Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Anniversary Adam and Alison!

Much joy on your first year of marriage!

Think about ReGifting Your Gown by Consigning, Recycling or Donate it!

1. Consign your wedding Gown to Wish Newport .Everything that can be sold should be sold. Your wedding was expensive so sell your things to a Consignment shop or even an auction site. Not only will you be making money, but helping out another bride who would not have the opportunity to wear a gown of your caliber!

2.Recycling a gown is great for green thinkers. If you’re into reducing waste recycling your wedding gown is a great way to go green. Your can also recycle other things from your wedding too. You might be surprised by what you find. By recycling you can turn that dress into a christening gown for a child, beautiful pillows for a friend, or anything else you can dream up.

3.Donate it! There are great organizations out there where you can donate your wedding gown. Goodwill will sell your gown to someone on a budget. Some organizations for Servicemen and women looking to get married before they’re deployed will take a generous gift like a gown. The last wish of a dying patient is sometimes to marry. What better way to have your gown re-worn then by someone in need?

A Very Long Train..

A bride I knew once asked for a very long train... well here it is.
All 200 meters of it!

Farewell to Ted Kennedy

As the last brother and the "Lion of the Senate" may his hope rise and his dreams never die.
Sail fast with God Ted, sail fast

Monday, August 24, 2009

Some thing Borrowed... Over 50 Something New... now at WISH Newport

Wish Newport now has over 50 new wedding dress!
Some never worn.

Some showroom samples.

So worth checking out!

A portion of the proceads go to Child & Family (C&F), where we strengthen families, their members, and the communities in which they live. Child & Family is a private, 501(c)3 Social Service Agency. Every day since 1866, members of the Newport County community have come together at C&F to receive help, to give help and to support the work of others. 365 days a year, C&F is working throughout our Newport County community to provide compassionate care to all those who are in need. With an outstanding reputation, solid financial history and exceptional professional staff, C&F is the oldest and largest social service agency in Newport County. It is where people turn for help with personal and family emergencies and crisis.

A Weekend of Coaching

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by matched and highly-trained teams of horses will return to Newport from August 20-23, 2009, in the triennial renewal of a Weekend of Coaching. The public will enjoy free viewing of the colorful and historic coaches every day, as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport Mansions, celebrating and preserving a century-old sporting tradition. Approximately a dozen coaching teams will come to Newport from around the country

I love this weekend in Newport !

As A Newport Wedding Planner...

As a wedding planner that lives in Newport R.I. I am so busy with my next Green Garden Wedding in Jamestown.
A Newport Affaire will have a few secrets to announce this fall!
I just cant wait to o share with you all.
New brides, New staff members and New products and services that reflect very...
Newportiant Weddings!

Hey Molly... Did you design these sneakers?

The Champion slip on sneaker provides the perfect blank canvas to design your true expression. Style and comfort make the Champion canvas sneaker an undisputable wardrobe essential for every woman.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rent a Real Deco Diamond Pendant Necklace from Adorn Brides

This Adkins Deco Diamond Pendant Necklace retails for $7,300.00 but you can rent the look for $190.00.
Celebritys have been doing this for years, with out the rental cost!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Did you hear Newport's Belle Mar is now adding a 30 % mark up if they recommend a vendor?

Or $500 fee if you want to bring your own Band, Photographer or Florist.

Gee.... Most wedding planners charge 10% or just a flat fee for their services.

Shopping around the Gallery on Newport's Thames Street

I found a great find at Erica Zap on Thames Street.
A fresh water pearl bracelet for $30.00

What a great bridesmaids gift!

Art Deco Cake Wrapper for a Flapper?

New! Unusual Art Deco design is laser cut into this cake wrapper to go around your favorite cake or cake stand. Coordinate this fabulous wrapper with our matching Art Deco Cake Top Stencil for a truly stunning result. Each wrapper package comes with 6, 8.5″ strips. Enough to wrap cake stands up to 15″ in diameter. For other stylish baking recipe, tips and ideas visit

Love the Macintosh Roses!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Inspiration .... Art Deco Weddings

Cake by Sin Deserts

Sunday in the Park with our Seating Charts!

Here are those pictures from our little table arranging party that we had in the front yard of our building. amazing how a little bit of wine, a few circle and square coasters and a couple of drum sticks can help make figuring out the arrangements that much easier!
We were done in less than 2 hours!

Molly and Gabe

See....Seating Charts can be fun!

A Newport Affaire travels to Miami

I am so over joyed to be the bridal advisor to my dearest friend Debra. We have put together a great vender list for her "A Team" Wedding. It's going to be Rock in Roll week with Molly and Gabe in Jamestown then Debra and Bret "At Home" in Miami!

Darling Dasies

Daisies - are such a underrated flower.
When used mass they have great impacted!
Perfect for a charming barn or tent wedding!

Life Gets Married

A great walk down memory lane of famous people and the traditional wedding icons we still use today.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pope Benedict bestowed upon Eunice Kennedy Shriver Dame of the papal order of St. Gregory the Great for her work with the Special Olympics

What are you doing to change the world?
Why don't you add a mitzvah or tithe to part of your wedding?

This Heavenly Photo by David Lenz
The Outwin Boochever Award

Friday, August 14, 2009

Farewell to Eunice Kennedy Shriver

July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009 she was a member of the Kennedy family and founded the Special Olympics in the 1960s as a national organization. Her husband, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., was the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election. Shriver actively campaigned for her elder brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during his successful 1960 U.S. presidential election. In 1968, she helped Ann McGlone Burke nationalize the Special Olympics movement.

Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger honored her parents by replicating their wedding cake at her wedding.
How are you going to honor your parents at your wedding?

Send Thanks from your Honeymoon!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Most Important 2010 Weddings to watch.. Prince Harry and Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Marie Trump Engament to Jared Kushner and Prince William to Kate Middleton will be the two most influential weddings next year. It's going to be exciting to see the choices they make and how it influences the northeast brides.

Its a Bag... No, It's a Bouquet... No It's... The Other Sisters Handbag Bouquet !

Inspiration...Dorothy Draper

Born to a wealthy and privileged family in 1889, in one of the most exclusive communities in American history, Tuxedo Park, Dorothy Draper was the first to “professionalize” the interior design industry by establishing, in 1923, the first interior design company in the United States, something that until then was unheard of, and also at a time when it was considered daring for a woman to go into business for herself.

"The Harbor Room" one of the three rooms I'm designing for a Retro 1920's Wedding will be in her honor.
Black and white strips,damask,chandeliers and over sized lamps will capture her signature look.

What's a girl to do with all those left over Wedding Photos?

A Photo Collage By Corie Blumstein
From $200-$400 It's a fun solution!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A History Lesson in a Wedding Cake!

Duke and Duchess of York's Wedding Cake

As doing research for My 1920's wedding I found this from the BBC.

My how cakes have changed!

Modern Table Lamps perfect for a Belle Mer Wedding In Newport R.I.

I found these Great Table Lamps for a Modern Club Stlye Wedding. The lamp shades come in Silver,Gold,White or Black.

$160 each to rent from the Newport Wedding Gallery
Optional Flowers can be added by your florist.