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Thursday, April 30, 2009

A B-List Sponsor: One Love Photo

I always love to highlight great photographers. I have such a special place in my heart because they help you capture that moment in time the would be long forgotten. I really love it when the photos look aged even though they have a great modern feel. That's the feeling I get looking through the portfolio of One Love Photo. These were my favorites. I love how she is braiding his hair in the first pic. If you want to hire them for your wedding, check out their work here.

A B-List Sponsor: PosePrints

PosePrints believes that stationery should be truly unique to you -- and look like you too! We say, why not? PosePrints creates a truly personalized experience because you design the pose yourself. There is a brilliant design section that lets you choose the hair, your lips, your top and accessories. I played with it for twenty minutes. But I got a pose that I liked and you will too. Check it out here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A B-List Sponsor Spotlight: Hello Super 8

Hello Super 8 Weddings from Megan Hill on Vimeo.

I had the pleasure of meeting Megan Hill at the conference. She was great. So I couldn't wait to get home to take a look at what Hello Super 8 has been up to. Making great wedding videos is what they have been doing. Isn't this exactly how you want to remember your special day? I think so. Check Hello Super 8 out and let them tell your wedding story. Their motto is "Making modern films with vintage cameras." Need I say more?

A B-List Sponsor Spotlight: Union Photography

Because a picture is worth a thousand words. Union Photography was a B-List sponsor. Union Photography is the beautiful work of Shelly Kroeger. You can check out her lovely photographs on her web site. This is my favorite shot. It speaks volumes.

A B-List Sponsor Spotlight: Fresh

One of my absolute favorite giveaways in my goodie bag was the gift from Fresh. First of all, the box was so pretty, I didn't want to open it. When I did, I was blown away. It contained their wonderful brown suger body polish (that I can not wait to use), a tube of their mascara and lip gloss and their soy-based facial cleanser. But the kicker for me was their sumptuous citron de vigne eau de parfum (shown above)! It smells like heaven and I love perfume. They have a customer for life.

A B-List Sponsor Spotlight: Hallak Cleaners

I loved the giveaway from Hallak Cleaners. They included information on gown preservation, stain removal tips, a lint brush and sewing kit, along with a tiny satchel of potpourri. I really love getting a lint brush. It is small and can totally fit into my purse. They consider themselves to be the best in gown preservation and restoration. Go to their web site and call them up.

The B-List: Pictures and Information

Photos by Jenny Ebert

The B-List

Front row: Maria {ritzy bee blog}, Bee {Weddingbee}, Anne {From “I Will” to “I Do”}

Middle row: Liene {Blue Orchid Designs™}, Kelly {Santa Barbara Wedding Chic}, Courtney {The Little White Book}, Janice {The Bridal Wishlist}, Anne {Perfect Bound}, Amanda {Vintage Glam Weddings}, Vané {Brooklyn Bride}, Rebekah {Elizabeth Anne Designs}, Emily from {Once Wed Blog}

Back row: Luzel {iDiY}, Kristina {100 Layer Cake}, Janie {The Bride’s Cafe}, Darci {With This Ring}, Christy {What Junebug Loves!}, Nole {Oh So Beautiful Paper}, Jen {Green Wedding Shoes}, and Ami {Elizabeth Anne Designs}.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A B-List Sponsor Spotlight: Samuelle

As promised, I wanted to give major shout-outs over the next two weeks to the amazing vendors that helped to make the B-List conference such a big success. Today's spotlight in on an amazing British designer, Sam Walls Beasley. I met her and she was the most delightful person. You can tell that there is so much love that goes into her custom designed gowns. Find out more about her on her web site. These are my favs:

A B-List Sponsor Spotlight: NELLE Handbags

Another fab sponsor was NELLE Handbags by designer, Laura Nelli. When I saw that amazing clutch in my goodie bag, I was blown. It was perfect. I loved how it was different and didn't look like anything else out there in stores. That is always a bonus for me. Check it our for yourself on her web site.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Bridal Wishlist Outing: A Fab Weekend

What a weekend. I had a ball and the weather could not have been better. For a full recap head on over to The Capitol Fashionista.

Here's what I did on Saturday. What a Saturday!

Wow! What a Saturday. Despite missing my early train, I did finally get to Brooklyn to the fab Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO for an amazing event, The B-List organized by Vané Broussard (The Brooklyn Bride) and Anne Chertoff (Wedded Bits and From "I Will" to "I Do"). What a fantastic job these beautiful women did organizing this event! They pulled together one of the best planned events that I have attended in years. There was great ambience, great food, great wine, and great company. There were discussions about a range of topics like blogging as a business. It was so good to finally put faces to women that I talk to via email or read their blogs daily. It was also great to ask about their experiences in the blogosphere. Sometimes you can feel a little isolated from your fellow bloggers. We left the conference and headed over to Michelle Preli, editor-in-chief of for a wine tasting(along with chocolate and cheese) produced by Swirl Events. It was great to meet Michelle and to kick back, taste a little wine and really get to know my blogging colleagues. When I left, I felt like I had made new friends and felt very connected to my sisters in wedding blogging.

THE SPACE - Galapagos Art Space
The space in in Brooklyn in the DUMBO area between both the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. What a cool area and a great space. When I first arrived, I thought the space was an odd place to have a wedding but by 3 pm when we were packing up to leave, they were setting up for a wedding and boy did it all make sense to me then. What an amazing space to have a wedding.

THE FOOD - Sterling Affair Catering
The food was catered by Sterling Affair Catering. It was so delish. There were tasty wraps and sandwiches and pasta dishes and other yummy dishes. I would highly recommend them for your next event. I wanted seconds!

THE CAKE - Mark Joseph Cakes
Okay. I absolutely detest raspberries but Mark Randazzo has made me a believer. Any person that can make me crave raspberries, can make me a cake anyday, any time. We got to taste one of his masterpieces and I must say that it was to die for. He made the raspberry filling taste like a little piece of heaven. Definitely had two pieces. LOL

THE PHOTOGRAPHER - Jenny Ebert Photography
Jenny Ebert is one of the most delightful and beautiful women that I have ever met. Oh, and by the way, she is an amazing photographer. She documented the day in a way that will provide all of us with such wonderful lasting memories. I can't wait to see the pictures. As soon as the pictures are posted, I will post them here. For now, go to her site and see for yourself what an eye she has for capturing that moment.

THE GOODIES - Thoughtful Day and love*jenna
You have to love goodie bags and boy did we have goodie bags. Our very own B-List tote bag was designed by Thoughtful Day and I adore my bag. It got a little dirty when it rubbed up against my car and I was having a little cow. It is so beautiful, I didn't want it to get dirty. LOL! Our name tags were handwritten in gorgeous calligraphy by Jenna of love*jenna. Need a calligrapher, check her out! Beautiful work.

Here's a list of all of the very generous sponsors from Saturday's events. If you have a wedding need, I am sure that one of the fab vendors could more than help you with making your very modern wedding day a smash hit. I will spotlighting several of our sponsors and advertisers every day so that you can get to know them a little better.

Abigail Kirsch, Bella Bridesmaid, Blue Ribbon Design, Blue Orchid Designs, Blurg, Chronicle Books, City Pass, Delphine Press, Fresh, Fritts Rosenow, Gumdrop Cookie Co., Hallak Cleaners, Hello Super8, INK+WIT, Iomoi, Jennifer Behr, Jessica Rust Designs, JimmyJane, Jones Soda, Karen Wise, Linda + Harriett, Minted, Mohawk Paper, Nantaka Joy, NELLE Handbags, Nunu Chocolates, OneWed, One Love Photo, Papabubble, Paper+Cup, Paperwink, Poseprints, Ritzy Bee Events, Saipua, Sarah Drake Design, Smock, Sonya Renee, Stuck Labels, Style Made Simple, Two Bees Press, Union Photography, Viv&Ingrid, and Wedding Paper Divas.

More folks that you really need to check out. Thanks to the sponsors and advertisers for their generous support of the The B-List!

Poseprints, OneWed, W. Scott Chester, INK+WIT, Jami Saunders Photography, Delphine Letterpress, Oscar+Emma, Jenny Ebert, Vanilla Pink, Eclectic Images, Bella Bridesmaid, Hatch Creative, Julie Mikos, Jessica Rust Designs, Craig Paulson, Samuelle, Denise Fasanello, Nearlyweds, Hallak Cleaners, Karen Wise, Film Jones, Karen Mordechai, Jennifer Behr, and One Love Photo.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Look of Love: Roger and Mirka Federer

Tennis player Roger Federer married his longtime girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec. There is love in the air (not just on the tennis court). I love people in love.

That Touch of Vintage: Thrush

This is just gorgeous. Get it at Thrush.

DIY Bouquets: The Grower's Box

Many moons ago when I got married, I used The Grower's Box for our bouquets and centerpieces. I ordered red and yellow roses and carnations. The flowers came when promised and were packed really well. Not to mention that the flowers were absolutely gorgeous. So if you need to save a few pennies and are not having a super formal wedding, I would give The Grower's Box a try. They have "wedding-in-a-box" sets for a pretty good price. Check it out at The Grower's Box.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Come on, Ladies! Enter the Contest. Win a Free Honeymoon!

We bloggers got an update yesterday on where we were in the running and I am sad to say that I am next to last. Come on ladies. You can't tell me that you don't want a chance to win a FREE HONEYMOON!

The Sandals Dream Honeymoon Giveaway will end on May 20th, 2009 at 11:59 P.M. ET. The drawing for the giveaway will take place on or about May 22nd, 2009.

So help yourself and The Bridal Wishlist win by clicking here to enter the contest. Good Luck to You All!

Lovely Bridesmaid Gift: {AO3} Designs

If you are looking for a lovely gift for your maids, here's a beautiful option. These clutch purses by {AO3} Designs are fab. I love the fabric choices. You can never have too many. See the entire collection here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sheer Beauty: Jennifer Salzman

This is simply gorgeous. Dress by Jennifer Salzman.

Keeping It Modern: Lela Rose for Dessy

Designer Lela Rose has teamed up with Dessy to create a beautiful and very modern line of bridesmaids dresses. The industry is definitely moving steadily towards bridesmaids dresses that are chic and modern enough to be worn again. Add Lele Rose to that growing list. Her dresses have wonderful silhouettes and are available in some amazing colors. See if your bridesmaids dresses are there.

Statement Jewelry: Necklace by Lanvin

The necklace can make such a statement when it is just right. This beautiful necklace is by Lanvin and is available at Barney's.

That Touch of Vintage: Love Miss Daisy Vintage

Finding your dress can be so taxing. So if you are not finding what you are looking for here in the states, then try vintage from across the pond. Love Miss Daisy Vintage is a British online retailer with a lovely selection of vintage dresses that just might be what you are looking for. Here are my favorites. See more here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Find The Perfect Swimsuit

Head on over to The Capitol Fashionista for the best swimsuits for the summer including this fabulous Ashley Paige swimsuit. You can't go on your Sandals Honeymoon without a fab swimsuit.

Statement Jewelry: Earrings by Jose and Maria Barrera

Looking to make that statement? These are your earrings. Jose and Maria Barrera at Neiman Marcus.