Thursday, January 27, 2011

Best of The Knot and WeddingWire Bride's Choice Winner!

Oh! I almost forgot! With so much excitement, I forgot to include in my last post two exciting honors. Azalea won Best of the Knot for 2011! How cool is that?! To make things even better, my amazing brides who make my job so much fun, gave me such lovely reviews on that I won their Bride's Choice distinction, also for 2011. This award "recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate quality and service excellence in the wedding industry." A big thank you to all of my customers who helped me earn these honors! I truly love my job.

Mid-Winter Updates

I have not posted in ages but there's so much to catch up on. First, the biggest news is that Azalea has a new location! My new space, an artist's studio in Plainville, CT, is much bigger so I can now welcome a
ll of my customers to come in an meet in total comfort. I am really excited about the new location for a lot of reasons but it's still not 100% ready. In t
he meantime here's a sneak peak. The aqua walls are sort of a greener version of the sky and will make a great back drop for flowers. I have found some amazing pieces, like these old french inspired chairs and this vintage work table. Exciting!

Back in the summer, I was fortunate enough to have been asked by my friends at Emily's Catering to participate in two Kate Parker Weddings photos shoots. One at the Bee & Thistle in Old Lyme and the other at the amazing Wadsworth Mansion i
n Middletown. The endlessly talented Richard Esposito photographed the Bee & Thistle shoot for us. Mew Paper Arts created a gorgeous and unique invitation suite with escort cards (river rocks - too cute). Tara with Emily's was the team leader who decided on the vintage farm to table vibe. I so enjoyed the people, place and experience. So much talent.

The shoot at The Wadsworth Mansion was again with Tara from Emily's but this time included Imagine That Cakes (her Van Gogh-inspired Starry Night cake is SO COOL!) and Matthew J. Wagner - both a pleasure to work with. Here are a few images from our whimsical but formal concept: Last weekend I was asked by Bride's Magazine to participate in the Grand Opening of the new Alfred Angelo boutique - they have some really adorable styles these days (loved(!) this butter yellow silk bridesmaid dress) and the staff there is amazing. Here are a few pics from my day there:

Also, I was so pleased to hear from the talented Candice at Jubilee Events that the wedding of Rose and David that we collaborated on this summer was featured this week on Style Me Pretty! Check out the pictures by Stephanie Ann Photography:

In other news, here are a few photos from my recent fall and winter weddings: