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Within these pages you will find information, links, answers to questions and, other wedding event resources. In one convenient location you will be able to review a wide range of wedding information.

We recommend that you post questions in response to the articles below; answers are posted freely.

Finally you may contact us to engage our services as a wedding planner. We also provide travel arrangements for your out of town guests and affordable honeymoon packages.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Destination Weddings

The perfect couple, wedding and honeymoon all in one beautiful destination!

A wedding day should be absolutely perfect, with dear family and friends on hand to witness sacred vows in a breathtaking location. Destination Weddings from Travel Impressions bring all of those elements together in one magical place and time.

In addition to great packages, the bride and groom will receive a $250 air credit per couple and a $250 American Express Gift Cheque.

Booking Window: July 1, 2009 - August 15, 2009 Travel Window: November 6-30 2010

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

First Look at Laura Mercier's Colour Collection

Join Henri Bendel for a first look at Laura Mercier's fresco colour collection

August 4 -8 at Henri Bendel
712 5th Ave

Don't miss out Book an appointment with Angela Hicks top Laura Mercier Makeup Artist, and receive a complimentary mini nude tinted moisturizer.

To reserve your appointment today, please call 212-904-7965 or visit the Laura Mercier counter at Bendel's 5th Ave flagship.

The new Fresco Collection layers cheeks and lips in rich autumnal hues while eyes are softly diffused in earth tones with a pop of teal.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Plaza Colon in Granada

Granada is the oldest colonial city in Nicaragua and the entire Western Hemisphere. Museums have opened, including one of the finest in the country, the private Mi Museo, and new hotels and restaurants are increasing at a fast pace. Most of Granada's streets are quite narrow due to the city's layout before the advent of motorized vehicles.

Hotel Plaza Colon is located right in front of Parque Colón, known as Parque Central in the historical city of Granada. The hotel is set in an elegant antique colonial house that has been restored to its original style and architecture, with external courtyards and balconies overlooking Central Park and the Cathedral.

You can take a horse drawn carriage right at the front of the Hotel and tour the city around. Don Simon Cafeteria, just aside from the Hotel, will offer you a typical breakfast and a taste of the best Nicaraguan coffee. Granada has a cheerful night life full of bars and lounges.

Laguna de Apoyo is a volcano crater lake that can be seen from Mirador de Catarina. Only a half-hour drive or bus ride away from Granada, you reach the mirador by going through the village of Catarina, known for its nurseries of wonderful flowering plants and for local crafts.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Bridal Garden Sale Up To 75% Off Retail

The Bridal Garden currently has hundreds of dresses with over 60 top designers represented.

Designers include Ulla Maija, Lela Rose, Angel Sanchez, Elizabeth Fillmore, Judd Waddell, Birnbaum & Bullock, Junko Yoshioka, Morgan Le Fay, Eugenia, Marisa, and many more.

Proceeds benefit education for disadvantaged children of New York City.

By Appointment Only 7/27/2009 - 8/16/2009
Mon-Fri 12pm-8pmSat & Sun 11am-7pm
54 W. 21st St.(btwn. 5th & 6th Aves.) Suite 907
New York, NY 10010
(212) 252-0661


Friday, July 17, 2009

Celebrate in Paradise the Wedding of your dreams

Park Royal Cozumel - Package $1,150

Special room rate from 85.00 per person per night double occupancy, all inclusive
Welcome Drink during the check in
VIP Treatment for the Bridal & Groom
Free upgrade Presidential Suite
2 T-shirts in couple’s room
10% off massage service
20% off Cozumel Country Club Golf Course
20% off food & beverage service (Wedding banquet)

A specially appointed area for your ceremony on the beach
Ceremony table linens and set up
All document arrangements
Registration Fee
Marriage License and Certificate
Judge Fee
Wedding Translated into English
Floral top wedding cake for up to 6 people
Bridal Bouquet
Groom’s boutonniere
Domestic Champagne for a toast
6 covered ceremony chairs

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mandalay Bay's Minus5 Ice Lounge

Minus5 Ice Lounge an all-ice indoor bar and lounge. Nearly everything in this 2000 square foot space is made of ice, from the walls, tables and hand sculpted figures to the benches and glasses.Most people only last 30 to 45 minutes in here, a loaner parka comes with paid admission. However there is a $20 fur-coat upgrade which seems like a good investment.

Nightclubs periodically redecorate to keep decor fresh, the lounge plans to update its look frequently. Every six months, the walls will be refilled with fresh ice. Every six weeks, sculptors will create new figures.

Marketing focus has been on small events, small-group meetings and even weddings. At the far end of the lounge is a chapel like area built from ice stained windows and pews, ice sculptures and an ice candelabra. Hosting parties price varies, but the cost of admission $30 which includes a vodka cocktail. The lounge also features a $70 VIP experience that includes two cocktails, a fur coat upgrade, a 5x7 framed photo and souvenir Eskimo hat.

Adjacent to the Ice Lounge is the Minus5 Lodge, its warm, inviting counterpart. Ironwood beams, leatherseats, an open hearth and artifact from famous explorers convey a rustic feel, as if stepping off the slopes into a camping lodge in Aspen. Available for group functions and private parties, the lodge seats 150 in a cocktail style seating.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jamaica's Half Moon resort offers Alluring Wedding Package

Allure, its latest all-inclusive wedding deal.

The ultimate affordable destination wedding package priced at $19,000 is available through December 14 at the 398-unit, 400-acre property.

The Allure package covers wedding planning services, a ceremony and a reception for as many as 50 guests, as well as extra services.

For the ceremony, guests booking the Allure package are provided a marriage officer; marriage license with certified copies; tropical bouquets for the bride and three bridesmaids; four tropical boutonnieres for groom and groomsmen; two corsages, for the mothers of the bride and groom; tropical flower decorations; and a violinist, guitarist or saxophonist.

Half Moon offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites a major consideration in a tropical destination such as Jamaica where rain can materialize unexpectedly.

Allure receptions include six tropical table centerpieces; votive candles; four-hour open bar, including post-ceremony cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres; buffet dinner or three-course plated dinner; disc jockey (four hours); and a three-tiered vanilla wedding cake.

In addition, couples enjoy three hours of photography service, with 60 5x7 prints; professional make-up at the resort salon for the bride; the services of a wedding planner; and wedding location set-up to include chair ties and a public address system.

Couples can customize the Allure package with additional options to suit individual needs and tastes.

Wedding guests on even tighter budgets who opt to stay at less expensive resorts near Half Moon still enjoy free access to the property on the day of the ceremony and reception

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Marriage of Food & Wine

A growing number of couples are planning their special event around wine and with good reason.

A wine focused reception is fun and exciting. The long stemmed glasses set an expectaton for something a little more elegant. And like you and your betrothed, food and wine make a beautiful couple.

Even non-wine drinkers can get into the spirit. Most people like trying new things, so those who generally don't drink wine may drink it a wedding. Having some well chosen wines will give those people a unique experience to take away with them.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Kate’s Paperie Bridal Brunches are back!

Let Kate’s wedding professionals give you the inside scoop on designing the perfect wedding invitation, from the type of paper to the method of printing. Plus, you’ll receive a special discount just for stopping by!

Here’s a list of the dates and locations:

Each session is from 10am – 11:30am.
March 22nd - Soho
April 19th - 3rd Ave
May 3rd - Greenwich
May 17th - 57th St
June 14th - Soho
July 12th - 3rd Ave
August 9th - 57th St

Admission to this event is $10 per attendee. Each person will receive a $10 Kate’s gift card.

In addition, whether you are ordering your wedding suite, business cards or social stationery through Kate’s Custom Printing Department, you will receive a Kate’s Paperie Giftcard for 15% of your total (custom printing) purchase through May 7th. It’s Kate’s way of celebrating the New Year and thanking you for your custom stationery purchase. *Note: This gift card cannot be used toward initial purchase.

Reservations required. To reserve a space, please call Judy at 212.630.0710 ext. 304.