Uptown Magazine features 6 Clients in Wedding Issue

More and more lifestyle publications are capitalizing on the growing wedding market and releasing annual Wedding issues just in time for the engagement season. As a bridal public relations agency, we were contacted by the editors of Coastal Living and Uptown magazines to help guide them on what’s new and hot in the wedding industry.

Today, we’d like to share the gorgeous 2013 Weddings & Travel issue of Uptown, a luxury lifestyle glossy for affluent African Americans, which featured not one, not two, but SIX of I Do PR clients!!

Cover of Uptown Magazine


Uptown’s front of the book section featured the bachelorette planning platform The Bach as “Something New”.The Bach is featured in the "Something New" section of Uptown magazine


In its Real Weddings section, Uptown featured two gorgeous weddings by Nadia D Photography. This modern one from Atlanta:

Gorgeous real wedding shoot by Nadia D in Uptown Magazine

As well as this destination wedding from Jamaica:

Jamaica destination wedding Nadia D Photography

The Fashion section featured two of our designer clients. In “Hide & Chic” you can see the short white leather ensemble by New York bridal wear designs Della Giovanna:


Amazing dress made up of Della Giovanna Separates featured in Uptown Magazine




“Black is Back” featured a gorgeous bow-filled black cocktail dress by the ladies at Kirribilla:

Beautiful Black Bridesmaid dress by Kirribilla is featured in Uptown Magazine



This “Sugar & Spice” inspiration story featured not one, but two of our clients! Here you can find the floral invitation by Weddingstar  as well as a stunning pink diamond engagement ring from Yael Designs:

An adorable invite by Weddingstar, accompanied by a stunning ring from Yael Designs are featured on a page of Uptown Magazine




Bridal Market Fall 2013 Recap: the Shows, the Parties, the Fun

This past week has been busy with tons of Fall 2013 Bridal Market events. I got to see the latest gown collections on the runways, spend time with our clients and make new friends in the bridal industry!

Theia Couture Pant Suit

After unveiling Della Giovanna‘s Fall 2014 Collection with our own fashion show, I got to take a back seat at some great bridal market shows. Our first was at Theia Couture where I really loved these wedding pants.

Wish Upon a Wedding Gala

I got to rock out with Joanne Barken, CEO of The Bach, at the gala hosted by the wonderful nonprofit organization, Wish Upon a Wedding.

Alfred Angelo

Wedding capes were a big trend at the shows we saw, including this sheer beauty from Alfred Angelo. Another trend was florals and, of course, the queen of floral Claire Pettibone did not disappoint:

Claire Pettibone Fall 2014 Collection



Ilana Stern, CEO of Weddington Way, at Watters

Our next show was by Watters, whose bridesmaid dresses are carried on Weddington Way. After the show, The Knot TV interviewed Weddington Way‘s CEO Ilana Stern about the trends.

Next, we headed to the New York International Bridal Week held at Pier 94, where Kirribilla debuted its adorable Little White Dress collection.Kirribilla


Bridal Market

Bridal market goes on around the clock, so at night we attended the fun Inspire Smart Success Magazine Party with our clients from The BachNadia D. Photography and Della Giovanna.

The culmination of Bridal Market week was the incredible galas hosted on the last night by Martha Stewart Weddings and The Knot magazines. For my appearance, I chose this gorgeous Fiore dress by Kirribilla, morganite earrings by Yael Designs and a stylish handbag by Ita Collection:

The Knot Wedding Gala

We started off the night with drinks at the Gallow Green and we even had a mini photo shoot styled by Nadia D Photography:

Martha Stewart Weddings Party

Founders of The Bach, Star Talent, Della Giovanna and Nadia D Photography with Sasha Vasilyuk of I Do PR

The 12th Annual Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Fashion Week Party called “Starry Night” took place in the magazine’s offices, which were transformed into a lavish lounge with live entertainment, ice cream sandwiches, photo booths and other delights.

Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2013 party

Sasha with Ilana Stern from Weddington Way, Phoebe Davison from Kirribilla, Vanessa from Weddington Way and Nadia of Nadia D. Photography


Martha Stewart Wedding Gala

We spotted a few brilliant bridal bloggers! Elizabeth Muhmood Kane of Bridal Musings, Anne Chertoff and Jessica Bishop from The Budget Savvy Bride posed for a pic.


Martha Stewart Weddings Party

Jacqueline Courtney from Nearly Newly Wed and Thea Bloch-Neal from Hushed Commotion looked great in their headbands.

We then hopped over across town to The Knot Wedding Gala at the New York Public Library:

The Knot Wedding Gala

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And of course I got to dance with two of The Knot‘s gorgeous editors, Sam and Heather.

The Knot Wedding Gala Nadia D. Photography and Sasha Vasilyuk

It was a great night and a perfect way to end bridal market!


Summertime in New York City

Summer is such an exciting time in New York City!  It seems as though everything is better with warm weather, endless days, and new places to explore. Now that I Do PR is based out of New York, we get to enjoy welcoming our clients and colleagues from around the country (and abroad) to enjoy this perfect time of year exploring everything this city has to offer.

Here are some highlights of Summer 2013:

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Kirribilla hosted a summer trunk show at KEP Designs on the Upper East Side. We were so excited to see Kirribilla’s cofounder Phoebe Davison. We had an awesome time browsing her fun, flirty, and fabulous dresses!

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At the Trunk Show, Phoebe Davison rocked the adorable Sydney Dress. Her cheery personality and passion for design reminded us why we love her (and her dresses) so much!

I Do PR team (From left to right) Sasha Vasilyuk, CEO of I Do PR; Kirribilla mannequin; our super summer intern Meredith; and account manager Michelle Shelorke outside KEP Designs.

Yael Designs was also in town this summer for the JA New York Trade Show:

Serendipity Collection Yael Designs at JA New York

We met with the jewelry editor of Inside Weddings to browse the Serendipity Collection of emerald slices on display at JA New York. And of course, I couldn’t resist trying on a few pieces:

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Another highlight of this July was getting to know our newest client – edgy bridal gown designer, Della Giovanna.

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I took the Fashion Editor of Martha Stewart Weddings to DUMBO to preview Della Giovanna’s new Fall 2014 collection. I love her unique, fashion-forward wedding dresses and have been very excited to receive positive feedback from some of the biggest names in bridal fashion.


Speaking of bridal fashion, another highlight of the summer was finally meeting my PR colleague from Watters, in town from Dallas for an exciting editorial shoot. After a busy week, we met up at the Hudson Hotel’s summer lounge for a much needed Friday happy hour. Can’t wait to see Watters’ fashion show during October Bridal Week!



Finally, I was excited to spend some time with Nadia of Nadia D Photography who has just relocated her business from Georgia to New York. For a proper NYC greeting, I took her to a concert at the Lincoln Center and dinner at my favorite Upper West Side haunt, Ronda Cafe:

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This summer wouldn’t have been nearly as great without my busy schedule filled with client outings. Looking forward to exploring more of the city with our clients and colleagues with New York Bridal Week just around the corner!

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Nadia D Photography Featured in Bridal Guide

The Fall 2013 issue of Bridal Guide Magazine is out and we are especially excited about the four-page spread that the editors put together of Jenna and Rodderick’s old English love story-themed wedding, beautifully photographed by Nadia D Photography.  Nadia’s photographs of the romantic, fairy-tale wedding at the Barnsley Gardens Historic Ruins in Georgia have further enhanced her reputation as a creative, innovative and skillful photographer.  Thanks to her editorial style and creative approach, the couple can now look back on their wedding night as their favorite old English love story.

Bridal Guide Magazine Fall 2013Nadia D Photography featured in Bridal Guide Magazine


Nadia D Photography featured in Bridal Guide MagazineNadia D Photography featured in Bridal Guide Magazine


Nadia D Photography featured in Bridal Guide Magazine

Great work Nadia D Photography. Readers of Bridal Guide are sure to be awe-struck by these inspiring images!

Engagement 101 Features Nadia D Photography and Choco Studio


couv 2013

Engagement 101 Magazine’s Fall 2013 issue is finally out! We are excited to announce that two of our clients, Nadia D Photography and Choco Studio, are featured in the new issue!

Let’s take a look at both features in Engagement 101 Magazine:

nadia d

The image above features Nadia D Photography. Nadia incorporated a race car into the photo shoot, as this was a driving force of attraction between the two individuals. This technique and creativity allowed Nadia to truly capitalize on the personality and interests of the couple, allowing her to create stunning, editorial-inspired images. The unique engagement story of the couple combined with Nadia’s captivating images is sure to attract the attention of those reading the new Fall 2013 issue.


choco studio

Choco Studio’s feature in the Fall 2013 is shown above. The photographs by Choco Studio capture the obvious connection between the newly engaged couple. These images will undoubtedly catch the eye of  Engagement 101 Magazine readers!