Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Newport Wedding Planner in the Fairfield County Look

We made it in Fairfield County LOOK - November 2008 Issue
It was a great night!

Happy Thanksgiving !

Pearls and pins could make heads spin!

The classic string of pearls is ...Oh so Jackie!
So follow Jackie's lead and were it in your hair!
It may bring out the inner flapper in you.
Perfect for a wedding at Astor Beechwood, don't you think?

Pearls from Urban Outfitters
Jackies Pin from

Monday, November 17, 2008

I Married A Angel... Jackie Kennedy's Frist Dance Song

A short film on the Kennedy Wedding found on

A tiara for your cake?

I enjoy mixing it up when designing flowers and cakes by adding beads, pearls and or hand sculpted flowers.
But I loved this use of a headpiece on a cake!

By maples wedding cakes

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving New England Society

This year’s theme for the New England Society's Thanksgiving Gala was the Cornucopia. I added brass flowers donated by Marie Courant.

Much Thanks to:
Lyann Marie Courant

My boutonniere model is the talented and handsome artist Eric Dever

The New England Society in the City of New York
My dear friends Sara Hunter and Gail Gaston

Wedding Podcast Network

I thought I would republish this podcast for it has a lot of interesting information about Newport. Meet the Masters Special Edition - Getting Married in Newport, RI
At Wedding Podcast Network

Port ... Starboard!

Need I say more!

Sea Joy

I found this charming poem by Jackie Kennedy when she was just ten years old.

Titled "Sea Joy."

When I go down by the sandy shore
I can think of nothing I want more
Than to live by the booming blue sea
As the seagulls flutter round about me
I can run about when the tide is out
With the wind and the sand and the sea all about
And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish.
Oh – to live by the sea is my only wish.

It's so interesting that she found a fellow who so loved the sea as much as she did.

Jacqueline Kennedy's Wedding Bracelet was designed by JFK and Jackie together before their wedding in 1953. Jackie contributed the pearls and diamonds, while John added the two nautical ropes, representing his family's love of the sea.

From the Kennedy Library
Bracelet found at A Newport Affaire

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Ultimate Groom’s Cake

Do take that cake topper lying down!
What a fun cake made by Antonia Davis of

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

America we have come so far...

Congradulations to Barack Obama

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer....."

A most wonderful speech about the last 100 years of our nations history. One reason I love in Newport is due to the American history it offers me. If you have a chance to go to the Newport Historical Society and take a walking tour. You can learn not just a lot about Newport, but so much the about the history of our country.

And the dress ....well not so wonderful.

NewYorkCity.Weddings Angel Orensanz NYC

Click On the Photo to inlarge!
This was such a creative event for me. creating the Walkers Shortbread wedding cake for Rebecca and Glen was a great joy!
Many thanks to Walkers Shortbread!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Made by Sam Godfrey, who is apparently Oprah's cake designer!

Dragonflies OUT.... Butterflies IN

I went to The Table Top Show and Every thing was adorned with butterflies!
Look for them this spring Or may be even in your hair !
Italian Elle 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fruit and Flowers for a Harvest Wedding

I did this arangment last year for the New England Socity of New York at the St Regis Hotel. I used cream, coral, soft green and red roses, rose hips, berrys, red apples, green pears, lemon leaves and cranberry crystal bling for fun. I love using fruit with flowers together its charmingly autumnal and It can stretch your flower budget as well !!

Be your own Sylvia with the help of Amy!

Not everyone can afford a Sylvia Weinstock Wedding cake.
But with the help of Amy at the Suger Flower Shop, you can have the look of one!
Amy makes hand made molded, life-like gum past flowers and leaves.
So you can customise a home made or bakery cake just like the pros.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Clearly Chivari

This style of Ballroom chair is called a Chivari.
You can order them in array of colors.
But my favorite is this clear one that looks like sea glass!

Hello Kitty!

Perfect for that kitty loving a flower girl.
Just too cute!


We have had over 3,000 down loads!

Hoopskirt101(c) is the girlfriends guide to wearing a very large wedding dress.
This "How To" video is dedicated to my next Newport bride.
And Yes she will be wearing a very BIG dress next year!