Introducing Adrianna Papell Bridesmaids

We are so pleased that we are now carrying these gorgeous, on-trend Adrianna Papell dresses at the Wedding Library.  Perfect for a special Maid-of-Honor, Mother of the Bride or Groom or bridal party, we were introduced to these dresses by a favorite planning client this summer.

We’re carrying an assortment of her most popular and bridal-friendly styles in store, but will have access to the full ready-to-wear collection at our trunk show on December 5-7.  Great for last-minute holiday parties (think New Year’s Eve!) Make an appointment now by calling 212.327.0100!

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Wedding Party New York

Tickets are available for Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party New York and Chicago. The Wedding Party New York is on January 25, 2015 at Gotham Hall.

Please click here to purchase tickets to our luxury New York event.

The Wedding Party Chicago is on March 22, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton (A Four Seasons Hotel).

Please click here to purchase tickets to our luxury Chicago event.

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10% savings to friends of the Wedding Library

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To help our friends jumpstart their holiday entertaining plans, whether you are a host or need a hostess gift, we are offering 10% off on all purchases over $100.  Offer ends October 31st and can be used multiple times.  Just use offer code: SAY I DO

 

 

Amsale Bridesmaids Trunk Show October 17-27, Book Now!

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Wedding Library Collections Tabletop of the Week

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Now that the foliage in Tuxedo Park is changing from a luscious summer green to a fiery autumn orange and red, it’s time to put away the beach dinnerware and to break out the Caskata.  We love how Shawn Laughlin’s designs allow you to indulge your whims and to mix and match the various collections.

The foundation of this tabletop is the Leesburg Chains Dinner Plate, the Yorkshire Hedgerow Salad Plate and the Rabbits Canapes.  Note that the canapes come in a boxed set of 6, so you can have fun matching the bunnies to your guest’s personality.

Under the dinner plates, we have used two different chargers.  The anchor charger is our exclusive White Pearlescent Glass Charger from Turkey.  In this shot, you can just see the silver rim that gives this table a touch of elegance.  The second charger is Aura by Roost.  Each Aura charger is stoneware shaped into organic forms and then fired with an earthy metallic glaze.  Each piece exhibits textural nuances and the color will range from gold to dark bronze.  The matte glaze will develop a patina with use.

The glassware is from the Octavia Collection by Juliska.  The flatware is Gabriella by Match.  The napkin is the Wedding Library Collections exclusive Glittered Linen Dinner Napkin.

To light the table, we have used Roost’s Mineral Tea Light Holders.  They give off such a rich, golden light that gives every occasion an exquisite glow.  Round off the table design with fruits that you have bought from the local farmers market.

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Photography by Eduardo Patino

Wedding Library Collections Bestsellers

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With the holidays approaching, we wanted to throw out a few ideas based on activity that we have been seeing on the site.

Match’s Convivio Tableware has been our most popular dinnerware collection.  We love the timeless elegance of the pewter and the unsurpassed Italian craftsmanship.

Caskata Yorkshire Hedgerow 5-piece Place Setting

If you are looking for a less formal design, Caskata’s Yorkshire Hedgerow collection is perfect for everyday use.  Plan a Sunday brunch out in the garden or a picnic in the countryside, Yorkshire Hedgerow will instantly set the mood.  Try mixing and matching with Caskata’s Leesburg Chains collection.

WLC Heart Bags

As wedding planners, one of the items that we have always struggled to find is the perfect tote for all the goodies that go into our welcome bags.  So, we decided to work with our good friends at Dana Michele to create the perfect carryall.   These heart-printed linen bags hold everything to keep your out-of-town guests happy.  Plus, they are the perfect keepsake.  We recommend having your calligrapher personalize these with your wedding date and with the guests own name.

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If you are looking for the perfect touch of whimsical elegance to complete your party design, Caskata has the perfect set of canapes for you.  Designer/owner Shawn Laughlin draws inspiration from her beloved Nantucket.  Our customers love the Aquarium and the Hounds designs.

Juliska Pewter 5-piece Place Setting

Finally, our brides are also loving the sleek minimalism of Juliska’s Pewter Stoneware.  This collection is both modern and nostalgic.  Juliska applies a hammered finish and the dark color complements the white ceramic of Match’s Convivio collection.

Check back often as we are adding new products to the site daily.

Wedding Library Collections Welcomes Miss Blackbirdy

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We are pleased to announce that we are now carrying the Miss Blackbirdy line of housewares.  An affordable luxury, Miss Blackbirdy is perfect for everyday use or for those dinner parties when you don’t want to break out the Weimar Porzellan.

Miss Blackbirdy was founded by the Dutch designer Merel Boers.  A graduate of the Gerritt Rietveld Academy in Amsterday, her graduation project “A Journey to Miss Blackbirdy’s World” won the prestigious BLVD Fashion Award.  Her designs are described as having “a fragile and girlish feeling with a touch of naivety”.

A 5-piece setting can be put together for the price of about $100, perfect for your everyday china.  We recommend the White Flower Charger, the White Chain Dinner Plate, the Black Flower Side Plate for salads, the White Heart Side Plate for dessert and the Large White Chain Mug for your coffee or tea.

We hope that you will love Miss Blackbirdy as much as we do.  Until October 31st, order $100 or more of Miss Blackbirdy and you will receive a Miss Blackbirdy White Heart Oven Glove (a $14 value) as a thank you.

Wedding Library Collections is pleased to welcome Miss Blackbirdy to our stable of dinnerware vendors.

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Wedding Library Collections Tabletop of the Week

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One of the many delights of being a wedding designer is working with the couple on a table setting that perfectly expresses their personality and captures the elegance of their celebration.  With this series of blogs, I want to share with you many of the tabletops that I have created for my clients over the years.  Many of the elements you see can be found in the Wedding Library Collections.

With this tabletop, the couple wanted to convey an understated elegance with a muted palette and luxurious finishes.  The foundation of the design is our exclusive Pearlescent White Glass Charger imported from Turkey.  The charger paired perfectly with Match’s Convivio Dinner Plates and Gabriella Flatware which are handmade in Italy by artisans that keep the old methods alive.  To complete the look I used the timelessly elegant  Juliska Octavia Stemware and lit the table with the wonderful light produced by Roost’s Mineral and Opal Glass Tealight Holders.

The elegant paperie was designed by the amazing Margot Hallac at Atelier Isabey.  We congratulate them on their recent win of an American Graphic Design Award.

Visit the Tabletop at the Wedding Library Collections and for orders placed before September 30th you will receive a Wedding Library Accessories Heart Tote ($19 value) as a thank you!

 

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We welcome Qualy to the Wedding Library Collections

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I discovered the Qualy line of products while on a recent hiking trip to Switzerland.  Sitting at a cafe in Wengen, I noticed a squirrel watching me from the window across the street.  This small shop carried this wonderful line of environmentally conscious household designs.   Manufactured in Thailand from 100% recyclable materials, Qualy combines smart design with a whole lot of whimsy.

 

When I returned to the States, I could not find these items anywhere, so I decided to carry them myself.  My brides love the Sparrow Keyring and the Mrs. Salt & Mr. Pepper Shaker Set and they make popular bridal party gifts.  My sons each have a Mini Happle Container on their desks to organize their school materials.

 

Order $100 or more of Qualy products by September 30th and we will throw in a Wedding Library Accessories Heart Tote ($19 value) as a thank you!

Page Stationery Promotion

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We are pleased to announce that Page Stationery is running a promotion through the end of the summer.  Order 100 Save the Dates, Wedding Invitations, RSVP Cards or Reception Cards and you will receive 25 free.  Make your appointment toady with our stationery expert Lauren (212.327.0100 or lauren@theweddinglibrary.com).

Also, you can find Page’s Wedding Coasters and Wedding Day Sign Kit in our Shop.

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