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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

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.

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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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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JOHN & CAT 08.11.10

John and Cat were incredible clients of ours who recently tied the knot in style in Mission Bay. John is the former Circulation Director for Exquisite Weddings Magazine, so our team of wedding artists was extraordinary!

Nick Abadilla captured these incredibly glamorous shots of the blushing bride in her lacy, form-fitting trumpet gown and scrumptiously romantic bird cage veil. Cat wanted a fun, out-of-the-box look for the reception. Tables were adorned with black-and-white damask runners, apple green satin floor-sweeping linens, and black iron lantern centerpieces brimming with moss and succulents. The result was a glamorous bay side bash {their friends sure know how to boogie}!

*Yes, those are the custom Converse that Nick showed in his post about breaking the wedding box!

Isn’t Cat’s bouquet ethereal? The handkerchief is decades-old, passed along to her from her grandmother.

Their favors were so cool {and unique!} – California scratch tickets for all!

The cake was just lovely. The subtle succulent design was not too overdone, it was sweet and so fresh!

John & Cat, we hope you had a fabulous honeymoon in Italy!

~ Valley & Co.

The Bridal Bar is so happy to have The Good Life Event Specialists share with us John & Cat’s special day!

Aleah & Nick Valley husband and wife wedding and event planning and design team since 2003, purveyors of the good life. They specialize in event planning and design services; from à la carte to budget and vendor assistant to concept, floral, and overall event design, their services can be tailored to suit your needs and budget. Being a husband-and-wife team, their clients reap the benefits of both of their talents and strengths.
Their team at The Good Life Event Specialists strives to create simply amazing and unique events. With nearly fifteen years of combined event planning and design experience, they absolutely love what they do and it shows.

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