KCBA Newsletter Update 11 23 2015

Hello everyone,

Happy ThanksgivingI thought it was time for an update as some of you are on Social Media. Some of you get my text messages, some get my emails, but somehow still not everyone get my messages, so I thought I would go old school.
This newsletter is a Facebook Post with a Link to a Blog Post, an Email with a Link to the Blog Post and an old fashion in the mail newsletter. (Oh, and a text with a link to the blog post)

I have so much to tell you I’m not sure where to start. There is a lot happening with the Bridal Association, I’ll just give you a table of content and let you pick where to start.
Please do take a moment to read through everything as it is all pretty important.

Before I get to the topics. This is top of the List. From this point forward if you are writing a check, KWBlogoPLEASE make it payable to KWB Entertainment, INC. This is our incorporated name and the bank is starting to crack down on all the variations everyone writes on their checks. This is a small list of some of the names on checks, all relevant but not official for checks. KCBA, Bridal Association, Bakersfield Weddings, Bakersfield Bridal Association, Kern Bridal, Bakersfield Bridal, Kern County Bridal Association, Bridal Assoc., and more. If you could just take a moment and change your accounting to reflect KWB Entertainment, INC. It would make things a lot easier.

I will try to keep each one of these short.
Here is the smorgasbord of topics:

  • The Wedding Book 2016
  • Weddings 2016 with David Tutera
  • Yes we’re moving our offices
  • Christmas Mixer
  • New Look to the Kern County Bridal Association Website
  • Are you listed on Bridal Association of America?
  • Leadership Team
  • New Chapters
  • Cruise

The Wedding Book 2016
GC1This will be our best book ever. First we wish to thank all the photographers who submitted images for the cover and to everyone who took the time to review and vote for the cover. Congratulations to Tina Goforth on winning the cover for 2016.

Time is running out fast to get your information in the only Wedding publication in Kern County. We are printing 10,000 books and the deadline to secure your space is December 11th. Please call the office 661-633-9200 or send an email to bridalassociation@gmail.com


Weddings 2016 with David Tutera
David TuteraThe only Bridal Show Kern County is talking about is Weddings 2016 with David Tutera. That’s right, Weddings 2016 will feature Special Guest Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera. We have already had brides buying tickets. The traffic to our website has really started to spike with the news.

We have a ton of promotion planned for this event from a Dinner with David fundraiser for the Fairy Godmother Foundation to an Exclusive Red Carpet event the night before the bridal show for our VIP Brides and their guest.

As of this writing I have 3 booth spaces left in the building.

Featured vendors included:
Abbys Photography, AJ’s Tuxedo, All In The Invite, AllSound Music Entertainment, American General Media, Ashley de Pencier Photography, Bakersfield Magazine, Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, Bakersfield Photo Booth Company, Bartender Express, Bartendo by Cool Quencher, Best Party & Event Rentals, C&B Pictures, Casa Royal Banquet Hall, Catering Affairs, Cherry Blossom Bouquets, Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, David’s Bridal, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Dorner Family Vineyard, Elements Venue, Elks Lodge #266, Empire Security, Enchanted Bridal Boutique, Evermoore Films, Fairy Godmother A Wedding & Event Company, Fleur de Lis, Flower Bar, Four Points by Sheraton, Freestyle Event Services Inc., Friar Tux Shop, Frugatti’s Italian, GC Goforth Photography, Golden Touch Limousine, Good Time Entertainment, Grills Gone Wild Catering, Hilton Garden Inn, House of Flowers, Iced Events, InMotion Pro, It Works, Italian Heritage Dante Hall, JC’s Place, Kandid Kamera, KBAK TV 29, Keep Collective Independent Designer, Kelli’s Keepsake Photography, Kern County Museum, Ladies & Gents Bridal, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Midnite DJ, Mr. Tuxedo, Nature’s Cathedral, New City Cleaners, Non Stop Sound, NutriChef USA, NV Catering, Oh, Gina! Photography, Origami Owl, Park Place Special Events, LLC, Pesiri Photography, RC’s Affordable Limousine, Real 2 Reel Productions, Reverend Albert M. Haywood, Sew Elegant Bridal Veils & Alterations, Shelli Renee Photography, Sparkle Snapshots, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sweet Surrender Bakery, Tastries Bakery, The Links at Riverlakes Ranch, The Padre Hotel, The Westchester, Viral Photo Booth, Walker Lewis Rents, Watson Realty

We still do have a few sponsorship available for this Bridal Show.  Please call Kyle for more information. 661-633-9200

Yes we are moving our offices
Bridal Association Future HomeDecember will be the last month we will be at our current location. It is time to move from a house to an office setting. Our new address will be 1901 Chester Ave. Yes that is the old JC Penny Building and we will be taking over several of the offices on the second floor. A few of the reasons for the move are; 1. More of a Professional Business look with room to expand. 2. We now will have a classroom to hold educational seminars for both our members and brides. 3. We have full use of the building for Bridal Association functions if needed. 4. The owners of the property have agreed to give our members a discount on office space that included Wi-Fi, Power, Water, etc. in the price of the office rent.


Christmas Mixer
Our Christmas Mixer will be back at Rio Bravo Country Club this year. Tickets are $25pp open to all wedding professionals and their guest. There is a limited number of tickets still available. Please call or email the office to reserve your tickets now! This is a good way to through a Christmas Party for your employees.
We will have Music by Good Time Entertainment, Photo Booth by Abbys Photography, Photography by C&B Pictures, Desert by Tastries Bakery & and Ice Cream Bar by Ben & Jerrys.


New Look to the Kern County Bridal Association Website
CaptureWe have updated the look of the Bridal Association website to a more modern and Google friendly site. We also have our very own Web guru on staff and she is amazing. Carissa now oversees the websites for the Bridal Association and any updates go through her. Her email address is carissa@baoa.us or you can call the office during business hours 661-633-9200.



Are you listed on Bridal Association of America?
Carissa has also updated the Bridal Association of America website. Now members can manage their own listing on the site. Some of you have been listed and some we are still working on. Please go to the site and check to make sure that you are listed. If you are listed, claim your listing and start managing it. If you are not listed, create an account and get listed. It is included in your membership.

Leadership Team
The Kern County Bridal Association has a leadership team that helps in the direction of the association on certain materials. Everything from planning the next great mixer to ticket prices for bridal shows and mixer locations. The committee even deals with member ethics and review complaints from time to time. This is a commitment of about 4 hours a month (2 at the mixer and 2 at lunch) for 1 year. If you would like to help shape the Bridal Association please let us know and we will send you an application for review.

New Chapters
We are growing!
This is a 24 month process, but we are growing chapters all over.
We have launched the Ventura County Chapter last month (10/15) and are now working on: Clark County (Las Vegas), Collin County, Texas, LA County, Orange County.


You work hard for your business everyday, Let your business take you on vacation!

Wedding Professional Business Cruise to Mexico April 3rd 2016. Starting at $499.00 Per Person*  Port Charges and Taxes Included!!

Are you in the Business of Weddings? Has business been slow? Are you looking for ways to book more brides? Are you open to having a great time while learning and relaxing? Then the Wedding Professionals cruise is just what you need!


Thank You,
Kyle Brown
531 H Street
Bakersfield, Ca 93304