Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Swank Sample Sale

Swank Productions is having a sample sale on a whole bunch of decor items. For those of you looking to pick up a few budget friendly decor items here's your chance!

What: Swank Productions
Why: The event and design production firm has nowhere to store their old party stuff — so they're selling it. Find crystal chandeliers, pillows, candles, and tons more on the cheap.
When: Feb. 6. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square W., b/t 15th & 16th Sts. (212-645-1802). Cash only.

And yes, this is totally clipped out from today's Daily Candy.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Jessalyn and Michael - Paradise Cove, Malibu

Welcome to the wedding of Jessalyn and Michael who were married on 8/8/08 at the beautiful Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. The weather couldn't have been more perfect and there was unbelievably no traffic on Pacific Coast Highway on a Friday at rush hour! This couple truly has good fortune!

The ceremony was held up on a bluff overlooking the beach and pier.

HELPFUL TIP: Don't even think about a unity candle at a beach wedding! That flame will not stay lit. Try something more beach appropriate like a sand ceremony where your mothers/representatives of your family first pour the sand in the big urn and then the bride and groom follow to symbolize all the family coming together as one. You can do this with colored sand if you wished but we kept it natural for Jessalyn and Michael. You can keep this urn on your mantle at home afterwards too!

BORROW THIS IDEA: You're starting to see a trend I'm sure with the rice & grains from Chetna's wedding and now the sand. But yes, sand, sand everywhere! It's a great and easy way to add a twist to your escort card table. Pour sand onto the tables, either all over the table or in neat rows and stick the cards right into the sand.

HELPFUL TIP: Two great things about this, it helps to keep the escort cards from flying away when you're outside and also sand is free! Heavy to carry up from the beach but free :)

BORROW THIS IDEA: This lovely escort table arrangement cost no more than $25 and took about 10 minutes to put together! Ingredients: 1) small cake stand with lid 2) sand 3) moss 4) seashells 5) Hydrangea cluster 6) ribbon. Es todo!

Colbie Caillat, singer-songwriter of hits like "Bubbly" and "Realize" and dear friend of the bride sang the couple's favorite song "Magic." Colbie was accompanied by musician Jason Reeves.

I loved this cake. It was so 1986-chic!

Strings of globe light bulbs really added a charming touch to this outdoor reception.

The bridesmaids dresses were custom made in a teal satin. I also was in love with that guest's grey and black dress. And yes, she did catch it.

Oh, what a beautiful night to have an outdoor beach wedding!

Photos courtesy of Joanna Wilson Photography

We Have Moved!

Hi all,

Please update your records with our new office addresses:

New York
920 Broadway, Studio 1703
New York, NY 10010

Los Angeles
15542 Broadway Center St
Gardena, CA 90248

All other contact information remains the same:

t: 646 595 9009
f: 646 375 3184

The Broadway and Broadway thing is a total coincidence but I love it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

NY MAG Weddings Event

There are few bridal shows I feel are QUALITY and WORTH IT. This is one of them.

Save the date for the NY MAG Weddings Event
Metropolitan Pavilion

Tickets go on sale 1/26/09
$35 for one
$50 for two


Friday, January 2, 2009

Pandora.com - music play list assistance

I am a big big big fan of this music website called Pandora (www.pandora.com). Unlike other internet radios, it plays specific songs and artists you input and then based on your selection Pandora suggests other songs that it guesses you may like. As you're listening to a song you have the option to thumbs up or thumbs down on it to let the site know if it's a hit or miss and Pandora will refilter what's played based on your feedback; it's kind of like a choose your own adventure book but for music.

It's a fantastic way to discover new music but also a great way to remember ones you've forgotten. I always see couples struggling to remember that song they heard in the car that they liked or that one song, you know, um it goes....you know? With Pandora you could enter a type of song like Runaround Sue and it will help you remember you also loved Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Dream Lover and Come Go With Me.

Check it out, best part it's free! It just may help you put together that wedding music play list for your dj or band.

p.s. Start early on your music list! Keep a notes section in your phone or somewhere to jot down songs that you want to remember.