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THE GRAND DEL MAR WEDDING EXPERIENCE 2011 BY TAYLOR FILMS 02.24.11

The Grand Del Mar hosts an industry event at their stunning hotel, nestled in Del Mar, CA. They host a mock wedding 3 day celebration. It is a fabulous 3 days and very enjoyable to experience the luxury and connecting with top wedding planners throughout Southern California. Here is a glimpse at the amazing occurrences of this years event by Jason Taylor of Taylor Films.

 

With over 14 years in the profession, Taylor Films has become the cornerstone of the Southern California wedding industry. Our work is distinguished by artistically framed camera angles and stylized editing techniques. Our innovative process allows us to create works that are contemporary, yet classic and tailored to the individual traits of our clients. While most videographers offer simple wedding videos, we provide cinematic representations that bring your wedding day memories to life. We believe that your video should be timeless, breathtaking, and uniquely yours. We are confident that you will be impressed with Taylor Films. ~ Jason Taylor

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ THE SAINT FRANCIS CHAPEL & SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF MAN 02.24.11

SAINT FRANCIS CHAPEL is located in scenic Balboa Park on the south side of the California Plaza, across the street from the main entrance to the Museum of Man. Designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue as an example of a Spanish Colonial church, the Chapel was built to add a religious note to the Panama-California Exposition of 1915.

The interior decoration was executed by Goodhue and Carlton M. Winslow. The Chapel is a blend of stark mission simplicity with tile floor, ceiling of heavy beams, and bench seating with an elaborately decorated gold leaf altar. The altar includes elegant modeled figures of the Virgin and Child, flanked on the left by Saint Francis Xavier and on the right by San Diego de Alcalá

The Saint Francis Chapel is one of San Diego’s favorite choices for wedding and commitment ceremonies. This dignified sanctuary is non-denominational, welcoming the services of all faiths.

The Saint Francis Chapel is one of San Diego’s favorite choices for wedding and commitment ceremonies. This non-denominational sanctuary welcomes the services of all faiths. The Saint Francis Chapel is available for weddings, subject to availability.

 

Set your sights on the landmark California Building, with its majestic tower and tiled dome. Your guests can assemble among the distincive exhibits of the spacious Museum Rotunda, or enjoy the beautiful façade of the Museum in our Spanish-style outdoor courtyard. Stunning and historic, the San Diego Museum of Man is the ideal venue for any event!

 

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2011 WEDDING SHOWCASE ~ THE US GRANT PRESENTS: A ROYAL AFFAIR 02.23.11

We invite you to join The Bridal Bar in the Palm Court Foyer at the US Grant this Sunday, February 27, 12-4pm, for the 2011 Wedding & Event Showcase, celebrating bridal grace, glamour and elegance.

A Royal Affair will feature stunning bridal gowns by M Bride Couture Wedding Gowns, inspired men’s fashions and women’s apparel by Neiman Marcus and Lily Pulitzer, and a tiara and jewel collection from Tiffany & Co. to rival royal treasures. Spanning the entire hotel, from the Crystal Ballroom adorned with hand-painted ceilings, to the magnificent Presidential Ballroom, THE US GRANT’s multiple event ballrooms will be open for guests to tour and marvel. Over 70 of the most sought-after Southern California wedding vendors, including photographers, florists, event planners, designers and cake creators will be on hand showcasing their talents and meeting with guests face-to-face.

 

$20 Admission to A Royal Affair includes:

 

*First-hand experience with San Diego’s finest wedding vendors and the nation’s hottest fashion retailers

*Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wedding tastings, and cake concepts

*Champagne and signature cocktails

*Opportunity to win luxurious accommodations to the landmark “Pink Palace of the Pacific” - The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort in Waikiki, or to the magnificent St. Regis Deer Valley with ski-in, ski-out access to the Valley’s renowned slopes – both romantic destinations perfect for your honeymoon.

*For the grand prize giveaway, brides have the chance to win a wedding reception steeped in legendary style for up to 100 guests in one of THE US GRANT’s enchanting Wedding Venues!

 

In partnership with the American Heart Association, $5 of each ticket will directly benefit the Go Red for Women campaign.

PRESENTS:A ROYAL AFFAIR

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THE MOST ROMANTIC PROPOSAL GRAND PRIZE EVENT 02.22.11
Our in-house announcement has been made, our winner has been chosen, our participating vendors are excited & ready to go!
Now lets get ready for the event in which we will reveal to the world who is ‘The Most Romantic Proposal Contest’ Grand Prize recipient!!

Come participate in ‘The Most Romantic Proposal Contest’ Grand Prize Event which will be the premiere of our 2011 Trunk Show Series!

Be a part of the sweet moment in which we share in the love journey of our winning couple. Witness as the ‘honored sweethearts’ get pampered at our Grand Prize Giveaway Event Day, on March 5, 2011. The couple will be seated at the ‘Sweetheart’ table and will be treated to sweets and a champagne toast! To complete the VIP treatment, the couple will get to savor every moment as they are photographed and presented their grand prize package! The couple must be present to win.

The event will be held at The Bridal Bar on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 12:00~4:00 pm.

Here are all of the proposal stories competing for the Grand Prize winner one more time for the world to see….

ALEXANDRA & JOSH “THE PUPPY”

Thanks, Alexandra & Josh

GAYATHRY & ANIRUDDAH “MR. CLUTCH’S ADVENTURE”

 

Thanks, Gayathry & Aniruddha

VALERIE & TOM “BECAUSE OF DONNY OSMOND”

Thanks, Valerie & Tom

RYAN & JEFF “WHITE BOXES AT MT. SOLEDAD”

Thanks, Ryan & Jeff

KARA & MICHAEL “CANDLES IN THE SNOW”

Thanks, Michael & Kara

JANELLE & RUDY “WEEKEND BIKE RIDE”

Thanks, Janelle & Rudy

RUTHIE & COLIN “IRISH CLADDAGH RING”

Thanks, Ruthie & Colin

JULIE & ANDREW “SURPRISE TRIP TO CORK, IRELAND”

Thanks, Julie & Andrew


See you all there….

The Bridal Bar

5646 La Jolla Blvd.

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.459.1685

{NOTE: entry & voting for the contest is officially closed}

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ENTER TO WIN OR VOTE FOR THE MOST ROMANTIC PROPOSAL CONTEST 02.18.11

Tell us your proposal story for your chance to become our grand prizewinner!
We want to hear all about it in 1,000 words or less….share your story, tears of joy and the romantic way he popped the question!!

To Submit Your Proposal:

1. Email sdbrides@bridalbar.com

With the subject: Most Romantic Proposal Contest

2. Send us your true wedding proposal story

3. Include a picture of you and your fiancée

To Vote for Your Favorite Story:

1. Go to www.bridalbarsdblog.com, look for posts in our search box with the tittle ‘Most Romantic Proposal Contest: Submission Story’ and make a comment under the story you chose to vote for.

** The comment you leave is what we will count as a vote.

{One vote per person, regardless of multiple email addresses.}

2. Your name and email address must be included to validate all comments.

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VENDOR FEATURE: HARTWORKS FLORAL DESIGN 02.18.11

Our very own Hartworks Floral Design was featured in the San Diego Ceremony Magazine 2011 issue!

Congratulations to Frankie Hartwell & Classic Party Rentals on their beautiful collaboration!!

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MOST ROMANTIC PROPOSAL CONTEST: JULIE & ANDREW “SURPRISE TRIP TO CORK, IRELAND” 02.18.11

Here’s the short version of our story: My fiance took me on a surprise trip to Cork, Ireland to ask me to marry him.  My family is from Cork and he wanted to ask me to start our lives together in the place where my family started. :)

The longer version: In June 2010, Andrew asked Julie if he’d go with her on a business trip to Seattle where his clients from Holland America cruise line are based.  Julie was happy to go as she loved to travel with Andrew, until he told her she’d have to miss 3 days of work during one of the busiest times for her.  Julie asked if she could just meet him there for the weekend, but Andrew insisted that it was important she was there for the whole time.  Julie reluctantly agreed to make him happy and as soon as she did, Andrew had tickets booked to “Seattle”.

Fast forward 3 months and work is beyond busy for Julie.  With the “Seattle” trip looming over her head, she was upset about leaving her co-workers hanging.  The morning of September 9th, Andrew’s brother Mike came to pick them up to go to the airport.  The whole time, Mike and Andrew talked business while Julie sat bitterly in the backseat.  Mike dropped off Julie and Andrew at the United terminal and they headed straight for the E-ticket check-in station.

Still early, Julie was in her own little world as Andrew checked them into the computer.  At one point he looked at her and said, “I’m going to need your passport.”  Julie had brought her passport because they had planned to tour a cruise ship in Seattle and it was required in order to board.  She asked Andrew why he needed her passport now and he said, “The computer is asking me for it.”  Julie handed him her passport, not thinking anything of it, and soon a plethora of tickets were flying out of the machine.  Andrew turned to her again and said, “We’re not going to Seattle.”  Julie was confused.

“What do you mean we’re not going to Seattle?  Where are we going?” – Julie’s heart was beating fast and tears welled up in her eyes.

“We’re not going to Seattle.  We’re going to Cork, Ireland where your family is from.” Andrew told her.

Andrew told Julie later that she looked like a deer in headlights – completely confused, baffled, maybe a little scared, not quite understanding what was happening.  She kept saying, “What do you mean we’re going to Ireland,” repeatedly as they walked to the security line. After initial shock set in, Julie did two things…in this order:

1) Cry hysterically at the thought of going to Europe for the first time.

2) Text her parents to tell them she was going to be out of the country for the next few days. (She would learn later that they had been in on the act and had schemed with Andrew for months to fool her.)

Fast forward 12 hours (the longest of Andrew’s life), Julie and Andrew arrive in Cork.  Immediately, they are charmed by the Irish accents, backwards driving, and kindness of the locals.  After a quick nap at Fota Island Resort and Spa, Andrew and Julie head into Cork City Centre for dinner. In typical Ireland fashion, it began to rain as they walked out of the restaurant to explore.  Julie bought a pair of cheap gym shoes for all the walking they’d be doing and then Andrew said, “Let’s go walk by the river.”  Julie agreed and they walked a few blocks further.

The closer they got to the river, the faster Andrew began walking.  Before long, he was speed walking as if for exercise, while dragging Julie behind him.  Finally, they crossed the street and reached the “perfect spot” next to the river.  The rain was coming down and Andrew swung Julie around in front of him.  Before she could even turn to face him, he was down on his knee.

This very special moment was 5 years in the making, but when Andrew said, “I wanted to ask you to start our family and our life together in the place where your family started,” it sealed the deal.  Julie said, “YES” and Andrew pulled out the most perfect ring, which they appropriately named Lady Lee – after the river where they got engaged.

Julie found out later that Andrew had the ring in his pocket for 20 hours, throughout the entire plane ride, nap, etc.  No wonder he was running to the river – the ring was burning a hole in his pocket. The rest of their time in Ireland was spent celebrating their engagement, drinking Guinness, and telling everyone who would listen that they were tying the knot.

Thanks, Julie & Andrew

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MOST ROMANTIC PROPOSAL AND GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY 02.18.11

Hurry time is almost up! Our contest is well underway, only a few hours left….

Enter to Win The Most Romantic Proposal Contest

Tell us your proposal story for your chance to become our grand prizewinner!

Romantic Table for Two

We want to hear all about it in 1,000 words or less….share your story, tears of joy and the romantic way you/he popped the question!!

To Submit Your Proposal:

1. Email sdbrides@bridalbar.com

With the subject: Most Romantic Proposal Contest

2. Send us your true wedding proposal story

3. Include a picture of you and your fiancée

To Vote for Your Favorite Story:

1. Go to www.bridalbarsdblog.com, look for posts in our search box with the tittle ‘Most Romantic Proposal Contest: Submission Story’ and make a comment under the story you chose to vote for.

** The comment you leave is what we will count as a vote.

{One vote per person, regardless of multiple email addresses.}

2. Your name and email address must be included to validate all comments.

Even if you don’t have your own story, feel free to browse through other people’s stories and vote for your favorite this month as we celebrate love and romance! Spread the love and tell your friends…vote for your favorite romantic proposal!

The Grand Prize Package:

b.mookie silver earrings and sobelle chocolate box set

A Box of Sweet Surprises including:

Silver earrings by b.mookié
Chocolates from SoBelle Chocolate Favors

The Bridal Bar Luxury Sheets

Ultra luxury bedding set from the Bridal Bar Home Collection

Pink Star Design Stationery Set

Personalized stationary box set with custom monogram from Pink Star Design

Kathryn G Designs Flower Bouquet

Bouquet of roses from Kathryn Gayner Designs

Complimentary One Night Stay plus Sunday Champagne Brunch for Two from The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

True Photography Engagement Session

Engagement session from True Photography

Contest Details:

Each day our editors will pick that day’s submission winner who made our hearts melt. This ‘daily pick’ will be posted on The Bridal Bar’s Blog as the day’s best story. Readers will then get to vote by commenting on their favorite “most romantic” proposal story to become our grand prizewinner.

If your wedding proposal is selected as our ‘Daily Pick’ you will be able to start collecting voter comments from other brides and readers. Each voter can only comment via the Bridal Bar Blog and once per proposal.  Your name and email address must be included to validate all comments.

Voting will only be permitted on The Bridal Bar Blog, contest begins February 7, 2011 and ends at midnight on February 18, and the winning couple with the highest number of audited comments will be officially chosen on February 21, 2011. The winning couple will then be invited as ‘honored guests’ to our Grand Prize Giveaway Event Day, on March 5, 2011. The couple needs to be present to win.

The couple will be seated at our romantic table set for two, and treated to sweets and a champagne toast! To complete the VIP treatment, the couple will get to savor every moment as they are photographed and presented their grand prize package!

Romantic Table for Two

Images Courtesy of True Photography

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ENTER TO WIN OR VOTE FOR THE MOST ROMANTIC PROPOSAL CONTEST 02.17.11

Tell us your proposal story for your chance to become our grand prizewinner!
We want to hear all about it in 1,000 words or less….share your story, tears of joy and the romantic way he popped the question!!

To Submit Your Proposal:

1. Email sdbrides@bridalbar.com

With the subject: Most Romantic Proposal Contest

2. Send us your true wedding proposal story

3. Include a picture of you and your fiancée

To Vote for Your Favorite Story:

1. Go to www.bridalbarsdblog.com, look for posts in our search box with the tittle ‘Most Romantic Proposal Contest: Submission Story’ and make a comment under the story you chose to vote for.

** The comment you leave is what we will count as a vote.

{One vote per person, regardless of multiple email addresses.}

2. Your name and email address must be included to validate all comments.

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LOUNGE APPEAL EVENT DEALS!! 02.17.11

Lounge Appeal is offering 25% off of all San Diego-based events on all inventory for events in March through July 2011.

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