Monday, October 29, 2007

Yosemite Wedding

Saw this little video on YouTube. Yes, it's an ad, but you might find it interesting if you're looking for wedding venues in the vicinity of Yosemite and Central California. It's the Sierra Meadows Country Club, located near Oakhurst, just miles from Yosemite National Park and Bass Lake, featuring a year-round, 18-hole golf course.

They have indoor and outdoor locations to choose from for up to 200 guests, and, as a special treat, you and your wedding party can play golf at a special rate of $30 per round, including your cart, anytime before or on the day of your wedding. So, you can go golfing right after the "I Dos" or, even have a golfing bachelor party.

Anyway, have a look at the video and see if this venue would appeal to you.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Weddings in Malibu

Our thoughts and prayers go with the families affected by the Malibu fire, which started yesterday, October 21, 2007.

Today fires are raging all around Southern California, which serves as a reminder to all of you considering future weddings in Malibu that during fire season Malibu is particularly vulnerable to wildfires. When planning your Malibu wedding, it's good to remember that Santa Anna winds can be particular deadly in October, and that some of the most destructive wildfires have occurred in October. You might want to take that into consideration when planning your future Malibu wedding. Info on weddings in Malibu and other parts of Southern California can be found at

Again, we extend our prayers to the Malibu families, as well as the families affected by all the other wildfires across Southern California.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Elope to Los Angeles

Did you know that the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles receives 5 stars from Mobile Travel Guide, and was named by them as "Best Hotel for Romantic Getaway in Los Angeles"? It was, which is one reason why you should consider eloping to Los Angeles and having your honeymoon at the Hotel Bel Air. Another reason is that it was ranked #11 out of "Top 100 Hotels in Continental U.S. and Canada" by Travel + Leisure in 2006.

If you want to keep your "weddingmoon" from breaking the bank, you can have a simple elopement ceremony with just the two of you at one of many different Los Angeles locations, including several beach locations, and still enjoy a luxurious honeymoon at the Bel Air.

There are many different officates around LA you can contact who know different ceremony venues to suggest, such as "The Offiant Guy" who says he's an "elopement specialist" who performs elopement ceremonies anywhere, even at a Starbucks! Hey, why not have a less-expensive ceremony and save for a romantic honeymoon at the Bel Air? (You can reach "The Officiant Guy" at (310) 493-3663 or email him at

If you want to really save money on a ceremony (so you can spend it on the honeymoon), you can always get married at one of the many government offices and Courthouses offering civil ceremonies, including the offices of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Beverly Hills at 9355 Burton Way. They offer ceremonies on Thurday, by appointment - call (310) 288-1261. The best part is the fee for the civil ceremony is only $25. That means more money on the fun part - the honeymoon!

The Bel Air has a Celebration Package which includes:

* Accommodations in a Grand Deluxe Guestroom with fireplace and garden patio.
* Bottle of chilled Champagne
* Continental Breakfast for two


Grand Deluxe: $575 (Sun-Thu), $600 (Fri/Sat)
Garden Suite: $975 (Sun-Thu), $1,025 (Fri/Sat)

They also have a Fall Special going on as well, which includes:

* Continental Breakfast
* Welcome bottle of wine


Premium King: $375 (Sun-Thu), $425 (Fri-Sat)
Deluxe King: $475 (Sun-Thu), $525 (Fri-Sat)
Deluxe one-bedroom suite: $795 (Sun-Thu), $875 (Fri-Sat)

This special is valid from September 3rd to December 21st, 2007.

Want more wedding ideas in California? Go to Weddings in California.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Weddings Aboard Queen Mary

Okay, so you can't afford to have your wedding on the QE2 on one of her transatlantic voyages. Then have your wedding aboard the original - The Queen Mary, which now operates as a hotel and tourist attraction in Long Beach, California, as well as being a fabulous California wedding venue.

The Queen Mary is an Art Deco wonder, with 365 stateroom/hotel rooms for to choose from for your honeymoon. You can choose to have your wedding in the Queen Mary's Chapel, or on the Sun Deck Stage, which looks over the Pacific Ocean. If you choose to elope with the just two of you, or if you have a small number of guests (under 15 people), you can opt for the Intimate Wedding Ceremony package for $600, which includes a one-hour rental of the Chapel and recorded ceremony music.

For on-deck ceremonies, you have your choice of the Deck Gazebo Ceremony for up to 100 guests, or the Queen Mary Verandah Deck Wedding Ceremony for up to 350 guests. Prices start at $1,200 for the Gazebo Deck Ceremony and $1,500 for the Queen Mary's Verandah Deck Ceremony. (There are also Commitment Ceremonies available, as well as voy renewal ceremonies).

To jazz things up a bit, you might want to choose to have your ceremony on one of the special holiday or special-event dates, such as:

Oct. 5 - Oct. 31

During this time the Queen Mary celebrates "Halloween Terrorfest," when the Queen Mary is transformed into twisted mazes and endless corridors which deliver "monsters, mutants and maniacs." Also featured are live bands and dance parties aboard the ship.

New Year's Eve

The Queen Mary throws a mean New Year's Eve party. Actually, it throws several New Year's Eve parties. So, what better place to begin your own personal fireworks than by getting married or honeymooning on the Queen Mary on New Year's Eve. Their Deluxe New Year's Eve package is $739 for double occupancy and includes a one-night stay, 2 New Year's Eve party tickets, a bottle of Queen Mary champagne in your hotel room, party faavors, and a dinner voucher the a reception and dinner served in the Britannia Salon.

Do know that all wedding ceremony packages are higher on holidays.

Oh, and if you'd like to find out inforamation about cruise ships that actually sail, you might want to go to our sister site and learn more about cruise line vacations.