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DAVID DE ALVA “ART WALK” 05.31.11

David de Alva was born in Madrid, Spain in 1962 while his parents were on a European tour with internationally know Pilar Lopez Flamenco Dance Company. David began his studies at the age of ten with Protégées of Segovia and Romero Brothers in their master classes. Later, he continues his flamenco guitar training with the inspiration of Paco de Lucia, Manitas de Plata, Carlos Montoya and Sabicas. His talents have brought special excitements to concerts in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Seville, Street Scenes of San Diego, San Francisco and many others. During his extensive tours abroad, his music was also inspired by Brazilian Jazz, South American and Mediterranean rhythm to create a unique blend of traditional Flamenco and World fusion style music. Surely, David de Alva, uncommon talent, versatility, and impressive musical repertory must rank him among the extraordinary artists of our times.

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LOUNGE APPEAL ROYAL COLLECTION DEBUT 05.27.11

The Bridal Bar is proud to announce Lounge Appeal’s debut of

THE ROYAL COLLECTION!!

June 14, 2011 ~ BizBash Expo & Awards West at the Pasadena Convention Center!

Lounge Appeal is a pre-screened member of the bridal bar.

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SARAH & SCOTT 05.26.11
La Estancia La Jolla ~ February 19, 2011
Wedding photography by  Tim Otto Photography
Tim Otto Photography is a pre-screened member of the bridal bar.

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WE WELCOME MADERAS GOLF CLUB 05.24.11

The Bridal Bar is excited to add Maderas Golf Club to our grand list of ceremony and reception venues.

You will find Maderas Golf Club to be an extraordinary place in an out-of-the-ordinary atmosphere. Nestled in the breathtaking San Diego canyons, our cascading waterfalls, tranquil lakes and emerald green fairways welcome you and your honored wedding guests. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding reception with your family and closest friends, or prefer to dance the night away like never before, our Tuscan inspired ballroom and panoramic views are the ideal stage for creating the ideal wedding experience where the warmth of your loved ones will envelop you at every moment.

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SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLOR TRENDS 05.20.11

We thought it would be a really great idea to inspire you with the latest color trends forecasted for the upcoming spring/summer planning brides.  These are colors that can set the whole tone of your entire wedding…..we hope you enjoy!

Cloth / Fabric Spring 2011 Colour Trends

For their take on the colors for Spring 2011 clothing trends, cloth manufacturers Lenzing believe that we won’t just be throwing off the darker colours of Fall 2010′s trends but possibly even the mentality that has gone with recent financially tough times. Thus they see Spring / Summer 2011 colors as those which are “uplifting” and “soften, energise, and excite.”

For the Spring / Summer 2011 season they’ve put forwards five key colour trends.

Celebration
Spring personified in a palette, the colors that make up this Spring 2011 color trend are mostly named after flowers: iris, viola, daffodil, poppy, and geranium. Unsurprisingly, should this color scheme take your fancy, this one should be worked into your Spring 2011 wardrobe as a part of your florals.

spring 2011 color celebration

Abstraction

I must confess to not liking this color palette in the leastl the turquoise clashes with the maroon to my eye, and how yellow green made it in there has left me stumped. This is one color trend for those who are loud and proud.

spring 2011 clothing colors

New Classic
According to Lenzing new and unexpected twists on classic elements, and naturally bright pigments, will develop into new classics. “Fabrics are classic, materials the same but all elements are somewhat twisted: fibers in unusual yarn-spinning and -counts, classical weave patterns in atypical materials clashed with a curious checkered design, an embroidery where you didn’t expect it – nothing loud, just enough to make you startle.”

summer 2011 colors

Aqueous
Sitting as our favourite Spring / Summer 2011 color trend ‘aqueous’ is also the most dangerous. An obvious color theme for Spring 2011 because of its nautical tones, such obviousness is also what is likely to see it lazily interpreted and applied – a danger for designers and labels looking to apply seasonal colors to their basics. To avoid such misapplication Lenzing believe it should be used with “floating” pieces where the fabric is the focus; an interpretation of the sheer clothingtrend seems a strong contender if you intend to work this color theme through your wardrobe.

spring 2011 nautical colors

Perleage
Subtle colours, bar for the jet black, this is a color trend all about sheen; in effect, luxurious and radiant colors menat to match with your radiant Summer tan.

spring 2011 color

Courtesy of FASHIONING.

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WEDDING TRENDS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2011 05.18.11

Here are the latest wedding trends for Spring/Summer 2011 from the experts over at Exquisite Weddings Magazine.

Rose Gold

Rose Gold “Rose gold gets its pink color from copper and can be found on many fashion forward, daring men and woman around town,” declares Jenny Seligmann, owner of Diamonds Forever San Diego.

Pocket Dresses

“I am seeing more and more gowns with pockets these days, especially in our A-Line dresses with the fuller skirts. They have little pockets hidden in the side seams,” says Courtney Gavin, owner of Isis Bridal Boutique.

Photo Wall Entrances

“Rather than displaying a single image on an easel, couples are opting to share their story in a larger-than-life way with multiple photos. This new trend makes a sensory impact on guests and lets them in on a couple’s life prior to the day of the wedding rather than just witnessing their special day,” says Meaghan Schmaltz, owner of Weddings Made Splendid. Schmaltz coordinated this wedding at the Ultimate Skybox on December 11, 2010.

Tie Clips

“With traditional suits becoming more prominent at weddings, grooms are starting to don Bond-esque classic attire with tie clips. Kenneth Cole has reasonably-priced, yet debonair clips,” says Nick Valley of Valley & Co.

Icing-Free Cakes

Some brides are skipping overly ornate cakes and choosing more natural-looking confections. “We’re seeing a new movement towards deconstructed cakes with an emphasis on taste and a rustic look,” says Annie Packman, founder of the wedding blogmarryyoume.com.

Custom Welcome Bags

“Welcome Bags are amazing gifts for your wedding guests. It’s a wonderful personalized way to say, ‘Thank you for coming.’ Items to consider should be consumable, portable and useful, not to mention fun,” chimes Diana Romero, wedding coordinator and owner of Ah! Le Party.

Dress Rental

Style out your wedding party in designer couture without asking them to max out their credit cards. According to Rent the Runway, “Friends don’t let friends buy bridesmaids dresses.” And just think, one less unwearable piece in the closet. renttherunway.com

Romantic Embellishments

“Custom, handmade headbands, sashes or jewelry are personalized touches that reflect a bride’s individual style and help her feel unique on her very special day,” explains Cecilia Church, owner of Vocabulary boutique.

Contents courtesy of Exquisite Weddings Magazine En Vogue Elements Spring/Summer 2011

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TAYLOR FILMS PRESENTS: SPRING FLING 2011 05.18.11

Here is a small video peek into the amazing San Diego Style Weddings Magazine Spring Fling 2011 event at Rancho La Jolla, all captured 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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PREPARE FOR THE THE BIG DAY” WITH A VOLUMETRICS WEIGHT CONTROL PLAN ~ VENDOR FEATURE: BROOKE JOANNA BENLIFER, RD ON FOX5 NEWS 05.17.11
Tips and ideas for great and filling eating habits from nutritional health & wellness expert Brooke Joanna Benlifer, RD that will trim you down and keep you full as you prepare for your wedding day on San Diego FOX 5 News.

Instead of starving yourself or attempting an unhealthy fad diet prior to your wedding, think of food as a way to increase your vitality and help you be in peak condition for your special day. Studies show that the top 5 most filling foods (apples, beans, eggs, fish & popcorn) each offer unique health benefits!!
Apples, beans & popcorn are great sources of fiber and beans provide filling protein, too. Eggs and fish provide excellent sources of protein and eggs contribute Vitamin D, while fish such as salmon & sardines are an excellent source of metabolism boosting, heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
To fill up without filling out, give these easy food combos a try:
Protein smoothie
Fruit & hard boiled eggs
Veggies & hummus
Salmon salad with Greek yogurt on a bed of greens
Air popped popcorn topped with Parmesan
You’ll be looking & feeling fantastic!
~ Brooke
Booke Joanna Benlifer, RD is a Cornell University graduate and Registered Dietitian. As a nutritional coach, she has expertise in weight management, emotional eating, sports nutrition, corporate wellness and integrative medicine. She offers special packages catered specifically to brides, grooms and wedding parties, helping them feel their best and reach their wellness goals.
You deserve to look and feel amazing on your special day!

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ THE MARINE ROOM 05.11.11


The Marine Room now features a private room perfect for an exquisite marriage celebration. This distinctive room, which seats up to 50 guests, features unparalleled views of the azure Pacific Ocean and La Jolla cove, taking dining to new heights of sophistication.

The Marine Room offers a truly magical setting for an intimate rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or reception. Every event becomes more inspired when you unite the creative and always adventurous cuisine of San Diego’s “Best Chef”, Bernard Guillas, with an exceptional service staff.

Incomparable views, impeccable service, award-winning cuisine and handpicked wines combine to create an event to surpass all expectations. For particularly large events, guests have the option of using the entire restaurant for complete buy-outs of up to 200 guests.

Stunning daytime affairs feature enchanting views of the sun and surf while the “surf lights” shine upon the ebb and flow of the evening tides during the dinner hours. The full-service catering staff, award-winning chef and sommelier are all on hand to help create the perfect ambience for memories that will last a lifetime.

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MOTHER OF THE OCCASION 05.06.11

Whether your are a Mother of the Bride (MOB) or Groom (MOG) here are some inspirational fashions from the Spring 2011 runway collections.

Slim bride’s mother’s wedding dresses are fashionable, get expert tips and advice on weddings and dresses.

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