August, 2010

WellWed New York introduces its Fall/Winter 2010 issue!

After a few informal dates, Cheryl Zirpoli and Tom Barrell found themselves at Fenway Park on a crisp early summer day, and finally realized for sure that they had a lot more in common than a shared love of baseball. “When we were together we always spent a lot of time laughing, joking around and having fun,” says Cheryl. The couple continued to date casually, and when Cheryl had major surgery shortly after they had begun dating, Tom never left her side. “I guess that’s when I knew he was the one for me,” she says.


Adinna Auger and Adam Smith met their second day of college at Cornell University. Bonding over a similar taste in music, Adam immediately wooed Adinna by offering to copy twenty CDs for her. "While there was no specific falling in love moment," Adina says, "we both knew from the start that we had something special, and every day together since has just reinforced that feeling." Eight years later, the two are still deeply in love.  


This sweet garland would be the perfect decoration for a  DIY wedding, inside or out. The fun bright colors and different sizes and shapes will make any space more festive!


This is enough to make at least a 40 foot garland!  

-Lots and lots of scraps in at least 10 different patterns. This would be a great use of fat quarters and it's also a fun and effective way to whittle away at your stash! You can get at least 6 feet of garland for every 1/4 yard (or fat quarter) of fabric!    

-1 spool Gutermann Invisible thread     

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Tweed River Video spotlights J.P. Elario of Joe Elario Photography in this photographer portrait from last issue's gown shoot. For more carnival inspiration, check the New York Wedding Affair, coming soon!

Photographer Portrait J.P. Elario from Tweed River Video on Vimeo.


As a professional event planner, Tammy Baldwin-Basten, owner of Charmed Places in the Hudson Valley, has made a business of creating memorable weddings for others. But planning her own recent wedding gave her a whole new perspective on the big day.

Tammy's Tips For Planning Yourself:

 *Make details count. Your wedding should represent who you are as a couple; you want guests to leave feeling that they know you better.

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How fun are these save the date calendars?   We love practical projects that are adorable too!


-Sticky Back Foam Sheets (2mm thick, anything thicker, won’t fit in your craft punch)

-Acrylic Blocks (for rubber stamping)

-Pigment Ink Pad(s)

-Card stock (12″ x 12″)

-Small paper calendars

-Craft punches (an alphabet set and any other shapes you like)

-X-Acto knife


-Pencil with erasure




Bruce Kazan, owner of Main Course Restaurant and Catering in New Paltz, is a perfect example of a chef who creates extraordinary dishes through the use of locally raised and grown ingredients. A longtime advocate of buying local, Kazan has cultivated relationships with small farmers throughout the Hudson Valley.


A candy apple bar brings a touch of old-fashioned charm to any reception. Think decadent caramel and delicious toppings like butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, and toasted coconut to top off the good times! If setting up a candy apple bar sounds a little too "labor intensive" - yet you want your guests to take home a "taste" of Fall - check out Hammond's Candies. Since 1920 they have been making tempting treats with true craftsman ship.

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Chantiza Stern makes fun her No. 1 priority for couples planning their weddings in the Rochester area and throughout New York.