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Fun Times at Neiman Marcus 02.28.08

Last night we were privileged to join industry professionals at Neiman Marcus to preview their Bridal Collection in their newly expanded department on the third floor. The gowns were exquisite and include Vera Wang, Anne Barge and Monique Lhuillier. If you haven’t seen it yet you should definitely make it a stop on your wedding dress tour.

We also got the first look at Exquisite Weddings Magazine’s new issue hot off the press. It looks fantastic, so kudos, to Maureen Sullivan, Heather Back and especially Alyssa Holstrom, the Creative Director. We also want to congratulate Alyssa on her engagement and we are happy to be working with her as she plans her big day. Even industry insiders love the Bridal Bar!

We are also super excited that the Bridal Bar has a feature in this issue so check it out!

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Valentine’s Day Wrap Up 02.15.08

Red is the color of love, the color of Valentine’s Day, and the color theme for yesterday’s Get Married topic. Check out some of our favorites from their site and some added inspiration from our favorite event professionals. Top photo by Allison Photo.

Photos from top left, Paul Bott & Co; Shannon’s Photography; Robert Evans Studios; Paul Bott & Co.

Top row photos, Robert Evans Studios; bottom row from left, Garrett Photography; Robert Evans Studios.Top row photos, Allison Photo; bottom row from left, Mike Colon Photographers; Allison Photo.
And from The Bridal Bar stash, check out our favorite red wedding details:

Top row from left, Robert Evans Studios; End Design; bottom row from left, Paper Girl; End Design.
Top row from left, Budes & Blossoms; bottom row Robert Evans Studios and Robert Evans Studios; then Fantasy Frostings. Photos from top left, Robert Evans Studios; Red Loft Studios; Robert Evans Studios; Fantasy Frostings. Photos by Robert Evans Studios.No matter what the hue, red is hot, hot, hot!!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 02.14.08

For that someone special…and we don’t mean your fiance! On this day of love (and Hallmark cards), we thought we would pay homage to all your single maids out there. We know you’ve found Mr. Right, but maybe they haven’t?!?!?! 27 Dresses ring a bell in your bridal party? Then get her a bridesmaid gift she will actually use! Single Tease is the latest ‘speak your mind on your shirt’ company; created to break the ice for you. Your shirt says ask me out!!! Brilliant!Our favorite?

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Can’t Choose Your Maid of Honor? Then This Show is for You! 02.13.08

A top LA Production Company is casting Los Angeles-area brides and their bridesmaids, ages 21-35, to be part of a sassy new wedding show for a major cable network.

The show will help out the blushing bride who just can’t seem to choose between her bridesmaids for the coveted role of Maid of Honor. And with all the other stresses of planning a wedding, this show will help her to see who is the best woman for the job!

Through a series of bridal related challenges, our bride will let the women in her life battle it out to prove they are “maid” enough. Do they know the bride better than anyone else? Can they choose the most stylish bridesmaid dress that they know she will love? Can they give a toast that moves even the viewers to tears?

If you are a bride with a big decision to make and between 4-7 bridesmaids to choose from, we want to help! Let us know what has made this choice so tough, and tell us about all the lovely ladies you are choosing between.

If you make the cut, your bridal party will need to be available in Mid-March for 4 days of filming in the LA Area.

To apply, send an email about yourself to

Good Luck!

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The Bridal Bar San Diego

Check out our new window display at The Bridal Bar.

Featured this month are two of our members, Crown Weddings & Kathy Wright & Co.

Their very chic tabletop features a black & white motif with hot pink accents. Every detail is attended to in exquisite fashion. Stop in and check it out for the entire month of February!

You can see more examples of their work online at and

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A Little Goes A Long Way 02.07.08
We love it when wedding professionals get involved and give back. A little goes a long way, and this program is a perfect example of that…

Get Married has partnered with Barilla Pasta to offer couples a complimentary online gourmet cookbook, titled “The Celebrity Italian Table Cookbook.” Visit their website in the month of February and get great tips and tools to create gourmet meals for your hubby. Download FOR FREE, their celebrity-ispired recipes and culinary delights and $1 for every download will be donated to America’s Second Harvest (a fantastic national food bank organization.) At Second Harvest, one dollar provides sixteen meals to hungry people across the nation. This doesn’t take much more than a few seconds of your time and it really does go a long way! Login, download, and help Barilla and Get Married give back! To participate, click here.

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Valentine’s Day Deals! 02.05.08

Stock up while you can ladies! The Knot is home to a ton Valentine’s Day deals…check out all the goods at their shop. Great finds for every element of your event. It’s not just for tees anymore; check out their candy jars, one-time-use digital cameras, rhinestone cake toppers, and even a cupcake tree for your shower.Now through Feb. 14th, enter promo code HEART at check out and receive 10% of your order!

Happy Spending!

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The Buzz has Begun!! 02.04.08

The Bridal Bar San Diego has hit the town running! Thanks to everyone who has embraced us in the community and in news this past month. Check us out…

Ranch and Coast Magazine touted the grand opening of the Birdrock store!
Both Riviera Magazine & Riviera Interiors ran a two-page spread on the expansion of the bar

Next up, La Jolla Village News ran an lovely article here.

And lastly, a big shout out to our favorite tv show, Get Married! The Bridal Bar San Diego and LA were profiled on an episode last week. To tune in, click here.

Thank you San Diego! We look forward to serving you!!

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The Bridal Bar San Diego Blog is Here! 02.03.08

Finally, The Bridal Bar San Diego has a blog! Check back with us for regular updates on all things fabulous in the world of weddings! From designer trunk shows and sample sales, to fantastic finds of gifts and decor, we’ve got what’s hot.

And for those of you new to The Bridal Bar experience, check out our amazing vendor resources and planning assistance, complimentary to the public, both online and in La Jolla. If you are a bride looking for more information, please call (858) 459-1685 or email us at

If you are an event professional looking for information about joining our elite membership, please email or

We look forward to serving you and your wedding needs!!

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