I think every bride in NYC has at least heard about Laura Nadeau and the fabulous job she does beautifying brides. Its really no exaggeration…Laura and her partner, Virginia Meyers, were present conducting beauty trials at the Wedding Party event and the results were just amazing. Erica even got in on some of the fun! Laura and Virginia also have a new site called Bubble & Lo where they teach women all the secrets to applying makeup flawlessly!
[image from Brooklyn Bride]
I went to this last year and it was amazing….you’ll definitely be seeing me there again.
Whew, such a whirlwind of activity happened on Saturday at the Wedding Party event, I hardly know where to start! Most exciting was getting to meet some of the people I’ve written about and admired for so long….like Jenny Ebert, Mel Barlow, and April Reed just to name a few…and getting to hear talks from the likes of Reem Acra, Preston Bailey and Darcy Miller [thanks for the shout-out Darcy!]. This event really brought the best of the best all into one place and made them very accessible to all brides. But best of all, was getting to share the experience with some of my blogging friends, Anne from perfectbound and Erica of Thoughtful Day – check out their blogs for more info and pics from the day.
I’ll be posting some images and reviews all week so stay tuned…..
[image by Brooklyn Bride]
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