Fall busy-ness, October wedding madness & Trade events

. 2008-10-27
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admit it. I’ve neglected my blog. Noticeably. So much so that three of my recent brides have said “weren’t you going to blog about this??” OOPS. So apologies for falling behind in so many things and thank you all for your reminders as not only do they motivate me to actually UPDATE but it makes me realize that people are reading along with the blog (if not actually leaving comments *hint, hint* )

October is without a doubt one of the busiest times for us as the fall foliage decorating the backdrops, the semi warm yet cool temperatures and the general beauty that is the autumn season makes it especially popular to get married. As Rob and I got married on Columbus Day weekend six years ago (has it really been 6??) I have to agree that this is one of the best times of years for a wedding. And I have many ‘real weddings’ to showcase to you over the next few days/weeks - beautiful garden weddings, elegant hall weddings and weddings that seem to be spiritually engulfed in emotion. I may be exhausted over the work but I’m renewed each time with the reality that I truly get to see such beauty, such love and such emotion in each individual celebration.

Beyond weddings we were busy with some tradeshows and events to attend. Rob attended the Photo Plus Expo which is without a doubt the largest Photography Expo. I was rather jealous that I was not able to attend that with him as he reported back to me how absolutely enthralled he was in the latest in technology and offerings. These events always serve as inspiration for new ideas and opportunities to add to our already illustrious list of contributions at Colorblind Productions. They also serve to deplete bank accounts in the desire for the newest and generally coolest gadgets. He attended with one of our photographers Maggie who took advantage of several seminars. I totally expect to attend this event myself next year!

Rob and I took the time to visit The Wedding Salon. It is a luxury wedding showcase in New York City. We went specifically look at the latest in luxury ideas, designs and companies. It is generally a bridal show but one where the exhibitors are by invitation only and the target market is elite clientele.

Not being a bride (and lesson learned as I made the mistake and told the registration desk that I wasn't one) I missed out on the goodie bag. I did get samples at booths. It was held at the Prince George Ballroom a stunning space that had to unfortunate luck of losing the general aesthetic of the room's grandeur in the midst of vendor booths and throngs of guests. Models walked around in stunning gowns and honestly answered my questions on the weight of the dresses and their personal opinion as to whether they could feasibly dance in them. I did speak to some vendors and exchanged business cards. The illustrious Sylvia Weinstock was there and I was able to talk to her, but I was so flustered and intimidated that I couldn't even bear to ask her to take a picture with me which I really wanted. And with cake tastings of her and other cake artists I was in heaven. I took pictures (mostly of the tablescapes design firms/florists put together.)

What you can't see in this first one (Rob took the pictures as I perused the vendors) was that the flowers actually wrap around the entire pedestal of the table and is visible through the glass tabletop.

I met the designer of this and got to talk to him about his inspiration on this piece. It was pretty damn cool to have that conversation. I love gold and he was as happy as I was to know that gold has made a comeback in its competition with silver based metals

What was cool about this florist is they had price boxes. You gave them your cost of centerpiece and they provided a box with examples of work that was in the budget you gave.

And how gorgeous are these seat covers? My friend Michelle of Everyday Celebrating was so infatuated with them that not only did she blog about them but she has told me how much she loves them EVERY DAY since I showed them to her and is obsessed in finding them.

Delicious cakes!!!


Anonymous said...

those chairs are from Chameleon Chairs & Classic Party Rentals. They're not chair covers. they are actual chairs. they've been on the market for about 5 years.

D @ Colorblind Productions said...

Oh Michelle will be so happy to know I'll share it with her. Thank you anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas and tips.