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Yesterday I co-hosted an event with The Wedding Library at the beautiful New York Palace Hotel. There was an amazing turnout -- over 500 people attended! I started the day off on a panel of bridal experts that included celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss, gown designer Amsale, and Claudia Handlin of The Wedding Library, caterer Peter Callahan, baker Sylvia Weinstock, and florist Matthew Robbins. After the panel, all of the attendees were invited to visit the booths of over 100 top New York City wedding vendors. The event concluded with a fashion show by Kleinfeld Bridal. See photos of the event below, and check back later this week for more details and a behind-the-scenes peek.

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The wonderful panel of wedding industry experts. From left: Caterer Peter Callahan, dress designer Amsale, Claudia Hanlin of The Wedding Library, event planner Mindy Weiss, myself, baker Sylvia Weinstock, and florist Matthew Robbins.

1 The wonderful panel of wedding industry experts. From left: Caterer Peter Callahan, dress designer Amsale, Claudia Hanlin of The Wedding Library, event planner Mindy Weiss, myself, baker Sylvia Weinstock, and florist Matthew Robbins.

Tie Crafters, one of our favorite sources for custom accessories for the groom, presented some of their work.

2 Tie Crafters, one of our favorite sources for custom accessories for the groom, presented some of their work.

Carrie and Janet from Laura Geller provided beauty tips for brides.

3 Carrie and Janet from Laura Geller provided beauty tips for brides.

Blooming Quill Calligraphy showed off their beautiful work.

4 Blooming Quill Calligraphy showed off their beautiful work.

Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart provided brides with information on our exclusive destination wedding packages.

5 Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart provided brides with information on our exclusive destination wedding packages.

One Girl Cookies whipped up delicious sweets for the event including hazelnut and lemon cupcakes, vanilla meringues and petit fours. Owner Dawn Casale also signed copies of her new book.

6 One Girl Cookies whipped up delicious sweets for the event including hazelnut and lemon cupcakes, vanilla meringues and petit fours. Owner Dawn Casale also signed copies of her new book.

Our contributing floral expert Matthew Robbins signed copies of his new book “Inspired Weddings” and showcased some of his amazing arrangements.

7 Our contributing floral expert Matthew Robbins signed copies of his new book “Inspired Weddings” and showcased some of his amazing arrangements.

Valery Joseph Salon gave makeovers to some guests.

8 Valery Joseph Salon gave makeovers to some guests.

They also shared hairstyle ideas for wedding-ready blowouts and updos.

9 They also shared hairstyle ideas for wedding-ready blowouts and updos.

I love these photo gifts created by Pinhole Press.

10 I love these photo gifts created by Pinhole Press.

Nutritionist Keri Glassman, who is featured in the winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, shared some great advice with brides.

11 Nutritionist Keri Glassman, who is featured in the winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, shared some great advice with brides.

These wedding-themed bottles of wine from Swanson Vineyards were a favorite.

12 These wedding-themed bottles of wine from Swanson Vineyards were a favorite.

Anthony Logistics had a great kit full of skincare products for men appropriately called “Here Comes the Groomed

13 Anthony Logistics had a great kit full of skincare products for men appropriately called “Here Comes the Groomed" for the fiances in attendance.

Okamoto Studio built this exotic ice bar for the event.

14 Okamoto Studio built this exotic ice bar for the event.

These products from Say Cheese Paper Props would be a great addition to a photo booth for your wedding.

15 These products from Say Cheese Paper Props would be a great addition to a photo booth for your wedding.

Guests enjoyed the photo booth provided by wedding photography company Love Images. Here they displayed some of their work.

16 Guests enjoyed the photo booth provided by wedding photography company Love Images. Here they displayed some of their work.

Dr. Anne M. Chapas gave skin assessments to attendees.

17 Dr. Anne M. Chapas gave skin assessments to attendees.

Cake baker Ron Ben-Israel displayed these China-inspired cakes from the Winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

18 Cake baker Ron Ben-Israel displayed these China-inspired cakes from the Winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

After the event winded our team celebrated the success with the always-fun Ron Ben-Israel! From left: Style Assistant Colleen Banks, myself, Special Projects Editor Anthony Luscia, PR Manager Lauren Rich, and Editorial Assistant Erin Furey.

19 After the event winded our team celebrated the success with the always-fun Ron Ben-Israel! From left: Style Assistant Colleen Banks, myself, Special Projects Editor Anthony Luscia, PR Manager Lauren Rich, and Editorial Assistant Erin Furey.

Links:

Laura Geller Makeup

Blooming Quill Calligraphy

Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart

One Girl Cookies

Valery Joseph Salon

Martha Stewart Fine Bone China

Keri Glassman

Pinhole Press

Swanson Vineyards

Anthony Logistics

Okamoto Studio

Say Cheese Paper Props

Love Images

Dr. Anne M. Chapas

Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

Comments (5)

  • The event was fabulous! Thank you Darcy for being so gracious to Loreen and me. We look forward to having our paths cross again real soon ....maybe at BHLDN Chicago opening! Check out Reenie Rose Facebook page for a really nice picture of you and Loreen. Thanks again!

  • Dear Martha and Darcy,
    Many thanks for Stopping by my Booth! I so enjoyed meeting you!
    Check out my Flowers @ http://www.NewYorkHORTCouture.Blogspot.com
    MArtha Granddaughter was Darling.\
    Best
    Nancy Swiezy

  • Thank you so much, Darcy & Martha, for hosting such a beautiful event. Your list of vendors selected for the event were top tier. We enjoyed being a part of it! We look forward to next year.

    @http://heatherbarranco.com

    Regards,
    Heather Barranco Dreamcakes
    Cake Designer

  • [...] finally have time to share some  ”sweet” photos with you from The Wedding Party hosted by Martha Stewart Weddings and The Wedding Library at The New York Palace Hotel. It was [...]

  • Looks like so much fun being surrounded by all these talented people.
    Wish I could be there.. Doing a makeover, eating tiny cupcakes while looking at beautiful wedding dresses. Perfect!

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