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Real Weddings: For Your Review – Wedding Eve Movies

Welcome back to another installment of the “For Your Review” blog series based on our popular column in Real Weddings Magazine by columnist Sharon Penny.

With each issue of Real Weddings Magazine, Sharon scours the globe to find helpful, interesting, fun and often off-beat (which we love!) items and online resources that help you plan (or at least help you blow off some steam while planning) your big day.

We hope you enjoy this week’s “For Your Review” movie blog post!

When it comes to movies to watch on the eve of your wedding, sometimes the obvious choices are obvious because they’re exactly what you want. These movies are so eye-rollingly predictable you’ll be surprised by how much you suddenly really do want to watch them. Shhh, it’s OK. Don’t fight it.

The Princess Bride

Movie: The Princess Bride

It’s a classic for a reason. We all know it by heart, but it’s still fun to watch. Rollicking adventure, sweeping romance and the most hysterical wedding put to film.

The Philadelphia Story

Movie: The Philadelphia Story

Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart are brilliant in this all-time classic “Am I marrying the wrong guy?” caper.

My Best Friend's Wedding

Movie: My Best Friend’s Wedding

Don’t lie, you always sing along to the “Say a Little Prayer” scene. We all do. We’re only human.

Love Actually

Movie: Love Actually

Colin Firth’s terrible Portuguese, Liam Neeson being handsome, Hugh Grant dancing to the Pointer Sisters, a very young Sherriff Rick from TV’s The Walking Dead delivering an emo message of love to Keira Knightley—how can we not love this ridiculous movie?

Sixteen Candles

Movie: Sixteen Candles

Okay technically it’s kind of more about a birthday than a wedding but you NEED Molly Ringwald. And you need to see dreamy Jake one more time. It’s the best movie ever! Besides, it’s a public service: You need to remember why not to take muscle relaxers right before your wedding.

 

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s For Your Review Columnist, Sharon Penny.

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Save-the-Date: Warm Summer Breezes & Hot Wedding Ideas Open House at Orchard Creek Lodge

Save-the-date and join us for the Warm Summer Breezes & Hot Wedding Ideas Open House at Orchard Creek Lodge on August 3rd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stop by this event for your FREE copy of Real Weddings Magazine and our planning resource, Real Weddings Magazine’s The Planning Guide! Plus, enter to win $100 to Vitality Medical Laser & Skin Clinic from our booth at this event.

Orchard Creek

Here are the details:

When: August 3, 2014

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Orchard Creek Lodge at 965 Orchard Creek Lane in Lincoln

Cost: FREE Admission.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Meghan Louder at 916-625-4043 or meghan.louder@orchardcreeklodge.com

For more information, log on to orchardcreeklodge.com

Be sure to tell them you found out about the event from Real Weddings Magazine!

 

Hope to see you there!

Photo courtesy of and copyright Orchard Creek Lodge.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

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The Mori Lee Trunk Show at Diamond Bridal Gallery is THIS WEEKEND!

Are you a fan of Mori Lee gowns? Great news…the Mori Lee Trunk Show STARTS TODAY and continues THIS WEEKEND, July 18th-20th, at Diamond Bridal Gallery!

Diamond

Here are the details for this fabulous trunk show:

When: July 18-20, 2014

Where: Diamond Bridal Gallery, 7433 Greenback Lane, Suite K in Citrus Heights

About: Preview the Mori Lee collection at Diamond Bridal Gallery and enjoy 10% OFF Mori Lee gown orders placed during this event!

To make an appointment, CLICK HERE.

For more information, log on to diamondbridalgallery.com

Be sure to tell them you found out about the event from Real Weddings Magazine!

 

Photo courtesy of and copyright Diamond Bridal Gallery.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

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Real Weddings Dazzling Dresses: Simple & Sophisticated

Hello, my darling Real Weddings readers. Today, with the help of Tracy at The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear, we’re focusing on simple, sophisticated gowns. “These are for the brides who want ‘beauty without bling,’” she says. “Whether lace, perfecting satin or taffeta, the bling is minimized in these simple and sophisticated gowns by our favorite vendor, Casablanca Bridal.”

2037Edit

2037

Perfecting Satin; ruched, stretch satin accented on the front and back skirt with Swarovski Crystal and pearl beaded appliqués. Fabric buttons line the zipper.

1974

1974

Crystal Satin gown, with Silk flower and band accent. Vertical ruching at the empire waist and silk flower accent has Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, and beaded embellishment. Strapless, soft sweetheart neckline, fit and flare silhouette, and satin buttons on the zipper.

2131Edit

2131

Strapless sweetheart neckline with a non-beaded Matte Guipure Lace overlay. This sheath gown includes a detachable beaded ribbon sash and has crystal buttons along the zipper.

1831Edit

1831

“Glamorous and Elegant” describes this very classy gown. The bodice and waistline are accentuated with gathers that flatter by giving a slimming effect. Small rows of beads are delicately scattered to give the gown some sparkle and shine. Silky Taffeta covered buttons line the entire back of the gown.

1949Edit

1949

Sweet and demure, this full A-line silhouette is trimmed with a fine crystal and rhinestone beaded design on the bodice and straps. The bodice is beautifully ruched and the back of the gown is accented with double inverted pleats and covered buttons finish the look

Find all these gorgeous Casablanca Bridal gowns and more at The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear. The main bridal boutique is located in Sutter Creek (60 Main Street #2), but they recently opened a second store in Angels Camp (1262 South Main Street). Please note the Casablanca line is only carried in Sutter Creek.

For more information, log onto theclothesmine.com. Also, be sure to “Like” The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear on Facebook here!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Always a Bridesmaid Columnist, Darren Elms.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Casablanca Bridal.

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Real Weddings Wednesday: Presenting Alisha & Mathew

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The Couple: Alisha & Mathew

Wedding Date: September 21, 2013

Photography by Melanie Soleil Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Mathew and I met in high school through mutual friends. We didn’t actually start dating until a few years later when we were attending two different colleges. We stayed in contact and in 2008, Mathew moved to Chico where I lived and we’ve been together ever since.

He proposed to me in July 2012 during our annual trip to South Lake Tahoe. We had rented kayaks and were on the water when is started to get really windy and hard to paddle. Needless to say once we landed I was in a terrible mood; hair was a mess and I was all wet. I sat down on the beach next to him and we were about to eat lunch when he pulls out a box from the backpack he had with him all day and asked me to marry him.

I didn’t start actually planning until Jan 2013. To be quite honest, the planning went smoothly and on schedule. We really wanted to portray who we are in our wedding and with the help of our family and friends, our wedding turned out perfect!

What was the most amazing part of your day? Surprising everyone at the ceremony when I pulled up in a horse and carriage. It was absolutely the best idea ever! People are still talking about it!

What else would you like to share about your big day? Well, as every brides worst nightmare, it rained during our wedding. It was sunny skies the day before AND the day after! But, with the rain came great teamwork and support from everyone and we made it all work and as you can see from the photos, it turned out beautiful!

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Ceremony and Reception Site: Squirrel Creek Ranch

Officiant: Randy Montre

Photographer: Melanie Soleil Photography

Caterer: Bill’s Chuck Wagon

Cake/Desserts: Leea Bakerville

Flowers: Grass Valley Florist

Favors: DIY

Bridal Attire: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Attire: All over! The gals picked their own dresses in the same colors.

Hair: Lanette Gomes

Make-up: Nikki North

Invitations: David’s Bridal

DJ/Entertainment/Band and Lighting: A&A Music Events

Furniture Rentals: NRC Rentals

Linen Rentals: Nevada City Linen

Transportation: Empire Horse and Carriage

Honeymoon Location: Kauai, HI

First Dance Song: “Love your Love the Most” by Eric Church

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Take your time and don’t feel rushed! This is something you should enjoy! Incorporate your friends and family, believe it or not they have tons of great, cost saving ideas!

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? Bought tents for ceremony!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Melanie Soleil Photography.

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