Westlake Village Inn Bridal Show

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
by Ashley Kiser

 

    On April 17th we got to participate in the newest Bridal Show around: The Westlake Village Bridal Show! This event was hosted by Exotic Green Garden and the response and turn out was overwhelming. There were so many excited Brides and their entourages who attended the event and a ton of vendors for them to meet. We were very excited to not only have a booth but to also present a fashion show featuring many of our wedding gowns, special occasion dresses and a tuxedo by Friar Tux of Thousand Oaks.

    Stephanie and Nicole were the Hair and Makeup Artists who got our models runway-ready! They work exclusively with Exotic Green Garden out of their salon in Westlake Village.

 

 

We also got a chance to catch up with a couple of our favorite vendors (and friends) at the event!

 

 

 

    But of course we loved getting to feature our beautiful dresses!!! Thank you to Photography by Paul D for providing us with these amazing images of our models and dresses.

 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED AND PARTICIPATED! ESPECIALLY OUR MODELS: ADELINA, CHLOE, JOY, SHAWN, HEAVEN, DESIREE, CAT, KYLIE & TAYLOR!!!

 

 

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping: An Epic Texting Tale Told With Selfies.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
by Tabitha Bigbee
A true story of bridesmaids dress shopping told from the perspective of millennial brides and bridesmaids.




Bride: “I’m thinking that I want the BM dresses to be like, really light pink.”
Bride: “I’m totally stuck at work today.  SO MUCH TO GET DONE FOR THE WEDDING.  (6 worried emojis)
Bridesmaid: “That will be so pretty (in love emoji)  I’m here to help!”
Bride: “Are you going to the store?  Camarillo Bridal. It’s right by your work.”
Bridesmaid: “Umm.  I wasn’t going to but I could stop by this afternoon.”
Bride: “COULD YOU!?  I want to see the colors so we can get this order done soon.  They said 20 weeks to get here. (shocked emoji)”
Bridesmaid: “What?! Order by next month. (clock emoji)”
Bride: “I’ll send you the number.  Make sure they’re open.”


*Fast Forward*



Bridesmaid: “I’m going to the store now!  They’re open until 6 I set up an hour appointment at 4.”
Bride: “You’re literally the best. (angel emoji)”
Bridesmaid: “They said they’d show me all the colors. 4 different designers and loads of pinks!!”
Bride: “Yay!!!”


*Fast Forward*



Bride: “Are you there now?  Can you send pics of the pinks?  Which designers are there?  Do you like the dresses?  Are there some with lace?  Are there sleeves?”
Bride: “Like a really light pink almost not even pink.”
Bride: “Do you think long?”
Bride: “What about mixed dresses like that picture I saw on instagram?  Or different pinks?! Too much? OMBREEEEEEEE.”
Bride:  “Are you in teh dressing room?”
Bridesmaid:  “Hi sorry yes I’m here.”
Bride: “Yay!”
Bridesmaid: “The girl was telling me about the different designers.  And we need to order like yesterday.”
Bride: “Do you like the dresses?”
Bridesmaid: “I don’t know yet.  There’s some stuff that looks pretty?  A few weird things?”
Bridesmaid: “They have Bill Levkoff (not sure spelling), Jasmine Bridal which has a couple different kinds, and Wtoo!!  You showed me the Wtoo dress on Pinterest that you liked!!  I don’t know if they have that one yet.”
Bride: “YES TRY THAT ONE.”
Bride: “Really light pink.”
Bride: “Send me a picture?”
Bridesmaid: “OMG LOL hold on I totally will.”

Bridesmaid:
 

Bridesmaid: “Uh. It’s the same color as my skin.”
Bride: “That’s the one I saw that I liked!!! Can I see full length!?”
Bridesmaid: “Hello spray tan here I come.  We match.  Me and this dress MATCH.”
Bride: “NO.  You’re totally fine.”
Bridesmaid: “(sad emoji)”
Bridesmaid: “There’s another one just like it in a little different pink.  By Bill Levkoff.”
Bride: “But it’s not the same at the Wtoo dress?”

Bridesmaid:
 

Bridesmaid: “This is a better pink for me.”
Bride: “OH.  It’s the same.”
Bridesmaid: “The fabric is different. But it’s still flowy like you wanted.”
Bride: “I think I like it.”
Bride: “WAIT.  Yesterday I saw a picture of dresses in navy that I really liked.  They were more conservative.  With sleeves.  Is there anything like that?
Bride: “I’ll find the pic and send it to you.”
Bridesmaid: “Conservative?”
Bridesmaid: “Here’s one they have…”

Bridesmaid:
 

Bridesmaid: “This is kinda old looking?”
Bride: “Do they have something like this:

Bride:
 

Bridesmaid: “Long sleeve lace!! I love this. Jasmine Bridal.

Bridesmaid:
 

Bride: “I LOVE THAT. You’re so pretty in that neckline!!”
Bride: “What do you think about short? Like this but in pink?  But I am liking the navy? IDK."

Bride:
 

Bridesmaid: “I love the idea of short so we can dance and it won’t be hot (thumbs up emoji).”
Bridesmaid: “I’m trying on short dresses.  They hit me at an awkward length.  I think I should get hemmed.”
Bride: “(concerned face emoji)”
Bride: “You’re so tall.”
Bride: “How short?”

Bridesmaid:
 

*long pause*

Bridesmaid: “I’m totally kidding! Here’s one that’s a good length for me.”

Bridesmaid:
 

Bride: “Oh. My. God.  I died. Better. Second one is right length.  (stick out tongue emoji)”
Bridesmaid: “Hold everything I found my wedding earrings!”

Bridesmaid:
 

Bride: “????”
Bridesmaid: “THEY’RE SO PRETTY I NEED THESE!!  We should put some sparkle into our bridesmaid look.”
Bride: “I mean, subtly would be fine.”
Bridesmaid: “So not like this?"

Bridesmaid:
 

Bride: “Are you wearing a sparkle BELT?”
Bridesmaid: “The girls here said it was too much. LOL (ring emoji)”
Bridesmaid: “Ok, not that much.  But a little?  (really happy emoji)
Bridesmaid: “LOOK AT THESE STRAPS.”

Bridesmaid
 


Bride: “That’s pretty.”
Bride: “The boobs look weird.”
Bridesmaid: “It’s just too big.”
Bride: “Ok. You’re sure? They look floppy.”
Bridesmaid: “Dude I’m so flat and it’s like 12 sizes too big.”
Bride: “LOL”
Bridesmaid: “Hilarious. (poop emoji)”
Bridesmaid: “You need to come here.  This is hard without you.
Bride: “UGH I WANT TO. But work.”
Bridesmaid: “They just offered to set an appointment for you so you can see the dresses in person.  It’s to hard to see them in pictures.”
Bride: “Yeah, but when!?  I’m soooo busy!”
Bridesmaid: “Maybe this weekend?  You really should see the colors in person.  Especially if you want to go with those pinks. They look the same in the picture.”
Bride: “But we’re going to do cake tasting Saturday and they’re closed Sunday.”
Bridesmaid: “What about 10-11am on Sat?”
Bride: “Yeah I guess so…we don’t have to be there until 1.”
Bridesmaid: “Can I give her your number to call you and set it up?”
Bride: “I can call her.  What’s the number?”
Bridesmaid: “805.389.1515.  Claire will answer.”
Bride: “Ok, I liked the long pink Bill Levkoff Best.  And the lace Navy. See if you can get the info for me.  I want to see them on line.”
Bridesmaid: “They wrote it all down for you already they’re making a profile for you!”
Bride: “Oh wow.  Ok.  And I’ll be there in a few days.  Calling now.”


*Fast Forward*


Bride: “Thank you for doing that today!!”
Bridesmaid: “(12 smiley emojis)
Bride: “I’m set for Saturday, you’re coming right?”
Bridesmaid: “For sure.”
Bride:  “Sorry for making that hard.  I should have just gone in myself.  That was kind of a waste.  BUT now I know they have what we want!”
Bridesmaid: “LOL yeeaaaahhhh…but whatever.  Now we know.”