Live! Your Wedding Day Recap

The Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach recently hosted ‘Live! Your Wedding Day’- the wedding sensory experience. The sensory experience was an all-inclusive event with wedding vendors on site to provide a taste of what they have to offer on your special day. Vendors included florists, musicians, wedding coordinators. Team Bridal Hot List was there on the scene to report.

The day began with a short mock ceremony accompanied by both a four piece string quartet and an acoustic guitar.  The musicians took turns showcasing different takes on classic wedding songs.

The mock ceremony included a couple doing a quick walk through in full wedding day attire. Even though they weren’t a real couple, they looked fantastic together!


Following the ceremony, we moved on to a cocktail hour in another reception area the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach has to offer. The cocktail hour was accompanied by The Marieve Herington Band and a dessert bar provided by the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. During this time, several models were on had to showcase trending wedding dress styles.

Lace was a big trend being showcased, as well as beautifully detailed backs. One of my favorite dresses was this short, mod-style wedding dress. The lace and the buttons are a major trend right now, and the detail on this is mesmerizing.

Following the gown showcase were the floral showcases courtesy of Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions. The arrangements ranged from classic and beautiful to progressive and trendy.

My favorite arrangement was the display of calla lilies in the large flute glasses. The tones of the chevron runner and the flowers were beautiful, and the floating candles made the arrangement perfectly romantic.

This gorgeous reception hall also featured  Undercover Live Entertainment, where they got us dancing, and having a great time. Super high energy and fun!



There was another reception area set up with a DJ, beautiful floral arrangements, and a 3D photobooth. The arrangements here were provided by White Orchid Productions. Simply stunning!

Live! Your Wedding Day was an absolutely amazing experience and incredibly inspiring. Events like this are an excellent resource for newly engaged looking for inspiration. It was great to be able to window shop different wedding looks in all aspects of the wedding. The Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach was incredibly accommodating, as well as a gorgeous location for events.

Niloufar, Chief Editor of Bridal Hot List Andrea Carter, Contributor of Bridal Hot List

Niloufar, Chief Editor at Bridal Hot List
Andrea Carter, Contributor at Bridal Hot List

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The Wedding 80s Band: Flashback Heart Attack

It’s officially “Throwback Thursday” on BHL. Let’s look back at an amazing time where big hair, jean jackets, leg warmers, neon colors, and crimped hair were all stylish and hip.  As much as I think the fashion was not at its best, this era had some amazing music. Can you guess what era I am talking about? That is right, the 80s! The 80s had the most incredible music and I still can not get enough of the synthesizers. If you love 80s music as much as I do and want to have a fun, memorable, and amazing night for you and your guests, then you will want to book the hottest 80s band around, Flashback Heart Attack. I can tell you that I have personally seen this band perform, and if it was not for them, my New Years Eve experience would have been dull and boring. I could not stop dancing, singing along, and having the best time I’ve had at a New Years event in many years. This band is full of energy and pure fun, consisting of four leather loving and talented guys, all dedicated to giving you all you need to have a great time.  I instantly fell in love with their performance, so much so that I did not move from my front row spot the whole night. I can go on and on about this band, but let’s find out more about Flashback Heart Attack in their own words:

We started as a band of professional musicians. We played in original bands and currently write music for the industry (network TV, commercials) . Our drummer toured with pop singer Ashley Simpson. He played with her on the infamous Saturday Night Live performance which was the beginning of the end of her career. (She went into singing the wrong song) Flashback Heart Attack was put together with the goal of creating the most professional, hi energy, over the top visual band with spot on sound recreating all the hits of the 80s while giving the audience the most fun one and memorable time. Our first show was a friends wedding and the response was over whelming. From that point our wedding requests seem to build every year. We play about 10 weddings a year and they always go over great. Most of our business is from couples/parents that have seen us at a friends wedding or by word of mouth. 2013 We already have a handful booked and a couple is flying Flashback out to Seattle in April to play their wedding reception. Our availability is first come first served. Get ready for an unforgettable evening.

The band lends its charm to performing all the 80s hits complete with era correct one of a kind stage appearance, stage shtick humor and crowd interaction acceptable for all ages. Taking it to the next level, Flashback Heart Attack adds a unique dimension to their performance with a relentless hi energy stage show, unmatched look, musical talent, personality and professionalism with all songs sounding uncanny to the original. Flashback will take you back to the future and keep the dance floor packed and wedding entertained with favorites from Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Devo, Journey and many others.

Flashback Heart Attack has not only won our hearts, but several other hearts as well:

  • Won 2012 “Best Rock Band” honors from the OC Weekly
  • Currently up for Best Tribute 2013 – OC Music Awards
  • Regularly play at many of the biggest events in the United States and abroad, including a recent performance at the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament for 10k people with Black Eyed Peas and Will.I.Am
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback, Ben Rothlisberger flew the band out to perform at his charity event in Pennsylvania.


  • Headlined St Regis Monarch Bay 2012 NYE Decades of James Bond Black Tie event for sold out 2k people.
  • Headlined OC Fairgrounds 2011 NYE Blockparty for over 8k people
  • Headlined Saturday night Phoenix Open Birds Nest for 9k people in February 2012
  • Headlined Ghostbar Palms NYE 2010 sharing the night with Maroon5
  • US Olympic Ski Team flying Flashback out to NYC to play an event in 2013.

Flashback Heart Attack not only brings awesome music and energy to your wedding event, they make things easy by offering professional DJ and lighting services to compliment the night and make it memorable. Consider going back to the 80s with Flashback Heart Attack. They will blow your minds!

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