Bridal Fascinations By My Wedding Concierge

12 Jul
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Google+ for the Wedding Industry – Marketing to Brides

I’ve been playing with Google+ for about a week now and sending invites to wedding vendors who want in on this new social media platform. I’ve been asked many times on twitter and facebook whether I think that it’s necessary to join yet ANOTHER social media site. As little time as I have to devote to yet another platform, I think that google+ is one that we need to pay attention to. Do I think that it’s going to overtake facebook? I don’t think so. I think that it will however, divide early adopters vs. late adopters. Like they say, the early bird gets the worm. Get in there. Learn how to use it, and learn how to use it to market to your brides. It has a lot of buzz right now and the ability to communicate to your own group via circles and not have to include all of your other brides/friends/vendors in the conversation is a huge plus in my book.
I see the ability for you, as a vendor, to have conversations with individual brides in her own circle that doesn’t include spamming all your friends. You can upload photos to her circle and she can reply to the same conversations in complete privacy. Everything is more visual and all in one place. I also find that the user interface was also very well thought out and easy to use. With Facebook fan pages, Google has been rumored to have coming soon, brand pages. That’s another reason to jump onboard now so you’re familiar with how the whole system works.
And one more thing about the advantage of Google+ over facebook? Bye bye Farmville and Mafia Wars!!!
If you already have a google+ account, an easy way to create a vanity account is: visit: gplus.to enter a username, add your google account number and voila, it’s done!
Mine is: http://gplus.to/wedding if you want to connect with me.
If you would like an invite to google+, please leave a comment here and I’ll email you one right away!

01 Jul
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Custom Couture Wedding Cookies and Favors by Rolling Pin Productions – Sponsored Post

If you want a truly unique and custom wedding favor, you’ll definitely want to know about this custom cookie company that produces the most tasty and pretty cookies I have ever seen! Rolling Pin Productions was recognized by Bride’s Magazine as one of the Top 50 Wedding Websites You Can’t Live Without and had this to say about them, ‘A yummy idea: Send guests home with individually wrapped cookies customized to your party theme from Rolling Pin Productions.’ They make their own cookie cutters to your specifications and can decorate the cookies with the utmost attention to detail. They are almost too beautiful to eat and your guests will be absolutely delighted with such a delicious and beautiful favor. You can also follow them on twitter: @flutebake
Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July everyone!!

21 Jun
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Paris Engagement Photography Session

When I came across this GORGEOUS engagement shoot in Paris, I knew that I had to drop everything and find the photographer that had shot it. Juggling a million things at any given time, a shoot has to be this gorgeous for me to want to chase it. To my surprise, this shoot hadn’t been picked up before and the photographers have never been published on a blog before. I think I found myself a gem! Zabrina from Jeza Photography has been wonderful to work with – I’m looking forward to seeing and featuring more shoots from them!

Paris by Day

Paris by Night

19 Jun
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Food Truck Wedding

Food Trucks at Engage11

Food trucks are quite popular right now – I follow a few here in San Diego on twitter or facebook and if they’re fairly close by and I’m hungry, I’ll go and find them. The food is absolutely delish, cheap, and fast – well, only if you’re one of the first ones in line! Brides and grooms are incorporating food trucks into their wedding plans. Personally, I like them at rehearsal dinners and after parties. I’m still a traditionalist and like the sit down dinners for the wedding reception. But, because they are completely self contained (they travel and cook in the same vehicle), you can cut costs by using a food truck vs. a catering company. There are food trucks for just about every set of tastebuds – from cupcakes to organic, farm to truck to In N Out. Bon Appetit!

Photos courtesy of Mel Barlow

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11 Jun
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Style Me Pretty is Being Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

Photo courtesy of Style ME Pretty

One of my favorite wedding blogs, run by the uber stylish, Abby Larson is being featured by CBS Sunday Morning! CBS is featuring Style Me Pretty on the influence of bloggers on the media and publications. I’m loving how the media is really viewing the wedding industry as a way to reach a younger and more influential crowd. I for one, am loving this shift, as it brings even more awareness into a $72 Billion dollar industry and hopefully shows how wedding blogs are influencing today’s brides. Make sure you tune in!
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11 May
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Just Launched – The Wedding Tribune – Wedding Blog Newspaper

We are so excited to announce the launch of The Wedding Tribune! Updated every 30 minutes, we will showcase all of the latest blog posts in a visually stunning manner. The Wedding Tribune allows you to read up on your favorite blogs and discover new gems along the way! Read by category or by breaking news, we’ll be adding additional categories throughout the week as well as social media integration. Keep your eye out for some AMAZING iPhone and iPad apps coming out later next month! Powered by our popular My Wedding Concierge search engine, you can now view posts in near real time. Or, if you prefer to search via relevance, you can still do that via My Wedding Concierge’s website and apps. The choice is yours!
Wedding Vendors: There are limited number of sponsorship opportunities available on The Wedding Tribune or to find out how to get your blog articles up on the site, contact us today for more information! advertising@my-wedding-concierge.com
17 Mar
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For Japan With Love

I am completely humbled by my friends over at Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours. After seeing the devastation in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, they quickly rallied the entire wedding blogging community to come together for a day of silence and prayer They have selected Shelter Box as their charity of choice and each $1000 raised, they will be sending over a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Their goal was $5500 and in under 4 days, they have already raised over $21,000. Every little bit counts – you can click here to help out. Thank you.

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01 Dec
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Felice Keller Productions – Custom Song Writing for Weddings

I met Felice in the lobby of The Breakers. We were both going to the cocktail party at Engage10 when we struck up a conversation. I was immediately amazed at what she does. A custom song writer for your wedding?! Amazing. After I got home, I listened to her songs and seriously, had tears in my eyes. They were that beautiful.

Phyllis Cheung & Felice Keller

Have you ever dreamed that you could walk down the aisle to a song written just for you? Well, Felice Keller, an award-winning songwriter based in Los Angeles, is the founder of Felice Keller Productions, which makes special occasions extraordinary by commissioning hit writers for artists like Faith Hill, Clay Aiken, and even Johnny Cash to create and perform custom songs written especially for you.
Felice works with many of the most successful players in the music industry including a variety of accomplished writers including Andrea Stolpe (Faith Hill, Josh Gracin), Jeffrey Steele (Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw), and Grammy winner Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood, Jimmy Buffett). Many of her songs are currently being recorded and others are being showcased in a variety of television and film projects. Her music was recently featured on MTV’s “Newport Harbor” and “Laguna Beach.”
She is known for her talent in connecting the right people with each other and furthering the careers of songwriters and artists. She has executive produced albums, placed music on hit television shows and Billboard-charting albums, and continues to be a valuable resource to many. Give her a call today and see how unforgettable she can make your wedding!
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30 Nov
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WriteShot: Wedding Photojournalists that Capture True Love Stories

The wedding album has long been a cherished memento of one of the most important days in a couple’s life together. But as the memories fade and the album is passed on through the generations, details of this important occasion, and the couple’s journey to get there, can be lost. That’s where WriteShot comes in.
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Founded by photographers and journalists Natasha Chornesky and Chris Cozzone, WriteShot delivers not only magazine-quality photos of a couple’s wedding day; Chornesky and Cozzone document the whole love story—from the first meeting through the courtship and engagement—capturing every detail of the wedding week and day, through extensive interviews with the couple, their family and friends. The complete story is then written, laid out with accompanying photographs and professionally printed and bound into an heirloom-quality, Taschen-style book that uniquely captures each couple’s personality, documenting their love story for generations to come.
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Cozzone and Chornesky commit to only two weddings per month so they can spend one full week interviewing and photographing each couple in the days leading up to their wedding, and another week laying out the final copy and photographs. Each 10”x10” book is completely custom and contains an average of 100 heavy-stock, glossy pages of text and images. Photos from the couple’s dating life or honeymoon can also be incorporated.
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“What we create is not a wedding album — it’s a book. It’s really the story of the couple—how they found each other, fell in love and got married,” said Chornesky. “We get to know our clients really, really well. We know who’s important to them and who drives them crazy. So when it comes time to assemble the book, we are very comfortable telling their story the way they want it told. We submit proofs for approval before the book goes to print, but honestly, we get very, very few edits.”
Wedding Photographers WriteShot Weddings in Los Angeles
Cozzone and Chornesky have more than 20 years of photography and journalism experience between them. Their photographs and articles have appeared in publications spanning the globe including Newsweek, The New York Times, Playboy and Der Spiegel. In addition, Cozzone has won multiple awards for his magazine layout and photography work. Chornesky taught journalism and her work has appeared in national educational publications.
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WriteShot is based in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, but Chornesky and Cozzone travel the globe to cover weddings.
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14 Sep
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Giveaway!!! Get Geolocated on our new Inspiration Engine App!

We’re getting ready to launch our new Inspiration Engine iPad app REAL SOON!!! And we want to celebrate by giving away 3 Geolocated Ads!!! There is no other wedding app out there that has the uber coolness factor that ours has. Check it out for yourself by watching our preview video: http://bit.ly/d4xh82
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