Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Wedding Party is Back!

We're so excited to be planning the Wedding Party again with Martha Stewart Weddings and the New York Palace. We hope you'll join us. Click on the image for tickets!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Laura Hooper Seating Charts

I've written about her before. Laura creates super sweet calligraphy which I like for maps, totes favors and signs. But I just discovered that she's creating custom seating charts that are just charming. Great for a destination wedding, the seating chart is practical, and creates a great "moment" for guests to enjoy. It's also a great keepsake -- you can keep the real chart and print out a smaller one from the digital version for your wedding scrapbook. Laura Hooper seating charts -- love it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am grateful.
Have a wonderful holiday!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Our Favorite Styled Shoot

Click on the image below to see one of our favorite resorts, and a favorite photo shoot of ours. It's delicious. Aquamare, Virgin Gorda -- go there.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Britt Browne and Bird & Banner

If you ever wonder who creates the cool graphics and unique designs that you love so much at your favorite little boutique, here's a couple of artists who inspire:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wedding Party 2011

We're bursting with the news about our Wedding Party 2011!
Cool vendors: we're pre-selling spots at a discount -- email us!
We do sell out!!
The Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011. The Place: The New York Palace Hotel.
More most definitely to come...

Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Christos Sample Sale

Our friends at Amsale will be holding a stock and sample sale -- that means savings of 30-70% off retail! No appointments are necessary, but it's first come, first served and 20 girls will be accommodated at a time. So hurry down or call for more information: 212.583.1700. One day only, this Saturday, November 13. 9:30-4:30pm.
There will be filming at the sample sale as Amsale has a new TV show! They are asking that brides give permission to film, but it's not mandatory to enter.
325 West 37th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lela Rose Party

Just now recovering from the rush of having the lovely Lela Rose and legions of her fans at our place last night. Between Lela, Stitch (her cutie pup), the food, the brides, the music, the margaritas, the flowers, the macarons and the dresses, we spent all day recovering and taking bridesmaid appointments. Here are a few pics of the night -- I don't think the rain kept even one guest away!
Lela and her shoe collection. Every girl should have a shoe collection, I say!
Dessy's lovely model with the Green Vase paper flowersA most beautiful still-life flower arrangement by the Green Vase. I loved it so much I kept moving it around to make sure it caught the best light.
The crowd loved the dresses, as did the many editors in attendance. The new collection is the best one, I think.
Olivier Cheng served pitcher-perfect ;) margaritas, and gracious hors d'oeuvres.
Everyone was vying for the attention of our bridesmaid ladies, Kristen and Elyse.
When the crowd got thick, Lela's pup was safest in this pretty dress display.
The Macaron Parlour was "sold out" by the end of the night. Not a macaron left.
The model in a new model for spring!
I loved that Lela noticed that the margaritas had fresh lime (just as she likes it) and was sweetened with honey. A true connoisseur.
All brides placing orders with the Wedding Library by next Thursday will receive a free pashmina, for those ordering 6 dresses or more, each bridesmaid will receive one too! What a perfect gift.
Photos courtesy of the talented Stacey Ilyse
Stellar tunes by our friend Jason Fioto of Generation Events

Friday, October 29, 2010

Macaron Parlour in the House

Following in the great tradition of sweet tooths the world over, we love a good cookie, worship rich chocolate and adore the perfect macaron. Well the Macaron Parlour will be joining us on Thursday's Lela Rose party to bring Lela's favorite sweet to the table. But not just any sweet -- Macaron Parlour's goal is to expand the macaron palate to wild savory and frozen fillings. Favorites are s'mores, nutella, thai chili and tiramisu. You can take our word for it or come by the Wedding Library to try for yourself. Thursday, November 4, 6-8pm. RSVP
These beautiful cookies are doubly marvelous because they come is such a lovely array of colors.
Perfect for a bridal shower cookie display, don't you think?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Meet Lela Rose on November 4

We'll be showing Lela's fab new line from November 2-6 (Tuesday-Saturday), but come to the Wedding Library for a private appearance by Lela Rose on Thursday, November 4 from 6-8pm. Get dress tips straight from the designer, have a cocktail and generally have a stylish time. Look forward to seeing you there!
Orders placed during the trunk show are eligible for a special gift and discount!
RSVP required to:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The People Behind the Party

Helping to plan a party for 800 is fun, especially when it's filled with your favorite people! Here are some great pics from the Martha Stewart annual Bridal Market event, enjoy...
Editorial Director Darcy Miller, me, Martha Stewart and Jennifer
The whole Wedding Library crew with Darcy Miller. I love this shot!
The party in full swing
The mercury glass bowls that I borrowed from the Martha Stewart prop room
Cute signs for the Smilebooth photobooth.
One of the gorgeous MSW cakes from the test kitchen
The Glitter Bar set the tone
It's magic when a party room transforms with great lighting and guests.
Thanks Levy Lighting!
As always, Taylor Creative's furniture set the mood...
...but the people make the party!
Darcy Miller, Matthew Robbins, me and Jennifer
Us with the wonderfully creative Katie Berry and Peter Callahan
Ah, we separated the Badgley from the Mischka!
Mark Ingram joined us after a long day at Bridal Market
Our Kristen Carnie steals a moment with Amsale Aberra
Josh Friedman representing Elan Artists provided photography and live music
Our new Stationery Department Director, Lauren, chatting with party guests
The cool interactive projection by Levy LightingAnd here's Ira Levy and dessert designer Amy Atlas
All photography thanks to Elan Artists, and Shane Carpenter

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bridal Market Party, MSW

Jennifer and I had a lot of fun planning the Martha Stewart Bridal Market party with the MS Weddings team this year. Still recovering from last night where guests got to experience delights to the senses: great food, drink, eye candy, sweets, a photobooth, great music and our own mini lavender gifts. Here are only a few shots of the outcome.
The Wedding Library team taking a break from hosting the Hamptons' Popcorn station, our own table, glitter dusting guests and being fabulous hostesses!
Our sweet sachets (500 disappeared in a few hours!) with lovely tags by Spark Stationery.
More of our table.
An Essie manicure line, love it!
Jennifer in the theme of "glitter -- gold, silver and all that shines" with Matthew Robbins.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Green Vase

Wander by the Wedding Library and you'll see something new in our window. Livia and Jo, the ladies behind The Green Vase, have invited summer back to us with their charming installation. And expect it to last. All flowers are hand made and hand dyed with tissue and crepe paper. Each bloom is individually created and no two flowers are alike. I envision their work as an amazing ceremony site backdrop, or a perfect solution for having spring or summer blooms out of season. Come by and see what they've created for yourself!
The Green Vase display items can be made in any color or style. Be inspired!
This gorgeous swag would look great as an aisle ribbon, or in an arch around the bride and groom.
For pricing, please email
So sweet, love the ribbon treatment, too.
And of course they go well with our bridesmaid dresses!
Buzz Bonus: Livia Cetti, The Green Vase's founder, is also a Contributing Editor to Martha Stewart Weddings and the creative genius behind some amazing floral and prop styling, events and crafts. But you'll have to check out the site for that kind of inspiration! Photos courtesy of Gemma Comas at