My good friend, Patty Lee from 8Events is hosting a BRIDAL CHARITY EVENT on April 18th. If you can, go and support a good cause! Here's the info:

Come and be inspired!

Everyone needs some beauty and love in this time of uncertainty, that's why I decided to host Bella Intima, the bridal charity event, together with the Allied Arts Guild. I believe we need to band together and continue to give to charities even with the economy in the state its in, that is why all proceeds from Bella Intima will be donated to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. Held at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, Bella Intima will take place on April 18, 2009.

Bella Intima means "beautiful heart/love". Beautiful hearts have come together in the form of several great professionals in the wedding industry. Our passion for the weddings we arrange, the newlyweds who are getting married and the love they share is even more inspiration for this wonderful event.

We have lots of amazing things planned for Bella Intima. There will be hors d'oeuvres, desserts and complimentary champagne. We will be featuring the latest 2009 wedding trends, music, bridal fashion, decoration ideas, food, drinks and will have raffle drawings! You can win a free photobooth rental from PHOTOBOOTH Royale, and many other amazing prizes donated by our wonderful vendors! Participants will enjoy a distinctive afternoon affair beyond the ordinary in the picturesque Allied Arts Guild.

The Allied Arts Guild, located at 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park, dates back to the late 1700s. In 1929, a piece of the original 35,250 acre land was purchased by Delight and Garfield Merner, who later turned it into an arts guild providing a serene, beautiful workplace for artists in California. To this day, the guild fulfills its founders' dream of a European-style crafts guild. The Allied Arts Guild is available for special events, shopping, lounging and is a perfect setting for Bella Intima! For more information, please visit

My company, 8events, specializes in weddings, corporate events and event planning as well as providing unique floral arrangements. I work closely with event professionals located in the Bay Area and pride myself on only recommending the best services to my clients. Every event is special to me, and I believe everyone deserves a beautiful and memorable event that fits his or her own personal style. Please visit my website for more information.

Free admission and special goodie bags will go to the first 300 brides to RSVP. $10 donation at the door will get you a raffle ticket. For a list of vendors, to RSVP, directions or to read our blog, please visit the Bella Intima website:

We look forward to having you at Bella Intima! Come and be inspired!