Bridal Market: Marchesa Fall 2015 Bridal

Marchesa’s bridal presentation felt like you were walking through a museum admiring beautiful works of art. The models stood on platforms so that the dresses could be viewed up close and personal. The collection debuted short lacy and frilled tea-length dresses and intricately detailed A-line gowns. The ball gown silhouette, which is trending this season, was prominent and sure to delight any bride-to-be. We oohed and aahed over the elegant mermaid shapes, but the finale champagne-colored silk organza gown was breathtaking, as any masterpiece should be.

Marchesa Fall 2015
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On the Scene: Ladurée NYC Bridal Breakfast Event

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Ladurée held a macaron-filled breakfast to help kickoff bridal week and introduce their wedding collection (cakes and éclairs and tartlets, oh my!). The famous French patisserie’s new Soho location—the only Ladurée in the U.S. with a full restaurant—boasts a garden dining room that’s perfect for a private outdoor bridal shower. On display were traditional croquembouche towers (which French brides serve for dessert in lieu of a wedding cake) charming mini favor boxes that hold macarons or candy-coated almonds you can have made in your wedding colors or covered in gold or silver leaf, and a decadent tiered cake. But the pièce de résistance was the pink Marie-Antoinette cake decorated with sugared pearls. Très magnifique!
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Dancing the Night Away: Wedding Reception Song Suggestions Part II

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Last week we reviewed song choices for the bride and groom’s first dance. Sometimes, that’s the easiest song to choose because the couple already has “their song.” But what about other important wedding songs?

Today, I’d like to focus on the first dance with your parents. I always suggest that couples begin by identifying songs that have meaning to them and their parents. It doesn’t have to be a sentimental song choice to be an appropriate one. Some brides and grooms have even arranged choreographed dances to fun songs with their parents instead of a traditional slow dance. It’s all about what works for you!

In the event there isn’t a specific song that has special meaning to you, here are some popular song choices for you to consider:
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