Meet a Wedding Vendor in Chicago, IL: Duet Dance Studio (1)

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Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Szewai Lee, Owner and Wedding Dance Specialist at Duet Dance Studio located in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Szewai (C-Y) Lee and I teach people to social dance for a living! I lead a team of talented and passionate dancers who love to share the joy of ballroom dance. My company, Duet Dance Studio, offers ballroom and Latin dance lessons and specializes in wedding dance instruction. While our studio is located in Chicago, IL, we offer Skype dance lessons for people anywhere in the world!

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After 13+ years making wedding save the dates, Angela at Save the Date Originals has a list of 6 common mistakes that she sees couples make. For the newly engaged, check out this short video for a few tips! Enjoy:

Angela Bauter hand makes custom save the date magnets & invitations. Save the Date Originals is based in Idaho and ships throughout the USA. To learn more about Save the Date Originals, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

 

A few dance lessons can make all the difference (2)


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Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Sandra Korpitz, Dance Instructor at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Memphis, TN! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m born and raised in Memphis, TN. Got into dancing at a young age and was even part of a National Winning High School cheerleading team. When competing professionally in a ballroom, I focused more on the rhythm style and became a Regional Smooth and Rhythm Champion as well as a National Runner-Up. I have won Top in Referrals multiple times in my region, as well as the country. I’ve trained under Dancing with the Stars’ Tony Dovolani and Fabian Sanchez as well as National 9-Dance Champion, Sergei Shapoval.

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Meet a Wedding Jeweler in San Francisco, CA: Kelly Morgen Jewelry (4)

Today’s interview is with jewelry designer Kelly Morgen, Owner of Kelly Morgen Jewelry, based in San Francisco, CA!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I have been bringing stories to life since 2005! I create each of my unique goddess necklaces using the ancient techniques of the Italian masters, with whom I studied in Florence. Every piece tells a empowering story of love, passion, creativity, healing, and more. Much like talismans of old, my necklaces are designed to be worn throughout the course of your life, lending strength and inspiration to your expression of you. I also bring my training with a Cherokee shaman and silversmith to my art, wedding a legacy of fine craftsmanship to healing intention. I use a traditional jeweler’s hand-saw and flame torch, as well as the maritime art of scrimshaw to carve my goddesses’ faces onto recycled piano keys. My work has been featured in international art magazine Ornament as well as fine art galleries worldwide, celebrity collections, and the Russell-Cotes Museum in England. I was officially licensed in 2015 by the Mucha family to carry on the art nouveau style of Alphonse Mucha, the father of the Art Nouveau movement.

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in New York, NY: ThirstyNest (8)

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Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Jacki of ThirstyNest (New York, NY) a brilliant wedding registry focused on wine and spirits! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I actually grew up in the wine industry so I’ve known the right glassware to use since I was ten years old. That lead to me falling in love with the wine world and inevitably working in it for many years to come. I eventually received my advanced degree from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and spent over a decade working in various facets over the years.

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A Catholic wedding in Italy

A Catholic wedding in ItalyPhoto Credit: Alessandro Silenzi

Do you dream of a destination wedding in Italy? If so, today’s post from Chiara of  Wedding Marche (Macerata, Italy) is for you! Enjoy:

Have you ever dreamed of living a “romantic getaway”? Of taking a plane and flying to one of the Countries of love par excellence such as Italy and marrying in the land of Paolo and Francesca, of Romeo and Juliet, of Dante and Beatrice… and to come back with the wedding bands on the fingers, fresh and relaxed after a honeymoon enriched by the sea, sun, countryside, history and culture? Until a few years ago, this was “something for VIPs” or something that only “the rich” could do, today this is no longer the case!!!

Flights are becoming ever cheaper and the internet offers endless opportunities to find solutions for all tastes and above all for all wallets!

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cute personalized "Mr. & Mrs." mason jars

cute personalized "Mr. & Mrs." mason jars

Gourmet Wedding Gifts features a unique collection of personalized wedding gifts & artisan edible guest favors. From hand crafted, personalized s’mores, dark chocolate truffles, cookie cake jars, macaroons and cocktail infusion kits to bride and groom swag and personalized gifts including custom engraved flask gift sets, wine glasses, cutting boards, beer steins, and more! Check out some of their best sellers:

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sweet and sexy designer wedding gown

sweet and sexy designer wedding gown

Today we have a stunning designer wedding gown collection to share with you, brought to us by our friends at Designer Loft, located in New York, NY! Here’s more about the collection from Designer Loft:

The stunning Rosa Clara 2018 collection offers fashion forward silhouettes, glamorous plunge necklines and exquisite lace. Designe The stunning Rosa Clara 2018 collection offers fashion forward silhouettes, glamorous plunge necklines and exquisite lace. r Loft Bridal in NYC is the first retailer in the USA to receive these beauties.  “In this collection, the fabrics adapt really well to the body and spotlight the female figure,” Clara says. “We are presenting the sexiest collection I have ever designed.”  Here are some of the 2018 gowns:

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beautiful abstract painting in shades of blue, purple and peach

stylish living room with abstract artwork above the fireplace

Today’s vendor interview is with Charu Swaminathan, the CEO of Mishkalo, an online wedding registry for original art! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Imagine a company that was born out of  a combination of amusement and frustration. A perfect example is Mishkalo – a company I started earlier this year. Mishkalo is a wedding registry that combines art  and weddings to provide very unique gifts for guests to give to wedding couples. My company aims to redefine a wedding gift as something memorable, unique, meaningful and long lasting.  We carry original paintings, furniture and glass art by artists from all over the world.

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Today’s wedding vendor interview is with designer Janae Evers of Totally Promotional, based in Coldwater, Ohio!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Janae Evers and I am a digital designer at Totally Promotional. Totally Promotional specializes in a wide variety of promotional products and wedding favors. We offer traditional and trendy items to fit every couple’s personality! Our fabulous selection of favors includes customized wedding cups, koozies, lip balm, sunglasses and pens. We even have special koozies just for the happy couple and their wedding party! To complete the list, we have premium wedding napkins, coasters, shot glasses and banners. Customizing our wedding favors is probably one of the easiest tasks a bride and groom will face! Depending on the product, they can use our creative artwork templates or upload a design of their own to get the exact design they want.  Totally Promotional is located in Coldwater, Ohio, a small village surrounded by cornfields and dairy farms. Our great location ensures quick shipping to homes and businesses across the U.S. Despite our distance from major metropolitan areas, we continue to be a leader in the promotional products industry. Much of our success comes from our 21 years of experience as an e-commerce business. Last year alone, we helped over 50,000 brides and grooms find the perfect wedding favors to compliment their themes without busting their budget! We enjoy the feedback we continue to receive from couples who are ecstatic about their high-quality, low-cost wedding favors.

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