Wedding Salon NYC Showcase

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Feeding into my Royal Wedding fever, I was invited to attend the Wedding Salon showcase here in NYC held at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Basically it was a place where brides to be can find event planners, entertainment, registries, food/catering, gowns, and many more ideas to help them plan their special days. It was absolutely fabulous, and I enjoyed myself even though I'm not getting married anytime soon.

I brought my friend Tanuka and we visited many booths, met some great people, networked, sampled h'or deurves (there was one that had smoked ham w/ plum chutney on a biscuit & it was heaven!!), cakes & macarons, and took plenty of photos.
Magnolia Photo Booth even allowed guests to take free photobooth photos and they provided fun props such as fake mustaches, big lips, hats, feather boas, etc. Tanuka & I took two sets - one with props, one normal (I haven't had a chance to scan them yet but the image shown below is a photo of the photos.) I went to a wedding where there was a photo booth set up, and guests can take photos & choose one to paste into the guest book - it's a great, creative idea! Another great way to keep those memories was to frame them. Purple Raincoat can beautifully frame photos, invitations, etc. & arrange them aesthetically (a sample is pictured above). It definitely can seem like the perfect snapshot of a wonderful memory.

We also sat down to get our caricatures drawn by Steve Nyman. I thought that they were such a great idea for a wedding as well , and the caricatures itself could be fun party favors - for any party! [click to enlarge photos]
There were displays of beautiful table arrangements and cakes. My favorite table arrangement was definitely the Disney Fairy Tale one; they also gave out these super cute pens! Adorable! And my favorite looking cake was done by Nicolle.

Of course, there were gowns designed by Carolina Herrera, Jaehee Bridal, and The White Gown displayed around the venue. Below are many other pictures from the event [click to enlarge].



So who will be watching the Royal Wedding tomorrow? I will be tweeting as I watch. Join me in the conversation @audreyallure :)

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29 comments :

gabrielle said...

maybe it the event was so much fun bc you WEREN'T getting married. i would love to go to one of those things! but im sure planning a wedding is too stressful. i will be waking at 1am here in california to watch it!

xxoo
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EveryDay Makeup blog said...

I want to go to one of those just for fun lol. My best friend and I loves the show Say Yes To The Dress!

Josie said...

That first dress is absolutely insane!
xo Josie
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MM said...

Oh my, beautiful dress! xoxoxo

TheStrawberryFields said...

Even if you werent getting married it looks a gorgeous event what a stunning dress in the first picture!
Dont get me started on the cake...

Sanja said...

The first dress is gorgeous! I'm adding it to my wedding dress list :))

Catwalk Criminal said...

Amazing dress ♥ I won't be watching the Royal Wedding, I don't really care. Everybody is so excited, but I'm not ;s

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh Audrey your caricature is the cutest - love love! And that dress...swoon!! :)

Maddy said...

I think I would have a lot of fun at one of these things if I'm not planning a wedding for myself or others! Then you can ooohhh and ahhh and at all the pretty things without the stress!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Looked like fun and your caricature is too cute!

Yes NYC sample sales rock!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Star-Light said...

great post and pics!

i have to watch it tomorrow because i am invited to my mother for some food and cake and she is watching it :D


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Haute World said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Great caricature.. I once went to a birthday party that had someone do those, which I thought was a great idea. The cake looks amazing as well!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice post;-)

Heidi said...

I don't know if I will be watching the wedding because it is so late but I am sure I will hear all about it the next day!
Gorgeous wedding dress above though it's too puffy for my taste! haha :)

naomemandeflores said...

What a great event! So many pretty things to look at!


Camila F.

Dilan Dilir said...

omg I love the dress!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Awww this is so fab!! I wish I could have attended, lucky girl. ;)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

PS. Loooove this song by the Supremes! xo

BALLET NEWS said...

Love the first dress! Roll on tomorrow!!

Isabel said...

i will 100% be watching tomorow. see you on twitter :)

My Republic of Fashion said...

Love that 1st dress. Looks like a fantastic wedding event you attended. :) I will be glued to the tv screen tomorrow morning. ;) SarahD

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Wow that first dress is perfection! Gorgeous! Sounds like a fun event, even for those who aren't getting married.

I thin I may DVR the wedding. Since coverage starts at 1am PST (4am EST, right?), I may see a few mins before I fall asleep hehe ;)

Kavery said...

This is a wonderful showcase of wedding items. Love the cake. I'll be watching parts of the Royal wedding since it's showing this evening (Friday)

Izzah Beverly said...

You had such an awesome opportunity :)

Sam said...

Awesome caricature! And this sounds fun! the first dress looks amazing!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh these photos are great--i love the caricature!

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Lee Oliveira said...

What a beautiful dress.. Now.. where is my cupcake?..
looks like a fabulous night you had
Lee x

Carol Colman/Purple Raincoat said...

Hi Audrey - it was great to meet you at the Wedding Salon and I am thrilled to see a picture of our of our collages as part of your blog post. Could you please add Purple Raincoat to your tags and to credit the photo (it's the "save teh date" collage below you and Tanuka). Would be happy to answer questions from any interested brides! Thanks.

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