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Event :: A Night at Brides, Bubbles and Bliss

May 10, 2013

Brides, Bubbles and Bliss co-producers Cara and Scott Nava of Carasco Photography held the 4th annual over-the-top affair at Bridgeport Art Center’s airy Skyline Loft

Like a magazine brought to life, the event included beautiful floral and tablescape designed by Revel Decor, Soiree Weddings & Events, Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor and Sugar Chic Designs. Veuve Clicquot kept kept the guest’s champagne flutes brimming, while Jewell Events Catering provided small bites full of savory enjoyment.

A few additions to this year’s avant garde event included a beauty bar by Jouer Cosmetics and a U.S. runway debut of Ersa Atelier couture gowns, courtesy of Dimitra’s Bridal. See more from the blissful event below!

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Food & Drink :: Love Blooms

March 11, 2013

Many brides are opting to serve drinks with a personalized touch. This aptly named bubbly cocktail will have your guests lining up at the bar for more

Love-BloomsIn a shaker combine:

1.5 parts American Harvest Organic Spirit

.75 parts Lillet Rose Aperitif

.75 parts Grapefruit Syrup


Shake well with ice, strain into a champagne flute,

top with champagne. Garnish with an edible flower such as a pansy.


To make the grapefruit syrup, mix equal parts sugar and fresh squeezed and strained grapefruit juice in a sealed container and shake until dissolved. Keep in the refrigerator, it will last a week.


Cocktail created by Todd Richman, Corporate Mixologist for Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.

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Design & Decor :: Twenty Pages

Graphic designer Vincent Merlin and his wife turned their wedding into a cover op with their custom-created magazines Twenty Pages. Here, he shares his design inspiration.                        

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WBD: How did you come up with the initial idea to make personalized magazines for wedding couples? 

Vincent Merlin: Twenty Pages was born from the needs of our own wedding in France. We wanted to share our story and the big day logistics with our guests. Since we had a destination wedding, it was hard to convey all the information to our guests in a fun and simple way. We considered many things, but still felt that it didn’t fit our needs. So, we created our magazine and the guests loved how fun and practical it was—from the maps to the “top things to do” to the “what to wear” section. It made their experience much more enjoyable and stress free.

WBD: You have three different magazine designs—what inspired these versions?

VM: All our designers are based in Paris and their work is naturally inspired by the latest trends in France, but they also keep a close eye on what is going on in the U.S. We currently have three magazine styles:  Whim was designed for the timeless romantic in all of us, Spark was inspired by of-the-moment French fashion magazines and meant for those who love to be on the cutting-edge, and Jolie has a vintage and nostalgic feel.

WBD: What do you hope that couples get out of making their own wedding magazine?

VM: We hope that couples tell their story and share the romance with their wedding guests. Our customers always tell us that the magazine is a big hit at their wedding; it added an unexpected touch and was fun to put together, as well.

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Welcome to Modern Weddings

March 6, 2013

Welcome brides, bridal industry professionals, and those obsessed with all things wedding!

Some of you might be familiar with our sister publication Design Bureau, which covers all disciplines of design through inspiring and engaging dialogue. Now, we’ve taken our love for all things design and turned it toward the world of weddings. We are proud to introduce you to our latest title, Modern Weddings. It’s a place where wedding industry insiders and brides alike can come to find fresh design inspiration for the big day.

Take a look around our new site, chock full of ideas, inspiration, and (of course) awesome design. We’ve hand-picked the top wedding industry power players to showcase their best works, including Mindy Weiss, Angel Sanchez, Elizabeth Messina, and more. Plus, we’ve sourced some of the most gorgeous real weddings, whether it’s a modern museum fete or chic garden nuptials.

So read on in the days and weeks to come—we’ve got a lot in store! And if you’re like us and think it’s hard to beat a good old fashioned magazine, you can head here to purchase your own copy. Modern Weddings is your new source for the best, brightest, and most beautiful design in the wedding industry.

Photo by Chantal Andrea,

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