Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pantone Color of the Year 2012 Tangerine Tango

Every year, Pantone releases it's "Color of the Year", this year's choice is Tangerine Tango. It's a fiery, energetic color that I've noticed popping up everywhere in fashion as well as makeup trends, and adds an unexpected punch in interiors when paired with blues, beiges, or white.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Newport Wedding Planner In New York City

Nancy Swiezy Events has planned many weddings in 
 New York City  Newport R.I.  & The Hampton's 

Her floral design has graced many a bride to the most exclusive New York City charity galas.

Her Society Wedding Style has incorporated many design styles from  Traditional ,Tropical, Nautical, Modern  to  Shabby Chic!  

Ms Swiezy has planned and has worked on weddings for the Trumps, Nederlander's, Dolan’s and Brokaw's. 

Living in Newport for over a decade her "local knowledge" of New England special event vendors is based on experience and talent, not on nepotism.   
917 355 0689

Newport Wedding Tents!

A great article from New York Wedding Magazine!

Which companies do you recommend?
Stamford Tent, Ace Party Rental, and Sperry Tents, in the Hamptons.
( In Newport... Newport Tents Or Sperry)
 Sperry has beautiful old-fashioned, hand-sewn tents with wooden poles. You know when cars had mahogany dashboards? That’s the era their tents are from.
What can you do to make a Frame tent more attractive?
Get a clear top so you’re looking up at the sky rather than at the metal framework. Just know that clear tops may overheat in summer and crack in winter. Or, if your property overlooks the water, leave the sides open or do clear walls. One good thing about the Frame is that the perimeter poles are adjustable so you can install it on uneven ground.
When is flooring necessary?
For a daytime event it’s acceptable to have grass under your feet—as long as women know not to wear heels. Flooring is necessary if you’re in a Structure, or in a Century on uneven landscape.
Which flooring is best? 
Astroturf, in black, white, or beige. Never in green. We did a party with red, which was hot, but large companies don’t buy red in huge quantities. But, oh my God, do people love to walk into a red tent!
What if your surroundings aren’t beautiful? 
Use lighting. Green, yellow, and blue aren’t flattering. Instead, saturate the tent with sunset tones and change the color every three hours. Or use gobo lights in a Century; project patterns onto the ceiling.
Which lighting company do you recommend? 
Eventlights does small jobs, has fair pricing, and has a decent-size inventory.
How would you disguise poles? 
Use simple swags of fabric. Don’t use flowers; that’s dated.
What would you recommend in terms of suspended décor? 
Have a big punch over the dance floor, like a 3.5-foot disco ball from Eventlights ($1,000), or a weather balloon—an enormous, white rubber globe (from $30 at Balloon Dealer). Or rig a bubble machine from the ceiling. The new ones from PRG Lighting blow large bubbles that aren’t soapy (from $90).
How much is it to furnish a tent? 
$5,000 is an absolute minimum budget for that. Offset costs and get a tax write-off by donating anything you made yourself to Materials for the Arts, in Long Island City. And don’t forget, it’s not just about décor. You have to cool or heat a tent, too [from $9,000 and $1,500, respectively, for a 150-person Frame from Stamford Tent].
What about a catering tent?
If you’re getting one, you’ll need a port-a-path—plastic flooring that raises you off the ground in case it rains. It doesn’t need A/C—just lights and fans if it’s July.
What about port-a-potties? 
For a party of 200 you need eight to ten Porta-Johns or one eight-stall trailer [$495 or $4,000 each, respectively, from Stamford Tent]. You need one or the other, because you don’t want 200 guests flushing into your septic tank. That’s not a risk you want to take on your wedding day.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York Celebrates In The Big Apple

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen (1785) will hold it’s Founders Day Dinner Dance Celebration and Annual Craftsmanship Award Presentation on Friday, November 12, 2010.  Each year, The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen presents its Craftsmanship Award to individuals in the building and construction industry who demonstrate leadership in their respective fields and promote exceptional professional standards. This award recognizes those who symbolize the “best in craftsmanship” in New York City.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cotton Waltzed On To The Flowers At The 2011 New England Society's Dinner Dance

Mr Charles Kittredge, Chairman and CEO of Crane & Co., Inc. was honored for his innovative leadership of an historic American company. The Society's invitation archives printed on Crane paper were on exibit during the event. Crane paper is manufactured with recycled cotton.  So this years flowers were adorned with American Cotton, Hydrangeas, Roses, Pears, Pinecones, Cinnamon, Holly and Berry's.

Many Thanks To: www.cottonman
For the kind donation.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Catholic Priest that can perform Weddings out side of a Catholic Church

I just met the most delightful minister who was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
He served as a hospital chaplain and now assists people from all walks of life and all faith traditions, whether it be Catholic, Christian, non-denominational or no faith tradition.
The perfect comprimise for a non particing Chatholc don't you think.

P.S.Hes from Scotland so his kilt is optional!
Call Nancy Swiezy for  bookings 917 355 0689

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Planing Your Newport Wedding In New York City has never been easer!

Nancy Sweizy Events has planned many weddings in Newport R.I. New York City and The Hampton's .

Her floral design has graced many a bride to the most exclusive New York City charity events.

She has planned and has worked on weddings for the Trumps, Nederlander's, Dolan’s and Brokaw's. 
Her Society Wedding Style has incorporated many design styles from

Tradional ,Tropical, Nautical , Modern  to  Chabby Chic!  

Living in Newport for over a decade her "local knowelge" of New England event vendors is based on experiance and talent not on nepitisam.
917 355 0689

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wedding Superstitions and Traditions for a Russian Bride

Odd or Even Number of Flowers - Even numbers of flowers are only given at funerals. Never give an even number of flowers to your wife or girlfriend! Remember "odd is good!".

No Yellow Flowers - Never give yellow flowers to your lover, as it implies that an argument will happen and your relationship will end.

Scattering Coins - "Money goes to money" according to this superstition, so you will attract lots of fortune if you leave coins scattered throughout your bags, cupboards, and drawers.

The Flow of Wealth
- This Russian superstition says you should always take/receive money with your left hand, but give it with your right hand.

Money in the Evening
- Do not count money after dark, and never lend it in the evening time, as it is a sign that you will lose your wealth. The same goes for taking out the rubbish after sunset!

Feet - If you accidentally stand on your lover's foot, he/she must "return the favour", and stand on yours. If not, you will soon have a quarrel.

- A husband and wife should not dry their hands in the same towel at the same time. The superstition says that this will attract a quarrel.

On the way to the Church - When a bride and groom are on their way to the church, they mustn’t look behind themselves. According to this superstition, it means that they are looking back to their previous home and they will not be able to have a happy new life and marriage.

Holding Hands
- At the wedding ceremony, a bride should hold her groom by the hand. It signifies that she is forming a closed space between them which no-one will be able to break.

Wedding Rings
- Do not take your wedding ring off to show it to someone else, or worse still to let them try it on. The wedding ring is worn on your fourth finger, which is the one under the influence of the sun, and is a sign of our heart's true love. If you take it off to show to another, it means you are giving away your love and happiness to a stranger.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

The BizBash Big B Award

Well I didn't win Best Non for Profit Concept  at the Bizbash Awards yesterday.

At the end of the day the parents of St. Luke's raised over $100,000 and that what really matters.

But here is my acceptance speech...Just for fun!

I would like to thank Martha Meier and Marcy Blum were I learned the craft of floral design and the protocol of  New York Society Weddings.

To Richard Aaron and David Adler of Bizbash... if you don't brag about your work now one else will.

To Christopher Trump for including me in on the most wonderful family event at Marble House in Newport R.I.

And to Mark Murphy's catering team at Benchmark Events for the introduction to the wonderful parents at St. Luke's School

And Yes their is no place like home... New York City!

American Furniture Rentals Brings Moroccan Weddings To The NYC Bizbash Expo

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Favorite New York Club For Weddings...The Downtown Association

I just left the most beautiful NY Club for weddings... The Downtown Association.

This 150 year old club on 60 Pine Street is the most charming venue for a classic New York Bride. Each room has its own personality  and charm, so your photographs will never be boring!  The DTA is perfect venue for 25 to 180 guests.
For further information about having your wedding at the Down Town Association or to arrange a tour of the club, please contact;   Nancy Swiezy Events  917 355 0689

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Favorite Make Up Team Rock It Out For Halloween!

Diva's Red Hot Helpers
Makeup-Hair and Costume Services
28 to ...31 OCT
At Jeffrey J Salon
72 East 11 STREET
Book in advance

A Modern ART Wedding Cake Topper!





Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Does This Sound Like You...From The National Wedding Report

  • More couples choosing same location to have their ceremony and reception, up almost 10% over 2010
  • Couples choosing more unique locations, “Other” same location venues take the lead from Event Facilities
  • More couples having their wedding ceremony at a courthouse, private residence, or wedding chapel
  • More couples holding their wedding reception at a private residence or restaurant
  • With more unique locations on the rise, more officiates are performing the ceremony, a 30% increase over 2010
  • Food stations are more in demand than ever before
  • While other dessert options are popping up, wedding cake is still most popular at 83% demand
  • Cash bar on the rise along with outside alcohol and BYOB
  • Photo booth is the only rental that maintained demand, all other rentals down
  • The couple is contributing more to ceremony and reception costs
  • Couples researching closer to wedding date for venue
  • Couples inviting less guests, 144 compared to 152 in the 2010 study
  • Couples holding wedding closer to home

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Forrest Perrin Orchestra provides New York City’s favorite and most sophisticated music. It has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Gracie Mansion, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has provided the music for motion picture premieres, Broadway show openings, and hundreds of theatrical galas, fashion spectaculars, and social events.

The Forrest Perrin Orchestra has accompanied Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers, Liza Minnelli, Rudy Vallee, Dolores Gray, Jane Withers, Mabel Mercer, and Barbara Walters and has performed in stage tributes to Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Martha Graham, and Governor Mario Cuomo. Forrest Perrin was the Musical Director for the Night of 100 Stars party at Radio City Music Hall; the First New York Festival of the Arts’ A Cabaret for Cole and the annual Cabaret Convention, both at Town Hall; the star-studded 100th anniversary of San Diego’s landmark Hotel Del Coronado; the 125th anniversary of A&P, the 150th anniversary of Tiffany’s; Random House’s 75th; Helen Hayes’ 90th; Playbill’s 100th; and Cole Porter’s 100th.

The Forrest Perrin Orchestra has been featured, along with a host of stars, at some of the most memorable evenings in New York social history: An American Cabaret at the Whitney Museum; annual galas at the Frick Museum, the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Opera, the Archives of American Art, the American Craft Museum, and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center; and charity benefits for the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, Literacy Volunteers, and Lenox Hill Hospital.  
Appearing regularly on the social circuit from Newport to the Hamptons, The Forrest Perrin Orchestra has played for both the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the Radio City Musical Hall gala celebrating the premiere of the television series based on their lives. Other television appearances include the programs 60 Minutes and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Lyonel Feininger was a German-American artist who became one of the best-known and admired contributors to the cubist and expressionist schools of art in the early 20th century.

See his wonderful work at the 

Whitney Museum of American Art: Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge  of the world..