{CUE Real Corporate Event}: Informatica 2011

After our numerous CUE Real Wedding posts, the girls at CUE thought it was a real treat when we received the opportunity to share with you our new CUE Real Corporate Event featuring Informatica.

This was CUE’s third annual collaboration with Informatica! We were hired not only for our planning expertise, but for our keen eye for design. The Estrela Penthouse at Le Parker Meridien NY is a beautiful space with gorgeous views.  Our task was to divide the room into two: one side dedicated as a meeting space and the other for a cocktail reception.

Inspired by the event title, The Decadence, we positioned huge blocks of decadent chocolate across the reception tables as centerpieces. There was also a chocolate fountain and a delicious chocolate cake created by Nine Cakes all perfectly complemented by Warre’s Vintage Porto.

Immensely popular were miniature omelets prepared by chefs from Norma’s restaurant at Le Parker Meridian, famous for its Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s most expensive omelet at $1000.

All of these components played into the decadent theme. Here are some photos taken throughout the event:

Venue: Le Parker Meridian New York Hotel

Florist: Spina De’fiori

Photography: Bree Michael Warner

Chocolate Cake: Nine Cakes

Chocolate Fountain: Divalicious Chocolate

Designer: Curtain Up Events

It was such a pleasure working with Informatica again and we look forward to working with them for years to come.



Dress of the Week: Justin Alexander

This is another great dress to add to our weekly Dress of the Week collection. It was designed by Justin Alexander. He takes a traditional wedding dress and transforms it into something simple yet fun and flirty just by cutting the skirt a couple of inches.

Photos Courtesy of Justin Alexander

This 1950’s style tea length gown has a gorgeous Sabrina neckline. It’s embroidered, satin, cut-out lace is accented with a cummerbund Silk Dupion band adorned with a crystal brooch adorned bow at the natural waist. This gown also has a keyhole back fastened with covered buttons.

Justin Alexander’s creation is something right out of a  fairy tale. What was your favorite dress growing up?


Dress of the Week: Melissa Sweet

As the summer draws to a close, we open up our palette to suit next season’s foliage. There are the usual colors such as orange, brown and red, but the girls at CUE like to focus on colors that complement and make each event differ from the next.

For this week’s dress of the week we are shifting our focus from bride to bridesmaids. Not only are these women a great support system for brides, they also play a major role during the ceremony by simply showcasing what they are wearing and thereby serving as a significant element of the design palette. Melissa Sweet created a wonderful dress that is featured in majestic.

Courtesy of Priscilla of Boston

The plunging back with floral detail is one of the best features of this dress. Since the weather is cool and breezy during the fall, the enclosed front of the dress will keep the gals warm while at the same time maintaining some sassy style when viewed from the back. Lastly, the loose bottom will not restrict the bridesmaids when sitting or, more importantly, dancing. These girls will also be spending the whole day getting ready for the big day, so comfort is key!

What other color options would you choose when wearing this dress?