Friday, July 29, 2011

The Wedding Writer

Susan Schneider, three-time Executive Editor of Elegant Bride, Modern Bride and Bridal Guide, has come out with a novel of the likes of "The Devil Wears Prada" but for the bridal set. Yes, I read it in two sittings. I invited my editor pal over to the Wedding Library to dig the real dirt, but she swears it's all a work of fiction.

I say buy it immediately if you are getting married, intend to get married or ever were married. (Furthermore, if you're in the industry it's simply irresistible.) Perfect for the deck chair, with margarita in hand, poolside in East Hampton. Ahhh summer reading.....
Learn more about it here or The Wedding Writer can be purchased here. And read about Susan's visit to the Wedding Library in her own words, here!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wine country inspiration shoot

The amazing Anne Sage styled my dresses for a blissful wedding shoot in Northern California wine country. See the whole story on
Keepsake gown
Oyster chiffon one-of-a-kind dress

Monday, July 25, 2011

Charming Seating Charts

I wrote about it on Martha Stewart's Bride's Guide today, and reiterate it here. Escort cards are tried and true, but seating charts can be useful, especially for a complicated floor plan. Laura Hooper has made them charming, too. These pretty maps can be customized to any theme and I think are particularly creative when you have table names instead of numbers. And they make a great keepsake remembrance of all the guests at your wedding.

Gruber Photographers

My friend Terry Gruber has been working on his web site and facebook page and he's ready for us all to like it! And as a ridiculously marvelous incentive, he's offering a day of photography sweepstakes for "liking" his facebook site. It's worth about $12,500!!! I like it, I like it!

So, give it a whirl and like it too:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Summer Woodland Table

I created this table to show a client and love the way a strong linen can make such an impact on a simple design. Recently I found this invitation on the web and eureka, I knew it would be the perfect mate to the table setting.
I wish I were throwing a woodland party to use these ideas!

Friday, July 22, 2011

New things.

The machines are humming, scissors are snipping and things are busy, busy here in the studio. Dress orders for summer weddings, and finishing up a really exciting custom gown. Also: designing my new collection! Can't wait to show you more...stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Butterflies Galore

A client of mine will be getting her cake from her venue, and she is concerned about the in-house artistry as she'd like her design to be similar to this cover of Martha Stewart Weddings. I promised to decorate the cake personally if the in-house baker couldn't do it, but then I stumbled upon Wedding Star. I was planning to search out butterflies in different sizes and hues (or call my friends and Martha Stewart to find out how it was done). But now we don't have to!
Getting a cake with your venue is a great perk -- but often my clients are worried that the execution may not be exactly as they pictured it if they could choose their own baker. My advice is to show the in-house baker lots of pictures of what you're looking for. Look at their work and make sure they are up to the task. If not, adapt your design to suit their style. If you don't like their sugar bows, use real ribbon. If their sugar flowers are not delicate enough -- use real ones. And if all else fails, go simple and classic.
Kit by Wedding Star
Cute execution also shown by Wedding Star -- love the combination of sugar flowers and butterflies

Friday, July 15, 2011

Interview on Feather Factor.

The lovely Katherine does a great interview series on her blog, Feather Factor. She recently asked me a few questions about my work--you can read the whole interview here.