Wedding event not to be missed and there’s one today for the guys!!

I know the weather is a bit dreary outside, but I’m hoping these events will bring some sunshine to your day. There is actually one today (just found out about it yesterday and already told the guys) so if you’re in the area, check it out.

For the man in your life…TODAY Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., John Varvatos is celebrating Spring in style. Drop by his newly redesigned SoHo shop on Saturday for comped Bloody Marys and brunch. John Varvatos himself will also be there to toast the occasion. RSVP to johnvarvatos_soho@vfc.com

April Events:
New York Magazine Bridal Extravaganza…The premiere bridal event of the season sponsored by New York Magazine at the Metropolitan Pavilion is finally here. On Wednesday, April 1, from 5-8 p.m. the evening will be filled with fresh ideas, expert advice, and creative solutions to inspire both brides & grooms. This event has the industry’s top talents and over 90 vendor participants. From gowns and jewelry to flowers, caterers, and registry ideas, this event covers every aspect of planning a wedding, straight from the pages of New York magazine’s Summer 2009 Weddings issue (on newsstands now and if you haven’t seen it yet, there are two covers to choose from. Totally HOT!!). With Victoria’s Secret as a participating sponsor, you know there will be some beautiful pieces to keep in mind as you plan your honeymoon.

You can meet New York Weddings editor Denise Penny and special guests; celebrity wedding planner Marcy Blum of Marcy Blum Associates, Mary Cleaver of The Cleaver Co. Catering, pastry chef Pichet Ong and a cake tasting from Ron Ben-Isreal cakes. The collection of bridal gowns from Mark ingram Bridal Atelier are a showstopper and not to be missed. You can purchase your tickets online thru next Tuesday March 31 (via Ticketweb): $50 for two, $35 for one with special online-only offer at http://nymag.com/weddingsevent

While not just for the guys (I know a few women that smoke), on Thursday, April 2nd, from noon until 6pm, De La Concha will be hosting a tasting of the fine cigars from Gurkha. Mr. Robert Dow, the Gurkha Rep, will be on hand to answer questions and explain the various blends that make up this brand of cigars. When you buy 2 Gurkha cigars you will receive 1 complimentary cigar. We will also feature a spirits tasting in the afternoon.

Exclusive Invitation: Rediscover the Art of Celebration atop a Greenwich Village Penthouse on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:30-9pm. Join Ramscale Studio, “Tip of the Tongue Caterers, Seasons A Floral Design Studio, Danette Koke Fine Arts, Print Icon, and A Starry Night DJ’s for an awaking of the senses. This is a super casual evening, which will showcase these vendors. If you are interested RSVP to Rocky Scott at rocky@ramscale.com or call 212.206.6580 for more information.

A reminder on April 16-25, Vera Wang will have a trunk show at her flagship store. Call 212.628.3400 to make an appointment.

That’s it for today. I’ve got to get more pixy dust and get ready for next week’s interviews. There is a lot of really good information coming up, but I’m always open to your suggestions, topics, and questions, so keep them coming. Write to me at bridalease@gmail.com

OH Congrads it’s official: Bruce Willis and Emma Heming are husband and wife. After their wedding celebration in the Caribbean last weekend, the actor and the model/actress were wed in a civil ceremony Friday at a friend’s house in Beverly Hills.

Until then your fairy bridal-godmother wishes you a great weekend…

For more info: John Varvatos Soho, 122 Spring Street (at Greene Street) 212.965.0700 http://www.johnvarvatos.com
NY Magazine Event: Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues http://nymag.com/weddingsevent
Vera Wang – 991 Madison Avenue at 77th Street http://www.verawang.com
De La Concha – 1390 Avenue of the Americas (bet 56th and 57th Sts) http://rmelendi.wordpress.com/
Ramscale Studio 463 West Street (off the West Side Hwy.) @ Bethune Street http://ramscale.com/ramscale.html

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