I’ve been missing for a few months, but I’m back to keeping my readers up to speed on what’s out there. This post is about getting that fabulous celebrity look for less.

Celebrity Wedding of: Brandon Routh & Courney Ford – You would know Brandon from the hit TV Show called Superman Returns.

Producer Jon Peters generously offfered his home, El Capitan Ranch, near Santa Barbara, as the site for the Nomvember 24 wedding.


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And elegant wedding…simple…classic…and you can get the same look for less.

The bride wore a Junko Yoshioka…but you can get a similar dress at David’s Bridal for $800. And to create the stunning bouquet made of peonies, orchids and roses stop by FiftyFlower.com or TheFlowerExchange.com where the blooms are delivered fresh to your doorstep and you can have a DIY bouquet that you can take pride in making and getting for a fraction of the cost.

The average cost of a bridal bouquet can run you anywhere from $200 – $400. Depending on the flowers used and the season. But if you order the blooms directly it can run you anywhere from $50 – $200.


For invitations and any paperstock one can visit Paper Source to find card stock and create them at home. They also provide printing templates for do it yourself invitation projects.

Sure it takes a little more work, but if you get a jump start on things and give yourself enough time, you’ll see the reward in the end.

Want to create that stunning and romantic candle light setting? Stop by Save-on-Crafts for inexpensive wedding supplies. They have everything from glass cylinders to hold candles to wonderful paper lanterns. They carry every single wedding supply you can think of, at wholesale pricing.

And they have a section where you can learn how to create some of these fancy wedding looks for less.


Attire for the groom? JCrew can fix that right up…and after the wedding you can wear it anywhere…


With anything…you do not have to pay top dollar to get the wedding of your dreams. I think part of my challenge as a wedding planner is to ALWAYS provide my clients with “out-of-the-box” ideas on how to create that special look for less.

There are endless resources at your fingertips brides & grooms…it just takes a little patience, time and help to bring the celebrity wedding of your dreams to you!

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Ellen & Portia – Real Weddings (Updated)

Here is an initial glimpse into Ellen & Portia’s wedding details. We will update the post with more images as they come out to the public.

Ellen just released a video of their wedding day…check it out!

I know this couple has been waiting for this day for a long time. Candles & flowers were done by Mark’s Garden and both brides wore Zac Posen while they sat on floor pillows with Wayne Dyer as he officiated the ceremony.

Their rings were by designer Neil Lane. The couple & guests sat down for an all-vegan menu which was prepared by David Silberkleit. Their vegan velvet cake created by Sweet Lady Jane.

{photo credit: people magazine.com}

Ellen’s Letter to her fans

{from ellen degeneres website}

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Andrew Firestone & Ivana Bozilovic – Celebrity Wedding

Being that I’m a HUGE fan of the Bachelor & Bachelorette reality shows I couldn’t think of anything better than to feature Andrew Firestone’s wedding details. The wedding took place on July 5th at Crossroads, the Firestone family home in Los Olivos, California. And Mi Belle Photographers sure know how to capture an event such as spectacular as this…

Just before Andrew and Ivana became man and wife, the ushers handed out lyrics to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On a Prayer” and the entire congregation serenaded the couple as they departed the church. The bride wore a stunning ivory Reem Acra silk A-line gown with a low-cut back and lace-illusion antique gold embroidery on the bodice. While Andrew showed off his custom-made suit by Tom James.

Her bouquet was created by florist Mindy Rice of Mindy Rice Floral Designs, which consisted of delicate lily of the valley, garden rose, peony, ranunculus, hydrangea and gardenias. A stunning grouping of flowers if I’ve ever seen. During the reception they served their family’s Sauvignon Blanc. Tonya Szele of Soigne Productions was their wedding planner and she created a fabulous warm event. She turned the Pole Barn into an elegant indoor/outdoor ballroom.

The tables were adorned in ivory satin linens… and five chandeliers were suspended above the head table using drop chains wrapped with Tiffany-blue fabric. The guest tables were decorated with alternating tall and short vases overflowing with white hydrangeas. The perimeter was covered in ivory chiffon fabric, which opened up on one side revealing an outdoor dance beneath a 100-year-old oak tree.

The L.A. All Stars performed David Grey’s “This Year’s Love,” to celebrate the couples first dance as husband & wife. It looked like a lovely event.

{credits: photography: mi belle inc, images & wedding info: in style weddings}

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