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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 Trends for Summer 2012, as seen at The Wedding Salon

Sky-High Floral Displays, Floating Crystals Orbs, Food Trucks, Shades of White
with Tangerine Accents, are amongst the Hottest Trends for the Season Ahead

So happy to have The Wedding Salon with us today. They will be sharing hot trends for Summer 2012 weddings.

Brad & Angelina, Justin & Jessica, Halle & Olivier are not the only ones planning big weddings in 2012! At The Wedding Salon in New York City, brides’ fantasy weddings came to life with the hottest trends for Summer 2012 being unveiled this past Monday.

Photos Courtesy of Ryan Brenizer Photography

"We were thrilled to be able to celebrate the launch of Summer Wedding Season with some of the top names in the industry including Colin Cowie, Carlo’s Bakery of Cake Boss & Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings in addition to over 1500 New York Brides! We look forward to seeing all the trends from The Wedding Salon come to life in the season ahead," says Wedding Salon Founder and renowned Celebrity Event Planner, Tatiana Byron.

Photos Courtesy of Ryan Brenizer Photography

Larger-than-life reception tables will be a focal point of weddings this summer. Ariston Flowers and Events showcased this trend with sky-high tiered cylinders filled with all-white calla lilies, dripping with orchids and crystal. David Tutera also opted for larger-than-life with his reception table designed for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings complete with weeping willow branches, hanging glass orbs and floating candles, creating a truly whimsical effect. Extraordinary Productions revealed that all-white tables with crystal accents will be the ultimate trend for Summer 2012 by creating branches encrusted with crystal surrounded by white tulips and hydrangea. In-Tents Rentals revealed that brides will opt for over-the-top canopies complete with white ostrich feathers, dripping with orchids.

Photos Courtesy of Ryan Brenizer Photography

As for Pantone’s prediction that Tangerine will be the color of 2012, Betty’s Total Events utilized shades of tangerine and coral over exotic coral linen to accent their luxe all-white tiered reception table with striking pops of color. Priam Vineyards also looked to Pantone’s prediction by accenting their rustic reception table with tangerine and coral florals.

As for Wedding Day Couture, Jaehee Bridal Atelier revealed that brides will look to Princess and Vintage Gowns by showcasing classic Kenneth Pool ballgowns and Jenny Packham’s sleek silhouettes with crystal and sequined accents. As for wedding day beauty, Kiss explained that red nails and fake eyelashes will be a hot trend for brides this upcoming season.

The Morris Truck showcased a key trend for late night weddings – grilled cheese as a late-night favor before the guests head home, while Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs revealed that finger food and cocktail-style receptions will be a huge trend with brides opting for finger foods including Roquefort-crusted grape hors d’oeuvres. As for dessert, brides are looking for new treats for their guests such as cake-cups from Bee’s Knees Baking Company showcasing “Comfort-Food” flavors such as Peanut Butter and Jelly & Honey Bourbon.

Showing that a Beach Wedding will never go out of style, The Wedding Salon featured the biggest names in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons including St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico Tourism Board, Palace Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Caribbean and Mexico, The Islands of the Bahamas, and The Leading Hotels of The World highlighting their amazing properties as the go-to destinations for Summer 2012. 

Pronovias & Manuel Mota’s exclusive unveiling of 2013 bridal collection

You're invited to attend the Pronovias & Manuel Mota’s exclusive unveiling of their 2013 bridal collection on Thursday April 19th for Bridal Market, courtesy of The Wedding Salon. I have 5 tickets to giveaway to my lucky brides in NY. Simply use code BWSC at to receive your complimentary tickets.

2012 Weddings Trends from The Wedding Salon

All-White Weddings, Crystal and Silver Accents, Larger–than-Life Centerpieces,
& Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gowns will be amongst the hottest trends for 2012

Brides' fantasy weddings came to life as The Wedding Salon in New York unveiled the ultimate in weddings for 2012. The Wedding Salon showcased the trends that will take over weddings in the upcoming year including all-white weddings, crystal accents, vintage-inspired gowns and more.

Design by Shawn Rabideau, Photo by Spelman Studios

"We were thrilled to showcase some of the most over-the-top glamorous trends in weddings for 2012! The Wedding Salon came to life with fantasy reception tables, a couture fashion show and the top names in the industry including Colin Cowie, Carlo’s Bakery of Cake Boss, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and St. Regis” says Wedding Salon Founder and renowned Celebrity Event Planner, Tatiana Byron.

The Wedding Salon showed that “Glamour is back for 2012” with numerous event designers showcasing the all-white wedding with silver and crystal accents. David Tutera showcased this trend with an elaborate table designed for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. This sky-high centerpiece featured white orchids and white ostrich feathers dripping with crystals accented with touches of silver. Gabriela Wakeham stayed on point with her all-white wedding table with silver accents creating a chandelier-inspired table with orchid and crystal garlands floating from a chandelier structure over a base of white orchids and hydrangea accented by silver linens. Honora Winery also sought inspiration from the all-white wedding creating a tree-like structure with crystals & branches stretching toward the ceiling, filled with all-white roses.

Design by Honora Winery, Photo by Spelman Studios

Victorian Elegance and Old-Hollywood Glamour were other trends seen at The Wedding Salon. Celebrity Event Planner, Shawn Rabideau looked to the Victorian Age as inspiration for his reception table.  Rabideau used English Lace, Lily of the Valley and white roses with lavender accents for his English-Royalty-Inspired reception table. Thru the Looking Glass looked to Old Hollywood Glamour for their black-and-white table with white roses, silver and crystal accents.

Jenny Yoo wowed brides with a couture bridal fashion show showcasing their vintage-inspired form-fitting looks for the timeless bride. Jenny Yoo also unveiled a series of tea-length wedding gowns with lace detailing for the 2012 bride.  The colors of the rainbow will be all the rage for bridesmaids in 2012 with Jenny Yoo highlighting ruby red, deep blues, silver and orange shades of bridesmaid gowns.

Showing that a beach honeymoon will never go out of style, The Wedding Salon featured the biggest names in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons including St. Regis Bora Bora, The St. Lucia Tourism Board, Guatemala  and The Mexico Tourism Board highlighting Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende & Cancun as the ultimate go-to destinations in 2012.

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Come see Colin Cowie, Jenny Yoo & More at Wedding Salon for FREE

The Wedding Salon is returning to New York on Monday, November 14th at Manhattan Center Studios and they are thrilled to have some of the top names in bridal including Colin Cowie, Carlo’s Bakery, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, St. Regis, Mexico Tourism Board and many more joining them for this one day event to showcase the ultimate wedding trends for 2012. And, guess what?!?!? I have 10 FREE TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY!!!! There are so many exciting things happening at this event that you will just have to see them for yourself. So hurry up and enter to win. The event takes place on Monday November 14th from 4-8pm at Manhattan Center Studios {311 West 34th Street, New York, NY}

To claim your Free Ticket {which admits 2 into the event} simply use coupon code BWSC at And, if all 10 tickets are gone - you can still save and receive admission for 2 for just just $15 with coupon code BWSP {it's a $50 value}.