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

Photo Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

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/
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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.

Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan

Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan www.elishacaplan.con

Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan                                                                  

  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: 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

Gobble Gobble Time!

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, you begin to consider many things: “What do I do first? How should I decorate? What should be on my menu? Dare I attempt the Turducken?” With that in mind we at CUE thought it might be nice to offer a few suggestions to help you get in the Thanksgiving spirit.

First, let’s start with a craft project.  A cute way to spice up your Thanksgiving table is to create a Turkey Bread Basket.

Turkey Breadbasket Centerpiece

Courtesy of Familyfun.go.com

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Large wooden spoon
  • Tacky glue and a glue stick
  • Pair of googly eyes
  • Pencil and scissors
  • Construction paper in a variety of colors
  • Flat wooden craft spoon
  • Red marker
  • Colorful printed wrapping paper or pages from old magazines
  • Waxed paper
  • Thin wooden skewers (sold in the kitchen/cooking section of most grocery and department stores)
  • Basket to serve as the turkey’s body (it should be large enough to fit a loaf of bread or dinner rolls)
  • Florists’ foam or Styrofoam block (sold at many large craft or department stores) large enough to wedge into the basket
  • Cloth dinner napkin
Instructions
  1. To create the turkey’s head, turn the large wooden spoon so that the back of the bowl becomes the face. Use tacky glue to stick on the googly eyes. Then cut out a yellow construction paper beak and glue it in place.
  2. For the turkey’s wattle, use the marker to color the flat wooden craft spoon red. Glue the wattle onto the face at an angle so that the top slightly overlaps the beak. You can use a pinch-style clothespin to hold the pieces in place until the glue dries.
  3. From the construction paper, help your kids cut out lots of colored feathers that measure about 10 inches long and 1 3/4 inches across at the widest point. Cut out the same number of feathers from the wrapping paper or magazine pages, then trim them so that they are slightly smaller than the solid-colored ones.
  4. Cover a flat work surface with waxed paper (this makes for easier cleanup after applying glue), and you’re ready to assemble the feathers. For each one, place a construction paper cutout on the waxed paper and set a wooden skewer atop it so that the blunt end is just below the top of the paper and the pointed end extends about 3 inches below it.
  5. Next, use a glue stick to coat the underside of a printed feather. Then press it, glued side down, onto the construction paper feather, sandwiching the skewer between the 2 layers.
  6. Wedge the foam block into the basket (trim it first if necessary). Push the spoon handle into one end of the block deep enough to secure it. Stick the feathers into the opposite end. Cover the block with the cloth napkin, and the turkey basket is ready to fill with bread.

If you are  in the mood for a more elegant meal, then consider using a few leaves from your yard to create a subtle fall theme. Display autumn leaves beneath a sheer tablecloth and the dining room will look as brilliant as the trees in your front yard. First, place leaves between paper towels or waxed paper inside a phone book for a week to dry and smooth them. Next, if needed, use double-sided tape to attach foliage — in any grouping — to a standard white tablecloth. Then place a sheer cloth, such as organza, on top.

Courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

You might also want to use a leaf or a sweet-gum-tree spur as a place card. Just tie a name tag with a bit of ribbon to the stem of your chosen item.

Courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

Finally, no Thanksgiving is complete without a bit o’ Pumpkin Pie. It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Follow the recipe below.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of 100% Pure Pumpkin or Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can NESTLE® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs lightly in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Pour into pie shell.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F.; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. (Do not freeze as this will cause the crust to separate from the filling.)

Libby's(R) Famous Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Courtesy of AllRecipes.com

But remember, no matter what decor you choose or how many delicious treats you taste, Thanksgiving is ultimately about being grateful for the ones we care about and the meaning they bring to our lives. So, this Thanksgiving make sure to put a little extra TLC (Tender Loving Care) into each project or dish and it will certainly shine through to your loved ones!

Summer Fun: Victorian Gardens

When it comes to the CUE girls, they can never have too much fun. While the rest of New York was suffering in the sweltering heat, we were hitting up the Victorian Gardens‘ special day for people within the event industry for a special early summer preview. Of course, being the impatient bunch that we are, we showed up rather early so we could be first in the park and take full advantage of all the delicious food, tasty drinks, and wild rides. Who said work can’t be fun?

Thank you Victorian Gardens (at Wollman Rink in Central Park) for opening your doors and letting us in for a night of fun! If you’re looking for a day to kick back and be a kid again, Victorian Gardens is a must. Hurry up though, September 12th is the last day of the season.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer, they’ll be gone before you know it.

xoxo,

Emily