Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WIN a free engagement shoot! by New York Wedding Photographer Christopher Duggan

Calling all engaged couples! It's the 4th Annual Free Engagement Photo Day and you may be a winner but first you have to enter ;) This amazing contest is being given by Christopher Duggan is the founder and principal photographer of Threshold Visions Photography; a New York City based wedding, family and event photography studio. 

Christopher and his team of professionals cover Manhattan's finest venues, the Metropolitan and Tri-State areas, and frequently travel for destination weddings as far away as the Pacific Coast, the Caribbean and even Africa.

Christopher's photographs appear in Destination I Do, Photo District News, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Financial Times, Dance Magazine, among many others. One of Christopher's images of Bruce Springsteen was recently added to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's celebrated photography collection.

And now you can enter to win a free engagement shoot with him!

Below is the info from Christopher Duggan,

By popular demand, I will be hosting the 4th Annual Spring FREE Engagement Day on Saturday May 15th right here in New York City's Central Park.

Our Engagement Day is designed for the couple who is looking for the right photographer for their wedding. It's not just a matter of hiring a photographer with a nice portfolio.

Our Engagement Day begins with cocktails and a meet and greet with Christopher on Friday evening. Manhattan location to be unveiled soon.
Here's what 10 couples will get on Saturday May 15th on location in Central Park:

 - A 30 minute minute experience with me creating natural, lifestyle portraits of the two of you. It's the perfect sampling of my signature style.

 - Professional hair & make-up artist on site to help keep you looking fresh and camera ready.

 - A chance to win a custom design Lovebook made of images from our Engagement Day 

 - Digital Negatives of images to use on Facebook, their wedding website or other on-line social media
"Christopher made the shoot completely enjoyable, relaxed and a good time.  Our engagement pics capture the fun and warmth of our relationship." - Mistina & Tony

Because of such limited space we can only accept couples who:
 - are engaged
 - are looking for the right wedding photographer
 - are getting married in the Tri-State area or are seriously considering taking their photographer to their destination weddingIn order to be considered, please email me at studio@thresholdvisions.com including the following:
 - wedding date
 - wedding location & venue
 - a current fun photo of the two of you
 - a few brief words about your story or your wedding plans

Submissions must be received by Friday May 7th in order to be considered.
The day will fill very quickly. Have your friends and family send their submission right away.

Can't wait to meet all the fabulous couples!        


For more info visit The Christopher Duggan Blog.
or call him at (888) 379-1359

Best of Luck! And tell him Lela New York sent ya!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day! Featuring The Cotton Bride's eco-friendly wedding dresses

Happy Earth Day!

I wanted to feature The Cotton Bride's amazing Eco-Conscious Wedding Dresses for a long time now and today being earth day, it seemed the perfect time!
They are available right here in NYC exclusively at the LIC Bridal Studio.
Not in NYC? No prob, visit their website for more info on how to order.

Check out these beautiful dresses!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

TLC is looking to cast couples for a Wedding TV show

Hi Everyone!

TLC is looking to Cast for their season 2 of Four Weddings!
If your interested, and in the NYC, NJ, Connecticut area, see below.

***Just tell them Lela New York sent you :)***

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Interview with a New York makeup artist Lauren Napier Weddings

I met Lauren awhile back and was happy to be able to get a quick interview with amazing NYC Makeup artist.

1. What services do you provide?

My services are strictly makeup services! I feel like you should always 
do you your job at 100% not 50% makeup and 50% hair! I am 100% a makeup artist!

2. What makes Lauren Napier Weddings unique?

My servce are unique because I practice restraint! I love makeup - but I do not think that a bride should be slatherd in products. 
I feel that a bride should look like the most elegant version of herself. I am able to help brides achieve this look by using nourishing
skincare products as a base, fresh and clean foundation products and cheery toned colors that boost the skin's natural highlights 
and radiance. 

3. Could you please explain your process?

I recommend a bridal consultation prior to any bride booking her wedding day makeup. 

The Lauren Napier Weddings consultation includes a complete makeup trial in a full service salon this also includes  a complete custom lash application.
I take a digital before and after image for the bride's review, as well as create a product list for my records that will be used as a guide on the day of her wedding. 

On the wedding day I arrive prepared and my brides are confident in my skills. Most brides compliment the process and feel a great sense of ease amongst all 
of their other wedding day jitters. 

4. What can you advice brides and couples to be aware of or avoid when hiring their make up artist.

I can give 2 pieces of advice:

1.  "You always get what you pay for!" Invest in your makeup artist. For most women, their wedding day is the most photograped day of their lives. Why would she want to look her best?
2. Never wax your brows the morning of your wedding!
5. Can you work with all skin types? Including Sensitive skin?

I can work with all skin types. I love the challenge of ethnic skin - it keeps me on my toes! A sensetive skin's needs are more complex. In this case I recommend 
that she see a dermatoligist at least 6 months prior to her wedding. A medical expert can provide her with the medications or skin care system that will 
reduce sensetivities. 

6. What are the latest trends in make up?

The latest trend in makeup are bold and bright. As spring and summer approach more bold neons and bronze will appear. I adore a bold lip! 

To view more of Lauren's amazing work visit Lauren Napier Weddings.

Thanks Lauren!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Search for The Cutest Cake toppers Ever! by New York Wedding Invitations Designer Lela New York

Ok, I almost died looking at these super cute cake toppers. Take a look!

Penguin Cake Topper Design by: Red Light Studio

Love Bird Cake Topper Design by: Red Light Studio

Design by Rainsend.

Hawaiian Love Bird Cake Topper Design by Rainsend.

Love Bird Cake Topper Design by Emily Friday

Colorful Love Bird Design by Blue Butterfly Design

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New York Weddings Event Recap

SO, I went to attend the New York Weddings Event yesterday as press but also as a new bride :)
I was super excited to see so much creativity!!!


Poppies and Posies beautiful Floral Display

Beautiful cakes by Nine Cakes

100 Layer Cake Display with Lovely Bride Dresses

The fabulous Ron Ben Israel and his amazing cakes.

Beautiful Photos by: Jen Huang Photography. All iphone photos by me :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Search for the perfect Wedding Hair accessory

This bride is on the hunt for the perfect wedding hair accessory. Not sure if I want a pretty ivory flower hair pin or a crystal hair pin, but I'm LOVING these awesome designs that I found on Etsy. Check these wedding hair accessories!

Organza and Crystal Flower by Mikiye

Rhinestone Hair comb by Romancing the Bling

Bridal Hair Flower Accessories by Mikiye

Rhinestone Flower with Pearls Comb by JMGJewelDesign

Ivory Feather Flower with Crystal Accessory by Brendas Bridal Veils

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