Wednesday, May 25, 2011

IRIS Makeup & Spa

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Monday, December 27, 2010

10 New Year’s Eve Wedding Favor Ideas

Blow Horns and Party Hats Write your names and wedding date on the party hats and give out blow horns, etc. in a small gift bag.

Champagne Give your guests small bottles of champagne with personalized labels.

Hershey Kisses Wrap several silver foiled Hershey Kisses in gold or silver netting. Tie with a silver/gold or black bow.

Festive Mini Candy Jar Start with a baby food jar or other small jar. Paint the top in silver or gold acrylic paints. Attach a personalized label to the jar with your names and wedding date. Spread glue over the cover and the jar and roll in gold and/or silver glitter (don't cover over the label). Fill with colorful mints or candies. Tie a silver ribbon and bow around neck of bottle.

Personalized Calendar There's a lot of software that can help you create personalized calendars for the new year. If you don't wish to do this on your own, pick out some really nice photos (either personal photos, landscape scenes, etc.) and take it to a local copy shop to print for you.

Fortune Cookies See what the New Year has in store for your wedding guess. Wrap fortune cookie favors in netting or place in small, decorated favor bags/boxes for each guest.

Fortune Bubble Ornaments Another fortune idea is to purchase plastic, see-through round ornaments (at craft stores). Separate the bubble, place a rolled up fortune scroll in each ornament. Add some curled ribbon and put the two halves back together. Attach a ribbon to hang the ornaments. For an added touch and a centerpiece for your tables, put silver painted tree branches (secured in decorated pots) on each table and hang the ornaments from the tree.

Past Year CD Pick several of your favorite or number 1 chart songs from the past year and burn them on CD to give as favors. Label it "The Best of 2003" or "Our Favorites of 2003".

Glow-in-the-Dark Items Glow in the dark items are very popular now at New Year's. Give you guests any type of glow in the dark item such as stars, cups, necklaces, fiber optic wands, fun eye glasses, etc.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Colonial Inn in Norwood, NJ

Your wedding iwll be even more memorable when it is held at the new Colonial Inn. Our traditional styled chandeliers lend an atmosphere of elegance to your affair. The banquet staff is prepared to anticipate your evey need. Their attention to detail will assure you that your affair will be flawless. From the moment your guests arrive for the elegant cocktail hour, through your exquisitely prepared meal of either classic or international cuisine, they assure you your wedding will be "an affair to remember."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Midtown Loft & Terrace in NYC

If you are looking for a space with the perfect ambience to hold an unforgettable ceremony and wedding reception, we can find the right fit for you. We suggest that you have your ceremony on the Midtown Terrace featuring fantastic Manhattan panoramas, and your reception in our immaculate and elegantMidtown Loft. Our knowledgeable staff can take care of your catering and decor needs to make your wedding a lasting impression

Midtown Terrace (3,400 square ft), our largely open-air terrace can accommodate up to 200 people. The perfect party venue for use in any season. If your guests need to relax, they can use the outdoor cigar lounge to enjoy the views.

The landscaped, wrap-around terrace provides a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline, featuring fantastic panoramas that include the Empire State Building and the majestic Marble Collegiate Church. The carved white stone railing that surrounds the terrace adds a subtle hint of classic elegance to the scene. Beginning in November 2010, Midtown Terrace will feature a retractable glass enclosure, allowing outside events and entertaining year round.

Also part of the terrace is the upscale interior space that features mahogany wood floors, copper windows, antique copper light fixtures and a magnificent working fireplace. It’s ideal for drinks and conversation and adds an entirely new dimension to the Midtown Terrace experience. In a city that prides itself on spectacle, Midtown Terrace is a truly unique, tasteful and spectacular event space.

Beginning 2011, the Terrace will feature a retractable glass enclosure, allowing events and entertaining year round.

Midtown Loft (5,000 square ft), our premiere indoor event space, accommodates up to 300 people for cocktails and comfortably seats 180 for formal dinners. Windows on four sides of the space offer dramatic city views while allowing in natural sunlight to bring out the full warmth of the polished oak wood floors. With tall ceilings, marble bathrooms, central air, adjustable spot lighting and a fully equipped kitchen, Midtown Loft is both striking and functional, providing an upbeat milieu that complements its location on the world’s most famous avenue.

From weddings, private celebrations, to product launches, fashion shows, fundraisers and trade shows – the loft space can accommodate them all. Various setup options are available, from small intimate receptions to large cocktails parties of up to 300 people.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Golf Theme Wedding Ideas

Location: The perfect location for a golf-theme wedding and reception is a golf course or country club. The existing décor already sets the stage for your celebration. Remember to have a solid back up plan if you are planning to hold the ceremony and/or reception outside on an actual golf course.

Announcements/Invitations: Announce your engagement on cards that look like flags on a golf green! If you are planning a formal wedding, use an elegant invitations that have been printed on card stock that has a pattern similar to the indentations of a golf ball. Use a sheet of vellum paper to soften the look. To continue the theme, glue tiny “golf balls” (pearls) to the top of the invitation. The couple heading out for a day on the links will surely let your guests know how much fun is in store for them on your wedding day!

Colors: The color scheme should be white and green with subtle splashes of yellow and red. Think late spring or summer day at the golf course!

Ladies’ Attire: Your dress should be a simple summery dress. Consider a halter style or sleeveless dress with a detachable train. Pearl beading on your dress and a pearl encrusted tiara will go a long way toward reinforcing the golf ball theme! If your wedding is to be a casual affair, consider having golf attire made out of lace and satin. Attach veiling to a matching golf visor! Your bridesmaids should be dressed in a style that is similar to the bride. Consider green or yellow for their dresses or golf attire! Have them wear pearls as their jewelry to provide continuity to the theme.

Men’s Attire: Your groom will look very handsome in either a sports coat with a fun golf-themed tie or in traditional golf attire. Set him apart from the rest of the men in the wedding party by having him wear a different color tie or shirt. Again, the groomsmen and ushers should be dressed to complement the groom. If the wedding is casual, set the groom apart by honoring him with a golf cap that lets the world know that this is his big day!

Flower Girl’s Attire: Dress the flower girl in a simple summer dress, either in white or yellow. Have her carry a basket that has a large pearl (golf ball) as the focal point of the décor. An option to having her scatter loose flower petals might be to attach flower blossoms to golf tees and have her drop these on either side of the aisle.

Ring Bearer’s Attire: Dress the ring bearer in the style of a caddy—complete with knickers, sleeveless sweater vest, long sleeve shirt and argyle socks! Decorate the ring pillow with plastic white golf balls or golf charms. Another option might be to decorate the pillow with a golf flag and have the rings carried in on the flagpole.

Rehearsal Dinner: Instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner, hold a golf tournament the day before the wedding. Gather for a picnic at the end of the day to present the awards (attendants’ gifts) and for toasts to the bride and groom. Don’t forget the flower girl and ring bearer and all their hard work in making this a very special day!

Flowers/Decorations: Pew bows could have small round white flower balls attached to them or use golf flags on each pew. The bridal bouquet should be all white to resemble a golf ball. Accent the bouquets with stephanotis, gardenia, camellia, and orchids. The arrangements at the ceremony and reception site should be informal, as befitting a golf club.

Ceremony Accessories: Use indoor/outdoor grass/carpeting as an isle runner. Keep a supply of mini-pencils handy for your guests to send you their best wishes in your guest book. Attach tees to your unity candle to complement the links feel as you seal your wedding vows for now and for always. However, if your wedding is actually taking place on a golf course, consider sealing your vows with a shot for the hole together!

Transportation: Use “Just Married” decorations for the golf carts that will carry you and your wedding party from the ceremony site to the reception.

Reception Ideas: The 19th Hole of your favorite golf club is the ideal location for a golf themed wedding reception. The décor is already in place, and the room needs only a few added touches to create a festive atmosphere. Decorate the food table with an ice sculpture that is in the shape of a golf bag. Display food trays on top of different shaped green placemats to simulate different greens. Use white chocolate golf balls to hold up the tiers of the wedding cake. Decorate the groom’s cake like a golf green with a bridal couple taking a shot at the hole! Use golf tees to hold place cards in place on the tables. Consider using scorecards as place cards! Simply write only one name per card! Have guests capture the spirit of the day with these sparkling cameras!

Wedding Favors: Have golf balls personalized and present them in these great holders to your guests as a token of your appreciation. Any golfer would appreciate this bottle opener to have on warm days on the links.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony Part I

The tea ceremony is the most significant event in a modern Chinese Wedding as the traditional three prayers ceremony is usually not practiced.
The bride is formally introduced to the groom's family through the Chinese wedding tea ceremony. It will usually take place on the wedding day when most of the family members are present.
If some members are not available, supplementary sessions can be conducted at the wedding dinner or at other convenient times and locations.

When will you serve tea?

The tea ceremony for the groom's side is usually in the morning once the couple has settled down a bit in the bridal home.
Traditionally teochew bride is fetched to the groom's home before daylight. If it is really too early and the groom's relatives have not arrived for the tea ceremony, the couple can have a short rest or an outdoor photo-session while waiting.
Tea ceremony for the relatives on the bride's side is usually held in the afternoon when the couple complete the "bride's home visit."
In some family, the bride (and some will choose to do so together with the groom) may serve her parents tea in the morning before she is married. When she returns for the bride's home visit, she is already a married woman.

Order of service, grandparents or parents first?

The order of service is usually:

  • parents,
  • grandparents,
  • grand-uncles and grand-aunties,
  • uncles and aunties,
  • elder brothers and sisters,
  • elder cousins

However, there are also families that prefer to serve the grandparents tea before the parents.

Within each generation, dad's relatives are served before mom's relatives.