The Best of Bridal Fashion Week

Bridal fashion week is very exciting for Wedding Salon as we are always excited to present bridal trends. We of course turn to our go-to resource and close partner BRIDES Magazine to help us highlight our favorites from runway bridal fashion so far. We would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below letting us know which of our favorites is your favorite!

Berta - Bridal Fashion Week Carolia Herrera - Bridal Fashion Week 2015

LEFT Berta Bridal - We have been following Berta bridal watching their climb to bridal fashion fame. Their dresses are known for their lace structures tailored to the classy yet sexy women of the modern day.
RIGHT Carolina Herrera - The new collection gives an ethereal vintage vibe. Wedding Salon is loving all the layered skirts in the collection.

claire-pettibone-wedding-dresses-fall-2015_015 Eve of Milady - Bridal Fashion Week 2015

LEFT Claire Pettibone - Wedding Salon not only loves featuring Claire Pettibone at our shows but we swoon over their unique and stunning over-the-top detailed dresses. Look at that peplum!
RIGHT Eve of Milady - Eve of Milady made  a huge debut in Kleinfeld stores and has become a brand to be known for gorgeous bodice structures and embellishments.

Gemy Maalouf - Bridal Fashion Week 2015 Marchesa - Bridal Fashion Week

LEFT Gemy Maalouf - Known for your sass and edge? If so, you are a perfect candidate for the statement look by Gemy Maalouf.
RIGHT Marchesa - The famous Marchesa never disappoints. Perfect for the feminine glam-a-zon bride.

Naeem Khan - Bridal Fashion Week Pnina Tornai - Bridal Fashion Week

LEFT  Naeem Khan – This collection is quite the eye catcher. There are so many elements of surprise in detailed accessories and gowns.
RIGHT – Pnina Tornai - Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld showed off a super sexy line of bridal gowns.

Don’t forget to check out each of the lines by clicking on the photos above.


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Friday Vendor Spotlight

IMW Photography
IMW Photography
The go to national photographer, for all you hopeless romantics out there. Don’t go crazy searching for the perfect gift- it’ll always be YOU! There’s nothing better than surprising your special someone with tastefully sexy photos that’ll last a lifetime. Make them fall in love all over again with IMW Photography.

The Glam App
This might be the beauty find of the CENTURY! The Glam App is an affordable on-demand beauty experience that provides luxury in-home services. Yup- you read that correctly, it’s like ordering a pizza but way BETTER!

LPA Video
Making wedding videos that you won’t only watch once, we promise. LPA Videos is New York  based and captures not only footage of the reception, but details of the entire day including interviews of the bride and groom.

El Conquistador
El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village is an incomparable paradise on the Island of Enchantment. Spread over 500 acres in a quaint fishing village of Las Croabas Puerto Rico. Our resort can be your private oasis away from the world for your upcoming wedding or social event.

Something Extra, Inc
One-stop shop for all New York entertainment needs.

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‘Laine’s Bake Shop
‘Laine’s Bake Shop is not your cookie cuter bakery, its so much more. Check out these corset cookies that she does for bachelorette parties!

Secrets Resorts & Spa
Secrets Resorts & Spas offer adults an extra measure of romance in exquisite settings, where everything is included, creating the perfect honeymoon for couples.

Aspen – Defy Ordinary
Perfect backdrop to any wedding! Please love the winters and summers, but in the fall when the leaves change you get photos reminiscent of “the good ‘old days.”

URE Events
As seen on TLC, Four Weddings, and TruTV, URE offers  unique, brilliant, and entertaining celebrations.

The Barn at Boyden Farm
Imagine standing surrounded by the beauty of the Lamoille River Valley of Vermont, hand in hand with the most important person in your life. Your vows are heard by your family and friends in the open-air post and beam pavilion

 Genisis Events

Genesis Events
Everything from DJ and lighting services to photo booths and live musicians, Genesis Events is the one stop shop for the best wedding entertainment of New York!

Beauty Entourage
New York Traveling Hair and make up team specializing in Formal event Hair & Make Up. We are your Glam on the Go with Beauty Tips and Advice for your Beauty Prep leading up to your special event. On the big day let our on site team specializing in formal event styling and make up beautify you!


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5 Unique Registry Ideas

These days more and more couples are moving and living together before their wedding dates – this means they have all those basic pots and pans that a traditional wedding registry is designed to help provide. Nowadays, registries act more like a collective envelope to gather the guests´ “gifts,” but it´s still a little awkward to ask your guests for money instead of say, another set of dishes. That´s why a new trend in wedding gift registries has appeared: married-couples-to-be opt to direct the cash they receive towards things that would be more useful to the couple in this day and age. Sites like Zankyou help these couples find alternative ways to invest the money that their guests give them – think of it like crowd funding tailored to personally fit you. Here are their top five suggestions on how best to re-invest your wedding gifts your way.

NizucDream Honeymoon Location Nizuc Resort & Spa in Punta Nizuc Mexico

 1.  Fund Your Dream Honeymoon

Have you been dreaming about some escaping to some exotic locale for your honeymoon, but can´t afford to after the wedding costs? Well, with cash gift list services like Zankyou, your guests can help you fund that dream honeymoon. You can customize the registry to include even the very smallest of details: list a romantic meal in Paris, a visit to Disney World or snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. You can also list different stages of a world tour and allow your guests to fund your exploration of Europe, Asia, South America, or Africa. The world is your oyster!

2. Fund Your Dream Car

The bride and groom exit the church under a shower of rice and petals, lovingly kiss their friends and family farewell and then hop into a beautiful car tagged “Just Married” and drive off with a trail of cans dragging behind. Usually, those cars are rented, but what if you could drive away in your dream set of wheels completely funded by the guests who just showered you with rice and confetti? Beats those monogrammed guest toilette towels, don´t you think?

Kitchen Remodel

Photo By Jason Jorgenson

3.  Fund Home Improvements

Let´s face it, a house is never finished – there´s always some type of home improvement that nags at our conscience. The couch has seen better days, the TV could always be bigger or perhaps you´ve always wanted a home theater, maybe your kitchen needs to be updated, or your house re-painted, the yard would look so much better with a gazebo or just some landscaping – and the list goes on. You may not need an extra Panini grill, but cash contributions from your guests that will allow you to shape up your home exactly as you want are a great modern twist on the traditional wedding registry.

4.   Fund Your Future

Have you had a student loan or a mortgage hanging over your head? It´s hard to imagine a future when you feel as though you’re already financially chained, but here your guests can help you, too – a cash gift can help relieve some of that burden and get you closer to financial freedom. If you´re looking to the future perhaps you´re hoping to save a little extra money to help with the down payment on a dream home, or to help secure a college fund for your future children. Whatever it may be, we guarantee your guests will feel all the more happy knowing they´ve given you a gift that keeps giving.

Brides Against Breast CancerWedding Salon’s choice for funding a good cause – Brides Against Breast Cancer

5.     Fund A Good Cause

Gifts are awesome. Who doesn´t like receiving gifts? It´s very easy to get carried away with gifts especially when you´re getting exactly what you want; however, are those things you want necessarily things you need? Many couples are opting for another wonderful option, which is to pay it forward and offer guests the option to donate to a charity and to give to those who are truly in need.

 What do you think of these unique ideas from Zankyou for your own registry? ZankYou is an amazing resource if you like the idea of a non-traditional registry!


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Friday Vendor Spotlight!

Happy Friday! We hope everyone had a great week and is looking forward to the holiday weekend!  We are less than a month away from our April 27 show in New York City!  If you are interested in attending, make sure to email Jesse@weddingsalon.com  and mention Friday Vendor Spotlight for a special offer!

Here our some of our favorite vendors we want to share with you this week:

Picsfly Photobooth~ If you have a special event that you want to liven up and have your guests leave your event with great snapshots, Picsfly Photobooth is for you! Entertain with fun prints, GIFs and more…picsfly

Troy Curtis Entertainment~ Troy Curtis Group provides an all around entertainment experience from DJs and live musicians to cirque talent and fire blowers. Some of their most well known clients include Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Colin Cowie, Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Binn (CEO/Founder of  Dujour Magazine), Brian F, and Desmond Child. You might also know Troy from touring the world and sharing the stage with musician legends such as Christina Aguilera, The Backstreet Boys, Cheyenne, and Celia Cruz, holding lead roles in off Broadway musicals, and starring in the American soap opera Guiding Light.troy curtis

The Hollywood Roosevelt~The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosted the presentation of the 1st Academy Awards in 1929 inside its Blossom ballroom. The Wedding Salon team had the pleasure of staying at The Hollywood Roosevelt last week, it was perfect between the  prime location, gorgeous views, and BRAND new remodeled rooms!hollywood-roosevelt

Half Moon, A Rock Resort~ Located in the parish of St. James on the north coast of Jamaica, Half Moon sits amidst a private estate of 400 acres. Whether you are planning your own wedding, a surprise engagement, a vow renewal, a secluded honeymoon or a special wedding anniversary, Half Moon is a truly breathtaking backdrop for occasions that are quite simply unforgettable.

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The Otesaga Resort~ Historic 4 star diamond resort on the lake of Otesaga in upstate New York. Perfect backdrop for a wedding!otesaga

Vicky C5~ Located in New York City, Vicky C5 does everything from eyelash extensions to lip tinting to makeup classes.  It’s your one stop shop for anything you need for your wedding day! vicky c5

Simply Love Films~ They want to reshape the wedding film industry by creating cinema that reflects who you are as a couple. Love is this absurdly wonderful, goofy thing; that proves to be utterly unique to everyone who experiences it. Shouldn’t something they create for you be the same?

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Jeremy Moss Photography~ Located in Chicago, they will capture your perfect day for memories you can hold onto for a lifetimejeremy moss

Kemi Designs~ Handmade, custom jewelry. Perfect for bridesmaids gifts! kemi

Quality House Wines and Spirits~ Quality House Wines & Spirits has provided New Yorkers with the world’s finest wines since 1934. Their expert advice, superior personalized service, and extraordinary selection proves that you can count on them for the perfect bottle to compliment your wedding day!wines

Big Dawg Party Rentals : offers the latest in “Table-Scaping” designs in New York.  Big Dawg clients  completely personalize a table design by working hand in hand with professional designers. Big Dawg “Table-Scaping” is the choice that transforms a lovely party to an unforgettable event that will be talked about for years to come.

big dawg party rentals

 


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Introducing Essie Bridal Collection 2015

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Essie Bridal Line 2015

A fairytale wedding is complete with love, the ideal mate, the perfect dress and most importantly, a flawless
essie manicure. Just as important as the dress she wears, the bride’s hands are an essential part of her look
– showcasing the symbol of wedded bliss, the ring. This year, in the spirit of old and new, essie is bringing
together a curated collection of six of their most adored (and adore-a-ball) sheers to go hand-in-hand with
six new shades that kick-off this year’s bridal season in celebratory style.

Like a bridal party of polishes, the essie bridal 2015 collection gives every bride – and everyone in
her party – the ideal accessory for every occasion and event, and of course, the big day. Elegant and timeless,
essie’s sheers and creams are the perfect fit for big dreamers and blissful brides who strive for flawless,
graceful looks. With 12 shades in total, the extended bridal palette allows brides to create a dazzling
match for any shade of white, cream, vanilla, antique, blush – the possibilities are endless!

Essie bridal line 2015

Brides to be all go through the inevitable pre-wedding jitters! That’s why a bachelorette party is a perfect
way to shake it off with the ladies – just brides no grooms. By the night of the rehearsal dinner, she’ll
know for certain that tying the knotie has been worth the wait. On the big day, she walks down the
aisle radiating allure from her gorgeous smile down to her perfect ballet slippers. mademoiselle no
more, today she’s the vanity fairest of them all. After the “I do’s,” isn’t it beyond adore-a-ball to see
the bride and her sugar daddy dancing cheek to cheek? As the happy occasion comes to an end, she
may just skip the cake and have hubby for dessert, instead. A bride gets what she wants, because you
know what they say: happy wife happy life. the end.

Available in April 2015 at essie.com, fine salons and beauty destinations nationwide.
Essie’s 2015 bridal collection includes 6 NEW shades with a bridal-inspired decorated cap!=

AND GOOD NEWS! Essie Bridal polish will be in our luxury swag bags at our upcoming NY showcase!


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The Wedding Salon Hosts Luxe Wedding Showcase at the Intercontinental Hotel

Wedding dreams came alive for hundreds of brides and grooms at Wedding Salon’s luxe bridal showcase on March 24th , 2015 at the InterContinental Century City, LA. The most prestigious vendors in the industry came together under one roof to assist couples in planning their upscale weddings and events.  All the gorgeous photos from this event were captured by Ara Images.

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DRESS = CLAIRE PETTIBONE TUX = COMBATANT GENTLEMEN  TABLE DECORE = FANTASTIQUE LONDON

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Wedding Salon ShowSuite - Combatant Gentlemen  Gown – Claire Pettibone

Upon arrival, brides, grooms, and wedding party members were greeted by models showcasing Claire Pettibone gowns and Combatant Gentleman fashions, both beneath a custom canopy designed by the renowned Designer Dana florist and event coordinator. Other bridal fashions, such as Winnie Couture and Aerithe graced the ballroom showcasing high end bridal fashions.

While Photo-matica, a modern social media enabled photo booth, captured the fun, Ara Images captured the high end event details. byDesign Films captured the event from start to finish, showing couples unique methods in capturing beautiful wedding moments.

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360 Vodka & Tequila Rose Drinks

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Winnie Couture

Other highlights featured at the show included:
• Meeting with Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kimberly Bosso (Airbrushing for Justin Bieber, Matt Damon, Zac Efron, Carmen Electra, Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana and more)
• Massages by Cienega Med Spa
• Event Design, Styling, and florals by Designer Dana and Lavender & Clove
• Tasty cocktails and beverages by BevMO!, Eternal Beverages, and Mimosas featuring ZICO Coconut Water
• Tasty treats by Stonefire Grill and House of AN
• Couture gown selections and informal modeling by Claire Pettibone, Winnie Couture, Aerithe, and Combatant Gentlemen
• Fitness regimens to shed for the wed, including Pure Barre Fitness
• Cutting edge flavors from Hansen’s Cakes (a Kardashian favorite), Sugarfina (as featured on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season), and PinkBerry
• An ultimate goody bag with luxury and popular essentials for attendees including Tan Towel, Gold Ink Tattoos, Mentholatum Anti-Aging Face Masks, Murad Intensive C-Radiance Peels, Essence Lip Liner, Incoco Nail Appliqués and more.

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Vendor showcase categories at the show included:
BeveragesBevMo! 360 Vodka, Tequila Rose and Eternal Beverages
Cakes and SweetsHansen’s Cakesoohlala delish dessert divasPinkberry, and Sugarfina
Caterers and VenuesHouse of ANInterContinental Century CityStonefire Grill and The Line Hotel
FloristsDesign RedefinedDesigner DanaFlowers by Leah, and Lavender & Clove
Gowns and Men’s Formal WearAeritheClaire PettiboneCombatant Gentlemen and Winnie Couture
Health and Beauty: Be Amazing Glam Squad, Bosso Makeup Beverly Hills, Cienega Med Spa, Dermalogica and TwoToneUmbrella
Invitations, Favors and GiftsAlbums RememberedBOXFOXJohnson’s PopcornRiley & Grey, and Social Savvy Invitation Studio
Photographers, Videographers and Photo BoothsAra ImagesbyDesign FilmsIsaac Matthew White PhotographyLight St PhotographyMelvin Gilbert PhotographyPhoto-matica and Studio i AM
Travel and Destinations: BlisscapeNizuc Resort & SpaRitz Tours, Inc. and Tourism Fiji
Wedding Planners and Event Management: Bridal and Event LoungeEvents by Adam Afara, and Fantastique London

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Thank you to everyone that came to the show it was a great success!

- XOXO, Wedding Salon Team


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