Thursday, February 25, 2010

Behind the Scenes, Fashion at the Wedding Party

I have so many posts to post on the Wedding Party. Stay tuned for "the people post" where I share some of the talent behind the event. But I just had to take a few images from behind the scenes at the fashion show. I love them!

I got so excited putting up this post that I forgot to mention that the amazing Carlos Andres Varela shot these images. See more at his blog, too.

Details to Die For, Wedding Party

I think you're going to like this. How gratifying to host a show that highlights the talent you see here. We loved every artist at the Wedding Party; they embody what we do at the Wedding Library. We bring the best vendors to brides.
The Wedding Library created this sublime table for Aquamare, our favorite in Virgin Gorda.
A floral bouquet by Handle & Spout
One Girl Cookies' heavenly display. We've loved them for years!
A delicate cake topper by designer Livia Cetti of The Green Vase.
For Your Party custom skewers. Love 'em. Gonna use them next month!
Our favorite ladies from Bride's Head Revisited rocked the accessories.
Smock Paper creates sustainable letterpress on bamboo paper
Ash & Robbins dresses; Holly Ash was once our planning client. We're so proud!
If you haven't had a whoopie pie, you haven't lived. Get thee to Brooklyn right away!
My gorgeous friend Dana Michele's jewelry -- check out the charm rings for bridesmaids.Couldn't get enough of the New York Palace Hotel gourmet munchies.
Ah, the Wedding Library table!
Amy of Sugar Flower Shop's delicate work.
Wedding Library Bridesmaids!
Wedding Library stationery...
Sweet display!
Jen Huang had the greatest presentation -- and what a photographer!
Miss Ruth Drennan. She brought lemon cookies that we're all still raving about.
Sylvia Weinstock's cover cake from Winter Martha Stewart Weddings
Stone Kelly. A beautiful bouquet, don't you think?
Confetti System. What a great decor idea -- for any kind of party!
More from For Your Party...
Jen Huang again, I know you want to look inside...
Was this cool enough? My friend Shintaro of Okamoto Studios is the mastermind.

So, most of these images are thanks to Mel Barlow (Wedding Library Member), Roey Yohai and Carlos Varela, the endlessly talented photographers at Elan Artists. But a couple are with great thanks to Jen Huang (Wedding Library Member; Confetti System, red velvet cupcakes, Jen Huang books).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thank you, Wedding Party

Wedding Library Bridesmaids. More to come...
Photo courtesy of Jen Huang.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wedding Party Itinerary

For those of you who would like to plan your Saturday, here's a detailed itinerary of the jam-packed day.

Registration begins on the Second Floor of the New York Palace
Light breakfast, live music and strolling bridesmaid modeling

Brides are invited into the Villard Ballroom for the sounds of Bon Musique, and..
The Wedding Library Introduction
Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings
Colin Cowie

Booksigning by Colin Cowie and Darcy Miller
Vendor showcases open on the Fifth Floor
Band showcase begins on the Second Floor
VIP Luncheon begins

Hints: Try the hand massages by Jo Malone, the cakes by Sylvia Weinstock, the photobooths, the calligraphy demonstration by Bernard Maisner, the BluePrint Cleanse juices. Sniff the scented room by Diptyque, the music of Elan Artists, the Maison du Chocolat sweets and the food of the New York Palace. Taste One Girl Cookies, Shu Uemura's eyelash application or Temptu's airbrush makeup. No? Then pick up a gift at the Wedding Library room, see Jen Huang's photography or lounge on the Taylor Creative furniture. Oh, and hear the DJs or get a mini-facial.

Relax. To the sounds of La Femme Classique before enjoying the Wedding Library bridesmaid fashions by Alix & Kelly, Amsale, Badgley Mischka, Lyn Lugo, Thread, 2 birds and Lela Rose.

AND then, the catwalk fashions by Vera Wang begin.

You're not tired? Then get excited by the grand raffle prizes announced and the gift bags distributed.

Ah, one final treat. We've put fun food trucks in the Palace Courtyard for the ultimate goodbye -- Jiannetto's Pizza, Le Gamin crepes and The Treats Truck.

What do you think of that?

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Wedding Party Swag

One of the great things about events like the Wedding Party is the generosity of the participating vendors. Our raffle is a great example of this. Here is a sampling of what we're giving away -- and with only 600 guests, the odds of winning are a lot higher than the lottery that you'll go home with some great swag!

Lela Rose is kitting out a bridal party in shoes -- those lucky bridesmaids!

Jen Huang is providing an engagement photo session worth over $800!
Bric's and Calypso St. Barth are providing luggage and 10 essential clothing pieces to take on your honeymoon.
Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Jo Malone at Bergdorfs have teamed up to provide the ultimate in pampering -- a party for 10 including massages, facials, food and drink and gifts to take home.

Mikimoto will drape a lucky bride in pearls.
Vera Wang is offering one lucky bride 50% off the purchase of her dress.
The Blue Print Cleanse is giving away 2 sessions of their popular, celebrity, 3-day cleanse.
And Martha Stewart Weddings and Darcy Miller will provide Darcy's keepsake scrapbook to a lucky bride!

Ladera, in St. Lucia, is offering 3 nights at their heavenly resort. Private plunge pool, breakfast included....

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Inspiration at the Plaza

There's always a February 14 "issue" for me. What to do that's actually romantic, not cheesy and not cliche? Ever the multi-tasker, here's my answer. Why not find music for your wedding and have fun doing it? Our favorite groups by Elan Artists are performing today, tomorrow and every Thursday from 8-11pm through the end of March. I may not have solved all of your Valentine's "issues", but I sure solved one.
The Rose Club at the Plaza Hotel, reservations 212.546.5311 or email for more information

Saturday February 13th 9PM to 12AM Lapis Luna Vintage Jazz
Sunday February 14th 7PM to 10PM Lapis Luna Vintage Jazz (romantic pre-fixe available)

Every Thursday to follow from 8PM to 11PM through end of March The Hudson Project

Friday, February 12, 2010

Farewell Modern Bride, Elegant Bride

Antonia van der Meer is a friend of the Wedding Industry, and one of its best champions. All of us acutely feel the loss of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride, two publications that have showcased our work and where we turned for inspiration. Tony, who was at the helm of these two amazing publications, is our friend, mentor, and champion. We celebrated her career at a lovely dinner at the Russian Tea Room recently. Here are a couple of images from the event.
The menu card. The gold metallic bird plume that hung over the edge was just the right detail -- and such a great idea!
Maike Schulz photographed the attendees with a 100 year-old banquet camera and vintage flash bulbs. The technique uses a 10 foot tall wooden collapsing tripod, and produces this amazing result. What a great way to capture friends, colleagues (or your wedding guests!) Courtesy of Terry Gruber.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thread Trunk Show

Thread is delicious this season. Although we're jam packed for the Thread trunk show this weekend I thought I should at least mention how super-fabulous the dresses are. thinks so too! And the lovely ladies from Thread will be on hand to answer all your questions.

If you are wondering why we're overflowing, wonder no more...
3+ dresses gets you 15% off and 7+ gets you 20%
Saturday, February 13.

Lela Rose at the Wedding Library

Isn't this exciting?? Our e-commerce site is up, too!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vera Wang Runway Fashion Show

I don't think I've shared with everyone how excited we are to have Vera Wang host our runway show at the Wedding Party next Saturday. For those of you lucky enough to see the bridal runway shows, this show will look familiar. For the rest of us, Vera Wang is showing their most fabulous editorial pieces as well as the looks for Spring 2010 for brides -- a glamorous show for wedding insiders!
Join us at the Wedding Party Saturday, February 20, to see these one-of-a-kind dresses and those that will be your favorites when you visit the Vera Wang salon!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Don't Forget Bridesmaids, Wedding Party Palm Beach

We had fun showing them, and of course, they're all available at the Wedding Library!