Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween Inspiration

I'm so excited about putting together a Halloween party this year!  My mind has been overflowing with creative ideas!  Although I'm looking forward to the party as a whole, I'm most excited about doing a fabulous table spread of yummy desserts!

I found a few pics on the 'net that gave me just the right amount of inspiration that I needed:

My creative wheels are spinning out of control now and I can't wait to see how it all comes together...and I promise to share the pics!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Bride Wore What?!

Do you want to up the "wow-factor" on your big day? Maybe you should consider a bold, dramatic color for your wedding gown!  Traditionally, brides wore white to symbolize purity and joy, but in this day and age it's all about personalization.  Couples are looking to create a wedding that reflects their own unique, personal style.  By choosing a gown in a not-so-typical shade, the bride is sure to stand out and give guests something to talk about long after the "I do's".  Whether it's a color that has a special meaning (i.e the color you wore on your first date) or simply a shade you feel compliments you best, the key is choosing a gown that makes you feel your absolute best when you walk down that aisle.

So, break all the rules and dare to be different in a colorful gown that has "you" written all over it!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Let the Groom Have His Cake (and Eat It Too)!!!

Trying to figure out how to incorporate your groom's style into the wedding? Why not surprise him with a groom's cake!

The grooms cake has long been a tradition of the south and is becoming an increasingly popular trend in other parts of the country.  It is usually given as a gift from the bride to the groom, and is the perfect way to showcase the groom's interests and hobbies. It is usually displayed next to the traditional wedding cake, then cut and boxed for guests to take home (makes an awesome wedding favor!).

Side note: As the story goes, single women are supposed to sleep with the slice of cake under their pillow so that they can dream of their future husband!

Here is a roundup of some creative groom's cakes:



So, let your groom have his cake and eat it too (pun intended)!!!

"The Platinum Planner"

Monday, September 20, 2010

White by Vera Wang

Budget brides rejoice: Vera Wang is bringing her new collection to David's Bridal! The new collection,White by Vera Wang, will feature gowns affordably priced between $600-$1100, as well as bridesmaids dresses, headpieces and veils.

Here is a sneak peek of the collection:

White by Vera Wang will hit David's Bridal stores in February 2011.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

PTE Review: John's Incredible Pizza

We have a new feature on the Platinum Touch Events blog: Hot Spot Reviews!  In the upcoming months, I will be checking out some of the hottest, most talked about places in LA and blogging all the fabulous (and not-so-fabulous) details to help make your planning experience THAT much more simple.  From clubs, hotels, restaurants, etc., I will be checking them all out.  So, if you have a Hot Spot that you have been hearing about and would like to check out, please email me at  You never know, your location just may end up on the blog!

The first Hot Spot that I had the pleasure to check out was John's Incredible Pizza.  Nestled in the heart of Orange County (Buena Park), this little gem is located near some of the OC's most popular attractions, including Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times, MovieLand Wax Museum, etc.  I had been hearing about this place all over the net, so I decided to grab my little ones and see what all the hype was about.  I loved the family atmosphere of this place, and my daughters had a blast! Check out a few pics of our outing:

The girls enjoyed trying out the rides...

...and the games (bowling was their favorite!)

They won plenty of tickets to redeem for prizes at the end.

At the end of the day I had two happy two-year olds on my hands!

John's Incredible Pizza is a great alternative to the standard Chuck-E-Cheese party.  Not only do they have great games, but they also have rides and bowling too! Their party packages are pretty reasonable, and I love the fact that they have separate party rooms that you can rent (not just a reserved table like most places).

If planning a HUGE party is not in the budget, but you would still like to show your children a good time on their next birthday, then consider John's Incredible Pizza!