Friday, May 30, 2008

By the Sea... By the Sea.. By the Beautiful Sea

These beach umbrellas are so darling and at $2.00 a placecard ... What a Sea Side Treat!
Contact Kate At Katlem Design & Invitations
Phone: 401-608-2362
Katie M Design

A Socialites Place

Marie Courant is one of three legendary sisters known for their sense of humor,classic style and sophistication.
These unique ladies, once Newport socialites embraced a lifestyle that inspires the Marie Courant brand today.
Her niece Lyann Marie Courant now runs the company.

The Place card holders run $80 for set of 3.
the Short Center Piece $130
They come in Bronze,Copper and Pewter
To order contact

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Black and White Welcome Bags

These insulated welcome bags were such a hit in Blue and White, they sold out.
So here is the same bag in the black and white pattern..
$7.00 A BAG
To order 917 355 0689

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New England's Premiere Film Festivals!

June 3rd -June 8th experience one of New England's Premiere Film Festivals.
The 11th Annual Newport International Film Festival which will feature daily panel discussions with industry professionals, over 100 screenings of feature length narrative films, documentaries, shorts and an extensive children's program. Tickets and information can be found on the website.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

How to be Well- Heeled !

I meet Stacie Urbach president of Smart Heels yesterday.

What a great product!

You don't have to arrive with embarrassing with torn-up high heels any more.
Smart Heel stops damage to high heels caused from:
sidewalk cracks
car mats
oyster shell paths
subway grates
bar stools
So stay picture perfect for those red /white carpet moments
And for under $12.00 in clear and black .... With
You will be Well-Heeled!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Cool Sea Glass Chairs

These cool GloChairs is are so very cool.
The sea glass blue back is the perfect for a modern sea side wedding.
Lounge 22

Who did the flowers in the Movie Sex in the City? Tess Casey, Florial Desiger of the Month

I worked on a event for Classic Party Rental in NYC and got to work with Tess Casey of Aisling Flowers.

What a great gal and so talented!
I can't wait to work with her.

She specializes in camera-ready flowers.
Her company works closely with Creative Directors and Art Directors for film, television, commercials, print, and private clients. A hallmark of Aisling Studio is her ability to create the perfect arrangement for each specific time and place and budget.

Aisling Studio
Tess Casey

Tess... I look forward to seeing your work on the big screen May 30th!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Cake imitating Art with The Kiss

Gustav Klimt creates a curious and elegant synthesis of Symbolism and Art Nouveau.. He painted large ornamental friezes of allegorical scenes, and produced fashionable portraits, uniting the stylized shapes and unnatural colors of Symbolism with his own essentially harmonious concept of beauty.

What Artist will inspire your wedding cake?

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Newport Icons

My next bride and groom will be using 4 Newport Icons for their inspiration board.
A Sea Shell, Pineapple, Compass and a Sailboat. Each part of the stationery will have their own blue inked logo printed by hand-blocked letterpress.
These elements will be seen all thru the wedding weekend as well.

It going to be just charming.

What is your Wedding Icon going to be?

The Wedding Podcast Network Parties with Classic Party Rentals

My good freind Robert Allen from the Wedding Podcast Network came and reviewed the party I helped plan for Classic Party Rentals in NYC.. So many of my friends in the indusrty were involved.
Its a Great Pod Cast ...

Meet the Masters on Location - Flower & Food Design with David Tutera, Ed Libby, Chefs Thomas Preti and Olivier Cheng

Where: New York Showroom Classic Party Rentals where “Every Event is a Big Event”
Friend and colleague Nancy Swiezy invited us to a special industry event and we want you to be part of the excitement and get inspired with information from pros that have a pulse in the party business. Robert Allen, Executive Producer, takes us behind the scenes at the Classic Party Rentals NYC launch party with top chefs, caterers, & floral décor and event designers. With more than 25 years of experience, Classic Party Rentals is the nation’s leading full service event rental company.
Good-bye cookie cutter décor. Michael Miner, VP Marketing Classic Party Rentals, talks about his philosophy in the world of events and what brides have available to make their occasion great. Then Robert spoke with leading entertaining expert David Tutera. David tells us about his Enchanted Garden table – its color, texture, personality. David says a wedding has to tell a story with the elements of your wedding. Listen and learn about eclectic looks and David’s favorite color trend.
Tess Casey of Aisling Studio’s, designed three tables at the event, and talks about the fabrics, color palette and details that feature different themes, unusual elements, and accent ideas. Do you want an element of surprise? Are you trying to be a little green? PLUS Insider Scoop: Tess specializes in camera-ready flowers and works closely with Creative and Art Directors for film and television. She recently worked on the wedding scenes in the Sex and the City movie. She designed the wedding bouquet for Carrie. What flowers did she use? Want to find out the designer of the gown SJP wore? What should a couple know when starting their search for a floral designer? Tess gives her expert advice.
What’s the new white? Ed Libby, award winning event designer, presented two tables. The Bling table has sparkle! He has designed for celebrity clients including Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Robert DeNiro, Usher, and Diddy. Ed’s best advice: Marry a couples’ design fantasy with professional expertise so it’s a fun process.
Food is an element of décor and something to talk about. Chefs created culinary delights enjoyed by invited guests. Since founding Thomas Preti Caterers, Inc. over 20 years ago, Chef Thomas Preti has orchestrated thousands of events. Local, organic food is becoming part of the menu today. Current wedding trends in food are discussed with Kelven Book of Canard Inc. Recognizable foods with a twist are starting to be prepared to make it more special, surprising and appetizing. Signature cocktails are here to stay. Interactive food at weddings and social events is a winner. Olivier Cheng created a tasting plate of savory and sweet fois gras, a naked salmon station, and a liquid nitrogen station – cool idea! Are people harder to impress today? Does Olivier welcome the creative challenge? Are you thinking of a cocktail reception only? Olivier tells us that food can evolve at a party.
We end the podcast with Roberta Karsch of Resource One Inc., a custom designed table linen rental company. Learn about unusual objects that were used to bring the element of the unexpected to the party.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

May Day!

Spring is here in Newport . Don't you love this photo.
Why doesn't any one do this any more???