Wedding Planning: Cordially Invited Guests

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Cordially Invited Guest: Karon Viggiano

Today we have a special guest here:  Karon Viggiano, a licensed cosmetologist, is the owner of Hair Enhancement Studios & Permanent Cosmetic Make up Studio of NY.  Karon works with clients all over Long Island, often at Cactus Salon locations (she’s also toured with rock bands for their hair care needs and has done permanent cosmetics […]

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Cordially Invited Guest:

Today,  we thank the people at for this important and informative post.   These are the 10 most common wedding gift questions they receive, answered by the Gift Gurus at   And not only are they helpful for wedding guests, but also for you — the bride-to-be.   After all, you need to know what’s proper […]

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Cordially Invited Guest: Dr. Meghan O'Brien, Dermatologist

Skin care and facial treatments are a must for Long Island brides-to-be who want to look their absolute best on the wedding and of course, after, as well.  So today’s guest is Meghan O’Brien, a Board Certified Dermatologist at Sadick Dermatology, with offices in Great Neck and NYC. Q:  You’re a recent bride and board-certified […]

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Cordially Invited Guest: Alan Abrams Photography

Today’s guest is photographer Alan Abrams of Lindenhurst, lead photographer of Alan Abrams Photography, which specializes in Wedding, Portrait, and Lifestyle photography. Q:  You do a lot of Engagement Sessions, so let’s talk about why engagement pictures are  important for couples… A:  Aside from the obvious — couples get amazing pictures of themselves during this […]

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Michelle Kelly, La Piele

We can all use help with our skin at some point, but brides-to-be in particular who want to look radiant on their wedding day are especially in need.  That’s why today’s guest is expert Michelle Kelly, of La Piele in Huntington. Q:  What is La Piele, and how is it different than other spas on […]

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Lori Girl Creations

Today’s guest is Lori Miller, founder of Lori Girl Creations, based on Long Island.   Lori Miller is an interior designer who can work with engaged couples and newlyweds in creating their first home together. Q:  As an interior designer, can your skills be applied to design wedding receptions?  If so, how are you able to […]

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: A. Stan Wiest Music

Our guest today is Stan Wiest, President of A. Stan Wiest Music, based in Fort Salonga.   This wedding band entertainment company offers the original Stan Wiest Orchestra, plus an additional 17 Bands, Orchestras and D.J.’s to choose from. Q:  When starting to plan their wedding, what should couples consider in terms of hiring a DJ […]

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Marianne P. Libretto, L.M.H.C.

Our guest today, Marianne P. LiBretto, L.M.H.C., is a de-stressing expert.  Her practice, BioLogical Wellness, is based in Westbury. Q: As a stress management specialist here on Long Island, do you often work with brides-to-be? A: Yes, some have come to me specifically for stress management consultations through my health and wellness business.  Throughout my […]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Geraldine Daly, Arbonne International

Today’s guest is Geraldine Daly, Independent Consultant, Executive District Manager for Arbonne International.   While she is located on the North Shore, Geraldine visits clients all over Long Island and the outer boroughs. Q:  What is Arbonne exactly and how does it compare with other cosmetics lines? A:   Arbonne is a health and wellness company […]

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Cordially Invited Guest: Anu Karwa, Swirl Events

Today’s guest is Anu Karwa, Founder and CEO of Swirl Events, which offers customized, private in-home wine tasting with a fresh, hip spin. Anu knows everything there is to know about wine. Q:  Can you recommend any Long Island wines for a wedding reception that won’t break the couple’s budget? A:  The Pellegrini East End Chardonnay […]