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Best Of: Views & Clicks

Our blog After YES, Before I DO and Everything In Between has become an awesome medium for all of us at The Bridal Party and for all of it's readers/followers/subscribers. And whenever I'm looking over blog stats, my favorite metrics for each post are the views and clicks.  So I decided to look a little deeper and share with you the posts that generated top results:

Inspiration Board: Plum Perfect
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May 7, 2009
Check out our latest inspiration board ... boasting a Rose Dust and Lavendar palette, another two of Pantone's chosen fashion colors for Spring 2009. This is the color scheme for the bride that truly wishes to set herself apart from the crowd. Soft, yet striking. And don't forget to add a little chocolate brown here and there!
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The honor of your presence is requested...Mr. President
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February 11, 2009
Don't forget to invite the President of The United States of America to your wedding! Although the chances of he and his w…

Weekly Wedding Eye-Candy: 10/28/09

Our Weekly Wedding Eye-Candy today features the recent wedding of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, which took place at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. 500+ guests attended this fabulous event and no detail went unattended.  Ivanka wore several pieces from her very own jewelry collection but she called on Vera Wang to create a one-of-a-kind gown, which was beautifully inspired by the gown Princess Grace Kelly wore to wed Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956. The gown was spectacular...as was the floral design, courtesy of none other than Mr. Fabulous himself, Preston Bailey! 
Check out this video of Preston talking about the experience of putting it all together.

Here are a few photos, most courtesy of Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography. Feast your eyes ...

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY

An "Office" Wedding

My friends over at cHill Weddings posted this video from The Office and I just couldn't resist the urge to repost. This parody of a wedding processional is hilarious. The part where the organist was given the "cut" gesture and the iPod was started literally made me laugh out loud.

Enjoy!


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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY

Had A Blast at BizBash

We attended the BizBash trade show yesterday in New York City, which is the event planner's favorite source for venues, caterers, rentals, entertainment, decor, banquet halls, audiovisual production, security, staffing, ideas, style, trends, industry news, planning tips and marketing strategies. It was basically like being a kid in a candy store (albeit the Javits Convention Center) for The Bridal Party, because we're always focused on staying on top of what's new and hot in our industry. Thus, we browsed, ran into old friends, met new friends and further developed a few already-existing vendor relationships.  And business aside, it's always fun to watch the performers, especially our favorite moving-table-ladies.

Here are a few snapshots from the show floor (courtesy of my BlackBerry Tour, since I left my camera at home):


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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY

We're Putting Down Roots!

As everyone's aware, there's no place like home...thus we're thrilled to announce The Bridal Party is in the process of opening doors to a brand new office/planning studio!

Our new space will provide a professional yet inviting comfort to our current and future clients. We've partnered with a close colleague/friend to bring forth a remarkable presentation, providing the very best to our brides and grooms to-be, such that it's an understatement to say we are truly overwhelmed with excitement.

While it's a little too soon to provide a confirmed open-date, being that there's still LOTS of work to do, we'll be sure to keep you posted.

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY

The Knot and The Runway

This year, The Knot will broadcast live from an unprecedented four runway shows, feature brand-new editor vlogs -- video blogs -- updated in real time, showcase more than 600 runway photos, stream a half-hour live recap special, and much more.

The Knot will double the amount of live coverage from last season as it broadcasts straight from the runways of world-renowned designers, including Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Jenny Packham, and Claire Pettibone.

The Knot Editor in Chief, Carley Roney, along with her team of wedding and fashion editors, will be on-site broadcasting live before the shows, providing unedited commentary and behind-the-scenes excitement, followed by the debut of the designer’s new collection. This event will bring all the glitz and glamour of the runway directly to brides in real time.

Kicking off Saturday, October 17, at 11 a.m. ET on TheKnot.com, Claire Pettibone presents her Spring 2010 Bridal Collection from NYC hot spot Buddakan in the heart of the tren…

Strike a Pose, There's Nothing To It...

So, it's no secret I'm a BIG fan of PosePrints and it's likely due to Jen & Denise always coming up with new and unique options for personalizing all of your stationary needs for special occasions (save-the-dates, baby shower invitations, thank you cards, etc). But this time, they've unveiled something just for fun: PosePrints MyPose for Facebook!  Now, you can create your own PosePrints caricature and post it on your and your friends' walls for all to see. Create your MyPose now, save it and then get the code you'll need for posting it to your Facebook profile.  It's really easy, as you can tell by my own MyPose, to the right.

P.S.  If while having fun creating your MyPose you decide to make a purchase, don't forget to use our special coupon code "BRIDALPARTY" for 10% OFF your purchase, courtesy of The Bridal Party LLC and the ladies of PosePrints.

Enjoy!

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRID…

Four Feet, One First Dance

A couple's first dance tends to be one of the most memorable parts of their wedding. But sometimes, two very different tastes in music make it difficult to chose the right tune. DailyCandy has developed the cutest first dance helper that comes in the form of a grid. Consider using this if you get into a bind. It'll also steer you away from the "At Last's" and "Unforgettable's" by suggesting a few 'off-the-beaten-dead-horse ditties.'

Enjoy and have fun!
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*first dance photo above courtesy of Matthew C. Wright Photography
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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY

Weekly Wedding Eye-Candy: 10/14/09

Our Weekly Wedding Eye-Candy today features a Nigerian wedding exquisitely photographed by Kevin Jairaj, an internationally award-winning photographer based out of Dallas, Texas. This gorgeous wedding was set in London, England, and the crisp delight captured in each photo blows me away. Although subtle, I think I'd have to say my favorite thing about this group of photos are the faint glimpse of the Houses of Parliament in the background on a couple of images ... especially the endearing photo of the bride's Louboutins. Genius!

Feast your eyes ...

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY

Meet Martha!

So, this time her appearance will have nothing to do with weddings, but it's still the opportunity of a lifetime. If you're in the area ... go meet Martha!

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY

The Bridal Party's In-Store Event w/ Macy's

Yesterday afternoon, The Bridal Party and Macy's teamed up to throw a Quinceañera Planning Party!  Some may not have known The Bridal Party does more than just weddings, but in this day and age since planning coming-of-age events are very much like planning weddings, of course we do!  After all, Quinceañeras (coming of age ceremonies/events held on a girl's fifteenth birthday) and Sweet Sixteens take as much time, organization and planning as weddings in so many ways, and we had a blast!

We partnered with floral artisans A Touch of Elegance in addition to our favorite linen companies and of course Macy's, to create four tablescapes for Quinceañeras and Sweet Sixteens which we set-up in the Juniors section of the store at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey.  The themes we designed were "Cinderella/Fairy Tale," "Easy, Breezy, Beautiful...Cover Girl," "Princess and the Pea" and "Marie-Antoinette."  Everyone LOVED our displays, in ad…