Sunday, March 13, 2011

Here Comes the Bride

This is the third year that my friend Ed has invited me to the bridal show at the US Grant where he works in catering. I have to say that although I missed it last year, this has to be the "funnest" bridal show ever. Thought I would share a few pics with you.

Here's a dramatic evening shot of the historic U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego.

Here comes the bride!

Here's one with an interesting little bustle. A lot of the dresses seemed more like lingerie

Suddenly, a flapper made an appearance!

I think this was my favorite as it seemed 20's inspired. I loved the headpiece for the veil.

Taking a cue from Madonna, a somewhat see-through bustier.

I thought this was elegant

For some strange reason this dress reminds me of Taylor Swift

The food samples were, as a friend of mine likes to say, to die for!
These were the best cupcakes I have tried in a long time.

This display of chocolates belongs to my friend Maria. At a cost of $6 per person you get a tantalizing spread of all things chocolate.


This was my lunch! A fabulous portobello mushroom slider with french fries that were drizzled with truffle oil. I can't begin to tell you how delicious this was!

A gourmet mac and cheese station but I have to tell you that it doesn't matter if Wolfgang Puck made it, the best mac and cheese is Kraft's Macaroni and Cheese in the blue and yellow box!

A few wedding cakes to drool over!

I believe this cake is in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Did you get your invitation yet?

There were tons of gorgeous floral arrangements

I enjoyed this "lovely as springtime" table setting

I fell in love with the napkin ring

Place setting bling

I think this really was my favorite table setting

Especially the parrot
Gorgeous colors

Did you enjoy your little trip down the aisle?

The fashion show played a lot of 60's British music like the Beatles, the Stones, Spencer Davis Group, etc. It got me thinking to what kind of music I would like for my reception...were I to get married! I came up with my short list and I hope you have been enjoying it. I think the operative word for me would be FUN. What would be on your playlist?


  1. Bonnie, Bonnie, BONNIE!! I am so happy you are back! All I can say is WOWWWWWW!!! Oh, this was so much fun... I will be back again to peek at this eye candy!!!

  2. Bonnie!!! Hi sweetie!!
    Well,this is back with a bang! I'm a bit bah humbug about weddings,but I secretly love the glamour!I'm ridiculously excited about Will's and Kate!
    mmm,Wolfgang Puck's Mac & Cheese? Sounds divine!!! I bet it's incredibly sumptuous!
    Lovely to have you back,hope tyhings are going smoothly,if a bit busy!

  3. Welcome back, Bonnie!
    What a triumphant post. I'm loving the parrot and the Union jack cake.
    I don't think us Brits are interested in the Royal Wedding,we're just excited to get a day's holiday. xxx

  4. BONNIE!!! Oh, HELLO PENNY! It is so good to see a post from you, and to see that you visited me! HOW IN THE WORLD ARE YOU???? Are you working? HOW IS SADIE???? Thank you for coming to visit with me....I am glad to hear that your relatives are safe. I cannot believe the destruction that has occurred; seeing the pictures is not very pleasant and all one can do is pray....I send hugs and love to you today Bonnie dear! Anita

  5. love that old hotel shot, beautiful and really enjoyed the bridal show

  6. Digging the music! I can only imagine the cost of those dresses!
    Girl..I'm with you. Don't jack with my mac and is what it is...pure comfort food!

  7. If you decide to get married, I want to come to the wedding and stay for the food!!!! I feel as if I attended that "event" with you. Great photos. Hope all is well. It's always nice to hear from you.


  8. P.S. I'm rockin' to the music.


  9. nice shots! i love my mac and cheese.... did you know that chuck won't eat it! i told him that that's unamerican! yummm lunch and maria's cupcakes/chocolates looked great!!!

  10. Hello Bonnie! Hello Anita!
    Bonnie, I am so happy you enjoyed my painting.. Thank you for your kind words. Oh yes, the added day light is great! Come on summer (I think) teehee. This is one of those watch what you wish for. It gets so HOThere in the summer.

  11. Hi my dear-what a gorgeous collection of stunning dresses, all the food looks deliciously divine too! Great to see you back and hope you're having a good week xx

  12. Apologies that I haven't visited in a while (family problems).

    I'm gob-smacked, almost totally speechless. Some of those dresses? What more can I say.

  13. wow...thats a lot of white!!! a whole wedding event ... cool

  14. Have only just seen this post - Looks like a fun day out!!!

    Hope that you are well?!?

    Sal xXx