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Thursday, March 31, 2011

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: A Gorgeous Bride by Unique Concepts Studio

The photographer caught this bride at an amazing moment during her wedding day. Gorgeous. Photography by Unique Concepts Studio, Inc in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

FOR YOUR RECEPTION: Colorful Jordan Almonds for Your Wedding Favors

Colorful Jordan Almonds have to be the easiest and most delicious wedding favor idea ever. First of all, they will totally dress up your table. Just be sure to use organza favor bags. Second, these delish goodies are available in red, pink, baby blue, green, orange, black, lavender, purple, white and ivory. Go ahead. Steal this idea. Available at Superior Nut.

FUTURE BRIDAL DESIGNERS: Project Runway Wants You!

Future Bridal Designers, here's your chance. Project Runway launched the career of local fav Christian Siriano. You could be next!!! Visit Bunim-Murray for all of the deets.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WEDDING EVENT: HauteLook's Wedding Party Sales Event

HauteLook is having a wedding sale this weekend for the budget-friendly. Get to shopping.

WEST COAST BRIDES: Unveiled: Bridal Style Revealed Wedding Showcase

Darcy Miller Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings, Tenley Molzahn from The Bachelor, DeAnna Pappas from The Bachelorette, and Michael Stagliano from The Bachelorette

Unveiled: Bridal Style Revealed, is an outdoor bare-it-all bridal bazaar that showcases the Los Angeles’ best inspiration for modern brides planning for their big day. Featuring couture bridal collections and informal modeling, paired with the finest cakes, décor, trend experts, celebrity planners and beauty services, Unveiled presents the best Los Angeles has to offer.

This year’s “State of the Union” address will be given by Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings, revealing the latest design trends, event planning tips and the current state of weddings. Also on-site will be bridal bloggers who comprise Unveiled’s Social Media Collective: The Bridal Bar, 100 Layer Cake, The Bride’s Café, The Bride’s Guide, Green Wedding Shoes, and Junebug Weddings. Priscilla of Boston will share with guests their couture bridal collections by Melissa Sweet, Reverie by Melissa Sweet, Platinum, Vineyard and Jewel with informal modeling throughout the day. The cake collection of 7-10 intricately designed wedding cakes will be on display until it’s time to indulge and taste them all, with a glass of Moet & Chandon Imperial.

For tickets & information: • 310-860-1300

Tickets: $30 in advance and $40 on-site

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Unveiled will take place in the Beverly Canon Gardens, a jewel-like park nestled exquisitely between the Montage Beverly Hills and Bouchon, as the first grand scale public event to be produced in the gardens.

DESIGNER WEDDING GOWN: Alexander McQueen & The Fantasy Dress

When you think about your dream gown, who is the designer? For me, it would have to be Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. This is my dream dress (at least for now).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DC/MD/VA BRIDES: Get Your Body Ready For Your Special Day!

The Inaugural Fit Night Out is almost here! Fit Night Out is an evening of fitness, fellowship and fun, designed especially for women. There will be fitness classes ranging from yoga and Zumba to channeling your inner kitten through belly dancing, ribbon dancing and pole aerobics. Yes, you read that right - pole aerobics.

Oh, it's not just about the fitness. This will be a true girls night out with specialty foods, beverages, and some much needed pampering. Grab your bridesmaids and work it out. It's all going down on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM at Love, 1350 Okie Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. Proceeds from this event will go to a designated non-profit partner.

Get your fit on! Buy your tickets here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITATIONS: Chauhie Brings You The Cherry Blossoms

In the DC area, we cannot wait for the Cherry Blossoms to bloom. We love it so much, we have a parade just to prove it. So of course, I am loving this cherry blossom letterpress invitation set by Chauhie.

WEDDING FLOWERS: Flowers of the World Takes Over

Flowers really set the ambiance at your wedding reception. Especially when the flower design for your tables has some unexpected element to it. Flowers of the World has done some amazing work. I especially love the purple design. Fabulous!

BRIDAL JEWELRY: Whimsical Jewelry by Whimsea Designs

Love this gorgeous necklace by Whimsea Designs. So perfect for your destination wedding.

Friday, March 18, 2011

WEDDING STATIONERY: Crane Launches New Modern Wedding Stationery Line

I was so very honored to attend the launch of Crane & Co.'s new wedding stationery line. Crane has been helping brides announce their weddings since the 1800s. Their name has been synonymous with exquisite papers and quality printing for centuries. Even the Queen Mum announced her 100th Birthday on Crane stationery. I am a big fan of Crane. We have used their Lettra paper for our lettepress printing when we have had events.

I had a chance to chat with Gayle Driggers, Product Manager for Social Stationery. She is the person whose love, blood, sweat and tears were so very evident in the collection. She talked candidly about how she had to up her game and learn more about graphic design in order to better shape the style and design of the end product.

It was a very long process for Driggers and her team. But from where I sit, it was very worth it. The end product was pretty fabulous. I was most impressed by the stationery set where the monogram was hand-drawn to perfection and then engraved. It was incredibly beautiful. But everything in the new collection was gorgeous. As a graphic designer and paper freak, I fell in love. There are modern fonts and modern color choices such as pale blues and browns. In addition to engraving, you can also choose letterpress as a printing option. There were some whimsical options where you can use your engagement photos. Plenty of variety in the new collection.

As a special treat, Bridal Designer Anne Bowen was on hand to support Crane's launch as the two companies have recently formed a partnership. The designer also had on display two drop dead gorgeous wedding gowns from her "Of The Gods" collection.

For a better look at what's new, here are a few options from Crane's web site. It is best to visit a retailer who carries the Crane line and see/touch everything for yourself.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Edible Arrangements is Giving Away A Free Bouquet

Edible Arrangements Wedding Contest
Win a Bouquet For Your Day

What: Edible Arrangements®, the pioneer and leader in artistically designed fresh-fruit displays and chocolate dipped fruit, invites your readers to visit their newly redesigned wedding website and enter to win a FREE banquet size arrangement for their wedding related festivities. Brides-to-be can submit their stories and share why Edible Arrangements should be a part of their wedding celebration. The winner will be chosen at the end of April and will receive a Delicious Party® arrangement with dipped strawberries.

When: Monday, March 14th thru Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Where: Online at Edible Arrangements’ Wedding Website

Who: Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in artistically designed fresh fruit displays and chocolate dipped fruit.

About Edible Arrangements: Edible Arrangements International, Inc. is the leading purveyor of delicious, high quality, artistically designed, fresh fruit arrangements that are practical and healthy gifts. Founded in 1999 in East Haven, CT. by Tariq Farid, Edible Arrangements has been ranked first in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual “Franchise 500” Ranking for the past five consecutive years. With over 1,000 locations operating or opening soon worldwide, Edible Arrangements is rapidly expanding across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Italy, Turkey, Hong Kong, India and Jordan. Customers may order arrangements by telephone at 1-877-Do-Fruit, at one of the company’s retail stores, or on-line at

FOR YOUR WEDDING CAKE: Unusual Wedding Cake Toppers

If this isn't a great wedding cake topper, I don't know what is. Where was this when I was getting married? Love. Check out more unusual wedding cake toppers.

Friday, March 11, 2011


I love this. Photography by Zemotion.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

BRIDAL DESIGNER: Dresses by Project Runway Winner Leanne Marshall

Happy to discover the fab wedding collection of Project Runway winner, Leanne Marshall. I love this one. View her Etsy collection.

BRIDAL DESIGNER: Sarah Houston Launches Signature Salon

Sarah Houston's Flagship Grand Opening from Sarah Houston on Vimeo.

BRIDAL EVENT: Martha Stewart WEDDINGS Luxury Expo

Register for the Martha Stewart WEDDINGS Luxury Expo now!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

DC BRIDAL SHOW: A Chic Affair is Back with Christian Siriano!

A Chic Affair, the metro area’s definitive boutique luxury consumer event for the modern bride, will take place Sunday, March 13, 2011 at The Historical Society of Washington, D.C, from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Discerning brides can view a collection of the area’s premier wedding resources, sample hors d’oeuvres, sip creative cocktails, enjoy a cake and champagne tasting, get expert advice and view a formal runway show, all before leaving with an exclusive gift bag brimming with products and special offers. This is the shows second year in Washington.

Participants in this year’s event already include such sought after resources as Bloomingdales, Brides Washington Magazine,, Chevy Chase Bridal, Maggie Austin Cake, Georgetown Cupcake, and The Dandelion Patch. The “State of The Union” expert conversation series will include Project Runway Season 4 Winner Christian Siriano as well as Editorial Staff from Conde Nast Bridal Media and others.

This is not your average bridal show- A Chic Affair is a one of a kind bridal experience which brings together a select collection of the most lavish national brands and the most distinctive Washington area resources. The event provides brides with the latest trends and timeless elegance. The quality vendors presented in this well-edited collection ensures a sell out crowd for the show year after year.

The piece de resistance of the event, a formal runway show presentation, will be shared by two of the world’s most popular designers, provided by Chevy Chase Bridal and accompanied by luxury jewelry by an exclusive diamond partner. This year’s show, Alice in Weddingland, promises to be unlike anything you’ve seen on a runway in D.C – expect a whimsical, surprising and transformative presentation inside a custom designed tent outside the venue, facades and décor created by Gala Events, Inc, recently featured in WEtv’s Platinum Weddings.

Get your tickets now and I will see you on Sunday!

EDITOR'S PICKS: Piperlime and You

1. Badgley Mischka, "Randall," $200. 2. Juicy Couture, $148. 3. Kate Spade Flower Ring, $55.00. 4. Tinley Road Fabric Flower, $20. 5. Tinley Road Chandelier Earrings, $20. 6. Ivanka Trump, "Ruby," $95.00.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

MOMENTS OF LOVE: Engagement Ring Brass Knuckles

I saw this on Refinery 29 and wondered to myself if I knew anyone who would wear this ring by jewelry designer Kate Bauman has fused together four faux-diamond engagement rings. I guess if you are a ballsy bride. Do you know anyone?

Monday, March 07, 2011

FOR THE BRIDE: Your Perfect Bridal Clutch

Isn't this so cute and dainty? Available at Pere Custom Bags.

Friday, March 04, 2011

BRIDAL EVENT: New York Magazine Weddings Event Is Coming


WHAT: An evening filled with the most creative and stylish wedding service providers to give New York brides-to-be a one-stop resource for the big day. The New York Weddings Event kicks off bridal season by gathering the industry’s top talents and over 100 vendors, from the city’s best jewelers, caterers, and photographers, to the most sought-after gown designers, venues, and planners. The event covers every aspect of planning a NYC wedding, straight from the pages of New York magazine’s Summer 2011 Weddings issue, on newsstands March 22nd.

Highlights include:

· Inspired stationery ideas from Alpine Creative Group
· Dresses from Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier and Kate Spade
· Bridesmaid fashions from twobirds bridesmaid
· Accessories to complete the look from Monvieve
· Dance tips from NY Wedding Dance and Bovard New York Dance
· Cake tastings from Ron Ben-Israel Cakes and Cake Alchemy
· Gift registry ideas for everything the newlyweds need at Bed Bath &
Beyond and Newlywish

WHERE: Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
New York City

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30th
5 – 8 PM

Special online offer: $40 for 1 ticket / $60 for 2 tickets at New York Magazine Weddings

Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

FOR YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION: Eco-Friendly Wedding Decor

OMG! I love this wreath. It is made primarily from recycled materials. Perfect for door of your ceremony site or for your reception site. Available at Saint Bashes.

FOR THE BRIDE: All That Glitters Is Gold

Bridal lovelies, you know that I am well aware that after standing in your heels for the ceremony and pictures, you want something comfortable and elegant to slip into for the reception. I know you want to dance like it's 1999! TOMS has your answer.

The infamous footwear company has just released a wedding collection of very chic and sensible shoes in the TOMS style sure to make your footsies feel good. These fab shoes come in five metallic options including white, pink, baby blue, black and ivory. There are TOMS for the guys, too! View the entire TOMS wedding collection.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

BRIDAL EVENT: NY & NJ Brides, Oui for Mattison Luxury Bridal Showcase is Coming

OUI for MATTISON is the launch of a series of sophisticated bridal trunk shows focused on the Country Club Bride & Groom and held at the most prestigious Country Clubs around the country.

The first stop in the OUI for MATTISON series is the Jasna Polana Tournament Players Club in Princeton, New Jersey. TPC Jasna Polana has recently been made available for wedding bookings through Deborah L. Lynch and the The OUI for MATTISON luxury bridal showcase for the Country Club Bride & Groom not only presents entry into this regal mansion location, but brings together cutting edge options and resources for designing a luxury wedding.

Known for her edgy and exciting events, Deborah L. Lynch founder of has arranged for each of the luxury vendors to transform the rooms of this New Jersey mansion venue with wedding theme and set designs. Every season and luxury wedding detail imaginable will be on display and woven throughout the rooms of the mansion.

The Grooms can relax in the Men's Lounge where products, fashions and services 'for men only' will make them feel right at home while The Brides investigate each of the rooms and feast their eyes on ideas beyond their imagination.

The bridal fashions will include the OUI for MATTISON by Malan Briton wedding gown, which appeared as the grand finale to designer Malan Briton's Fall 2011 Collection during New York Fashion Week plus one lucky bride attending the show will receive a custom couture wedding gown valued at $10,000 which will be custom made just for her compliments of Thurin Atelier.

To Make Your Reservations, Call: (855) 683-8299