Archive for February, 2011

Once Upon A Time

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Sometimes we come across a wedding that is so beautiful, we feel the need to share it with everyone.  In Houston, Texas, under a canopy of soft candle light, Harry and Laurie Klein had such a wedding.

Bringing the Hollywood glamour theme to life, the Magnolia Hotel was decorated with soft feathers and sparkling crystals.  Laurie was picture perfect in her three (yes three!) wedding dresses.  She paired the Lockwood earrings with the Chadwick bracelet to add that red carpet feel.   Like most new husbands, Harry couldn’t keep his eyes off his starlet bride.

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Photography by John Ly http://www.johnlyphotography.com

Amid a gauntlet of guests waving sparklers, Laurie and Harry rushed to their awaiting white Rolls Royce to take them to their Happily Ever After. 

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Laurie loved planning her wedding so much, that she has started her own wedding planning business in Houston call Prim and Posh Events.  You can contact her at primandposh@aol.com.

Congratulations Laurie and Harry and thanks for sharing your wedding video with us!

Adorn Brides Winner Of The Brides Choice Awards 2011

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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April 22, 2011- WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Adorn Brides has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Jewelry!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Adorn Brides stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Adorn.com for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Adorn Brides is among the very best Jewelry within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/vendor/VendorViewStoreFront?mode=edit&tab=profile

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire.com, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

A recent client shares their experience with Adorn Brides

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

At Adorn, we always get excited to hear from a client about their experience with us. We also love to see the beautiful photos! Here is a wonderful testimonial from Tiffany a recent client and fan of Adorn:

My experience with Adorn was AMAZING! I would recommend them to anyone and look forward to renting from them again on my next big occasion. I rented a beautiful bracelet and earrings from Adorn for my wedding day and they both looked fabulous. It was important that I had great accessories because I chose to wear a very simple dress. My style consultant answered all of my questions and even took the time to send pics of the jewelry pictured next to my dress. They have great customer service and made my wedding day very special!

Tiffany

Adair Earrings & Riley Bracelet

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Adair earrings & Riley Bracelet

Adair Earrings & Riley Bracelet

Adorn is sending out some love today

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Dear Adorn Fans,

Thank you for your continued Love & Support!  We wish you the very best Valentine’s Day!

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Adorn gets a mention in The New Yorker

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

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Adorn has been getting a lot of press lately and we wanted to share another great article with you.  As many of you know, there are lots of items that can be rented.  The New Yorker magazine just published an article entitled The Borrowers  - Why buy when you can rent? by Patricia Marx.

Patricia has spent a lot of time visiting local shops in the New York area and online checking out the wares offered by rental companies.  Did you know that in Tokyo you can rent guests to attend your wedding?  It costs about $250 a head…a little extra if you want your new BFF to make a toast!   I personally think that is a little extreme, but hey, whatever works!

Among the many fashion items to rent, Marx talks about Adorn, featuring our Crestwood necklace with six-plus carats worth of yellow princess-cut diamonds.  It retails for $73,500, but rents for only $1,900!

Of course we know how fabulous our jewelry is, but check it out for yourself if you haven’t seen any of the articles or TV shows featuring Adorn.

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being in love never goes out of style

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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Grace Ormonde is the ultimate guru in the wedding industry…now she has a new book to prove it! 

Grace, who is known for her creativity and innovation, has helped brides and grooms around the world create the perfect wedding.  With her new book, “being in love never goes out of style.” you can possess the definitive tool in wedding planning. 

For ten years, Grace has been documenting and compiling extraordinary weddings, photos and designs.  Now she has put her favorites into a 416 page, hard-bound book.  In true Grace style, this book is 12″ x 14″ in size, 10 1/2 lbs, printed with luxurious paper and linen bound!

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We love this book and can’t say enough wonderful things about it.  To get your own copy, order direct through her websites, GraceOrmondeBook.com  & GraceOrmondeStore.com.

In the words of Grace Ormonde, “I am passionate about what I do and I find fulfillment contributing to the realization of dreams, especially when those dreams manifest love between two people. Ultimately, our ability to dream is what motivates us, and our ability to love is what sustains us.”  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

Adorn featured in today’s MSN Money Article – Pay less for that “I do” dress

Friday, February 4th, 2011

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Smart Spending: Pay less for that “I do” dress

February 3, 2011 3:15 PM ET

By ELLEN GIBSON

NEW YORK (AP) – Brides-to-be who don’t have the funds, or the stomach, to spend thousands of dollars on a dress they’ll wear only once don’t have to pass up Italian silk for plain polyester.

If you’re willing to sift through lots of frocks and forgo the champagne treatment a bridal boutique often provides, you can find a gorgeous gown for much less than the $1,505 the average bride spends.

Click here to view six tips for scoring Madison Avenue glamour on a real-life budget including what they had to say about Adorn!

 

And The Winners Are…

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Thanks to all our contestants in the MissNowMrs.com giveaway.  We loved seeing your new names and are extremely happy for all the newlyweds!

The winners are:

  • Adrianne Matthews
  • Andrea Rae
  • Larissa Young
  • Connie McBryde-Keith
  • Cindy Jean

 To receive your gift card, please e-mail me your address and we’ll get the card mailed to you.  My address is valindav@adorn.com

For all of those who didn’t win, you can receive $5 off MissNowMrs.com by entered the code “PM011” when using their service

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