April 13th, 2014

Make-Up Only at Soho’s New Pucker BRIDAL BEAUTY

Ladies, hang onto your compacts –  We just discovered Pucker, New York City’s newest makeup-only studio which just opened in February in SoHo.   It’s like Dry Bar — which offers blow dry services exclusively, except Pucker offers make-up application! So this is the perfect place to look perfect before going out on the town. 

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A collaboration between renowned celebrity makeup artist Julio Sandino and business-savvy mom Hiyam McKelvey, Pucker, at 129 Grand Street, offers  a chic, two-floor studio as the perfect place for bachelorette parties, bridal parties and everything in-between. 

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Beyond doing away with the awkwardness (and pushiness) of a department store makeup counter, Pucker has many other fabulous attributes:

·         It’s affordable. Each session (including those with Julio) costs only $50

·         The studio is open and spacious with plenty of room to relax and have a cocktail before and after services

·         Pucker features eight individual makeup chairs as well as a downstairs Dressing Room. The dressing room includes private changing rooms, lockers for clothing storage, a restroom and shower

·         The downstairs also boasts a large vanity mirror area stocked with tools and hair items needed to primp or touch up

·         Last but not least: a selfie studio.  Yep, a permanent, private room set up with professional lights (no gray pallors here) for the sole purpose of selfies! 

For ladies who want to kick off their wedding day at Pucker, the Pucker team will provide a special experience that will make the best day of a bride’s life even more amazing.  (Off-site wedding packages start at $100/person, plus reasonable expenses for travel).

Of course, appointments are a MUST — 212-334-3690 (and ask about make-up classes, coming soon!)

March 4th, 2014

Save the Dates: Bridal Reflections Trunk Shows! FASHION FRONT

Save valuable time and money by shopping for your wedding attire at a Bridal Reflections trunk show — the only trunk shows you will need in order to look amazing on your wedding day!  And look at how many options there are in March — just be sure to make an appointment in advance:   

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Fifth Avenue Salon  260 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10001  (212) 764-3040 – See more at: http://gettingmarriedonlongisland.com/2014/01/upcoming-trunk-shows-at-bridal-reflections-fashion-front/#sthash.eHQEGPRQ.dpuf
Fifth Avenue Salon  260 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10001  (212) 764-3040 – See more at: http://gettingmarriedonlongisland.com/2014/01/upcoming-trunk-shows-at-bridal-reflections-fashion-front/#sthash.eHQEGPRQ.dpuf
Fifth Avenue Salon  260 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10001  (212) 764-3040 – See more at: http://gettingmarriedonlongisland.com/2014/01/upcoming-trunk-shows-at-bridal-reflections-fashion-front/#sthash.eHQEGPRQ.dpuf

Fifth Avenue Salon  260 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10001  (212) 764-3040

3/7-3/9 Angel Rivera
3/14-3/16 Yaki Ravid
3/14-3/16 Rene Ruiz Evening Wear
3/20 Boutique De Voile- Headpieces, Veils and Accessories
3/21-3/23 Victor Harper
3/28-3/30 Ines Di Santo

Carle Place Salon  80 Westbury Ave | Carle Place, NY 11514  (516) 742-7788

3/7-3/9 James Clifford
3/7-3/9 Jim Hjelm Occasions Bridesmaid
3/21-3/23 Alvina Valenta Bridal
3/21-3/23 Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid
3/28-3/30 Eve of Milady

Massapequa Salon  3 Broadway | Massapequa, NY 11758  (516) 795-2222

3/7-3/9 Maggie Sottero
3/19 Thomas Knoell Accessories
3/22-3/24 James Clifford
3/27 Boutique De Voile-Headpieces, Veils and Accessories
3/28-3/30 Tara Keely
 

February 27th, 2014

Say “YES” to Tina’s Dress & Win a Fab Prize! CONTESTS & GIVEAWAYS

Ladies, if you’ve ever wanted to have a say in which wedding gown the brides on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” pick, now is your sort-of chance.  Say “YES” to Tina’s Kleinfeld dress — Who is Tina?   She’s the bride of the Off-Broadway hit comedy, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, back in New York at Times Square as of March 13.  This is the original interactive theater production — it’s been around for 25 years!   And after a hiatus, it’s back in New York.  Get your tickets now — this is a super fun wedding ceremony and reception where the audience — you and your friends — are the guests.   You never know  which VIP you  might be sitting next to! (Could Martha Stewart or a NYC Housewife show up?)

So Tina needs a wedding gown, but which Kleinfeld gown to wear??

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Michelle Roth for Kleinfeld: Strapless lace A-line with gathered bodice and tiered lace and pleated organza skirt.

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Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld: Strapless sweetheart neck ball gown with pick-up skirt and lace beaded insert.

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MZ by Mark Zunino: Strapless mermaid lace dropped-waist gown with beaded and embroidered bodice.

 

Aren’t they ALL gorge??  To vote for your favorite, go  to the Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding website right now  — AND you can be part of a fabulous sweepstake at the same time.   The prize:  valued at several hundred dollars, a three-tier bracelet and necklace set, each piece complete with a Swarovski brooch, from custom headpiece and jewelry designer Boutique de Voile.

This sweepstakes ends soon so cast your vote right now! 

February 21st, 2014

Seth Meyers on Tonight’s “Say Yes to the Dress” FUN STUFF

As if we couldn’t adore Seth Meyers any more — tonight, on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” Season 11 opener, he makes a surprise appearance for a really special fan. 

Shealynn, a medic in the Army who was injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan, is trying to get a fresh start on her new life as she rehabs her injuries. While this special bride-to-be is in the process of finding her dream dress, she has no idea that things are about to get even better when the new Late Night host — who debuts tonight as well — surprises her at the end of the appointment, just in time to help her say ‘yes to the dress’!  Here’s a sneak peek….

February 20th, 2014

Save the Date: Bridal Showcase at The Inn at New Hyde Park IN THE NEWS

Brides, this just in from our friends at The Inn at New Hyde Park :

The Inn at New Hyde Park Presents the Winter 2014 Bridal & Event Vendor Showcase

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Date: 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time: 

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: 

The Inn at New Hyde Park

214 Jericho Turnpike

New Hyde Park

See the latest & greatest for brides at The Inn at New Hyde Park’s FREE Winter Bridal & Event Vendor Showcase. Featuring cutting-edge ideas and entertainment options for a truly unique and innovative wedding!

Attend for a chance to win the following prizes:

FIRST PLACE: After-Party with a DJ

SECOND PLACE: “Neptune’s Bounty” featuring Clams, Oysters & Shrimp

THIRD PLACE: Chocolate Fountain

Reservations required: (516) 354-7797  www.innatnhp.com

 

February 19th, 2014

Bakery Bling for Your Long Island Wedding DETAILS & IDEAS

Ladies, take a look at this — Ashleigh Malangone, a talented, Long Island-based  handmade vintage wedding accessories designer, makes crystal and/or glass beaded embellishments and appliques to instantly bling up an ordinary wedding cake!

These fabulous cake accessories are ordered by the yard or by the piece (applique) Here’s how it works: brides ask their bakers how many inches in circumference their cake tiers are and they then order from Ashleigh accordingly.   She hands over the bling to the baker, who easily adds the pieces to their cake design. Simple!

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It’s fun to mix and match the cake accessories and note: she’s open to accepting custom orders as well.  All of the accessories are sold here and here.   (Prices vary)

February 17th, 2014

Register Now — Wedding Salon! IN THE NEWS

Are you still unsure about where to go for your honeymoon?  Are you thinking about having a wedding away from Long Island?  Then you have to register right now for the Wedding Salon’s upcoming Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Salon!   It’s on March 3rd from 4-8 pm at:

The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street, New York
This showcase will offer you a fantastic way to meet representatives from the likes of Resorts World Casino Bimini, Dorado Beach – a Ritz Carlton Reserve, Iconic Weddings, Sandos Hotels and Resorts and many more, so you can discuss your plans and ideas directly with the experts.

To register, just click here.   There will be some great surprise giveaways, such as a raffle from Greater Fort Lauderdale — Win a two night stay at B Ocean!

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Well, now you can!!  Greater Fort Lauderdale has some amazing giveaways that they will be offering at our Destination Weddings & Honeymoon event on March 3rd! Make sure you stop by and sign up for one of these fun raffles!

Win a two night stay at B Ocean in one of our Captivating guest rooms.

- See more at: http://www.weddingsalon.com/blog/#sthash.fqYKfp36.dpuf

January 25th, 2014

News 12 Long Island Elisa DiStefano Shops for the Gown FASHION FRONT

We’re following News 12 Long Island reporter Elisa DiStefano’s exciting wedding plans, and it seems she’s come to a screeching halt.

When it comes to the gown, saying “yes” can be a really stressful experience.  What if you just don’t know what sort of gown you want?

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What we always suggest first is to flip through bridal magazines and rip out anything that catches your eye.  Look at websites and print out gowns that you love.  Place all of these into a folder, and before you step foot in a salon, sort through them by style.  Be discretionary and toss out the ones you think won’t really work for you.   Then, bring the folder to the salon, so your bridal consultant can have a clear and visual feel for what you like.

And here’s our advice to Elisa and for any of you who are currently under duress due to the dress:

1.  Keep comfort in mind when trying on dresses. This is something you’ll be wearing for hours on end so if you’re not 100% comfortable in strapless clothes or in body-hugging shapes (mermaid gowns) for example, stay away from those when shopping.

2.  Consider your personal style; do you see yourself walking down the aisle in a fairy-tale Cinderella ballgown such as the one Elisa is trying on above, or in a sleek, modern sheath?

3.  Think about your body type and what works best with it.

Once you’ve thought about these, it will be easier to go into the salon and request certain types of gowns, instead of trying on a wide-ranging gamut of designs, which can be really confusing.

What do you think?  Any advice for Elisa?

January 24th, 2014

Bachelorette Private Party Tours in NYC FUN STUFF

If you want to party it up in New York City for your bachelorette bash but don’t know exactly where to go — check out Take Me Out, a tour company that handles all of the work for you — your guide will select the hottest clubs, make reservations, drive you and your friends in a limo and basically get you past the bouncers and in the door.  The total VIP treatment! 

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Recently ranked number one out of 704 places on Trip Advisor for the best nightlife attraction, Take Me Out provides nightly tours to all of the best cocktail bars, nightclubs, pubs and restaurants in New York City.  They currently offers five existing tours on their roster, but also offer custom events.  Guests can expect on average three stops per tour and each starts from $100-$150 per person. Tours run most nights of the week, starting as early as 5pm, with most starting around 9pm.   

Ori Mor started TMO’s nightlife tours in NYC with a first-of-its-kind Prohibition Tour in 2012. He has been exploring the city’s alternative nightlife scene for over 5 years and leads guests to the most unique and unknown locations.

January 22nd, 2014

Ask Jody: Bachelorette Party in Eastern Long Island

Elizabeth, Long Island
 
Q:  Hi, I am planning my cousin’s bachelorette weekend for this coming May or June 2014.  She was thinking we could rent a house and then go to a vineyard. I was wondering if you could give me any good suggestions of places to stay and go.  Maybe we can do a vineyard during the day but still go out somewhere at night.  Any suggestions you have would be appreciated! I have never been to the Hamptons before so I am completely clueless!  Thanks!

A:  Thanks for writing! You will want to book accommodations for your cousin’s bachelorette party asap! The month of May kicks off wedding season, as well as the summer season on both the North and South forks of Long Island.  But instead of the pricey Hamptons, we think Greenport is your best bet.   There is easy access to the North Fork vineyards from there, as well as a lively nightlife and great restaurants!  I would suggest looking into the Cliff Side Condos for accommodations.  Each condo sleeps six, and has a kitchenette and balcony overlooking the Long Island Sound.  There is also an outdoor pool on premises. This waterfront resort is about a mile from Greenport. You can contact a local limo company to arrange for a vineyard tour during the day, and then head to Claudio’s Clam Bar for some drinks and dancing!  Another option:  East Wind Inn and Spa.  They can help you make all of the winery arrangements and even set up shopping at the nearby Tanger Outlets.   Unwind afterwards with spa treatments…