Archive for: October, 2009

October 30, 2009

Halloween Luminarias

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Looking for a cute way to set your house apart from others for Halloween? I saw these spook-tacular Halloween luminarias from Lumabase and thought these would be perfect for lighting up the entrance for visiting trick-or-treaters. These luminarias come in a few varieties such as a green witch, white ghost, orange pumpkins, and purple spiders. Check out the whole collection here. You can also find these at your local Target. Happy Halloween!…
October 29, 2009

Ghostly Marshmallows from the Decorated Cookie

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
How cute are these spooky marshmallows? I found these over at the Decorated Cookie and was instantly smitten. I can definitely see these guys on one of my halloween dessert displays. All you need is:MarshmallowsA black gourmet writer Skewers or lollipop sticks Simply skewer the marshmallows and draw your spooky faces! Make sure the marshmallows sit out at room temperature for a few hours to stiffen the outside so it is easy to draw on…
October 28, 2009

Autumnal-inspired Fete at 620 Loft & Garden with Marcey Brownstein

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a lovely and intimate dinner party hosted by Marcey Brownstein Catering and Events. Held at 620 Loft and Garden, Marcey Brownstein pulled together some of the best people in the event business to enjoy good company and her exquisite food and drinks while enjoying the breathtaking views of Manhattan at the Top of the Rock. Press NY set the tone for the fete with autumnal-inspired invites and…
October 28, 2009

Stained-Glass Halloween Cookie Recipe

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Halloween is just three days away and I thought it would be a good time to share our Halloween stained-glass cookie recipe that we posted about here a few weeks ago. Here is the recipe… Cinnamon Sugar Cookie (makes about 50)2 c sifted all purpose flour1 t vanilla extract1 L egg1/4 t salt1 c sugar1/2 t baking powder1 t cinnamon powder *for chocolate cookies add 1/4 c of unsweetened cocoa powder Sift all dry ingredients.In…
October 26, 2009

Pictures of Our Dessert Table from Mindy Weiss Event!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Many of you know that I was lucky enough to fly to LA two weeks ago for Mindy Weiss’ Most Ridiculous Wedding Event Ever. Well, here are some pictures from the “ridiculously talented” Elizabeth Messina of our dessert table. Style Me Pretty, the ultimate wedding blog, posted these pictures today. Yes, we know that we are seeing vintage, autumnal weddings everywhere, but we thought that we would shake things up a bit with a more…
October 26, 2009

Halloween Whoopie Pies

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
With Halloween just five days away, it is time to start getting ready for some Halloween entertaining! If you don’t have time to make our Halloween treats here and here, then you can always call on my friend and whoopie pie connoisseur Marisa Angebranndt of WannaHavaCookie to whip up some Halloween whoopie pies for you. I often call on Marisa for her amazing whoopie pies and believe me, her whoopie pies are some of the…
October 24, 2009

New York Magazine Fall 2009 Listing

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We were so pleased to learn that we made it into the Weddings New York Event Planner listings of New York Magazine again for Fall 2009. Weddings New York is the bible for all brides looking for the best vendors in New York, so we are quite honored. Read the raving review above, where they mention that we became “internationally known as the dessert table designer(s) after setting the trend with (our) signature dessert and…
October 22, 2009

More Pictures of Our Candy Buffet at Martha Stewart Weddings Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
We’re super busy with lots of projects today, but I wanted to get some more pictures up of our candy buffet from the Martha Stewart Weddings event. I will post more about this and the wonderful people that helped out with this event soon! Photography by the amazing Mel Barlow and Elan Documentary.…
October 21, 2009

Unique Lamps at the Biz Bash Expo

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I just came back from the Biz Bash Expo in NYC and saw these elegant lamps and thought they were a great find. You can rent these lamps from Signature Event Rentals if you are looking for a way to dress up your party. I’m thinking of hanging the shades over a dessert table for an upcoming party. Check out their whole rental collection here.…
October 20, 2009

Some Pics of Our Candy/Dessert Buffet from MS Weddings Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Pictures of our candy/dessert buffet from the MS Weddings event are starting to appear on the web. I didn’t take many pictures, as the lighting was a little too difficult to capture good pictures with my amateur photography skills. Above are some pictures that were on Darcy Miller’s the Brides Guide today. We’ll continue to share as we get more photos! We created a pink a gold candy/dessert table to bring in the rich colors…
October 20, 2009

Behind the Scenes at the Martha Stewart Weddings Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
Last night I had the privilege of contributing to Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine 15th Anniversary party. I was asked by the amazing Editor in Chief of Martha Stewart Weddings Darcy Miller and wonderful Claudia Hanlin of the The Wedding Library to create the dessert/candy buffet for the event. The event was beautifully designed by the very talented Matthew Robbins of Matthew Robbins Design. Let me tell you, this was one incredible party! At the party…
October 19, 2009

Mosaics from LA Photo Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
When I was in LA last weekend for Mindy Weiss’ event, I was lucky to meet a lot of fantastic vendors. One of those vendors was LA Photo Party, a portable photography studio that brings fun ideas to events such as a photo booth without the booth. One great service that they provide are these awesome poster-sized mosaics, which consist of hundreds of photos that they take at your event. La Photo Party basically takes…
October 16, 2009

Winners of the Martha Stewart Weddings Ticket Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
I am pleased to announce our two winners of the Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary ticket giveaway. There were so many people that wrote in and we wish that we could give you all tickets, but unfortunately we only have two to give out. The winners of the contest are The Groom and Jihan Z. We hope to have more contests in the future so that we can give more special giveaways to our readers.…
October 15, 2009

Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine 15th Anniversary Ticket Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
Hi all! We’re giving away two tickets to Martha Stewart Weddings’ 15th Anniversary Celebration at The Plaza in New York City! You and a guest could join Darcy Miller, SVP, Editorial Director, Amy Wilkins, SVP Publisher, and leading experts from the wedding industry on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 at 6 PM to mark this milestone in the magazine’s history. Experience the Plaza’s Grand Ballroom as if it were a wedding reception with floral designs from…
October 14, 2009

“Boo!”-tiful Cupcake Wrappers by Bella Cupcake Couture

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
When Carrie from Bella Cupcake Couture sent me her latest Halloween cupcake wrappers, I just knew I had to share these with you. Known for dressing up any plain ‘ole cupcake, Bella Cupcake Couture makes fashionable wrappers so that the frosting is not the only star on this fave dessert. Their new boo-tiful cupcake wrappers are perfect for dressing up Halloween cupcakes. Check out Bella Cupcake Couture’s great selection of cupcake wrappers here!…
October 13, 2009

Just a Sneak Peek of Our Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
We’re busy getting ready for some parties and Martha Stewart Weddings 15 Anniversary, but in the meantime here is a sneak peek of what we did for Mindy Weiss’ most ridiculous wedding event ever. We used bright colors and our own version of a greek-key pattern, creating a very modern look for our dessert table. Pictures of the whole table by Elizabeth Messina will be coming next week. We can’t wait to share them!…
October 12, 2009

Behind the Scenes at the Mindy Weiss Event!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
I am JUST back from Mindy Weiss’ Most Ridiculous Wedding Event Ever in LA and the event TOTALLY lived up to its name. Unlike any bridal event I have ever been to, Mindy held a talk-show style wedding bootcamp with interviews from the best in the industry. The event took place at the Mark for Events and the audience consisted mostly of event planners and brides, as well as lifestyle editors. With DJ Danno spinning…
October 08, 2009

Mindy Weiss’ Most Ridiculous Wedding Event Ever

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
I am so excited to be heading to the west coast tomorrow for Mindy Weiss’ “The Most Ridiculous Wedding Event Ever!” For those that don’t know, I’ve been a HUGE Mindy fan for many years. I met her for the first time a few years ago at a wedding that she coordinated and have admired her ever since. So it was such an honor when I received her phone call to come out to LA…
October 07, 2009

Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I was asked yesterday by Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings and Claudia Hanlin of The Wedding Library to put together a candy buffet for the Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary Party. The event will be at the Plaza in a couple of weeks and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. Pink and gold will likely play a role so we put together a pink and gold inspiration board to get the creative…
October 06, 2009

Halloween Stained Glass Cookie Tree

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
With holiday entertaining around the corner, we’ve been super busy with a bunch of projects so I apologize for the lack of blogging for the last 2 days. One of the projects was creating this stained-glass cookie Halloween tree. We had seen a lot of stained-glass cookies used for Christmas, but not for Halloween. We created pumpkin, skull, bat and cat cookies. We then hung the cookies with ribbon off of gold-painted branches. I’ll provide…