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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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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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Carolina Herrera. Her gowns are simply stunning, simply chic, and simply perfect. “Wow” is the best way to describe her collections, keeping with the equestrian and riding theme she has brought to us. Love it!! Wool, lace, fur, shades, coats, vests, hats, feathers, the list goes on…nothing boring, everything original….and oh so inspirational!For more bridal fashion coverage, check out the pages of – thanks for the fabulous photos!

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Michelle Rahn will be debuting the latest collection of gowns and gorgeous Swarovski crystal belts, plus brand new styles hot off the runway exclusively at M Bride. Here is a small sampling of the incredible designs you will be seeing at the show……






Whether you’re an ELLE, KYLE, LEIGH, MAE, or LOLA; this is an event you do not want to miss. By appointment only. Contact 858.551.1718 or for your very own one-on-one fitting & consultation, plus 10% deduction towards your trunk show purchase!

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b.mookié Launches Customer Enhanced Website

b.mookié has launched its new website with improved customer viewing interface.

January 14, 2011

b.mookié, in San Diego, California, has officially launched their new website at b.mookié makes custom handcrafted jewelry, specializing in wedding jewelry designs. They launched a brand new customer-focused, interactive website this week. The website was designed with the customer in mind, with an interactive jewelry 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 jewelry with the designer, online by viewing designs in the ‘previous creations’ image gallery.

“I wanted to create a website in which customers would be able to view our jewelry online, seeing the details of the products as if they were standing in our studio and holding the piece in their hands,” says Molly Beard.

Additional website features include:

Shop By Color

Search By Term

Helpful Customer Reviews

Electronic Purchasing Made Easy With Shopping Cart

Stay In the Know: Subscription To Updates and Events

Jewelry Care & Storage Guide

Quick Reference Integrated Blog

About b.mookié:

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.

For further information please contact:


b.mookié ~ custom and handmade jewelry with a modern perspective

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You are cordially invited to a trunk show event featuring the latest fall 2011 bridal gown collection by…

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You are cordially invite to a trunk show event featuring the latest fall 2011 bridal gown collection by…

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We asked three wedding dress experts from local bridal salons for their favorite gown picks.  Find out which dresses they recommend and why.  Photos courtesy of The White Flower, Bliss Bride and Chez Bride Moderne.

Courtney Cole-Arlidge of The White Flower

Eve of Milady gown
“Eve of Milady is a time-honored favorite for her unique and luxurious choices.  This gown is singular in her collection for its decadent use of lace in place of hand embroidery.  The bodice fits exquisitely, lending the bride a sumptuous hourglass figure.  Decadent silk and a hem draped with French Alencon lace make this one of my favorite ball gowns ever.  An added plus: It’s exceptionally light and easy to wear.”   Eve of Milady Style E3 $3190 (including jacket)  This dress was featured in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine.

Martina Liana gown
“This exciting new design introduces a modern twist to a classic gown.  The gown is constructed from the finest French Alencon Lace with Parisian Silk Chiffon accents.  The built-in corset makes this lace gown especially flattering. To add to the glamour, customize your gown with hints of Swarovski sparkle, like on the one shown.”  Martina Liana gown Style 313 $3325 (including wrap)

Sienna gown by Simone Carvalli
“This gown is our newest addition to the boutique, and it’s already stealing hearts.  Made from beautiful silk satin, it features an alluring crumb-catcher neckline.  Flattering asymmetrical ruching, handmade flower petals, and Swarovski crystals highlight the skirt.  This fit-to-flair gown will create a dynamic look for your special day.  We are thrilled to share this new collection with San Diego.”  Simone Carvalli Style Sienna $2850

Anne Davis of Bliss Bride

Anne Barge gown
“Brides love the clean, architectural lines of this natural waist A-line. The pockets add a fresh and playful touch that’s hard to resist!   Brides who want to feel like the dress is something they would wear everyday will gravitate towards this dress.”  Anne Barge LF161: $2770

Christos gown
“A perfect balance of traditional and modern with the partially fitted shape and re-embroidered Alencon lace, this gown has a vintage, romantic feel.  Its hourglass silhouette compliments many body types.”  Christos 4015: $4940

Papillon gown by Jenny Packham
“Truly the dress for the non-traditional bride, this gown is glamorous!  Paired with a birdcage veil or feathers, it makes brides feel like they just stepped out of an old Hollywood movie.”  Jenny Packham “Papillon”: $4275  This dress was featured in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine.

Holly Bowen of Chez Bride Moderne

Va Lena Valentina gown
“This gown is one of our favorites!  It is made with light weight Italian silk and flatters many body types.  Plus it’s only $3,410!”

Royalty gown by Kenneth Pool
“This strapless, satin gown is over the top and very unique.  The full skirt, crystal beaded belt and softly draped bodice are gorgeous!” Royalty gown by Kenneth Pool $5800

Bijou gown by Amsale
“This silk taffeta gown is very romantic.  With hand-made Taffeta and Organza flowers, it would be perfect for a garden wedding!” Bijou gown by Amsale.  $8300

Wedding Dress Picks courtesy of Exquisite Wedding Magazine

Go to The Bridal Bar for additional information on great Bridal Salons and more!

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Wedding Hairstyles:  With a few exceptions ( Douglas Hannant and  Melissa Sweet come to

Carolina Herrera, whose gowns were inspired by creative women throughout history, showed some of the most distinctive and beautiful hairstyles. This polished chignon was a favorite—the large, single blossom adds a touch of Billie Holiday-style glamour.

  • This Carolina Herrera model shows off a bolder approach to fresh flowers.

The three oversize calla lilies tucked into her bun are a bit over the top, but somehow the sculptural, sensual quality of the look really works.

  • Another favorite hairstyle from Carolina Herrera, this time with a Daisy Buchanan-esque vibe.

If you’re going to be wearing a vintage-inspired gown, this romantic faux-bob is the way to go.

If you want to wear your hair down but out of your face, this hairstyle from the Rivini show is an excellent solution.

  • Just twist back and pin four separate sections at the crown of your head.

This intricate bun at Romona Keveza was stunning—great for a summer wedding when you want to get all your hair off your neck.

A bun-chignon hybrid at Angel Sanchez paired with soft blue-grey eyeshadow—a subtle way to do a smoky eye for your wedding day.

Glittery hair accessories were all over the runways—the Ines Di Santo show had some of the prettiest and boldest, paired with off-center updos.

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with braided updos, so I was happy to see a few fresh takes, like this one.

Courtesy of Lauren Matthews from The Beauty Bridal

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