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ORKIDEH & CHRISTIAN 06.14.11
The Grand Del Mar ~ February 14, 2011
Wedding photography by  Tim Otto Photography
Tim Otto Photography 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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GRAHAM & EVER ~ DESTINATION: COSTA RICA 03.18.11
Graham & Ever decided that their dreams would come to life in beautiful and enchanting Santa Teresa, Costa Rica where the waves are epic for surfing and the relaxed beach atmosphere is ideal for unforgettable wedding celebrations.
Casa Capitan which boasts the largest and most extravagant house in Santa Teresa, and that’s an understatement, makes it the most amazing venue for quaint weddings of 50 guests or less.
The ceremony took place on the beach at sunset, followed by the wedding reception which was a short stroll up the sandy path through the palms to the house and nestled by the infinity pool.
The hanging lights and votives mixed perfectly with the surrounding palm fronds and myriad of strategically arranged Cali lily, orchid, and hydrangea arrangements, all done in the corresponding colors of white and green.

In lieu of wedding favors, guests signed custom made coasters and dropped the coaster into a bowl for the charity of their choice, including a local school, an environmental cause, and an animal shelter. {Which by the way, is just a magnificent idea!}

Congratulations to Graham & Ever, may they have a long and joyous life journey together!!

~ Don

Don Mirra Photography fuses a passionate, artistic eye of composition and light with a photojournalism approach of spontaneity and responsiveness to the “decisive moment”. Don Mirra Weddings’ expansive line of style, confidence, and experience combined with Don’s comfort in capturing formal and informal images ensures all aspects of your wedding experience are documented while providing the exclusive bride and groom with avant-garde photographic memories.

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VENDOR FEATURE: TIM OTTO PHOTOGRAPHY ~ INSIDE WEDDINGS MAGAZINE WINTER 2011 03.03.11

Sarah Keeter arranged to meet Jason Fontana on New Year’s Eve 2009-2010 at Our Lady of the Rosary in Little Italy where they  would exchange their vows ceremony. Mr & Mrs Fontana would then head over to the US Grant to celebrate becoming husband & wife in a festive and fun wedding reception. All the while, every single moment of this most spectacular day was being documented by one of San Diego’s top photographers, Tim Otto of Tim Otto Photography.
We are very happy to share with you, Tim’s beautiful images of this amazing event featured in Inside Weddings Magazine – Winter 2011 Issue
Jason & Sarah Fontana ~ 12.31.2009
Tim’s passion and creativity result in unique and contemporary photographs for all occasions, from intimate weddings on the beach to grand elegant celebrations. His enthusiastic, warm and friendly personality creates a comfortable atmosphere of trust, allowing couples to relax and feel confident that every important and beautiful moment will be captured in an instinctive and unobtrusive style. Tim is respected for his outstanding service and high-quality work, his wedding images have been published in numerous publications, including Grace Ormonde, InStyle, Town and Country and People.

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VALENTINE’S SWEETHEART SPECIAL FROM EPOD ~ THE TALKING PHOTO BOOTH 01.20.11

ePod in conjunction with The Bridal Bar is offering a Sweetheart Special in honor of Valentine’s Day! Reserve the ePod Talking Photobooth for your wedding before Valentine’s Day and get a free save-the-date photo session in the ePod.

Simply place your deposit before February 14, 2011 and mention you would like the Sweethearts Special.  We’ll arrange a time for you to come by the Bridal Bar in San Diego for your photo booth session.  Then we’ll mail you your save-the-date cards and envelopes, ready to be mailed out!

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KC AND GARTH 11.12.10

It was a truly memorable day for KC & Garth at The Pelican Hill Resort

The expectation….

The romance….

The food….

The dancing….
The beginning of a lifetime of unforgettable memories….
And it was all captured by the artistic eyes of  the experts at True Photography

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WE WELCOME THE ePOD TALKING PHOTO BOOTH 10.19.10

The Bridal Bar is so happy to help you add even more fun to your wedding festivities!!

World’s only talking photo booth. Hear your friends roar with laughter as the ePod makes humorous comments after each pose!  If you stick out your tongue, the booth will know!  Each photo session is a custom performance which creates better photos and more fun.

The ePod is also a work of art. Its figure-eight shape and dark wood is ultra modern, elegant and goes great with any wedding design scheme.

All packages include a photo-disc and a music-video created using your photos!  The video comes web-ready and is a fun way to share your photo booth antics with the world!

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MICHELLE & BRANT 09.23.10

Engagement photo shoot by True Photography…..really brings out the dynamic personalities of these love birds!!

This animated and beautiful couple who is getting married in September was shot all around NTC Promenade

“The Notebook” Part Deux

Our love story starts circa 1992. I was the ridiculously talented eighth-grade star on the boys’ varsity basketball team. Michelle was a mere seventh grader managing the team while juggling a budding career as professional model and concert violinist. Okay, so at least that’s how my memory prefers to remember it.

That time period was a blur-boys were growing up and girls were growing out, hormones were raging out of control and braces were standard issue. I would occasionally catch myself drifting off in practice seemingly more focused on the beautiful lady sauntering the sidelines than anything Coach Lowney was yelling at us.

It was a season of perfection for the mighty Wolves of Lake Ridge. We went undefeated (yet again) and the hero (that’s me) led my team to another championship. I had everything an eighth grade boy desired-a shiny trophy, the adoration of awkward teenage fans, a magnificent banner adorning the gymnasium wall, and a three-month supply of Oxy to battle those humiliating middle school pimples. Life was pretty sweet. Apparently, the only thing missing was my courage-I never did find enough gumption to speak with my future wife that year.

Approximately two years passed until our paths crossed again. I finally found the inner strength to call Miss Couch, who was now a young woman tearing up the soccer fields and basketball courts herself, and express my youthful adoration. We were just minutes into our conversation and things were going perfectly; until she told me she was moving to California in two weeks! ☹

Michelle and I kept in touch corresponding as pen pals for a while. She would send modeling pictures and I enjoyed hanging them up on my bedroom mirror. I’d tell everyone that Michelle was the girl of my dreams, including my girlfriend at the time. That pretty much ended that relationship. Throughout the years when I would think about “Mitch”, my heart would flutter while I’d wonder why our worlds were prematurely torn apart.

A year ago, the Lord sent me an angel. My world turned upside down when our paths amazingly crossed again. We reconnected with each other via Facebook in this technological age and I felt like that 8th grade boy once again-only this time it was, forever.

~ Brant (Groom)

I became obsessed with Exquisite Wedding Magazine and fell in love with the unique, boutique style of the weddings highlighted. I began to notice True Photography as a repeated vendor amongst the many different weddings and ultimately fell in love with the editorial style of images. I knew I wanted my pictures to have the similar feel to timeless art. Aaron Feldman, owner, portrayed a confidence and passion for photography that was undoubtedly addicting. The initial engagement shoot was not only a blast, but our photographer truly gave us free reign to express ourselves as a unique couple. I was a little hesitant at first to present the old school basketball theme, but our photographer was extremely supportive and the images ultimately portrayed the youthfulness and memories that brought both Brant and I together. Thank you to True Photography for making our childhood memories a reality and we look forward to more precious moments to come!

~ Michelle (Bride)

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HOT NEW WAYS TO PROPOSE 07.16.10

If you are the kind of guy that likes to do things that are out of the ordinary to add that little extra special touch to life, we guarantee this will make you look like a superstar!

As if proposing to the girl of your dreams wasn’t hard enough on its own, then you have to pick and purchase the right ring and after all of that you now have to find the perfect spot to convert into that moment that will last forever……

When your ready to jump in and propose, The Bridal Bar can be a great resource for you!  Let us help you make a Big Splash with a  Memorable Proposal.

Do something totally different, creative, and special for your proposal with Beach Shoot San Diego. They have made available different activities that are turned into romantic timeless moments for your special day, which they capture all on film for you to review forever!

They are making timepieces that create the couples’ prosterity for the future….when people propose it’s something that is once in a lifetime and they never want to forget a single second of that moment in time.

You can chose one of their very own Message In A Bottle romance packages where the element of surprise denotes the significance of that very special day.

What better way to set the mood with an out of this world experience to tell generations to come, than with a wonderful activity set to navigate into the sunset!!

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