Idea of the Week

Idea of the Week
Purses and Clutches by Ikestaedt

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Adorn Brides Contest - Win $150 in Free Bridal Jewelry

This is a fantastic opportunity to win $150 in free rental merchandise from Adorn Brides! Adorn Brides rents fine jewelry for weddings and other special occasions. Throughout their site you’ll find elegant wedding jewelry made from genuine precious metals, diamonds and pearls… timeless pieces that will ensure you look your best with the finest bridal jewelry on your wedding day.

What do you have to do to win the Borrow Bling Contest?

Moments by Morgan has teamed up with Adorn Brides as part of their "Borrow Bling " Blog Week to give one lucky reader the chance to “borrow” a stunning piece of jewelry for their wedding day! Through Adorn Brides you can rent gorgeous pieces of fine jewelry including earrings, bracelets and coordinating sets made of genuine diamonds and pearls for your wedding or other special events, allowing you to look spectacular while remaining on a budget. The red carpet is not just for celebrities! Adorn Brides has been featured on The View, CBS’s The Early Show, and in The New York Times, Modern Bride (as #1 out of the 50 best web sites to help plan your wedding), Inside Weddings Magazine, Wedding Style Magazine, In Style Weddings.

Here’s how it Works:

1. Sign up to follow the Moments by Morgan blog

2. Browse the website

3. Select your favorite piece of jewelry

4. Come back to this blog post and comment on your favorite piece of Adorn Brides jewelry and why you absolutely have to have it for your wedding day by April 27th. I will announce the randomly selected winner on April 29, 2009.

The winner will receive a $150.00 gift card to!

Luckily I have some connections within Adorn Brides, please use this code NYBC1078 and receive a 10% discount towards any fine jewelry rentals from Adorn Brides.

This is a great opportunity to wear bling on your special day without having to purchase! It is also eco-chic. Check out some of my favorite styles that I'm considering for my wedding:

Good luck!

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The Wedding Salon - Manhattan

I attended The Wedding Salon this week at the Roosevelt Hotel. The event looked fantastic on paper. Ice bars doling out champagne, Colin Cowie, Sylvia Weinstock, gorgeous gowns, a lingerie lounge by Victoria Secret. However, when I arrived, the line was twisting through the second floor of the hotel straight down to the entrance. As I got closer to the front of the line, it was apparent to me that the disorganization had created a bridezilla environment. People were searing, frustrated, and more. When I signed in I was told there were no more gift bags - understandable since I arrived several hours after the event had started. However, I had to reflect on how easy it would be to simply create a registration cap for the event and avoid all of this drama. In today's economy, even the wedding shows created for the high-end bride end up looking like a bargain basement sale...

That being said, there were some gorgeous designs in the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom. Talented event designers and florists set tables to show exquisite spring wedding possibilities (see pictures). I was also able to talk wit hSylvia Weinstock and sample some of her cakes - not only is she amazingly gifted in the art of sugar flowers (I swear I couldn't tell if they were real or fake), but her cakes taste second to none. I had the same conversation with Ron Ben-Israel a few months ago. He said that this year they were really focusing on quality and taste of his cakes, as well as new amazing designs.

It seems that everyone has had a return to basics and even the high-end vendors have to supply 100% quality. In the wedding world, things are no longer about a name, but about quality and value.

See more photos from The Wedding Salon on March 23, 2009 in this slide show:

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