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A good friend of mine recently went to Mexico to begin the planning process for her daughter’s destination wedding. While she was there, she heard a fantastic story I just had to share.
At a recent wedding in San Pancho, Mexico, guests were gathered, awaiting the ceremony. A mariachi band was playing in traditional Mexican style. When the bride appeared, the musicians changed their tune with with fanfare. But instead of ‘Here Comes The Bride,’ the band unexpectedly began to play ‘Happy Birthday!’

North Tahoe Conference CenterObviously, the couple had some communication problems with their entertainment company. Luckily, the bride was a good sport and marched down the aisle to a very unusual processional! She’ll have a great story to tell for years to come.

The take-home lesson? Unless you like surprises, make sure that what you want for your wedding is clearly communicated—especially when there are language barriers! Even better, get everything in writing and have the contract translated by a trusted source.

Sharon Carl Posted by Sharon Carl on Feb 27, 2009.
Filed under Expert AdviceMusic and EntertainmentOff Beat


Party in San Diego

Consider this an invitation to a party in San Diego—the San Diego Wedding Party Bridal Show, that is! Held on March 8 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel from 12-5pm, this event features the crème de la crème of San Diego wedding professionals.

articles_altWe’ll be there giving away free copies of our 10th Southern California edition Here Comes The Guide book (and perusing the latest bridal fashion and wedding trends!).

This show’s theme is “green,” as in eco-friendly. So if you bring your own bag and register online, you get into the party for free! (Be sure to come by our booth to say hello!)

Denise Posted by Denise on Feb 26, 2009.
Filed under Bridal FairsGreen Weddings


Raspberry, Plum, Cocoa

I occasionally get to work at actual weddings with some of our fantastic Certified By The Guide event professionals, like floral designer Nancy Liu Chin.

To get you in the wedding mood, here’s a little inspiration from her own blog, Brown Bag:

Courtesy of Nancy Liu Chin's Blog, Brown Bag

Nancy Liu ChinIt really is a fruity kind of year. Hues of raspberry, plum, and deep strawberry seem to surface every week. This beautiful wedding, photographed by the talented Jennifer Skog, is a perfect example. Our gorgeous bride (and I mean gorgeous) took my breath away. Her eyes are just stunning. Her dress fabulous. The décor lush. It’s my kind of wedding. It’s my kind of year. See for yourself.

Reception held at City Club. Coordinator is Cindy Danbom of Belle Notte. Cake by Cakework. Rentals from Classic Party Rentals.

Denise Posted by Denise on Feb 25, 2009.
Filed under CeremonyFlowersLocationsPhotographyReal WeddingsReceptionsTrend Watch


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