October 20, 2020

4 Ways To Manage Wedding Stress During COVID-19: A Bridal Therapist’s Take

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Mary and Brian Wedding - Cake Topper - Crescent Beach Club - Amy Rizzuto Photography

Mary and Brian Wedding – Cake Topper – Crescent Beach Club – Amy Rizzuto Photography

 

COVID-19 has presented couples planning a wedding with new and unprecedented challenges. Routine decisions involving color scheme, catering, and entertainment are now giving way to more serious considerations such as health and safety regulations for gatherings, date postponements, change of venue, and guest list revisions. Modifying an original wedding vision in the face of a global pandemic is inevitably going to create anxiety and friction between two people.

Our thoughts are with everyone trying to navigate this uncharted territory. Now is a time for couples to look to those around them, both personal and professional, for advice and support. With this in mind, we reached out to AisleTalk, a boutique NYC-based therapy practice specializing in helping people cope with the stresses of wedding planning. Here, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Therapist, Farzana Rahman, highlights four ways to manage wedding stress during COVID-19.
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October 13, 2020

Interview With Brian Kantor, Founder of Pour My Party

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Image courtesy of Brian Kantor of Pour My Party - Christina Emilie Photography

Image courtesy of Brian Kantor of Pour My Party – Christina Emilie Photography

 

Couples are going to great lengths these days to personalize their wedding in order to make sure that the celebration is one-of-a-kind and unforgettable. We’ve seen everything from live painters and wedding bands playing curated song lists to bouncy castles being incorporated to take the post-ceremony party to the next level. And while these all sound great, at the end of the night, every couple wants to ride off in the getaway car with a shared feeling that their wedding was a sincere expression of their style and personality from start to finish.
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September 28, 2020

Bridal Beauty Tips For Every Skin Tone

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Bridal Beauty Tips for Every Skin Tone

Bridal Beauty Tips for Every Skin Tone

 

When Rhianna launched her cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty, in 2017, she included forty shades of foundation (there are now fifty). This was unprecedented at the time – other leading makeup brands only offered half the amount. In just three years, Fenty Beauty has changed the game regarding what it means to be beauty inclusive, moving other cosmetic lines to vastly expand their selection to customers.

The impact that this movement has had on bridal beauty is apparent. Every woman, regardless if she is into makeup or not, wants to look (and feel) her best on her wedding. Most likely, you will be enlisting a beauty team, with the conversation about wedding makeup commencing well before the big day. It is important that your team understands your skin tone and which products are best for you. To help guide this discussion, we checked in with Megan Glenn, a beauty writer and rep for American Beauty School in New York City. Here, Megan shares essential bridal beauty tips for every skin tone.
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July 21, 2020

Interview With Allison Du Val, Managing Director of The Foundry

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Allison Du Val - Managing Director of The Foundry - Chuck Baker Photography

Allison Du Val – Managing Director of The Foundry – Chuck Baker Photography

 

“There is that family aspect – both my parents and I still live in parts of the building. We are at The Foundry every day and consider it our home.” For The Foundry’s Managing Director Allison Du Val, running one of New York City’s premier event venues is much more than just a job. She grew up in The Foundry, skipping through the building’s maze-like corridors and exploring its raw grounds daily. Over the next two decades, she watched the former metal foundry, which was also her home, transform into a captivating space for hosting weddings and exclusive parities. Never losing the awe and wonder that filled her imagination as a child, Allison deeply understands and cares about the history, character, and spirit of the building.
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April 30, 2020

Interview with Bridal Hairstylist Marissa Molnar

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Marissa Molnar - Founder of Marissa Molnar Hairstyling - Susan Shek Photography

Marissa Molnar – Founder of Marissa Molnar Hairstyling – Susan Shek Photography

 

How you choose to wear your hair down the aisle is going to stay with you for the rest of your life – in wedding photos. For Marissa Molnar, however, a bride’s hairstyle goes much deeper than achieving that picture-perfect look. From the second they sit in her chair until whisking off in the getaway car, she wants her clients to feel completely present in the moment, connected, and comfortable with how they look. When these elements are all in check, achieving that radiant glow every bride dreams about is inevitable.
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