Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jennifer's Profile, As Promised!

It's so gratifying when a magazine, or anyone else for that matter, takes the time to appreciate your work. WellWed wrote a great profile about Jennifer, highlighting the time, care and professionalism with which she plans weddings for her clients. Kudos to you JZ!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Expert Advice, on the Bride's Guide

I've gotten so carried away with ongoing projects that I forgot to provide a link to a great interview we had a while back with Darcy Miller. Link below to read our wedding planning advice on Martha Stewart Weddings blog, The Bride's Guide:

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Big Picture, Wedding Party 2010

So many people ask me what the Wedding Party is, so here's the big picture. It's a one-day bridal event where the Wedding Library showcases our favorite products, services and people in the wedding industry.

It's unique because it's experiential (brides get to touch, smell, taste, hear and see beautiful things). It's unique because it is selective -- we only invite the best wedding peeps, including our celebrity guest hosts. It's unique because it's well-planned out and action-packed -- from 10-4pm brides fill every minute of their day with something fun. It's unique because it's big -- over 100 vendors and over 500 brides.

Finally, I think it's unique because brides actually learn things, make connections with vendors and are inspired. Still don't get it -- here are some pictures to bring it to life.
We throw a full-blown fashion show, this year with the latest styles from Vera Wang and our own seven! lines of bridesmaid dresses.
Did I mention that we hold The Wedding Party at The Breakers, Palm Beach, too?
We have live music -- actually a band showcase for 4 hours, and amazing raffle prizes from our sponsors, presented in the glorious Palace Hotel Villard Ballroom.
We throw a VIP luncheon, designed by Colin Cowie no less, for brides who want to connect with our celebrity hosts: Martha Stewart Weddings' Darcy Miller, Colin, and us!
We have celebrity speakers who present and inform -- like Lela Rose, Reem Acra, Mark Ingram, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, Colin Cowie, Preston Bailey, Sylvia Weinstock, Darcy Miller...
We have hundreds of brides who attend our events to be inspired! Luxury brands such as Guerlain, Temperley, Oscar de la Renta, Mikimoto, Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedgwood, Exhale Spa, Four Seasons Maui, Blue Star Private Jets participate. National brands such as Victoria's Secret, Gumuchian fine jewelry, WeTV, Brides Magazine, Macy's, and Barbados and Bahamas Departments of Tourism reach great brides at The Wedding Party.
Our vendors provide hands-on fun -- from makeovers to tastings. We have bouquet-making and sugar-flower crafting demonstrations, fun give-aways and amazing gift bags.
Over the top presentations by our vendor participants, too!

The New York Palace Hotel provides the stunning five-star backdrop for our event. Both ballrooms and 13 other meeting rooms plus all the common spaces on their immaculate 5th floor make this event undeniably the most luxurious in New York.
Live music throughout the event, along with our signature live bridesmaid mannequins and informal bridal models add to the experience.

The fabulous Palace Hotel Courtyard was host to treat trucks which served one last (edible) experience to brides on their way out. Until next year!
All photos courtesy of Elan Artists' Carlos Varela, Mel Barlow and Roey Yohai.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wedding Library New Ad

We're going to have an ad in the Summer Martha Stewart Weddings -- here's a sneak peek. Don't mention if you don't like it because it's too late to change....

NYC Photobooth Does It Again

Our friend David at NYC Photobooth has solved the only problem with the fabulous, vintage feeling photobooths -- namely that they're big. This new, Presto photobooth is vintage looking with leather and brass styling and it can fit anywhere! So nothing is stopping you (or me) from having it at our next shin dig.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Jennifer's in the Press! (Twice!)

Jennifer has a lovely five! page spread in Well Wed Hamptons and I am only now getting to write about it. The reason is that there's also a three page spread in the issue all about her -- I just got overwhelmed with the coverage! But the lovely Anne from Blade scanned the article that also features her work -- so I've lifted it to share with you.
Check out the full issue on line, or we have copies at the Wedding Library, our treat.
This spread covers a home wedding in Quogue (my personal favorite Hampton).
We helped the couple custom design their wedding stationery through Dauphine Press and our favorite calligrapher Carol Daniele.
The photographers were Susan Baker and Francesco Mastalia, who captured the wedding perfectly. Jennifer loves to use the amazing Sperry Tents and Matt Murphy lighting in the Hamptons. I especially like the Olivier Cheng catering touches, the antique car and the inclusion of their beloved lab in the wedding.
We love Colleen and James' first piece of advice "hire a wedding coordinator!"
And don't worry, I'll get to the JZ feature soon.

The Newlywed Nest

My partner Jennifer and I have a disturbing attachment to Ikea, and we both love Brides, so a marriage of the two sounds completely great. Weekends from April 24 to May 22 Brides will be showing a unit at the new "Village Green" at 311 Est 11th Street. I like peeking at people's apartments, too so you know I'll be there!