Last night I checked out the always great BFF Bridal Best in Honeymoons event at the Jumeirah Essex Hotel. If you were looking for honeymoon locations and ideas, this was definitely the place to be…lots of exotic locations were represented, like Thailand and the Maldives. Since my honeymoon was long gone, I was glad to see some familiar faces…Jennifer Behr showed off some of her fabulous hairpieces [Gossip Girl is a HUGE fan], Bee from Weddingbee and Lisa Hoffman from Ceci New York were there, Mark Ingram had these 2 lovely ladies above walking around in gorgeous dresses…it was almost too much to handle! Good job BFF Bridal!
[oh, and because I'm totally lame and love celebrity sightings, I would be remiss to not mention that David Faustino was at the hotel..remember him from Married With Children?]
[images by Brooklyn Bride]
Last Thursday I headed uptown to the Pronovias showroom for a lovely event by Xochitl of Always a Bridesmaid. There was a mini fashion show [forgive my not-so-great shots...models move around a lot], gorgeously fragrant flowers by Fleurs, music, makeup and hair..all in one place! And SPEAKING of events, there are 2 this week….BFF Bridal and The Wedding Party! I’ll be at both so definitely check them out…more info on them in Deals + Events.
[images by Brooklyn Bride]
Saturday, January 24, 2009
The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street
New York City
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10:00-12:00 – Celebrity Wedding Speakers
• Style Guru Colin Cowie
• Fashion Designer Lela Rose
• Elegant Bride Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer
• Claudia Hanlin & Jennifer Zabinski of The Wedding Library
Get an insider’s peek into top celebrity planner Colin Cowie’s most extravagant weddings. Meet fashion designer Lela Rose. Learn the hottest tips of the trade, straight from the pages of Elegant Bride. Hear how to make it all work for your wedding with the Wedding Library.
Wedding stylists to the stars will speak throughout the day on how you can adapt the freshest new bridal trends for your own wedding.
12:00-3:00pm – Experience the Vendors
Experience over a dozen mini-wedding environments. Taste wedding treats, try on spectacular jewels, view photography, hear live band showcases and stop to smell the roses presented by our hand-picked, top notch vendors.
Over 75 exclusive vendors will bring their services to you in this hands-on, real-time planning event.
- View all the top bridesmaid lines fresh off the runway
- Taste sample wedding cakes
- See striking tabletop displays and stunning wedding themes
- Get great tips from our stationers – and even consult privately on your wedding invitation
- Experience the sweetest wedding favors, from treat tables to photo booths
- Hear live band showcases from NYC’s favorites
3:00-4:00pm – Straight From the Catwalk
Top bridal designers will showcase their most popular gowns in a show to rival all others! See Spring Collections and fashion favorites from the editors of Elegant Bride. Get a firsthand glimpse of the top styles twirling down the runway—just for you! Along with breathtaking bridal gowns, our models will show you the latest array of bridsmaids’ fashions. So you’ll have a chance to envision the perfect colors, styles and fabrics for you and your maids – all from designers you love.
Great Gift Bag
Need we say more? The Wedding Party vendors and sponsors will send you off with a wonderful assortment of gifts you’re not likely to forget.
I got this email from Liene and thought I’d share with all of you:
I am writing on behalf of Pink Initiative, a non-profit organization comprised of wedding industry professionals and private donors dedicated to funding awareness, outreach, education and research for breast cancer. Emilie Sommer, the founder of Pink Initiative and the owner of emilie inc photography is hosting a raffle where the winner will receive $5000 worth of wedding photography coverage good from now until 2012 for their wedding anywhere in the United States. Raffle tickets are $50 each and all proceeds benefit Pink Initiative.
Buy your raffle tickets here.
[image from Pink Initiative]
The New York Wedding Workshop – January 31
“How to Hire a Photographer and Videographer”
Saturday, January 31, 2009
10 AM to 12:30 PM
The Gallery at The Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues
Course description: Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of wedding photographers and videographers in New York? Are you wondering how to tell one from the other without calling and meeting each one? Who is right for your wedding and what should you be looking for? Join us for a step-by-step seminar that will take you through the research and selection process for two of the most important vendors you will hire for your wedding day. Learn about film vs. digital, black and white vs. color, flash vs. natural light, candid vs. photojournalistic, discs vs. prints and all the other “buzz words” you are flooded with as you pour over photo and video websites. Also, get tips on negotiating contracts specifically with photographers and videographers to get the best value and to actually walk away with the images you want. This course is well-suited for novice planners as well as brides and grooms. Light breakfast will be served. Call 212.206.0026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before January 25th to purchase tickets at the discounted price of $30!
Gifts and goodies at the event!
Visit www.nyweddingworkshop.com for more details.
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