Monday, March 26, 2012

Bride's Choice Award 2012

We officially started our wedding season last week, graciously I'm pleased to announce that My Bridal Budget has received the Bride's Choice Award 2012 from Wedding Wire. A newsletter release from Wedding Wire is below. My Bridal Budget is honored to receive this award because we do demonstrate quality and most of all making sure our brides & grooms are pleased with their experience.

Forest Hills, NY – March 26, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce My Bridal Budget, LLC has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for wedding/event planning services!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, My Bridal Budget was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

My Bridal Budget is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate My Bridal Budget for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that My Bridal Budget is one of the very best wedding/event planning services within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wedding Wines

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Grapepoint Wines at Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, which made its grand opening a month ago. I met with Joanna Zablocki who is the owner of her new wine store that launched a month ago at the Greenpoint Brooklyn community. Joanna has an extensive knowledge about the art of wine. Speaking of art, there will be a free art and wine event on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm.

Grapepoint Wines has an intimate and vibrant ambiance in combination with Joanna’s friendly personality shines throughout her store and to her customers in this community.

In addition, I had the opportunity to interview, regarding on what kind of recommendations for wines for a wedding-
Here is what she is says:

Here are some of my wedding suggestions:
1. Sauvignon Blanc is a super versatile that goes great with Chicken, Vegetables, Seafood and Salads
My pick at the moment would be Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from Marlborough New Zealand. This Sauv Blanc is outstanding and truly captures the essence of NZ. It’s an expressive bold style of bouquet, bright citrus fruits with hints of passion fruit and guava. AMAZING.

2. Cabernet Sauvigon is one the most popular red wines. It’s a nice hearty wine that goes well with beef and pork dishes.
My pick at the moment would be Amplio Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 from Lodi California. This cab is medium bodied with an approachable style. Hints of blackcurrant, black raspberry and earthiness.

3. A slightly oaked Chardonnay is also a crowd pleaser.
My pick would be the Boschendal Chardonnay 2009 from South Africa; it is round well balanced with notes of citrus and toasted almonds.

4. Valpolicella is also a great choice for red wine. Usually medium bodied, fruit forward and approachable.
My Pick would be Brigaldara Valpolicella 2010 from Veneto Italy. This Valpolicella is incredibly juicy coming from a family owned vineyard that yields a small production. It is medium body with tons of dark fruit. Hints of chocolate and spice. Delicious.

Here is the invite link to respond to this the Art and Wine Event on 3/10/12

Grapepoint Wines is located on 155 Norman Ave
Corner of Newel Street, Brooklyn NY

Grapepoint Wines currently takes bulk orders if you need wine for your wedding or event.

Fouzia (MBB) and Joanna (Grapepoint wines)


Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday to Oreos!

March 6th is the 100th anniversary of the iconic Oreo cookie! The Oreo cookie has been such a treat ever since we were kids watching TV dipping the Oreo cookie in our glass of milk. If you and your partner love Oreo cookies, how about adding this “old school” dessert in your wedding dessert menu? You can add variety, such as Oreo Zeppoles (fried dough that is filled with Oreo crumbs) or Oreo cookies & cream cupcakes can be served as your dessert or added to your Viennese hour (an hour of assorted desserts)

Speak to your caterer, venue, baker for more info about how to add these fun and tasty desserts to your event.