Congrats to Edyta Szyszlo and Vana of Le Papier Studio for the launch of Smitten Sticks…they’re a great addition to photobooths and are totally adorable.
On Monday, Oct 19, Liz from Linda + Harriet will be giving away notecards on the condition that you promise to send it to someone, just because. Its in honor of her mother because she was such a sweet lady and always showed kindness to others. If you’d like to get a card to send to someone, email Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Monday with your snail mail address.
Reminder – the Flashdance party at The Ace Hotel is this Monday, Oct 19 starting at 8pm…be there!
Delphine Press is having a 25% off sale on all custom letterpress orders through Oct 31…use code LETTERPRESS25
The Wedding Salon is hosting another Bridal Bootcamp at The Harvard Club on October 21, so check out their site for more details on how to RSVP. AND, get comped tickets to their November 2 event using code BROOK9C
Gabriella Bridal Salon is hosting a trunk show for Matthew Christopher from Oct 23-25. Matthew will also be debuting his 2010 collection and will be offering a 10% discount on it.
The Shaadi Chic Luxury Bridal event is happening on Oct 25 in Parsippany NJ. Check their website for more details.
Liene from Think Splendid asked me to do a guest post on submitting real weddings to blogs, so read up on my tips there. I hope you vendors out there find them helpful!
I had the pleasure of visiting Gabriella at her salon a few months ago, and knew her space would be perfect for a studio tour…its hard not to be inspired when you’re surrounded by beautiful dresses like she is!
Name: Gabriella Risatti
Location: 400 W. 14th st. Ste. 2A New York, NY 10014
What is your aesthetic? We are a loft in the Meatpacking District in an old building and our studio has the original hardwood floors. We have chosen fixtures and furniture that join the industrial feel of the space with the elegance of the gowns.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? One of my main objectives for the salon is to provide red carpet service without the attitude or uptight feeling that some salons have. My studio is set up like someone’s home to create that welcoming and friendly environment. For example, I chose the most comfortable chairs and couches for guests to sit on and displayed the jewelry in an armoire like you would have in your own bedroom.
Favorite part of your studio? I love the windows! We are on a corner and the walls are lined with big windows that let in tons of light and give a great city view.
Where do you go for inspiration? Recently, I have been spending a lot of time on the Highline. It’s such an amazing escape from the city and allows me to slow down and relax. The gelato truck in Chelsea Market also inspires me on a very regular basis!
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Our on-line appointment scheduling system! It allows brides to book their appointments on-line, which saves them a phone call. Very often, girls end up doing their wedding planning late at night when the stores aren’t open, so this solves that problem!
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? I would give anything for a second elevator in our building, but somehow my landlord doesn’t seem to agree!!!
Anything else we should know? All of our dresses are exclusive to us in New York and we love to showcase emerging designers! We offer a selection of gowns that most people have never seen before and we always hear women saying they like our dresses because they are so different. We are also a flagship for Sara Gabriel headpieces and veils, which are really beautiful and fashion forward.
This has been a crazy week of late night events (Bridal Week is in full effect!), so I thought I’d recap some news from the week and stuff coming up….but FIRST….!
Shira sent me her save the date video that she did with her fiance Avi, which was based on a save the date video she saw here on Brooklyn Bride. The stills were shot by their friend Dan Stein…pretty great right? You’re looking at 1500 stills just to make this 2+ minute video!
Congrats to Nicole of Nic-Events for the launch of her new site with lots of unseen goodies!
Congrats to Cyd of The Sweetest Occasion for the relaunch of her blog…its official on Monday but you can catch a sneak peek now. Its a great resource for you upstate brides.