Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NYC Wedding Connection May Event

WOW! We had such a great time last night at the NYC Wedding Connection. About 35 vendors attended and shared a glass a wine, a cupcake (s) and lots of fun sharing what we do and what we love!

I want to especially thank Jen & Neil Brown from the Salt Space at Broadway & 27th St. for hosting our event. The venue is the home of Gallery Church and is used as a community resource. The Salt Space hosts jazz concerts, art shows, fundraisers, etc. The current exhibit is the Senior Projects from FIT! It was a treat to be in the space surrounded by the work of these talented students.

Several vendors provided fun for the evening: Elezye Elegant Cover Ups provided linens, Sweet Element brought cupcakes, Joslyn Dehner displayed beautiful jewelry from Stella & Dot, Royale Amethyst showed off her beautiful invitations, Nancy Swiezy Events & Floral donated a lovely floral arrangement, and Sharon Becker performed her makeup magic. Other vendors who brought portfolios, albums and products included: Nasilele Photography, Kelly Koenig, Glyph Creative Studio, Naturally Susan's, Natalie Wellness, J & J Photography, Trupp Photography, Sara Wight Photography, Mickey Micklos Films, Worship Luxury, and KatHempel Photography.

THANK YOU to everyone who made the evening so much fun. So blessed to be in your company!

NYC Wedding Connection: Connecting people into personal and working relationships to strengthen the wedding industry in New York City!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Kristen and John are married!

OMGosh - I don't know where to begin describing this wedding. I'm calling it my "Royal Wedding"! For many reasons, the bride is a princess and deserved the day she has dreamt of her whole life. What a joy it was to be a part of the wedding celebration. Both families came together for the themed weekend, "Faith, Family, Fun". There were t-shirts, incredible gift bags, hospitality suite, a Mother's Day brunch, rehearsal dinner cruise, "cousin dances", etc. The MOB is a Creative Memories Field Manager and my bride is incredibly creative. Everything was cut, cropped, copied and crafted. It truly was a fun and beautiful event.

I could go on and on about the details of this wedding including the bride's unique idea of using cakes as some of the centerpieces or the fact that she wore her mother's bridal veil, but I won't - enjoy my photos!

The ceremony and reception were held at Mediterra Country Club - I love the venue and MaryAnn and her staff were amazing! Our team for the day included: Astrid & Rene Photography, AMC Video, the Robert Williamson Band, Mikkelson's Bakery, Photomingle, Lyfe of the Party, Niche Rentals, KCTecs, and Connie Duglin Linens. Kiley Melheim and Nancy Joseph worked their magic on hair and makeup.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Jennifer & Evan are married!

I had the pleasure of coordinating Jennifer & Evan's wedding on April 30th at the Naples Bay Resort. My couple live in NJ but chose Naples for their destination wedding with 40 of the closest friends and family! We held a sweet Jewish wedding on the beach at 18th Avenue with Rabbi Barras. The guests were treated to a trip to the beach by Naples Tours & Transportation complete with champagne! Upon their arrival back at Naples Bay Resort, we held a cocktail reception outdoors around the pool at the Yacht club and then we moved inside for a wonderful dinner and dancing. Everyone had such a great time and they danced the night away to DJ Cesar. The girls at Lyfe of the Party provided beautiful and elegant floral design and Gracie's Cupcakes made a "splash" for dessert. We added beautiful linens from Connie Duglin Linens to add sparkle to the room. My friend and awesome photog, Stephen DeVries flew down from Birmingham to shoot the wedding. I can't wait to see the pictures. Lynn and the staff at the yacht club were excellent to work with and my NJ couple spent their first few days as husband and wife enjoying the sun and surf in Naples!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

NYC Wedding Connection Networking Event

I’m so excited to announce the plans for May’s NYC Wedding Connection!

NYC Wedding Connection Networking Event
Tuesday, May 17th
Salt Space
1158 Broadway

NYC Wedding Connection: Connecting people into personal and working relationships to strengthen the wedding industry in New York City.

Once a month we meet for lunch, but in May we will meet at night in a loft space located in the Flatiron District to enjoy a glass of wine and share information about our businesses. You are all invited to bring and display samples of your work, videos, photo albums, jewelry, cupcakes, chocolates, etc. There will be a few tables set up for displays and lots of time to visit with old friends and make some new ones. Please invite your wedding professional friends – feel free to bring along your spouses or significant others too!

Thank you to Kelly Johnson, who is donating the use of the space – I’ve included information about the venue below.

If you have any questions, please call me! RSVP to
FYI: FIT’s Senior Projects will be on display at the venue too – more fun for us!

Mary Hines
Chandelier Productions

Salt Space
1158 Broadway
New York, NY 10024

The Salt Space is a 1800 sq ft multipurpose venue. Located just north of the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park the space is convenient to most subway lines and PATH trains. Our sun-drenched gallery sits on the top floor of an historic five story elevator building.
Once inside you'll find white walls and original hardwood floors capped off by a lofted ceiling with a skylight in the center of the space. The far end of the room boasts a brand new custom built stage with matching hardwoods. Whether you're looking for meeting, event, gallery or performance space the Salt Space has been crafted with flexibility and you in mind.