In September 2007, Joan Hamburg of WOR Radio 710, one of radio’s most influential and listened to personalities, broadcasted her show live from Bridal Reflections on Fifth Avenue. Among the participants in this wedding themed show was Anthony Micari, owner of Bridal Reflections, designer Jim Hjelm, celebrity wedding planner Marcy Blum, famed cake designer Sylvia Weinstock, among others. Guests were treated to an informal fashion show of some of Bridal Reflection’s most beautiful couture gowns.
Below is a review of the show found on www.wedlock.com written by one of the esteemed guests, Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway. She had some wonderful things to say about Bridal Reflections as well.
Joan Hamburg Gathers New York’s Top Wedding Industry Movers and Shakers
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway
I had the honor of being a guest on The Joan Hamburg Show on WOR, out of New York, and was part of an exciting show on weddings. Joan invited leaders of the New York City wedding industry – cake maven Sylvia Weinstock, celebrity wedding planner Marcy Blum, editors of TheKnot.com among them—and asked me to her be her guest on interfaith and non denominational weddings.
The show was taped live, with an audience, at Bridal Reflections at 286 Fifth Avenue, and airs this morning in the 9 AM to 11 AM time slot of The Joan Hamburg Show. You can also listen to it on line.
Joan is an amazing consumer reporter and interviewer and all-around lovely person. I was thrilled last year when she featured me as a leading non-denominational and interfaith minister in her book, City Weddings: A Guide to the Best Bridal Resources in New York, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey & Connecticut (Universe Publishing, 2006).
It was such a fun show. First of all, Bridal Reflections is an amazing bridal salon. It is an almost zen approach to bridal gowns, with a lovely waterfall outside the door before you even enter. Inside is so elegant, with some of the most scrumptious wedding gowns hanging beautifully on mannequins and elegantly displayed on racks.
The wedding industry is known for causing “snow blindness” and “white out” when brides go to bigger salons to shop. Bridal Reflections makes brides—and everyone—feel welcome and treats the eye to a truly beautiful bridal site. They hosted a lovely reception for Joan’s radio show. I met the owners. I can only image their service to brides is top notch and very RELAXING!
During the taping of Joan’s show, two models came out between segments to model awesome wedding gowns, offering an informal bridal fashion show. I see A LOT of wedding dresses in my line of work but even I got excited by some of the gorgeous gowns at Bridal Reflections.