Vol. 12 l Issue 2 /Spring 2011 - P. 1
Wedding Connections In This Issue

Spring is in the air and so is love

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Love Bird Collections

These romantic Love Birds could not be more charming. Each piece depicts the couple in a slightly different composition, making the entire collection a completely novel approach to this very popular theme.

Venice Gold Toasting Flutes

Love Bird Ring Pillow
Love Bird Pen and Base

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Hang With Us Personalized
with Seed Paper Love Birds
We've taken our popular wedding theme and created a beautiful and environmentally friendly alternative. The fun and modern card features two detachable lovebirds embedded with real wild flower seeds. On the reverse side of the card, your guests will receive planting instructions to ensure the growth of their gift. Shop

Love Bird Garter Set

Love Bird Traditional Guest Book
Love Bird Flower Girl Basket

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Contemporary Love Birds Themed Cake Topper
For the "new Love Birds" These timeless, contemporary snow white birds nestle together, interlocking their necks in an embrace, or use separately in a centerpiece. Made of glazed porcelain, these are sure to be a lasting keepsake. Shop

Wedding Coach Give-A-Way

Wedding Connections is excited to announce our partnership with
104.5 Radio Latina to offer it's listeners free access to
wedding resources for planning their
San Diego and Baja Mexico Wedding!!!

Florals and Smart Choices


Selecting The Best Flowers for Your Wedding
Discuss floral options with your florist, to determine the best flowers for your style, theme, mood, color, budget and personal preference.

Prior to contacting your florist, select your gown, bridesmaids' dresses and the color scheme of your wedding. Gather color swatches or textures of the gowns and gentlemen's attire to show your florist. The florist should be able to suggest floral combination's and different methods of arrangement to create florals that will compliment your wedding scheme. Be sure to ask the florist for an itemized bill in advance. Ask your florist for their professional opinion on your suggestions. Their knowledge of wedding protocol and ability to listen, will ensure you will get your moneys worth and are pleased with the floral accents.

To preserve your flowers as a keepsake, consider floral preservation. Happy floral shopping!

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Suzanne, Christina & Melissa

Our goal is to bring your ideas and wishes to life to make your
wedding a unique event, planned and designed just for you. Website



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Shop Talk
Get down to earth with some Spring-ful inspired wedding favors

Wedding Star

Wedding Star, reuse conserve and recycle wedding favors!

Shop with Ginny

My bridal stoenubius

Green Garmento!
An fabulous eco-friendly
alternative to single-use
plastic dry cleaning bags.

A recyclable 4-in-1 garment bag A hanging hamper
A carrying bag and duffel bag
Breathable & Water Resistant Offered by over
300 US dry cleaners - Shop

Organic Authority
Delightful Pleasures of Comfort,
that are eco-friendly shop Gaiam

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Gift Registry for the bridal couple that needs everything! start yours

vertical woolly pocket herb garden
find out how you can create your woolly pocket garden click here and
search "vertical woolly pocket herb garden".

CB2Is your new outdoor space a bit tight take your garden vertical CB2 found a solution for you.


Vol. 12 l Issue 2 /Spring 2011 - P.3

The Grooms Room
The question was popped and the answer was YES and you now see celebration gatherings of all sorts on the horizon.
You are asking yourself,
“ what comes next and where do I start?”
Well I’ll tell you, it’s time to spread the message of good cheer
to family and friends!

Pre-wedding parties…
From the engagement celebration to the wedding day, you will need help with all the details. Before you start pulling your hair out, hire a professional wedding planner. Believe me when I say, this will be the best wedding gift you can give yourself and your bride to be!

Pre-Post Wedding Party List:

Engagement Party
Bridal Shower or Jack and Jill couples' shower
Bachelorette Party
Bachelor Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Post Wedding Brunch

Visit WeddingConnections.com to search for planners in your planning city.

Julie with Pryor Events can definitely make sure you will be smiling from ear to ear through out the planning process and especially during your special day!
Pryor Events

JULIE PRYOR | 310.478.1767

Get Tagged Grooms!
Everyone Knows you too help with the planning. Get
recognized for doing so. Go a head and flaunt it, why not!

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Rippee Photo WeddingsTaking Cover
We're entering that time of year when outdoor weddings are preferred. Be sure to
dress for the elements and take cover from the Sun. As you select tuxedo fabrics in the styles that insure pure comfort for a warm day, keep eep your guests' comfort in mind, as well as your vendors.

Make sure to let them know that the wedding will be outdoors so that they may dress appropriately.

A helpful tip will be to stock the restrooms with a guest courtesy basket that is filled with items such as sunblock, wet-wipes and deodorant (See complete e survival kit list). Provide hand fans. You can find hand fans that your men guest and groomsmen wouldn't mind using. See samples below and keep cool.

Beaucoup Favors and Gifts
Beaucoup Favors and Gifts
Cherry Blossom Paddle Fans
with Personalized Labels
as low as $1.00 each Shop
Outdoor event in the spring or summer, these practical favors will keep your guests cool and comfortable. Shop

Skin Care for Men

Nordstrom Lotions

This lightweight body moisturizer contains a soothing and hydrating blend of aloe vera and olive, jojoba and sunflower oils. Helps reduce peeling and prolong the life of your tan. Green tea and vitamin E provide antioxidant protection. Freshly scented with 'beach' fragrance.

6.7 oz.
By Bobbi Brown - Shop

Nordstrom Self Tanners

A lightweight, milky self-tanning treatment perfect for those who wish to tan in the sun while safeguarding the skin. You can also achieve a natural golden tan without sun exposure. Get results in just two hours. Reinforced sun protection SPF 6 with UVB and UVA filters. DHA and erythrulose promote a natural-looking tanned appearance and even color.

Winner of Allure magazine's 'Best of Beauty' Award.
4.4 oz.
By Clarins - Shop

SAY THANK YOU the eco-friendly way

WeddingStar Eco Friendly Wedding favor Bamboo Ballpoint Pen with Inscription Be green, just write With a veneer of eco-friendly bamboo, these pens make a perfect favor option for those wishing to promote a Green lifestyle. Guests will appreciate receiving a practical take-home favor that can be "re-used" again and again! Matching Novelty Card available - Shop

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Vol. 12 l Issue 2 /Spring 2011 - P. 4

HulsePhoto.comWhat a big responsibility for such a young girl
By: Wedding Connections

Flower Girls - What a big responsibility for such a young girl, but most flower girl lower girls, just love the limelight!

The flower girl is chosen by the Bride and Groom and usually a very special person close to there heart. The flower girl is chosen to walk down the aisle right before the Bride and following the ring bearer or sometimes they will walk together for support.

Parents of the flower girl have the responsibility of dressing and explaining the expected duties of the flower girl to the young child. Depending on what the bride decides for the flower girl to do, whether it be scattering flower pedals down the aisle or just holding flowers as a pomander (a ball of flower), the parents will agree to see the flower girl through the sequence of event s.. Once the flower girl and parents agree to be part of the wedding party, the parents are now included in all the pre-wedding festivities, such as wedding rehearsal and wedding rehearsal dinner. They will care for and watch over the flower girl throughout the ceremony. It becomes their responsibility to make sure the flower girl is ready for pre-ceremony pictures, and to walk down the aisle.

Practice makes perfect, so the parents will want to practice with the young child to make sure she is fully aware of here responsibilities. Parents will want to bring a “flower girl emergency kit” (Non-messy snack, hand wipe, favorite toy, extra hair pins etc.), somewhat like the brides “emergency kit”.

Flower girls always bring smiles to wedding guest, no matter if flower girl end up walking down the aisle and forgets to scatter the flowers or runs down the aisle in fright, hope this doesn't happen, it's best that one of the parents step in to accompany the child down the aisle rather than have her scared and tearful. Never the less the flower girl is very special to the wedding party!

After the big day make sure you set aside photos and mementos for her to look back on. One idea is to get all those special items placed in a memory book or shadow box. One that she'll enjoy for years to come. Visit www.HeartfeltScrappin.com, as owner Rosalie Concepcion has created customized one of a kind shadow boxes of cherish mementos for many special events

of a flower girl. Have Heartfelt Scrappin'
create a special place for your Flower Girl's Mementos!

Each piece is custom made just for your special Flower Girl!

See a sample of Rosalie's work

Culinary par Excellence

Culinary par Excellence Weight loss Tips

Enjoy a morning glass of water with the juice of 1 fresh lemon
Benefits: a natural cleanse and good for circulation.

Do not skip breakfast! Have a balanced breakfast: carbohydrates, protein, and fat.
Benefits: Keeps you alert and energizes you for the rest of your day. It also helps fight cravings!

Eat small, balanced meal portions every 3 to 4 hours.
Benefits: Helps boost your metabolism!

Drink a cup of hot tea before bedtime.
Benefits: Gives you a sense of satisfaction.

Water, water, water!!


Baked Apple Crumble

1 large apple
½ cup water
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 toasted walnuts
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Core the apple. Put the apple in a glass pyrex with ½ cup water
and 1 tablespoon of honey. Cover with aluminum foil.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes.

Sprinkle cinnamon and walnuts over your baked apple and indulge!

Courtesy of Culinary Par Excellence, Inc.

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Vol. 12 l Issue 2 /Spring 2011 - P.5

Bridal Shows

The Bridal Bazaar presents San Diego's
largest runway fashion show featuring the latest wedding styles for everyone in your bridal party.

Bridal Bazaar on Wedding Connections
Sunday, April 10, 2011
10:00am - 4:00pm

Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

Bridal Show Calendar

Giorgio Armani Trend Shows!

Giorgio Armani Events

Giorgio Armani

Head to Toe Women's Expo
Head to Toe Women's Expo
Head to Toe Women's expo

April 15, 16 & 17, 2011
Fri: 10am-5pm,
Sat: 10am-6pm,
Sun: 10am-5pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar,CA

More Information

We've assembled esteemed professionals from a wealth of industries
that cater to women, to create three magical days of rejuvenation,
education and entertainment. With an emphasis on he
alth, happiness, style and a balanced life, Head to Toe Women's Expo offers something for every woman.

Honeymoon RegistryBarcelo's Maya
Once considered "new and alternative," the honeymoon registry has
become the registry of choice for couples that have enough household stuff.
As the first company to bring you a fully automated, online honeymoon
registry we are proud to offer your wedding guests the chance to help you
create honeymoon memories that will last a lifetime! - The Honeymoon.com

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Vol. 12 l Issue 2 /Spring 2011 - P. 6

The style of the new Jim Hjelm Blush, bridal gown collection, is best defined as one that exemplifies a look of "casual elegance." The new collection is appropriate for a dressy, but more casual wedding environment, as well as for more traditional religious settings. Blush is U.S manufactured and is designed by JLM's award-winning Jim Hjelm designer, Francesca Pitera. Read More

Jim Hjelm Blush



kate spade new york 'pearl bauble' bracelet $225.00 shop


Mars and Valentine 'Love & Happiness' Collar Necklace $850.00 shop
kate spade new york 'pearl bauble' statement necklace $295.00 shop

kate spade new york 'crystal kaleidoscope' long necklace $295.00 shop
Jim Hjelm
Jim Hjelm Bridal collection
The Jim Hjelm Bridal collection, designed by Francesca Pitera, features gowns that satisfy the most discerning consumer. Francesca’s talent for combining luxurious fabrics and delicate embroidery on prêt-a-porter silhouettes give the collection a unique feel of being traditional with a modern edge. Read More

Jim Hjelm Occasions

Jim Hjelm Occasions

Jim Hjelm Occasions Bridesmaids Dresses

Award winning bridesmaids dresses by Jim Hjelm have rapidly emerged as the world’s preeminent fashion leader. Look at our best selling dresses, and be sure to check out the Spring 2011 bridesmaids line. Read More

im Hjelm Occasions Jim Hjelm Occasions
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Vol. 12 l Issue 2 /Spring 2011 - P. 7

Vintage Notions

A touch of something old and chic will meet you on your wedding day!


Sparkling crystals adorn the vintage-inspired filigree of immaculate chandelier earrings. Shop

Nordstrom Nordstrom

Post back.
Approx. drop: 2 1/2".
Approx. width: 1 1/4".
Base metal/crystals.
By Cara Accessories; imported - Shop

Vintage beach chic inspiration!

inspiring settings


For that special touch
incorporate selected vintage
china and stemware
that will compliment your wedding table setting.

Mix it up and bring whimsical into your theme.
Mix & match vintage dinnerware to compliment your wedding theme by using
old and new patterns together. Make it YOUR special day design setting!

Vintage Bloom
tree-free letterpress stationery is palpable perfection!

Hello Lucky

Timeless wedding invitation combines vintage style with a
contemporary aesthetic. Shop

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