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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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SOBELLE CHOCOLATE FAVORS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE 05.06.11

 

SoBelle Chocolate Favors Announces Launch of New Website

SoBelle Chocolate Favors has launched its brand new customer friendly website.

May 5, 2011

SoBelle Chocolate Favors, in San Diego, California, has officially launched their new website at www.sobellefavors.com.  SoBelle Chocolate Favors makes custom handcrafted favors for all occasions, specializing in wedding designs. They launched a brand new customer-focused, website this week. The website was designed with the customer in mind, with a picture showcase that allows the viewer to see the details of each piece. Customers wanting a custom designed piece are now able to view and get ideas for designing their own special occasion favors.

“We wanted to create a website in which customers would be able to view all of the many wonderful creations that can be achieved with a little bit of imagination and personalization” says Nada Adjadj.

Additional features include direct linked connection to the SoBelle Chocolate Favors Blogsite

About SoBelle Chocolate Favors:

SoBelle Chocolate Favors is a company specializing in wedding, social and corporate chocolate favors. We stand out among the competition because every detail is perfected. Not only are we widely known for the exquisite taste of our fine imported chocolate, we also receive praise for our unique and creative wrappings. SoBelle is sure to make all your events extra sweet!

What makes us different from others? Well, if you can dream it, we can make it! The customization of our chocolate arrangements is unprecedented and has no limit. Each favor is specifically crafted and tailored to meet our client’s need therefore each unique piece will leave a long–lasting impression which will not go unnoticed.

Nada Adjadj, the owner and designer, founded the company in 2006 as part of her life-long dream. Based on her cultural heritage, Nada truly believes no occasion is complete without customized, decorated chocolate favors. Nada has lived in several countries before moving to America, including Lebanon, Dubai, Greece, and Montreal, and it is these past experiences that gave her a unique and sophisticated eye for design, and allows her to create exquisite chocolate favors that are fit for all and any occasion. With SoBelle chocolate favors each and every one of your guests will walk away with a favor that is an adequate representation of the event itself, because each favor is customized and created to match the superior theme and design of the event.

SoBelle is European chocolate that no additives or preservatives are ever used, only fresh wholesome ingredients. We have variety of chocolate such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, mixed with nuts etc… We have earned our reputation by consistently providing our customers with the best.

For further information please contact:

info@sobellefavors.com

619.504.2651

 

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VENDOR FEATURE: B.MOOKIE ~ AT HOME WITH VALLEY & CO. – SPRING 03.31.11

b.mookié jewelry as featured in the Spring 2011 Issue of At Home With Valley & Co.

b.mookié makes custom and handmade jewelry with a modern perspective. The company specializes in custom designed jewelry for brides and their attendants to co-ordinate with their wedding attire while enhancing the beauty and personal style of their day. Molly Beard, the founder and designer, remembered the lack of personal attention and options she had available when looking for her own wedding day jewelry. So she decided to make b.mookié available by appointment, to reserve some time to meet with the bride and discuss their custom designed jewelry that will embody their personal style. b.mookié strives to provide their customers with the best in personalized service and the highest quality jewelry. Whether it is custom designed jewelry for a wedding party of 15 or an individual one of a kind earring set to celebrate a 1st Anniversary. Their goal is to capture individual style on custom designed jewelry to be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come.

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THE WEDDING PARTY BRIDAL SHOW @ THE SAN DIEGO HARD ROCK HOTEL 03.26.11

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JOIN US AT THE WEDDING PARTY BRIDAL SHOW MARCH 2011 03.22.11

The Wedding Party Bridal Show is very excited to bring San Diego’s truly local, sophisticated and stylish bridal show for over 11 years back to the dynamic Hard Rock Hotel San Diego!

Our 22nd show will be an upbeat, exciting, stylish and fun celebration of wedding style and planning at its finest. Our theme for this event is “True Beauty” and the show will feature many special attractions and promotions celebrating that all brides are beautiful including our Real brides are beautiful fashion show, our True Beauty lounge with lingerie fashions and boudoir photo shoots on site, and our regular show features like our couture fashion shows on the catwalk, rehearsal Dinner restaurant Row, CONSULT-A-THON and over 100 of the finest wedding services- everything you need to plan a special San Diego wedding!

 

Here is a glimpse of the fun experiences to be had……see you all there on Sunday!!

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THE US GRANT 2011 WEDDING & EVENT SHOWCASE: A ROYAL AFFAIR 03.10.11


We were so pleased to have participated in the US Grant 2011 Wedding & Event Showcase: A Royal Affair. We enjoyed every moment of our talented showcase of incredible wedding industry professionals like DJ Spencer Bezy from Mobile Music Plus, Jason Taylor of Taylor FilmTim Otto Photography,  ePod Eventsb.mookié JewelryA Better Deal TuxedoM Bride and regal table-tops from A Diamond CelebrationHartworks Floral DesignIndulge FlowersCLassic Party Rental,Wildflower LinenKool Party RentalsPink Star DesignSoBelle Chocolate Favors in the Palm Court Foyer.

IT WAS A GREAT GREAT DAY!!

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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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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 02.15.11

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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