Bridal Fashion Week - The Parties

 

Every year, my mom (Anna, owner of Anna’s Bridal Boutique), head to New York for Bridal Market, which is fashion week for the wedding industry.  We always have the best time, and this year did not disappoint.  Look for a future post on fashion trends…this one is going to focus on the festivities!  We were able to attend two parties, one hosted by Martha Stewart at their headquarters, and another by The Knot held at The New York Public Library.  To say these soirees were over the top would be a huge understatement!! Take a peek–

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Our evening started out at Martha Stewart.  The catering by PETER CALLAHAN was to DIE for…. the hors d’ ouevres tasted as good as they looked!  One item I didn’t get a photo of was a small meatball with a tiny big of spaghetti on top—so stinkin’ cute.  Basically, there was a huge bar in the middle of the space, and the perimeter of the room had fun stations like henna art, photo booths, manicure stations, all white cheese and crudites, and so on.  They even had a couple that was married AT the party–Martha officiated!

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Mini pizzas in bedazzled boxes.  SO cute.

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Jello Shots

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Crazy ice sculpture adorning the DJ table.

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One of my favorite aspects of the party was our tour of the Martha Stewart offices.  Above is Darcy Miller’s (the editor) office.

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This is a VERY small piece of Martha’s “prop room.”  They have hundreds of thousands of items from cake plates to forks to vases, to anything you could possibly imagine to accessorize a spread in this huge room.  It is all perfectly cataloged and organized…I was drooling.

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Both events had all the big names of bridal in attendance.  I met celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss on our way out…made my night! (excuse the terrible photo…but I just HAD to share!)

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We left the Martha Stewart event and headed to the library–The Knot put one a GREAT party!  From huge tufted open bars, to gelato stations to a band putting on one heck of a show, The Knot’s gala was certainly an event to remember.

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Waiters served oysters in the half shell with all the fixings made right in front of you to your liking.  Genius idea!

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My mom and I–such a great trip!