Bridal Affairs

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

MARRIED AWAY... ANOTHER DESTINATION















Yet another beautiful spot- a little closer to home! Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Stateroom can make a fairytale wedding in the sand for you! Or, Sea Bright, New Jersey and the Windows on the Water... a place worthy of the most elegant of beach-going brides!! With summer almost here and the beach on everyone's mind, this idea makes my top list of wedding sites!! Yours? The gown is a Claire Pettibone- can't you just see it blowing in the sea breeze? And, the flowers and the cake, none other than Martha Stewart!

A GRECIAN FANTASY

How romantic a place is Greece for this wedding? Poros Beach at sunset and this Grecian inspired gown make for the beginnings of a fabulous destination wedding! Thanks Martha Stewart Weddings for to the cake and the flowers!




Wednesday, May 21, 2008

PHI AND NHI: ONE COUNTRY, TWO WORLDS


I have a wonderful new bride that I must tell you
about! The minute I heard her voice on the phone, I liked her. When I met her a few days later... I was hooked!! Phi and Nhi are Vietnamese- Phi from the South and Nhi from the North. Their story is as interesting as their wedding and I am so excited to be a part of it. Their families are steeped in their culture and the couple wants to blend an American wedding with their Vietnamese backgrounds- without hurting anyone's feelings. After Phi told me about her day and all the obstacles, twists and turns, she was convinced I wouldn't want the job- BOY! Was she wrong. The traditions and ceremonies of the Asian culture are very poignant and SO intricate. From the decor to the food to the ceremony itself, there is meaning to it all. We start the day with an intimate Buddhist ceremony for a small group at Phi's parents. Then on to the Catholic ceremony in Nhi's parish church. Finally, to an Asian restaurant for a wedding banquet- all 12 courses and 500 people. Stay tuned this fall for more about this lovely couple and photos of the wedding in October! I AM SO EXCITED!! LOVE YOU ALREADY, PHI!
photo: from Phi's wedding web site

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

JESS AND TOM- PART TWO!







There were so many good photos taken of Jess and Tom, I had to share more! And, these are just snaps taken by the family! I can't wait to see the pros!








JESS AND TOM: A BEAUTIFUL DAY











Jess and Tom got married on Saturday! I was so fortunate to be able to help Jess and her mom, Marlene plan this beautiful day! When Marlene called me last year to ask me to help her plan her daughter's wedding- from Chicago, I could not have known what sweet and wonderful people I was dealing with! It was a pleasure from day one!! Jess and Tom were so happy and not a trace of nerves anywhere! I guess they knew they were doing the right thing. The families get along really well. Marlene and Joe are the nicest people around and the blending of Jess's Jewish heritage and Tom's Catholic heritage was seamless. There was a rabbi and a priest and a very tender ceremony to join them together. The reception was beautiful, with many of the bride's creative touches throughout and great lighting by Synergetic Sounds, who also provided the wonderful music for the party. This is right up there with my favorites- and I feel I have made a friend in this bride and her mom. Congratulations to the bride and groom!!

Say Cheese!


When you look for a
photographer, you need to "click" with them! They are going to be capturing your day and you should like them! Kevin McPherson is one that you can't help but like! He has a great eye, a smashing personality and he won't miss a thing! Check out his web site and his blog and see why I would use him for my wedding- if I was having one! I do recommmend him to my clients!!
photo: Kevin McPherson