June 2012 archive

Vendor Spotlight: Cecilia Wong of Cecilia Wong Skincare

    As the summer starts to heat up in NY, everyone’s calendar will start to fill with up events to attend.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have your skin impeccable and show off your timeless beauty? We sat down with Skincare Expert, Cecilia Wong, and had the pleasure of asking her a few questions about how we can get our skin glowing and healthy for the months ahead.

Where did the idea for your business come from? 

I grew up with bad skin- acne, excessive oil, congested skin, clogged pores. I started getting facials at 14 years old but didn’t like the products they used on my skin.  One day, was in my kitchen preparing some fruits and decided to create a facial mask out of blueberries and papaya and applied it on my skin.. did that for a week and saw a huge improvement on my skin.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

I had clients tell me how thankful they are to have found me and how I have changed their skin and their life – that is most rewarding for me..

What’s the best beauty treatment you’ve ever had?

The microcurrent, this is the ultimate pre- red carpet, antiaging treatment to have. It lifts and tones the facial muscles. The results are immediate.

Of all the Products you make, which is the one you couldn’t live without?

The Black currant serum, this was the first product I created and was inspired by my love of juicing. This literally changed my skin forever.

Tell us more about your skincare line and what inspires you.

My skincare line is 100% natural and organic. I use only the highest quality ingredients and all made in the U.S. The star ingredients are all herbs and fruits that we consume on a daily basis. What inspires me are my clients. They are the reason why I do what I do and continue to create more products that heal with visible results.

What advice can you give a client before a BIG Event?

Always hydrate your skin. Whether it be juicing or applying a serum on your face.  Your skin will glow from inside out.

How would you describe your signature style in five words?

Elegant, Sophisticated, Poise, Bold, & Alluring

Where can we purchase your Skincare line?

Currently, they are available on our website http://www.ceciliawongskincare.com, Amazon.com and our salon on 5th Ave.

When you aren’t doing this, what are you doing?

I love to read books, research on herbs and essential oils and spend time with my dogs.

Tell us something we don’t know about Cecilia Wong Skincare. 

It took me many years and many tries to perfect the formulas for my products- and the first product I created was the black currant serum (has become my top seller) which I made in my kitchen. Now my products are sold internationally.

Cecilia Wong Skincare started in 2009, been featured in Time Out NY, American Spa, You Beauty (Dr. Oz’s website), Ladies Home Journal and Better TV. The black currant serum was the 2012 Earth day winner. Luxuriously healing – “My journey led me throughout the world, researching and studying in herbs, aromatherapy, healing properties of essential oils, and most importantly, the extraordinary benefits of non-invasive technologies that will help you look years younger. Each ingredient featured in a Cecilia Wong Skincare product was selected based on the healing traditions of holistic medicine. My formulas radiate healing energy, benefiting one’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. These ingredients are synergistically blended and energetically balanced, and work on a cellular level in the skin to restore harmony and vitality while addressing the psychology of the cell, bringing one’s whole being into balance. Here at Cecilia Wong, a unique skincare salon, we have the best skin care resources available to you and use only proven treatments like the LED light therapy, ultrasonic therapy, microcurrent  facials, and skin care products that keep your skin young and vibrant. I am making a commitment to you that in all my facial treatments as well as in my skincare products- YOU WILL SEE VISIBLE RESULTS. I welcome you to try it out and see for yourself!” To learn more about Cecilia Wong Skincare check out their website, LIKE them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter @cwskincaresalon

Royal Photo Booth is WeddingWire Rated 2012

New York, NY – June 25, 2012 – WeddingWire is excited to announce that Royal Photo Booth is WeddingWire Rated in 2012 for Event Rentals & Photobooths. WeddingWire Rated is the annual ratings program that recognizes wedding professionals across the country for their commitment to service and is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples, as they start their search for local wedding businesses. The ratings program is based on hundreds of thousands of recent newlywed reviews of over 200,000 wedding professionals in the US and Canada, across 20 different service categories.

Royal Photo Booth has 4 reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making informed decisions for their big day.

“We are very pleased to announce WeddingWire Rated 2012, recognizing Royal Photo Booth for their commitment to exemplary service in Event Rentals & Photobooths,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. “Royal Photo Booth has shown dedication to their craft and service, helping engaged couples understand what to expect from their business through reviews on the nation’s leading wedding review site.”

As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available in the wedding industry. WeddingWire Rated provides Royal Photo Booth with the distinction of being WeddingWire Rated and a simple platform to capture client feedback from their wedding planning experience. Engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for Royal Photo Booth on WeddingWire.com. We have all of our newlywed clients to thank for our WeddingWire Rated 2012 recognition.

For more information, please visit Royal Photo Booth on WeddingWire at http://www.weddingwire.com/vendor/VendorViewStoreFront%3fvid%3d9f9e6d527b76361b. For more information on WeddingWire Rated 2012, please visit http://www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com, Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

Royal Photo Booth can ROCK any Event!

Royal Photo Booth was all over New York busy last week with weddings, graduation dances, and fundraising events. We were especially honored to provide one of our Green Screen Photo Booths at the Reception of the 114th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence at Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center! One of the most significant dates in the Philippine’s history is Independence Day, which is celebrated annually, because it marks the nation’s independence from the Spanish rule on June 12, 1898. Among the guests present were the Philippine Department of Tourism NY which is pushing the “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign. This was created to boost the country’s tourism numbers, and encourage people to experience Philippines and all that it has to offer!

These happy guests were treated to delicious Filipino food, memorable keepsakes using different backgrounds of famous landmarks in the Philippines from our fun filled Photo Booth, and a special performance by Ms. Anna Maria Perez de Tagle. Anna Maria is one of the stars of the Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz beloved musical “Godspell”. She was also just voted the “Best Featured Female Artist in a Musical” at the 2012 Broadway World Awards.

Perfect for all events— from Weddings to Nonprofit Celebrations and Fundraisers, Summer Parties and Launches to Reunions and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs — Royal Photo Booth provides affordable photo booth rentals in NY, NJ & CT. We have unlimited backgrounds to choose from to fit the theme of your event. So what are you waiting for? Contact us right away to book your event today!

To learn more about the “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign, check out their website: http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/

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Vendor Spotlight: JD of Red Carpet Event Planning ®

Talk about a world traveler! This week’s Featured Vendor is JD, owner of Red Carpet Event Planning ®, a full-service event planning company specializing in Weddings & Social Events. Currently based in Nassau County in NY, we caught up with JD so she could share her expertise with us about invitations, preserving the “old fashion way.” Here’s what she shared:

Red Carpet Event Planning is a HUGE fan of invitations, especially the physical ones that get sent to your guests by regular mail.

So many people nowadays are going wireless and doing everything electronically, that they tend to forget how to do things the “old fashion way”…like mailing out invitations for their celebration.

We always stress the importance of creating events with STYLE. We are firm believers that physical invitations are the way to go when planning ANY kind of special event. Invitation Designers are very creative with the designs that it always amazes me! We work with very talented designers who listen to our clients’ vision and provide a vast array of options for them to bring their ideas to life.

We sit down with our clients & the Invitation Designer as we walk them through the story that they want to convey to their guests as soon as they open their envelope. We believe that the invitation sets the tone for the event. For example, we show our wedding clients that the invitation is more than “just a piece of paper.” We show them different ways they can add their personal touch to their invitations using embellishments, fonts, and even layering to bring texture and depth to their invites.

Now there are companies dedicated to preserve your invitation & memories behind the creation of customizing your invitations. You are creating something that will “last a lifetime.” You’ll be surprised how many guests will keep your invitation as a keepsake.

In essence, when planning an event, your guests will still appreciate receiving physical invitations that show your personality.

JD has been in the Event Planning industry since 1991 & has worked on a myriad of events ranging from Celebrity Birthday Parties to Fashion Shows to Charity Events & Military Festivals just to name a few. She started her career in New York City while working for Video Music Box, NY”s #1 longest running video show, where she spearheaded and executed 8 annual Celebrity filled events a year. She then worked with Merv Griffin Productions in NYC, where she continued to apply her knowledge of event planning. Three years later, the opportunity arose for her to work in Japan for 3 years in planning events and working in entertainment, which broadened her experience to an international level. After returning to the US, she landed a job in San Diego, CA where she assisted with the Annual Miramar show. JD was no stranger to large events or production work and loved every minute of it. She then became Catering Director in Ft. Belvoir, VA. After a few years of mastering her skills as a Catering Director, the next transition was to launch her own business and to answer her inner calling and true passion, Event Planning. She loves to work with brides and grooms to bring their wedding dreams to life. Her motto is “I never tell a client NO.” Visit Red Carpet Event Planning on the web, follow JD on Twitter @RedCarpetPlannr, and check them out and LIKE them on Facebook.


4th Annual Fighting Leukemia with Fashion Event in NYC

We were thrilled to be a part of such a great cause when asked to participate in the 4th Annual Fighting Leukemia with Fashion Event held recently at Cellar Bar. The night was filled with fashion, drinks & friends and of course our fun Photo Booth made for one memorable event! Society Ties, the young professional’s committee of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, presented this event with two goals in mind: to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and to register much-needed new donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Fighting with Fashion guests were treated to a summer sneak-peek fashion show sponsored by City Model and Talent, the opportunity to join the DKMS National Bone Marrow Registry and pictures from our Photo Booth as a memorable keepsake of this great event.

To learn more about this wonderful organization, check out The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ‘s New York City Chapter website, here.

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