Kleinfeld is Officially a 2009 Modern Bride Trendsetter!

Posted By:Mara Urshel
May 13, 2009
We kept the secret long enough, and finally, Monday night we attended the 2009 Modern Bride Top 25 Trendsetter awards ceremony at the Palace Hotel. Modern Bride sure knows how to throw a fabulous party! It was planned with perfection from the place cards to the menu cards (by Smock) and goodie bags. The lighting from Bentley Meeker set the mood while performers GroundStone sang a cappella as we found our table decorated beautifully with crystal from Wedgewood and flowers by Fresh Cut Designs.

We were in good company with many other Trendsetters in the bridal industry... from Colin Cowie to Essie Weingarten (of Essie nail polish) to Mary Giuliani (caterer). Here's a photo from the program book with the full list of award recipients:

Some celebrities graced the red carpet like Kristen Davis, Bethenny Frankel, Preston Bailey and Holly Robinson Peete. Winner of Project Runway, Christian Siriano, and Modern Bride editor in chief, Antonia van der Meer presented Ronnie and I with our award. Another highlight was comedian Susie Essman, from HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, who cracked some jokes I could never repeat!

Click here to view the celebs on the red carpet:


Ronnie's acceptance speech thanked all 225 of our employees who make it possible for us to be trendsetters along with the entire Modern Bride staff for acknowledging the hardworking innovators in the bridal industry.

It was a pleasure to meet all 24 trendsetters. They are some of the most creative and innovative entrepreneurs in the industry. Our visual and marketing team sat with Robert Kalt and his wonderful family who created Special E...a great way to "go green" for your wedding! Special E rescues left over food, flowers, decorations etc from events and donates them to people in need. Check out their web site...we may call Robert for our next event (www.thespeciale.com/).

And I finally got a picture with Bee Kim from www.weddingbee.com. She is an inspiration for all bloggers out there! It was a fabulous fun filled night.

Modern Bride publisher Jen Cole and Antonia van der Meer went above and beyond to create a fabulous fun filled party instead of a boring award ceremony.

Thank you again Modern Bride!

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