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Madeleine’s Daughter | my Kate Parker Wedding Educates

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Last week, local wedding experts gathered at Madeleine’s Daughter to address different aspects of the wedding planning process with Elizabeth, the owner of Madeleine’s Daughter kicking off the evening with a presentation.  We were so honored to have New Hampshire wedding photographer, Melissa Koren join us to capture the evening with Mark Davidson Photographer catching all of the presentations on video…so stay tuned to the blog as we show each presentation from our experts!

Oh and by the way, Bonta Restaurant & Bar located in Hampton, New Hampshire, SPOILED us with yummy items throughout the night.  Below on the left is their Tuna Crudo appetizer (which I am obsessed with) which is a yellow fin tuna on a red pepper crisp.  More to come from Bonta!

Our first presenter was the host herself, Elizabeth of Madeleine’s Daughter.  Elizabeth and Cheryl were very helpful with their display of gowns in order to show the ideal silhouettes one should consider for their body type. The ladies also explained to everyone the different fabric options — the difference between them and what price tag you can consider for each of the fabric types.

So, if you’ve been in downtown Portsmouth, you probably are aware of the cutest shop ever!  Samantha and Whitney from Gus & Ruby Letterpress joined the evening with their fabulous portfolio of paper products.  Samantha and Whitney discussed about the different pieces couples might need in an invitation suite and creative ways to put together the perfect stationery package.

Next we had the fabulous and always stylish Joanne McDonough of Joya beauty as she touched on the differences between airbrushing and traditional makeup, including a demonstration with one of our brides!  As always, she’s always helpful when in comes to providing valuable information as to how to schedule your beauty preparations for your wedding day.

It’s sweet tooth time!  If you are looking for some of the tastiest treats in New England, Jessica of Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott (yes, two t’s) is certainly the person for you!  She’s one of the most creative designer when it comes to candy or dessert buffets and is truly passionate about what she does (oh and she also makes wedding cakes, so let’s   Jessica joined us with several examples as to how to create a creative design for your wedding and how to wow your guests!

And finally, wedding planner, Diana, of Diana Ma Weddings & Events joined us to answer any general questions our couples had.  Unfortunately, our time got a little crunched so we didn’t get to spend much time talking with her but certainly plan to have her again.  And while the photos below are not from our evening, you must check out Diana’s work, especially this recent wedding – super cute!

Our couples certainly did not go home empty-handed!  Everyone left with a fabulous swag bag filled with goodies from our presenters and 2 lucky brides went home with a gift card for a complimentary name changing service through Miss Now Mrs!  I truly suggest that you look into them – simply practical and talk about a time saver!  If you missed me ranting about them, just check out a post from the past…and yes, we will have another giveaway soon!

So be sure to check back to our blog as we show you actual footage from the evening on each of the presenters!  And thank you to everyone who joined us and made this event possible.

JOIN US | my Kate Parker Educates at Madeleine’s Daughter

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010


Are you in the process of planning your own wedding and have questions to ask but don’t know who to turn to?

Join us as my Kate Parker Wedding gathers local wedding experts to address different aspects of the wedding planning process.  Unlike bridal shows, we want you to bring any questions that you have about your own experience to the table for our wedding experts to help guide you through.

Each of our presenters will touch on topics specific to their expertise along with demonstrations that may be helpful to you.  Then by having a wedding planner join us, the planner will be able to answer any questions that you have and help guide you through your own wedding planning experience with recommendations.

The night will be filled with valuable planning information with plenty of items to take home with you at night’s end including a Madeleine’s Daughter card valued at $50!  And everyone has a chance to win a gift card to a name-changing service from Miss Now Mrs.  Light refreshments will be served throughout the night.

So if you are in the Portsmouth NH area, we’d love for you to join us so here are some details:

date Wednesday, October 27, 2010
time 6:30pm to 9:00pm
place Madeleine’s Daughter | 775 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth NH

how to register

Space is limited. Please keep parties to no more than 3 per group.  We do require you to RSVP so please send an email with the number in your party to:

The event is $5 per person ($12 for a group of 3) and will be collected at the door.  The event is FREE for each person who brings with them a hard good(s) to donate to the SPCA (please click here for a list of items on the SPCA wish list).  *All proceeds will go to each of the following charities:  The Pink Initiative, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the SPCA.

the presenters ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

elizabeth_madeleines_daughter_wedding_bridal_salon_nhbridal salon | Madeleine’s Daughter At Madeleine’s Daughter bridal shop, owned by Elizabeth Dirom, the knowledgeable and attentive bridal consultants guide you through some of the most important decisions of your wedding.  Their exceptional customer service has allowed them to gain the trust of brides from all over New England for over 35 years. Elizabeth will be talking about gown and dress choices for different silhouettes and fabrics.


joanne_joya_beauty_nh_wedding_makeup_artistmakeup artist | Joya beauty Joanne McDonough is a skilled makeup artist professionally trained in Boston and New York.  Joanne’s makeup artistry has been seen on Fox 25 News, Maine PBS, Portsmouth Magazine, NH Wedding Magazine, and runway fashion events for Grace Ormond Wedding Style and Marriage Magazine.  Joanne will have a Q&A about the difference between airbrushing and traditional makeup including a demonstration.  Also, Joanne will provide her insight as to how to schedule your beauty preparations for your wedding day.

jessica_nothing_bakes_like_a_parrott_maine_wedding_cakescake and dessert designer | Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott Jessica Parrott specializes in the creation of dessert and candy tables that are not only delicious but fully encompass the creative design of your wedding. As Jessica says, “Sweet tooth or not, having amazing desserts at your wedding is must!”  Today, you have endless possibilities beyond the traditional four-tiered white cake with matching flowers.  Envision your wedding with a beautiful spread of all your favorite desserts, cakes, pies, and candy combined with all the creative design aspects you have worked tirelessly to create through your wedding planning process.  These tables are another fantastic way to wow your guests!

diana_ma_nh_wedding_plannerwedding planner | Diana Ma Weddings & Events What started out as a hobby for friends, turned into a full-fledged passion.  Diana Ma launched her planning company in June 2009 and offers full service event coordination as well as a variety of packages.  Diana will sit down and touch on some common topics experienced by couples during the planning process then will open up the remainder of the evening to answer any questions you have about your own wedding.