Sunday, June 29, 2008

Facial Clinics at Saks Fifth Avenue

During the month of July Saks Fifth Avenue at the Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, New Jersey) is holding multiple facial clinics, by appointment only. Remember, it is not recommended to have beauty treatments, especially facials, too close to your wedding day, so plan accordingly ... and enjoy!




La Prairie Facial Clinic
Wednesday, July 9
For an appointment, please call 973.315.1365

SKII Facial Clinic
Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13
For an appointment, please call 973.315.1373

CHANEL Facial Clinic
Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 24
For an appointment, please call 973.315.1366

Personal Makeup Lessons from Tarek Abbas
(Lancôme National Makeup Artist)
Thursday, July 17 from 11 to 5
For more information and to make an appointment, please call 973.315.1363

Estée Lauder Facial Clinic
Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19
For an appointment, please call 973.315.1362

Clarins Facial Clinic
Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23
For an appointment, please call 973.315.1256

Sisley Facial Clinic
Friday, July 25
For an appointment, please call 973.315.1238

Kanebo Facial Clinic
Saturday, July 26
For an appointment, please call 973.315.1352

(photo courtesy of Blanche MacDonald)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Exclusive Offers from The Bridal Party

ATTENTION BRIDES-TO-BE!
We always strive to make the journey to your wedding day a fun, easy, stress-free one. It's also always our goal to save you money. So, The Bridal Party LLC is offering its next new client(s) a couple of really special offers.

#1: $500 Towards a Bridal Gown & Accessories from Kleinfeld Bridal
Kleinfeld carries the largest selection of couture wedding dresses, designer exclusives, evening wear, headpieces and so much more. Without a doubt, this bridal salon is one-of-a-kind. You're guaranteed to fall in love with the perfect gown for you. Plus, trunk shows for Henry Roth (7/8-7/10), Anne Barge (7/11-7/13), Amsale 7/29-8/3) are fast approaching!

#2: $300 Towards any Band and/0r $150 Towards any DJ from Jason-Craig Orchestras & Entertainment
Jason Craig is one of the tri-state areas premiere entertainment groups. They make it easy for you to to personalize the mood and the melodies for your special day. Plus, the bands and DJs can accommodate events of all levels.

Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation today!

If you are unable to take advantage of these exclusive offers, please pass the word on to a friend, family member or co-worker getting married or planning an event.

(top photo: Edgardo Bonilla gown, photo courtesy of Brides.com)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Bridal Show for the ELITE

Tonight I attended The Wedding Salon's luxury wedding showcase at The Palace in Somerset, New Jersey. There was a chic, quaint Vera Wang fashion show as well as many wonderful musicians, decor designers, photographers and more featured. It's always a lovely show. I also had the pleasure of meeting several brides-to-be bursting with excitement. Congratulations again, Ladies!


Here are a few snapshots from the event:

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Summer Solstice means...it's my BIRTHDAY!

... and Happy Wedding Day to those of you tying the knot today!
Cheers!
Rashana

Friday, June 20, 2008

Why Just Have One?

Lots of brides and grooms are interested in having assorted flavors for their wedding cake. Usually, couples will opt to alternate flavors/fillings among tiers ... which can mean a larger cake. But, why not try multiple cakes? Guests will be treated to a variety of flavors as well as different culinary designs!

Check out these combinations for a few popular color palettes:

Chocolate / Deep Yellow
Burnt Orange / Red
Celadon / Pink
Lime/Mango
Cake Credits (left to right):
Top Photo: Confetti Cakes
Chocolate / Deep Yellow: Cake Girls (left), Blanchard's Bakery (right)
Burnt Orange / Red: Polly's Cakes (left), Montclair Baking (right)
Celadon / Pink: photo courtesy of The Bride's Cafe (middle), Cheryl Kleinman Cakes (right)
Lime/Mango: Cakes Unique (left), Gail Watson Custom Cakes (middle), Elegant Cheese Cakes (right)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Job Well Done

So, The Bridal Party's Fairy Tale Flutter Bride was finally "hitched-without-a-hitch" last night at The Madison Hotel. The bride, groom and myself worked together for 9 months planning this romantic Sunday-afternoon wedding which featured a garden/butterflies theme along with a latte/sky-blue palette and everything was beautiful!
Rashana w/ Fairy Tale Flutter Bride, bridal shower)

All involved did a phenomenal job. Special thanks to Jocelyn and Chavonne for assisting.

Stay tuned for photos!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tigerlilly Couture Bridal Jewelry

While browsing my filed accessory websites, I stumbled across one of my favorite jewelry design houses, Tigerlilly! This phenomenal company was started by Mandy Greenan, whose "idea" has grown into an established leader in the bridal accessory market just 8 years later.

Here are a few spectacular pieces I love:


1. Sage Hairpins (Swarovski crystal flowers on handmade sterling silver pins)

2. Trixie Birdcage Veil (Birdcage style veil with Russian netting, feathers, and Swarovski crystal accent)

3. Neve Tiara (Band of Swarovski crystals with a Swarovski chandelier octagon at center) ***This one's my favorite!

4. Fiona Headband (Diamond cut Swarovski crystals, can also be worn as a tiara, bun wrap, or converts easily to a necklace) & Satine Earrings (Swarovski crystal chandelier drops)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Photo Ops

One of the most common requests photographers receive from brides-to-be is "photojournalism." And what exactly is photojournalism? The American Heritage Dictionary sites the following definition:
Journalism in which a news story is presented primarily through photographs with supplementary written copy.
Of course a wedding isn't necessarily a "news story," but the idea behind hiring a professional who is apt to photograph your event in a candid, documentary style usually results in priceless photos that speak a thousand words. With that said, brides-to-be should be careful in trusting every photographer who claims to specialize in photojournalism or papparazi-style. Don't just take his/her word for it ... always ask for their thoughts on using a telephoto lens or long zoom ... ask about techniques for maximizing shoot lots ... inquire about their approach to taking photos without obviously raising the camera. And finally, take a look at their most recent work. Hopefully, you will find masterpieces like these:


Bebb Studios

Joe Buissink

Jerry Ghionis Christian Oth

  • Deluxe package from a photojournalist photographer, with all the fixins, to cover your wedding from rehearsal dinner to the last dance at the reception: $9,000+

  • Photos that will make your great-grandchildren feel as if they were in the front row as you said "I Do:" PRICELESS

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