Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

We've moved!

Yep - we've moved. Both on the internet and in real life. Our new office address is
4 Dominion Drive, Bldg 4, Ste 250
San Antonio, Texas 78257

We love being in this part of San Antonio, right next to Dominion Country Club and our friends Karen and Winfield Little and their gorgeous garden venue Gardens of West Gate.

The blog has also moved. While I am still working on make the new one wedding & event pretty, all our posts have been imported from this blog. I won't be adding any new posts here. We've loved blogspot for over 5 years, but time to move on. You can find the new blog here. See you there!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bridal Market

It's that time of year again. It's BRIDAL MARKET!! I'm excited because it is fashion week for the wedding industry. Let me not gush and just show you some pictures:

This photo from tweeter @perfect_bound at the Priscilla of Boston show:

More goodness from tweeter @destinationido at the Priscilla of Boston:

I'm spying lot of crystals in this seasons bridal fashions. Want to see more. I've saved my search for #bridalmarket on twitter. Click on the link and you will various tweeters comments and their twitpics. Those worth following:

I've been watching all day. Some amazing and beautiful dresses from Christos, Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, Clair Pettibone's accessories were to die for! Go on your own hunt, then make appointments at the trunk show to get your favorite gown. More goodness to come Monday.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Smashburger® Party?

There is this great little place in San Antonio (4 of them actually) by way of Denver, Colorado where the burgers are yummy. Smashburger® has been in town for awhile and I have to tell you, I love it. Smashburger is one of my new favorite places. My friend, Gigi and I try to make it out there once a week. That says a lot, since everyone knows I am at the local taqueria 2 times a week. YIKES! - Holy expanding waist line.

Smashburger® are delish. Simple. Easy. You gotta go try it if you haven't already. They were so delish the first time I had the privilege of going, I just had to take Gigi with me for the VIP grand opening of the Bandera location (and then the 151 location later!). She loved it too. We've been planning her husband's 50th birthday party for months and she has to have them. Lucky for us, Tom Ryan, founder of Smashburger® ate lunch with us that day. He told us of a wedding in Colorado and they had the Smashmobile at the reception at the end of the evening. What a fab idea, for the end of a wedding reception or to kick off the after party. We can't wait for the 50th birthday party to use the smashmobile.

Tom Ryan, Founder of Smashburger & Gigi Fleshman (A Regal Affair Client)

So, San Antonio, contact me if you want to know how to rent the Smashmobile for your private function. I will upload pictures of the 50th birthday in summer when it happens. In the meantime, take advantage. The Smashmobile will be here until the end of June.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The truth about ... Wedding Dresses

Last week was bridal fashion week in New York. I couldn't get enough of the tweets, twitpics and blog posts. As always, I was not disappointed. I WILL be there next year. All the gorgeous designs reminded me of something and it's a secret, especially if you are newly engaged and in search of THE dress for your wedding day.

What is this secret? The wedding dress industry is wicked mean. If you are a gorgeous size 6 in street clothes, you might and I say MIGHT, wear a size 8, but probably better fitted into a size 10. WHAT!? you ask. I know! It's wicked mean isn't it? Of any demographic to mess with, a bride. If you are a plus size bride, then be aware there is usually a plus size fee. If there is one thing I could fix in the wedding industry, it would probably be the sizing of wedding dresses.

How do you handle it? One of the first tips I tell my clients and frankly anyone I know who is engaged to be married: make your first dress shopping trip in a REAL bridal salon. Here in San Antonio you have your choice of one of my favorites: Julian Gold There is also The Bridal Salon of San Antonio.

Be sure and make an appointment, have an open mind, these gals know how to fit Don't be afraid to ask all the questions you may have. Be aware almost all brides need alterations. Only once in my long career of wedding planning did I have a bride wear a dress as is. Lastly, once you have visited the upscale salon with impeccable customer service, you will be prepared to visit those a store such as David's Bridal or Alfred Angelo and the shock of not fitting into a 6 won't blow the mind.

Good luck and happy planning!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A Slipcover for your Wedding Album

I have discovered a very cool product: ChrysQ Luxe Slipcovers These are beautiful slipcovers for your wedding photo album. What a great way to display, carry and store your precious memories. I've seen some beautiful albums, but in the end, they just kind of sit there, either on the bookcase or coffee table. What a stylish statement, using a ChrysQ Luxe Slipcover.

ChrysQ is designed and custom manufactured by Christina Quintanilla, wife of Ben Quntanilla (a wonderful wedding photographer). As Christina describes, BenQ needed a way to display his incredible work in a manner which reflected his brand. They designed a very luxurious line of wedding album slipcovers which are just to die for. Christina has a background in fashion design and a passion for accessories, mainly handbags (my kind of gal). Her abilities in design in allow to please all personalities and styles: rockstar leather look, vintage lacy, or fiery red hot metallic. (I want fiery red hot metallic)

There are two lines available and many swatches and customization options available. The Deluxe line for this Fall is available for order until December 31, 2009. The Deluxe line changes every season (3 months) to keep up with current fashion.

The Standard Line is available year round. You can find more pictures and swatches online.

These slipcovers are available for albums as small as 4x4 and up to and larger than 16x12. Each one is custom made per the client specification. The suggested MSRP ranges from $50 - $400 and higher depending on customization. Christina's brilliance does not stop with album slipcovers. She also has iphone and laptop covers AND has designed handbags too. I am just in love with ChrysQ. Photo album slipcovers are available through your photographer, so have them give Christina a call asap. What a great Christmas gift for you family when you gift them their parent album, make sure it was wrapped in luxury, a ChrysQ Luxe Slipcover.

last two photographs courtesy of Grant Isaac Studio