Thursday, October 25, 2007

Trunk Show - Sunday November 18th

I'm excited to announce that we are hosting a trunk show with A Legendary Affair in Manhattan Beach on Sunday November 18th. I will have all of our in-stock wedding dresses and bridal accessories there for you to view. We are also accepting a limited number of Personal Appointments for brides who want to try on dresses and receive styling advice. These appointments will book quickly, so email me ( to schedule your appointment. In addition to Encore Bridal there will be several other wedding vendors there, and bridal attire for purchase (ex. custom veils, headpieces, etc...) - a mini bridal show if you will. Event details below. Hope to see you there!
Event Details
Location: A Legendary Affair - Wedding and Party Planning Showroom
505 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 10
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Open Reception from 11:00am to 2:00pm
RSVP to Julie at or 310.545.1409

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Another Way to Go Green on your Wedding Day

As we are becoming increasingly more aware of our impact on our planet, more brides and grooms are looking for ways to incorporate eco-friendly practices into their weddings. That is one reason why I love providing brides the option of bridal attire that is both environmentally conscious and fashion forward. Maybe you hadn't thought about it, but buying a "Pre-Owned" gown or bridal accessory reduces waste and the use of the world's natural resources. Encore Bridal also makes every effort to use sustainable business practices. Now when you purchase your dream wedding gown you're saving green in two ways- the green in your wallet and the green of the earth!

In this vein, I'm always on the lookout for new green resources for brides and grooms. Recently I met Christine Saunders, owner of The Spiraled Stem, located in Southern California. Beside creating beautiful floral designs (see her portfolio on her website), she has found a way to reduce the impact of her business on the environment and promote sustainable practices in the wedding and event industry. She uses organic flowers from companies that meet comprehensive sustainability standards, uses and re-uses eco-friendly containers, reduces and recycles packaging supplies, and contributes her cuttings to a local composting program. After talking with Christine I was impressed by her passion for floral design and desire to meet the needs of brides with as little impact on the environment as possible. Check out The Spiraled Stem at

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Celebrity Wedding Gowns

Katie Holmes in Valentino

Eva Longoria in Angel Sanchez

Nicole Kidman in a gown designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga

Which celebrity had the best wedding dress? Take our poll (located on the left side bar)...VOTE now for your favorite! I have my pick and will let you know after the poll ends.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

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Encore Bridal and Scribble Couture Launch Party!!

On August 23rd we celebrated the launch of as well as the launch of Scribble Couture's new bridal handbag line. Thank you to all of you who braved the Thursday night traffic in LA to join us at the offices of Regal Real Estate! It has been a long, but exciting year, and I'm so thrilled to have our eBoutique up and running. Now we want to spread the word...Brides Have Options! We no longer have to spend retail prices for high-end designer gowns! We can have that "need to have" dress and still afford flowers.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Scribble Couture, the founder, True Cross, is extrememly talented. She has created a custom handbag line that will embroider any image you can dream-up onto one of her high-end leather handbags. The eStore is
For those of you who missed this event, I may be doing one more bridal trunk show in the LA area this year. I will keep you posted. Happy planning!