Pssst!! If you're anywhere near the New York area on April 2 you must stop by New York Magazine's Weddings Showcase at the Metropolitan Pavillion (125 West 18th Street) Tickets are only $25$35

Featuring an "Ask the Experts" table manned by Denise Penny (New York Weddings editor), Jung lee (From Fete), Colin Cowie, David Kirsch (Fitness and wellness expert), and Anthony Todd (Event Designer).

Hang out and chat with and view the latest work from the most elite wedding vendors in the area including

Lisa Hoffman of Ceci New York
Bridal Atelier
Xochitl Gonzalez from Always a Bridesmaid
Milk and Honey Productions
Christian Oth Photographers
Greenwich Letterpress
Two Birds Bridesmaids
Ron Ben Israel Cakes
Kathy Littwin Photography
5 West Studios

See you there!



Via the lovely Polka Dot Bride, I came across the stunning wedding gown designs of Patty Panatou of Basilica. Although she is based in Australia and her designs are made to order through detailed consultations, if you had the budget it'd be so worth the trip.

The dress that is 2nd from left is exactly what I was looking for when I got married, but never came across stateside. In hidesite, I should have had it made. ; )



Okay, well, I guess it's "Sunday Night Paper" since it's 10:45PM on the east coast ; )

Forgive the sparse posts lately. I've been feeling crappy from all the Lyme drugs, but hope to be feeling better soon.

In the meantime, consider this a little teaser to an offer/contest I've been planning for my loyal readers for sometime now. Once the letterpress designs in my new collection are (finally) completed, I'll be offering several at wholesale pricing by drawing-1 lucky winner per set.

All details to follow, including how to apply for consideration so stay tuned : )

Many of the designs in my collection are still being tweaked, here are my favorites so far:



After watching the fianle of Project Runway (Yes, I'm completely addicted and devastated that Rami didn't win) : ( But...did you notice the beautiful headbands that he used on the girls for his evening collection?

I have no idea who the designer is the for headbands used on the show, knowing Rami, he probably made them himself. It inpired me to post about some of the exceptionally talented headband/accessories designers out there who make these stunning pieces, appropriate both for the bride or your maids. Take a look...

From top left:
Victorian crystal and silk satin designed after an antique brooch on a silk satin headwrap $162

Petite crystal and satin. 5/8" satin ribbon with swarovski crystals designed after an art deco jewel. $68

Antique gold antique metallic lace is hand-stitched onto a delicate satin ribbon, and then freshwater pearls are stitched down the center on top. satin ribbon ties at the back that can be tied or else pinned into your hair.$625

Champagne delicate crystal twist stitched to a fine silk chiffon. $345

Swarovski crystal encrusted headwrap lined with satin and finished at the back with elastic. $575

Overlapping crystal twist delicate and elegant crystal headwrap. Six woven strands of swarovski crystals finished at back with elastic. $162

Beaded Crystal Headband
Various-sized crystal studs fashion this satin headband for an elegant finish $225 Available at Saks

From left:
Knotted Crystal & Chain Headband $200
"Tao" Headband $300
Crytal Eye Headwrap $250
Vintage Clover Brooch $100

Colette Malouf

Silver Crystal Mesh Headband
Hermatitie Mesh Wave Headband

Admittedly, I have expensive taste, but if you're on a budget here's a lovely white brocade option from Erin Fetherston For Target. Add a little brooch or applique from MJ or Ejoyce and oua la!



Here's some inspiring paper that I came across this week. I was feeling a little 'gloomy' and so I thought a little color may brighten the day for me and for you : ) Enjoy...

From top left: Gleaux, Cat Seto, Diane Lamendola, JM Martinez, Papaya, Lehr and Black


EVEN MORE LINK LOVE (I suppose it's now a series ; )

A newer blog from event planner Maria Cooke about "all things inspiring surrounding events, weddings and other special occasions." From the few posts thus far, you can see that she is one to watch. She clearly has an eye for style and elegance, and has even already featured a lovely interview with the incredibly talented floral designer Janie Medly of Janie Medly Flora Design. Janie is also the editor of The Bride's Cafe. I'm honored to be included under her "Inspiring Places" links.
Have a wonderful weekend! More "Link Love" on Monday. : )

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