Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Engaging Business Spotlight: The Bridal Bar

I am introducing a new feature called "Engaging Business Spotlight" to share some of the many innovative wedding-related businesses that I come across in my complete daily immersion in 'all things weddings'! There are so many great ones to share and I will try my best to get to them as time permits - but I encourage you to take some time to visit the websites of each and learn a bit more about them - and hopefully get some inspiration for your own business along the way!


I just LOVE what Harmony Walton is doing in LA and now San Diego with her innovative concept "The Bridal Bar" - I am an avid reader of her great Blog which is always filled with gorgeous eye-candy from southern CA based weddings.

A bit of background on Harmony and The Bridal Bar:

As a previous contributing editor at Inside Weddings Magazine, owner Harmony Walton, worked closely with event professionals, writing their stories, learning the tricks of their trades, and highlighting the top tier of vendors in the special events business. Harmony immediately saw a need to educate brides beyond the pages of a magazine and offer more interactive service to brides in need. Thus, the creation of The Bridal Bar; a high-end complimentary planning experience where brides and their families can educate themselves with the assistance of knowledgeable wedding professionals.

Harmony and her team have compiled an extensive group of event professionals that are well established and extremely well respected in their fields of expertise. Brides-to-be and party-throwers alike are encouraged to come in and lounge on our couch, sip complimentary champagne, view videos & DVD reels, listen to music samples, browse photographers’ images, and taste the cakes of this exquisite list of vendors.

The Bridal Bar seeks out the best, most unique vendors, products, concepts, locations, and so much more so that every bride who walks through the doors leaves an expert themselves. This original concept allows brides to preview and plan for their perfect event.

With the growing popularity of the bar, Harmony has once again found herself in the world of publishing. Now a Contributing Editor at Your Wedding Day Magazine as well as West Coast Producer for Get Married on Lifetime, she is keeping busy broadening her reach and continuing to educate the betrothed.

Her impressive list of past clients reads like the who's who of Hollywood and includes: Tom Cruise + Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt + Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Heigl + Josh Kelley, Will + Jada Smith...just to name a [very] FEW!!!!

Kudos to Harmony and the entire team at The Bridal Bar for thinking outside of the traditional wedding business model and creating a fresh, unique and exciting concept that is clearly successful...and fun too! I look forward to my first in-person visit during my next visit to CA!

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