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Encore Bridal comes to San Diego 02.28.09

The Bridal Bar San Diego   

We are super excited to welcome Encore Bridal to San Diego!  They offer new and nearly new couture gowns that are truly amazing.  If you have been dreaming of THAT dress but are trying to watch your budget, now you can have the dress of your dreams and not feel guilty.  You can check out their line at the Wedding Party Bridal Show on March 8th. We’ll be partying on the patio and thinking green!

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Luxury on a budget! 02.27.09

The Bridal Bar San Diego  These pictures are of the moment. They show a Grand Maharaja tent 27’ x 44’ with honey glow mango flower print, matching walls and crystal chandeliers, with hot pink drapes and Raj Tents low furniture for a long table. As we all know, the guest count is the most critical factor in managing your wedding costs.  Our friends at Raj Tents shared this very nice and cozy way to celebrate a more intimate wedding. If you are craving a luxurious and lavish vibe but are concerned about your budget; try celebrating your nuptials with a more lavish and personal wedding dinner with those closest to you – saving money AND making a dramatic statement.

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Composite Bouquet – check it out! 02.20.09

The Bridal Bar San Diego So today we are excited to showcase a gorgeous wedding from one of our fabulous event professionals. Chris from Indulge Flowers & Events was kind enough to share these great pics from a recent wedding at Anthology.  We love the composite bouquet!

Photos by Jenny Brogdon, Absolutely Photography

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Get Green at The Wedding Party Bridal Show 02.17.09

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We are getting ready for the first ever “Green” Wedding Party  Bridal Show. March 8th at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.  If you haven’t checked out Pamela’s show before now is the time!  It promises to be better than ever and The Bridal Bar will be partying on the patio with lots of fun to share.

 We’ll have a “show within a show” featuring video Save the Dates with our friends at Legacy Videos  sliders, martinis, and dessert with The French Gourmet, the fabulous photography of Tim Otto Photography, fun party pics with LA Photo Party, Encore Bridal‘s amazing gowns, new designs by Lounge Appeal, and the stylings of Botanica throughout our space.  We hope to see you there!

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The Bridal Bar goes Mainly Mozart! 02.13.09

The Bridal Bar San Diego A few weeks ago several of our Bridal Bar members were Featured Designers at Mainly Mozart’s annual Gala.  This year’s theme was Mozart, Music & Love.  This annual event celebrates the life of Mozart and raises money for the annual festival and other outreach programs.  The tabletops were unbelievably beautiful and we wanted to share them with you!

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Sweetheart Breakfast in Bed 02.12.09

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Just got this fantastic idea for a romantic Valentine’s Breakfast from our friend Giuseppe at Giuseppe’s Restaurants & Fine Catering.  

Along with a great menu for a kickoff Valentine’s Day Breakfast, Giuseppe provided his “Rules” for success:
#1 Send the kids to Grandma’s for a sleepover.
#2 One of you ( whoever reads this email first) has to be the cook for the day.
#3 Keep this as a surprise.
#4 What happens at home stays at home ( if you know what I mean!)
Sweetheart Breakfast in Bed Menu
  • Heart Shaped Italian-Style Eggs Benedict with San Daniele Prosciutto and Parmiggiano Cream on Bread & Cie Levain toast.
  • Seasonal Berry Parfait with Coconut-spiked Granola, Toasted Pecans, and Vanilla Yogurt
  • Dark Chocolate Milk with Whipped Cream and Toasted Pistachio Dust
  • Moro Blood Orange Mimosa with Prosecco 
Visit Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering for recipes and other great menu ideas for every occasion.

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Beautiful Tabletops at TSE Wedding Luncheon 02.10.09

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We were fortunate to attend The Special Event a couple of weeks ago and just got some great pictures to share from The Wedding Luncheon.  If these don’t spark your imagination for your “Big Day” nothing will.  
And the best news? You can find all of these wonderful vendors at The Bridal Bar right here in San Diego.
Kudos to Adelaides, Wildflower Linens and Chameleon Chairs for these beautiful designs.

As usual the amazing talents of Kathy Wright & Co. blow us away!  

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Tasting Stations 02.05.09

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Interactive food stations are a hot new trend that will not only delight your guests but offers a tasting menu as well.   Stations also gives your guests something to DO at your wedding and encourages mingling as well.

Whether your wedding is a small intimate celebration or a huge bash with lots of guests, tasting stations offer a little something extra for your reception that will make it memorable. Try these great ideas:
Asian Cuisine-A dim sum or sushi station.Or include a variety of rice and noodle dishes.

Pasta Bar–A variety of pastas, both cold and hot with a choice of add-ins and sauces.

Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese Station–offer a traditional mac-n-cheese along with the more haute mac: lobster macaroni and cheese, or 5-cheese macaroni and cheese. 

Seafood Bar–Offer a range of seafood including shrimp, sushi, oysters, Crab, etc.  For something special, have a “shuckeronsite to keep the oysters super fresh and give a bit of the New Orleans experience.

Other food station ideas include Dessert Bar, Ceviche Bar, Tapas Bar, Taco Bar, and a Pizza Bar  Your only limits are your imagination and your budget.  

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Chez Bride Moderne Trunk Show 02.05.09

The Bridal Bar San Diego


we cordially invite you to a trunk show event

featuring hand crafted bridal accessories & veils by

february 7th

appointment required

availability limited…

call today!

858 551 1295

special event offer:

10% discount off your accessories purchase

trunk show to be held at the chez bride moderne showroom:

5726 la jolla boulevard, suite 105

la jollacalifornia  92037

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Lavender is Back! 02.04.09

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You’ve seen a lot of purple, lavender, and plum on the blog lately and you’ll be seeing more of it this spring. Lavender is the latest hot color for ’09 according to the Pantone projection book.

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