January 30, 2012
Inside The Wedding Party Event
Posted by Darcy Miller
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.
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.
2 Tie Crafters, one of our favorite sources for custom accessories for the groom, presented some of their work.
3 Carrie and Janet from Laura Geller provided beauty tips for brides.
4 Blooming Quill Calligraphy showed off their beautiful work.
5 Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart provided brides with information on our exclusive destination wedding packages.
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.
7 Our contributing floral expert Matthew Robbins signed copies of his new book “Inspired Weddings” and showcased some of his amazing arrangements.
8 Valery Joseph Salon gave makeovers to some guests.
9 They also shared hairstyle ideas for wedding-ready blowouts and updos.
10 I love these photo gifts created by Pinhole Press.
11 Nutritionist Keri Glassman, who is featured in the winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, shared some great advice with brides.
12 These wedding-themed bottles of wine from Swanson Vineyards were a favorite.
13 Anthony Logistics had a great kit full of skincare products for men appropriately called “Here Comes the Groomed" for the fiances in attendance.
14 Okamoto Studio built this exotic ice bar for the event.
15 These products from Say Cheese Paper Props would be a great addition to a photo booth for your wedding.
16 Guests enjoyed the photo booth provided by wedding photography company Love Images. Here they displayed some of their work.
17 Dr. Anne M. Chapas gave skin assessments to attendees.
18 Cake baker Ron Ben-Israel displayed these China-inspired cakes from the Winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.
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.
Laura Geller Makeup
Blooming Quill Calligraphy
Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart
One Girl Cookies
Valery Joseph Salon
Martha Stewart Fine Bone China
Say Cheese Paper Props
Dr. Anne M. Chapas
Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
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