Saturday, January 31, 2009

Did some one say...Tussey Mussey?


A tussey mussey traces its origins back to the castles of medieval times when these flower holders were used to carry fresh bouquets of flowers around the halls and rooms to get rid of that musty castle odor! During the Victorian era, tussey mussey bouquets were the rage for weddings, with delicate, lacey looking silver flower holders being very popular. Today, they are once again a beautiful way to hold a bridal bouquet. A tussey mussey also makes a lasting flower holder which can be used in decorating your home while continuing to remind you of you wonderful wedding flowers.

The are much small than standard bouquets, so they can save you money on your flower budget. If you purchase one with a stand, they could be used on the cocktail tables as well!

http://www.exclusivelyweddings.com $28.00
Newport Weddings

Champagne Taste on a High Tea Budget!


If you've ever been to an old-fashioned high tea at one of the top Hotels in New York or London, you know that it's an indulgently grand time. It's not every day that we get to gobble tea sandwiches and cute desserts in the mid afternoon. So a High Tea Wedding is a very classy to hold a wedding on a budget. One servers a variety of hot teas, finger sandwiches, scones, tartlets, petit fours and wedding cake. Traditional high teas start at 3:00 pm. If your Wedding Tea is planed to start earlier, make sure you offer enough savory selections to curve the appetite of your guest’s lunchtime palate.
You can still have all the wonderful iconic moments of a grand wedding at a High Tea.

Hire a string trio or a harp in place of a band. It will make your first dance quite special.

Your invitation can say, Ladies are invited to wear hats!
And the attire should be “Sunday Best”

Your flower costs will be minimal. Try a tussey mussey for the bride’s maids and a mint julep cups filled with flowers work well for the cocktail tables.

An open bar is really not necessary. One could serve sparking cider, wine or champagne for the toasts.

The “cut the cake” moment with your groom is a must!

One can toss your bouquet from a staircase or from the steps of the venue.

By changing into a going away suit, you can say fair well, or continue spending time with you guests after the tea is over.

Make sure you let people know the timing of event, so they can make plans for the latter part of the day or the weekend.

Friday, January 30, 2009

The First Sign!


The art just came back from Zebra Sign & Design
It looks great! Thanks Rich
www.thenewportweddinggallery.com
Newport Wedding

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bad to the Bowl....Sin Cakes

Really wicked cakes can taste... really really good!
Sin's cakes are made with the best ingredients...real cream, butter, dark chocolates, Dutch cocoas and real vanilla. Sinful cakes use just enough suger to bring out the real flavors. Cakes are moist and chocolaty, frostings are creamy and not too sweet, cheesecakes are infused with flavors, light and delicious. Based in Providence, but will deliver to Rhode Island, southern Massachusetts, Worcester and Boston.
http://www.eatwicked.com

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lilly Pulitzer invites you....


Lilly Pulitzer invites you to take a look at her new invitation line!
We may carry it at The Newport Wedding Gallery. It's about $20 for a invitation and response card. Interested in using it for your wedding ?
Send me a email
nancy@anewportaffaire.com
Newport Weddings

Friday, January 23, 2009

Newport's Winter Festival


February 13-22 2009
With over one hundred and fifty individual events, this Festival has become "New England's largest winter extravaganza." Alive with sparkle and excitement, the Winter Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, music, and entertainment, with fun for all ages. Sand sculptures, a Chili Cook-Off, city-wide Scavenger Hunt, and an Ice Sculpting Competition, a Children's Fair, and a Pizza Cook-Off are just some of the many colorful and exciting events that will captivate you.

Here Comes the Bride!


Just too sweet!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Black and White Cake?


Ok Ok
I know this is a bit silly ....but it's very cute with the Black and White Cookies!

His and Hers Black and White Cookies


A black and white cookie is a soft, sponge cake-like shortbread which is iced on one half with vanilla fondant, and on the other half by dark chocolate fondant. The black and white cookie, techinally a Drop Cake, not a cookie. From wikipedia
SO this cookie could be a mini wedding cake!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

White Tie Wedding Cakes




I was surfing for black and white wedding cakes and here are a few for fun!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Do invite the President to your wedding!


Did you know you can formally the President to your wedding? If you send an invite to the White House you’ll get a personal response signed by the president and first lady.

Mail your invitation to the Obama's at this address:

The Honorable Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama
The White House
Greetings Office Room 39
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Do allow at last 6 weeks for your response to arrive and be sure to include both your new and old mailing address.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My Hat's off to you President Elect Obama!

The last President to adorn a cylinder was Jonh Kennedy. Once the fashion at formal events, will our President elect Obama bring the tradition back?

Im so proud to be a American today!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Maria Pinto

















I was in Maria Pinto's showroom this fall with my friend Shelly Branch and saw the collection,
This white gown Is a stunner and the shawls...well just to die for!
I wonder if Michelle Obama will be wearing it at the ball?
I do hope so!
www.mariapinto.com

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Glamelia Bouquet



The first time I saw a Glamelia Bouquet was in the Flower shop of my old friend and client Reuven, from Flowers by Reuven in NYC. He was creating it for one of the national bridal publications. Each pedal out side of the single rose in the center, was hand wired to create the most beautiful bouquet. “ No one really knows how to do this any more, “ he said. It's fabulous old school artistry .

Friday, January 9, 2009

478 Thames Sreet the new home of The Newport Wedding Gallery

Im so looking forward to start working on the gallery! We have so many wonderful wedding artisans joining to show case their work.
See you on Valentines Day.
www.TheNewportWeddingGallery.com

Will You Marry Me?

I had a charming fellow call me to help him plan the big question.
Here are a few ideas to surprise the one you love!









Bride Wars


Anne Hornaday of the Washington Post minces no words: "This thoroughly joyless movie also possesses a deep nasty streak, making it loathsome when it might have been merely annoying."

Oh Dear... I guess I will go see Doubt!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009