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Inside The Wedding Day Sourcebook This Month The Magazine For Western New England Brides To Be

FEATURES Upcoming Events................................. 4 Ask Rose Eileen...................................... 6 Real New England Weddings........... 8 Get It In a Snap...................................... 12 Hiring A Pro Makeup Artist............... 19 What Is Your Dream Cake?................ 20 Freezing A Wedding Cake................. 21 WNE Spring Bridal Show.................... 22 Things To Do........................................... 29 Wedding Directory.............................. 30 BANQUETS Chandler’s............................................... 9 Clarion Hotel.......................................... 25 Courtyard Marriott............................... 25 Log Cabin/Delaney House................ 16 Marriott, Springfield............................ 24 MassMutual Center.............................. 31 Storrowton Tav. & Carriage House.. 27 Summit View Banquet House.......... 18 BRIDAL SHOWS /EVENTS bridalshownearyou.com.................... 4 bspishows.com...................................... 11 WNE Bridal Show.................................. 30 CAKES & CONFECTIONS Moore Cakes........................................... 29 Nina’s Cookies........................................ 11 Why Cookies?......................................... 5 CALLIGRAPHY Calligraphy by MaryBeth Reed........ 27 Elegant Writing...................................... 6

EVENT LIGHTING CJC Event Lighting............................... 2

FORMALWEAR & APPAREL Bancroft Bridals..................................... 7,13 Bridal Barn............................................... 23 Bridal Heirlooms................................... 14 Formal Affair Tuxedos & Tailor.......... 10

FLORIST Durocher Florist.................................... 17

FOOTWEAR Comfort Footwear................................ 12

GIFTS & FAVORS Chocolate Works................................... 21

HONEYMOONS Magical Escapes....................................27 Fun and Sun Travel............................... 5

HOTELS / INNS Clarion Hotel.......................................... 25 Courtyard Marriott............................... 25 Marriott, Springfield............................ 24

INVITATIONS Lasting Impressions............................. 5

DAY SPA Puffers....................................................... 11 DJ After Hours DJ Entertainment......... 23 Black Tie Entertainment..................... 29 Hard at Play DJ....................................... 25 Martini Productions............................. 26 Marx Entertainment............................ 15 Nino’s Disc Jockey Service................. 12 Peterson Productions.......................... 11 www.weddingsourcebook.com

JEWELRY Rys and Shine!....................................... 26 Roxy’s Enfield Square Mall................ 11

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Beverly A. Place..................................... 6

LINGERIE Underlings Lingerie............................. 5 MAKEUP ARTISTS/SKINCARE Jafra Cosmetics..................................... 5 Lynn Tassinari Wegiel.......................... 13 Mary Kay.................................................. 21 MUSICIANS / BANDS Heavenly Elegance............................... 6 Kurian / Nix Duo.................................... 5 PHOTOGRAPHERS Bunnell Photography.......................... 9 Karen Geaghan Photography.......... 15 Kerr Photography................................. 13 Perkins Photography & Video.......... 5 Portraits By David................................. 23 Robert Charles Photography............ 14 Seth Kaye Photography..................... 18 Schaler Photography.......................... 10 Sweet Memories................................... 5

RENTAL EQUIPMENT Michael’s Party Rentals....................... 15 Taylor Rental........................................... 24 Jerome’s Party Plus............................... 28

UNIQUE ITEMS Rachel’s Table Food Bank................... 11

VIDEOGRAPHERS Creative Video by Nelson................... 14 DL Video................................................... 26 KMJ Videography.................................. 10 Myers Video............................................ 29 Star Video................................................ 6

WEDDING CONSULTANTS Bowties and Butterflies...................... 6 Eutopia Events....................................... 10 LB Events & Marketing........................ 28

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Winter 2013 • Volume 20 - Issue 1 Published by: Technigraphics P.O. Box 916, West Springfield, MA 01090 (413) 737-1152 Fax (413) 737-7999 Publisher: Jim Powers jim@weddingsourcebook.com Editor: Lisa Powers lisa@weddingsourcebook.com Ad Sales & Information: (413) 737-1152 info@weddingsourcebook.com Distribution

Distributed at no charge to locations in the Greater Springfield area, including: Agawam, Amherst, Belchertown, Brimfield, Chicopee, Deerfield, Easthampton, East Longmeadow, Enfield, Feeding Hills, Granby, Hampden, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Northampton, Palmer, Somers, Southampton, Southwick, South Hadley, Springfield, Sturbridge, Suffield, Three Rivers, Westfield, West Springfield, and Wilbraham. Look for the Sourcebook at your local public library, bridal shops, florists, bakeries, banks, and many other locations, including our advertiser’s businesses.

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Welcome 2013! What an exciting year on the horizon! We’ve seen a recent increase in reserved dates for brides and grooms planning 2013 weddings! That’s very exciting! What’s even more exciting about it is the embracing of “making it your own” where brides and grooms are bringing more personality and style into their own weddings. Our local wedding professionals are also rising to the occasion and bringing more inventive unique ways to work with the couple to give them exactly what they want for their wedding day. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and be open about your personality and style and what you would like for the end results, but also be open minded to what those wedding professionals have to tell you and offer you. Their experience should be relied on. After all, that’s why you hire a professional...to give you the results you want, to eliminate stress and to assure that you’re going to have an absolutely fabulous wedding.

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Real New England Weddings On Our Cover This Month - See Page 8

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Top 5 Tips for a Flawless Face by Liz Washer Wondering how to look your absolute best in your wedding photos – and in person? Here’s how to avoid some all-too-common makeup mishaps, and put your best face forward on your wedding day! 1. Bridal beauty – ALL beauty – begins with the skin. The better the condition of your skin, the better your makeup will look and the less of it you will need. However, skincare is not something to undertake impulsively in the last few weeks before your wedding. In fact, dramatically changing your regimen can cause MORE breakouts in the short term. Instead, find products that work for your skin type early on, and if you want to get a facial or other skin treatment, make sure your skin has ANINE ORTON time to recover (a week or more before the PHOTOGRAPHY wedding day is best). During your engagement, be to protect skin with a EDDINGS & Pyour ORTRAITS Wsure broad-spectrum sunscreen so you don’t CONSULTATIONS BY APPOINTMENT have a burn or sun damage to cover up on wwwbig .janinenortonphotography. com your day. To bring on the bridal glow: TEL:413.529.2691 exfoliate, moisturize, eat well, sleep, and drink lots of water!

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won’t crack when you smile. Avoid using foundations that are sparkly or reflective, as this can make your face look shiny or ashy in photos, and only powder where needed so you don’t look overly dry or chalky. 4. Depending on your plans, your budget, and your cultural traditions, weddings can be a lengthy affair. The makeup you wear has to stand up to a lot: tears, hugs, kisses, weather, and your skin’s natural perspiration and oils. Professional makeup products are formulated with better pigmentation and longer wear than most consumer products, and professional makeup artists specialize in applying makeup that can withstand all kinds of conditions. This is why so many people - even women who do a great job with their everyday makeup - hire a pro for special events. (Even Kate Middleton, who famously did her own wedding makeup, hired a pro for lessons before the big day!) Your wedding calls for a look that looks flawless in person, in every type of lighting condition, on camera and video, from day to night.

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Aside from winning the wedding package, one of the most unique parts was our sweetheart table. It was the same table that we sat at during our first date at Rao’s Coffee Shop in Amherst. Serendipitously, we were at Rao’s earlier this year and they had just begun renovations. They were replacing all of the rustic table tops with fancy new ones. We asked, as if in stereo, “what are you doing with the old ones?!” We told the manager our story, and he gave us the table free of charge.

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Stephanie: To me, the ceremony was the most special part of our wedding. The weather was perfect, we were surrounded by loving family, and the best part…I was marrying Brian! The moment that I locked eyes with Brian as my father walked me down the aisle was my favorite! I think I was more nervous during the rehearsal than I was the actual ceremony. I also loved each little tradition – the cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss – during each part, I couldn’t help but stop and think, “wow, I can’t believe this is really happening.” I’m not sure if it was because of the whole giveaway or the excitement of getting married, but the whole day felt surreal…I’m a lucky (and very happy) girl. Brian: There are two, really. The first was seeing Stephanie, in her dress, walking down the aisle. She looked so beautiful and my heart skipped a beat. That’s when it hit me that we were really getting married, and that I am, in fact, the luckiest man alive. The other moment was when Stephanie and I had our first dance. We practiced for months with our teacher, Emily Fox, and when we finally hit the dance floor, dancing with 8 H was The Wedding Day Sourcebook Winter 2013 Stephanie fun and felt completely natural. A prelude to our lives together, I hope.


A simple idea, to give away a complete wedding package to one terrific deserving local couple, proved to be a larger undertaking than originally thought. This little project turned into the first Western New England Great Wedding Giveaway, incompassing over 20 of the area’s finest wedding professionals. The Giveaway was announced in November and the call was put out to engaged couples to register to win through the giveaway website. Couples had to give us some information about themselves, how they met and such, with one main question of why they wanted to win this amazing wedding. At the same time, wedding professionals were lining up with their specialty and were eager to help create an amazing wedding for one special couple. A list of the top ten couples appeared on the website, the couples were notified and the website voting frenzy began. Votes came in fast and furious, with couples notifying everyone they knew to go vote for them. During the course of voting for the couple, which ended March 1st, the website recorded over 8,000 visits. In the end...the winning couple Stephanie Smith and Brian Demitres was announce, and the fun began! Here is their story: Brian and Stephanie met on Match.com. Within two days of created accounts they talked. It was Match.com and fate! That was February 2007. Six months after they met, Brian was diagnosed with a brain tumor in July 2007, and had surgery 2 weeks later in August. Stephanie says, “he will tell you that I was his angel during that time. We could have never made it through without each other. He is one of the bravest, most courageous men that I know and he fought to survive. Now, 3 years later, he is cancer free and we’re beyond thrilled! Not a day goes by that we don’t remember how lucky we are and how lucky he is to be alive. We want nothing more than to continue to share our lives together.” The proposal was simple, yet romantic. Brian took Stephanie out to their favorite restaurant, got down on one knee and popped the question. The entire restaurant clapped as Stephanie said “yes!” In Stephanie’s words “When I think about Brian, I think of my best friend. I think of a man who I will always love, support, and encourage to be the best person he can be. I never felt love like I do now, until I met Brian. I can’t say why we deserve to win this wonderful opportunity any more than any other couple, but I can say that we make each other very happy and can’t wait to continue to spend out lives together.” www.weddingsourcebook.com The Wedding Day Sourcebook G 9


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To book your wedding or for more information, call 413.781.7111 and ask about our Honeymoon Enhancement Promotion.

sPringfield Marriott 2 Boland Way, Springfield, Massachusetts 01115 Phone 413.781.7111, SpringfieldMarriottWeddings.com

Photo courtesy of Cherished Moments Photography.

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www.hampshirehospitality.com

(800) 783-8464 • www.HardAtPlay.com www.weddingsourcebook.com

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Lasting Impressions INVITATIONS

Specializing in all your wedding accessory needs.

Invitations, announcements, programs, save the date cards, favors, shower invitations, personal stationery, informals, etc.

Custom Made Hand Crafted Jewelry Unique • Beautiful • Affordable

413-584-5378

Exclusive area dealer for Little Fingers, Little Toes custom photo birth announcements, baby shower invitations and high quality unique photo holiday cards. Beautifully crafted invitations from Encore, Elegant by Nu-Art, Checkerboard, Chase, Royal Imprinters, Carlson Craft, Seventeen-Fifty, Birchcraft, Krepe Kraft, Regency & more!

Wedding Receptions Wedding Receptions Wedding Receptions MINIMUM 25% DISCOUNT ON ALL INVITATION ORDERS Evening and weekend appointments available forParties your convenience Pre-Wedding Parties Pre-Wedding Parties Pre-Wedding Visit our new website and view our latest styles Corporate Events Corporate Events Corporate FOR APPOINTMENT, CALLEvents 413-596-8245 WILBRAHAM, MA Events Alumni and Reunion EventsLINDA RAFFAAlumni Alumni and Reunion Events and Reunion Holiday Parties Holiday Parties Holiday Parties

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(413) 330-1867 Simple yet elegant wedding photography for your special day! • Two Photographers • Highly recommended • Personalized service… that’s all about YOU!

695-2622 ctions.net

And The Beat Goes On... DJ Entertainment Featuring Dan Cavanaugh

“Ask about my perfect wedding process”

www.andthebeatgoesondj.com www.karengeaghanphotos.com Lori Belanger 413-695-2622 Lori Belanger 413-695-2622 Lori Belanger 413-695-2622 (413)www.martiniproductions.net 736-1867 HARTFORD BOSTON 596-2227 www.martiniproductions.net

15 Addison Road (413) Wilbraham,www.martiniproductions.net MA 01095

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Share Your Joy!

You plan your wedding menu and .... Let Rachel’s Table take care of the leftovers!

Magical Escapes

We’ll distribute surplus food from your catered event to local shelters & soup kitchens that feed the needy. Share Your Joy! FOOD DONATION IS EASY! • Donate any surplus, unserved food prepared in a licensed facility. • No home-cooked foods, please! • Food donors are protected under the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. • Simple to pre-arrange with your caterer. Caterer packages surplus food in secure, transportable containers. Caterer freezes food if appropriate, or chills perishables to 40° F. Caterer calls Rachel’s Table 24-hour food donation line: 733-9165. • We’ll arrange pick-up & delivery to a local emergency feeding program.

Visit us at www.rachelstable.com Rachel’s Table 24-hour food donation line: 733-9165.

Rachel’s Table is a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield, Inc. & WWLP-TV22

Hawley Photography Photographing Weddings of Distinction

Choose from one of our elegant album packages or design the wedding Honeymoon & Destinaion Weddng Specialists package of your dreams.

Complete Destination Planning ~ Personal Concierge ~ Expert Advice ~ Honeymoon Registry To set up an appointment, please call

Donald Hawley (413) 562-2398

866-698-7849 toll-free | 508-717-2535 Local | 408-228-8735 Fax | 63 Curtis Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703 | info@magicalescapes.com www.donhawleyphotography.com

The Calvanese Family welcomes you back to a local tradition...

Storrowton Tavern

Affordable Elegance • Excellent Service • Exceptional Food Banquet and Private Dining Rooms • Seating to 325 Unique & Memorable Setting Traditional New England & Continental Fare

(413) 426-2319 • Westfield, (413) 789-4216 • Agawam, MAMA 01001 cmbreed@comcast.net Wedding Invitations • Birth Announcements • Framed Prints • Certificates

Writers Wanted! Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner on Sunday

At Storrowton Village on the Grounds of the Big E 1305 Memorial Ave. • West Springfield, MA

www.storrowton.com • (413) 732-4188

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Are you planning an upscale wedding for hundreds

Or a low key Barbeque for dozens? At Party Plus our goal is to create the exact mood and theme you’re looking for. Rest assured – we’ve got you covered from tent top to table top.

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Events & Marketing

Lynn Brunelle Owner

5 Miller Avenue Southampton, MA 01073 (413)237-0604 lynn@lbeventsandmarketing.com

253 Union Street, Westfield, MA 01085

413-562-1777

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Full Service Event Planner serving the entire New England area.

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“Things to Do” A Bridal Checklist

BLACK TIE ENTERTAINMENT Weddings / Mitzvah / Corporate

ANTHONY J. PLUTA 12 to 24 Months Ahead • Subscribe to the Wedding Day Sourcebook PROFESSIONAL DISC JOCKEY • Attend every Bridal Show you can! Check www.cjcevents.com • Announce your engagement in hometown newspapers SERVING NEW ENGLAND • Decide on the atmosphere you’d like at your wedding SINCE 1984! • Talk to family & fiancé about budget • Decide wedding size 413-218-2117 • Talk to clergy or J.P. and arrange ceremony location & date • Find a reception location available on your date plutamusic@yahoo.com • Plan wedding theme and colors • Choose your wedding party • Compile your guest lists and set up a system to track RSVP’s. • Select all your formalwear • Select bridesmaids dresses “Cake Decorating For All Occasions” • Select tuxes and accessories Wedding Cakes A Specialty • Register for wedding gifts in your hometowns • Choose a photographer • Choose a videographer Karen Moore • Choose a cake Cake decorating • Choose musicians for ceremony (413) 436-7350 for all occasions Weddings a specialty! • Choose musicians /DJ for reception • Choose a florist • Send deposits to all your vendors; keep all your contracts Transform your Dreams www.karenmoorecakes.com Into Edible Art in one file with your payment schedules. www.mooreyummycakes.net • Arrange transportation from your house to the ceremony, Karen Moore (413) 436-7350 from the ceremony to the formal photography location, from there to the reception, and from the reception to the www.karenmoorecakes.com honeymoon night location. 4 to 6 Months Ahead • Reserve accommodations for your out-of-town guests www.weddingsourcebook.com The Wedding Day Sourcebook ™ • Select and order your invitations and thank- you cards • Arrange your honeymoon travel • Order rings and engraving 2 to 4 Months Ahead • Address and assemble wedding invitations • Buy enough postage for invitations and RSVP envelopes 1 to 2 Months Ahead • Make hair and makeup appointments • Have final dress fittings • Attend showers and send thank-yous • Plan a get-together with your bridesmaids • Get blood test and marriage license (fewer than 30 days before the ceremony) • Mail invitations 2 Weeks Ahead • Plan to change your name on your Social Security info, driver’s license, credit cards, & bank accounts -- you will need a certified copy of your wedding certificate. • Make a seating plan for the reception; write placecards 1 Week Ahead • Pack for honeymoon • Pack an emergency kit for the wedding day containing a sewing kit, extra nylons, comfortable shoes, hairspray, bobby pins, kleenex, Pepto Bismol, etc. • Rest and relax -- you’re getting married! Have a massage www.bspishows.com or a facial - just for yourself and your sanity.

Moore Cakes Moore Cakes

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Wedding Day Directory A Comprehensive Listing Of Greater Springfield’s Wedding Services BALLOONS AND DECORATING Amazing Balloon Decor

(413) 530-0326

BANQUET FACILITIES Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, N’ton (413) 586-1211 CAKES & CONFECTIONS Atkins Farm/Country Market, Amherst Moore Cakes, Warren

(413) 253-9528 (413) 436-7350

CALLIGRAPHY Elegant Writing (413) 596-8911 CEREMONY LOCATION Hollow Brook Farms, LLC

(413) 245-9325

DISC JOCKEYS After Hours DJ Entertainment, Enfield, CT Always Starshine DJ Entertainment Dance Party Productions, Chicopee, MA Gary S. Jones, Agawam Peterson Productions, Northampton, MA

(860) 749-1630 (413) 245-4544 (800) 959-4254 (413) 786-8748 (413) 586-3183

FLORISTS Atkins Farm/Country Market, Amherst Durocher Florist, West Springfield, MA

(413) 253-9528 (413) 785-5148

FORMAL WEAR & APPAREL Bancroft Bridals, Agawam Bridal Barn and Tux Shoppe, Deerfield Bridal Heirlooms, South Hadley College Formals, Inc, West Springfield GIFTS AND FAVORS Equus Candle, Easthampton Chocolate Works, E. Longmeadow

(413) 789-3073 (413) 774-2691 (413) 532-4848 (413) 737-7751

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LIGHTING AND EVENT PRODUCTION CJC Event Lighting

(413) 737-7555

MUSICIANS A Trumpet For Any Occasion, Robert Ravosa (413) 567-7470 Decorator Music, Andrea Kwapien (413) 584-4991 Gary S. Jones, Singer/Guitarist/DJ (413) 786-8748 John McIntyre, Bagpiper (413) 537-5579 Laurie Festa, Pianist (413) 782-6732 Sheldon Ross, Trumpet Services (413) 256-4243 Starshine (Mr. C) Entertainment (413) 245-4544 Sue Kurian, Flute Services, Northampton (413) 586-2854 Warm Winds (413) 364-2310 PHOTOGRAPHERS Jennifer Corridan Photography, Chicopee Karen Geaghan Photography, Wilbraham Michael C. Mislak Photography, Ludlow Photography by Donna, S. Hadley Sweet Memories Photo & Video, E. Long.

(413) 598-8888 (413) 596-2227 (413) 589-9586 (413) 538-8290 (413) 246-0627

TRANSPORTATION Royal Coach Limousines The Limo Connection

(413) 594-1940 (413) 746-LIMO

VIDEOGRAPHERS Star Video, Chicopee

(413) 539-9769

WEDDING PLANNING/CONSULTANTS Weddings by Design

(413) 786-7700

(413) 529-0800 (413) 525-8121

GUEST ROOMS Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, N’ton (413) 586-121 HORSE & CARRIAGE Hollow Brook Farms, LLC

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE Maryann DeLoria Ceremonies Of The Heart (413) 789-2798

(413) 245-9325

Advertise Here For Just $65 a Year ! Call (413) 737-1152 for Details Winter 2013


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The Western New England Fall

Bridal Show

November 24, 2013 • 11am - 4 pm MassMutual Center • Springfield, MA

Don’t Miss the Area’s Largest One Day Bridal Event! • Featuring The Finest Wedding Service Providers in the Area • The Area’s Best Multimedia Fashion Show By Bancroft Bridals • Bridal Goodie Bags • Thousands of Dollars in Door Prizes and Giveaways Including a Honeymoon Package! • Live Music • Prizes and Surprises First 100 Brides to register on-site receive

FREE Wedding Bands Details Online

Don’t Miss The Early Bird Bridal Gown Blowout!

$ Designer 199 Gown Sale

Only At The Western New England Bridal Show 11/24 SALE STARTS AT 10:30 COME EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION ALL SAMPLE BRIDAL GOWNS PRICED $199 Originally Priced from $800 to $2000 OVER 100 SAMPLES TO CHOOSE FROM

Sponsored By:

2013

Tabletop Design Gallery & Competition

Vote For Your Favorite and Win!

CASH, DEBIT, VISA, MASTERCARD, AND DISCOVER ACCEPTED

Preregister Online for a CJC Events Goodie Bag Tickets are $6.00 in advance, $8.00 at the door Paid admission includes 1 year subscription to BRIDE’S magazine

Check out all the details on the web:

www.wnebridalshow.com www.cjcevents.com

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