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.
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!
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
Monday, January 02, 2017
by Ashley Kiser
Our Mad About Maggie event is less than 2 weeks away and we are so excited to finally announce the team that will be working with us to make this event extra special for our Brides.
Meet Fairytale Hair & Makeup!
Tara has been the Queen of this amazing team for 14 years. Since she was a little girl she was obsessed with weddings and has turned her passion into a successful business that makes Brides feel beautiful every single day. And we are super jealous that Tara and her team get to be there by your side as you get ready on your special day. What an amazing feeling!
And did we mention that Tara and her team have also had the pleasure of working with David Tutera?!
Oh yeah... and they just happen to work at THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH (Disneyland and Disneyworld)all the time! Their job is literally magical.
When you come in for Mad About Maggie you will get to have these amazing ladies transform you into the ultimate Princess Bride for $25. Yes, you read that correctly. You get a hair and makeup trial for $25. To quote one of the lovely ladies who already booked her appointment "That's a no brainer!"
Meet Sweet Art Bake Shop!
They were part of our last Mad About Maggie event too! Sierra's beautiful cakes were such a hit that they made themselves a permanent home at our Boutique. If you have 2017 wedding you better book her soon...she WILL fill up!All of the Brides who attend Mad About Maggie will get 10% OFF their cake or dessert bar orders if they book within a month of the event.
All of us are also teaming up to raffle off some amazing prizes for you ladies too!
- Fairytale Hair & Makeup: $50 OFF HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES FOR YOUR WEDDING
- Sweet Art Bake Shop: $100 GIFT CARD TOWARD YOUR WEDDING CAKE/DESSERT BAR
- Camarillo Bridal Boutique: FREE VEIL, FREE GARTER, 15% OFF ENTIRE PARTY'S TUXEDO ORDERS
Give us a call or go directly to our website to REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT. We will call you back with availability within one business day.