Saturday, October 18, 2008

Is Martha giving someone a killer cake?

I got totally excited last night when I saw this post on Darcy Miller's blog for Martha Stewart Weddings, The Bride's Guide:

Pretty much all of those things describe me (and the f), so of course I had to leave a long comment.

It seems to me like they're going to make one lucky bride the recipient of an awesome wedding cake - maybe by Wendy Kromer, Martha's co-author of the wonderful wedding cakes book? And it also seems like said bride will get to be on the show.

Pick me!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Free tickets to the Wedding Salon in NYC

I've been engaged for almost 2 months now, so it's about time that I go to one of those bridal expo thingies, right? I've read about a number of these and I've usually rolled my eyes at them...seems like a bunch of annoying brides who are there to one-up one another while sizing up everyone else's engagement ring.

Funnily enough, I'm going to TWO of them next week. Fear not, I have not gone crazy (yet), both of them are free - there's no way I'm ever paying to go to one of these things. I'm just going for the free stuff - champagne, cake, and gift bag. Might be amusing to check out the crowd and perhaps I will get an idea or two for event design, etc., but I've already gotten most of the ones I want from the wedding blogs I've been reading for months and also my overactive yet lazy brain.

Anyhow, let's get to the point - one of the events next week is the Wedding Salon, which claims it is "the world's first luxury wedding showcase, featuring must-have products and services for the sophisticated bride and groom." (That is verbatim from their website, I did not make that up.) This "luxury wedding showcase" is on Wednesday, October 22nd from 3 pm - 8 pm at the Prince George Ballroom, which is located at 15 E. 27 Street. (Luxury indeed...the 3 pm start time says to me that the people they want at this things have so much money they don't need to work. I, a mere mortal who must work a day job, will be there, fashionably late, at 6 pm.)

Here's the link to the event that includes vendor info - I have to say there are some good vendors:
  • Ceci NY - because their invitations are pretty awesome, except for the over-the-top ones that require massive deforestation for a set of 100 invitations
  • hypnotiq - because nothing says luxury like mystery-flavored blue liqueur
  • Maybelline - because everyone can afford Great Lash
  • - because being a bride means that you have the unequivocal right to be a total bitchbot to everyone who crosses your path, er, fails to recognize your vision
All snarkery aside, this might actually be an entertaining event, and hey, it's FREE.

Just email me at boldbride at gmail dot com to get a code for a pair of tickets ($50 value).

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I love CB2, Part 1

I knew I was in trouble the first time I picked up a CB2 catalog. CB2 is similar to their parent company, Crate and Barrel, in that their products are also modern and minimal, but CB2's wares differ from C&B's in that they are more whimsical and easier on the wallet. Affordable + adorable + awesome = love at first sight.

I've been eyeing these for a long time and I think I just might have to buy them for use as part of the decor for the reception site.

Teardrop beaker hanging vase

Teardrop hanging vase

Teardrop diamond hanging vase

Whirly hanging candleholder (silver)

Whirly hanging candleholder (clear)