October 6th, 2014

A Unique Take on the Bridal Bouquet, at Bridal Reflections FLOWERS

Long Island brides — I just attended the coolest event at Bridal Reflections’ Fifth Avenue Salon, where I met the fabulous event planner and TV personality, Diann Valentine.

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At the salon, she presented the Diann Valentine Signature Bridal Cuff, “to replace the bulky and often cumbersome bridal bouquet that repeatedly impedes the view of a bride’s gown,” she writes on her blog.  “Designed as an accent of flowers adorned with crystal beading, exotic floral, and elaborate details, the Bridal Cuff is worn as a hands free accessory that adds a modern twist to the longstanding tradition of a bridal bouquet.”

I must say, these are a pretty unique statement for the bride who really wants to do things differently.

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Are these for you?   Click here for more info.   And remember to make an appointment at your nearest Bridal Reflections salon for these great trunk shows!

Fifth Avenue Salon

10/15 Galia Lahav Fashion Show

10/16-10/19 Galia Lahav Trunk Show

10/23 Boutique De Voile- Veils and Accessories Trunk Show

10/24-10/26 Ines Di Santo Trunk Show

10/31-11/2 Victor Harper Trunk Show

 

Carle Place/Westbury Salon

10/10-10/12 Yaki Ravid Trunk Show

10/17-10/19 Legends by Romona Keveza Trunk Show

10/22 Boutique De Voile- Veils and Accessories Trunk Show

10/24-10/26 Enzoani Trunk Show

10/31-11/2 Eve of Milady Trunk Show

 

Massapequa Salon

10/16 Boutique De Voile- Veils and Accessories Trunk Show

September 18th, 2014

Some Bubbly for your Long Island Wedding DETAILS & IDEAS

Brides, looking for some unique entertaining ideas and cocktail suggestions for your wedding celebrations?

Prior to the actual wedding there are so many moments to celebrate – bridal showers, bachelorette parties or asking friends and family to be part of your special day.  MARTINI Sparkling Wines are a sophisticated and stylish option.  Available in a new fully sparkling Prosecco, a flirtatious Sparkling Rosé and a naturally sweet Asti, there’s a wine for every taste.

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And check out these adorable MARTINI minis as place-cards at a shower, or thank your bridesmaids for standing by your side with a bottle of MARTINI Prosecco.

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Try a few of these  Signature Cocktail Recipes:
MARTINI® Prosecco Bellini

2 parts white peach puree

MARTINI® Prosecco

Pour white peach puree into a glass. Top with chilled MARTINI® Prosecco and serve.


MARTINI® Mimosa

2 parts chilled MARTINI® Asti

1 part Orange Juice

Pour orange juice into a flute glass. Top with MARTINI® Asti and garnish with strawberry.

 

MARTINI Sparkling Lemonade

1.5 oz. Lemonade

3 oz. MARTINI Sparkling Rosé

Pour lemonade into a flute. Top with MARTINI Sparkling Rosé

 

 

 

September 16th, 2014

Save The Dates for Bridal Reflections Trunk Shows! FASHION FRONT

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Fifth Avenue Salon

 

9/12-9/14 Yaki Ravid Trunk Show

9/18 Boutique De Voile Veils and Accessories Trunk Show

9/18-9/21 Victor Harper Trunk Show

9/25 Renee Pawele Bride- Couture Bridal Accessories Trunk Show

9/26-9/28 Ines Di Santo Trunk Show

 

Carle Place Salon

 

9/12-9/14 Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid Trunk Show

9/12-9/14 Simone Carvalli Trunk Show

9/17 Boutique De Voile Veils and Accessories Trunk Show

9/19-9/21 Jim Hjelm Occasions Bridesmaids Trunk Show

9/19-9/21 Rina Di Montella Evening Wear Trunk Show

9/26-9/28 Ysa Makino Bridal & Evening Wear Trunk Show

 

Massapequa Salon

 

9/17-9/20 James Clifford Trunk Show

 

August 29th, 2014

Look Who Just Got Married! CELEBRITY WEDDINGS ON LONG ISLAND

A hearty hug to our friend Elisa DiStefano and her new hubby, Mo Cassara, on their wedding at Oheka Castle on Thursday, August 28, 2014!   Much joy and much love!!

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August 14th, 2014

Add Keurig to Your Bridal Registry DETAILS & IDEAS

Brewing up your bridal registry?   Make sure you include a Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System to your list!  It’s a must-have for every newlywed kitchen.

The Keurig Elite brewer brews a cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under one minute at the touch of a button. With the choice of three cup sizes, the Elite brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.

And Long Island brides, did you know that in addition to traditional black, this latest model comes in a slew of cool colors — Rhubarb, Patriot Blue — AND Coconut White?   We just love these!

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August 14th, 2014

Elegant Groomsmen Gifts DETAILS & IDEAS

Personal, elegant, functional and timelessly modern. Reclamation Etchworks‘ spirit decanters are the perfect groomsmen gifts.

Available in graceful, artisan-etched bottles for your bridal party’s favorite spirits — from vodka to bourbon or scotch and tequila —  each bottle can be custom engraved.

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Made from upcycled bottles, this is a sustainable gift that you can feel good about giving. Company founders Timothy Daw and Ethan Terry, veterans of the San Francisco cocktail culture with backgrounds in industrial design and mixology, collect bottles from the finest Bay Area bars and restaurants then laser etch them with a period-inspired Art Deco style. The effect is a truly unique and stylish gift inspired by the current cocktail craze with a nod to the craft’s origins.

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Reclamation Etchworks decanters are available individually or in two sets:

The Constance Foundation Set: this set of four identically sized bottles features the foundation spirits of many classic cocktails: Bourbon, Genìevre (Gin), Agave and Rhum. $99  Add personalization  $129

Individual Constance Style Decanter: a single bottle offering in the style of the Constance set, this elegant glass decanter is the perfect vessel to display and enjoy your favorite spirit. More choices are available including Rye, Scotch, Whiskey, Cognac, Pisco, and Vodka. $39.  Add personalization: $49

The Variance Set: this flagship set includes the four basic building blocks for many classic cocktails, each in its own uniquely sized decanter: Bourbon, Genìevre, Agave & Rhum. $199

August 13th, 2014

Get Married on the Stage of The Fantasticks! FUN STUFF

If you’re looking for a really unique way to get married (and not on Long Island), just take a short ride into Manhattan and tie the knot on the stage of one of the most well known musicals in the world, THE FANTASTICKSIt’s the world’s longest running musical, famous for its classic tale of true love—a modern twist on Romeo and Juliet.  Cast members will be marrying couples of all faiths & sexual orientations until September 5, 2014.

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After numerous proposals at the show over the years, the show’s producers have decided to go a step further and actually marry these couples at the show.  The wedding will include a reception space after the show and a complimentary bottle of champagne.

Performances of THE FANTASTICKS at The Jerry Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 8PM, Wednesdays at 2PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM and Sundays at 3PM & 7:30PM.  Tickets are priced at $76.50 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 212-921-7862, by logging onto www.Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Snapple Theater Center box office. A limited number of premium front row seats are available for each performance priced at $126.50.

August 13th, 2014

Fine Favors DETAILS & IDEAS

Those Jordan almonds wrapped in tulle?  NO.

Check out  Les Cinq Amandes the luxury confections designer featuring the finest European dragées, chocolates and custom gifts and wedding favors from around the world.   Order  colors to match your wedding decor, with oh-so-elegant packaging!  

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August 6th, 2014

Look Who Just Got Married on Long Island! LONG ISLAND WEDDINGS

We so congratulate Long Island’s top event planner, Michael Russo on his July 26, 2014 wedding at Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington, NY.

We adore everything about this…Our best wishes to the happy couple!

 

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July 30th, 2014

Wedding Toast with VOGA DETAILS & IDEAS

Looking for an elegant alternative to the standard wedding favor?  This vino is different.

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VOGA Italia hails from Italy, the country best known for producing some of the world’s best wine, as well as for its’ keen sense of style. VOGA Italia’s collection encompasses crisp, delicious wines thoughtfully packaged in a revolutionary designed bottle — a sexy and sleek glass cylindrical bottle featuring a unique resealable cap.

The collection retails from $5.99 to $15.99 and includes Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Moscato, Dolce Rosso, and Sparkling.   Best of all, it also comes in a personal sized “Baby Sparkling” wine  (187 mL), mini sparkling wine in chic packaging that makes for a perfect wedding favor.  It retails for $5.99 each — just tie a ribbon and tag and your guests are good to go!