I hope you plan on staying in your PJs this Saturday morning because we have some lovely folks to welcome to SMP New York! So grab another cup of jo, and let me introduce you to some of our fabulous friends. First, if you’ve never had a little getaway to the seaside heaven that is Newport , you need to put that on your agenda ASAP. And Castle Hill should be your first stop on your tour. You will most certainly want to get to know this legendary estate! Then I just MUST introduce you to Tom Wang Photography. He is filling up the post with pretty images AND a oh so fab deal for SMP New York readers! And last but certainly not least, the lovely ladies at Under Her Veil are a must know – they literally style brides pretty, and we LOVE them for it! You have a lot of virtual welcoming to do – so settle in and take advantage of all the lovely discounts they are offering! So sweet of them!

From Castle HillVast ocean views of a golden horizon with naturally elegant surroundings, stunning in their simplicity; a one-of-a-kind historic estate aged with the warmth of old-world charm; privacy of a forty-acre peninsula, a white sand beach and wooded walking trails; world-class accommodations, individual and unique; eye-catching, award-winning cuisine and our service team, welcoming and ready to host with grace. This is the legacy of Castle Hill- an inspiring array of unique possibilities guided by the seasonal beauty of the New England year. Classic summertime lawn parties and glowing galas beneath the open sky; gourmet lobster bakes on the beach in the cooling autumn eve; fireplaces warm while snow glistens and intimate promises are made…this is your day at Castle Hill. A member of the prestigious Relais &Chateaux, Castle Hill remains one of Newport’s most iconic landmarks- the epitome of  the luxurious 19th century New England seacoast life.

From Tom Wang PhotographyMy primary focus is centered on my bridal couples and capturing their emotions, so they can remember exactly what they were doing, feeling and thinking at that very moment. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing my couples re-live their wedding day memories with tears, laughter and excitement. I came from a studio background, but decided to venture off and start my own photography business. Now, I am able to expand on my creativity and artistic style. My main goals are to interact with my bridal couples on a personal level and to draw upon that to create images that is uniquely tailored to their personalities. As the holidays are approaching, I want to feel like Santa Claus! So, I am giving away a free engagement or glamour shoot in or around the NY/NJ metro area to a lucky SMP reader! Please write a comment below or email me and tell me what make you and your fiancee the cutest couple? and I will pick a winner on Dec 24, 2011!

From Under Her VeilUnder Her Veil was founded by Naeemah LaFond, a NYC based Hair Stylist who began her career doing editorial hairstyling and found her passion in the Bridal Beauty Industry. With experience in the world of photo-shoots and fashion shows, Naeemah knows a great artist when she sees one. By hand picking a highly experienced team that specializes in flawless makeup and stunning hair, UHV will ensure that you have one less thing to worry about on your big day.

The Under Her Veil Bride is a modern bride, she gets her inspiration from the runways and the red carpet. All of our Artists are highly trained to follow current trends and keep up with classic techniques so that we’re able to cater to ANY look. We’d like to offer a lucky NYC based SMP reader a complimentary hair and makeup trail along with a Luxe beauty survival kit. Just tell us who your celebrity hair and makeup inspiration is for your big day and why (include wedding date and location).

Welcome to SMP New York! We are so thrilled to have you part of our SMP family! xoxo