Dress of the Week: Sarah Jassir

Last week we featured one of Sarah Jassir‘s gowns for our Dress of the Week. As promised, here is the second feature from her Opulence Fall 2012 Collection. This ensemble is not only one of a kind, but also sets a very high bar for those who want to succeed it. This tuxedo is properly named Regal, defined as, “of, resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent or dignified.” With this design Sarah Jassir commemorates one of New York’s greatest achievements: legalizing same-sex marriages. This is one big step into the future of eventually making same-sex marriages legal throughout the United States.

Courtesy of Sarah Jassir

The Regal, a classic silk taffeta tuxedo with beaded tulle blouse, was the opening design presented at Sarah Jassir’s show. The statement was immediate and breathtaking. Later there was an eruption of applause and cheers as the show concluded with the Regal tuxedo and Celestial gown striding down the aisle together.

We greatly applaud Sarah Jassir and her fashion statement. This tuxedo not only looks stunning beside the beautiful traditional gown, but also represents a principle one can proudly espouse.

xoxo,
Kiki

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Dress of the Week: Sarah Jassir

This week’s Dress of the Week feature goes out to someone who not only creates amazing ensembles but also showcases them with a cause. We are going to do a two week feature with designer Sarah Jassir. Danielle was very fortunate to be able to attend Jassir’s fashion show and see her Opulence Fall 2012 collection up close and personal! Our pick for this week is called: Celestial.

Courtesy of Sarah Jassir

The Celestial gown is a strapless beaded silk organza ball-gown.

Which one of her dresses would you wear on your big day?

Also, can you guess what message Sarah Jassir is expressing through her collection? Be sure to check out the answer in her second Dress of the Week feature next week!

xoxo,
Kiki

Dress of the Week: Kirstie Kelly Couture

To follow up on our Dress of the Week: Tara Keely, we found the perfect dress designed by Kirstie Kelly Couture that bridesmaids can proudly wear next to the lovely bride. It is no secret that black is the latest color of choice for many weddings. It is a bold, elegant statement that looks great on anyone! This dress was picked from the latest collection and is just one of many great dresses Kirstie Kelly has to offer!

                                            
Courtesy of Kirstie Kelly

This is a strapless chiffon empire gown with a pleated bust and flower detail. Kirstie Kelly calls this dress “Ebony.”

How many of you chose the color black to be part of your wedding?

xoxo,
Kiki 

{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.

xoxo,
Kiki 

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?

xoxo,
Kiki

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?

xoxo,
Kiki

Dress of the Week: Tara Keely

This week we are featuring a dress that caught our eye created by Lazaro Perez in his Tara Keely collection.

Courtesy of JLM Couture

Courtesy of JLM Couture

Courtesy of JLM Couture

One of the biggest reasons why this dress caught our attention was due to the big bow belt that sits at the waist. It comes in various colors including black, white and ivory, which can tie in perfectly with your bridal party if you choose a specific color scheme for your wedding. Lazaro perfectly matched the playful bow on a strapless sweetheart dress made of silk organza and tulle.

This dress can work in any setting, whether your event is in a garden or a ballroom. What other dresses from Lazaro’s collection catch your eye?

xoxo,
Kiki

Dress of the Week: Marchesa

Here is another featured gown from a designer who takes it from the red carpet to your wedding aisle! Believing every bride should dress to the 9’s, Marchesa melds bridal designs with high fashion to create gorgeously distinctive dresses.

From their Spring 2011 bridal collection, here is the dress that stood out most to us:

Courtesy of Marchesa

The designers, Georgina and Keren, named this piece Collette. It is a strapless silk chiffon gown with draped cascade rose detail.

The Collette can be worn in any setting, whether in a ballroom, a garden or on the beach. Wherever you are, it’s the perfect dress.

Marchesa is based in New York and can be found in department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman as well as in boutiques the world over!

What other Marchesa pieces did you fall in love with?

xoxo,
Kiki

{CUE Real Wedding}: Elizabeth + Robert

New York City is a destination favored by all – whether you come for a vacation, Broadway show or to live here. There’s also no doubt that many newlyweds choose this unique city as their wedding destination. Many dream of venues around Central Park or at prestigious hotels, but what if the girls at CUE were to say that you could find just as amazing of a space right outside of Manhattan? Newlyweds Elizabeth and Robert surely found a hidden gem when selecting their ceremony venue. Located at Brooklyn Bridge Park, they had the city itself for a back drop as well as the river surrounding it. Add a gorgeous day, friends and family plus a hotspot called reBar for your reception and you’ll have one of the best days of your lives!


                            

                   

                    

                      

Ceremony: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Reception: reBar

Dessert Bar: Nine Cakes

Photography: Elisabeth Millay

String Quartet: Through Hire Conservatory Allumni

Coordination: Curtain Up Events

xoxo,
Kiki