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Thursday, February 25, 2010

BRIDAL EVENT: 2010 New York Weddings Event

It's that time again, Bridal Lovelies. It's that fab wedding event that happens right before for the upcoming wedding season gets in full swing. Mark your calendars for the New York Weddings Event. It is your one-stop resource for your very special day.

Sip cocktails and stroll through the elegant Metropolitan Pavilion where you will meet all the resources you need to plan your special celebration: the city’s top jewelers, caterers, photographers, bridal fashion designers, venue liaisons, planners, tabletop brands and much more.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

You Can Sit Here: Cuddle Creatures

How cute are these place cards by JonNI- Paper and Decorative Arts? Way cute. It's so unique to have violins created as your place cards or whatever your heart desires. See their entire collection or get order information here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dressing The Man: indiTailored

As a woman that loves a well-dressed man, there is nothing better than watching your man button up his tailored shirt. There is just something special about a man having his shirt tailored to fit him perfectly. Enter indiTailored. Their only purpose is to give your man that perfect shirt. He can create his custom fit dress shirt using their build-a-shirt application. Some custom options available include:

  • Creating individual contrast collar/cuff designs (so they don’t look too much alike)

  • Monogramming initials on the pocket or cuff (in case they have a few cocktails at the reception and shirts come off)

  • Choosing the right placket or pocket to flatter each body type (to ensure flattering bridal party photos)

You can get more information or view their Design Vault to see shirts created by other customers.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Petal Love @ Nine West

I am so lovin' this petal clutch. The perfect accessory for your wedding day. Available at Nine West for $59.99.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Urban Web Event

CONTEST: Win A Hazel & Harlow Pendant

From February 15 – March 15, 2010, one (1) grand prize winner will receive from the Hazel & Harlow signature collection a stunning antiqued “Love Bird” Pendant. The pendant is hand carved in 24K vermeil with white and green topaz stones to create a beautiful and romantic piece of jewelry (Retail Value: $150). One (1) grand prize winner will receive a 3-month supply of The Solution by Envision Beauty, a multi-use facial moisturizer that the most effective ingredients from Nature + Science in one powerfully concentrated formula (Retail Value: $237).

Three (3) runners up will receive Hazel & Harlow antiqued “Heart of Gold” petite pendant. The pendant is made of 24K gold vermeil set with pave white topaz stones that enhance the star motif (Retail Value: $75). Three (3) runners up will receive a bottle of The Solution by Envision Beauty, a multi-use facial moisturizer that the most effective ingredients from Nature + Science in one powerfully concentrated formula (Retail Value: $79).

Each individual entering the contest on the Hazel & Harlow site will receive 25% off their next purchase of Hazel & Harlow and of The Solution by Envision Beauty by entering the promo code “ENVISION” at check out (code valid from 2/15/2010 – 3/15/2010). Visit and to purchase.

BRIDAL CONTEST: Carolee and The Knot Partner For The Dream Wedding Contest

Leading fashion jewelry company CAROLEE has announced the launch of a major spring bridal promotion featuring a Dream Wedding contest valued at $40,000, in partnership with The Knot. The contest will run from February 17 through March 15 and can be entered online at The Knot's Carolee-Dream-Wedding. Everyone who enters will receive a printable certificate that can be redeemed for a pair of crystal solitaire hairpins at the Carolee counter at any Bloomingdale’s store in the US.

The grand prize will consist of: a wedding designed by celebrity wedding planner Bronson Van Wyck of Van Wyck & Van Wyck at the Empire Hotel in Manhattan; designer bridal and bridesmaids gowns from Amsale; Carolee jewelry for the entire bridal party; bridal hairstyling and makeup from Bumble and Bumble and Bobbi Brown; flowers for the bridal party by Florisan; wedding photographer and videographer by Dream Life Wedding; tabletop appliances from KitchenAid; china from Wedgwood and a honeymoon at Couples Resorts in Jamaica. Others supporting the event include Gotham Liquors, and others to come.

The contest will be promoted in the spring issue of The Knot magazine, online at and at Carolee counters in Bloomingdale’s stores throughout the country. It will also be supported by The Registry at Bloomingdale’s through Registry packages and a special event for brides at the 59th Street store on March 10.

To enter the Dream Wedding Contest, a bride-to-be will need to submit a photo of her fiancé and herself and a brief essay about the moment she knew she’d found “the one.” Entries will be judged by a panel of bridal experts and narrowed down to five finalists who will be asked to submit a video and will be voted on by The Knot readers. The prize wedding will be featured in a two-page editorial in the fall issue of The Knot magazine.

In support of the contest, Carolee and The Registry at Bloomingdale’s will host an all-day event for brides in the first floor meeting space at the 59th Street store on March 10. Brides will receive a 45-minute personal consultation on bridal jewelry from Carolee, hair from Bumble and Bumble and makeup from Bobbi Brown, as well as meeting with a representative from The Registry. In the evening from 6-8, Rebecca Dolgin, Executive Editor of the Knot, will be there to give brides expert advice on wedding planning. To schedule an appointment, call 212-705-2918.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Perfect Engagement Party Dress: Veronica Reis

This would be the most perfect dress to get dolled up for your engagement party. I love the mixture of the ruffle trim bodice with the wider ruffled bottom. Love it. This fab dress is by indie designer Veronica Reis. Check out her entire collection of beautiful dresses.

Monday, February 15, 2010

More Than Just A White Dress: Ohne Titel

When you just don't want the traditional gown, go ultra-modern and grab this RTW dress by Ohne Titel's Spring 2010 collection. See this and other dresses by the dynamic duo, Flora Gill and Alexa Adams.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Beautiful Adornment: Wrist Love by Jewels by L Designs

When you dress has heavy beading on top, opt for a gorgeous colorful bracelet to add a pop of color and a little bling. Get this gorgeous blue and green bracelet at Jewels by L Designs.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

R.I.P. Fashion Genius, Alexander McQueen

What other designer could take plaid (tartan) and make it look this amazing? None. None, other than the fashion genius, Alexander McQueen. When I started going through my emails this morning, I thought that I had misread the breaking news headline from WWD. So I clicked on it and it was still saying the same thing - "Alexander McQueen commits suicide." I was blown. So I started googling his name and there is was again and again - "McQueen found dead in his London home." My heart was very sad. He was an amazing designer. If you are not familiar with his designs, check out his collection on

No posts today in honor of the one and only, Alexander McQueen. R.I.P.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Letterpress Love: Bella Figura

I am a letterpress nut. I absolutely adore letterpress. It is just the most perfect introduction for any event. Bella Figura has been one of my favorite invitation design firms forever. They have the most beautiful and creative designs. If you want to announce your special day in high style, then choose letterpress. You can see their entire invitation gallery here.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Beautiful Adornment: For the OMG Moment @ Bejewelled Bespoke

This necklace made me say "OMG!" I can not even find the words but trust your guests would stop in their tracks when you start down the aisle in this amazingly gorgeous necklace. It is handmade and made with such incredible creativity. It can be yours, available at Bejewelled Bespoke. Check out their entire collection. I am sure that if this is not your style, you will find something amazing.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Modern Flower Girl: Beane and Co

I was looking around the web for a flower girl dress and I came across this lovely blog, Emmaline Bride. Emmaline Bride is the handmade wedding marketplace, featuring bridal couture by indie artists. One of their posts was on these gorgeous flower girl dresses by Beane and Co. So I had to investigate further. I was floored. This is what I would want my flower girl to wear. So modern. So different and unique. Love it. See this amazing flower girl dress and their entire collection here.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Eco-Beautiful Weddings Mag Launch

I was fortunate to be invited to the launch of the beautiful Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine in NYC last week. The magazine is the brainchild of Katie Martin who is one of the world’s leading eco-friendly wedding experts. She has owned and operated Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. since 1998. Her firm has designed 1000’s of eco-friendly events and has been heralded internationally by magazines, newspapers, blogs and other forms of media. So it was a natural progression for the woman who has been merging eco-friendly and weddings for over 12 years to pull it all together in this gorgeous magazine. Hats off to you Katie and the entire Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine staff. Looking forward to Issue #2.

Katie Martin, Editor-in-Chief

The Broke-Ass Bride and Fresh Hubby

Me and Robin Fisher, Style Editor

Chris Cole (top) and his partner of The Cotton Bride

Gorgeous gowns by The Cotton Bride

Additional Photos of the Fabulous Guests