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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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AND THE WINNER FOR THE MOST ROMANTIC PROPOSAL CONTEST IS: “WHITE BOXES AT MT. SOLEDAD” RYAN & JEFF!! 03.11.11

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Ryan& Jeff

“WHITE BOXES AT MT. SOLEDAD”

This amazing proposal love story won with a whopping 309 votes and deservingly so!!

These two are so cute and so in love it is just great to see them together.

WE WISH THEM THE VERY BEST FOR THEIR WEDDING PLANS AND THEIR ENTIRE FUTURE TOGETHER!!


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THE MOST ROMANTIC PROPOSAL GRAND PRIZE BRIDAL EVENT 03.03.11

 

  • Hand Crafted Silver Earrings
  • Imported Chocolates
  • Ultra Luxury Bedding Sheet Set
  • Personalized Stationary Box Set With Custom Monogram
  • Bouquet Of Roses
  • Tuxedo of Choice Complimentary Rental for Groom
  • Complimentary One Night Stay plus Sunday Champagne Brunch For Two
  • Engagement Photo Shoot

 

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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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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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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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