Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Party Season is here!!

With the holiday season in full swing we are all, throwing, being invited too or attending a holiday party. Whether it is your company party or you are looking to spread some holiday cheer with friends here are some holiday party ideas.

- Think Theme and not just Christmas - Perhaps if you are on a budget host a dessert party. Desserts are so decadent looking and really can be d├ęcor themselves. Find a great venue where you can have a dessert cafe and offer, music, lounge furniture and desserts every where and of course specialty drinks and coffees to finish the party off.

- If you are looking to do a small gathering in your home on a budget then think of wine and cheese party Ask each guest to bring a bottle of wine. Then, purchase some artisanal cheeses, and you've got everything you need for a wine and cheese party. Dont forget some breads and fondues too!

- Perhaps holiday drinks are in order which then would be perfect for a Holiday Cocktail party with a variety of specialty drinks and appetizers to match.

- Family Holiday Game Night - Invite the family over with a variety of board games and make it a fun filled evening of scattogies, Pictionary and scrabble....Perhaps Maybe make it a tad harder and have all the games only based on the holiday appropriate answers. Don’t forget the popcorn, snacks and hot coco for the kids.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

My Big Fat Jewish Wedding Bridal Expo - Free Tickets for brides!

My Big Fat Jewish Wedding Expo will take place Tuesday, November 29th at the Grand Prospect Hall at 263 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn from 6 to 10 pm. It will feature vendors offering the full spectrum of Jewish wedding products and services. The Event will be 100 percent interactive and a prospective bride or groom will be able to actually try out different options. Some examples: caterers will create sample dishes for perspective clients, while florists will design custom centerpieces.

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This year, for the first time ever, Park Slope, New York, will play host to a mega Jewish/Kosher wedding expo, an event titled 'My Big Fat Jewish Wedding.'

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton, two of America's most high profile newly-wed brides were wed in Jewish ceremonies peaking national interest in the culture, customs and traditions of the Jewish wedding ceremony. Even the wedding of the year, Will and Kate, some speculated, had strong Jewish links!!

Discover why the average Kosher wedding costs between $33,000 and $56,000 - close to double the amount a non-kosher wedding would cost. *

Some unique Jewish Wedding expenses: Personalized Yarmulkes for all the wedding guests, $3 to $44 each. The officiating Rabbi - $500 to $1500 and up. A wig for those brides who cover their hair after marriage - up to $6,000. The Ketubah wedding document. $2 to $4,000 and up.

In New York, thousand's of lavish Jewish wedding celebrations take place yearly. These Kosher affairs usually take months of preparation, including anxiety ridden trips to dozens of caterers, bands, photographer's, florists, jewelers and more in order to plan the perfect wedding. Avi Werde, president and founder of the Jewish Wedding Expo says that "This is Meshugah" and that's why he's throwing a first of it's kind interactive Jewish wedding expo in Brooklyn's Historic Grand prospect Hall.
The event will feature vendors offering the full spectrum of Jewish wedding products and services, but Mr. Werde - aged 23 who started his business career in finance at the age of 16 before moving over to kosher catering and then launching his event planning company at 21 years old - is quick to point out that this will not be your average expo fair, "the event will be 100 percent interactive, a perspective bride or groom will be able to actually try out different options, caterers will create sample dishes for perspective clients, florists will design custom centerpieces, and everything under one roof."
The expo will feature amongst other things; A wedding gown fashion show, live music by Jewish wedding bands competing for clients, photographers taking pictures of shopping lovebirds, with instant results and a resident psychologist giving tips on how to manage pre wedding stress.
"Brides and grooms will be able to build their dream wedding from the ground up, all in one evening. the interactive experience will take away the guessing, so you will know exactly what you'll be getting" said Werde.

'My Big Fat Jewish Wedding Expo' will take place on November 29th at the Grand Prospect Hall From 6:00 pm to 10:00pm
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Shoe Inspiration

Now I don't know a girl who doesn't love shoes!! I saw this posted on a very chic and whimsical facebook page that always post all things pretty (Calligraphy by Jennifer) and she had this album of amazing shoes!! I just couldn't pass the opportunity up to share with all of you. A bride’s style is present in every single detail of her look hair and makeup, to the accessories, including fabulous shoes! While the wedding dress may remain in classical light and pure shades, the shoes can add a dash of color and character to the entire look! I love shoes that is in line with a wedding color scheme.

While looking at these shoes I was immediately inspired to start looking at wedding gowns then to 2nd wedding gowns that would look wonderfully paired off as you dance the night away. I started thinking how some would be good for bridesmaids and picturing their dresses. Then to the flowers, lighting and decor...Its amazing how one thing can set the spark and give you inspiration to visualize a whole event!

Happy Planning (and now day dreaming about Jimmy Choo's and Valentino's thanks to me!!)

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A New Spin on Flower Girls

Now with all the hype of the Royal Wedding over everyone is looking for new inspiration and added twists for their own wedding. It seems like these days more brides are looking for unique ways to show off their bridal party and instead of the traditional bouquet flowers have some added accessories from clutches, parasols, to fans to hold walking down the aisle!

Check out this new idea for Flower Girls... Would definitely make for a great photo opt!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


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Monday, May 2, 2011

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

United States gets a Royal Wedding

April 29th, 2011 was a day in history as the 2 billion people around the world got up early or set their DVR's to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and his new bride Catherine Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The days the leading up to it we all patiently waiting to see the what the Royal dress would look like. I have heard both positive comments and some of those who were a bit disappointed as they were looking for something more over the top. Personally, we loved her look and dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. She was the essence of simply elegant and natural beauty. She brought her own style to traditions to royalty truly making her a modern day princess.
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