Halloween Pinspiration

halloween

Happy Halloween!!  Enjoy a time out from the sweets and trick or treaters with a little pinspiration from SociaBFly’s Halloween Pinterest Board.

And since we don’t have any candy to give away today, we are throwing in a free printable for a fun and easy halloween-photo-scavenger-hunt.

 

March 22nd is NJ Event Professionals Night and You’re Invited

It’s Industry Night and New Jersey Special Event and Wedding Professionals are invited to join us at The Suite Spot – a new private event space hidden in the alcove’s of Livingston, NJ.

Come meet the owners of the Suite Spot and get a VIP look at Livingston’s newest private event space.

You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle with other event and wedding professionals and experience what new products and services NJ event businesses have to offer as we feature floral designs, centerpieces, music, cuisine, sweets, and favors by some of our New Jersey industry favorites.

We will also be giving away two copies of the new release: A Practical Wedding by event planner, Meg Keene and swag bags for the first 50 guests.

RSVPs ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.  You may register by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/s/88Gt.

For more information, please contact Tasheea Nicholson at 215.375.2831

See you on the 22nd!

p.s: want your swag in our bag? we’re accepting submissions through March 15th. contact us for more information

Showcase Your Wedding in Beyonce’s Alternate Fan video

If you’ve ever fantasized about acting out your 15 minutes of fame in a Beyonce video, you’d probably want to know that she is offering you a chance to do just that.

By now, I’m sure most you have seen her video for her recent single, “Best Thing I Never Had” (and if you haven’t, I embedded it below) however, it was recently reported that Beyonce is a doing an alternate fan video for the chart topping single which will feature, as the name suggests, her fans.


Simply upload a wedding or prom video of your memorable wedding day or a prom disaster you’d rather forget  to YouTube or photos to Flickr and tag them with: #BeyonceBestThing between now and August 12 for a chance to appear on BeyonceOnline, Celebuzz or maybe even the re-release of “Best Thing I Never Had” video.  Let us know is you submit your footage and Good luck!

Announcing the 2011 Pink Party Recipient

THINK PINKBreast Cancer Awareness Month is right around the corner, and if you’ve been part of the SocialBFly experience for at least a year you know that means another exciting installation of the Pink Party.  However, If you’re a newbie let me first  say “Welcome” and introduce you to this annual SocialBFly Signature Series event which strives to honor breast cancer survivors; encourage breast cancer awareness; and most importantly, raise funds for grassroots non-profit organization to continue their advancements in breast cancer research.

I’m so happy to announce that this year’s Pink Party recipient is mamorial, a new jersey based non-profit which is also an artistic multi-media celebration of breast cancer survival; the focus of which is an extensive collection of life castings of breasts affected by cancer.  mamorial’s mission is to:

  • generate greater global awareness and action
  • provide greater motivation for early detection
  • contribute to the healing process of survivors
  • stimulate funding for intensified research, leading to a cure and prevention

The organization also hopes to become a permanent, large-scale travelling art installation that juxtaposes the inner strength and utter vulnerability of breast cancer patients, conveying the full spectrum of the physical and emotional effects of the breast cancer experience.  mamorial was created by Mary Ellen Scherl, a New Jersey native and sculpurist whom you’ll learn more about in a future EXPOSED feature.  In the meantime, you can learn more about mamorial at www.mamorial.org and stay tuned to Behind the Veil, Beyond the Vows as additional details about the 2011 installation of the Pink Party will be coming soon!!!

Don’t forget to join the mailing list so you aren’t left off the invitation list!!

Brides…Your 15 Minutes Starts Here

CALLING ALL BRIDES!!  Are you ready to share your wedding with the world?  If you answered yes, then you probably won’t want to miss out on your opportunity to audition for these Casting Calls for some of our favorite wedding shows…

Say Yes to the Dress Big Bliss

Are you a plus-size Bride who is ready to find the wedding dress of your dreams? If so, the hit TLC show Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss, wants to hear from you! Big Bliss is filmed at Kleinfeld Bridal, the world’s premiere bridal salon – located in NYC. The show follows the journey of plus-size brides as they shop to fulfill their dream dress fantasy for their very special day. If interested, fill out our application, and we’ll be contacting you to possibly a film your Say Yes moment! Apply online at: www.kleinfeldbridal.com/tlc/index.cfm.

Say Yes to the Dress

Are you a bride getting married in this or next year in search of your perfect wedding dress but don’t have the first clue how to find it? Are you stressing because your family is trying to take over the planning of your wedding? Are you having a hard time deciding who should be your maid of honor? Do you have a special circumstance or family tradition that is affecting what you will choose to wear on your wedding day? Or does the thought of sifting through hundreds of gowns searching for “the one” make you dizzy with worry? We want to know your unique story and be there to capture your fairy tale as it unfolds at the world’s premier bridal salon, Kleinfeld Bridal. Visit this link to apply: http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/tlc/index.cfm.

 Four Weddings

TLC’s Four Weddings is currently looking for brides with weddings that will take place from FEBRUARY 2011 – JUNE 2011 in the NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY areas, the greater MIAMIFLORIDA area, and the greater CHICAGO, ILLINOIS area.  If that’s you, please email with details about the date of your big day and WHERE you are located! You’ll want to include your name, phone # where you can be reached, wedding date and location and also attach a current photo.

NY/NJ BRIDES: Email 4WeddingsNY@semisweetproductions.com

MIAMI BRIDES: Email 4WeddingsMiami@semisweetproductions.com

CHICAGO BRIDES: Email 4WeddingsChicago@semisweetproductions.com

Good luck!

Barbados is for Lovers!

A few days ago, I received an email from my Sagi-Sister in Spirit and fellow event planner and stylist, Arlene (@bklynblkorchid), which contained the following information and a simple note: Put this on your blog!  She has such a way with words…lol.  So let it be known that it is officially on the blog and if you and your beau have been looking for a romantic getaway, you may find this is just what the Doctor ordered…

Brides, are you interested in a destination wedding in Barbados?  If so, Jet Set Bride is offering a Destination Wedding Experience Tour package (valued at over $3600) for only $599/pp.  It comes complete with:

  • An insider’s view of Barbados
  • Round trip flights from New York City
  • 3 nights all-inclusive 4-star accommodations in Barbados
  • Private transportation and tours to all participating hotels and off-site venues
  • A chance to interact with local service providers such as photographers, florists, beauty professionals, DJ’s and bands
  • Fun excursions, food tastings and the chance to experience the warm Bajan culture
  • And the opportunity to book your destination wedding services at exclusive Jet Set Bride rates

Each tour is limited to only 20 couples and is only valid for travel between June 14th – June 17th.  The deadline to register is May 15th so call Gai at 718.789.1242 or email gai@jetsetbride.com for more information or to register today!

P.S: Check out Arlene’s Blog, FashionStyle, and tell her I sent you.

May is ‘Movies about Marriage’ Month

If you’ve been looking for a way to get the gal pals or bridal party together for a night out on the town, May is giving you several movie nights with the release of these highly anticipated wedding related comedies:

SOMETHING BORROWED [IN THEATRES MAY 6th]

Director: Luke Greenfield
Screenwriter: Jennie Urman, Jordan Roberts
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, John Krasinski, Steve Howey
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material)
Official Website: SomethingBorrowedmovie.com

Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single…as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she’s had a crush on since law school, Dex (Colin Egglesfield), who just happens to be Darcy’s fiancé. When Rachel and Darcy’s lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Meanwhile, Ethan (John Krasinski), who has been Rachel’s constant confidante and sometimes conscience, has been harboring a secret of his own, and Marcus (Steve Howey), an irrepressible womanizer, can’t keep his mind out of the gutter or his hands off any girl within reach.

JUMPING THE BROOM [IN THEATRES  MAY 6th]

Director: Salim Akil 
Screenwriter: Arlene Gibbs, Elizabeth Hunter 
Starring: Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Mike Epps, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, DeRay Davis, Julie Bowen, Romeo Miller, Gary Dourdan, Pooch Hall, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Valarie Pettiford 
Genre: Comedy 
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content) 
Official Website: JumpingtheBroom-movie.com 

“Jumping the Broom” focuses on a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard where two families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds clash during their first meeting before the big event and are ultimately forced to get along.

BRIDESMAIDS [IN THEATRES MAY 13th]

Director: Paul Feig
Screenwriter: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Matt Lucas, Jill Clayburgh, Rebel Wilson, Michael Hitchcock
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R (for some strong sexuality, and language throughout)
Official Website: Bridesmaidsmovie.com

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.  

HANGOVER PART 2 [IN THEATRES MAY 26th]

Director: Todd Phillips
Screenwriter: Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Bryan Callen, Nick Cassavetes
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: HangoverPart2.com

In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy “The Hangover,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined. 

 Sidebar but noteworthy: Since being an adult means schedules, poll the group in advance to determine the WHO [is interested in going], WHAT[ you’re going to see], WHEN [is the best day/time for everyone], and WHERE [is the most convenient location for everyone].  Now, call me crazy, but I don’t really consider a trip to the movies a complete social experience so I also recommend writing  an interactive activity, such as (pre or post) dinner/cocktails or dancing into the timeline.

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