Best Press Hits of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we are looking back at some of our favorite and most exciting client placements of the year.

The New York Times featured Weddington Way in an article on the new trends in bridesmaid dresses:

Weddington Way featured in The New York times June 2013


A gorgeous gown by up-and-coming designer Della Giovanna was featured in a fashion spread in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of  Brides:

Della Giovanna featured in Brides


The Winter 2013 issue of The Knot featured this ombre invitation by Weddingstar:

The Knot features Weddingstar

We were so excited to see one of our newest clients, The Bach, sharing bachelorette party tips with Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine:

The Bach in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons


Town & Country featured Lucky Sixpence Cards from Benign Objects:

Town & Country Weddings features Benign Objects


The San Francisco engagement shoot by Choco Studio was featured in this beautiful spread in Engagement 101 magazine:

Golden Gate Park Engagement Session Photographer Featured


Martha Stewart Weddings featured the grey Dahlia dress by Kirribilla in its Fall 2013 issue:

Martha Stewart features Kirribilla


The September/October 2013 Issue of Bridal Guide included this real wedding photographed by Nadia D. Photography

Bridalguide features photography by Nadia D


Premier New York music and entertainment company Star Talent Inc. shared first dance song advice with Glamour.

Glamour Weddings featured Star Talent Inc


The dazzling yellow diamond ring by Yael Designs was featured in Inside Weddings Fall 2013 issue:


New York Wedding Music Company Star Talent Joins I Do PR

We are very excited to welcome the premier New York music and entertainment company Star Talent Inc to I Do PR.

Star Talent Inc

Star Talent is a New York based music and entertainment production company that represents the industry’s top dance bands, DJs and customized ceremony ensembles. As a top choice for many celebrity weddings including the wedding of Paul McCartney and Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas and are the recommended music service at some of New York’s most prominent wedding venues including The Peninsula Hotel, Trump Soho Hotel, The W Hotels and The Ritz-Carlton.

We especially enjoy working with the man behind Star Talent, CEO Michael Taylor, who has built a reputation for the finest music service in the wedding industry. A professionally trained conductor, Michael has perfected the art of hosting one-of-a-kind events from intimate weddings to celebrity performances. He has produced thousands of entertainment performances nationwide ranging from New Year’s Eve galas at The Waldorf-Astoria, performances for three U.S. Presidents and private concerts by Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow, Lionel Richie and many others of the world’s top stars.

“I have spent my professional career listening carefully to event planners, venue managers and brides and grooms, providing each with the finest level of musical talent that fits their individual needs,” said Michael Taylor.

We are very excited to see this talented company gain attention in major media outlets. Here are a few recent features:

Glamour featured first-dance song advice from CEO Michael Taylor:

Glamour features Star Talent

Star Talent’s All Stars Dance Band was featured in New York Weddings Magazine‘s Fall 2013 issue:

NY Weddings featured Star Talent


Black Bride featured top wedding songs by Star Talent’s Charles St. Paul Band:

Black Bride featured Star Talent


Star Talent’s electric violinist was the opening act for the Della Giovanna runway show, which was featured on Brides:

Brides featured Star Talent


We are very excited to be working with such a talented company and cannot wait for their upcoming events!




Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest Blogs for

Who better to give wedding advice than a bride who works in the wedding industry? Well, that’s exactly what Brides thought when the online arm of the venerable CondeNast title introduced CEO of Weddington Way Ilana Stern as its featured guest blogger.

Over the past two months, Ilana has shared the ins and outs of planning her Southern California wedding while giving advice to other brides planning their nuptials.

Ilana Stern Guest Blogs on Brides

Ilana starts off the blog series by sharing her engagement story and how she and her fiance started their planning process.

Ilana Stern of Weddington Way guest blogs on Brides

She also shared her experience of picking out her wedding planner, Allyson Levine of Bob Gail Special Events, and advice on selecting a venue.

Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest Blogs for Brides

For another blog post, Ilana wrote about proposing to her bridesmaids, where she made custom champagne labels that said “Will you be my bridesmaid?” and had them delivered them to her bridesmaids across the world, as far as Dubai and Peru!

Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest Blogs for Brides

This is one of Ilana and Jeff’s many adorable engagement shoot photos by the hugely talented Erich McVey (who is literally everywhere these days)! They had so much fun and Ilana tells Brides readers why an e-shoot is a good idea.

Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest Blogs for Brides

After her dress shopping experience, Ilana provides brides with four important tips for searching for their perfect gown: be honest, bring trusted advisors, drink champagne and look at the dress in natural light.

 Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest Blogs for Brides

As the founder of Weddington Way, it’s only natural that Ilana let her bridesmaids get involved with picking out their dresses or, in her case, helping design their own personalized Watters gowns!

Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest Blogs for Brides

Ilana and Jeff let their fun-loving personalities show through with their custom save the dates. They even had a separate version for their friends.

Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest Blogs for Brides

Mini Spanish grilled cheese sandwiches, pesto and tomato crostini, brick oven pizza, blood orange margaritas and ice cream sandwiches! Ilana dishes to readers on the yummiest part of wedding planning and how to personalize their menu.

Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest Blogs on Brides

After months and months of wedding planning, everyone deserves a relaxing and fun bachelorette party! The company, details, dream location, agenda, the unexpected, and the fun all play into the fun and relaxing feel.

Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest Blogs for Brides

The week before the wedding could be stressful, but Ilana made it the most amazing wedding week with four helpful tips!

Ilana Stern of Weddington Way Guest blogs on Brides

Ilana finishes off her guest blog series for with her unconventional rehearsal dinner turned cocktail party! Now we can’t wait to see her big day featured in the February issue of Brides magazine!

Della Giovanna Launches Inaugural Collection at W Hotel

We’re very excited to share that Tuesday night, our newest client bridal couture designer Della Giovanna launched the inaugural collection of edgy, fashion-forward wedding dresses for Fall 2014!

Founded by New York fashion designer Michelle Della Giovanna, the collection combines the glamour of a traditional wedding gown with the latest trends of today’s fashion runways. As part of Bridal Market Week, where editors attend several dozen shows, we wanted to wow our guests, which is exactly why we held the fashion show and launch party at the Extreme WOW Suite on the 57th floor of W New York – Times Square:

Della Giovanna Launch View from W Hotel

Guests were welcomed not only with the stunning view of the city, but also with bubbly and unique canolis and seasonal pumpkin panna cotta from Pasticceria Bruno:


The innovative bridal collection was inspired by Michelle Della Giovanna’s fashion design background and caters to the modern bride who wants a statement-making wedding gown that reflects her contemporary sense of style.

Here’s me (on left) with Michelle Della Giovanna in front of the fab Extreme Wow Suite graffiti wall:

Photo Oct 08, 8 32 25 PM

To showcase Della Giovanna’s unique aesthetic, we chose to open the fashion show with a stunning performance by an electric violin-wielding bride from Star Talent Inc:

 Star Talent Violinist at Della Giovanna Show

Della Giovanna’s Fall 2014 Collection features gowns, corset tops and skirts in a variety of silhouettes in silk and cotton, embellished with elements of white leather, metal studs and python skin.


Della Giovanna Fashion Show

Della Giovanna Fashion Show

Made locally in New York City, Della Giovanna’s debut collection includes a range of silhouettes from the flattering fit-and-flare to sleek mermaid to knee-length pencil skirts as well as corseted tops offering a variety of necklines. The tops and skirts can be mixed and matched, giving each bride an opportunity to create a unique look for her special day.

Della Giovanna Fashion Show

Della Giovanna Fashion Show

While many brides find the gown of their dreams among the current designers, I saw room to create designs for brides with a different, edgier aesthetic,” said Michelle Della Giovanna.

Della Giovanna Fashion Show

Della Giovanna Fashion Show

Michelle Della Giovanna

The unique collection, available on, is already getting the attention of top bridal magazines, including Brides, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings, Bridal Guide and Weddings by Ritz Carlton. Check out Bride’s photos from the show!



Della Giovanna Fashion Show

It was a great night and after the guests left, we got to decompress in the Wow Suite’s cool swing chairs – never thought I’d be swinging above Times Square!

Michelle Della Giovanna

We are so glad that our fave NYC wedding photographer Lux Photos, was there to capture every minute of the night! Thank you to everyone who came and made last night such a success!