Atelier Isabey





Margot from Atelier Isabey contacted me recently with some of her beautiful designs….a Brooklyn Bride herself, she’s really got some great stuff, so check it out. [how great is that envelope liner??]

[images from Atelier Isabey]

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Reader question: Tuxes


Emily from Chicago emailed me yesterday asking about other options for suits and tuxes for men other than Mens Warehouse and JCrew…..here’s some of my recommendations…feel free to include your suggestions in the comments!

If your guy is considering buying a tux, I can only vouch for the NYC area, but Linus is a great option. They have a great classic tux at a reasonable price, and tons of suits. For a more modern look, I recommend looking at places like yes, JCrew, but also Express Men, or similar stores. They will have great suits that won’t break the bank. Also try outlet stores…us tri-state area girls have Woodbury Commons and Century 21, but I’m sure there are equivalents all across the US. Barneys, Saks, even Neiman Marcus have outlets, and you can get an Armani tux for a fraction of the cost.

For rentals, you should know that Mens Warehouse is joining forces with Afterhours, so expect a bigger selection and more locations nationwide starting next year. Also, you really don’t need to be renting a tux more than 2 months before the wedding….Chad and I went a few weeks ago and got laughed at! Save yourself the embarrassment!


Chad wants to go completely James Bond classic: black peak lapel, white shirt (no ruffles!!), no cummerbund, black suspenders, black bowtie…you get the idea. I tried talking him into some green socks but he won’t have it. He’s pretty against boutonnieres too, but he’s not really getting a choice in that :) I do think that classic is the way to go.

I think for some weddings putting your guy in a tie thats made out of your bridesmaids dress material, or just any colored tie for that matter, can end up looking dated in your photos down the road. Don’t get me wrong, many people have done it and it looks great, but if those ties are not done right, they can end up looking cheap. Try bringing some color in with a colored pocket square or socks….minimal pops of color when you need them. Some more tips can be found here….

[image from NY Mag Weddings, MSNBC]

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Photo favorites: Sarah Sloboda…part 2


Sarah has a new favorite and wanted to share! How could I deny her?

This shot was taken at the Metropolitan Building in Queens. I just
love how this couple meshed style and elegance with the shabby chic
environment of their venue. The formality of their pose is a cool
juxtaposition to the busy-ness of their backdrop. Also, you can see a
hint of silliness in their smiles beneath this “serious” formal
portrait. It’s a shot that really makes you want to know more about
them.

[image by Sarah Sloboda]
[check out Sarah's new blog while you're at it]

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Bridal blog Holiday Card Swap!


I don’t know about you guys, but I love getting mail….especially the snail mail kind. With this blog, I’ve gotten to know a lot of you and my fellow bridal bloggers, and thought how nice it would be to be able to send some holiday cheer everyone’s way! Best way I can think of is a Holiday Card Swap!

So here’s how it works:

  • Send an email to me at brooklynbride [at] gmail [dot] com with Holiday Card Swap in the subject line by November 21 [day before Thanksgiving]. Include your name, address, email address, and website/blog address [if you have one].
  • By December 1, I will have emailed you the names and addresses of up to 5 people to send cards to.
  • Your cards can be store bought or handmade [think Gocco, glitter, photoshop, cut + paste, sewing, etc....]
  • Send out your cards by December 15 at the latest!
  • Wait patiently by your mailbox!

Happy swapping!!

[this swap WILL be open to international readers, so pay attention to extra postage needs]

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