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




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:


I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Last week, I flew to San Francisco to visit several of our clients before the engagement season heats up. The city, which is my hometown and the previous headquarters of I Do PR, greeted me in its full glory with amazing sunny skies and balmy temperatures (a welcome sight after a few freezing days in New York)

San Francisco

The main reason for my visit was to help celebrate the Grand Opening of Yael Designs new showroom in San Francisco’s Union Square, located across the street from boutiques by Alexander McQueen and Paul Smith, and inside the famed art gallery building at 49 Geary St.

Yael Designs San Francisco jewelry showroom

Before the party, I got to play with some new cocktail rings – working with a jewelry design brand definitely has its perks! 🙂

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Yael Designs grand opening party was part of First Thursdays – an open art gallery night at 49 Geary St. While several new collections were presented in cases, these two gorgeous ladies wore pieces from Yael Designs’ latest Serendipity Collection of emerald slice jewelry

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The evening festivities brougth out San Francisco’s jewelry and art patrons and it was a full house!

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But what was most incredible is that Yael Designs’ CEO Yehouda Saketkhou had his first daughter that morning!! While he deliberated on whether he can even make it to the grand opening, I was so happy his wife was gracious enough to let him leave her and the newborn baby to attend the event. Here we are with Yehouda on the best day of his life:

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San Francisco, where I Do PR was headquartered until 2012, is also home to some of our other clients. First, I made a stop at the new showroom of online bridal party fashion boutique Weddington Way just north of Union Square. The spacious showroom and rows upon rows of colorful, stylish bridesmaid dresses were hard to leave behind…

Weddington Way

But I had to rush off to the adorable Cafe de la Presse for lunch with Phoebe Davison, the founder of San Francisco-based dress designer Kirribilla. So glad I got to catch her just two weeks before she gets hitched this Xmas!


I was great to visit my hometown of San Francisco and spend time with our clients!

I left my heart in San Francisco

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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