Lucky breaks

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I was checking out my latest issue of Lucky Magazine and saw some amazing deals that you brides should be taking advantage of!  Jennifer Behr is offering 30% off the site with code “LUCKY” and ban.do is offering 40% off with code “lucky5″.  The offers are valid from July 2 through September 1 so get shopping already!

[UPDATE: sorry, my bad, the discount for ban.do is only on the featured hairpiece #57]

[image from Lucky Magazine]

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Real wedding: Diana + Adam

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It might sound silly but after being together 10+ years it turned out that our wedding was really worth waiting for.  We were married on May 30th at East Hampton Point.  We worked with a talented and fun group of people across the board and all the parts came together beautifully.

Sesame Letterpress in Dumbo designed and printed our invitations.  In sapphire and silver gray, they were sophisticated yet whimsical — the exact mood we wanted to set for the wedding.  Robyn Wylde, who is also based in Brooklyn, was our fantastic calligrapher.

I wore Rosa Clara.  I fell in love with the dress on the designer’s web site, serendipitously found it on a sample sale rack at my first dress appointment and brought it to Pinpoint Bridal for the alterations.  Adam wore Ralph Lauren Black Label.  Matthew Green did an amazing job with my hair based on my extremely unclear request for a perfectly imperfect style.  I found the lovely hair flower — handmade from antique ribbon — at Tinsel Trading the weekend before we were married.  Jennifer Nam is a true, true artist with makeup and gave me a perfectly natural and luminous look.

East Hampton Point had such romantic ambiance, absolutely delicious food and the sunset over the water was incredible!  Amagansett Flowers by Beth made the gorgeous arrangements and the unique chuppah where Rabbi Zimmerman from the Jewish Center of the Hamptons married us.  Jazz vocalist Tereasa Vinson’s singing graced the cocktails, which we did first (that was a wonderful way to start the evening) and Bud Maltin Music rocked the reception.

And the amazing Janet and Lisa of JL Photografia have given us the ultimate gift of capturing everything so sublimely.

[images from JL Photografia]

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Help this reader!

Brooklyn Bride reader Cara is having a total crisis with her reception…anyone have any ideas?

I’m sort of in crisis mode and wondering if you and/or the Brooklyn Bride community can   help. I’m getting married on October 10 in Park Slope.  The ceremony is at St. Saviour Catholic church (8th Ave/6th Street) and the reception was going to be at a local restaurant.  The restaurant said they didn’t need a deposit until we had finalized the menu – but we had worked out several other details and drafted a contract.  So after our recent tasting I emailed the owner with our finalized menu choices and asked when we should drop off the deposit. He responded with a short email that said they had changed their events policy and will no longer close the restaurant for events and that if we’d like to use a portion of the restaurant for an event no larger than 65 people he could work with us.  Our guest list 130 (according the previous arrangement we made) – we’ve already sent Save-the-Dates, our families have booked hotel rooms in Park Slope, we’re in the process of printing invitations with the name of the restaurant on them, and we’re less than 4 months away.  Needless to say we’re sort of freaking out.  As a back-up we might be able to hold the reception in the parish hall at the church, but we’ll need to very quickly figure out decorations and catering.  I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions on where to turn for venues in Brooklyn that might still have availability on short notice and can handle 130 guests or caterers that won’t break the bank and are easy to work with (as I’ll probably be more frazzled than anticipated) … since I hadn’t intended on using a caterer, I didn’t do any research about local options.  Help!!

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All about cake

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How gorgeous is this cake from Vanilla Bakeshop??  Such a modern version of the cascading butterflies.  And speaking of cake, check out my post over at the Bridal Buzz blog, and DEFINITELY check out their Cake Maker where you can design your own cake!

[image from Vanilla Bakeshop]

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Nimli winner

I’m so glad so many of you were excited about this contest!  There were so many people who entered (and who conveniently had 4 bridesmaids), but only one can win….congrats to #49 Julie who said “LOVE this giveaway!!! These wraps are beautiful and I love all the different colors they come in! Crossing my fingers that I win!!!!”

I’m taking tomorrow off so I’ll see you guys back here on Monday…have a great fourth of July!

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