Friday, January 29, 2010

Kenneth Pool and Amsale Dress on the Big Screen

I am usually quite a sucker for a wedding film, and was even invited to a private sneak peek screening of When in Rome last night. Alas, my schedule was overly committed to, ugh, work. So I can report only the facts.
Our dresses are in the movie!! There are two styles featured: Kristen Bell wears an amazing jersey number and you can also see a favorite of mine in the film. A Kenneth Pool "Ava" gown and Amsale's "Tyler" gown were also scene stealers.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Style Me Pretty's Review of the Wedding Party...

We couldn't love that Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty more. BUT, then she wrote this glowing recap of the Wedding Party, Palm Beach and guess what? I do love her more!!
We can't wait to see her again on February 20 at the Wedding Party, NYC!
OMG, I just realized she has a cache of postings on the Wedding Party here, here, and here, too!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some Favorites at the Wedding Party Palm Beach

Darcy Miller, Editorial Director, Martha Stewart Weddings
Jennifer and me after a long day!
The team from Marcia Mitchell Music
The Breakers Design Team
Darcy with well-coordinated guests!
The sold-out luncheon -- it was beautiful!
The ladies from Gifts for the Good Life and Arak Kanofsky Studios with their pretty table
Jennifer with handsome Jeff Fowler from the Breakers Events team
Lisa Hoffman Johnson and Candace Moore of Ceci New York
Just some of the Elan Artists team
From left to right: Mel Barlow, photographer; Jennifer Zabinski, Wedding Library; Josh Friedman, Elan Artists; me!; Randy Fenoli from Say Yes to the Dress; and Anna Davis of
Open Eye Media

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wedding Library for Aquamare

We were delighted to create a table at the Wedding Party for our favorite tropical destination property, Aquamare, in Virgin Gorda. We wanted to capture its simple elegance and luxury. Hope you like it!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Dessy/Pantone Wedding Color Guide

This new, portable fan guide of 194 colors is quickly becoming an indispensable tool for wedding planners, floral designers and brides. With it, we can match or coordinate the colors of linens, flowers, bridesmaid dresses, stationery and accessories -- communicating the exact color to a bride or florist or a bridesmaid in another city, state or at work. We like that in addition to the fan guide there are perfectly matched individual paper swatch cards that can be divided into 14 chips with the Dessy name so that we can share the color request with important wedding vendors and the bridal party.
If you're ambitious you can also design inspiration boards, share them, and find a Lela Rose dress and accessories right from the Pantone Wedding web site. Love it!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Experience the Wedding Party Video

Click here for the moving picture Wedding Party Palm Beach experience by Open Eye Media!

Celebrity Speakers at the Wedding Party

In one of her busiest weeks of the year, Darcy Miller took time out of her crazy schedule to speak at our Wedding Party in Palm Beach. The Martha Stewart Weddings Editorial Director captivated audiences with a "no-holds-barred" slideshow of the wedding inspiration. If you missed it, come see her inspire brides at the Wedding Party New York on February 20!
Darcy charming the large crowd of brides.
Randy Fenoli from Say Yes to the Dress, and Kleinfeld's Fashion Director not only get everyone on their feet, but also gave away a $5,000 dress!
Darcy pitched questions to fashion duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka.
Sylvia Weinstock shared her inspiration and her yummy cakes with the crowd.
The show was sold out so at the last minute we had to switch to a larger ballroom. A great problem to have!
From left to right :Sylvia Weinstock, Badgley & Mischka, Donna Newman and her husband Ian, Joan Bever and Jeff Fowler of the Breakers.

Fashion Show Details

The Mediterranean Ballroom at the Breakers is breathtaking. Here it is right before the fashion show. Below are a few fun moments surrounding the fashion show.
My partner Jennifer Zabinski introducing the fashion show and the raffle winners. Kleinfeld gave away a $5,000 wedding gown to a lucky lady!
We also gave away a lovely necklace by Christine Smith. One of our models tossed a bridal bouquet to the brides in the audience to pick the winner.
The toss!
A big view of the show.
I think some girls found their wedding gown at the show.
Do you see yourself here?

Elan Artists provided music for the show, melding live music with a dj mix. It was a stunning addition to the show.

All photography by our friends Mel Barlow, Allan Zepeda and Carlos Varela.


I tried to edit the amazing fashion show that Kleinfeld put on at the Breakers last Sunday for our Wedding Party Palm Beach. Turns out I couldn't. The models were beautiful, the dresses likewise. The photography is perfection. So here's the whole show -- hope you love it!