Succulents and SPRING!

Spring is FINALLY here in Albany and we’re ready to see some awesome spring colors balanced out with the gorgeous soft green from succulents! We love these bouquets shot by Andrew Franciosa Studio!

DIY?!

We had a DIY night last week and boy were we busy! We spent a ton of time bookmarking ideas, discussing what to DIY, going to a few different craft stores to find supplies (that can prove daunting when everyone seems to be out of EVERYTHING that you need!) So, we wanted to sum up […]

Wedding Art: Unscripted

A Collection of Local Pros in a Chic Art Gallery Styled Wedding Event and Cocktail Party! Monday, April 20th, 2015 6pm – 8pm Brown’s Revolution Hall, Troy NY Newly engaged? Still planning? Wanting to actually SEE the creative side of wedding pros work up close and personal? Killer food displays, awesome floral designs, photographs artfully displayed, […]

Tips for RADIANT skin!

We LOVE Julie from Beauty with Julie and she put an awesome blog together about getting your skin all prepped for your wedding! Go.. check it out, and DO IT! You won’t be sorry! The basics (because we know that you want to know ASAP!): 1. Cleanse 2. SPF 3. Exfoliate 4. Moisturize 5. Eye […]

Wedding Planning Advice

Wedding Advice brought to you by Events with Style!  Newly engaged and wondering WHAT to do next?! The ‘Now What’ Meeting: Congratulations you’re getting married! Let’s toast to your engagement with some invaluable advice. This hour-long meeting includes talking about your wedding style, budget, and what you want for your wedding day. – You will […]

Crash and Dash – Century House

We crashed wedding dinner prep at the Century House! We know you all love the Century House and we know how hard they work to bring a wedding together on time and to get you and your guests incredible food, so we snuck a peek into the kitchen to see how it really goes and […]

Open Air Photo Booth – DO IT! (Here’s why!)

We talked with Russ (who you are going to absolutely ADORE!) from Upstate Photo Fun about why you’ve gotta seriously consider and open air Photo Booth at your wedding and why you want to go with Russ, you’re gonna love him! Check out our Q&A below and start planning for an awesome Photo Booth! Q&A: […]

Adventures in Bridal News – Lash Extensions

Adventure: Lash Extensions – Beauty with Julie I met up with Juile last week at the office (which is SUPER cute, you’re gonna love her make up mirror and want one for yourself!) to get lash extensions. I’d never had my lashes done prior, not even strips or little clusters put on for any reason […]

Crash and Dash – Bumble Beads

Crash and Dash #3! We were driving through Latham and figured we’d stop in to see what Karen, from Bumble Beads Boutique was up to. She was JUST finishing up these two gorgeous brooch bouquets for the mothers of an upcoming bride and groom! SUCH a cute idea and our favorite part: the brooch on […]

Crash and Dash – Dave Bigler’s e-shoot!

Crash-and-Dash #2: Who was lucky enough to crash Dave Bigler?! WE WERE!!! When you pull up and see Dave Bigler Photos and Films Jeep in the lot, you know you’re in for a fun time, so we figured we’d crash his e-shoot and get you a few behind the scenes images! He works hard for those awesome […]

Bridal News Adventures: bloom. Makeup Lesson

Adventure: Makeup lesson with bloom. salon and makeup bar Makeup, wine, goodie bags, a night out, and fun – need I say anything more?!?! Ok ok, I’ll say a bit more 😉 If you’re anything like me, you probably have questions about make up: what color should you wear, what type is best for your […]

Crash and Dash – CT Productions DJ and Saratoga National!

Crash-and-Dash is officially underway! **Behind the scenes, random weddings, our vendors, fun shots, see their set up and what a wedding day is like for them!** We kicked things off by crashing CT Productions Mobile DJ Services (Mike’s!) wedding at Saratoga National Golf Club! The music was awesome and if you look closely at that playlist, you’ll see […]

White on White

We love this creamy white-on-white with a hint of blush bouquet by Renaissance Floral Design photographed by Michael Gallitelli. The colors are soft and classic and completely reflective of the bouquet color trend we saw this past wedding season and that is projected to remain popular at least into next year!

Share your Story

We want to know your Love Story!  Highschool Sweethearts?  How did you get engaged? Was it written in the sky, a ring in your drink at dinner or something that only happens in movies! Share your story with us and we will post them here on Bridal News! Email Us Here at Stacy@AlbanyBridalNews.com    

Glen Sanders Mansion – Employee Challenge!

Ok brides, this is a bit different than our usual Bridal Style post, but we wanted you to see why we love Mazzone Hospitality and their venues and employees so much! We figure by now that you’ve likely heard all about the ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS research. This is a […]

Children’s Faux-Wedding Shoot!

We are DYING over this  stylized children’s faux-wedding shot and orchestrated by Dave Bigler and some other local wedding pros! The detail in their outfits, the shoot at The Pruyn House, the flowers, and  of course that forehead kiss shot, seriously, how adorable is that!?  

Stablegate Engagement Session

We are loving this fun, stylized engagement session by Susan Blackburn at the new Birch Hill Catering venue at Stablegate.  Check out more of the preview on her Facebook page!

Vinny Liotta – DJ Times winner for best DJ!

Vinny Liotta from Cool Cat Entertainment won the DJ Times best DJ of the year award! A huge congrats to him and we loved this shout out from his Facebook page, so we wanted to share it with you! “After attending the Dj Times Dj Expo for so many years, winning DJ of the Year […]

Airbrush Tanning

We at Lipstick N Lashes are excited to now be offering airbrush tanning!  We use an organic tanning solution that gives a gorgeous color to the skin. Available in several shades to give you a natural tanned look with no odor or tacky residue. We offer a quick drying solution for those who need to […]

Going the extra mile!

A beautiful bouquet, full of color and berries for extra detail, the sparkling brooch on the wrap around the stems, and the rosettes on the shoes brining in the roses from the bouquet!? We love the attention to detail by the bride and the gorgeous presentation by Linda Conley Photography!

The Otesaga featured on the Today Show!

Congratulations to our friends at The Otesaga Resort and Hotel for their feature on The Today Show! If you have been a guest at The Otesaga, you will understand why they were a feature on The Today Show- from the minute you step foot inside the Resort, you feel special!  This place is an absolutely […]

Fun Rehearsal Dinner at Dave and Busters

Are you looking for a low-key and CRAZY FUN location for your rehearsal dinner or a spot that will be great for both adults and children? Dave and Busters is your answer! They have great party space, awesome food, a full bar, and a huge arcade that everyone (yes, even all of the adults) will […]

Wide angle and a gorgeous view!

Loving this wide angle shot from Opal Photography!

Bridal Hair and Make Up Trial!

We always suggest a bridal hair and make up trial before your big day, because one – its a ton of fun and gives you a glimpse of what is to come and two – because you do NOT want any unforeseen surprises on your big day! So, a bridal hair and make up trial is a […]

A Vision in Cake

We just love this elegant, regal wedding cake from Sweet Expressions! It’s gorgeous!!!  Almost too pretty to eat!

Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower

We don’t even know where to begin to talk about this amazing Alice in Wonderland themed Bridal Shower at The Standard.  Showerbelle showcased Joe Grant of Joe Grant Photography, who captured some AMAZING images!!! So many amazing things!  First of all, let’s talk about the venue, The Standard is a great restaurant in Albany and we […]

Hot Tip: Fake Cake!

This Hot Tip: Fake Cake comes to us from one of the leading bakeries in the area, Sweet Expressions.  Amy, the owner, gets questions about budget and making cake affordable and this is one of her answers! “Rent a faux cake and serve cake from the kitchen for an average savings of $100 on a […]

Guest Tuesday Tunes: Big Bri!

Disc Jockey Brian Garreau, or Big Bri as many of us like to refer to him from Pianoman DJ Productions has helped us out with a guest edition of tuesday tunes this week! If you know Brian, you know this is a departure from his usual wheelhouse of music (and if you don’t know him, […]

Wedding Pie? We love it! And you will too!

You may always think of dessert when it comes to weddings as the classic wedding cake.  We’ve featured ideas here about options instead of cake, like cupcakes and cannoli cakes (read more here) but one of the ideas we are just crazy about is pie.  There’s been talk about pie being the new cupcake, and […]

Pretty in Pink

Check out these amazing gowns from our friends at The Bridal Gallery by Yvonne! We just love the soft pinks accented with our favorites that make bridal gowns stunning- lace, bling, and drama!  With spring coming (even though it’s freezing, we promise spring is on the way!) we just love these pale pinks, not only […]

Planning a Bridal Shower

This one isn’t so much for the brides as it is for the maids!  For most brides celebrating their weddings in the spring, summer, or fall, this is a great time for the bridal party to start thinking about planning their shower!  Showers can be so much fun and go in any direction.  Some of […]

Venue Feature: The Otesaga Hotel

Cooperstown and Central New York are a gorgeous location for weddings! You may not know much about the area, but we have to tell you about the amazing Otesaga Hotel! Not only is the property set in a beautiful location, it has been a historic hotel for over a century!  Everyone thinks of Cooperstown as […]

Bigler Bridal Tips: Choosing a DJ

Dave Bigler of Bigler Productions sat down with Mike Garassi of Music Man Entertainment to talk about what to look for when you’re choosing a DJ for your wedding! There are great tips for you here, be sure to check it out!  

Sixty State Place

Albany’s HOT new venue in downtown Albany is a Must See!  This venue is 2 floors, and its unexpected first floor is like something you would see in NYC – its one of a kind and absolutely amazing! Sixty State Place is an open catering facility, as they are not exclusive to one company.  With […]

Parent Dances- What They’re All About

Parent Dances happen at every wedding and sometimes are overlooked, but picking these songs can be just as meaningful as picking your first dance.   We caught up with Mike Reilly of CT Productions to get his take on parent dances and how he advises his clients. Bridal News:  What are some of the most […]

Normanside Country Club

Have you visited the Normanside Country Club lately?  Recently renovated ballroom, with French doors opening to a beautiful patio area, its the perfect space for your wedding banquet reception!  Perfectly sized rooms for your intimate shower or rehearsal dinner! Normanside Country Club is the site of The Albany Bridal Event this year, and we can’t […]

Angelas Bridal has a New Location!

Angelas Bridal is relocating to 126 State Street in Downtown Albany! Angela’s Bridal is moving from its current location of 20+ years in Guilderland to a new lavish 8000 sqft marble encased store at 126 State Street, Albany. The move comes out of necessity; the old 3,400 sqft store is no longer large enough to […]

Looking for a Barn Wedding?

Rustic Barn Weddings are elegant, fun and a wonderful way to create a day to remember! Pat’s Barn, located in the Rensselaer Technology Park offers an intimate space with a rustic feel for your wedding day.  This building offers 2 floors with an outdoor patio perfect for those amazing wedding photos!  Seating up to 200 […]

Hair Styles we Love!

Changes Salon in Latham NY has some really terrific photos of bridal hair styles that we love! Real brides, at local weddings, all with hair created by Changes Salon! Check out these great styles at: http://changes7835400.com/bridal/