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Madeleine’s Daughter | my Kate Parker Wedding Educates

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Last week, local wedding experts gathered at Madeleine’s Daughter to address different aspects of the wedding planning process with Elizabeth, the owner of Madeleine’s Daughter kicking off the evening with a presentation.  We were so honored to have New Hampshire wedding photographer, Melissa Koren join us to capture the evening with Mark Davidson Photographer catching all of the presentations on video…so stay tuned to the blog as we show each presentation from our experts!

Oh and by the way, Bonta Restaurant & Bar located in Hampton, New Hampshire, SPOILED us with yummy items throughout the night.  Below on the left is their Tuna Crudo appetizer (which I am obsessed with) which is a yellow fin tuna on a red pepper crisp.  More to come from Bonta!

Our first presenter was the host herself, Elizabeth of Madeleine’s Daughter.  Elizabeth and Cheryl were very helpful with their display of gowns in order to show the ideal silhouettes one should consider for their body type. The ladies also explained to everyone the different fabric options — the difference between them and what price tag you can consider for each of the fabric types.

So, if you’ve been in downtown Portsmouth, you probably are aware of the cutest shop ever!  Samantha and Whitney from Gus & Ruby Letterpress joined the evening with their fabulous portfolio of paper products.  Samantha and Whitney discussed about the different pieces couples might need in an invitation suite and creative ways to put together the perfect stationery package.

Next we had the fabulous and always stylish Joanne McDonough of Joya beauty as she touched on the differences between airbrushing and traditional makeup, including a demonstration with one of our brides!  As always, she’s always helpful when in comes to providing valuable information as to how to schedule your beauty preparations for your wedding day.

It’s sweet tooth time!  If you are looking for some of the tastiest treats in New England, Jessica of Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott (yes, two t’s) is certainly the person for you!  She’s one of the most creative designer when it comes to candy or dessert buffets and is truly passionate about what she does (oh and she also makes wedding cakes, so let’s   Jessica joined us with several examples as to how to create a creative design for your wedding and how to wow your guests!

And finally, wedding planner, Diana, of Diana Ma Weddings & Events joined us to answer any general questions our couples had.  Unfortunately, our time got a little crunched so we didn’t get to spend much time talking with her but certainly plan to have her again.  And while the photos below are not from our evening, you must check out Diana’s work, especially this recent wedding – super cute!

Our couples certainly did not go home empty-handed!  Everyone left with a fabulous swag bag filled with goodies from our presenters and 2 lucky brides went home with a gift card for a complimentary name changing service through Miss Now Mrs!  I truly suggest that you look into them – simply practical and talk about a time saver!  If you missed me ranting about them, just check out a post from the past…and yes, we will have another giveaway soon!

So be sure to check back to our blog as we show you actual footage from the evening on each of the presenters!  And thank you to everyone who joined us and made this event possible.

JOIN US | my Kate Parker Wedding Educates

Friday, August 13th, 2010

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my Kate Parker Wedding Educates is teaming up with Madeleine’s Daughter to host an event for couples getting married to learn about different aspects of a wedding from local wedding experts.  Unlike the stress of bridal shows, this event is to release that stress by bringing us any questions that you have about your own planning experience to the table for our wedding experts to help answer and guide you through.

Each presenter will touch on topics specific to their expertise along with any demonstrations that my be helpful to you.  Then by having a wedding planner joining us, the planner will be able to answer any questions that you have about your own wedding planning.

So if you are in the Portsmouth NH area, we’d love for you to join so here are some details:

date Wednesday, August 18, 2010
time 6:30pm to 9:00pm
place Madeleine’s Daughter | 775 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth NH

how to register

Space is limited. Please keep parties to no more than 2 attendees.  To rsvp, please send an email with your attendee count to: mykpw@kateparkerweddings.com

The event is at no cost to you! We do, however, ask that you bring with you a small donation for at least one of the following charities: The Pink Initiative, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or the ASPCA.  Or, you may bring a hard good(s) to donate to the local SPCA.  Click here for a list of items on their wish list.  We will have light refreshments and passed hors d’oeuvres provided by a local caterer which we love, The White Apron.

the presenters ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

elizabeth_madeleines_daughter_wedding_bridal_salon_nhbridal salon | Madeleine’s Daughter At Madeleine’s Daughter bridal shop, owned by Elizabeth Dirom, the knowledgeable and attentive bridal consultants guide you through some of the most important decisions of your wedding.  Their exceptional customer service has allowed them to gain the trust of brides from all over New England for over 35 years. Elizabeth will be talking about gown and dress choices for different silhouettes and fabrics.

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joanne_joya_beauty_nh_wedding_makeup_artistmakeup artist | Joya beauty Joanne McDonough is a skilled makeup artist professionally trained in Boston and New York.  Joanne’s makeup artistry has been seen on Fox 25 News, Maine PBS, Portsmouth Magazine, NH Wedding Magazine, and runway fashion events for Grace Ormond Wedding Style and Marriage Magazine.  Joanne will have a Q&A about the difference between airbrushing and traditional makeup including a demonstration.  Also, Joanne will provide her insight as to how to schedule your beauty preparations for your wedding day.

jessica_nothing_bakes_like_a_parrott_maine_wedding_cakescake and dessert designer | Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott Jessica Parrott specializes in the creation of dessert and candy tables that are not only delicious but fully encompass the creative design of your wedding. As Jessica says, “Sweet tooth or not, having amazing desserts at your wedding is must!”  Today, you have endless possibilities beyond the traditional four-tiered white cake with matching flowers.  Envision your wedding with a beautiful spread of all your favorite desserts, cakes, pies, and candy combined with all the creative design aspects you have worked tirelessly to create through your wedding planning process.  These tables are another fantastic way to wow your guests!

diana_ma_nh_wedding_plannerwedding planner | Diana Ma Weddings & Events What started out as a hobby for friends, turned into a full-fledged passion.  Diana Ma launched her planning company in June 2009 and offers full service event coordination as well as a variety of packages.  Diana will sit down and touch on some common topics experienced by couples during the planning process then will open up the remainder of the evening to answer any questions you have about your own wedding.

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We are also honored to have New Hampshire wedding photographer, Michelle from MAC Photography, join us to capture the night.

new_hampshire_wedding_photographer_mac_photographyAnd one final mention, Miss Now Mrs will be giving away a gift card to take care of your name-change!  This name-changing service is so incredible and is a must have!  Oh and of course, there will be plenty of items to take home with you at night’s end.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

join us | my Kate Parker Wedding Educates

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

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my Kate Parker Wedding Educates is teaming up with Madeleine’s Daughter to host an event for couples getting married to learn about different aspects of a wedding from local wedding experts.  Unlike the stress of bridal shows, this event is to release that stress by bringing us any questions that you have about your own planning experience to the table for our wedding experts to help answer and guide you through.

Each presenter will touch on topics specific to their expertise along with any demonstrations that my be helpful to you.  Then by having a wedding planner joining us, the planner will be able to answer any questions that you have about your own wedding planning.

So if you are in the Portsmouth NH area, we’d love for you to join so here are some details:

date Wednesday, August 18, 2010
time 6:30pm to 9:00pm
place Madeleine’s Daughter | 775 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth NH

how to register

Space is limited to 60 in attendance.  Please keep parties to no more than 2 attendees.  To rsvp, please send an email with your attendee count to: mykpw@kateparkerweddings.com

The event is at no cost to you! We do, however, ask that you bring with you a small monetary donation for at least one of the following charities:  The Pink Initiative, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or the ASPCA.  And instead of a monetary donation, you may bring a hard good(s) to donate to the local SPCA.  Click here for a list of items on their wish list.  We will have light refreshments and passed hors d’oeuvres provided by a local caterer which we love, The White Apron.

the presenters ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

elizabeth_madeleines_daughter_wedding_bridal_salon_nhbridal salon | Madeleine’s Daughter At Madeleine’s Daughter bridal shop, owned by Elizabeth Dirom, the knowledgeable and attentive bridal consultants guide you through some of the most important decisions of your wedding.  Their exceptional customer service has allowed them to gain the trust of brides from all over New England for over 35 years. Elizabeth will be talking about gown and dress choices for different silhouettes and fabrics.

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joanne_joya_beauty_nh_wedding_makeup_artistmakeup artist | Joya beauty Joanne McDonough is a skilled makeup artist professionally trained in Boston and New York.  Joanne’s makeup artistry has been seen on Fox 25 News, Maine PBS, Portsmouth Magazine, NH Wedding Magazine, and runway fashion events for Grace Ormond Wedding Style and Marriage Magazine.  Joanne will have a Q&A about the difference between airbrushing and traditional makeup including a demonstration.  Also, Joanne will provide her insight as to how to schedule your beauty preparations for your wedding day.

jessica_nothing_bakes_like_a_parrott_maine_wedding_cakescake and dessert designer | Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott Jessica Parrott  specializes in the creation of dessert and candy tables that are not only delicious but fully encompass the creative design of your wedding. As Jessica says, “Sweet tooth or not, having amazing desserts at your wedding is must!”  Today, you have endless possibilities beyond the traditional four-tiered white cake with matching flowers.  Envision your wedding with a beautiful spread of all your favorite desserts, cakes, pies, and candy combined with all the creative design aspects you have worked tirelessly to create through your wedding planning process.  These tables are another fantastic way to wow your guests!

diana_ma_nh_wedding_plannerwedding planner | Diana Ma Weddings & Events What started out as a hobby for friends, turned into a full-fledged passion.  Diana Ma launched her planning company in June 2009 and offers full service event coordination as well as a variety of packages.  Diana will sit down and touch on some common topics experienced by couples during the planning process then will open up the remainder of the evening to answer any questions you have about your own wedding.

We are also honored to have New Hampshire wedding photographer, Michelle from MAC Photography, join us to capture the night.

new_hampshire_wedding_photographer_mac_photographyAnd one final mention, Miss Now Mrs will be giving away a gift card to take care of your name-change!  This name-changing service is so incredible and is a must have!  Oh and of course, there will be plenty of items to take home with you at night’s end.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!