New York Weddings Winter 08




The new winter issue of New York Weddings is finally on newstands, and I can’t stress enough how much everyone needs to get one for themselves! There were so many helpful hints and ideas for having a perfect New York wedding….I couldn’t even begin to explain all of them here. Do you remember the bridesmaids casting call a few months back? Well here are the results!

[images from NY Weddings Winter 2008]

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5 Boroughs Ice Cream


This could make a great NY themed ice cream bar….with flavors like Upper East Side Rich White Vanilla, Bay Ridge Amaretto Amore, or Staten Island Landfill, you can’t go wrong…..

[image from 5 Boroughs Ice Cream]

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Real wedding: Sarai + Kenn








Sarai of Sweet Sassafras emailed me last week with pictures of her fabulous, handmade wedding, and I just had to share! I won’t gush too much, but this girl is now my craft-idol!! She made everything from her dress and hat, to arranging the flowers. Proof that you CAN have an amazing, handmade affair, and live to tell the tale! You can find more images and information on her site and on flickr.

Hi! I was recently married, and wanted to say thank you for all the
wonderful inspiration your blog provided in the last few months of
wedding planning. Our wedding was amazing, thanks in part to
inspiration from blogs like yours. :)

We had a very personal wedding, with lots of participation from our
friends and a whole lot of hand crafted details. A friend officiated,
another friend made the desserts, another did the sound and video, and
lots of people helped us set up and decorate. I made my own dress and
hat (we asked all the guests to wear hats), the invitations, the table
runners, the table numbers, the place cards, and arranged all the
flowers. It was an intense amount of crafting, but the final result
was so meaningful. I wouldn’t have done it any other way. Oh, and we
had a photobooth, which I highly recommend!

[images from Sarai, photography by Jillian Kay]

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Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes


Coming December 31, there will be a new Martha Stewart book on the market, all about wedding cakes! Included will be information on deciding on the right style and flavors, how to find and hire a baker, cost cutting ideas, and all the details you’ll need on baking your OWN cake….with decorating directions and everything!

Can’t wait for my own copy!

[image from Martha Stewart Weddings Summer 2001]

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