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Surprise Giveaway : Win Tickets to Martha Stewart's Wedding Party NYC

Before the new giveaway launches tomorrow and the current jewelry giveaway ends tonight, I have a surprise giveaway for bride-to-be's that are in or near New York City on January 26th {which also happens to be my birthday - so it's guaranteed to be a great day!}.

UPDATE: I have the 2 lucky winners {Since I really would have loved to let each of your go, I had to select only 2, so I used to pick the winners} . . . and they are:

Katie I would looooooove to see Preston Bailey. As a wedding planner planning my own wedding, I'm super excited about this year's newest trends!


Christina I would really like to see all the florist presentations; I would love to be able to add flowers to my centerpieces and other reception areas without the flowers being the focal point.


Win Tickets to Martha Stewart's Wedding Party NYC #giveaway #weddingcontest #marthastewart #nycbridalshow

I have TWO PAIRS of tickets to give away for the Martha Stewart's Wedding Party in NYC on Sunday January 26th, 2014 at Gotham Hall from 10 am to 3 pm. The show is produced by Claudia Hanlin’s Wedding Library. Each winner receives two tickets - one for you and one for a guest. To enter to win, simply leave me a comment with your name, email address and what you would LOVE the most to see at the show if you are one of the lucky winners {details of the show are posted below}. The giveaway ends at noon est on Wednesday January 22, 2014.

• This 5-hour long event will feature over 100 premier wedding vendors showcasing bridal and bridesmaid fashion, entertainment, floral designers, photographers, gourmet wedding cakes and more, along with expert writers and bloggers.

• Exhibitors will include Bloomingdale's, Amsale Bridesmaids, Lenox, Suzanne Kalan, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes and more

• A can't-miss celebrity speaker panel will feature Martha Stewart Weddings' Darcy Miller with Amsale, Preston Bailey, Marcy Blum, Sylvia Weinstock, Peter Callahan and

• Learn about honeymoon destinations including Nantucket, the Caribbean, Napa Valley, Thailand and beyond.

• Peruse dresses from designers like Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose and Milly for your bridesmaids.

Want to purchase your General Admission and VIP Tickets Now instead of waiting? Here you go >

Surprise Giveaway for NY + NJ Brides : Wedding Salon Show Tickets

I have something super special for ALL New York and New Jersey brides. Plus, any other brides that plan to be in the NYC area tomorrow, Wednesday July 17th, 2013. You are invited to The Wedding Salon to discover the latest trends and tips in the wedding industry including hot color schemes, the latest dessert and treat ideas, over-the-top centerpieces, destination wedding and honeymoon options, innovative photography options and more.

WHERE:   ESPACE| 635 W. 42nd Street | New York, NY
WHEN:     WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH, 2013 | 4 PM – 8 PM

I have 3 complimentary tickets to give away

(each ticket admits the winner and a guest) I also have a special discount code for those that would like to purchase their tickets. Simply use code BWSP at and you will receive your ticket for just $15 versus the regular price of $75 {PS: this ticket still admits you and a guest}.

To claim your complimentary ticket, simply be one of the first 3 to leave me a comment and letting me know you'd love to attend The Wedding Salon along with the favorite feature you are looking forward to seeing the most from the list below . . .

At The Wedding Salon this Wednesday, you will be able to see: 

• Cake creations and tastings by Carlo’s Bakery of TLC’s Cake Boss and Crumbs
Fantasy Reception Table designs by The Registry @ Bloomingdale’s
Latest wedding resource information by Kleinfeld Hotel Blocks
Dream Weddings from St. Regis and The Leading Hotels of the World
Unique cocktails and beverage choices from ZICO Water
Makeovers in the Health & Beauty Suite featuring Metamorphosis New York and celebrity artist Makeup by Josephine
Photo opportunities with industry experts including Magnolia Photo Booth
Destination Weddings & Honeymoon resorts featuring Sandals Resorts & Mexico Tourism Board, Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach and more
 • An ultimate goody bag featuring Frederic Fekkai and Kleinfeld


Wedding Shoes for Summer : from Bridal Heels to Ballet Flats and Sandals

Today I have a round-up of some of the latest styles in bridal shoes for the upcoming summer wedding season - from high heels that are handmade with lots of bling to sandals {for both her and him} that are perfect for beach weddings and again on the honeymoon.

handmade crystal embellished wedding shoes from

handmade crystal embellished wedding shoes from

handmade crystal embellished ballet wedding flats from

handmade crystal embellished ballet wedding flats from

Tiffany Chimere's Bridal Shoe Collection features shoes that are handmade with rhinestones, pearls and/or charms. Each handmade shoe takes a minimum of 10 hours to complete and prices start at $170.

strappy wedding sandals with bling from Shop Zoey

strappy wedding sandals with bling from Shop Zoey

strappy colorful wedding sandals from Shop Zoey

strappy colorful wedding sandals from Shop Zoey

Whether it's a splash of color or a touch of bling you're looking for in your strappy summer sandals, is your “go-to” destination for special occasion footwear and accessories.

summer wedding shoes from The Dessy Group

summer wedding shoes from The Dessy Group

Pom Pom and Flower Trimmed Bridesmaid and Bridal Flip Flops from The Dessy Group are so much fun - they feature a removable crinkle chiffon pom pom flower that can be ordered to either match or contrast with the sandal color of your choice. There are so many color possibilities! And, for the guys this summer, there's the stylish Men's Destination Flip Flop. The Pleated Satin Ballet Flat come in your choice of 12 colors including bridal white, ivory and the most popular bridesmaid colors. You can even pair the ballet flat with fun shoe clips.

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Free Tickets to the NYC Wedding Salon on April 12th

April 12, 2010 will feature the much anticipated Wedding Salon at The Roosevelt Hotel from 4-9 pm. This year The Wedding Salon will close out Bridal Market Week with a couture fashion show featuring Ines Di Santo, Marina K Couture, Stephen Yearick and David Tutera by Faviana. And, I have FREE tickets for you to attend {each ticket admits 2}. Simply enter coupon code BWSNY4C at to receive your complimentary tickets.

The Wedding Salon will feature the nation's top invitation designers, photographers, bridal accessories, destination weddings, cake tastings, calligraphers, luxury gift bags and more.

You will be able to discover the latest trends and must-have products for Fall 2010 including:

• "The Big White Book of Weddings" Book Signing by David Tutera
• Special Meet & Greet with "The Leonardo da Vinci of Cakes," Sylvia Weinstock
• Textures, Combinations of Fabrics, Glamour & Jewels, Floral and Feather detailing on couture gowns by Bridal Reflections
• The Ultimate Bridal Detox by Blueprint Cleanse
• Hand-Painted Invitations by CECI New York
• Bar-Candy's Chocolate Martini & Champagne Glasses, Virgin Cotton Candy-Tinis, Smurf-Tinis and more
• Over-the-top tablescapes by Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding, Flowers by Topaz, Ariston Florist and more
• TEN31 Productions’ Hand-Crafted Living Art Installations, Moving Plants & Trees
• Performances by lliquid, the band and Electric Violinists by Elan Artists
• Top Honeymoon Resorts and Destination Weddings from 7 Degrees South Seychelles, Parrot Cay Turks & Caicos Islands, Meadowood Napa Valley and more
• Luxury Gift Bags featuring Philosophy, Revitalash, Dove, Essie, Smashbox and more
• A Feeding America Food Drive, Giving Brides an Opportunity to Give Back

And, don't forget to register to attend for FREE with coupon code BWSNY4C at