Dress of the Week: Enzoani “Indira”

Our featured “Dress of the Week” is the “Indira” by Enzoani.

We have been enamored of sleeves recently, and this gown caught our attention. The way “Indira”  fits, tying around the waist really flatters a woman’s beautiful curves.

We also love the sweetheart bodice complimented by the sheer lace neckline. When looking closely at the details you can see just how delicate the carefully embroidered fabric is.

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Photo courtesy of Enzoani

We admire the long train this dress provides! There is nothing like walking down the aisle and having the drama of a beautiful long train of gorgeous fabric behind you.

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Photo courtesy of Enzoani

The plunging back adds the right amount of sexy to a classic shape.

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Photo courtesy of Enzoani

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XO- Amanda :)

O say can you see…

…this festive red, white & blue margarita!  The Curtain Up Events team cooked this up ourselves to get started celebrating the 4th.

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 Recipe makes one (1) Margarita. Adjust your recipe according to the number of guests you are serving!

CUE Patriotic Margarita:

2 ounces of your favorite tequila

1 ounce of Peach Schnapps (our fancy twist!)

1 cup of strawberries with the stems removed

juice of 1/2 a lime.

Mint sprig to garnish.

Assemble all of the ingredients in a blender and fill with ice, blend until the consistency is nice and smooth. Before pouring, wipe the rim of each glass with a lime wedge, and then lightly salt each rim. Voila! Your drinks will look professionally done! On a side note, our blue salt was created by adding a few drops of  food coloring into a bowl of  plain salt, however, once the drink began to melt- it got a little messy. We suggest you skip the food coloring, as our fingers may still have a hint of blue on them! Our mixologists are certain that this margarita is sure to be a hit at your Independence Day gathering this year- enjoy responsibly!

Cheers!

  – Joe

Reem Acra “Divine Girl”

We are proud to feature the “Divine Girl” wedding gown by Reem Acra for our “Dress of the Week.”

We are loving this strapless dress we’ve selected from Reem Acra‘s Spring 2014 collection.

I especially love how the triangular lace design reveals and defines the torso while bestowing a slimming effect at the waist. And be sure to take a close look at that lace to truly appreciate the gorgeous design chosen by Reem Acra for this dress in particular.

Also, the way the fabric overlaps as it wraps around the bust adds still another level of elegance to this gown.

This is an exceptional dress for the bride who wants to feel like a princess, yet still flaunt an edgy-meets-classy air.

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Photo Courtesy of Reem Acra

For more stunning dresses by Reem Acra please visit

http://www.reemacra.com

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xo,

Amanda

CUE Vendor Spotlight: City Sweets & Confections

The Vendor Spotlight series is back!!!!

 Not only do we bring you the latest bridal fashion fresh off the runway, but here at CUE, we like to feature different vendors, both new to the business and veteran favorites we love to work with.

 We felt it was very fitting to bring back our vendor spotlight feature with one of our all time favorite vendors, City Sweets & Confections!!!

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Photo Courtesy of Caroline Frost Photography

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Photo Courtesy of Caroline Frost Photography 

City Sweets is a couture cake art studio that specializes in creating beautiful, delicious, and unique wedding cakes.

Deborah Lauren founded City Sweets & Confections in 2000, where she has been creating custom designed cakes ever since.

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Photo Courtesy of City Sweets

Not only does City Sweets offer an amazing selection of flavors, but they pride themselves on using only the freshest ingredients!!!

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Photo Courtesy of City Sweets

The CUE girls love cake and are never disappointed when working with City Sweets. Not only are the cakes absolutely delicious, working with Deborah Lauren is a real treat. Deborah is such a joy to be around and her positive energy is infectious!

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Photo Courtesy of City Sweets 

The CUE team is always excited when we get to work with City Sweets and Deborah Lauren, who is as sweet as her cakes!!

Check out more information at www.citysweets.com

Make sure to keep a look out for more Vendor Spotlights and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!  :)

Xoxo, Megan

Dress of the Week: Marchesa

Happy Friday Brides!!!

Today we have a stunning gown from Marchesa’s Spring 2014 bridal collection.

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Photo Courtesy of Marchesa

Gorgeous lace detailing was definitely present on Marchesa’s runway this season and we were not sad about that!! 

This enchanting strapless, sweetheart neck gown is traditional, but has a very modern twist at the waist.

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Photo Courtesy of Marchesa 

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The back of this dress is so elegant!!

We love how the lace leads your eye right to the slight train at the bottom of the dress.

Simply Stunning!

You can check out more of Marchesa’s designs at www.marchesa.com or follow them at @marchesafashion.

See you next week for a brand new Dress of the Week feature!!

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Xoxo, Megan

Dress of the week: JUNO by Angel Rivera

Happy Friday Brides!!!

As promised, we are bringing you gowns from designer’s brand new collections!!

This week we are featuring the Juno dress from Angel Rivera’s 2014 Empire Collection.

 

Photo Courtesy of CLD Style House

“My inspiration this season was royalty of the past and present, naming each gown after a queen. In this collection, I combined soft and romantic fabrics with the dramatic detailing for which I have become known. It’s about a beautifully executed, elegant gown that evokes emotion in a bride. This is achieved in each gown and will definitely make every woman feel royal!” ~Angel Rivera, Designer

Photo Courtesy of CLD Style House

The Juno dress is a satin organza trumpet dress with a natural waistline.

Photo Courtesy of CLD Style House

This one shoulder gown showcases ruffled details that cross the bodice, extend into the one shoulder, and continue down the back into the chapel length train.

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This gown is perfectly romantic and elegant and is available in Ivory and White.

Please join us next week as we feature another design fresh off the runway!!

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Xoxo, Megan

Dress of the Week: Khione by Anne Bowen

Happy Friday Brides!!!!

Spring is finally here, which means designers are showing their newest collections!! Yay!

 This week we are featuring Khione from Anne Bowen’s latest collection.

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Photo Courtesy of Anne Bowen

This beautiful mermaid style gown is very elegant. It shows off all of your curves, while still maintaining sophistication.

The neckline is hand beaded and delicate, but my favorite part of this dress is the back…

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Photo Courtesy of Anne Bowen

The gown features an eye catching illusion back and a graceful train at the bottom, sure to take everyone’s breath away!

The hand beading on the back of this dress is intricately detailed and simply stunning!!!

If you thought Pippa Middleton made an impression, just wait until you wow your guests in this!

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Photo Courtesy of Anne Bowen

Join us next week as we feature a dress from another designer’s newest collection!

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Xoxo, Megan

Dress Of The Week: Marie Antoinette by Sareh Nouri

Happy Friday Brides!!!

This week we are featuring the stunning Marie Antoinette gown from the fabulous Sareh Nouri.

Photo Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

We are absolutely in love with this off the shoulder ball gown with illusion cap sleeves featuring a straight neckline and a ruched tulle bodice.

Notice the  hand made organza and tulle roses detailing the back.

It is available in White/Ivory and shown in Grey

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Why be like every other bride and wear white? Shine in this show stopping grey ball gown fit for a queen!!

Photos Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

See you next week with a brand new Dress of the Week feature!!!

Xoxo, Megan

Credits:
Credits for Sophie Hallette Shoot:
Gowns: Sareh Nouri www.sarehnouri.com
Laces: House of Sophie Hallette www.sophiehallette.com
Photos: Mille B Photography  www.bymilliebphotography.com
Veils & headpieces: Liv Hart for Enchanted Atelier
Hair & Makeup: Magda’s Designs www.magdadesignsbeauty.net
Floral styling: Kristin Polhemus, Reverie Events, http://reveriemade.com/
Location: Ashford Estate, http://www.theashfordestate.com/

Dress of the Week: Elisha Caplan Bridal Veils & Hair Accessories

Happy Friday Brides!!!!

The Dress of the Week is back!

This week we are highlighting what every bride needs to complete her look- Accessories! We are featuring some beautiful designs from Elisha Caplan Bridal Veils & Hair Accessories.
Elisha’s design are meant to invoke the glamour of old Hollywood.  There is a timeless sense of beauty and elegance.  Each piece is crafted by hand and extremely unique.

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Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan www.elishacaplan.con

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  Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan

Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan

She offers a wide variety of bridal veils, hair accessories, and custom belts and sashes. Check out all her gorgeous designs at www.elishacaplan.com.

We will see you next week with a brand new Dress of the Week feature!

Xoxo,

Megan

Dress of the Week: Julia by Sarah Janks

Good Morning Brides,

I hope our beautiful dress will warm you up on this snowy day. Today we have a member of the 2014 collection by Sarah Jenks, Julia.

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Photo Credit to Sarah Janks

Julia is a delicate and feminine style that is accented by patterned by floral lace. The dress’s elegant simplicity will add to your natural beauty and make you float down the aisle with a poise and grace everyone will admire.

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Photo Credit to Sarah Janks

The lace sleeves will add warmth and style in these cold winter months. For more images of Julia  and the rest of the 2014 Fall Collection, visit http://www.sarahjanks.com/!

Bye bye for now,

Georgina