Tips, Ideas and More from a newlywed San Diego Bride!

Something Old, Something New… August 27, 2008

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I just wanted to share my something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue in case you are still trying to get ideas for your wedding day. My “Old” item was my grandmother’s rosary beads, which I layed over my bouquet during the ceremony. My “New” item was my new wedding gown. My “Borrowed” was my mom’s hankie that she used in her wedding, which I carried bunched in my hand behind my bouquet! An lastly, my “Blue” item was my cute Mrs. undies, which were hidden under my hideous spanx, of course 🙂 (Ladies, if you dont own a pair of spanx… you need to go out and get some NOW!)

Something Old:

Something New:

Something Borrowed:

Something Blue:


Crate and Barrel Event… August 26, 2008

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If you're about to be married, Crate and Barrel is throwing a Wedding Party  in your honor. Bring your partner or your friends. The entire store is yours. Enjoy great food, drinks, music and expert Crate and Barrel advice on registering. You'll also receive this brilliant handblown glass heart bowl when you register at this event.

University Towne Center
San Diego, CA
(858) 558-4545
Sunday, September 7th 20089:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, September 21st 20089:00 am – 11:00 am

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White Wedding… August 25, 2008

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You can never go wrong with a white wedding! I am in love with the white wildflower look shown in these beautiful photos from the knot gallery! Imagine an outdoor venue with little white lights, gold accents and white flowers of all types in different sized vases = GORGEOUS!

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Wedding Song List… August 23, 2008

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I thought I would post the list of songs I provided to our DJ (Vynce Pham, more on how FABULOUS he is later). He also came up with some other great songs, but here were our MUST haves in case you still need a little help choosing songs!


Announcement of Bride & Groom at Reception: Right Down the Line by Gerry Rafferty


Announcement of Wedding Party at Reception: Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve (We also had TwoViolins play live at our ceremony and I found the sheet music for them to play Bittersweet Symphony after we kissed for the first time as husband and wife…It was AMAZING)


Cake Cutting: Magnet and Steele by Walter Egan


And the reception songs for cocktail hour, dinner and dancing:






Jimmy Buffet


Night Fever

Bee Gees



Earth Wind & Fire


Stir it Up

Bob Marley


Three Little Birds

Bob Marley


You’re Beautiful

James Blunt


The Tide is High



Love will keep us alive



Wonderful Tonight

Eric Clapton


At Last

Etta James


Unchained Melody

Righteous Brothers


Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong






James Taylor





Don’t stop Believing



By Your Side



I just called to say I Love You

Stevie Wonder


Escape (Pina Colada Song)

Rupert Holmes



John Lennon



General Public


Santeria (clean edition)



What I Got (clean edition)



Just Like Heaven

The Cure


Beast of Burden

Rolling Stones


Remember When

Alan Jackson


Beautiful Day



Fool in the Rain

Led Zeppelin


Southern Cross

Crosby Stills & Nash

Leather and Lace

Don Henley & Stevie Nicks

Crank That

Soulja Boy


Gimme More

Brittany Spears


The Way I Are



Give it to me (see us in the club)



Sexy Back

Justin Timberlake


You Spin me Round

Dead or Alive





Can I get a (clean version)



Dancing Queen



Don’t Stop til You Get Enough

Michael Jackson


Bizarre Love Triangle

New Order


Hot Blooded



Old Time Rock and Roll

Bob Seger


You Shook Me



December, 1963

Frankie Valli



P.S. I also should note that we had a VERY small dance floor so we did not do the traditional first dance, father/daughter, etc. dances so that is why they are not listed. But we still had a BLAST dancing 🙂


BevMo 5 Cent Sale!!! August 22, 2008

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Hey ladies! I just wanted to post a quick reminder that BevMo is having their wine “buy one bottle get one bottle” for 5 cents sale!!! For any bride who was lucky enough to have found a venue that allows you to bring your own alcohol, CHECK IT OUT!!!

It's the


Another Jim Hjelm Trunk Show…. August 21, 2008

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Sept 11-13, Jim Hjelm Bridal Trunk Show at Mon Amie Bridal. Call 714-546-3994 for appointments! I love both of these dresses…isn’t the back of the 2nd one gorgeous???


Ring Bowl… August 20, 2008

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I found these on today! Cute alternative to the traditional ring pillow…ring bowls! Both the bowls and the tags below can be customized to say whatever you want. I am thinking some tags with your names on them and some with your wedding date??? Those tags would be great attached to a favor box with matching ribbon! Fun!

CUSTOM ring bowl with tiny text - ornament- wedding or commitment ceremony

CUSTOM set of 12 party favor - save the date- text tiles with hanging loop