    Hair & Makeup Stylist
    Michelle Talbott
    OnceUponATimeHairDesign.com
    Berit Digerud of Makeup by Berit
    Molly Shriver of Beauty-Full by Molly

    Executive Producer
    Heather Morgan

    Producer
    Mercy DaSilva

    Venue
    MissionInn.com

    Highlight Film produced by GodfatherFilms.com

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    >Behind the Scenes Bridal Fashion Shoot at Mission Inn Resort

    Nov. 11th 2011

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    Behind the Scenes with photographer
     Kendra Duerst’s fashion shoot
    at Mission Inn  Resort
    Thanks to Godfather Films
    Orange County Bride Magazine chose the Historic Mission Inn Resort and Spa for their Magazine Fashion Shoot featuring models Raina Hein of America’s Next Top Model along with April Foeldi Mickle, Elsa Martinez, Kristof Schaper, Dominique Jane Sharpe and Dominic Tartaro.

    The beautiful photography was created by Kendra Duerst of KendraWeddings.com along with Peter Leal. Check them out at tinyurl.com/​3nczq6l

    Quite a team of experts were responsible for this successful published photo shoot including:

    Eddie Tapp International Photographer
    Lighting: Greg Franco

    Mon Amie Salon MonAmie.com
    ClairePettibone.com Vera Wang, Carrie Casper
    TheWhiteDress.comFriarTux.com

    Stylist
    Shawna Flatten Stranger for Mon Amie Bridal Salon

    Florist
    White Secures

    Assistants
    Linda Foeldi
    MyBridalAssistant.com
    Jessie Vance
    Justin Allison
    Andrew Orr
    Dominic Tartaro

    Hair & Makeup Stylist
    Michelle Talbott
    OnceUponATimeHairDesign.com
    Berit Digerud of Makeup by Berit
    Molly Shriver of Beauty-Full by Molly

    Executive Producer
    Heather Morgan

    Producer
    Mercy DaSilva

    Venue
    MissionInn.com

    Highlight Film produced by GodfatherFilms.com

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    >Friday NOV 11 to Sunday NOV 13 Mon Amie Trunk Show for JIM HJELM

    Nov. 10th 2011

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    is proud to feature
    The Jim Hjelm Bridal Collections
    The Jim Hjelm FASHION SHOW on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 9:30AM
    Be sure to contact Mon Amie to RSVP 714.546.5700 
     365 Bristol Street – Costa Mesa 92626

    Don’t Miss the opportunity to meet Designer Francesca at her ONLY Southern California Appearance!!!

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