Friday, January 11, 2008

martha stewart weddings – winter 2008 / fall 2007

martha stewart weddings – winter 2008

main feature: breakfast at tiffany’s –the today show wedding; ceremony at rockefeller center; reception at tiffany’s (floral: artfool; cake: sylvia weinstock; catering: callahan catering; stationary: cheree berry paper; music: gdo entertainment; rentals: party rental ltd and taylor creative props

dresses: rivini, christos, badgley mischka, jim hjelm, st. pucchi, ines di santo, monique lhuillier, carolina herrera, reem acra, vera wang, tara keely, priscilla of boston, anne barge, judd waddell, vineyard collection, peter langner

“elements of style” feature: organza gown carolina herrera, silk coat by alberta ferretti, veil by suzanne millinery; gloves by lacrasia glove; straples silk chiffon gown by monique lhuillier; satin and lace gown by lela rose (looks like “the pier”); organza cocktail dress by angel sanchez; satin and tulle gown by ulla maija; silk chiffon by reem acra; tulle gown by oscar de la renta

NB: trunk shows at nyc’s bridal atelier going on this week: carolina herrera, jan. 10-12 ; jan. 17-19 jenny packham; jan. 24-26 lela rose

* tips on wedding stationary; floral design advice from matthew robbins of nyc’s artfool
* how to throw a green wedding; planning reception music; bite size desserts; make up matching flowers; cake accents; * regional favors (20 states)

martha stewart weddings – fall 2007
reception 101
* the most amazing cakes
* 50 tips for planning the perfect party
* personalize it: inspired ideas from real brides
* totally east table d├ęcor
* “the shopping trip” features dresses by carolina herrera, alvina valenta, lela rose, anne barge, alberta ferretti, reem acra, valentino, monique lhuillier, romona keveza, morgane le fay, melissa sweet and vera wang

real weddings
laura giacomini to gregg foster at fawn park vineyard in st. helena, california
sabrina daley to adam deaton at the clove chapel in high falls, ny (florist ariella chezar)
anna williams to mason adams, sewanee, tn at private home (catering, jayne slagle, flowers – taylors mercantile, paper – soho letterpress)
floral designer wedding planner katie duong to ian berry at a private home san anselmo
(paper - bell’occhio; favors – silhouette artist; cake– perfect endings; event production – trademark event productions; tents – raj tents)

Friday, January 4, 2008

InStyle Wedding Magazine - Winter 2008

This issue has Elizabeth Rohm on the cover. She's getting married in the Hamptons, probably at a residence, but the feature simply shows her in different wedding dresses. Overall, this issue doesn't have lot of good venue & vendor info, but the other featured celebrity destination weddings are:
The other item I thought useful is an engagement ring guide showing 82 rings, categorized by cut and style, that lists the vendors and prices. Of less utility, but nicely done, was a short feature on wedding hairstyles. There were 8 (both up and down).