Monday, January 24, 2011

Wedding Party 2011, Our Space

Images from the Wedding Party are beginning to roll in and I wanted to share a few with you. I'll start with our own area -- as all 117 vendors who participated know, it's a great outlet for creativity.

I was going for a soft, pink, Victorian, quirky feel, with accents of black to keep the look a tiny bit edgy. I enlisted lots of friends, who all independently understood what I was going for and delivered magical products that all worked together to create a little bit of a startling atmosphere, just as I intended.
You can see the gorgeous Juliska glassware, Match pewter-edged china and cutlery. LMD's Lewis Miller created the divine arrangements. An Amsale favorite crinkle chiffon dress in the background stands before my favorite piece, the full size Taylor Creative black horse!
Sylvia Weinstock made this beauty just for me. One of my favorite cakes ever, for sure.
I love to incorporate the ladies of Navy & Lavender's favor towers wherever I can. Doesn't this fit perfectly? What an innovative sweets display!
We had loads of Wedding Library stationery to incorporate. Love the pink and sepia.
The inspiration for the shoot came from these amazing laser cut flat bird cages. Some hang inside flat, fold-up stands, and some were hung as beautiful, delicate mobiles. Available at the Wedding Library.
Here's how it came together. Linens by Nuage Designs, with a pink silk dupioni underlay. The Victoria ghost chairs just melt away, but the velvet armchairs and modern Taylor Creative fireplace make the mix perfect.
A sweet cake by Cheryl Kleinman sits atop a favorite container turned cake stand.
And little feather butterflies trimmed in silver dust hide amongst the blooms. I like that there's a pretty but off-kilter surprise around every corner.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

We're in the NY Times and Time Out NY Today!

They love the Wedding Party, we love the Wedding Party. ;)

The Wedding Party Wedding expos are a dime a dozen, but if you decide to attend only one during your engagement, make it this high-end bridal show, organized by the Wedding Library’s Claudia Hanlin and Jennifer Zabinski. The duo has brought together more than 100 top-notch vendors, making it easy for you to scout florists, photographers, bands and stationers (including TONY favorite Mr. Boddington’s Studio). Peruse actually-cute bridesmaids dresses from Cynthia Rowley, Amsale, Badgley Mischka and Thread, then look for your own attire during a Kleinfeld’s bridal fashion show. Martha Stewart Weddings editorial director Darcy Miller will be on hand to dole out tips and inspiration, and you’ll have the chance to hobnob with celebrity wedding-cake baker Sylvia Weinstock, designer Lela Rose and Dylan’s Candy Bar founder (and bride-to-be!) Dylan Lauren, who will be signing copies of her book Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life (1–2pm). And have we mentioned all the freebies? Nibble sweets from One Girl Cookies and Popbar, get a manicure from cult polish brand Essie, sip wine from Long Island’s Bedell Winery, nosh on tacos from food truck Mexicue (parked in the New York Palace’s courtyard), and enter to win a honeymoon to luxe resorts like La Samanna in St. Martin and the One & Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas. New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Ave between 50th and 51st Sts (212-327-0100, Sat 22 10am–4pm; $75.

NY Times Thursday Style Section

Scouting Report


THE WEDDING PARTY, a bridal exposition with more than 100 vendors, will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New York Palace, 455 Madison Avenue, (212) 327-0100. MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS and the WEDDING LIBRARY, a store and event planner, are the hosts. Featured guests include Darcy Miller, editorial director for Martha Stewart Weddings; Randy Fenoli, fashion director for Kleinfeld’s; the bridal gown designer Lela Rose; and the wedding-cake bakers Sylvia Weinstock and Ron Ben Israel. Tickets are $75.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dylan Lauren at the Wedding Party!

We're so excited that sweet maven and bride-to-be Dylan Lauren will be joining us at the Wedding Party. Don't forget to check out her book, there's lots of ideas for that perfect candy bar!
Come meet Dylan Lauren, Founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar, who will be signing copies of her new book “Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life” Saturday (1/22) from 1-2 at the Dylan’s Candy Bar exhibit during the Wedding Party. Dylan’s book offers tips to sweeten up any wedding, bridal shower or bachelorette party with creative and innovative ways to use candy as delicious d├ęcor, favors, gifts and treats for your guests. While you are there, be sure to check out the sampling of creative ideas from Dylan’s book and meet with the Dylan’s Candy Bar Celebrations team to learn more about bringing the sweet life to your special day.

Martha Stewart Weddings at the Wedding Party

Our friends at Martha Stewart Weddings are all busily preparing for the Wedding Party this week. I talked to Darcy Miller (MSW Editorial Director) yesterday and she's putting the finishing touches on her "real weddings" presentation. Their graphics department is working on our programs and signage, and the editorial team is pulling together inspiration from the pages of their current issue.

Design direction for many vendors that are presenting with MSW is helmed by the talented Matthew Robbins, who wrote about his inspiration here. His work is always soft, romantic and fresh -- I can't wait to see it on Saturday.
The delightful Special Projects editor, Anthony, is coordinating the following amazing participants in the Martha Stewart Weddings "wing":

Dylan's Candy Bar
Check out Dylan's new book for great candy bar inspiration

Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart
I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- a wonderful idea for a destination wedding

Martha Stewart Stationery for Crane & Co.
Available at the Wedding Library, too!

Cheree Berry Paper
Our friend with the beautiful stationery

Callahan Catering
A perennial MSW and WL favorite

One Girl Cookies
One of the prettiest displays last year, and the yummiest

Handle and Spout
Beautiful blooms!

The Blooming Quill
I am looking forward to meeting this talented calligrapher who is flying in for the event!

Gelato pops, need I say more?

Johnny Miller
He shoots many of the amazing images in the pages of MSW, now you can have him, too!

Sensible Sitters
Need a sitter for the kids at your wedding? A perfectly sensible solution.

Ramero Designs
Keepsake photo charms, I love this idea for your bouquet.

The best smelling lotions, soaps and potions around.

You know you love ballet slippers. And they're offering manicures for us!

Josh Beckerman
He's a magician -- now it's a party.

Psychic Readings by Eva
Will it rain on your wedding day? She knows!

Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
The magnificent, the masterful.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lucky, Lucky Wedding Party Brides

I know you keep seeing this post. But I keep updating it with more and more prizes. It's not my fault! It wouldn't be the Wedding Party without fantastic raffle prizes. And I mean fantastic!
Here are our Top Picks!

Bring a man with you and you'll qualify to win a suit or tuxedo. Be a bride and win a gown -- now that we've got you dressed, see what else you might win!
(sample dress, Alita Graham, Kleinfeld)
Forty 1 North, Newport, Rhode Island
2 night stay, dinner for two, flower-filled bath with champagne and candles, a movie and two luxurious robes to take home. Sign me up!
Nantucket Island Resorts
2 night stay at the White Elephant. Dinner for two at the Brant Point Grill, ferry rides, breakfast, port and cheese in the Library.
Nuage Designs
A $1,000 linen package to the winner of the Nuage Raffle for any in-stock linen, napkin or chair treatment
Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados
3 night stay with breakfast, lunch and dinner
One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
3 night stay, gourmet dinner for two at Dune, couples massage
Ana Y Jose Hotel & Spa, Tulum, Mexico
3 night stay, fruit and wine amenity
The Breathtaking Bride
A 6-month counseling program for nutrition to help you lose weight

Reform Club Inn
One night stay. But what a night.

Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico
3 night stay, welcome drink, daily breakfast and 50 minute massages for 2
A luxurious cashmere throw, yum.
La Samanna, St. Martin, French West Indies
2 night stay, daily breakfast
Pair of their best-selling costume bridal earrings
Michelle DaRin Jewelry
Custom made blue bird pin and necklace
Fitness package at Physique 57

Hope Spring Photography by Dasha Wright
Wedding coverage -- 8 hours in the tri-state area

Great First Dances by Prodigy Entertainment, Toronto

10. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Lauryn Hill

9. Lucky - Jason Mraz with Colbie Calliet

8. The Way I Am - Ingrid Michelson

7. Crazy Love - Van Morrison

6. Fix You - Coldplay

5. If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys

4. By Your Side - Sade

3. At Last - Etta James

2. This Years Love - David Grey

1. Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One day sale on Wedding Party Tickets

Just a quick note to say we're selling tickets at our best price before they sell out. Click here before noon tomorrow! See you at the Party!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Last Year's Fashion Show, Love!

Vera Wang - Spring 2010 from Well Spun Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Wedding Party Video from 2010

We look forward to sharing this with you!

Wedding Party Update

We had a few more updates and last minute add-ons, so check out the list again for your favorite vendors!

Wondering about the Wedding Party? Well, here is the lastest and greatest. We have over 100 vendors for you to meet on Saturday, January 22, at the New York Palace Hotel.

Our speakers include the wonderful Editorial Director for Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy Miller, fashion designer Lela Rose, Sylvia Weinstock, yours truly and Jennifer Zabinski. Our fabulous moderator is bride-to-be and celebrity co-host at Z100, Carolina Bermudez.

Martha Stewart Weddings is bringing a slew of their favorite crafters, vendors and friends -- and don't miss your opportunity to ask Darcy Miller a few questions.

Randy Fenoli will be on hand at the blow-out Kleinfeld fashion show. A $3,500 dress will be given away -- the odds are good ladies!

The VIP luncheon will be designed by the Wedding Library, will have a posh gift bag and lots of lovely treats! Hosted by the New York Palace Hotel.

Oh and we have honeymoons to give away. You won't want to miss this. As we've said before, wedding planning made easy, from a-z.

Venues and Destinations

620 Loft & Garden

Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club

Forty 1 North

Nantucket Island Resorts: White Elephant, Wauwinet

Oceanbleu at Westhampton Bath & Tennis Hotel & Marina

One & Only Club, Bahamas

Orient Express Hotels: Maroma Resort & Spa; La Samanna Luxury Resort & Spa

Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart

The New York Palace

The Reform Club, Amagansett

Tulum Weddings

Bedell Cellars Winery

Bridal Publishing and Design

Martha Stewart Weddings


Alix & Kelly


Badgley Mischka

Cynthia Rowley


Kaya Couture Flower Girls

Lela Rose

Lynn Lugo




Wedding Library Bridesmaids

Formal Attire and Care

Gabriella New York


Kleinfeld Men

Madame Paulette

Michelle Rahn


Bia Sampaio Photographs

Hope Spring Photography by Dasha Wright

Jamie K Photography

Jason Walz Photography

Jen Huang Photography

Johnny Miller

Lux Photo Studios

Matt Gillis Photography

Mel Barlow Photography

Stacey Ilyse Photography

Stephanie Reinish Photography

Trent Bailey Photography

Zieff Photography

Jewelry and Accessories

AStarr Jewelry Concierge

Dana Michele

Handle & Spout

Michelle DaRin Jewelry


Ramero Designs

Stationery and Gifts

Atelier Isabey

Cheree Berry Paper

Dauphine Press

Martha Stewart Stationery for Crane & Co


Mr. Boddington’s Studio

Nan DeLucca

Navy + Lavender

Pen & Paper Design

Seton Mcglennon

Wedding Library Stationery

Registry and Gifts



The Registry at Bloomingdales

Monograms off Madison

Bakers and Sweets

Bella Cupcake Couture

Dylan’s Candy Bar

L’Arte del Gelato

La Maison Du Chocolat

One Girl Cookies


Ron Ben-Israel

Sugar Flower Cake Shop

Sylvia Weinstock Cakes

Cheryl Kleinman

Health and Fun


Dr. Rappaport


Josh Beckerman Magic

JTAV Clinical Skin Care and Laser Center

Psychic Readings by Eva

Sensible Sitters

The Breathtaking Bride

Floral and Designers

Chestnuts in the Tuileries


LMD Lewis Miller Design

Matthew Robbins Design

Merci New York

Nuage Design

Okamoto Studio

Sperry Tents

Taylor Creative Inc.

The Green Vase

Oxygen Light Works


Creations Music

Elan Artists Entertainment

Generation Events

Scratch Weddings

Veronica Martell Entertainment


Hellenic Holidays

The Travel Siblings

Video and Film

Hello Super 8

Open Eye Documentary

Well Spun Wedding Films

Event Planning

Wedding Library Planning and Styling

Hair and Makeup/Beauty

Metamorphosis New York



Laura Geller

Caterers, Food, Beverages


Callahan Catering


Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jennifer's Hampton's Wedding on Martha Stewart Blog Today!

So beautiful!

16mm in the Orchard from Well Spun Wedding Films on Vimeo.

See more here on the Martha Stewart site! Congratulations on this beautiful wedding.