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Miami Dress Designer: Jorge Manuel Garcia | Seacoast Bride

Monday, January 10th, 2011

At the Fall Bridal Market in NYC, Kate had the pleasure to meet Miami dress designer, Jorge Manuel, and view the amazing dresses from his 2011 Nebula collection — a collection inspired by the stars.  Instantly, there was love for his twist on the traditional gown.

“For centuries, people have marveled in awe at the starts in the night sky.  Some have mapped the stars for direction in navigation.  Many others used stars and the patterns they made across the sky to tell stories, oral traditions that would be passed down through generations.  Still, others looked to the stars for inspiration or simply to make a wish.”

As you explore the collection, each dress is hand-crafted and designed with purpose to reflect the essence of each constellation and we were honored to take a personal look into the gowns as we hosted a photo shoot at the shop of Gus & Ruby Letterpress in downtown Portsmouth, which was in collaboration with Seacoast Bride Magazine.

Below is just a glimpse into the premiere of Jorge Manuel Garcia’s 2011 collection featured in the 2011 issue of Seacoast Bride!  Oh, and we certainly want to thank Gus & Ruby for letting us use their space for the day and another thanks to Hair that Moves and Joya Beauty for hair and makeup!

Yes, the model on the left is Samantha of Gus & Ruby — looking fab!

photos by Douglas Levy

Don’t forget to view the begin-the-scenes action captured by Mark Davidson Photography:

Jorge Manuel Wedding Gowns in Action

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Miami-based gown designer, Jorge Manuel, graciously provided us gowns for a photo shoot in downtown Portsmouth.  And yes, the exact location is none other than the adorable stationery and paper boutique known as Gus & Ruby Letterpress.  Check out a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of Jorge Manuel’s winter|fall 2011 collection debut in Portsmouth!  There is certainly more to come, so stay tuned!

video by Mark Davidson Photographer

And special thanks to: Joya beauty | Hair that Moves | Douglas Levy Photography | Puttin’ on the Glitz | and the cutest little pup, Bentley!

join us | my Kate Parker Wedding Educates

Thursday, August 5th, 2010


my Kate Parker Wedding Educates is teaming up with Madeleine’s Daughter to host an event for couples getting married to learn about different aspects of a wedding from local wedding experts.  Unlike the stress of bridal shows, this event is to release that stress by bringing us any questions that you have about your own planning experience to the table for our wedding experts to help answer and guide you through.

Each presenter will touch on topics specific to their expertise along with any demonstrations that my be helpful to you.  Then by having a wedding planner joining us, the planner will be able to answer any questions that you have about your own wedding planning.

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

date Wednesday, August 18, 2010
time 6:30pm to 9:00pm
place Madeleine’s Daughter | 775 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth NH

how to register

Space is limited to 60 in attendance.  Please keep parties to no more than 2 attendees.  To rsvp, please send an email with your attendee count to:

The event is at no cost to you! We do, however, ask that you bring with you a small monetary donation for at least one of the following charities:  The Pink Initiative, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or the ASPCA.  And instead of a monetary donation, you may bring a hard good(s) to donate to the local SPCA.  Click here for a list of items on their wish list.  We will have light refreshments and passed hors d’oeuvres provided by a local caterer which we love, The White Apron.

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.

We are also honored to have New Hampshire wedding photographer, Michelle from MAC Photography, join us to capture the night.

new_hampshire_wedding_photographer_mac_photographyAnd one final mention, Miss Now Mrs will be giving away a gift card to take care of your name-change!  This name-changing service is so incredible and is a must have!  Oh and of course, there will be plenty of items to take home with you at night’s end.