Visions of sugar plums and bridal gowns belong to June brides who start their wedding planning in February. That’s why the debut of “Pop, The Bridal Event” was held on Sunday. The Americana at Brand was the host for a fashion show featuring gowns by designer Ines Di Santo, who was present to meet several hundred brides-to-be. A runway surrounded by bowers of flowers was set up on the Green. Kate Spade fashions opened the show, climaxed by Di Santo’s bridal designs presented by Jobyna’s Bridal’s Americana location.
Taking place before the show in Americana’s Beauty Lounge, some 30 vendors offered tips on creating that most personal of weddings. For $25 a ticket, brides-in-waiting, a smattering of fiancés and plenty of moms sampled wedding cakes, dessert bars and cookie bars with shot glasses filled with milk—the latest in wedding food presentations. Fiancé Oscar Herrera said he came for the food. His bride-to-be, Jennifer Ramirez, who grew up in Burbank, had photographers, gowns and spa treatments in mind.