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Thursday, April 30, 2009

COLIN COWIE'S FLORALS ARE BLOOMING!

Colin Cowie is at it again! He is just launching a new division- CCF, the floral division! Are these not the most striking florals?! Read more here about the new venture and what it means for all of you brides out there. Then, stay tuned for tips and trends in the coming days!!


The secret’s out -- you don’t need to have a million dollar budget to get a signature Colin Cowie look and feel at your next event. World-renowned celebrity wedding and event planner, Colin Cowie, has launched a new floral and event decor service under his Colin Cowie Lifestyle division. Colin Cowie Flowers will allow brides and hosts worldwide to access Colin’s coveted style without committing to the full coordination service that most associate with Colin Cowie Lifestyle.
After receiving hundreds of inquiries about lending their talents for just floral design and event décor, Colin Cowie Flowers was a natural extension for the company. Not previously available as a stand-alone décor service, through this venture, Colin Cowie’s celebrated style will be accessible to everyone hosting a wedding or milestone celebration.
“Flowers and decoration are the most artistic elements to any event and bring a party to life. Our floral designers will give you the look you want and work within your budget. Style is not related to money and you don’t need to have an extravagant budget to get a Colin Cowie signature event,” said Colin Cowie of his new floral division.
Colin Cowie’s design professionals give clients the most beautiful events imaginable. At Colin Cowie Flowers, his team works closely with their clients to create a unique vision and statement - tailored to their personal styles and individual budgets. Colin Cowie Flowers’ floral and event decorating services include:
Bouquets & Boutonnieres
Ceremony Flowers
Reception Centerpieces
Bar & Buffet Arrangements
Cake Table Décor
Linen Rentals
Prop Rentals
Specialty Rentals
Through their resource referrals, CCF will also guide clients to the best vendors in the industry, from invitations to catering, music & entertainment, photography, videography, hair & make-up, lighting, sound, party favors, tenting, specialty rentals, and ground transportation.

More on Colin Cowie Flowers
Cowie Flowers and Event Décor is a division of Colin Cowie Lifestyle offering full-service floral design and event décor for weddings, milestone celebrations and Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s. Each CCF event is unique and custom designed to suit the client’s style and budget. The scope of our service depends on each client's needs. Our designers meet with each client personally in order to create a custom look for the event. CCF is an event floral and décor company focusing exclusively on providing flowers and décor for events. Since we are not a retail florist, we don’t sell single arrangements or offer a line of arrangements that can be purchased and shipped. We are currently in negotiations with an on-line florist to recreate our designs in order to make them available as stand alone arrangements, which can be shipped anywhere in the country. CCF floral budgets start at $10,000 for an event in the New York City and Los Angeles areas. The majority of our clients look to CCF to provide full-service floral and event décor installations rather than just individual floral arrangements. The budget for events outside of New York and Los Angeles depends on what the client is looking for and where they are holding their event.Clients of CCF can be anywhere in the world, we work frequently throughout the US, Mexico, Caribbean and Europe, and are capable of designing and installing events at any destination a client may desire. For all CCF events, our team of designers will work with the client to come up with a look for their event and then CCF personnel will travel to wherever the event is being held for the floral and décor installation. In order to keep costs to a minimum, we like to enlist the services of local vendors to provide the infrastructure for CCF events. CCF and Event Decor officially launched in March this year. CCF differs from Colin Cowie Lifestyle in only one way, the client receives all the floral and decor look and feel of a full CCL event, but the actual running of the event and management of all vendors in the planning process and on-site is taken out of the equation. By the bride managing all of the vendors personally, she can save a lot of money.

A STARRING ROLL

Congratulations to Mary Giuliani- caterer to the stars! She has been given the honor of being named Modern Bride Trendsetter for 2009!! And, if you look at some of the delectable goodies here, there is NO question how she got the honor! Read the story below:

Caterer to the Stars Mary Giuliani Named a 2009 Modern Bride Trendsetter
(New York, NY – April 2009) Mary Giuliani, of Mary Giuliani Catering & Events, has been honored by Modern Bride as a 2009 Trendsetter and featured in their annual June/July Trendsetters issue, which has just hit stands this week. Mary was chosen for her outstanding creativity in catering and
unique food pairings. This honor marks her official debut into the bridal business as she joins the roster of talented pros who have made their mark on the wedding industry in a unique and lasting way.

Mary has quickly gained a loyal cult-like following and is making waves in the bridal industry with her signature “minis,” creative pairing menus and innovative tray design. She continues to expand her presence among high profile stars and the fashion elite. On any given night, she can be spotted pleasing the palettes of clients ranging from Bulgari, Cartier and Zac Posen to Sheryl Crow, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani, among many others.
















YUM! Best of luck to this lovely lady and many more accolades from the bridal industry!


BLOOMINGDALE'S GET'S MARRIED!






Get Married and Bloomingdale's have teamed up to bring you some exciting events! And, if you are lucky enough to be a bride in any of the cities below, get yourself there!! Expert advice, the best registry ever and contests galore!! What are you waiting for?! Here are the details:


The best in registry pairs with the best in wedding planning, offering brides a fun-filled evening, meeting industry experts and participating in registry-themed contests. Get Married, the only multi-channeled wedding resource with the most sought-after industry experts online (www.GetMarried.com) and on Lifetime Television, partnered with Bloomingdale’s as the exclusive media partner for select “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party events. Kicking off at Atlanta’s Lenox Square Bloomingdale’s location on May 7, 2009 from 6:00-8:00pm, Get Married will bring a camera crew to capture fresh content of brides and vendors. Get Married will sponsor three additional events at various Bloomingdale’s across the country through June.
Special guests for each event include DeAnna Pappas, co-host of Get Married’s show on Lifetime Television, who will facilitate the contests, which will focus on key registry areas—from bed and bath to tableware and travel accessories. Pappas will mingle with brides throughout the evening and offer personalized signed photographs. In addition, select Bloomingdale’s vendors will offer brides the latest registry tips and trends and showcase some of their most popular products.

“Get Married’s mission is to connect brides with the industry experts, and by partnering with Bloomingdale’s on these unique and inspirational in-store events, we are giving brides the best in registry and the best in wedding planning,” said Stacie Francombe, founder and president of Get Married and
www.GetMarried.com.
Each “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party event will include two contests, and participants will be selected among the event attendees upon sign-in. Contest winners will receive gifts from select vendors, as well as items provided by Get Married, including an autographed copy of Wedding Chic by Colin Cowie, celebrity wedding designer and host of Get Married. All brides attending the events will receive a gift bag.
“Our Wedding Party events have always been a huge success, and by partnering with Get Married, the experience for brides will be even more exciting. We invite all brides to attend and discover the latest bridal trends, explore our vast product assortment, and perhaps be profiled on Get Married’s show,” said Joanna Kartalis, director of The Registry for Bloomingdale’s.

Bloomingdale’s stores featuring Get Married-sponsored “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party events include:
Ø Atlanta, GA – May 7 – Lenox Square (3393 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta, GA)
Ø Boca Raton, FL – May 14 – Town Center (5840 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL)
Ø Orlando, FL – May 28 – Millenia (4152 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL)
Ø Chevy Chase, MD – June 4­– Wisconsin Place (5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, MD)


FAVORING THE GIRLS- FOR A GREAT CAUSE

Here is another wonderful way to make a statement with your favors. This organization helps girls and young women who have been expoited. It provides a safe place to stay, mentoring and educational resources and many other things to give these girls a second chance. Take a peek at what GEMS does and you will want to help!










And, don't forget the fabulous event on May 11 at Senses NY Salon!! Meet Stella Inserra and get some wedding tips, taste great food and win prizes. Contact Leora for the details and to register. All proceeds go to GEMS and the girls- and you will have a wonderful time!



CONSERVING ON FAVORS




Congratulations! Your wedding day will be unforgettable, making it the perfect opportunity to share your passion for the environment with your family and friends. In lieu of traditional wedding favors, honor your guests and “green” your wedding by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Amazon Conservation Association on their behalf. As a token of our appreciation, ACA will send you gift donation cards letterpress printed on sustainable bamboo paper, which explains how your donation has helped protect the Amazon and create a better livelihood for local communities. Please pass this opportunity along to your engaged family members and friends! For further details, please contact Gena at
info@amazonconservation.org
Is this not a great idea!? What a wonderful way to remember your guests and do something meaningful at the same time! Please go to http://www.amazonconservation.org/ and see where the money goes. If you are having a "green wedding", this is the perfect favor.

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS HAS NEWS!


Rachel over at Rock Paper Scissors is having a great launch incentive for her ew line of invitations! This line called Rock Paper Scissors A La Carte has letterpress invitations, as well as engraved wooden invitations. What a great idea, Rachel! so, place your order for these unique invitations by May 16 and maybe yours will become part of the new line- PLUS you get a discount! Thanks Rachel!
**Please mention this invitation to receive your discount.
**Offer does not apply to
rockpaperscissorsdesign.com
invitations.

**1 discount per person/event.

**The invitation set will be custom designed for the event and later
used as a design on
rockpaperscissorsalacarte.com when
it launches in 1-2 months.

A SAVVY SCOOP


OneWed has a great feature on it's blog Savvy Scoop that is called Savvy steals- and they are! So, head on over to Savvy Ssoop and see what all the deals are!


LELA ROSE WITH UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS

Lela Rose designs amazing gowns and now she is designing shoes and handbags too. The best news is that these are affordable, as well and accessable to any bride! Enjoy the video clips and then head out to Payless to see the collection.

Lela invites you into her studio where she gives Brides-to-Be fashion tips and advice on how to keep cool on the big day. She also speaks to the inspiration behind her new Unforgettable Moments by Lela Rose collection, a line of special occasion designer shoes and handbags available only at Payless ShoeSource. Visit UnforgettableMoments to view images and learn more about the collection. Most of the styles can be dyed in one of 64 colors hand-picked by Lela herself and prices range from only $45 to $50, which is perfect for those trying to still have some designer luxury (a personalized touch) on a recessionary budget.







AND SPEAKING OF INVITATIONS...



The Bee Paperie is the latest little gem of a company with the sweetest designs!! I just love the unique flair that Ann and Kristie put into their invitations. These are just two of the designs that you can choose from. So, pay a visit to The Bee Paperie and see all of the other designs. Thanks to Ann and Kristie for letting me know about them so I could pass it along!








HAVE YOU ENTERED? JEAN M WANTS TO KNOW!



















Big News! Time is running out!!! myjeanm wants you to know – the contest is now accepting photo entries and has sweetened the prize package with a honeymoon! Brides with wedding dates during 2010 have the opportunity to submit a photo and entry form to describe how she will make her wedding unique while showcasing her personality and her style. The 2010 Jean M Bride Search was announced on the Jean M website midnight central time on February 14, 2009 and will run through May 13, 2009, 4 pm central time.
The top 20 entries will be selected by the Jean M judging panel, and will then narrow to one Jean M Bride Search winner. The 2010 Jean M Bride Search winner will be awarded a prize package including:
*A honeymoon get-away of their choosing in one of nine hot destinations in three gorgeous countries
*$4,000 worth of Jean M wedding invitations and accessories
*An all-day consultation with Jean Anderson, founder and president of Jean M
*Her wedding details featured in the Jean M catalog and on www.
myjeanm.com
*A feature on a Get Married segment OMG My Wedding is on TV!, which is aired weekdays on Lifetime Television and at
www.getmarried.com
In addition to launching the 2010 Jean M Bride Search, the brand recently re-launched its website www.myjeanm.com. giving brides new options with hot paper colors such as pewter, stainless, margarita, cream shimmer and chocolate shimmer. New ribbon colors are also available as well as original and fresh new layouts such as art-deco, vintage, floral and hot-off-the-runway designs for a one-of-a-kind invitation. In coordination with the new site, a new catalog is available that continues the tradition of offering ideas to help brides pull her look together as well as DIY and new product offerings.
“We are excited to expand the 2010 Bride Search by offering brides a photo entry option, providing busy brides a quick and easy way enter to win this great prize package, which now includes a honeymoon!” said Jaci Christensen, Jean M Brand Manager.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

FLASHDANCE

Attention all of you hip West Coast brides! This guy is so COOL! His company is called The Flashdance and they do photography, music and photo booths. You can follow him on Twitter, be a fan on Facebook and DEFINITELY check out his web site and blog! I wish he was here in Philadelphia! He is awesome!!































Monday, April 13, 2009

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION










Senses NY Salon and Spa is having a party! And, it's all for a good cause. Here's your chance to meet the savviest people in the bridal business, taste amazing food and drinks, win prizes and get advice from Stella Inserra of Whose Wedding Is It Anyway! You can even have your free personal astrology reading from Ophira Edut resident astrologer on E! The Daily 10. So, for a mere $10 donation for the great cause GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, a non- profit that empowers and transforms women's lives by providing guidance, housing and programs for girls 12-21 who have been sexually exploited, you can have a fabulous evening of fun and get some great wedding advice besides. Here are the details:

When: May 11 6PM- 9PM
Where: Senses NY Salon and Spa
138 Fifth Avenue 2nd floor ( between 18th adn 19th Sts)
New York, New York
Cost: $10 Donation to GEMS
RSVP: savvyhavvy@gmail.com