Bridal Affairs

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A MODERN BRIDE EVENT

Calling out all Brides-to-Be! Forget old-fashioned, cookie-cutter weddings. You are new-fashioned. Please join us for a boutique bridal event for the style-savvy contemporary bride. This event is sponsored by the trendy designers at Busybee Design Link and the top-notch bartenders of Swig | Professional Bartending & Events. When it comes to the biggest day of your life - don’t trust just anyone, trust Busybee, Swig, and our handpicked vendors!






Busybee Design
734 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday July 10, 2011 4PM- 7PM
Anastastia Bridal Salon & Models http://www.anastasiasbridal.com/ Arts Ballroom http://www.artsballroom.com/ Busybee Homestore and Design Center http://www.busybeephilly.com/ Casa Papel http://www.casapapel.com/ JetSetPilot http://www.jetsetpilot.com/ JWstudio http://www.jenwoodruff.com/ Rubi First Dance http://www.rubifirstdance.com/ Sandra K Pew Calligraphy Sullivan Owen Floral & Event Design http://www.sullivanowen.com/ Supper Restaurant / The Global Dish Caterers http://www.supperphilly.com/ Swig | Professional Bartending & Events http://www.swigbartending.com/ Synergetic Sound and Lighting http://www.synergeticsounds.com/ To RSVP or for question/comments, please contact Bradley at manager@busybeephilly.com This event is free to attend.

WINNIE COUTURE TRUNK SHOW AT BRIDAL REFLECTIONS

Are looking for a Winnie Couture dress? Then, you need to get to the Winnie Couture trunk show at Bridal Reflections from July 14- 17. The trunk show is by appointment at the Massapequa Salon on Long Island. Here are the details for the salon:

Bridal Reflections
3 Broadway
Massapequa, NY 11758
516-795-2222

Winnie Couture is a modern mix of classic elegant and sophisticated couture. Gowns create bridal silhouettes that are flattering and timeless.

Special Pricing will be offered at the show.

Bridal Reflections is a salon with impeccable service and a wonderful selection of gowns for every bride. So, call and make your appointment to see this collection.








Wednesday, June 29, 2011

BE AN AMSALE BRIDESMAID

Coming to The Wedding Library in July! If you want your bridesmaids to look polished and pretty, get to the Amsale bridesmaids trunk show! You won't want to miss it. So, make your appointment today!
The Wedding Library
14 E 60th Street Ste 606
New York, New York 10022
212-327-0100

Monday, June 27, 2011

ON GOSSAMER WINGS AND ENCHANTED THINGS

One enchanted evening you will be a bride. What is your dream? Could it be a glistening, floating, feminine whisper of a gown, swaying with your motion and carrying you to a time long past? A gown with a name like Dew Drop or Rhoswen or Madame Butterfly? Claire Pettibone may be the designer to capture your heart for your once n a lifetime fairy tale. Her vision of vintage charm, rolling meadows and classic art and literature make her a perfect choice. Let me share with you a select few of the glorious and special gowns that you may want to try.

Let's begin with Constance. An embroidered, ivory, cotton sheath with lace traps and silk flowers, Constance stands regal and classic in her beauty. Constance will surely make you look a royal beauty. Next, we have Emmeline. Emmeline is an ivory, cotton and lace mermaid with a ruffled skirt and jeweled flower embellishments. Emmeline is demure and sweet and wonderful in a garden of English roses. Luna will sparkle in the moonlight with her green camellias over gold lace and pearl silk. Finished with moonstones, you will glisten all the way to the alter and shimmer like the stars and the city lights. Then there is Rhoswen. Straight out of a Jane Austen novel, Rhoswen has an Empire silhouette with pink flowers and ivory tulle. A grand lady of a bygone era, Rhoswen will dazzle the guests at your country estate nuptials.


Here, Cherry Blossom is a sliver of stardust and elegance. Spun from silver and gold gossamer, this shimmering sheath is adorned with scattered crystals and will light up the room when you appear at the door. Dew Drop is a modern bride's dream of pink embroidered ombre with a bolero covered in dew drop roses. While Sparrow is a dress that will make your grandmother conger up memories of her girlhood. Sparrow has platinum handkerchief sleeves and incredible delicate embroidered and beaded flowers. And, Madame Butterfly will take you to the Far East with its embroidered tulle of gold appliques, Asian floral scroll and metallic touches. It has a kimono bodice and a detachable red Obi train. Looking to blend cultures, then glide into the ballroom glistening in this enchanting and exotic gem.























Of course, I could not show you all of these treasures without finishing them with a headpiece and veil. So, let's explore the delicate and lovely selection of veils and the magical headpieces designed to make you a vision to behold on your "one enchanted evening". Spring in Bloom is a cloud of pale green silk leaves and ivory beaded flowers on embroidered tulle. It is available in ivory or green and is the most wonderful accompaniment to many of these dresses. Vintage Bloom, made of lace and organza flowers and silk leaves embroidered on ivory or antique tulle, Vintage Bloom is as delicate as the flowers that grace its border. Imagine having it float behind you as you approach your groom. How lovely!


And, lest we forget to adorn your hair with an equally magical jewel plucked from the fairy garden. Apple Honey- pale yellow, porcelain flowers, pink leaves and rosebuds all wrapped in gold. A vintage and romantic piece to compliment a dress like Rhoswen or Emmeline. Or, Aria Vine- a floral vine with Swarovski sprinkled leaves to add glittering touches to Luna or Cherry Blossom. Finale Crown- the queen of all the pick, a Swarovski encrusted band of leaves with floral pendants and available in silver or gold. And, Bloom- Swarovski crystal flowers on a gold band with vintage green center crystals. Aria Vine and FinLinkale Crown are two of the stunning and always dazzling designs from Enchanted Atelier for Claire Pettibone. I am never tired of looking at Enchanted Atelier and their charming collection of pretty baubles from the beauty of their nature. The enchantment and magic of Claire Pettibone doesn't end with the wedding. Oh no, more magic awaits when you arrive at your honeymoon destination. Claire Pettibone has a soft, feminine and lacy collection of lingerie to please you and your new husband. These delicate and sweet confections are sexy and will certainly cast a spell on your spellbound spouse. Slips, camis, loungewear, bras, panties and other dainty treats await you in your land of love.
Your enchanted wedding can begin and end with Claire Pettibone. So, if you want to fly away on Gossamer wings with enchanted things, visit a salon and take your enchanted wedding to the moon.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

AMY JO TATUM- ON ETSY

Amy Jo Tatum is a true genius when it comes to creating that one of a kind dress for your wedding. Everything about her feminine and chic designs, from the eco- friendly fabrics, to the details is absolute perfection. She has a flair for everything vintage and classic and she knows how to make the feminine form look stunning in her designs. Amy Jo, who is based in California, makes custom wedding gowns for brides all over. And, now, you can find a very special collection on Etsy. These lovely confections are perfect for a summer bride and put me in mind of a sunny meadow full of wildflowers and a ceremony under a big willow tree.





Starting from the top left we have Madelyn made of tea- dyed tulle and chantilly lace. It has a shirred bodice and the skirt has five layers of tulle
and rose beige China silk. The top right dress, April, is one of my favorites. This ballerina length, embroidered ivory organza dress has a full crinoline petticoat and gray silk/ satin sash. How lovely you will be in a museum or an old theater in this nostalgic creation. Next we have Valerie, on the bottom left. This dress is also made from tea- dyed tulle and chantilly lace. It has a full tulle skirt and a separate petticoat. The V- neck is a perfect look for a vintage feel and the sash just pulls in that perfect waist. A country vineyard setting is perfect for this classic, yet modern dress. Finally, there is Tatanya. Five layers of white tulle in this heavenly skirt and a shirred bodice with chantilly lace underneath, this dress can be done with a white tulle, striped or floral sash- and makes a smashing entrance into your old estate wedding. Amy Jo's Etsy shop also has incredible hats and veils to accessorize these gorgeous dresses. There is no end to the possibilities. Amy Jo Tatum will make you look like a dream on your wedding day.
Thanks to
Dominic Colacchio for the photography and Cherese Burnley of Beautify
Link

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

GIFT IDEAS FROM THE GIFT GURU

Wondering about a unique gift for a wedding? Maybe you aren't sure what to give your bridal party. Or, you aren't sure if is it right to give money. Well, help is on the way. Dana Holmes, editor-in- chief of Gifts.com gave me some great ideas for unique gifts and some advice about what is good etiquette. These gifts are for the couple who likes to cook together. From a clever stick in the ground wine and cheese holder, to a these trays to make a rainbow of tasty treats for a cocktail party and a cookbook that is sue to "spice up" your kitchen!

Not sure what to get your maids or groomsmen? How about these sets of monogrammed beer mugs. And, for the ladies in the wedding- a gift certificate for a spa anywhere in the world and it never expires. Plus, it comes in this pretty little package. I love this collection of frames to create a lasting memory of the big day- anywhere in the house. These are only a few of the things you will find on Gifts.com. Now, cash is always a welcome gift. But,be sure to check with the wishes of the couple and always write a check. Registries are another source of finding just the right gift. But, buy from the registry, as these are things you know the couple has chosen. If you want to be unique, make sure you know enough about the couple to strike out on your own. Finally, if you are attending a destination wedding, choose a smaller gift and send it before the wedding. Or, wait until after the wedding and trip is behind you to send a gift. For more great gift ideas and answers to your wedding gift etiquette questions, visit Dana at Gifts.com. Thanks to Dana Holmes for her help and inspiration.

Friday, June 17, 2011

JAMIE PESAVENTO AT BRIDAL REFLECTIONS

Bridal Reflections is having another trunk show and this one is for the moms and the guests of the wedding. Jamie Pesavento is the newest designer to grace the racks of Bridal Reflections in New York. He will be in the 5th Avenue store on June 23-25 with his gorgeous designs. Jamie has 20 years of experience in the industry and his creative approach to draping, textures and attention to detail in unsurpassed. In Jamie's own words:

The art of draping is what differentiates Pesavento Couture from other design houses.

Draping is a labor intensive process, but results in a fit and knowledge of the female form that yields the silhouette that women admire.

"The company was based upon my desire to make beautiful dresses." Jamie Pesavento




So, prepare to be dazzled at Bridal Reflections from June 23-25 at:
Bridal Reflections
260 5TH Avenue
New York, NY
212- 764- 3040

I just love telling people about Bridal Reflections! they have such pretty and unique things and they are always so easy to work with!! Have a great time when you visit- and don't forget to tell them you are coming!