Happy weekend!

Catching up on the week and upcoming events…

First off, happy birthday to my darling husband Chad….babe, you get to watch all the football you want this weekend!

Congrats to Amanda of Ruffled and Cyd of The Sweetest Occasion on their new sites!  Both have tons of inspiration and look just beautiful!  Also, Hitched Salon has launched their blog, From Hello to Hitched, so check that out as well.

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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 lindaandharriett@gmail.com 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

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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!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Studio tour: Gabriella Bridal Salon

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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

Company: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

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.

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Happy weekend!

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.

Come out to Lion in the Sun in Brooklyn October 28 for the second Bridal Blogger Event from 7-9pm!  Anne from “I Will” to “I Do”, Sarah from Brilliant Event Planning, Xochitl from Always a Blogsmaid, Loren from Naturally Delicious, and myself will all be there talking about our favorite weddings and answering your questions.  RSVP at shop@lioninthesun.com with “RSVP October 28 event” in the header.

Sunday is your last chance to win a pair of tickets to the Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary party at The Plaza Hotel!  Winner announced on Monday, Oct 12

You’ve got til midnight tonite to vote for your favorite wedding story over at Snippet & Ink, so get voting already!

On October 16, Gabriella Bridal Salon is having a Sassi Holford trunk show…she’s coming out from London to debut her 2010 collection.

The Wedding Salon is having another one of their Wedding Bootcamps at the Harvard Club on October 21 from 6-8:30p.  Check their site for more details.

Lots more stuff to check out on the Deals & Events page…

Have a great weekend everyone!

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