September 20, 2010
Behind the Scenes: The Pre-Wedding Wedding Party
Posted by Darcy Miller
Now that I've got a little distance, I can thank everyone who came to the Pre-Wedding Wedding Party, our fabulous Bloomingdale's event, on Tuesday! Not only were we surrounded by endlessly beautiful items for to inspire even the most creative bride's registry, but we were also joined by some of the best vendors in the business, including David Beahm, Ron Ben Israel, and Amsale, who is always as lovely and elegant as her gowns. (And yes, I did break into the cake I intended to bring home to my daughters on the cab ride home -- don't judge!) It was enough to make me want to register again, especially the Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, and Marchesa tabletop collections (but I'm a bit biased, seeing as those are three of my absolute favorite designers on and off the aisle). In short, it was a wonderful evening of advice, good company, and fun. Thanks for sharing it with us!
1 Amsale, myself and Ron Ben Isreal
2 David Beahm, www.davidbeahm.com and Ron Ben-Israel, www.weddingcakes.com
3 A bride signs up for our give-a-way. Martha Stewart Wedding Cakes, Martha Stewart’s Keepsake Wedding Planner and my book Our Wedding Scrapbook
4 Anthony Luscia, Special Projects Editor chats with brides at our table, inspired by current Fall issue's metallic color palette story.
5 The Weddings publishing team. Laura Boberg, Denise Silveberg, Amy Wilkins, Dara Rice, Abigail Breene and Melissa Goolnick
6 Anthony Luscia and Sarah Jenks of The Breathtaking Bride, www.thebreathtakingbride.com
7 More of our table, check out the Martha Stewart Crafts glitter, we glittered the tops of favor boxes for a little extra bling,
8 Wendy Baner, the Pipe Cleaner Lady, www.thepipecleanerlady.com, is always a huge hit at our events. You can hire he for bridal party showers, birthdays, any celebration, she can make anything out of a pipe cleaner!
9 Wendy has great colors to choose from
10 Myself, Joanna Kartalis of Bloomingdales, and Amy Wilkins our Publisher.
11 Center piece and table number idea sparkles.
15 Our gorgeous metallic inspired table
16 Anthony Lusica, Rosaline Shu, Account Executive for Kenneth Pool, Anne Chertoff, myself and Allison Alexander, National Sales Director for Amsale Design Group.
17 Ballet shoes that sparkle, check the how to on Martha Stewart Weddings. www. marthastewartweddings.com
19 Vera Wang toasting flutes.
20 Napkin rings
21 Cake knife and server
22 Judy and Jessica Paulen of Judy Paulen Designs
27 Bobbi Brown gave make up tips
29 Jo Malone scents.
30 Myself, Ron Ben Israel and two of his gorgeous cakes.
31 Weddings ad sales team, Anthony Luscia, myself, Ron Ben Isrreal, Hannah Soule of Bloomingdales, David Beeme and Katie Farrel of Bloomingdales
33 Amsale brought some of her gorgeous gowns.
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