Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Brooklyn's Pop Up Invitation

The final piece of our Brooklyn wedding was this amazing invitation designed by the ladies at Ice Cream Social. It was sent out via Pingg, a new evite-type invitation service with prettier graphics and lots of functionality. Check it out!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Our Real Pop Up Wedding

WOW! Last night was our first Pop Up wedding. Leah and Michael looked fantastic and had an amazing turnout of friends, press and supporters participating in the celebration. What a lucky couple they are. Amongst other services, the couple received matching diamond rings (via the Wedding Library) with over 230 diamonds. Martha Stewart Weddings Darcy Miller and her stellar team styling the event. Mel Barlow donated her priceless photographic services and boundless positive energy. Milk & Honey's video skills on hand to preserve the moment. We loved Glazier Group's delicious hors d'oeuvres, servers and spiked lemonade. And of course, Pommery Pops provided the pink (of course!) champagne.
The bride wore Amsale's "Ally" dress made just for her and generously donated by the company. Her "Elena" birdcage veil is by Bride's Head Revisited. Hair and makeup were by Butterfly Salon -- Leah looked beautiful! Katie Berry of Martha Stewart Weddings labored over the intricate paper bouquet and boutonniere. Lela Rose provided the "something blue" shoes.A close-up of the bouquet.
Darcy showing off the latest issue of her magazine, on newstands soon -- our chapel is her Pop Up wedding story come to life.The cake, made by Cheryl Kleinman, and decorated by Shira Savada of Martha Stewart Weddings. Cheryl made red velvet cupcakes for the guests to eat -- this cake will be on view at the Chapel for the rest of the week.
Bryn of Paperfinger created the sweet signage, the Pommery Pops matched the decor perfectly!
A very special Llubav ring pillow gifted to the bride and groom.
The groom looking sharp.
Heather from Gifts for the Good Life created these chocolate lollipop "trees".
The lollipops matched the invitation and was inspired by the magazine spread.

The Martha Stewart team filled these branded boxes with pink and white gumballs. Available at Michael's craft stores.
Nina and Kenji of Nina's Music Book provided lovely and relaxing "getting ready" music.
The Martha Stewart, Wedding Library and 303 Grand team with the lucky bride and groom.
The diamond rings -- subtle and beautiful!
A note from the Wedding Library and a bit of personal art by Darcy in the Martha Stewart guest book.
Lauren Glassberg reported on the wedding for ABC's 5'oclock News.
Lots of press and friends trying to catch the bride's attention at the reception.
Mel brought the couple and their guests to the street for a group photo.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Martha Stewart's Pop Up Chapel

It's a tease. The window of the Martha Stewart Weddings Pop Up Chapel is just a taste of the treats inside. For the finished product you'll have to wait for photos of our real bride and groom. In the meantime, here are some working pictures of this week's activities.
The cover of the Summer Martha Stewart's Weddings and the inspiration for the pop up adorn the window.
Taylor Creative meticulously loading in, and loading out for the parties.
Meredith from the Wedding Library making Martha Stewart craft flowers for the brides' bouquets.
Paper flowers being assembled and sorted.
The large paper globes that hang in the front window.
A good "before" shot. Can't wait for the "after" pictures!
More crafting.
Dozens of paper streamers line the inside of the reception room.
A close up of the tools of the trade. Stay tuned, the wedding is tomorrow!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Voila! Brooklyn's Bridal Beauty Bar Opens!

Our new boutique is open! So many beautiful things to see -- join us for our gown, jewelry, accessories and treats week!

On the schedule:

Saturday: Cashmere and Diamonds with White & Warren and Adorn
Saturday: Ice cream from Gold Coast Ice Cream, complimentary for guests
Saturday: Complimentary manicures by Dashing Divas from 2-5pm

Sunday: Our homage to Father's Day: Screenings of "Father of the Bride" at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00pm with complimentary popcorn and Boylan sodas!

Make an appointment to try on dresses at 212.327.0100.

Gerard Yosca jewels.
Amsale's Little White Dress -- our Martha Stewart's Wedding Pop-Up Bride will be wearing the gown on the lace gown on the left.
Bejeweled bags by Moyna.
Crocheted and crafty.
Amsale's showstopper gown in our window.
One of the prettiest ring pillows ever by Llubav.
Tigerlilly's baubles.
Thread Social adorned with Gerard Yosca jewel pin.
Thread and Amsale bridesmaid styles to try on.Lela Rose shoes on show.
Lindsay putting up the finishing touches.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Brooklyn's Bridal Beauty Bar

Oh yes we're doing cute things out in Brooklyn's Pop Up Chapel this weekend. First, bring your dad to see our special screenings of Father of the Bride on Sunday. Laugh and cry with fellow brides and dads while munching on fresh popcorn and sipping Boylan sodas. Now that's a cool Father's Day. Screenings at noon, 2pm and 4pm.
Going to brunch with Dad instead? Ok, come by on Saturday from 2-5 for a complimentary manicure courtesy of Dashing Diva. I like it!
Still looking for a gown? We're packing in tons of selections by Thread, Coren Moore and the famous little white dresses by Amsale. Call for an appointment to try on. Loads of bridesmaids styles are available to try on too!
More diamonds than rhinestones? Come by Saturday all day to try on Adorn Brides amazing fine jewelry rentals. White and Warren's cashmere wraps (in any color) are indispensible.
And we have a especially good humor for those of you stopping by Saturday afternoon. This amazing old fashioned truck by Gold Coast Ice Cream will be spreading the ice cream love. Stop by for a taste!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Stationery Week in Williamsburg

Our stationery week has come and gone, and we've compiled a few great images of some highlights of the weekend. We miss our Brooklyn Stationery Library already.
Taking down the stationery display.
A couple reviewing our stationery books.One of our cute displays.
Anna Beckman's incredible calligraphy, complete with vintage stamps.
A detail of Lisa Hoffman's Ceci NY display.A detail of a Wedding Library "Buzz" bee display.
Bird & Banner silk screens sweet sayings on vintage hankerchiefs.
Paloma's Nest will customize their ring dishes with your name, wedding date, or motto.

For the rock-and-roll,-Louis Vuitton-loving bride, we spread the good karma with a hot pink bible.
A couple learning origami for the charity-based Crane Project.
The lovely Crane Project display.
Customized gifts from Dabney Lee.
Our Pop Up logo on cocktail napkins -- we love the way they turned out! (It's a great idea to maximize custom art -- available at the Wedding Library).

Inspired Goodness provided many of the photographs here, and this amazing display and demonstration of customized wedding accessories.
Tinsel Trading's amazine cake toppers.
...favor boxes and ornaments
...and spun wire vintage bird's nest cake toppers!