On our radar...

I recently attended Engage10! at the Breakers in Palm Beach. It was my 2nd Engage! event and I was, again, blown away by all of the amazingly talented people in this industry that were in attendance. There were a few vendors that I thought provided particularly unique services that I want to tell you about for your upcoming wedding or event:

:: Donut Divas ::
Everyone loved the mini donut station provided by Donut Divas at Engage10! Mini donuts are made fresh right in front of your guests and then topped with your choice of sugar & cinnamon or powdered sugar. Yum! Other delectable options from the Donut Divas include a Fudge Puppies Station: Belgian Waffles on a stick, dipped in Ghirardelli hot fudge and topped with whip cream and sprinkles or nuts, Mini Funnel Cakes and Deep Fried Candy Bars and Oreos. For the health(ier) conscious, they even offer a gourmet Candy Apple Station. See the Donut Divas in action (love that this video is set to the ER opening soundtrack) :

Donut Divas from Artistic Film Productions - Corp on Vimeo.

:: Newly Wish Registry ::
Bored with the same old registry options? Looking for items that are more chic, unique, stylish and functional? Newly Wish allows you to access NYC’s finest merchants that provide everything from kitchen and tabletop to home d├ęcor- even bridal party gifts- so that you can truly Love Your Registry! And for couples that live in NYC or frequent the city, you can register for cooking & dancing lessons, spa, fitness, theater tickets & more! I hope Newly Wish continues to expand to offer these registry options to couples in other cities, but in the meantime, we are excited about this wonderful new registry option!

:: Wedding Cake Pedestals ::
Not in love with the over sized, ornate, uber-traditional, silver cake risers everyone seems to use? Check out the fabulous options for custom cake pedestals from WeddingCakePedestals.com.

Just be sure you coordinate the size of the base of your cake with your cake baker to match up to the size of the pedestal you purchase. We love that you can keep your pedestal as a piece to entertain with in your new home- and that it will undoubtedly become a family heirloom.

:: Custom Wedding Songs ::
Felice Keller Productions helps clients celebrate their lives and transform their most special moments by creating their signature soundtrack. They work with you and the most successful song writers in the business to write original, custom songs for weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and other milestones. We love the idea of couples truly having "their song"- written and performed just for them- on their wedding day. Or maybe as a surprise for your bride or groom-to-be? How charming!

Fabulous Frock Friday: Fall 2011 Runway Edition

As many of you know, I have just returned from Bridal Market in New York City- covering the latest trends for Atlanta Weddings Magazine. You will see a complete trend report on their website soon, but in the meantime I did want to share some of my favorite gowns from Market with you. Enjoy!

Atlanta's own Anne Barge

This dress has a fabulous "train" that extends behind one shoulder of the gown...

Another fabulous Atlanta designer, Chaviano Couture! Annette featured a gorgeous collection (her first time showing at market!) including this great short gown. I love this for courthouse nuptials in the city, an afternoon wedding or the perfect going away gown!

All photos from Martha Stewart Weddings

Kate & Mark

Did you know we offer destination wedding planning services? Kate and Mark were married in Vail, Colorado on August 14th in one of the most jaw-dropping ceremony locations you can possibly imagine. Guests made the (well worth it) trip up the mountain to Piney River Ranch where the couple exchanged vows. I love Kate's clean and slightly preppy aesthetic. The navy|green|white color palette was perfect.

The reception followed at Donovan Pavillion where guests enjoyed "John Dalys" {the spiked version of an Arnold Palmer} and an innovative Paella station. Mark's Mom baked a plethora of desserts for guests to enjoy in addition candy and the two small cakes adorned with the cutest cake toppers fashioned after the bride and groom and the "flower dog," Izzy. Carabiners with flashlights served as functional favors for guests to use to find their way back to the hotel at the end of the night.

We were excited to see Kate and Mark's wedding recently featured on the Couture Colorado blog. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos with us, Tamera!

Cindy & Mike

You remember Cindy and Mike- from the cutest proposal ever- right?

Well, they were married and had their reception on June 19th at the Piedmont Room at Park Tavern. The beautiful affair with a green, black and white color palette included amazing flowers from Amy Osaba (just look at Cindy's phalaenopsis orchid bouquet!!) and a cake from Sweet Sensations.

Congratulations Cindy & Mike! Thank you for sharing these pretty images, Brandelyn Lee Photography!