Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Photo: BBJ Linen

Such a great tool ladies. BBJ Linen has developed an online tool to design your wedding day table...try it out. It's really fun and I love using it myself to propose linen ideas to my brides. ENJOY!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Photo Credit: Max & Chloe

One of my past brides is the owner of the super stylish Max & Chloe jewelry website. I can literally spend hours on the site...and I have. I was even lucky enough to receive these gifts from her (thanks again)!! Recently Max & Chloe blogged about the perfect bridesmaid gift, personalized/monogrammed necklaces and I couldn't agree more. See the entire personalized collection here. They also have the most beautiful bridal jewelry and tons of choices for bridesmaid gifts.

This week they are offering a 25% off discount site wide
Use promo code DAILYCANDY25 at checkout

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Photo Credit: Map Envelope

I love DIY...so when I came across Map Envelope I fell in love fast...especially since they are free!! These would be really cute for save the dates or RSVP cards. Leave it to Etsy to have an AMAZING option (just type in map envelope for so many more)! These are also pretty rad. The hubby and I are house hunting and I totally plan on using these printable envelopes for our moving announcements...well this week anyway.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


September 2010 is shaping up to be a very special month for me...2 outstanding weddings on the Brooklyn waterfront AND the wedding of a cousin! September will end with a bang with the wedding of Regina and Nikolai. Regina and Nikolai are totally sweet and have the hippest ideas, which I can't wait to share with you after the wedding. The wedding will be chock full of DIY, which you all know I love. The ceremony will be held in the Library Room at the Brooklyn Historic Society and the reception is at Bubby's in Dumbo.

ANYWAY...Regina and Nikolai are finalist in a free wedding photography contest held by the fabulous photographers at Unusually Fine. Regina and Nikolai (click here to learn a little about them) are so deserving of this, so if you have time, click here to cast your vote!

Thanks Y'all!!

Friday, March 19, 2010


I'm on an invitation kick so naturally I want to showcase a favorite designer of mine, Bird and Banner. I'm totally obsessed with the invitations above. I love the unexpected touches they add to all their pieces. My heart skipped a beat when I saw these business cards of a favorite blog of mine...and I just about died the first time I saw these.

I can totally see you DIY brides out there whipping something like this up!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Photo Credit: Click on Pics

I've always had a serious love affair with letterpress, but let's face it, it's not in everyones budget...and that's OK! I'm actually a huge believer that when choosing your paper products, the actual paper is first and foremost...printing method second. If you choose a nice heavy/luxe paper your golden.

Lately I've been coveting custom embossers. Embossers are an inexpensive way to personalize all of your wedding day paper. The best part is that you will have the embosser forever!! You can emboss everything from your save the dates, invites, napkins, the list goes on. Neiman Marcus has the sweetest butterfly embosser that would make for a lovely shower gift or springtime wedding.

Check out WG Press and all their samples and you too will want a custom embosser stat!! Other great sites are Paper Source, Ballard, Horchow and even Williams and Sonoma (why not put it on your registry).

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Photo found here

I am forever in love with wedding venues that have a view. I just learned about The New York Academy of Sciences new event space located at 7 World Trade Center. I can't wait to learn more about it, visit it, and maybe even host an event there! The views are stunning. If this looks as cool to you as it does to me, check out their "wedding pack", the space, the photo gallery, and the uber cool green factor!!

Friday, March 5, 2010


If you found your way to the blog...then you already realized that Bespoke Affairs FINALLY has a new website! Nothing fancy and still needs a lot of work...but it's a start. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Photo Credit: Danny Weiss

Here's a sneak peak at the photo shoot I was telling you about. More to come, including all the vendors involved. For now...visit Danny's blog for eye candy overload!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Photos found here

As an event designer I am forever inspired by the world around me...whether it's by flipping through the pages of Elle Decor or just walking around NYC getting ideas from the local sites and sounds. When I'm designing an event it is paramount for me to get to know the client(s) so that I can pull inspiration from their daily life in order to make the event truly bespoke. Because lets face it, at the end of the day it's not about how much money you spend, but that the day reflects who you are and speaks volumes to your guests. I find myself inspired the most by couples that really want their guests to "know a little more about them". For example, I love it when a couple tells me about their favorite restaurant, memorable vacation spots or even if they give me a swatch of their favorite fabric...that always gets the creative juices flowing!

Today I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite images (that I fall in love with over and over again). I consider myself a bit of a throwback, so naturally I'm in love with everything vintage and Vogue. I especially love Jean Patchett, pictured in the first three images. Happy Tuesday!