On Saturday, April 1, 2017 The Coordinated Bride hosted the Ultimate Sip, Chat & Shop event in collaboration with Neiman Marcus Roosevelt Field in New York.

The entire event was made possible by Heather Francois, who works closely with the VP & GM for Neiman Marcus Roosevelt Field and David Kirschenbaum, the Public Relations Manager.   We welcomed  brides from the New York tri-state area to shop a specially curated collection of fashion, beauty & jewelry items that coordinated beautifully for wedding related events from the engagement shoot to the honeymoon.   Our Coordinated Brides enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and sipped strawberry Bellinis while shopping.  Brides also had the opportunity to chat one on one with yours truly and get help and advice on wedding planning.

It rained heavily the Friday before the event but the rain Gods bestowed their blessings on us that Saturday morning.  Showtime was 11am and traffic was light when I arrived at Neiman Marcus Roosevelt Field an hour earlier at 10.  I parked on the Second Floor of the parking garage and my heart beat rapidly as I crossed the bridge that conveniently connected the parking garage to Neiman’s Dress Department.

I was all smiles when I walked in.  The space was decorated beautifully!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, that needed its own line and that many exclamation points!   The team at Neimans did an amazing job coordinating the space.   Guests arrived a little before 11am and were greeted at the check in table by TCB Editor Bindi Ramsawmy and Jheanelle Winter of Jnellz Events, one of #TeamTCB members for the day.   David Josephs Catering provided the yummy small bites and the strawberry Bellinis that were never in short supply. De L’or Cakery provided the delicious cupcakes. Custom wedding and TCB branded macaroons were provided by Candyam USA.

I was so excited to see items on display that I’d hand-selected just a few days before the event; especially these Giuseppe Zanotti beauties!!   Laureta’s Design Boutique provided gorgeous glam crystallized boxes that were utilized to display shoes, clutches and parfumes.  On the same table with the display boxes were floral masterpieces hand-crafted by BeBe and Deta of BDazzled Events.  There was also a makeup station where Coordinated Brides were transformed from glam to glam-er (because we’re always glam!).  We even had the groom to be covered with exclusive access to the Neiman Marcus Men’s Store!

We randomly selected several brides to receive parting gifts.  One luck bride walked away with a copy  of B Inspired, the new floral and decor inspiration book by Eliana Baucicault.   Several other brides walked away with a custom masterpiece glam champagne bottle created by Champagne Bisou!

TG Alexander of Ubara Photo was on hand all the way from Pennsylvania capturing the memorable moments from the event.  Special thanks to her and all of our amazing sponsors that volunteered a multitude of man hours to make the event such a success.  Thank you also to my friends and family members who aren’t brides but still came out to support me.

See you next time but for now I invite you to partake in a little Coordinated Bride & Neiman Marcus greatness.  Enjoy some of the pictures!

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Vendor Collaboration

Neiman Marcus Roosevelt Field – New York || Photographer – All Images by Ubara Photography by TG Alexander unless otherwise disclosed and captioned ||  Florals – BDazzled Events || Glam Bling Champagne Bottles – Champagne Bisou || Custom Macaroons – Candyam USA || Crystalized Display Boxes – Laureta’s Design Boutique ||  Cupcakes – De L’or Cakery || Giveaway – B Inspired The Book