#RealCBBbrides - Stephanie & Justin

Thursday, April 05, 2018
by Ashley Kiser

   Welcome to the first installment of our new blog series #RealCBBbrides!  Like many of you, we love scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration but we rarely get to see REAL BRIDES. Don’t get us wrong….styled shoots are a great way to inspire people but we always want to know how these ideas gets executed by Brides in the real world. This new blog series is meant to show you how our #RealCBBbrides have brought their dream weddings to life, and hopefully to inspire you through the planning process.

Happy Planning!

Camarillo Bridal Boutique 

Meet Stephanie & Justin!

   When they began planning their Big Day Stephanie was ready. She had been dreaming about this day for as long as she can remember. And Justin was by her side supporting her and assuring her that his priority was making sure it was everything she dreamed it would be. KEEPER! They brought in Leslie Kaplan from ENCORE EVENT DESIGN to help with the execution and everyone agreed that was the best decision they could have made.  “She was so excellent in making all of my ideas come to life and completely respected the decisions I made prior to hiring her”. Never underestimate a wedding planner, ladies. They are like your Fairy Godmother!


   When Stephanie came in to try on dresses she had a pretty clear vision of how she wanted to look. She loved illusion necklines and the look of lace around her chest and shoulders. We very clearly remember this day because her stylist(Christina) knew after just a few dresses which would be THE ONE. Here’s the catch…we didn’t have it in the store anymore. Gasp! “Patience Lynette” was her perfect Maggie Sottero wedding gown, but we only had Patience for her to try on. So Stephanie(the trooper and visionary that she is) put on another dress with the same buildup, with Patience on TOP so she could see the whole look together. AND SHE SAID YES TO THE DRESS! She brought the perfect crew with her: Mom, Grandma and her Mother-in-Law. They provided her with honest opinions but made it known that they respected whatever decision she made. “As soon as I put that one on, I knew it was my dream dress! I felt so confident and happy in it and I knew Justin, my husband, would love it.” 

One of the cutest things that Stephanie and Justin did was read their vows to each other during their "First Look". They decided to do it privately because she knew she would be an emotional mess and Justin would just be thankful not to have to speak in front of so many people. They were able to keep their ceremony short and sweet, but also made sure to sign their marriage certificate before walking down the aisle as Man and Wife. "We wanted to walk away married after our officiant pronounced us husband and wife." 
In Her Own Words 
What advise do you have for other Brides planning their weddings?
"Pick everything that makes you happy. You are the one that lives with the memories and the pictures. If something goes wrong or isn't exactly what you pictured, let it go. No one else knows it isn't exactly how you wanted it. And, relax! You are about to experience the most emotions you have ever felt and it's going to go by in the blink of an eye! I highly recommend a photographer and videographer if your budget allows. It has truly allowed me to relive the day over and over again, and hear the voices and the sounds of that day as well. Also, pick a dress that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable. DO not try to pick something trendy or what you think others will like. You will look the most beautiful in a dress you believe you look beautiful in. Coming from one self-conscious bride to another, you will absolutely shine if you pick a dress you truly think make YOU happy."

Stephanie, thank you for being an absolute joy to work with! You and Justin are such an amazing couple and we wish you nothing short of a lifetime of happiness. It is an honor to have been part of your day and we can't wait to see your love continue to grow!

Camarillo Bridal Boutique


Camarillo Ranch Wedding Showcase 2017

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
by Ashley Kiser

It's that time again! The Camarillo Ranch Wedding Showcase is just around the corner and all of your favorite vendors are getting to meet you and help you plan the wedding of your dreams.



  As a former Bride who went through this process before being part of the bridal industry, I have to say this event gets it right. I was looking for inspiration and for vendors who got me excited about the planning process. I had gone to other showcases and was extremely overwhelmed (and sometimes claustrophobic) by endless business cards and clipboards asking for my contact information. I was so overwhelmed at one point that I put a deposit to elope to Hawaii...NO JOKE!!! We bought a sign that said "Just Maui'd" and everything.


Lucky for you, the Camarillo Ranch Wedding Showcase exists and it is tailor-made to California Brides. If there is one thing I have learned the last several years it is that our Brides are truly unique. California sets the trend and our Brides deserve the kind of wedding showcase that INSPIRES them. So today I wanted to introduce you to the amazing vendors who have teamed up to bring you this UNIQUE AND FUN event!




Could you even imagine a better place to get inspired? This venue is so versatile that you can literally make your wildest dreams come true. You have a classic Victorian Style House, Rustic Red Bard, and a huge Lawn with amazing greenery and trees...all is one spot! And with so much history you can't help but think of all the beautiful memories and moments that have happened here. Plus they are raffling FREE USE OF THEIR VENUE!




Whether you need a teepee, lounge furniture, tables, chairs, linens, etc. Party Pleasers has got you covered! They have a variety of options for you to choose from and they can also help you put together your entire design. Every year they always seem to find a new way to outdo themselves with spectacular design ideas. We can't wait to see what they do this year!




Anyone who follows them on Instagram knows that they do flawless work. This Mother-Daughter duo and their entire team are amazingly talented and will make your vision come to life. This year they were also featured as a finalist for California Wedding Day Magazine  (along with Party Pleasers and Camarillo Bridal Boutique). Their beautiful work will be heavily featured in the fashion show and the design of the event.



And of course we will be there for our Annual Fashion Show to showcase the latest trends in Bridal Fashion. Make-up and hair will of course be provided by the fabulous Blushing Beauty! We work with them every year and absolutely love having them as part of our Dream Team for this event. Be sure to stop by our booth where we will be giving special discounts for booking you appointment at the showcase and raffling

                              $500 OFF THE WEDDING GOWN OF YOUR DREAMS

Click here to get your tickets!!!