Special Focus on Weddings at Consumer Product Events

Special Focus on Weddings at Consumer Product Events

Wedding Cake, Designer Fashions, Gifts, and Everything Else to Help

Traditional June weddings are following on the heels of Will and Kate’s spectacular royal nuptials. So there seems to be more buzz about love and marriage nowadays. And with so many details to consider surrounding the events leading up to the ceremony– and everything after– the bride, groom, members of the wedding party, and guests can use all the help they can get.

So “LA Wedding 2011” was put together by Consumer Product Events to showcased wedding and luxury products and services. It was an informative gathering just for the press, which had the entrepreneurs on hand to talk about their goods and services. There was a celebrity gown designer, as well as incredible products– everything from talking mirrors, high-tech photo albums, traveling spa services, and a super-smart coffee maker.

All presented great ideas about what’s out there that could help customize your walk down the aisle, if you wanted to know about wedding cakes, fashion, spa parties, and tech stuff.

Consumer Product Events held the presentation at The Mark in Beverly Hills and it really was the best place to get the latest scoop on the trendiest ideas and how to find out more on their websites.

Let’s start with something sweet with wedding cakes from Wonder Bakery. Masters at designing cutting-edge as well as beautiful traditional wedding cake creations, Wonder Bakery also offers unusual cupcakes and deserts that combine classic Asian traditions with modern flavors for the contemporary palette. Wonderbakery.com.

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Deborah Lindquist fashions are exquisite. Her celebrity wedding gowns have been showcased in numerous magazines, including Lucky, Elle, and In Style. Lindquist’s eco-conscious and cutting-edge designs, featuring vintage cut cashmere, have made her one of the most sought after environmentally conscious designers. Among her celebrity clients are Sharon Stone, Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron, and Pink. Deborahlindquist.com.

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Advantage Product Groups LLC is a bridal favor and accessory “e-tailer” carrying everything from fun wedding garters to personalized bridesmaids gifts, bachelorette party supplies, cake toppers and fancy shoes. Advantage is very special because the company is dedicated to raising funds to help provide reconstruction for breast cancer patients. A great idea for bridesmaids gifts was the collection of “Pink” Products, which raise awareness for breast cancer. Advantagebridal.com.

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The MeyeVU’s Affirmations Mirror is a wonderful customized gift concept for the bride to give her bridesmaids. It’s unique, the world’s first talking, programmable mirror, which provides the viewer with empowering messages. A powerful tool to help build confidence, and make you smile. Meyevu.com.

Simplicite is from artist and designer Julee Ireland who came up with the novel idea of putting messages on clear epicurean soaps. The sayings were so sweet that the Ritz Carlton has used them in their luxury hotel suites. The clever entrepreneur also has a selection of elegant cards for every occasion. Simplicitegreetings.com.

Okay the bridesmaids are not the only special members of the bridal party. The Best Man and groomsmen are also in line to get a thoughtful “thank you gift.” And Forgetful Gentleman is a great product to help men become more thoughtful in today’s digital world. It is a stationary box that helps men remember the key events in life. It makes it “idiot-proof” for them to write and send thoughtful articulate handwritten notes. Forgetfulgentleman.com.

The Love Diet is from the creator of EatSomethingSexy.com, Amy Reiley, who is a leading authority on aphrodisiac foods. She has put together a cookbook for couples called The Love Diet. She says it helps keep couples happy, one meal at a time. It’s an ideal gift for the newlyweds, also for anniversaries. Lifeofreiley.com/lovediet.

Seagate is a top maker of external hard drives, and now the Seagate GoFlex Satellite mobile storage is the first device to wirelessly stream content to an iPad, iPod touch, iPhone or other Wi-Fi enabled devices. An entire library of photos and videos can be taken anywhere, with no internet or cable required. The reason Seagate launched it at the Wedding Show is that it makes a great high tech alternative to carrying around the whole wedding album and videos. Seagate.com.

Travalo is an innovative product that allows you to travel on your honeymoon and carry your favorite scent with you. It is a new way to transfer fragrance from perfume bottles without spilling a drop into an atomized fragrance tube. Tavalo.com.

Spa Connections offers a traveling on-site spa experiences, serving the top hotels in Los Angeles. It has evolved to become the go-to luxury service for customized special and corporate events, spa parties, weddings, and bridal showers. Spa-connections.com.

Tassimo presented the Bosch, high-tech brewing machine, that could be called the perfect wedding gift, because it offers the happy couple the opportunity to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee (or other brewed drinks) for the rest of their lives together. Brewbot.com.

So, how is the wedding business doing these days? “After launching celebrity wedding designer Colin Cowie’s career in 1994, and working with many other wedding products over the years, the wedding business is still growing,” says Alyson Dutch, founder of Consumer Product Events.

“Now at $72 billion per year, this industry is astonishing. Even with the economic downturn, the average spent on a wedding has been at the $20,000 mark for many years. I created these events to help provide companies access to influential reporters in just one day.” And Dutch’s lovely “Wedding” day event, went off without a hitch.


Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to be half of the husband and wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who have written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 30 years.

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