Meet me at the lavish Wedding Salon event in NYC!

What are you doing on Monday, November 15th? Come to the most glamorous, celebrity-attended wedding show of the year, where I will be appearing as Caneel Bay’s wedding spokesperson! So many big names will be there — Colin Cowie, Sylvia Weinstock, Michelle Rago, and on and on. Here’s a list of the participating companies and experts (so far!):

The Wedding Salon – New York, NY

Show date: Monday November 15, 2010
Show hours: 4 PM to 9 PM
Venue: Manhattan Center Studios
Address: 311 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001


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Alcor Viaggi
American Airlines
Amy Weschsler, MD
Anne Koplik Designs
Arabella Photo
Ariston Florist
Aruba Tourism Authority
Atelier Isabey
Atlantis Paradise Island/One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
Bimini Bay Resort
Blue Glass Photography
Bridal Reflections
Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Carciofi Designs
Carol Hannah
Cinderella Bridez
Colin Cowie Lifestyle
Consejo Turistico de San Miguel de Allende
Crystal Springs Resort
Cystal Bloom Weddings
David Beahm Design
David Burton Photography
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
East Wind Caterers, Inn & Spa
Élan Artists
Elegantly Iced
Elon Michelle Couture
Fideicomiso de Promocion Turistica de la Riviera Maya
Flowers by Topaz
Gansevoort Miami Beach Hotel/STK & The One Group
Gruber Photographers
Grupo Presidente InterContinental
Harrah’s Entertainment Atlantic City
Ideal Ensembles LLC
Island Style Weddings
Jax Photography
John Dunn
John Malino Music
Joseph Lin Photography
Josh Wong Photography

This is THE event of the season, so don’t miss it! See you there!


Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Katie Fischer Design
Kellari Taverna
Ketubah Graphia
KohGenDo Cosmetics
Landino Photo Image Studio
Laser Cosmetica
Lauren Renée Design
Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa
Loli Events
Magnolia Photo Booth
Mark Tamayo
Metamorphosis, You…Only Better!
Mexico Tourism Board
Michelle Rago
Milani Cosmetics
Misty Enright Photography
Nandana Private Resort
New Yorks Best Musicians, Photo and Video
One&Only Palmilla
Ostasz Studio
Palace Resorts
Palermo’s Bakery
Pedro Avendano Photography
Prouna USA Kiyasa Corporation
Rafael’s Pastry
Relais & Chateaux
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Rue de Flore Bridal
Shawn Rabideau Events & Design
Stortz Lighting
Sugar Flower Cake Shop
Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
The Card Lady
The Knot
The Registry @ Bloomingdale’s
twobirds Bridesmaid
Unique Vacations / Sandals Resorts
Villa Foscarini Cornaro
Windsong Photography
Yves Saint Laurent at Bergdorf Goodman

“I Still Do!” Renewing Your Wedding Vows

It’s summer, and that means wedding season! While everyone loves the cake, the great food, the dancing, the chance to dress up in Gucci or Chanel and wow their partners, it’s the *relationship* that is at the center of the day. It means the world to the wedding couple, and if you’re married, you may be thinking about your own wedding day and your own relationship right now…perhaps moreso with each wedding you attend.

Just look at Tori & Dean…they planned the wedding for the guncles and then another wedding for Tori’s friend…and they really started to focus on how career and parenthood and motorcycles were putting some distance between them. Long story short, they put their relationship first, and they renewed their wedding vows, bringing their kids into the celebration.

Heidi Klum and Seal renew their vows every year, and this year had all of their guests dressing up like brides and grooms.

As fun as these celebrity vow renewals are, with their parties and the kids and the cameras and the themes, I’m thinking about a wonderful couple who renewed their vows alone on a mountaintop, in the quiet of nature, just wanting to express their *gratitude* for one another. That’s it. No themes. No cake. No Chanel.

They’re among the couples featured in my book Renewing Your Wedding Vows, and their story will inspire you if you wish to skip the big, fancy wedding re-do and just walk outside today to renew your vows under the tree in your front yard. I wish I could tell you that that couple was married for 75 years. They loved each other enough to be married that long. But Craig passed away recently, leaving Susanne without him now…comforted by the memories of their annual vow renewals and the words of love they took the time to speak to one another.

So it doesn’t matter how you do it. It doesn’t matter if you book the Plaza or climb a mountain to be alone. Just say the words. I have tons of inspiration here in my book, lots of quotes and ideas on how you can make Renewing Your Vows a meaningful part of your relationship, a refresher each year.

And if you’re not yet married, tell your parents and your married friends about it, about how simple it is to renew your vows and just ‘have a moment’ together, or re-do the wedding they never got to have — maybe a couple’s getaway for a tropical vow renewal, or a trip to Vegas…or a walk out to that tree in the front yard. With nobody looking on. And an Entenman’s cupcake to celebrate.