Saturday, December 20, 2008

Martha Gives Gift (Wrap)

Martha Stewart is giving all of us something unique this holiday, downloadable gift wrap! How fab is this? Runs right out of your home or office printer and your packages can look like they popped out of the pages of Martha. We heart her :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Purple, Plum, Lavender...

Just wanted to show you a few quick pics of this stunning wedding. Chameleon Chair shared this one with us and we just love the colors, the lighting, and especially the lampshades! But best yet, this couple got married at The Entourage Estate! Only in Hollywood...Photography by: Claire Barrett Photography

Friday, November 21, 2008

Kathy Wright throws a Party in a Box!

Mexican Fiesta

New Year's Eve Party

Holiday Party

If you love to throw a party but struggle with the details, have we got a deal for you! The Bridal Bar partnered with Kathy Wright & Co. to showcase our new Party in a Box concept at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival this weekend. Each Party includes a themed menu, florals and decor, suggested entertainment and lots of optional add - ons. There is still time to book your holiday party or New Year's Eve party so come by the Bridal Bar and we will show you how!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Escort Table Excellence

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Beautiful shades of lime green and purple formed the inspiration for this beautiful table by EverAfter Events. Featuring lovely accents and their usual style, this table demonstrates a simplicity of design and the creativity EverAfter Events is known for.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas in November at The Bridal Bar

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We've gotten a head start on Christmas at The Bridal Bar! If you have visited our store you know that each month we feature a new table top design and so we couldn't resist the ultimate Christmas table - Bridal Bar Style in pink of course!

Featuring lots of Christmas bling and an infusion of moss green courtesy of a beautiful Wildflower Linen, this table really shines. We are also pleased to feature the work of our newest invitation company, Simply Posh Design.

Make sure you visit and register for our newsletter for invitations to special events, advanced notice of trunk shows and sample sales and much more!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Deconstructed Delight!

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Check out this really cool idea for a new take on sushi by Blue Point Coastal Cuisine. A sushi tasting station is a great addition to any wedding or special event but managing all of the condiments can be a little challenging. Blue Point's "Deconstructed Sushi" not only combines all of the elements into an easy to handle skewer, but lends itself to a great presentation!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Congrulations to John Riedy Photography on Ten Wonderful Years!

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The Bridal Bar would like to congratulate John Riedy and his lovely wife, Rebecca, on ten years of wedded bliss AND ten years bringing his amazing photographic talents to brides.

John loves his work and it shows! Visit his new website at to view his beautiful work and find out more about how John can capture your wedding memories and help you stretch your dollars at the same time.

In celebration of ten amazing years of marriage and photos, John has put together an exclusive “Ten plus ten” promotion only for Bridal Bar clients. Don’t miss this opportunity to have one of San Diego’s best photograph your big day!

10% off any Saturday high season dates (April-October)
20% off any non-Saturday high season dates
20% off any low season dates (November-March)
Contracts must be signed and retainers received by 12/31/08.

There are only 5 packages available at this price so don't delay!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Darlington House wedding a studious affair

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Kudos to our friends at Theorie for their great wedding featured in La Jolla Light.  As usual  The Darlington House provided a fantastic backdrop for a wedding and Maurice and Amy did an amazing job of capturing the beautiful moments.  Check out Theorie, Art that Thinks to get an inside look at their creativity and great talent!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! The Bridal Bar wishes you a very happy and safe Halloween! What better way to celebrate than with a pumpkin shaped bridal bar wedding cake...have you ever seen a pink pumpkin?!?!?! Yummy!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fairy Princesses by Vera Wang

Vera is obviously one of, if not the queen of bridal, but this season her fairy princess inspired gowns are beyond worthy of royalty. This was one of my favorite collections of the could hear gasps of amazement in the crowd! True fantasy, regal, feminine beauty. Can't wait for her giant new LA salon to open next year so us So Cal girls can get back to shopping! Check out these photos and more (plus video) on the Get Married Fashion Pages.Believe it or not, these gowns haven't even scratched the surface! Her new corresponding jewelry collection is just as fab...stay tuned for those to follow soon!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

NYC Fashion Week with Get Married

Sorry we've been a bit tardy on our posts! This past week Get Married was at NYC Bridal Market to catch the latest and greatest trends from all of the hottest bridal designers and we were lucky enough to tag along to see all the amazing gowns up close and personal. Check out all the videos and photos from the Get Married site on the GM Fashion Pages.

Up first in our photo recap is the incredibly talented Jenny Packham. Her gowns are always so glamorous - the beading, the bling, a favorite of ours for sure! This season she brought in gold antique trend for 2009?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Preserve your memories in Style!

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We had such a great time at the Wedding Salon in Beverly Hills a couple of weeks ago and saw some great new ideas to share with you.

Once you have created the perfect day, why not preserve that memory with Kelly Kiefer Masterpiece? Kelly's custom-made masterpieces include elements of the wedding to capture the spirit and beauty of a once-in-a-lifetime wedding celebration. Some examples have included hundreds of individually placed Swarovski crystals and even thousands of rose petals used in wedding ceremony. What better way to remember that magical day?

Check out Kelly's website for more great examples of her work.

Monday, September 29, 2008

High Drama

A few days ago we went to the Wedding Salon event at the Beverly Hills Hotel and scoped out some new emerging floral trends. Take a look at what hot So Cal pros created. It seems as though the next big thing is big, over-the-top, jewel-toned centerpieces. Tall and full on top, the hanging accents really enhance the pieces.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Say I Do to the iPhone

What will they think of next? The iPhone now counts down your "I DO's." This new application allows you to be a bit more obsessed with your date. Now every time someone asks how long it is until the big day you can have an exact answer! Simply enter in your wedding date and time and let the countdown begin. Wedding Day app counts the years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and even seconds until you say
“iDO!” Helpful in planning since every second counts for busy brides and

Wedding Day app continues to work even after you say your vows, by tracking how long you have been married. Down to the second! Since your iPhone or iPod Touch is always with you, the countdown is only a click away. Wedding Day is a real time tool and available on the iPhone App Store.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Check out our Grand Opening!

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We recently celebrated our Grand Opening Celebration with Brides, Bling & Bellinis! If you missed out, take a look at the great footage shot by our friend Jason Taylor from Taylor Films. Jason could make any event look spectacular, but it really was beautiful. If you see something you like just call us and we can introduce you to more of our wonderful members.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Bridal Bar Los Angeles and several of their fabulous vendors got to take part in an episode of a new sitcom coming to NBC this Fall. Kath & Kim is an Aussie comedy that's coming to the US starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair. The show will air after The Office on Thursday nights starting October 9th so be sure to tune in! They were asked to consult on the show as a main topic throughout the first season is a wedding. We can't say much more than that just yet, but check out what you will see from The Bridal Bar in the second episode...and stay tuned to the show and our blog for all the fun bridal surprises!

Photos from the set - The Bridal Bar's own Kristen Eck will appear in the episode along with some of the other fabulous LA vendors!Eddie from Tic Tock Couture Florals and Leticia Ortega from Classic Party Rentals are to thank for the beautiful BB "look." Can't wait to see how the show turns out...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mediterranean Fantasy

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Indulge Flowers shared some great images from a recent garden wedding that are sure to capture your imagination.

We are loving the mango taffeta linens from our friends at Wildflower Linens! This wedding had a decidedly Mediterranean feel and featured sunset colors of oranges and pink. We also love how they used a mix of square and rectangular tables and some creative lighting from San Diego Stage & Lighting to add some visual interest without a tremendous budget impact.

La Jolla DJ's rocked the house with some great tunes and Modern 8 Films did a fantastic "love story" pre-film and also shot the whole day.

If you love the cake - look no further than Just Fabulous Pastries who really did a "Just Fab" cake!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Garrett of Garrett Photography was kind enough to share some great photos from a recent wedding at IVY Hotel. Chassie and Steve have a great sense of adventure and style and it really comes through in the photos.

Garrett not only captured the vibe and attitude of this couple he maximized the atmosphere of the venue as well. IVY Hotel is a great spot for a couple who appreciates an urban vibe in the lap of luxury.  Whether you have 50 or 250, they have a spot for you. (and their banquet tables are ovals, a little something different we like!)

Chassie and Steve definitely proved that every wedding should be a reflection of the personality of the couple. It's all about breaking the rules if necessary and making up your own! By the way, they walked down the aisle to Radiohead! Mendelssohn who?!?  If you haven't had an opportunity to see Garrett's work, check out his website and see more cool couples that reaped the benefit of Garrett's amazing eye.  

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kudos to Theorie

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We are so excited for our friends Amy & Maurice Wright of Theorie, whose work is featured on this month's issue of Ceremony Magazine. If you haven't checked out their work and their very cool new website you need to take a look. In addition to seeing their amazing photos, you'll learn that Maurice loves metal music, zombie movies and vanilla bean frappuccinos. Amy once spent the summer in a tent in Uganda, loves quilting and can communicate with Orangutans.
And of course it will be obvious that there photography is truly "art that thinks."

Make sure you check out the Tao of Lou. It's truly special. Here's a quick sample of a recent photo we love. Congratulations on the cover!