Made in NYC is an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development that focuses on supporting local manufacturers and creating a community that not only supports business owners, but consumers. Made in NYC is dedicated to valuable and high quality products and production, and ensures that the included manufactures are based locally.Read More
This spring the NK Bride team partnered with talented event designer and wedding planner Vennissa Scarlett-Bassey, of Scarlett Expressions and Dawn Joe Photography to create a breathtaking, enchanted whimsical scene, perfect for a playful bride. We put together a team of wedding professional to produce an expression of a modern, magical, garden affair that showcases our talents and inspirations, all set in the beautiful Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey, where all cherry blossom the trees were in full bloom.Read More
Need help planning the perfect party for the bride to be? We’ve got you covered! We were inspired by ZOLA, and their article about “57 Bachelorette Party Themes for the Perfect Bash”. These ideas are fun and instaworthy, and perfect for every girl gang to enjoy. Weather your bride tribe wants a chill weekend in, or to live it up every night, there is a party theme for you. Big thanks to ZOLA for these ideas.Read More
Whether it’s for a church or synagogue ceremony, the weather, or personal taste, some brides don’t want to show it all on the big day. Finding an appropriate jacket that does not compromise your style can sometimes feel impossible. However, there is no reason to fear, these daring brides pushed the limits of bridal fashion to bring you ideas and inspiration for your own wedding day. From denim to lace there’s no aesthetic you can’t achieve while still feeling comfortable. We always want our brides to feel like themselves, and these style ideas will help you bring all of your personality into your bridal look.Read More
Incorporating flowers on the wedding day is a long held tradition, but in what ways can you include flowers that will be elegant and unexpected? We are loving dried florals as elements of wedding decor as they are natural, eco-friendly, beautiful, and they smell amazing. Who doesn’t love the idea of having flowers that will last a lifetime on their wedding day. There is a beautiful symbolism to these forever preserved flowers that are an amazing parallel to the relationship you are entering on the wedding day. From food to accessories, you and your wedding guests will love being surrounded by this magical aesthetic.Read More
After months of planning, and stressing the details, you want to make sure you remember your wedding day. Guestbooks are traditionally a great way for family and friends to leave behind memories from the wedding, but most modern couples aren’t looking for a simple name and good luck message from there friends and family. It is now important to couples that they find meaningful ways to include family and friends favorite memories from the day. These ideas will give you the opportunity to find a unique way for friends and family to leave you with lasting memories from your wedding day.Read More
Planning a wedding is full of exciting choices to be made, and for a bride who likes to be an individual, having unique ideas to choose from is undoubtedly helpful. Hopefully you can find some inspiring ideas to include in your own special day. Every bold bride loves to make an entrance, and let’s not forget that the exit can be just as important. Whether you want to make sparks fly, or send sweetness into the air, starting your marriage off right is always important. We believe that there are many traditional ways to send-off a couple, but who says you have to do that. We know that there is certainly a perfect send-off for you and your significant other.Read More
Bridal Fashion Week was full of trends this season, and many of them are to be adored by modern brides. Whether you’re looking to shake up tradition, or just appear more chic than past brides, it seems like 2019 is the year to be a bride. From capes, to pantsuits, bridal designers really pushed the limits of what bridal fashion means, and we are loving it. Designers like Vera Wang went beyond the basic whites, and reminded us that brides can love to be in color too. This year is definitely a year for confident, sexy brides, as many designers opted for silky fabrics and ultra thin straps. Not only that, but a bold modern bride will love the sheer tops that were trending in this seasons bridal week, as they have a feminine edge to them.Read More
So we have created the perfect custom wedding gown for your wedding day, but you’re scared to ruin it with accessories. Well you have options, and we are here to show you how we can help you complete your look with the bridal belt that matches your personality. With your wedding day choices, colors, and accents, we can create the perfect finishing touches on your bridal gown, leaving you looking, and feeling, like a beautiful bride.Read More
Choosing a lace for your wedding gown may feel like an unapproachable task. With so many choices, and the endless options that you can find online, it can be difficult to know exactly what is right for your style. Although these small details can feel overwhelming, they do not have to. With our help you can easily find a type of lace for your bridal gown that will go far beyond your expectations. When you visit our studio we can go over all the option available but in the mean time here is a guide for you to explore!Read More
…After a trip to Sposabella in the city, where I usually go for bridal lace, I found the perfect three-dimensional lace fabric. It was exactly what we wanted: it had all the elements of the branches and leaves and small flowers embroidered on a tulle mesh (perfect for cutting out). In other words – it was meant to be!…Read More
"Our approach to this editorial shoot began with a question and a challenge to us as creatives—how can we evoke the graceful, iconic allure of the Mediterranean, while based in the middle of Manhattan? More and more, we’re meeting couples who found love in NYC, though one or both originate from countries abroad. Many choose to wed in an intimate ceremony overseas, then host a New York-based reception to celebrate with family and friends at home. This got us thinking—what would it look like to host a local reception that invites guests into the colorful experience of the Mediterranean destination where the couple exchanged vows? …Read More
They rented out an Airbnb for the ceremony, a modern farmhouse that Mikaela called her dream house. While searching for the venue she looked for a spectacular house that stands out. The house was modern and clean and surrounded by rolling hills, an aesthetic that Vermont, where Mikaela was born and raised, is known for.Read More
This summer we partnered with Michelle McSwain of Julep & Belle Photography is known for featuring sun drenched and bright images that capture the natural moments between two people in love. Together we gathered some of our favorite wedding vendors in the industry to bring bright pops of color and extra flare to create a surf inspired “Montauk Wedding” for Summer….Read More
You want to express your gratitude and you are grateful for all the love, gifts and attendance. So, why does the thought of giving thanks seem so daunting? It doesn’t have to be!Read More
This spring I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Wedding Salon bridal expo held at the Stewart Hotel in NYC. I usually like to check out these types of events so I can get a feel for what’s offered to my brides and meet other wonderful professionals in my industry. But, this year I went as a bride myself and it was so much fun!Read More
Did you envision your first wedding dance before you started planning your wedding? I know I didn’t! That was not a top priority on my list. I figured, what's the big deal? It's just dancing, right? But, wow, has my perception changed. I have to say I was completely wrong!
I am very lucky that one of my best friends is a professional dance instructor who owns a dance studio, which offers private lessons to couples.Read More
With all the importance placed on the wedding dress, we should not forget how essential the shoes are for completing the look.
For the modern bride the old question about practicality versus fashion has come to have new meaning with respect to wedding shoes. Fashion is more casual these days.Read More
Prep Work: Have an idea about how you want your finished product to look, and express it to your photographer.
Sizes: Think about sizes. Do you want the photo sizes to be consistent or a mix of 8"x10" portraits and 5"x7" shots. Research photo album styles and tell your photographer your top picks.Read More
The "benefit" of buying a wedding dress versus having one custom made is the fact that you can go to the store, try on the dress, pay, and walk out with it. Or at least try on one in your size and order it.
After talking to one of my recent brides who, prior to seeing me, visited a number of high-end design stores in Manhattan, I was surprised to learn that the experience, in reality, may be very different.Read More