Thursday, December 30, 2010

OCBrides Teams up With Christmas 365 for a Holiday event for a good Cause!

OCBrides teamed up with Christmas 365 to have a joint Holiday function and help out families in need.  At the home of Kim Kimpel in Corona, there were 40 theme-decorated Christmas trees.  Some had product that was donated for the cause.

The house was open on weekends for over a month. On December 12th we joined the cause and featured Christmas tunes from Dijital Engagement.  Great food, wonderful music, fabulous people, and all for a fantastic cause.

 There was a huge room filled with toys and items for 12 adopted families in need! 

 Thank you all who attended and made this a joyous occasion.  And a very special Thank You to Holly Dolly Photography for joining the cause on 2 occasions to take such fabulous photos!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Classic Party Rentals Goes GREEN

Thanks to Mary Lallande, I was invited to the ISIS meeting this month at Classic Party Rentals.  The topic of the evening was "Going Green in the Wedding Industry".  I couldn't pass this up as I LOVE an organic party!

Classic Party Rentals is implementing their "SAVE" program.  Sustainable Applications for a Viable Environment initiative.  They are committed to leading the industry in environmental awareness and sustainable business practices.   Their rentable tables are made from sustainably harvested wood, the linens and carpets are made from sustainable natural fibers and the company is implementing energy saving practices within it's 34 locations.  They are in the process of developing best-in-industry “green events” for their clients.

Pumpkin Soup
Primal Alchemy Catering provided the fabulous organic food.  They served a type of Pumpkin (that I cannot pronounce) soup made from pumpkin grown from their own garden!  It was served in a shot glass and topped with a yummy maple flavored whip cream!  They had a wide array of cheeses, some that I had never had before. Primal Alchemy deals with local organic farmers whenever possible.  The Gluten Free Desserts were provided by Simply Sweet Bakery.  The salted caramels were the most popular. It was so wonderful to have good Gluten Free options!
Cheeses from Primal Alchemy
Gluten Free Chocolate!!
Holly Thach of Classic Party Rentals was the speaker for the evening. She told us how Classic is very committed to becoming a GREEN company and is taking baby steps to get there.  Her presentation included a few interesting facts including that it takes less energy to wash 14,000 glasses than it does to make one plastic cup that gets thrown away after one use!  Can you believe that?

Learn how you can work with Classic Party Rentals and make a substantial impact on our precious environment by visiting their SAVE program  page.

Thank you Mary for the invitation and for your awesome photos!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

An Evening with Four Quick Clicks

Last week I had the great opportunity tow work with David of Four Quick Clicks Photobooth rentals.  It was a fun evening.  Their photobooths were designed by the company owner, John Fitzpatrick.  They were built from the gorund up for comfort and versatility.  Quick Click booths are 48” wide, the widest and most comfortable photo booths in existence. They provide a full-width upholstered bench for your comfort, as well as
to allow more people to be in your photos.

Their photos look awesome because they use 10 Megapixel cameras and 600 dpi printers to produce rich, vibrant photos that capture excellent detail and color fidelity. They even add an invisible lamination layer that provides resistance to fading, finger-prints, water, ozone and dust.

The event was a Christmas party for Nutrilite at the Phoenix Club.  In addition to the photobooth there was a carnival complete with rides, fortune teller, entertainment, food, ink tattoo's, and much much more.  The guests just loved the photobooth experience with the large selection of props to choose from.  Some came back again and again!

They also have a standalone station that guests can create their own awesome photos with a wide selection of frames and fun things to add to the photos.
It was a great joy learning another area of the bridal industry!  Thank you Four Quick Clicks for this opportunity.  You can learn more about them at

OCBrides mixer -- Save the Date -- Bring Your Brides for Great Raffles

January's mixer is going to be a bit different than usual and is sure to be lots of fun for vendors and brides alike!  It will be January 19th at the beautiful Anaheim White House Restaurant, in of course Anaheim. The owner, Bruno Serato would like the vendors to invite brides to this mixer.  The vendors get a raffle ticket for each bride they bring, and they have the chance to win dinner for two.  And even better .... the brides each get a raffle ticket and the chance to win a rehearsal dinner for 20 people!  How can your brides pass up this fantastic offer from Bruno?
West Wing in it's Glory

In case you haven't been to the restaurant, here is some history ...  the Anaheim White House is a landmark jewel that was once nestled quietly among an enormous orange grove in the early 20th century and is still Anaheim's most famous hidden treasure.

This beautiful historical landmark was skillfully
crafted by a gentleman named Dosithe Gervais in 1909. Over the years, the property was sold a couple of times to families who made it their home.   In 1978 Mrs. Anthony Bouch, an energetic woman in her 70's, purchased the home and aspired to open an antique store. After making $100,000 in renovations, however, her health failed and she was unable to fulfill her dream. Jim and Barbara Stovall purchased the home in 1981. They planned to build condominiums in its place, even hiring an architect to help with the design. But on the eve of the scheduled demolition, Barbara told her husband that she couldn't bear the thought of the home being destroyed. New plans were then drawn up, almost immediately, for the restoration of the home as "Thee White House Restaurant," which opened on New Year’s Eve of 1981.

Very few changes were made in the refurbishment project. The restoration was copied from original existing pieces, whenever possible. The interior of the home was restored with most rooms retaining their original size and shape. The brick fireplace in the library (now the main dining room) and many of the windows are original. Every effort has been made to retain the appearance of the home as it was in 1909.

Finally, in 1987, Italian immigrant Bruno Serato took over the ownership of the restaurant, which now features Northern Italian cuisine. His award-winning excellence and signature entrees befit the establishment, now Anaheim White House Restaurant, and his philosophy is simple: to treat each and every one of his patrons as a distinguished guests in his home. Simple as it may be, Anaheim's once "hidden treasure" is now recognized worldwide, and is now a "home" to many.

Numerous celebrities such as Danny De Vito, Andrea Bocelli and even former president Jimmy Carter have graced the home's threshold. Likewise, Anaheim White House has also graced catering events for many, including Madonna, and has even traveled as far as Bora Bora, to delight dinner guests with our magnificent fare.

Not only has it been a home to so many distinguished guests, but it is also a home to several awards of excellence. Anaheim White House garnered the DiRoNA award, a very prestigious award given to only a select few in all of North America; and also the highly coveted Golden Sceptre award, the highest honor award given by the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. Their latest achieved is the Five Star Diamond Award awarded by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, Which boasts Donald Trump on the Board of Trustees. News of this cuisine extraordinaire has been the subject of numerous reviews in international publications in Italy and Japan.

From Anaheim to Bora Bora, from Jimmy Carter to Madonna, Bruno's simple philosophy along with the culinary talents under his direction has not only added to the success of this beautiful landmark, but it has made Anaheim White House a true legend on the international culinary map!

The completely new West Wing addition next to the Anaheim White House Restaurant offers No room fees with their lunch or dinner packages!  The new 1800 sq feet West Wing Banquet Hall is great for weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal shower, you name it!  See the West Wing photo above.

Come check it out!  We hope to see you and your brides at January's mixer!

Information taken from "About Us" page.  Please visit the website for more information on this remarkable restaurant.


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