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Emerald City New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 28th, 2011 by annalemberger

Ha ha ha. Ho ho ho. And a couple of tra la las! That is how you’ll laugh the night away this New Year’s Eve, like the jolly townspeople of Emerald City. Nothing says glitz and glam like a city iced in sparkling emeralds. While you probably cannot dye your eyes to match your clothes or live in an emerald encrusted palace in the land of Oz, you can incorporate emerald green into a stunning and festive new year’s eve ensemble. I fell in love with this menswear-inspired look featured on Step out of your traditional, barely there party dresses and into an equally flattering and even more daring fitted tuxedo. Break the winter chill by adding warmth and a shock of color with a bright velvet suit coat.  You will still look fierce and feminine in gold stiletto heals. Emerald green and metallic colors create a festive and fun combination to don for New Year’s celebrations.

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On Model: Velvet, menswear-inspired suit from Dsquared2; Source:

Where to buy: Virginia Stiletto Evening Shoe; Emerald Green Friendship Bracelet   Read more »

Part 3: Working with Your Wedding DJ

Posted on September 24th, 2011 by annalemberger

The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

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Newlywed and former DJ Jeff brings you his final list of do’s and don’ts when hiring and working with your wedding DJ.

DO– offer the DJ a meal. If your reception has a dinner provided, and the DJ will either be playing music or setting up during dinner, it is courteous to offer them a meal, provided it does not interfere with their duties.

DON’T– get the DJ drunk. Most professional DJs will limit their intake or simply not drink while on the job, but sometimes guests will offer drinks in exchange for requests. Be wary of your crazy uncle or mischievous bridesmaid spending too much time at the DJ booth.

DO– request the songs you want to hear weeks before the wedding. Not all DJs will have all the songs you want to hear. Most DJs will work in one particular medium (CD, MP3, vinyl) and some non-traditional requests may be difficult to come by on short notice.

DON’T– surprise your DJ with music you brought from home. It is fine if you pre-arrange with your DJ that you will be bringing a special song, but a surprise takeover of their playlist may not go over well with them or your guests.

Post a comment and share your own DJ, reception or wedding music suggestions and experiences!

Check it out:

  • To read Jeff’s other tips for working with a DJ, visit our Mix series. Party with Black Wedding Invitation
  • Wedding Museum gives its list of 14 greatest wedding hip hop songs.
  • Use these elegant and fun invitations to get your guests in the party mood!

Working with Your Wedding DJ: Part 2

Posted on September 16th, 2011 by annalemberger

The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

Headphones The Wedding Music Mix







Our guest blogger, DJ, and recent newlywed Jeff brings you more do’s and don’ts when working with your DJ and planning your wedding reception. Use these tips to keep the music flowing, the guests dancing, and Grandma Agnes at the front of the conga line.  Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts: How to Work with Your Wedding DJ

Posted on September 12th, 2011 by annalemberger

The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

Wedding Music Mix Tape

Having been to several, very different weddings lately, I’ve come to realize how important the music is to the wedding reception. The DJ and music selection can either keep guests dancing all night long or drive them to sneak out early. I recently talked with Jeff, a friend, newly-wed and former DJ who was more than happy to share a few do’s and don’ts when working with your DJ. Here’s what he had to say.  Read more »


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