Wednesday, April 16

An Interview with Diane Case from THREAD

More from The New York Bridal Market....

One of our favorite designers in the Salon is Thread. Their bridesmaid dresses are truly amazing designs that *really * can be worn again and again.

We asked Diane Case from Thread to chat with us a bit about the new collection.......

TRE - What do you see as the trends in Bridesmaid Fashion?

DC - Fun colors, new lengths - girls are loving the new mini dresses. This
includes both the little duchess satin mini
dresses and the chiffon charmeuse mini dresses.

TRE - Can you tell us a little about the new collection from Thread?

DC - Our new dresses are fun and flirty. They are taking over the tradition
dresses. These dresses can definitely be worn
again and again. Girls are going outside the box to find something new and

TRE - What colors are emerging as best sellers for Thread?

DC - The best colors are now bright and fun. Such colors are sunshine, clover,
tabasco, and many more.

TRE- I love the new wedding dresses, do you have a favorite?

DC - I love the Drew and the McClean. Easy and fun!

Thanks Diane - We love the new collection and are huge Thread Fans!

Tuesday, April 15

Wedding Day Fashion

This past weekend was all about Bridal Fashion in New York City as designers from all over the world descended upon our Metropolis in a Fashion Frenzy.  Twice a year designers showcase their new bridal lines to editors and buyers from all over The United States.  Fashion Shows and Private Showcases were held in boutique hotels, lofts, and NYC headquarters throughout the weekend until late Monday.

As a Salon owner this is such an exciting time, the new collections are refreshing ....and selecting the styles that will be best for our clients is nothing short of blissful!!!

So what did I love? The Badgley Mischka Bridesmaid Line features 9 new dresses - they range from cute to chic and finally stunning and at a fabulous price point.  These dresses will be available in a few short months.  

This Bridal Market we also added new wedding dresses to our existing collections but also brought on several new US and European Design Houses.    I am so excited about these new relationships and am thrilled to introduce the lines to Traci Romano Events [more to come on these.....] already has a " first look" at several of the new collections straight from the Runway.  


Wednesday, April 9

The Knot Best of Weddings 2008 Pick

*me blushing*

I am thrilled that Traci Romano Events was selected as a Knot Top Pick for 2008. We were chosen as one of the best Event Planning Companies in Connecticut.
Yeh! Thank you to the Brides who voted for us.

Food on a Stick

Cotton Candy on a Stick
Smoked Salmon Pigs on Black bread from Peter Callahan Catering

Really? Yes, Really. Why not?

How fun would it be to incorporate some of these great savory items into your cocktail hour or for a little soirée in your home? The sweet items would be ideal to pass while guests are dancing at your reception. I love to pass items all night. Why shouldn't someone be serving you delectable treats until the wee hours?

Great Sources of Inspiration

The Blond Giraffe | Home of the Key Lime Pie on a Stick - *and* they dip it in chocolate- LOVE!

Peter Callahan Catering
The king of cool HD's

Your Local Caterer... check with them on fun innovative items you can serve ...[ miniature] Brownies , Cheesecake , Cookies, Donuts, - ... all on a stick. Then go the extra step and find a cool way to pass these fun items.

I once did a party with Chris Bracken from Culinary Concerts...he placed mini ice cream cones in a bed of m+m's on a great tray. It was simple and chic.

Go have fun!

Monday, April 7

Monogrammed Linen

There is something so beautiful about a custom monogram on a pillow sham, hand towel, or cocktail napkin for that matter. Leontine Linen has beautiful selections to choose from. They are great gifts to give and to receive!!

Other places to find your monogram:

Williams and Sonoma

Napkins, Pillows and so much more

Gracious Style

I love the Luxury Wine Bottle Bags and the Pikard Custom China

A look at a causal approach. Why not put fun phrases on pillows for your guest room rather than a name? " Stay Awhile" "Enjoy" " Sleep Tight" get the idea.

Cupcake Stand

I stumbled across the site, Cake Journal, this morning and wanted to share.....The site gives great instructions on how to make this cupcake stand on your own. A great DIY project which could be done in so many different fabrics/papers!

Thursday, April 3


It is so hard to believe the new Studio Space has been open for a year!! What a fantastic year it has been. Below is what the space looked like a short year ago when we took it over.....

and today.... one of our storefront windows right on Water Street. We love being on Water Street. Our Studio is within walking distance to : SONO Baking Company [ owned by Martha Stewart's John Baricelli], JMcLoughlin, Jamie Collins Photography, Bruce Plotkin Photography, Klaff's Lighting, Chocopologie, The Maritime Aquarium, Sweet Rexie's and tons of other fabulous shops and Restaurants.

And part of our Design Studio... we are blessed to look out onto the water everyday-

Look for more posts on some of the great things we are doing for our one year celebration including a new Bridal Rewards Program.

Thanks for spending the year with us!

Tuesday, April 1

World Autism Awareness Day

Tuesday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined [ source]

To learm more about what you can do to help, or how to participate in World Autism Day.... visit Autism Speaks.

One of my all-time favorite designers Tory Burch has designed a limited-edition blue canvas tote bag that will benefit the Autism Speaks Organization. 10% of all Sales in the month of April will go to this great organization.

SANSAPPELLE Designer Event

Meet the lady behind the label , Caroline Shaw, in our studio on April 11th and 12th. Enjoy Champagne and Chocolates while a you are Custom Fit by simply THE BEST.


Women look to Sansappelle for that perfect evening gown to shine at a black tie event, for a luxe, feminine custom tailored suit for luncheons and board presentations, for the everyday luxury of their must-have taffeta blouses and take-notice silk brocade jackets that work as well with jeans as with tuxedo pants. Always a wonderful choice for an upcoming wedding!

Ring a Stylist today at our Salon for your personal appointment with
Caroline| 203.354.9791