Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Update and Revive the Blog?

Hi!  It has been almost six years and my lovely cousin in law reminded me that I still have this blog!  It was just today that I realized it has gotten almost 15,000 views!  Holy cow, I never expected that from a hobby.  I love weddings, design, and fashion and will happily revive the blog however, it probably will be focused on the above plus babies!  Yes, babies.  In the last six years we have managed to create an incredibly beautiful little girl and have another bundle of joy on the way. 

What else has happened, oh yes, we moved a few times and gut renovated a house in queens.  Perhaps I should have updated the blog with interior design options along the way.  Just kidding...well unless someone wants to see that stuff. 

Catskill Bride is now Catskill Mom with just a little more responsibility and less time for hobbies.  I apologize for those that emailed me with questions over the past year or two.  I will be more diligent with checking it over the next few months if the response is good.  So...its up to you now.  What would you like to see from Catskill Bride?

Sunday, February 7, 2010


There is no better feeling for a bride that thought about every detail then the after wedding recognition. This happened a while ago but I forgot to post it. The first to recognize our wedding was the Wedding Channel. Stay tuned for the IZZY Weddings first edition. There are a few magazines that are considering it for publication but we will have to wait and see. For now, here is a link to the Wedding Channel post: Heather & Kenneth

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Completing Your Look: A Brides Quest for the Perfect Veil

The veil is the most important accessory a bride will wear. It is the one item that with out a doubt I will treasure from my own wedding for the rest of my life. I spent more time deciding on a veil than I did on my dress. The veil is what can turn a simple bride into a fashion forward icon. The most disappointing thing about veil shopping is the limited styles that most bridal shops carry. Designer veils are expensive and brides tend to overlook what style this can bring to their look by searching for cheaper alternatives without exploring what really exists in the land of veils. I would love to change the view of the veil in every brides mind.
The first mistake that a lot of brides make is not setting aside a budget for the accessories. I think that shoes are equally important but we have already covered that in a previous post. The veil budget is so important for getting that look that you want. There are some less expensive alternative is you are willing to look for them however the couture veils are worth paying for and also worth searching for.
I love custom veil designers that are willing to work with a bride to create the look that they want. Here are a few of my favorite veil designs:
This one is by Bride's Head Revisited in NYC; The Audrey:

I seriously swoon every time I see this veil. Swiss polka dots, back ribbon detail, and custom to the length that you want, seriously how much better can you get? I have seen this veil in person and it is hands down the best thing I have ever seen. If only I had seen this veil before choosing my wedding dress I may have re-thought my entire wedding.

Next Up a design from Toni Federeci:

Can you imagine what this veil would look like with lasts season's Vera Wang in the rose color with the pink bow on the front? STUNNING!!

Personally, I love the cage veils however I strongly believe that they need to be done by a good designer and yes, I can tell the difference.

This one is from Artikal:

To every bride out there who is planning a wedding. Take a few minutes to search around to see what kind of veils are out there. I love incorporating a detail from the dress into the veil. It really shows that you took the time to think about your look and that is something that everyone can appreciate.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses??

I consistently wonder what is going to be the 2000's trend and I cant help but think it might be the one shoulder Grecian style dresses, both bridesmaid and bride. Anyway, I'm seriously in love with the design right now and hope that it will withstand the times and become a timeless classic. Here are a few of my current favorites:

Bari Jay:


Jim Hjelm Occasions:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Since You Asked...

The Catskills are abundant with so many different wedding locations. Whether you are looking for a Gothic church, a mountain side deck, a Dutch barn, a mansion, a farm, a winery, or a dock that juts out into a lake, your perfect location exists! While I can't give away every secret, ;-) I will answer the question I received from a reader this week asking were we got married.

Mr. Catskill Bride and I tied the knot at a lovely Catholic Church in Phoenicia, New York; St. Francis De Sales. We loved this church the minute we found it. It was in close proximity to our wedding reception location as well as it had some historical significance to us.

Our reception was held at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, NY.

Copyright laws apply. Images taken by Angelica Glass. Please do not re-post.

Back To Reality

We had the perfect wedding. Perfect day, great vendors, amazing honeymoon. Wedding planning was a breeze, I loved every minute of it. I honestly wish that I had the money and resources to plan another. While I prepared for every second of our special day I refused to think about how I would feel returning to our normal life after the wedding. In retrospect, this is something I should have thought about.

To spare you the boring details I'll summarize by saying that resuming a normal life after your wedding is quite difficult. This is especially true if you love planning every detail of your wedding. Even my dear husband had moments of sadness. We were truly morning the loss of our wedding. Two months since the date of our wedding we have finally put the day in our past and have moved forward as the loving married couple that we are.

I am writing this because of I've gotten emails from a few readers inquiring about a number of things. While I intended to jump back in to the heart of this blog, I needed a break.

Thank you all for your understanding!


Catskill Bride

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I'm BACK! So...Catskill Bride Got Married! 9-19-09

You are probably wondering what has been going on with Catskill Bride for the past FOUR months. Like many brides in their final few months of wedding planning, I struggled with many creative ideas that I wanted to execute with limited funds. So, I embarked on finalizing my details myself in the world of Do It Yourself. With the help of my very creative and excited, Aunt along with very creative event designers, Steve and Melissa, from Steven Bruce Designs, I believe that we created the most amazing wedding possible without the platinum price. I'll detail the cost out in future posts of my DIY project in the mean time here are a few pictures from our amazing day.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ruby Lane Vintage Jewelry

I've always loved vintage pieces especially combined with modern attire. Recently I have been on a quest for complimentary wedding jewelry and was searching for a DeLizza and Elster Juliana bracelet when I came across Ruby Lane. This website functions as a listing space for independent dealers looking to sell their items. A basic search for what I was looking for yeilded over 1300 listings. That is pretty amazing for quality vintage costume jewelry. Here are some examples. Click on the pictures to go to the site listing. ENJOY!