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Real Wedding Dazzling Dresses: Casablanca Lace

Hello delightful Real Weddings Brides. Ready for a little Thursday eye candy? Here’s a selection of lovely dresses from the Casablanca Lace line at The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear in Sutter Creek.

According to The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear’s Tracy Lindenberger, “Casablanca is our number one vendor, and their lace gowns are great for the vintage look popular up here with winery and rustic barn weddings. Another positive with Casablanca is that they never discontinue a dress. If a bride falls in love with a gown, she can be assured that it will still be available when she’s ready to order.” Let’s check them out!

1827

This romantic gown has a modified sweetheart neckline and an A-line silhouette. The delicate lace is decorated with just the right amount of sparkle and bead work, while the chapel length train helps complete the look of this sophisticated creation.

1900

This strapless A-line silhouette features beaded Chantilly lace overlay with scallops on the neckline and elaborate hand-embroidered designs and crystals on the bodice. A stunning empire waistline wrapped in luxe satin and scalloped semi-chapel train makes this gown timeless.

2004

Beautifully beaded lace appliqués sewn on netting over crystal satin lining. The neckline is an off the shoulder design with scalloped trim accent and the gown silhouette is a fit and flare A-line. Features a sheer lace design on the back.

2072

Beautiful scalloped A-line gown with beaded band accent at waist. The beaded lace over silky satin is finished with eyelash fringe.

2096

Soft beaded lace gown with a deep sweetheart neckline and an organza and lace ruffle skirt. Matching lace covered buttons go down the entire back of the bodice.

Find these gowns at The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear, 60 Main Street in Sutter Creek. 209-267-0417, theclothesmine.com. And, make sure to like The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear on Facebook here!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Always a Bridesmaid Columnist, Darren Elms.

Photo courtesy of and copyright Casablanca.

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Real Weddings Wednesday: Presenting Amanda Nicole Kaiser and Neil Taylor McMahon Johnston

The Couple:  Amanda Nicole Kaiser and Neil Taylor McMahon Johnston

Wedding Date:  June 9, 2012

Photography by Shoop’s Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  Neil and I met 4 years ago. We started dating November 14, 2008. After dating for a mere 3 months, we took a leap of faith and moved to San Jose together for a job opportunity Neil received. When we moved neither of us knew anyone in San Jose and we were both in new jobs. This was when we got really close as a couple.

On November 14, 2010, Neil proposed to me after taking me to a rooftop dinner in downtown San Jose. We always knew we wanted a summer wedding, but the upcoming summer was too soon to plan a wedding and we both had a lot going on at the end of the year. So we set the date as the following June. Planning the venue was one of the first obstacles we had as it had a lot to do with the remaining wedding budget. When my father offered his house as an option we were very excited. Its such a beautiful old home and the grounds are perfect for hosting large parties. Once we had that solidified everything else just fell into place.

What was the most amazing part of your day?  One super cool part of the day was when Neil and I were trying to light the unity candles and the gusts of wind were not cooperating at all. Our friends and family in the wedding party could sense our frustration. They gathered around us in a huge circle and guarded us against the wind. It was barely enough of a barrier but we were able to have all three candles lit for a moment. That was all that mattered to us and it was so awesome for everyone to jump in and help out like that.

  


Ceremony Site & Reception Venue:  Private Residence

Photographer:  Shoop’s Photography

Caterer:  Aroma Catering

Cake:  The Cake Lady

Flowers:  The florals were all done by my step-mom she ordered some fresh online and had them delivered the day of including bouquet flowers and cake flowers. She also saved us a lot of money by using some nice silk flowers that were mixed in.

Favors:  We did little candle and match sets for everyone. Sand candles and glass jars were from the dollar tree along with the multi colored ribbon on the outside. The monogrammed match sets were ordered from Exclusively Weddings we used them for some of the bridal party gifts as well. Loved that site good prices and cute gift ideas.

Wedding Dress:  Dana’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Alfred Angelo

Hair & Makeup:  Ashlyn Taylor from Madame Me Makeup & Hair 

Invitations:  Wedding Paper Divas

DJ/Entertainment/Band:  DJ Drew Corrales

Honeymoon location:  Las Vegas. We stayed at the Venetian. It was so much fun Neil had never been and we wanted something fun and simple. We wanted to save money for the home we hope to soon purchase rather then having an extravagant honeymoon.

First Dance Song:  “Back at one” by Brian McKnight

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  Plan sooner then later. Nothing can be planned “too far in advance” try to remain calm when dealing with your spouse. It’s stressful for both parties and families involved. Most of all keep in mind the end result of the day is all that matters don’t sweat the small things it will ruin your special day.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  Nothing!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Shoop’s Photography.

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Get your FREE copy of Real Weddings Magazine at Tomorrow’s Lavish & Fabulous Event!

Attention Real Weddings brides, there’s still time to buy your tickets to tomorrow’s Lavish and Fabulous event! Buy your tickets NOW if you haven’t already! This is an event you do not want to miss!

Here’s the 411:

Event: Fearon May Events and Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa present Lavish and Fabulous, A Couture Bridal Event in association with Real Weddings Magazine.

When: October 25, 2012

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa at 1220 Arden Hills Lane in Sacramento

Cost: Inspiration, delicious food, alcoholic beverages and live entertainment for only $15! Note that attendees must be 21 or over to attend this event, and IDs will be required at time of check in. Please do not come if you’re not over the age of 21.

RSVP: Click here to buy your tickets to Lavish and Fabulous NOW!

What you’ll get to experience: Lavish and Fabulous was designed to showcase some of the best professionals in the area through themed vignette rooms with sumptuous table top designs and decor. This boutique-style soiree allows couples to find wedding resources in a low-key, modern and fun environment.

With fashion, food and fabulous vendors, this is a must-attend event for today’s discerning brides and grooms! Come see the latest trends from New York to San Francisco for your 2013 wedding. All brides and grooms-to-be are invited to enjoy this one of a kind luxury showcase at the gorgeous Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa.

And, grooms, even you will enjoy this show! The event will feature a special groom’s lounge, delicious food and no pressure from vendor booths — couples can make it a fun night out for the two of you.

When you enter Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa you’ll be greeted with a glass of champagne as you walk the red carpet. Then, you’ll get to stroll through the themed vignette rooms designed by Fearon May Events, and be inspired by the breath-taking decor by the talented wedding professionals. Throughout the evening you’ll get to enjoy delicious food and beverages, and, of course, dance the night away to live entertainment! So pull out your best date night dress and come to this Lavish and Fabulous event!

We’ll be there enjoying the festivities and, of course, handing out complimentary copies of Real Weddings Magazine!

We hope to see you there — log on today to register!

Photo courtesy of and copyright XSiGHT Photography & Video/Lavish & Fabulous.

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Don’t Miss Lavish & Fabulous THIS Thursday!

Are you going to the upcoming Lavish and Fabulous event this Thursday? Buy your tickets NOW if you haven’t already! This is an event you do not want to miss!

Here’s the 411:

Event: Fearon May Events and Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa present Lavish and Fabulous, A Couture Bridal Event in association with Real Weddings Magazine.

When: October 25, 2012

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa at 1220 Arden Hills Lane in Sacramento

Cost: Inspiration, delicious food, alcoholic beverages and live entertainment for only $15! Note that attendees must be 21 or over to attend this event, and IDs will be required at time of check in. Please do not come if you’re not over the age of 21.

RSVP: Click here to buy your tickets to Lavish and Fabulous NOW!

What you’ll get to experience: Lavish and Fabulous was designed to showcase some of the best professionals in the area through themed vignette rooms with sumptuous table top designs and decor. This boutique-style soiree allows couples to find wedding resources in a low-key, modern and fun environment.

With fashion, food and fabulous vendors, this is a must-attend event for today’s discerning brides and grooms! Come see the latest trends from New York to San Francisco for your 2013 wedding. All brides and grooms-to-be are invited to enjoy this one of a kind luxury showcase at the gorgeous Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa.

And, grooms, even you will enjoy this show! The event will feature a special groom’s lounge, delicious food and no pressure from vendor booths — couples can make it a fun night out for the two of you.

When you enter Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa you’ll be greeted with a glass of champagne as you walk the red carpet. Then, you’ll get to stroll through the themed vignette rooms designed by Fearon May Events, and be inspired by the breath-taking decor by the talented wedding professionals. Throughout the evening you’ll get to enjoy delicious food and beverages, and, of course, dance the night away to live entertainment! So pull out your best date night dress and come to this Lavish and Fabulous event!

We’ll be there enjoying the festivities and, of course, handing out complimentary copies of Real Weddings Magazine!

We hope to see you there — log on today to register!

Photo courtesy of and copyright XSiGHT Photography & Video/Lavish & Fabulous.

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