Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

And don't forget to join the Polar Bears on First Beach this year!
The plunge starts at noon.

See you on the Beach!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Newport Wedding Showcase

La Bella Bride Magazine presents The Newport Wedding Showcase

January 15~ Complimentary Saturday night networking party for brides and wedding professionals. Food, fun, dancing and silent auction to benefit A Wish Come True and The House of Hope
Overnight $119 room rates available at the Hotel Viking use code word Bella.

January 16~ Booth wedding showcase for brides to visit wedding professionals. All day strolling fashion show, couples lounge, fabulous prizes including 7 day Fort Myers beach getaway and more.
Booths still available at $995 per booth email:
Tickets for show are $5 each pre ordered now or $10 day of the show. To preorder tickets email: Call 401.946.0009

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How Preston Bailey Does Christmas!

Regifting Table Number Frames

These frames make the perfect table number menu card holders. They also can be "Regifted" after the wedding.
My Bride suggested a group table shot on one side and the couple on the other! Miranda Silver-Plated Spinning Frames $24.00 – $34.00

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas From Our White House Florist Laura Dowling (Recipe Included!)

Holiday wreaths

Apple and berry wreath
What you'll need

1 12 inch straw wreath form
Stem wire
Floral wire
Floral picks (4 inches)
35 small red delicious apples
1 bunch of red holly berries
1 bunch of red rose hips
Trailing English ivy


Pierce apples through the center with the stem wire. Working from side to side on the front of the wreath, wrap wired apples around the form, twisting tightly in back to securely fasten each piece of fruit. Cover the entire wreath form with apples.
Cut small bunches of berries and rose hips (about 2 – 3 inches in length). Wire the berries and rose hips to floral picks.
Add the bunches to the wreath, interspersing the berries among the apples.
Wrap trailing ivy in and around the wreath as a finishing touc

Monday, December 20, 2010

Meet the Masters Special Edition - Getting Married in Newport, RI

Your Wedding Destination: Newport, Rhode Island. Wedding Podcast Network is proud to feature information that will help you plan your wedding with style. Listen to our expert participants and learn about one of the most scenic places in the country. We talk with savvy Newport wedding planner Nancy Swiezy; two unique and beautiful venues to create your memorable event – Tim Thuell, General Manager of The Chanler at Cliff Walk and Susan Verge, Marketing Director Longwood Events’ Belle Mer; Howard Prince, owner Synergy Entertainment, Newport’s number one dance orchestra and Kathryn Farrington, Vice President of Marketing of Newport’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, tells us why Newport is such a popular destination with its breathtaking coastline, unparalleled history, mansions, sports and cultural resources. You and your guests will fall in love with the City by the Sea.

With twenty years experience in the industry Nancy Swiezy, founder of A Newport Affaire, believes in the importance of combining wedding traditions, family culture, lifestyle and design trends into your wedding. She will inspire you with signature details you can incorporate into your wedding festivities. Nancy describes the Newport bride and why Newport is such a great place for your wedding, honeymoon and any special occasion.

Are you a sophisticated society-style bride who dreams of an intimate wedding with classic elegance? The Chanler at Cliff Walk is an elegant historic mansion turned hotel where you will experience the very best of luxury and service. This is the perfect place for a wedding for 80 or fewer guests. Nick Vitale takes us for a tour of the romantic gardens and the beautiful rooms that are individually styled. Customized gourmet cuisine from the Spiced Pear, one of the area’s most acclaimed restaurants, makes an ideal choice for romantic dinners, sunset views and private events. Hear co-hosts Holli & Robert share their wonderful culinary experience firsthand.

Are you a chic modern bride who desires a look all your own? Belle Mer, Newport's scenic boutique event venue located on Goat Island, has combined Newport's timeless style with the contemporary energy and understated glamour for which Longwood Events is well-known. Belle Mer is New England's only independent event company to offer a palette of natural tones and whites as the backdrop for your celebration. Offering 14,000 square feet of indoor function space, combined with six acres of outdoor terraces on the edge of Narragansett Bay, Belle Mer allows for casual or elegant gatherings for any size group. Their resourceful team of designers, planners, chefs and event managers tend to every detail of your affair.

Synergy Entertainment provides a customized itinerary and music in every style. Their parties feature the best dance music ranging from the classics to the modern hits of today. Their talented male and female vocalists, piano and guitarist performers offer all styles and rhythms for the best party ever. Do you want Broadway talent or an after hours club environment? Synergy is ready to entertain you and your guests until the last dance is played.

Wedding Podcast Network is dedicated to helping you plan a beautiful wedding by connecting you with a variety of specialists that will make your wedding day extraordinary.

Promotional consideration was provided by The Chanler at Cliff Walk. We extend a special thank you to Mr. Tim Thuell, General Manager, for hosting Wedding Podcast Network with accommodations, dining and their on premise meeting room for recording this special podcast.
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Fashion Newport Style!

This was from The London 2009 Boat show. The must haves for ones clambake!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Build your own Step and Repeat!

Honeysuckle: The "IT" Color for 2011

Last year's Pantone color of the year was turquoise because of its calming effect (much-needed after a tumultuous 2009). This year, they're forecasting a way more vibrant color: Honeysuckle! According to Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues." It's already been on the red carpet and it's showing up in various of shades of cute items right now!

It looks a lot like Raspberry to me!