Whew, I did NOT expect the turnout at the Real Simple event that ended up showing up….the line was wrapped around the block just to get in! Lots of couples, just so excited to start registering and seeing the little vignettes set up…very cute to see for a seasoned engaged lady like myself, but other than that, not much else. I didn’t end up staying much past 7:30p, having already met up with fellow blogger Anne from perfect bound and chit-chatting it up on the second floor couches (had a blast by the way!), so I can’t say what went on afterwards, but I did think there would at least be some speeches or question and answer periods with the editors. Unfortunately, either I missed it or it just didn’t happen.
HOWEVER, there were super cute models serving delicious food and drink (yum for all the senses!), beautiful tables set up in pure Real Simple style, and on display, the wedding dresses of married Real Simple staffers….a very nice touch. All in all, a nice event for the newly engaged!
If anyone has their own reviews of the event, please feel free to post below in the comments!
[images by Brooklyn Bride] [hi to talida!]
Crate and Barrel Store
650 Madison Avenue
at East 59th Street
6pm – 9pm
Just wanted to let you all know about the Wedding Party that The Wedding Library and Martha Stewart Weddings is hosting Saturday, January 26 from 11am – 4:30pm. The creme de la creme will be in attendance for you to meet and mingle with, including Reem Acra, Darcy Miller, Preston Bailey and Mark Ingram….but the vendor showcase has so much more, like my favorites April Reed and Matthew Robbins of Artfool, just to name a few!
Tickets are $45 and for a limited time, I think you can also receive a copy of Clearing the Aisle by Karen Schwartz.
Purchase tickets and find more information here…..I’ll be in attendance so hope to see you all there!
Real Simple is coming out with their first ever Real Simple Weddings issue nationwide on January 28 with advance copies sold exclusively at Crate and Barrel stores on January 18.
They’re also having a bridal event at the Chicago [1/17] and uptown NYC [1/24] stores…click here to RSVP…I’ll definitely be there!
[if anyone wants to meet up there, i'll be arriving a smidge late since i'm coming from downtown, but email me or leave a comment and we'll coordinate something]
[image from Real Simple]
Billion Dollar Babes is having one of their fabulous sales starting Friday, November 16 at the Altman Building….in addition to tons of fall/winter shoes, accessories and clothes, Amsale gowns will be 40-70% off! Check below for details….
New to BDB is an enormous collection of Amsale exquisite bridal gowns – all housed on a dedicated ground floor – including one of a kind “runway pieces” with outstanding price tags ranging from 40%-70% off retail. Unique to this event, Amsale gown experts will be on-site to assist with fitting the fancy frocks and guiding brides-to-be. Every gown also comes with a complimentary $100 dry cleaning gift certificate to Amsale’s cleaner of choice, J.Scheer & Co.
Whether you’re walking down the aisle or simply out for dinner, your hair and make-up are the finishing touches. Onsite at BDB will be complimentary hairstyling session from Cutler Salon and T3 hair tools (also selling their award-winning hair tools at deep discounts). Plus, Prescriptives will be providing makeup touch ups and blending their famous Custom Blend Foundation onsite as well.
RSVP for your chance to join in on the fun!
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