Orange County Bride News

Monday, October 15, 2012

 Jennifer Aniston's Beautiful Engagement RING!!!

Jennifer Aniston finally flashed her sparkly engagement ring. Tell us what you think! 
We'd love to hear your comments on Jennifer's &  Justin's engagement and how about
the ring!!!!! Could Justin Theroux be the one?
Get more scoop:

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Vice President Biden's daughter, Ashley Weds in a Vera Wang GOWN - June 2,

Ashley Biden, daughter of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, wore a Vera Wang gown at her wedding to Dr. Howard Krein on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
She wore a custom ivory silk mermaid gown accented by draped tulle and hand-cut circular organza petal skirt, trimmed with delicate thread embroidered silk elements.
She complemented the gown with a chapel length, double layered, hand-appliqu├ęd Chantilly lace veil with full cut blusher.

Ashley Biden Weds! Vice President's Daughter Marries Howard Krein

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From the white house at Number One Observatory Circle to a white wedding dress!
Ashley Biden, daughter of Vice President Joe Biden, wed Philadelphia-based surgeon Howard Krein on Saturday in Delaware.
The social worker and her new hubby have been together since 2010, after meeting through Beau Biden, one of Ashley's older brothers.
MORE: Drew Barrymore's Wedding Day: The Dress! The Nuptials! The Fab Cocktail Party!
Ashley, 30, walked down the aisle in a custom Vera Wang mermaid gown accented by draped tulle and a circular organza petal skirt. She wore her hair down and donned a beautiful Chantilly lace veil to complete the look.
The couple wed in Greenville, Del., at St. Joseph on the Brandywine—the same church where Ashley was baptized—in a joint Jewish-Catholic ceremony, per People magazine. The service celebrated both the bride's Catholic faith and the groom's Jewish beliefs.
According to People, the newlyweds and around 200 family and friends went to the Biden family's lakeside home in Wilmington after the ceremony for dinner and a reception.
Krien, 45, surprised his beautiful bride with a secret honeymoon destination last night after the wedding.
Congratulations to the happy couple!

JUNE 10 BRIDE WORLD EXPO show OC Fair Event Ctr


10am-4pm. Arrive at any time.
Save valuable time when comparing aisle-after-aisle
of local wedding products and services, in one day. Latest
fashions from top designers, Register to win an exotic honeymoon,
Taste wedding cake and catering samples; audition
entertainers; unique crafts and difficult-to-find products; view award-winning portraiture and shop the absolute best wedding values!
Runway-style Fashion Show at 12 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 
Admission is $10 perperson. 
Register (RSVP) in advance to save $2 per person. 

call 1-800-600-7080, for driving directions
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monte Durham of SAY YES to the Dress PROFILE

Monte Durham is the Fashion Director on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.

A proud West Virginian, Monte’s interest in fashion was ignited by his stylish mother and honed through educations in fashion merchandising and hair styling.
During his career as a personal shopper, Monte learned that fashionable women needed help accessorizing and styling their hair. And Monte delivered. Seamlessly transitioning into the bridal industry, Monte provided the same service to brides – building the look beyond the dress – and much, much more.
In his years as a bridal image consultant, Monte was recognized by Elegant Bride, The Washingtonian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Town & Country, InStyle and Brides Magazine. He is a frequent guest on CNN, offering style commentary, and he has also appeared on FOX as a bridal and beauty expert. A history buff (his favorite era is Jackie Kennedy's Washington ), Monte reported for TLC live from London during the royal wedding of Spring 2011.
Monte shares the screen on Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta with his best friend, Lori Allen, owner of Bridals by Lori.
 On Friday nights, fans can watch Monte glamourizing brides. More of Monte’s wedding wisdom and notes on travel, style and beauty can be found on his blog at

A special place in his heart and agenda is reserved for Monte’s Welsh terrier, Nellie Belle. Monte is a member of a terrier rescue group and also volunteers for hospice. He enjoys long-distance running and home restoration.
They say a suit makes the man—but Monte makes the bride.
DID you know about Monte's fabulous background  in the Media.. ? Find out more at his blog.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wedding Dresses by Mon Amie Orange County

Orange County Bride Magazine simply Loves the new looks by Mon Amie, 2012 Wedding Dress Collection. The mermaid style dress is definitely a hit, coupled with elegant ruffles and a delicate flow. These dresses are sure to make your guests awe when they first catch a glimpse of you walking down the isle. These fashions can be found in Orange County too, right in your own backyard. Check out Mon Amie Costa Mesa to try on one of these amazing gowns! More info and links below. Maybe you are looking at your dream dress now!?! We hope so!

     Mon Amie is a family owned & operated bridal salon that has served as Orange County's, Southern California's, and the West Coast's most elegant and premiere bridal salon for 35 years. We present to our brides an unparalleled selection of designer gowns in our spacious 20,000 sq. ft. boutique.  Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are renowned for their sincere personalized service.
     In addition to our couture collection of bridal gowns, Mon Amie offers a wide selection of special occasion gowns, mother-of-the-bride gowns, flower girl dresses, veils & bridal accessories to complete your wedding day look. Mon Amie is also proud to offer an outstanding team of seamstresses on staff to tailor your gown.
We will turn the search for your perfect gown into an event full of memories to be treasured forever! Finding your special gown is truly a magical experience at Mon Amie.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Orange County Wedding Reception Venues

Orange County Bride Magazine is an in print and online resource for the everyday bride! We are here to help you find only the best wedding venues and vendors at the best rates in the Southern California area. On our website, you will find a plethora or information. The magazine, website, and blog facilitate your wedding planning with ideas, tips, contests, as well as the perfect perfect venue, wedding coordinator, photographer, florist, DJ, Limo, and much much more! We encourage you to check out our wedding and Honeymoon Planner on our homepage as well, which is a great asset to help keep the busy bride organized.  We also list most local bridal and Trunk shows on the website as well, so Happy Planning!

Below is a complete link and resource guide to all Wedding Reception Venues in Orange County and beyond. Whether you want your wedding in a garden, on a Yacht, or in a Cathedral, we have got it! We look forward to assisting you in planning the perfect day of your dreams!

Let us know if you found your wedding venue from the link below!

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Who wants to WIN 5 nights at St. Regis Hawaii?

Spending your entire wedding budget on your wedding day and no honeymoon plans yet? How does 5 nights in Kauai, Hawaii at the amazing St. Regis sound? Plus, the VIP treatment including champagne, massages, and dinner for 2?!

Here is your chance to win an exclusive Honeymoon from Orange County Bride Magazine! It is SUPER easy to enter. Just click on the direct link below to visit Orange County Brides Website and fill out the form, then "Like" us on Facebook and you are entered! Share with all the brides you know too!

Somebody has to win, why not YOU?

Click here to enter on Orange County Bride's Website:

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

David Tutera's Wedding Dress Sketch for Angelina Jolie

So we all LOVE David Tutera and coupled with that, we can't wait to see what Angelina Jolie will finally choose to wear for her big wedding day! David Tutera already has a vision for Angelina. You can check out his sketch on, It's a Bride's Life. Let's see if you agree with David. What do you see Angelina Jolie walking down the isle in? Something sexy, simple, modern, over the top? Her last wedding was interestingly different to say the least, now that she has matured and is a Mother, it will be equally as interesting to see the difference in her style marrying Brad Pitt. What style of wedding dress do you see Angelina Jolie in? Do you agree with David? Please leave a comment below, we would love to hear your thoughts!


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Halle Berry on Her Engagement: 'Never Say Never!'

Even the most unexpected people, including celebrities, fall in love and plan to wed. Don't be to quick to say you won't. Halle did, and people who say "I Will Never Get Married" or "I Will Never Get Married Again," many times find themselves falling in love and planning the perfect wedding day. Love is unpredictable, but celebrities throwing amazing over the top weddings is not! Read about Halle Berry's recent unexpected engagement!

"Extra's" Terri Seymour was exclusively with the lovely Halle Berry at the 2012 Jenesse Center Silver Rose Gala this past Saturday, an event that benefits victims of domestic violence.
In Berry's first red carpet appearance since her engagement to French actor Olivier Martinez was made public, the actress laughed with Seymour about it, saying, "Who knew? I swore it off, right? Never say never, people!"
Berry was thrilled to be the Silver Rose Gala Chairwoman. "Being a mother is probably my greatest sense of purpose, but this gives me another sense of purpose outside my own family."
The Oscar winner said honoree Shinal Walker, a survivor of domestic abuse and now an advocate, inspires her every day. Berry gushed, "She's extremely beautiful. I call her my beauty. I think many people think domestic violence doesn't affect beautiful people. But domestic violence transcends the physical selves. It's something deep inside us that needs real healing."
Ingrid Roberts, honored for 10 years of volunteer service, paid tribute to Halle. "She gets in there and rolls up her sleeves and is so passionately committed to everything we do."

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Friday, April 20, 2012

DREAM Weekend for BRIDES TO BE 4 Bridal Events WIN Prizes WOW!!!

ATTN Brides-to-Be 4 Bridal Events this weekend!!!
 Mon Amie Salons' Monique Lhuillier Trunk & Fashion Shows, Costa Mesa - RSVP No charge, SAT 21 & SUN 22
RSVP no charge Chance to WIN Grand Prize Hawaii Honeymoon on SAT 21, 
Enjoy Fashion and prize SUN April 22

Mission Viejo on SUN 22 
 Check out our DIGITAL live! Orange County Bride  Magazine Chance to WIN Hawaii Honeymoon on the island of Kauai, Fashion, Venues and the best wedding professionals in 
Orange County for you!!!
  of the events listed above or Barnes & Noble and your local Ralph's store as well as ANY of our WEDDING VENDORS

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 21 11 am- 2 pm ROY'S ANAHEIM Restaurant BRIDAL SHOW Inviting Brides-to-be

 Chance to WIN Outrigger Luana Waikiki 
5 Night Stay
Roy's Restaurant is reaching out to brides to be -Bridal Faire will showcase  Roy's Signature
Appetizers and cocktails - You'll feel like you're in Hawaii with his Fusion epicurean delights.
RSVP TODAY - free Admission /limited space
Chelsea Hartnett at

RAFFLE: One lucky bride will win a trip of a lifetime, a 5-night stay at Outrigger Luana Waikiki (total value prize $1,795)! Additional prizes include a 4-course, paired wine rehearsal dinner for ten at Roy’s Anaheim (valued at $500), a pearl necklace courtesy of Robbins Brothers and more! Complimentary raffle tickets will be available at the door.
 RSVP TODAY free admission/limited space
Roy's Anaheim Restaurant

In Hawaii, there are two things of equal importance—food and the "aloha" spirit. The blending of these two dynamic principles is how Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine was born. 

European techniques and Asian cuisine meet Hawaiian hospitality to create a fine dining experience. In 1988, James Beard Award-winner Roy Yamaguchi opened the first Roy's in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today there are more than 33 Roy’s locations around the world—23 in the continental U.S., six in Hawaii, one in Japan and one in Guam. The restaurant was designed around a unique experience through spacious dining rooms, an expansive lounge and Roy’s signature exhibition kitchen in full view.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mon Amie Bridal Salon's Coco Anais Trunk Show April 6,7 and 8th

Please join us for the Coco Anais Fashion Show on Saturday, April, 7th 2012 at 9:30 AM.

Please contact Mon Amie to reserve your bridal
appointment today.

355 Bristol Street, Suite N
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


HAVE U been to Mon Amie's website? Which is your favorite wedding dress DESIGNER?
Let us know? We always love to hear our bride's opinions that way we can provide youwith more photos of your DESIGNERS in our next Issue.

Be sure to check out the Mission Inn Fashion Preview on the Orange County Bride

TAYLOR SWIFT in a Maria Lucia Hohan dress OR is it a Wedding Dress?

TAYLOR SWIFT wearing A...
Custom-made - MARIA LUCIA HOHAN Dress  at the
2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
The March 31st Event was held at The Galen Center in
Los Angeles.
More Maria Lucia Hohan dresses will be featured in

Let us know your thoughts on the Maria Lucia Hohan Dress, do you think Maria should design wedding gowns?
YOU WILL when you go to her website!!!

Maria Lucia Hohan Vanilla Silk Mousseline Midi-Length Dress with White Ribbon Detailing

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


 Pictured from left to right: Justin Baldoni, Brooke Burns, Gregory Harrison, Nicole Paggi and Jay Kenneth Johnson)
Photo: Copyright 2011 Crown Media Holdings, Inc./Photographer: Carin Baer


Best Bet: UNDERCOVER BRIDESMAID Starring Brooke Burns Premieres April 15 On Hallmark Channel Sun - 8 pm ET/PT

Brook Burns of "Melrose Place" fame stars as as a bodyguard who goes undercover to protect a Texas tycoon's daughter from multiple death threats.
She'll  have to contend with overly bubbly bridesmaids and much more... Orange County brides will find this show a hoot.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ELLA Trunk Show March 23 ,24 & 25 Castle for Brides in Laguna Hills

Where: Castle for Brides
24012 Avenida De La Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
March 23, 24, 25
Hours: Friday 11-5, Saturday 10-5,
Sunday 12-4

Dear Bride to Be,
You’re invited to attend a Preview Event of the NEW Spring 2012 Ella Bridal Gown collections. The gowns are available to view one weekend only in your area. Be the first to see, choose and own this seasons best and most captivating gowns.
For questions or an appointment call
(949) 859-6800 or email
To view the complete collections please visit:

Free Veil when ordering any Ella Bridal Gown! Veil style V9999 Offer not valid with any other promotions

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Atmosphere Entertainment

MARCH 10 SAT - Bridal Open House Mission Viejo County Club!!!!

 Champagne & Hors d'oeuvres from Noon to 4 PM
Featuring top wedding professionals & pick up a free copy of Orange County Bride magazine.

JUST Click on links to RSVP to   OR CALL 949.322.1091

Friday, March 2, 2012

ENTER TO WIN A Hawaii Honeymoon at St Regis Princeville

Want to know more about the St Regis on the Island of Kauai?
Check out the Orange County Bride magazine online we've gone Digital Click here  

Become a FAN today to keep up on Contests and Wedding News & Trends

TWO Great Bridal Shows SUNDAY March 4 Hyatt LB & Dove Canyon CC

 Fashion Show - Food Tasting - Prizes - Entertainment and much more...

Bridal Showplace


Bridal Open House

  • Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 11am-3pm
  • Dove Canyon Country Club ($ RSVP no charge C.Club Attire ) | MapQ
  • 22682 Golf Club Drive
  • Dove Canyon CA
  • 949.858.2800 X115
  • Becky Halbreich
  • www.dovecanyonclub.com County Bridal Show in Dove Canyon

Orange County Bride Mag Goes Digital reaching more brides

Orange County Bride Magazine now DIGITAL reaching more Brides and Wedding Professionals -the only WEDDING Resource for Orange County brides
Welcome to your online version of Orange County Bride Magazine, where you’ll find Orange County wedding information to make your wedding dreams a reality.

Would you like a Beach Wedding in Orange County? Just click on our Digital issue above
Would you like to find out more about the top places to find  wedding gownsOrange County wedding cakes and more...?

Plan your Orange County wedding reception, ceremony and rehearsal dinner in advance for better accommodations. Consider planning your wedding at least 10 to 12 months out. You’ll want to take time with the overabundance of fabulous venues and wedding locations for newlyweds to choose from, so varied -Orange County country clubs, private estates, hotels,  restaurants, yachts and wedding locations on the beach in Orange County
You may wish to adventure out and have a pre-wedding cocktail party or a yacht harbor wedding brunch. With the great weather in Orange County consider a yacht, outdoor/garden or beach wedding. Your wedding photographer will know where to get a permit for you’re a beach wedding or photo ops. Consider catering for the ultimate flexibility when planning a large wedding or delicious gourmet meals to go. Choosing off days and times (i.e. Friday or a Sunday) will equal a cost savings for your wedding reception. You can find more tips on our blog and inside a copy of Orange County Bride magazine.

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The Fashion Preview has the latest fashion trends that will inspire you to find the wedding gown of your dreams.
Check out the Orange County Bridal Shows & Events and top Destination Wedding/Honeymoon spots on our site. For more ideas to build on for your dream wedding be sure to review our 16 Orange County Real Weddings. To help you with planning click on Wedding Planner, this is also inside our latest issue, along with the Top 100 Wedding Sites.
YOU CAN Pick up a COPY TODAY at Macy's, Bloomingdales, Crate & Barrel, Bed, Bath & Beyond also available at all the wedding professionals featured in Orange County Bride magazine or go to our
DIgital Issue to see beautiful weddings such at the one at WYNDHAM HOTEL Orange County

BEST WISHES TO Tiffanie and Chester 
August 6, 2011

Friday, January 20, 2012

SUNDAY February 22, Premier Bridal Show at Radisson NEWPORT BEACH

Fabulous show coming up this Sunday at the Radisson Newport Beach
Taste Gourmet Cake & Cuisine, Fashion, Music/Entertainment and much much more.   Register online TODAY and SAVE

Friday, January 13, 2012

NEWLYWEDS New Film What's your review?

Newlyweds (2012)
Fair Reviews ~Chicago~ (46.6% Positive) Newlyweds (2012) is opening this weekend in Chicago to fair reviews. • Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times, "This is an honorable film, and Kerry Bishe's performance in particular is winningl

We'd love to hear your review being that you are a soon to-be-bride, let us know your take on this new film.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Remember to:

  • Leave plenty of time to browse.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and carry a big bag with handles for all the business cards and promotional materials you’ll collect.
  • Bring pre-printed labels or a stamp with your name and mailing address on it.
  • Bring a checkbook or credit card so you can take advantage of bargains.
  • Bring a friend. You’ll find that it’s more fun if you share the experience.

3 Shows this weekend

Premier Bridal Show Sunday January 8, 2012 Long Beach Convention Center

BRIDAL SHOWPLACE  The Queen Mary in Long Beach Sunday January 8, 2012

IN ORANGE COUNTY on January 8, 2012, Sunday

EXPO BRIDAL EVENTS at the Hyatt Newport Beach off of Jamboree near PCH


Let us know your opinions of the shows and Bridal Shows in general... They have so much to offer Fashion Shows, food tasting, Entertainment.. let us know...

ALWAYS Check Bridal Show & Trunk Show's at Bridal Salons web page for the most up to date information. Orange County Bride magazine always has a list of the top Bridal Show Events in our latest issue.
Let us know if there are other events that you'd like to know about?
Other Bridal Show websites to checkout that Orange County Bride magazine recommends are

BRIDE WORLD EXPO Beside the January 7, 2012 show at the Orange County Fair Grounds you can count on their other fabulous shows in Orange County and the surrounding cities   They usually have at least 2 to 3 shows a month.

FESTIVAL OF BRIDES is another show we always recommend to our brides.
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