Thursday, December 30, 2010

YAY! Bridal Reflections is having a sample sale Jan.2nd-9th

Bridal Reflections will be having a Sample Sale at their Fifth Avenue and Carle Place/Westbury salons January 2nd – 9th.
Select designer gowns will be 35% - 70% off!  Fifth Avenue can be contacted at 212-764-3040, and Carle Place/Westbury at 516-742-7788.

This is my last post for 2010. It's been a great year here at Lela New York and I am thankful for everyone who contributed and for all the Lela Love!
I want to wish all of you a very happy and safe New Year!

See you all next week, I mean next year ;)


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Super Cute Real NYC Engagement shoot - "Pedro is moving in" by Ananda Lima Photography

When I saw this real New York wedding engagement shoot I thought, "How Cute?!!!" and what a great twist to the classic engagement shoot. The great photography is from New York photographer Ananda Lima. Below is Ky and Pedro's story.
A few weeks ago, Ananda went to Colorado to visit her brother, Pedro, and got to meet his then girlfriend, Kylene.

Ky and Pedro were about to move in together, so at some point Ananda casually said: "hey, why don't we do a moving in photoshoot, for kicks?". Unbeknownst to Ky, it was all part of a plan. Pedro was already planning to propose to her on her birthday (Dec. 2nd)... so the pictures (which she just got) were meant to be their engagement pictures!


I am happy to share that Pedro has just proposed to Kylene and she said "yes"!!!

Congratulations, Ky and Pedro!!!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples! - Wedding Planning books to help you get started

Hello Newly engaged couples! It is engagement season too, and most pop the question during the holiday season starting from Thanksgiving to the New Year.

To help you get started I picked my favorite wedding planner books and binders, including mine :)
It's the first step that will really help you get organized.

The first one is The Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer by Elizabeth Lluch, and Alex Lluch.
This is the one I just finished using myself ;) I found it really helpful, filled with etiquette, folders (very important to hold all your info) and the book is separated into sections that includes you stationery, ceremony, reception, photographer, etc. It's a great way to keep all your contracts in order. And it helps you with timelines and also the most important "day of" timeline". Plus you can add a pretty picture in the front of the cover, super cute!

The next favorite is the ever popular Martha Stewart's Keepsake Wedding Planner [Book] by Martha Stewart. It's a real staple and is overflowing with useful features to help you plan and organize the perfect wedding—in addition, you can preserve those memories for a lifetime.

If you are planning most of your wedding online and want to keep with you the ultimate wedding site to go get The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice, and Relief for the Bride and Groom and Those Who Love Them. It has all their famous wedding timelines in this essential wedding planner book.

Now for those offbeat brides who want their wedding "their way" I'm talking to you riding in a harley into their wedding or want their wedding to be super unique and most importantly to reflect them. Then go for The Anti-Bride Wedding Planner: Hip Tools and Tips for Getting Hitched by Carolyn Gerin. Tie the knot outside the box armed with this companion volume to the wildly popular Anti-Bride Guide. Featuring sassy and savvy ideas, useful questionnaires, handy pockets, and space for notes and doodles, the Anti-Bride Wedding Planner provides creative inspiration for brides-to-be who want to kick the conventional wedding to the curb.

This is the first step to planning ladies! Now go have fun and send this link to your bridesmaids, mom or others to buy it for you! LOL!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year from Lela New York Invitations Studio

Wishing you and you family a Happy Holiday and the very best in the New Year!
And for those of you who will be getting engaged (it is the season) Congrats! and see you again next week for some more New York Wedding Inspiration!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Photo Engagement Giveaway- ends today!

Photomuse Photography is having a engagement session giveaway contest. It ends today so hurry!
See details below.

Good Luck

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ines Di Santo Holiday Trunk Show at Bridal Reflections starting TODAY!

Bridal Reflections is inviting brides to share the holidays with Ines Di Santo’s new 2011 collection! The trunk show will be held at their Fifth Avenue salon featuring gowns straight off the runway from December 22nd – 30th
There will be special pricing at this event, by appointment. 212-764-3040.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday decorating ideas and eye candy from Brooklyn Florist, Emily Thompson photographed by Levi Stolove

Being the middle of the holiday season, here are some beautiful rustic decorating ideas and eye candy for your pleasure! The beautiful floral arrangements were created by Brooklyn florist, Emily Thompson. The beautiful photographs are shot by Levi Stolove.

Emily's lovely Brooklyn shop

I love the idea of giving candles or a potted plant as holiday gifts or party favors.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Real New York Engagement Photo Shoot by Karly Zendejas

I wanted to share Jacqueline and Josh's love story with you! It's so sweet! And we are lucky that 
Karly Zendejas Photography also shared the couple's engagement photo shoot to go along with their story.
It is often said that "love will find you when you least expect it."  Two people were living their lives on exact opposite coasts, until they met one fateful day.  They went to the same performing arts school, but Josh in Los Angeles and Jacqueline in New York City.  Due to a mutual friend, the two met while Josh was on tour for two weeks in New York.  The two hit it off instantly.  Josh took from it, a great experience with a great girl and knew she would be the girl for him. Jacqueline on the other hand, had taken Josh's heart and didn't even know it.  As Josh returned to California, they kept in touch over the next 9 months till Josh returned to New York to do an off broadway show.  From there it was happily ever after.  Their relationship was slightly common, until Josh moved back to California and joined the Marine Corps. This put huge stress on the relationship for months, so the night before Josh left for boot camp, Jacqueline was sure things were over for good.  
Two weeks later, and for the next 2 months, she received a hand written love letter every day from him.  She knew then that their bond was unbreakable. After Josh graduated from boot camp, they spent time with his family in California, and then returned to New York for a week together.  Of course the whole time, Jacqueline was expecting for him to pop the question! She calculated every day if that day would be "the day."  Finally on his last night in town, Super Bowl Sunday to be exact, they spend the evening with a ton of friends enjoying the game. 

She then realized, it wasn't going to happen.  That night, as they lay in bed watching tv, he rolled over and said. "I love you. And I want you to be my wife."  She replied, "I know, when the time is right, it will happen." "No, I want you to be my wife. Will you marry me?"  Laying face to face on their sides, she looked into his eyes for a second and then laughed, "Are you kidding?"  Straight faced, Josh assured her again, and she said, "YES!".  The next day, they headed to Tiffany & Co where they toasted champange and had the ring fitted.  To this day they are still amazed at their own story, and how love found THEM.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ultra Cozy Mini Hand Warmer gift by Restoration Hardware

So, I love Restoration Hardware and when I saw these mini hand warmers, I thought, "what a great idea!" Would make a fab gift!

They are super cute and come in different colors and only $15 bucks, right now!
Wrapped in ultra-cozy, ultra-soft pure cableknit cashmere, the set of two keeps hands toasty when the temperature drops. Simply place one in each coat pocket when walking the dog or attending outdoor events during chilly winter months. Environmentally friendly, the gel packs are reusable and perfectly portable.

Spread the love and warmth ;) this holiday season!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Blinged out gift for the host - Moët & Chandon Champagne iced with crystals!

So how cool would it be if your guests gave you this blinged out gift!
It's from Moët & Chandon Champagne and you can personalize your own with crystals for a holiday gift. Yes, it is a bit on the decadent side, but everyone needs a little taste of decadence every once and awhile ;)
And if you wanted to go really over the top you can offer these as wedding favor gifts, how awesome would that be!


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