Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cake Alternatives

So you love the sweet addition at the end of the night but you want to abandon the traditional 3 or 4 tiered cake. What's stopping you? We are all familiar with the cupcake option, but what about little personal treats like squares cakes.

These cakes below are from DragonflyCakes. They are known for their petit fours and specialty cakes.

If you want to consider this option, your local pastry chef may certainly to be able to whip something up for you too.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Getting Guests to Share Wedding Photos

On the most memorable day of your life you want to see all the pictures that were taken, right? So how do you get guests to share their pictures? Many brides create accounts on photo sharing websites to have guests upload pictures, but the problem with that one ever does. Well Kedai has come up with the ultimate solution. Now you can have your guests share their pictures with you on the very same day with a simple hook up to a kedai photo kiosk (KPK). You can rent a KPK for your event and save yourself the headache of sending endless reminders to guests begging to see pictures they took.

They are more dynamic than a photobooth, light years ahead of the disposable camera movement, and their screen makes sharing highly interactive & fun, instead of being assigned to a task that is nearly always procrastinated-upon once the wedding’s over.


Before fully releasing the (KPK) to the general public, they are strongly committed to testing it with several brides in the next few weeks and are therefore offering it at a 50% discount at all weddings taking place prior to Memorial Day Weekend.

If you want to learn more about how this works, visit their website HERE

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spotlight on Wedding Favors: Soap

Look at these stunning presentations for guests at your event…these simply charming soap favors. Guests will be blown away by the fragance of these soaps. Each soap favor is elegantly presented in a box (which can be personalized).

To see these soap favors and many others, GO HERE

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dress Pick of the Week:Private Label by G 1355

A strapless Organza gown accented with a sweetheart neckline. This gorgeous gown is a sure showstopper with its beautiful directly beaded bodice and layered tiered detachable train. When the Cathedral detachable train is removed the gown still keeps a full Chapel train which just adds to its uniqueness.

For more about this and other gowns from Private Label by G, visit their website.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Reminder:"Count Down to I Do" Event

I posted this a few weeks ago, but I wanted to remind everyone about this event. It is another opportunity for you to meet trusted vendors, be entertained and just go out and have a good time during the wedding planning process.

The Red Door Spa will be hosting a Count Down to I Do Bridal Expo on May 4, 2009

Red Door Spa
1399 Fraklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Tickets are $25, but will be applied to a Red Door Gift Card for future use.

Call to reserve a spot 516-873-7053

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Traditions:: The Lasso ( El Lazo)

One of our September couples will be incorporating this tradition into their ceremony.
As a way of symbolizing unity, a large loop of rosary beads or lasso (cord) is placed in a "8" shape around the necks of the new couple after they exchange vows. The loop is symbolic of the couple's love which should bring them together everyday as they equally share the responsibility of marriage for the rest of their lives.
A double rosary lasso may be given by one set of parents and be blessed with holy water three times in honor of the trinity.

The lasso is sometimes made of entwined orange blossoms (symbolizing fertility and happiness).

A special person/couple places the lasso around the shoulders of the bride and groom, the groom's shoulder first. The lasso may also be tied around the couple's wrist. The couple then wears the lasso throughout the remainder of the service.

At the end of the ceremony, the lasso is removed by either the couple which placed the lasso on the couple or the priest. Its then given to the bride as a memento.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! Earth Day and everyday is a time to act to protect our planet.

Take action:
At Home
In your Classroom
At Work

Save Energy, Use Less Water, Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, Handle Toxics Properly.

What are you doing to protect Mother Earth?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Flowergirls: What will they wear?

Brides usually want to find a flowergirl dress to coordinate with the rest of her bridesmaids. What should be more important is finding a dress that is appropriate to the formality of your wedding as well as the season.You want the dress to be appropriate but also practical. It is so important that the litle girl wearing this dress is very comfortable in it.

You can usually find flowergirl dresses in bridal shops, department stores, ebay or have one custom made.

Little girls grow quickly so don't order their dresses too far in advance.

Credits: Dress shown is from ebay seller Goodgirldress

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dress Pick of the Week:Piccione Bridal

This beautiful gown is from Alfred Angelo Piccione Bridal Collection. A friend of mine wore this dress .....and boy did she rock it well!

Silk Taffeta, Metallic Embroidery
Crystal Beading
Optional Beaded Straps
Chapel Train

Available in Diamond White/Metallic, Ice Blue/Metallic, Pink Champagne/Metallic

For more from the Piccione Collection, go HERE

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Real Weddings:: Ines & Andre

It took me long enough to post this!
Ines & Andre had a very intimate wedding at Terrace on the Park on March 28, 2009.
The ceremony was very unique because they incorporated so many different traditions (both African American an Jewish traditions). They had a custom made chuppah, they did the jumping of the broom,the sand ceremony, breaking of the glass and the seven prayers. Some of their amazing vendors included:

Officiant-Rev. Alison Caiola
DJ- Bravo Sounds
Florist- Charles Floral
Photo- Ben Asen
Video- Perfect Photo Video
Make-Up- Safie Russell

Ines & Andre were great to work with. I wish you many years of happiness!

I realized that the pictures I have didnt do much justice so I will post some professional pictures as I receive them. Stay Tuned!

Me with the happy couple

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In NYC?-New Spot for Headpieces

M&J Trimming has recently opened their new Bridal Salon in NYC. They would love to have you visit their Bridal Specialist to assist you in designing your one of kind headpiece.

For more information or to make your appointment, please e-mail them
at or call us at 1-800-9-MJTRIM.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wedding Cocktails:: Nuvo

I was browsing the NJ Spring issue of Contemporary Bride Magazine when I stumbled upon Recipes By Nuvo. If you haven't tried Nuvo yet.....what are you waiting for? I personally love this drink and thought that I would share these with you. Nuvo is good on its own, but look at whatelse you can do with it..yum!

NUVO Sparkling Cosmo

3 oz. NUVO
1oz Ciroc
Garnish with strawberry
*serve in a martini glass, stirred, not shaken

Springtime Martini

2 oz Ciroc Vodka
1/2 Peach Nectar
Splash o f fresh lime juice
Top with 1oz NUVO sparkling Liqueur

NUVO Amore
3 oz. NUVO
1 oz. Frangelico
Served over ice on a wine glass

If you want to see more recipes by Nuvo, pick up your copy of Contemporary Bride.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Dress Pick of the Week: Destination Wedding Dress

This billowing chiffon Empire gown with a floral shoulder strap is from Destinations by Maggie Sottero

neckline : off-the-shoulder
Style : romantic
waist : empire
Fabric : chiffon
hemline : floor-length
color : white

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wedding Flowers:: Gladiolus

The flower's name is derived from the Latin for sword (gladius), after the shape of its leaves. Many of its varieties originated from Africa.
The gladiolus is a spiky stem with large florets that open in succession. The full stems can be used to add height to arrangements, while the individual florets are sometimes made into boutonnieres.
The gladiolus is available in wide spectrum of colors: white, yellow, orange, magenta, lavender and red.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Vendor Spotlight: Jadore Love Photography

One of the nice things about this business is the great vendors I get to meet from day to day.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Efrain & Jenn of Jadore Love Photography. This young and very talented couple enjoy the art of photography and pride themselves in capturing your idea of the "perfect" shots on your special day.
From your engagement pictures to the day of your wedding and even trash the dress shoots, Efrain and Jenn provide couples with nothing but an amazing experience. They capture memories that will indeed last a lifetime.

Here are a few teaser pictures. To see even more of their amazing work, visit their WEBSITE

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Open Chat for Brides & Vendors

Our friend Adam from Places Everyone will be hosting an open chat today at 1pm EST. This chat is open to both brides and wedding vendors. It will be an open forum where brides can ask planning questions and the vendors can answer.

Just go here, today at 1pm:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NY Weddings Event

If you are in NYC, check out this event.
New York introduces you to everyone you need to know to plan the perfect wedding.
Meet New York’s best wedding planners, venue representatives, cake bakeries, dress retailers
and wedding experts face-to-face at this annual event.

Today April 1, 2009
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th STreet

For more information, go HERE