Thursday, May 28, 2009

Get Married Announces New National Wedding Magazine

Hot off the press

Get Married, the only multi-channeled wedding planning resource with platforms online and on television every weekday, announces today a third platform – a new, glossy national wedding magazine – making it the most comprehensive and integrated wedding resource. Get Married magazine is scheduled to publish its first issue October 2009. Tagged as a "new shopping & trend guide for the savvy bride," Get Married magazine extends the brand loyalty of Get Married’s Lifetime Television show viewers and users who crave unique and integrated content. This third platform brings a tactile and fresh experience to a new generation of brides who aspire to discover new inspirations on TV, online and in print.

"Get Married magazine rounds out our truly integrated approach to wedding planning, and will continue to capture the excitement of brides who watch, surf and read their way through designing every moment of their wedding celebration,” said Stacie Francombe, founder and president of Get Married and "Get Married magazine will reinterpret the rules and translate the latest wedding trends, while offering a new perspective in an uplifting, edgy voice for creatively-innovative and inspirationally-driven brides."

In addition to offering a platform for the most sought-after wedding experts to share tips and ideas, Get Married magazine offers brides choices and guidance, and the first several issues will be distributed to approximately 300,000 brides. With smarter editorializing, Get Married magazine fills a void in the marketplace, combining planning with shopping, which is often a simultaneous process for brides. According to Magazine Publishers of America’s 2008 Survey, magazine readership is growing. In fact, 85 percent of Americans read magazines, and readership grew during the last five years, with audience growth more than all other media except the internet. Likewise, the average number of issues read by 25-34 year olds has increased 11.5 percent since 2004, an important factor for Get Married’s target demographic.

About Get Married Get Married, a national, integrated multi-media wedding planning destination, is the only resource that reaches couples through a highly synergized, tri-media platform: a TV show on Lifetime Television, a highly-trafficked website ( and a glossy print publication. Whether you watch, read or surf, Get Married makes wedding planning a piece of cake. Get Married connects brides with local and national wedding professionals and industry experts through entertainment and news. Hosted by Colin Cowie, premier lifestyle expert and celebrity event designer, Get Married is the most-watched wedding entertainment program on television. The second season of Get Married's daily half-hour television series airs at 7:30 am ET/PT on Lifetime Television, the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. Video segments from the show are available online 24/7 at, along with articles, picture galleries, blogs and an interactive shop.

Here's a sneak peek at the first cover:

For more information on how to receive a single free copy or in bulk, please contact

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Paperie Wednesday - Grapevine Paperie

Etched Plexiglass Invitation

Letterpress Suite includes Save the Date, invitation and ceremony fan.
Embellished with a hand dyed satin ribbon.

Boarding Pass Save the Date

3 panel pocket invitation folder.

Save the Date fan book ready to ship in a gold metal tin.

Gorgeous red Save the Date magnet

Linen invitation box, shown in sage holds invitation, directions and response card.

CD Favor

Grapevine is a couture paperie and invitation design studio owned by Karen Bartolomei. Karen creates beautiful wedding invitations and stationary that can fit any style of wedding. To view more invitation designs, click here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Freestyle Friday: Pakistani Wedding

Short & Sweet

the game

Today the CW announced that The Game will not be renewed for another season and has been cancelled.  On friday, the season finale was aired.  During the finale, Melanie and Derwin got married. Melanie wore a short wedding dress (see picture above).  Many brides will not wear a short wedding dress, because it’s not traditional.  Styles have evolved and brides are starting to wear “untraditional” dresses on their wedding day.  I think we will see more short wedding dresses since the airing of this show.  In case you are thinking of considering a short dresses, here are a few styles to consider.

melissa sweet shortMelissa Sweet

vineyard short

Vineyard Collection

amsale shory


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Paperie Wednesday - Gourmet Invitations

I am a huge fan of gorgeous paper. I believe that the type of paper used for invitations sets the tone for your event. I came across Gourmet Invitations and fell in love. The name says it all. Gourmet Invitations designs custom invitations that are beautiful keepsakes. I highly recommend working with Gourmet Invitations, you will not be disappointed.

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Below are my absolute favorite
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I’m Over It

Recently I was on twitter and saw a tweet from JuneBugWeddings regarding I’m Over It, so of course I had to check it out.   I’m Over It is a company that rents gorgeous jewelry for weddings and other special occasions.  I’m Over It allows you to wear jewelry like the celebrities but without the expensive price tag.  Here are some of my favorites


ABS  by Allen Schwartz (this would be absolutely perfect for an Indian wedding)

imoverit crawford

Crawford Collection


imoverit garland

Garland Collection

imoverit taylor

Taylor Collection

imoverit blue topaz

Blue Topaz with bow (perfect for your something blue)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pamper Me Pink & the Blue Lounge

Exquisite Affairs has the pleasure of working with three non-profit organizations this year and planning fundraisers for the organizations as well as bringing awareness. We will be working with the Tower Cancer Research Foundation, Sickle Cell Disease Research Foundation and the Epilepsy Center.

On August 30, 2009, we will be sponsoring the Pamper Me Pink & the Blue Lounge event at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Pamper Me Pink is a day of pampering, beauty treatments and shopping. This event will benefit the Tower Cancer Research Foundation.

Tower Cancer Research Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded in 1996. The foundation conducts clinical trials in order to develop new treatment for patients suffering from cancer and blood disorders. During its first year Tower conducted six research studies involving twenty patients. Today, Tower conducts over fifty clinical trials involving over two hundred patients. Tower Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to providing one on one care to all of their patients suffering from cancer or blood disorders. The goal of the foundation is to accelerate the development of cancer treatments, educate and create awareness of prevention and treatment options, expand patient support services & promote community education, and establish strategic alliances to promote cancer research.

We are extremely excited about this event and working with the Tower Cancer Research Foundation. As the date approaches we will update the event page on our website and blog with information regarding the event.

Say I Do with Mirassou

Mirassou Winery is giving away $10,000; a trip to New York for a 4 hour wedding consultation with a Brides editor; a Reed and Barton 5 piece dinner service for eight; 5 piece flatware for eight; and 3 piece crystal stemware for eight. To enter the contest, enter here. Contestants will be required to answer questions in order to enter the contest.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shoe Fetish

I love to see brides show their style and personality with their wedding shoes. Here are a few shoes that I found that I like.

Christian Louboutin Petal Sandal

Badgley Mischka

Benjamin Adam

Diane Lyn

Jonathan Jayne

Kate Spade -Lovely

Martinez Valero

Friday, May 8, 2009

Say I Do with J. Crew

Sophia Gown

Whitney Gown

Nathalie Gown

Madison Gown

Lucinda Gown

Cotton Cady Alex Gown

For the Budget Savy Bride, J. Crew offers wedding gowns that will not break the bank. These wedding gowns range in price from $295.00 to $3,000.00. The dresses come in a variety of fabrics such as Cotton, Tulle, Linen, Crepe, Chiffom, and Silk Duponi. J. Crew also offers bridesmaids dress that range in price for $165.00 to $495.00. Bridesmaids dress can match the style of the brides dress or you can choose a style or styles that will compliment your wedding dress. The best part about these dresses is that they can be worn again to any event.

Delores Dress - Bridesmaids

Lorelei Dress - Bridesmaids

Sophia Dress - Bridesmaids