As most of you already know, this past Saturday I attended one of the most FABULOUS wedding events around. It was, of course, the “Wedding Party,” and it was bananas. I’ll be presenting new photos and inspiration from the event every single day this week. Let’s begin, shall we?
Commencing with our star players: the event was hosted by Claudia Hanlin and Jennifer Zabinski, the two lovely, remarkable women behind the Wedding Library, a chic wedding research boutique located on NYC’s upper east side.
Before I go on, I’d first like to extend my sincerest gratitude to Claudia and Jennifer for having me – the event was INTOXICATING (more on why I chose that word, in a later post) and I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the experience, from start to finish. (Truly, it was the best way I could have imagined spending my birthday!)
The Party, which began at 10:00 in the morning and lasted well into the afternoon, felt like it whipped by, due in large part to its uber-jam-packedness (yes, a made up word) with delicious goodies, jaw-dropping style, incredible people and breathtaking inspiration. If you weren’t there, well, you’re probably going to regret it once you see the myriad photos I took of everything the event had to offer.
After Claudia and Jennifer welcomed everyone, they handed things over to the one… the only… Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings.
Darcy has quite a presence. She’s all sorts of charming, a bit self-deprecating and, most of all, brilliantly in touch with the wedding industry’s freshest trends and the bride collective’s deepest decorating desires. I eat, sleep and breathe Martha Stewart Weddings, both print and net, yet still found myself hypnotized by the engaging musings and dazzling imagery delivered by this maven of matrimony.
Here, she shares with us the unexpected beauty afforded by an ice sculpture:
Here, a lovely tablescape:
Here, she speaks about the wedding of stationer Cheree Berry:
(Click here and here for loads of Cheree Berry wedding inspiration.)
You’re going to LOVE what’s in store this week… and I kinda can’t wait to share it all with you. Here’s a sneak peek…
It’s gotta be in doses, however, because I’ve got a LOT to post. I put my camera battery in a sleeper hold and didn’t let up over the course of nearly five hours. Thank bejeezus my friend brought along her own, or I might have been that blonde girl openly crying in the second row during the Vera Wang runway show.
Fortunately, it didn’t go quite like that. Instead, I snapped a bazillion photos, all beginning with this one:
Just wait until you see the rest.
Oh, and it’s not just gowns I’ll be posting… though the rush one experiences at a Vera Wang runway show is likely comparable to that achieved in summiting Mount Everest (I wouldn’t know firsthand, but it’s probably accurate).
I’ve got dessert tables that tantalize, wedding cakes coated in buttercream, colorful crafts for the creatives out there, and so much more.
So I’ll see you back here, soon, for the next installment!