Thursday, February 28, 2008
I have blogged about Michelle before and just think the world of her work. She is fun, down to earth and a delightful person and I have enjoyed getting to know her better since meeting her at the BFF Bridal event at Henri Bendel in NYC last spring.
Be sure to add this one to your RSS feeds - is sure to be a 'must read' for all!
Welcome to the Blog-sphere Michelle!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The innovative concept of fine jewelry rentals for weddings and other special occasions is catching on as more and more celebrities do so when walking the red carpet. Brides can walk down the aisle in style wearing a necklace that retails for over $42,000, a bracelet that retails for over $11,000 and earrings retailing for over $4,000 for a fraction of the cost! This is one day that settling for the fake stuff is not good enough and ADORN has the answer.
The media has loved this company from day one - with features in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, In Style Weddings and many more. They are also having great success with affiliate programs for high end wedding planners, bridal salon owners and photographers - anyone who might suggest this as a unique and special option to their clients and in return receive a percentage-based referral fee. Again, the win-win-win I love to see in this industry!
They will be launching a fun, new Blog next month and are continuing to add more inventory and REAL wedding images and testimonials - so be sure to check out their site!
Kudos to founder Bert Stouffer and VP of Sales+Marketing Laura Marcusse for their commitment to 'doing it right' and offering a unique service to the wedding industry and of course to 'bling-obsessed' brides-to-be everywhere!!!
Friday, February 22, 2008
What is a Wedding Map? A Wedding Mapper wedding map is an interactive and personalized guide to your wedding that shows wedding guests and vendors where and when everything is taking place for the big day and weekend.
They have astounding site traffic and are already getting well over 1,500 couples a week creating personalized wedding maps for their events around the globe! They recently added some fun new DIY templates for additional personalization and to capitalize on this trend. These are really perfect for ANY couple and the guests are raving about them.
Because of their exploding growth, high search engine rankings and coveted 'early' planning-stage visitation, they have recently begun offering affordable vendor listing/advertising packages - starting as low as $9.95 per month. Couples are also starting to use the site as an invaluable planning tool and relying on past WeddingMapper couples who give extensive vendor reviews and recommendations to make their venue and vendor selections.
I highly recommend you spend some time on WeddingMapper to explore maps in your own region and see what brides are doing and saying!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
We all watched our 'wedding movie' tonight together...and it truly stands the test of time! It also really brought home to me that at the end of the day - through the dreaming and wishing and planning and agonizing and stressing about a wedding --- it really is all about the people that come together to celebrate this milestone occasion with you and the memories that they help you to create.
And more than ever, it makes you realize that the many, many details that were once so critically important fade over time...and all that you have left are the images and moments captured on film to help you remember them by. I have always been and will continue to be the biggest proponent of investing in the best professionals you can possibly afford to capture your wedding day...your most cherished memories are in their hands!
We were so very blessed to have had not one but three camera crews on hand for the entire 4-days of our 300+ person destination wedding 'extravaganza' - some of the most respected wedding professionals in the industry: wedding photography guru Andy Marcus of Fred Marcus Photography in NYC, Mitchell Sturat of HQ Productions who blew us away with video and John Unrue who shot over 2,500 black and white-only images on film [and took the image above]!
I feel today the same way I felt 10 years ago - like the luckiest girl in the whole world!!!! Happy Anniversary Sweetie!!!!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
MSLO Expands its Weddings Franchise by Taking 40 Percent Stake, Signing Commercial Agreement with Online Wedding Planning Company
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. NYSE: MSO today announced a series of transactions with WeddingWire (www.weddingwire.com), a localized wedding platform that combines an online marketplace with planning tools and a social community. The deal is part of MSLO's strategy to accelerate its digital footprint and expand its Weddings franchise online and in print. It includes the acquisition of approximately 40 percent of the equity in WeddingWire and a commercial agreement related to software and content licensing and media sales.
WeddingWire was created by a team of entrepreneurs, including two founding members of Blackboard Inc., to provide engaged couples with comprehensive vendor search and easy-to-use online planning and community tools. The platform's SmartMatch(TM) technology allows brides and grooms to find, research, and receive quick price quotes from vendors in their area, saving couples time, energy and money. WeddingWire offers a range of additional applications, including tools for creating a wedding website, managing budgets, guest lists, and seating charts. It also features social networking and user-generated content tools to help couples make better, more informed decisions.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
We had some fun with this free e-card from PosePrints - and sent it to our clients. And yes, we know, it takes GREAT 'artistic license' with us [*wink!*] but was as close as we could get it - a girl can dream, right?!
Hope the day brings you many, many excited and qualified newly engaged leads - embrace them with genuine excitement and heartfelt congratulations !!! Cheers to the '08 wedding season ahead!!