June 29th, 2015

Beauty Bridal Party Gifts DETAILS & IDEAS

Looking for special bridal gifts?  We love these:  Sherri Ziesche, founder of San Francisco’s cool apothecary store on Polk Street in Russian Hill, has recently launched her own line,  ZIESCHE MODERN APOTHECARY.  The introductory line consists of three products:  hand and body wash, body lotion and bath salts —  ideal, elegant and useful gifts for the bridal party  and mother of the bride.

Retailing at $21.95 for the 8.5oz bottles and $32.95 for the 16oz bottles, each product is formulated with a nourishing blend of botanical ingredients, from the body wash that gently cleanses to the smooth and silky body lotion that is easily absorbed by the skin for long-lasting moisture, leaving your skin supple soft and glowing.


Sherri’s flagship store Beauty Company remains a local favorite in San Francisco’s storied Russian Hill neighborhood. Originally opening in 2002 as a place to introduce her clients to the unique beauty products she found in apothecaries in Asia and Europe. Today, Beauty Company occupies 4,000 square feet on Polk Street in the neighborhood and is regarded as a full-service beauty destination that provides 5-Star rated salon services and an amazing selection of the highest quality, locally and internationally sourced products.

June 26th, 2015

Get Your Wedding Gown at Auction! IN THE NEWS

Brides, the government is having a mega-sale on wedding gowns — that’s right, the U.S. government!

According to this NPR article,  the government is “auctioning off the contents of a bridal shop in Juneau, Alaska, that were seized by the U.S. Marshals service after the owner was sentenced for her role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Prospective brides can find gowns, women’s and men’s formal wear, and even a 3-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring.”  Wedding gowns start as low as $46!

Gowns for auction

Just click here and place your bid!



May 5th, 2015

Wedding Gown Trunk Shows FASHION FRONT

Brides, look at the great trunk shows going on at Bridal Reflections this month!

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For an appointment at the Carle Place Salon:
80 Westbury Ave.,
Carle Place, NY
5/8-5/9 Eve of Milady Trunk Show, Carle Place Salon

5/13 Thomas Knoell Accessories Trunk Show, Carle Place Salon
For an appointment at the Fifth Avenue Salon:

260 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
5/14 Thomas Knoell Accessories Trunk Show, Fifth Avenue Salon

5/14-5/17 Yaki Ravid Trunk Show, Fifth Avenue Salon

5/21 Boutique De Voile Accessories Trunk Show, Fifth Avenue Salon

5/19-5/31 Ines Di Santo Trunk Show, Fifth Avenue Salon

April 27th, 2015

Groomsmen Gifts DETAILS & IDEAS

Looking for special gifts for the guys?   Consider a K Kane  customizable graffiti tie bar.



This tie bar is designed to be customized with any words, in any handwriting. Pricing includes up to 40 characters.

Be creative! Engrave a favorite song lyric, personal motto, joke with friends…in your handwriting, your brother’s handwriting, your fiance’s handwriting…you can even use a pre-existing letter or note of importance!   Tie Bar measures approximately 2″long by .31″ wide; sterling silver pieces are oxidized (blackened) to allow the engraving to stand out.

Price: Sterling Silver $320, Rhodium Plated or Silver or 18k Yellow Gold or Rose Gold $360.

April 9th, 2015

Bridal Reflections Trunk Shows FASHION FRONT

Ladies, check out the trunk shows at Bridal Reflections in April!  Remember to make an appointment in advace….

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Carle Place Salon

4/10-4/12 Ysa Makino Bridal & Evening Wear
4/10-4/12 Donna Morgan Bridesmaid
4/17-4/19 Jim Hjelm Bridal
4/22 Boutique De Voile Accessories
Fifth Avenue Salon

4/17-4/19 Eve of Milady & Amalia Carrara
4/23-4/26 Galia Lahav
4/30-5/3 Ines Di Santo

Massapequa Salon

4/30 Boutique De Voile


March 13th, 2015

A&E “Married at First Sight” Returns for Season 2 IN THE NEWS

Now we know some — OK — many of you are obsessed with the A&E reality docuseries, “Married At First Sight” – in which matchmakers and experts match up a couple but they don’t meet until their actual wedding date!   Well, we have great news for you.   This extreme social experiment is returning for a second season on March 17 at 9 pm EST on A&E.

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To celebrate, some fortunate New York singles got together on Thursday, March 12 for a super cool event with New York Magazine and featuring A&E’s “Married at First Sight” matchmaking experts Dr. Logan Levkoff, Dr. Joseph Cilona and Spiritual Advisor Greg Epstein.

Using the matchmaking science behind the hit show, the experts behind the series united compatible couples for the first time at an exclusive “Matched At First Sight” blind date mixer.  Using a questionnaire created by the “Married At First Sight” matchmaking experts, singles provided in advance in-depth looks into their personalities and preferences, answering thought-provoking questions such as:

  • Who do you prefer to initiate sex & intimacy: you or your romantic partner?
  • Describe yourself when it comes to being neat & tidy in your home environment.
  • What adjectives would you use to describe your mother/father? From these traits, which do you differ the most fro

The  experts then  carefully culled through responses to identify matches for the event at Troy Liquor Bar, 675 Hudson Street at 13th Street.   The most compatible pair won an island getaway, putting the match to the test on the “Ultimate First Date.”   We can’t wait to hear if it’s a true match!


February 25th, 2015

Special Trunk Show Events, Bridal Reflections! FASHION FRONT

Long Island Brides — shopping for your dress?  Be sure not to miss this very special Bridal Reflections Trunk Show — By appointment only!


And mark your calendars for these  March trunk shows:

Carle Place Salon

3/4 Thomas Knoell Accessories
3/4-3/8 Galia Lahav
3/13-3/15 Lazaro Bridal
3/18 Boutique De Voile Accessories
3/20-3/22 Eve of Milady
3/20-3/30 CM Couture Evening Wear
3/27-3/29 Legends Romona KevezaBridal Reflections

Fifth Avenue Salon

3/5 Thomas Knoell Accessories
3/6-3/8 Victor Harper
3/12-3/15 Romona Keveza Couture Bridal & Evening Wear
3/18 Stephen Yearick Bridal & Evening Wear Fashion Show
3/19 Boutique De Voile Accessories
3/19-3/22 Stephen Yearick Bridal & Evening Wear
3/27-3/29 Ines Di Santo

Massapequa Salon

3/6-3/8 Blue by Enzoani
3/25 Boutique De Voile Accessories

February 16th, 2015

The Wedding Doctor Will Cure What Ails You IN THE NEWS

Stressed out?  You’re not alone.  In a recent Newsday Bridal Planner article, author Dina Santorelli interviewed Jocelyn W. Charnas, a Manhattan-based licensed clinical psychologist who received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Adelphi University. She now works with couples from the tri-state area on how to better cope with the stress and anxiety that comes with getting married.  They call her “The Wedding Doctor.”   Here’s a sample question from the article.  

Jocelyn Charnas is "The Wedding Doctor."

Jocelyn Charnas is “The Wedding Doctor.”


What is it about getting married that’s so darn stressful?

Engagement is a time of extraordinary transition and change. Every hairline fracture in a family dynamic has the potential to open up and intensify. It is like shining a giant spotlight on the most sensitive issues, such as family structure, including any divorces or strained relationships, family finances, and sometimes stark differences between families in terms of values and culture. As a rule, most people aren’t at their best when faced with change.

For more, click here.

February 13th, 2015


We totally love our friend Elisa and what better time than Valentine’s Day to highlight her dazzling, romantic wedding to Mo Cassara at Oheka Castle?

So go straight to Newsday for the scoop, but here are a few images  from Brett Matthews Photography that we adore:

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Elisa and Mo


January 22nd, 2015

“I Do” with a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks IN THE NEWS

Ladies, just heard about this new trend:  Couples are getting married at … Starbucks.   Seriously.


And we can’t even.