Friday, August 27, 2010

Dog Days of Summer Party

Jennifer and I had the pleasure of hosting a end of summer cocktail party for wedding industry at the Roger Williams a couple of days ago. On a hot August afternoon I came up with the theme of "Dog Days". The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, is responsible for the hot weather due to its close proximity to the sun at this time. We used the theme for the invite and asked our friends at Levy Lighting project the constellation on the hotel's massive limestone walls.
From left to right, me!, Jennifer and our friend Francesca Abbracciamento worked to bring the team (and theme!) of the event to fruition.
From left to right: Co-host/photographer Kathi Littwin took all these great images; co-host Ceci Johnson created the cool invite; me; Shalu Sharma brought the team together from The Roger; and co-host Francesca rallied us all the make it happen.
I love the cool space of the Roger, check out the guest rooms for your next room block; or the roof deck on a sunny day!
Lewis Miller of LMD designed the gorgeous flowers, and co-host Armani provided the Dolci!
See what I mean about dreamy?
Jason Fioto of Generation Events and the happiest DJ alive, spun tunes for us while drinks and bites were served by the Roger.
Levy Lighting provided their cool new interactive bar surface -- you touch the tabletop and roses (or any other image you like) spring up.
Wedding Library ladies Michelle and Allie keep track of guests!
Ira Levy with Francesca.
The invite. A great way to kick-off the fall season!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Navy & Lavender

We love 'em. So we asked the ladies at Navy & Lavender to create exclusive, marvelous hotel gift bags just for Wedding Library clients. And they did. And we've got them. We're offering them at a lovely little discount (10%) until September 6. So if you've got a wedding coming up and are looking for the perfect guest gift, look no further.

Oh and this yummy cake? It's filled with themed gifts for your next shower or wedding. Think kitchen accessories (bottle stoppers, coasters, etc.) or flavored teas, or trinkets. Every guest receives a custom gift -- how sweet!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Band Showcase

One of the most difficult pieces of advice to give is the choice of a band. I feel it's the most subjective part of planning a wedding. It's easy to say a drop-dead view is breathtaking or a stationer does impeccable work. But with bands, everyone seems to have a different opinion. Better videos are helping a lot, but there's nothing like a live showcase so that you can see (and hear) for yourself.
Tonight, I can give you my personal opinion that four great bands are performing: Hudson Project, Eric Nicolas, Rhythm Collective and The Elements. So see for yourself!

They'll be at Smash Studios, 307 West 36th Street, starting at 7pm. You can just show up, or call 646.753.2616.