Brides sneak peek + win!

Check it out!  Brides Magazine has a new look, and as you can see, its gorgeous!  Take a sneak peek at the story below…I love how its shot kinda paparazzi style!

To celebrate the new look, Brides is letting me give away 10 1-year long subscriptions!  Want one?   Leave a comment below and we’ll pick a couple of winners for Friday!

[images from Brides]

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New books to covet

So many new books by dear friends of mine are coming out (or have already come out) this year, thought you might like to add a few to your reading queue!

Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It by dessert table guru Amy Atlas

Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Wedding by Matthew Robbins

Southern Living Wedding Planner & Keepsake by the lovely ladies of Ritzy Bee

The Bridal Bible by Sharon Naylor and the gals from Junebug Weddings (happy early birthday Christy!!)

The DIY Bride: An Affair to Remember by Khris Cochran

One Girl Cookies Cookbook by Dawn Casale & David Crofton

And though not wedding related in the least, I had to throw in my cousins new book, Paris vs. New York by Vahram Muratyan!

[images from Amazon and Paris vs New York]

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Congrats!

Oh So Beautiful Paper

wedding invitation

Junebug Weddings

A thousand congrats to my girls, Nole, Erica, and Christy, for bringing on some fabulous new looks and/or features to their sites!  You’re all so talented and I’m so proud to call you dear friends!

[images from Oh So Beautiful Paper, Thoughtful Day, and Junebug Weddings]

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Find our Wedding Style couple search

Brides New York is looking for an engaged couple in  the NY/NJ/CT area for their Find Our Wedding Style feature.  You might remember our apartment was featured last year, and I can tell you first hand its totally fun!  If you’re interested, read on.

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We photograph an engaged couple’s apartment. Based on elements from their home (furniture, wall décor, knick knacks, etc.) we create ideas for their wedding. The couple is not required to use any of our ideas, and it’s okay if they already have elements of their wedding in place. The purpose of the story is to show readers how items from their day to day life can inspire great ideas, and how their interior design aesthetic can be translated into wedding details. No fancy digs needed—what I’m looking for is a distinct style we’ll have fun working with. All that’s required from the couple is an afternoon for our team to come
over and take photos.

If you know of any interested couples, please have them email me at leigh_crandall@condenast.com. They should include the following in the email:
-names
-wedding date
-wedding location
-any thoughts they already have about their wedding
-a brief description about what they feel their style is
-five to seven photos of their home (a few wide shots and close ups of any details they feel are particularly “them”) so we can get of what their living space is like
-one or two pictures of themselves

I would love to have submissions by Monday, August 24th.

[image from Brides New York]

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Bridal Buzz

Check out last week’s post over at Bridal Buzz…Jessy at Fleurs helped me out with a great look at decor options that “gasp” require very little flowers!  Thanks Jessy!

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