Oct 19, 2010

Night Out with The Knot

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes

I’m back with part II of our peek into last night’s parties.  If you were here earlier, then you were able to see a peek into the Martha Stewart Weddings party.  After we filled ourselves up on sweets, dancing, and lots of glammed up services, we made our way over to the New York Public Library for The Knot’s party.

I have to say…I’ve only visited the New York Public Library to read with my kids.  Prior to last night, I had never been there for an event…and an event this was! Walking up the Library’s steps definitely felt like a Sex in the City moment, although I can’t say I walked up those steps quite as gracefully as Carrie would have with those 5 inch heels of mine! The most dramatic focal piece was a floral masterpiece of a wedding gown by Preston Bailey inspired by a Monique Lhuillier wedding dress sketch {see below!}  It was absolutely jaw-dropping! Food was catered by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events {my absolute fave} and Luxe Event Rentals and Bentley Meeker created a gorgeous atmosphere with spectacular lighting and rentals.

Here I am with The Knot’s CEO and founder Carley Roney, Shawn Rabideau of Shawn Rabideau Event & Design and of Bethanny Getting Married, and Lisa from AAE staff.  It has been nice to see Carley at a lot of events lately, including Engage ’10, where we were both speakers.  This was my first time meeting Shawn and I was so happy to meet him.  He’s nice, smart, and most importantly, SOLID {love that}.  Look out for him because he’s one to watch…

The Preston Bailey floral Monique Lhuillier wedding dress.  Carley worked with Preston and Monique Lhuillier to create a life-size “Bride in Bloom” installation – a first-of-its kind, luxe floral installation!  Monique created a wedding dress sketch, and then Preston and Carley interpreted the sketch into a life-size installation of a bride walking two poodles and holding a bouquet—all made entirely by flowers!  This installation was made of 5,500 flowers (white calla lily, white hydrangea, white escimo rose, pink Rosita vendela rose, phalaenopsis orchid, and gardenia for the gown and dusty miller and white carnation for the poodles).  It took 200 man hours to create and it was 11 feet high and 4 feet in diameter!  It was even more breathtaking in person.  Photo above by Christian Oth.

Preston’s signature floral poodles!  Aren’t they gorgeous?

With the very talented David Beahm of David Beahm Designs.  I learned so much from David at Engage.  If you haven’t heard already, David just launched David Beahm Destinations.  If you’re looking to get out of town for your wedding, definitely check it out!

PS – Have you heard about The Knot’s new app?  Check it out here!

Come back tomorrow because we’re doing a guest dessert feature marathon!!!

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  • that dress is jaw-dropping gorgeous! thanks for sharing pix from both parties!

  • Looks like another fun event! Gorgeous floral dress and poodles!

  • Wow…gorgeous dress!

  • Love the flower dress… AMAZING!

  • soooo much fun amy! so wanted to make it out there for all the fun parties!!

  • I usually smirk when I hear models say they work hard but that woman deserves high praise. That gorgeous ensemble must be heav-y.

  • Always inspiring and taking weddings to the “next level”

  • omi! I love that dress and it looks like you had such a nice night, fun, fun!

  • That dress is AMAZING!!! I can only imagine what it really looked like in person. I am sure you are full of inspiration after all of these events!

  • oh my oh me is that flower dress uhshmazing!! What fun!

  • Wow. The dress from rouses looks amazing. The photos are perfect too. Thanks.