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Casablanca Bridal Opens Flagship Bridal Salon in O.C.

Prominent Orange County-based bridal gown manufacturer opens new flagship boutique at Crystal Cove Shopping Center in Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014  Award-winning bridal gown designer and manufacturer Casablanca Bridal – renowned for its made-to-order gowns that are carried by more than 1,000 bridal salons internationally – is set to debut its new flagship bridal salon at Crystal Cove Shopping Center.

Casablanca Bridal owners Kevin and Gloria Lu founded their company with the mission of designing and delivering exceptional custom-fit gowns made from the highest quality materials available at approachable prices for every bride. The inspiration for developing Casablanca Bridal’s flagship store was to create a unique and meaningful setting for brides-to-be to find their dream wedding gown. To make the shopping experience even more special, the bridal gown fittings will be enhanced with video imagery of wedding locations and specially selected music for each client, along with photography, to capture the spirit of the bride’s big day in a memorable way.

A grand opening event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday January 25 and will be open to the public. Models will be on hand to showcase the handmade gowns, some of which incorporate authentic Swarovski crystal elements. There will also be music, light bites and beverages. At the event, brides-to-be will have the opportunity to schedule appointments as well as receive complimentary gift bags. Additionally, brides-to-be can enter-to-win the honeymoon of her dreams via the Casablanca Bridal Dreams sweepstakes with BRIDES magazine. Social media-savvy brides-to-be who try on a Casablanca Bridal gown can tweet it to BRIDES’ Twitter account (@BridesAllAccess) with the hashtag #CasablancaBridalDreams to officially enter. One lucky bride will be chosen in the national contest to win the honeymoon of her dreams with airfare for two to the beautiful Fiji Islands. The grand prize award will be provided by BRIDES Magazine.

Finding the perfect dress is important, but so is the promise and hope for a strong and everlasting union. As such, Kevin and Gloria Lu have recently founded the Celebrate Forever Foundation to empower couples with a network of relationship experts to promote healthy unions through relationship education.

ABOUT CASABLANCA BRIDAL:
Casablanca Bridal is a family owned business and was founded in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Gloria Lu and is one of the fastest growing global award-winning manufacturers, designers and wholesale distributors of bridal gowns. Kevin and Gloria founded Casablanca Bridal with the mission of making bridal gowns that are made of the highest quality materials with impeccable attention to detail, made by hand and are attainable to every woman who wants a dress as special as her wedding. They believe no woman should have to compromise quality and fit for budget and price. Information: casablancabridal.com.

ABOUT CELEBRATE FOREVER:
Celebrate Forever Foundation, a Southern California-based non-profit organization, believes that individual change leads to improved relationships, healthier families and stronger communities with the power to make positive change in the world. Celebrate Forever promotes healthy relationships through evidence-based relationship education, and a world class network of relationship experts, providing individuals with the necessary skills, technology and resources to create healthy relationships and a healthy world. Information: celebrateforever.org.

ABOUT IRVINE COMPANY RETAIL PROPERTIES:
With three premier shopping centers including Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place, the Irvine Company Retail Properties also includes 37 neighborhood and community centers with a diverse mix of stores and restaurants.
ICRP has welcomed more than a dozen top-tier and exclusive retailers to its portfolio in 2012 and 2013, including Halston Heritage, Blushington, Kendra Scott, SEE Eyewear and Seafolly. Crystal Cove Shopping Center, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, features a collection of established restaurants and boutiques that include: Javier’s Cantina, Bluefin Sushi, Bellagio Salon & Spa, Juxtaposition Home, Z Collection, Piajeh, Lashfully, Novecento Sports, Mastro’s Ocean Club and more. Information: shopirvinecompany.com