August, 2010

WellWed Hamptons introduces its Fall/Winter 2010 issue!


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Today Erin O'Leary Stewart and James William Stewart III live in the heart of the West Village with their dog, Buddy, but they haven't always been so lucky. The couple met towards the end of their studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. They became fast friends and by graduation, their relationship had progressed to something serious.

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This sweet garland would be the perfect decoration for a  DIY wedding, inside or out. The fun bright colors and different sizes and shapes will make any space more festive!

Materials:

This is enough to make at least a 40 foot garland!  

-Lots and lots of scraps in at least 10 different patterns. This would be a great use of fat quarters and it's also a fun and effective way to whittle away at your stash! You can get at least 6 feet of garland for every 1/4 yard (or fat quarter) of fabric!    

-1 spool Gutermann Invisible thread     

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How fun are these save the date calendars?   We love practical projects that are adorable too!

 Materials:

-Sticky Back Foam Sheets (2mm thick, anything thicker, won’t fit in your craft punch)

-Acrylic Blocks (for rubber stamping)

-Pigment Ink Pad(s)

-Card stock (12″ x 12″)

-Small paper calendars

-Craft punches (an alphabet set and any other shapes you like)

-X-Acto knife

-Glue

-Pencil with erasure

-Scissors

-Ruler

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For Karen Lenahan, of Karen Lenahan Designs, the key to making sure a wedding comes together exactly the way the bride and groom want it to is by having plenty of one-on-one time with each couple.

Her expert advice:

*Be realistic about your budget. If you already know that you're going to splurge on a photographer, be up-front about how much money you have to spend with other vendors.

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A candy apple bar brings a touch of old-fashioned charm to any reception. Think decadent caramel and delicious toppings like butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, and toasted coconut to top off the good times! If setting up a candy apple bar sounds a little too "labor intensive" - yet you want your guests to take home a "taste" of Fall - check out Hammond's Candies. Since 1920 they have been making tempting treats with true craftsman ship.

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Couples clamoring for a wedding that's off the beaten path need to look no further than the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. Though the upscale inn has only been in business since 2006, it has already established a tradition of excellence for its quirky charm and solicitous attention to detail.

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Here at WellWed we love sweet things and nothing could be sweeter than this delightful candy table produced by LRT Events. Using pastel colors and large glass jars, LRT created the ultimate reception piece leaving guests with visions of sugar plums dancing through their heads long after the wedding was over. LRT Events is a full service event design and planning team owned and operated by Event Stylist Lynette Renee. Their goal is to design events that reflect the very things that make someone an individual.

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I don't know about you, but I'm always on the hunt for a good bakery. It's not an easy task. The right mix of sweet and succulent ingredients can lead sugar crazies on a wild goose chase, but if you're in the Hamptons area look no further! At 30 West Water Street in Sag Harbor, Amber Kopcza has opened Amber Occassions Bakery that's a magical blend of Parisian patisserie and cozy coffeehouse.

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Terrified of being a disaster on the dance floor? Gabriella Barnstone, creator of MatriMonyMony, New York's original wedding-dance choreography company, ensures that guests will remember your moment-for all the right reasons. You pick the song; she'll make the dance. The procedure is simple, clients meet with Ms. Barnstone for a casual initial consultation to discuss what style of dance you're looking for, then, together, you choreograph the dance and rehearse it in your home or at the studio. The routine is videotaped for your convenience to practice at home and voila!