Friday, January 29, 2010

Inspiration: Winter Wedding Cover Ups

You may have always dreamed of a winter wedding but hesitant on how you can still pull this off and not freeze to death. These fabulous cover-ups will make it possible to take those outdoor pictures and look highly fashionable while doing it.
We found a few you may love:

For more styles and options, visit etsy seller Vladana

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wedding Flowers: Submerged Centerpieces

Trying to decide on a style for your centerpieces to be can be very nerve racking. I have always loved the look of the flowers submerged in water. It gives off a simple yet classy look. There are so many different flowers that can be used to pull off this style. If you have thought about this idea for centerpieces, here is some more inspiration for you:


Images taken from HERE

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Events: Running of the Brides is back!

Still in need of a wedding dress? The world famous Running of The Brides Bridal Gown Event is back. Coming to Union Square Store on February 5, 2010 at 8am. For more information, visit Filene's Basement. How far will you go to get the dress of your dreams?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Real Weddings: Michelle & Ari 10/11/09

Michelle was another extremely organized bride that I met maybe one and half year prior to her wedding. Michelle and Ari were planning a fall themed wedding at The Swan Club. It was a beautiful day in October and we started with the staged first view of the couple, followed by pictures in the beautiful gardens at Swan Club.
The couple were so excited to finally be united and you could just see the joy all day. They recited their own vows, a unique touch that I personally love. It gives you the opportunity to say how you truly feel.
Their guest enjoyed cocktails outdoor followed by dinner and dancing by all. Michelle surprised Ari with a groom's cake. This cake is one of my favorites so far M&M posing with a tennis racket). Love it!
Their guests also had cupcakes to take home and I must say I had a taste of one and they were yummy!

Vendors that played a role in this fabulous day:

Ceremony & Reception: The Swan Club
Flowers: Verbena Designs
Photo: Glenmar Studio
Ceremony Music: Katharine Saxton
Limo: Camelot Limo
Officiant: Pastor April
Video: Duval
Hair & Make Up: Carolyn & Sabrina
Groomscake: The Sugar Chic

It was such a pleasure to work with Michelle and Ari and I wish them continued years of happiness!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Great News!- Elite Affairs Wedding Featured in Contemporary Bride Magazine!

We are so excited that one of our weddings is featured in the Spring Issue of Contemporary Bride Magazine. Go get your copy of the New York Edition and see page 96~ Zena and Jose. If you missed the review we wrote of Zena & Jose, you can read it HERE

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Press Release: Recipient of Wedding Wire Bride Choice Awards

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Elite Affairs, LLC has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Planning!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Elite Affairs, LLC is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Elite Affairs, LLC is among the very best Wedding Planner within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

For more information, please visit OUR WEDDINGWIRE STOREFRONT


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kick Off 2010 with Special Offer

We decided to do something special for all the 2010 brides. Don’t underestimate the importance of having an experienced coordinator to manage your wedding day. If you book our day of coordination package between now and February 15, 2010, you will receive $100 off our regular price.
Take advantage of this special pricing!

This offer only applies to new clients
Your wedding must be in 2010
Dates are based on availability
Discount only applies to day of coordination package
Must book by February 15, 2010

We will be happy to schedule a free consultation. If you have any additional questions please feel free to call us 1-888-587-1441 or email us Visit our WEBSITE for additional services we offer. Read REVIEWS from our past brides.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Real Weddings: Lisa & Michael 11/8/09

Lisa and I met almost two years before her wedding. Lisa and Michael were planning a winter wedding at The Inn at New Hyde Park and it was highly anticipated by all.
Our day started off with the bridal party and family taking pictures at the Chelsea Mansion. This was my first time at the mansion and I must say it’s an incredibly beautiful and unique place for pictures.
The guests were in love with the romantic mood at the ceremony. The aisle was a bed of red roses while candles lined the pews. Some other highlights of the night: Cigar roller and Polaroid camera for scrapbooks at the cocktail hour. And who could forget when the bride and groom changed into their second outfits. In addition to the Viennese hour, the guests were given cookies from an old family recipe.

Their Vendors:
Ceremony & Reception- Inn at New Hyde Park
Pictures- Chelsea Mansion
Makeup- Jacqueline Nicole
Hair- Nicole D’Angio
Photo- Alison Conklin
Limo- All Star Limo
Flowers- Verbena Designs
Video- Golden Moments
Band- The Projekt
Cigar Roller- Little Cigar Factory

Like all my couples…..I wish Lisa & Michael a lifetime of happiness!

Images above are from Alison Conklin

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year- Welcome 2010

In 2009, I had the pleasure of working with some incredible couples and planned some very extravagant weddings. I am so grateful for each connection and the experience that came with. To all my brides, grooms, blog readers, fans, family, friends, colleagues that helped me without knowing that you did...THANK YOU! A special thanks to Nicole for being by my side at most of these weddings. Your assistance is appreciated more than you know it. I wish each and everyone of you a very prosperous New Year. Elite Affairs had a good 2009 because of all your support. Here's to an even bigger and better 2010.