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Welcome, 2010!

HAPPY NEW YEAR & CONGRATULATIONS to all newly engaged couples. 2009 was an extraordinary year for so many wonderful reasons and we are sincerely thankful for The Bridal Party's growth, achievements and of course the happy couples we've helped down the aisle to marital bliss. Here's a short recap of our year:

WINTER 2009 - The Bridal Party ran its first bridal giveaway, kicked off our ultra-popular blog series Weekly Wedding Eye-Candy, invited friends and supporters to follow us on Twitter, added our blog After "Yes," Before "I Do" & Everything In Between to NetworkedBlogs and donated our Full Service wedding planning package at the Red Carpet Annual Tied to Greatness™ Fundraising Celebration.

SPRING 2009 - The Bridal Party won WeddingWire's 2009 Bride’s Choice Award™.  Also, our Autumn Candlelight newlyweds, Shakira & Jason, were featured in JET Magazine and we had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Colin Cowie, who later graciously decided to link and list our blog as a noteworthy blog on his website.

SUMMER 2009 - The Bridal Party turned "2," our blog was voted a WeddingChannel Bridal Blog Finalist and we were also featured in New Jersey Life Weddings magazine.  We also announced the upcoming opening of our new office/planning studio.

AUTUMN 2009 - The Bridal Party teamed up with Macy's to throw an in-store Quinceañera Planning Party, tablescapes, fashion show and all.  We were also named a 2010 pick for The Knot's BEST OF WEDDINGS!

I, along with all of our supporters, anxiously await the possibilities of 2010. Our work in designing Extravagant Experiences & Stylish Soirées continues ...

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY


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