Friday, December 30, 2011

A Very Special Dream Design Wedding…

A Very Special Dream Wedding…

Posted by Richard Randall of Joy Wallace on June 27, 2011 in Decor and Weddings.

Randall, Richard (1)
For Tiffany Nieves (now Cook!)
We produce magical moments for our special brides all the time, but when that bride is Dream Design Weddings – Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook, imagine the possibilities!
Tiffany’s sense of style and experience in producing glamorous weddings across the globe provided us with a unique production opportunity. Our attention to detail and skillful team of designers combined with her talent, created a stellar collaboration.
Tiffany’s choice of elite vendors for this spectacular affair included, Joy Wallace Designs,Utopia Video and Unique Design Studios.
The event took place at the beautiful Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel where Jennifer Manno, Catering Sales Manager, joined the team of involved professionals. This modern yet nostalgic venue was the ideal backdrop for Tiffany’s very own Dream Design Wedding.
Beautiful details of Phalenopsis Orchids and modern elements were combined to create lavish and luxurious, one of a kind centerpieces.
Bride & Groom Table
Tiffany’s line of Platinum Style Invitations, Tiffany Couture, provided the perfect accent of Glitz and Glamour on the guest tables.
Old Hollywood Bar
With this beautiful custom bar design, Tiffany and John set the standard for this season’s stylish weddings. It was our pleasure to be a part of making such a beautiful event come together.
Congratulations to Tiffany and John Cook!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Newest Housewife Porsha Stewart's Atlanta wedding by NFL / Celebrity Wedding Planner & Designer Tiffany Cook featured in Inside Weddings Magazine

Be sure to pick up the winter issue of Inside Weddings Magazine to see the stunning Atlanta wedding for ESPN Analyst & former NFL QB Kordell Stewart to Porsha Williams, the granddaughter of civil rights activist Hosea Williams. This amazing Dream Design Wedding by Tiffany Cook is sure to offer plenty of inspiration for the bride to be.

NFL / Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook feature of newest Housewife Porsha Stewart's Atlanta wedding

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Platinum tips video by Tiffany Nieves-Cook now Tiffany Cook

Tastemakers Magazine Atlanta introduces Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings

Photo by UDS Photo

Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings Tastemaker Magazine article Photos by UDS Photo

Friday, December 2, 2011

Celebrity Cake Guru Mark Lotti and his amazing cake creations!

Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell & wife Leighanne's Wedding Cake by Celebrity Cake Master Mark Lotti of Classic C&C Atlanta

Brian Littrell's Groom's Cake by Celebrity Cake Master Mark Lotti

Former NFL Pro-Bowler and ESPN Analyst Kordell Stewart & newest Housewife Porsha Stewart's
 Wedding Cake design collaboration between NFL /  Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook and the amazing Mark Lotti

Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough & wife Leigh Boniello's Wedding Cake by Mark Lotti of Classic C&C Atlanta

Anniversary Cake to Celebrate Shanti Das 20 years in entertainment by Mark Lotti of Classic C&C

Celebrity Cake Master Mark Lotti makes spectacular creation for Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell & wife Leighanne's Vow Renewal Cake 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Congratulations to Dream Design Weddings couple Michelle Du Preez & Jon Mafia

I am extremely excited to be working with recently engaged couple Michelle Du Preez and her fiance' Jon Mafia. We recently shopped for the perfect location and the couple has chosen a spectacular wedding venue in Palm Beach to be announced after invites go out.
I will be posting planing updates so you can follow this amazing couple on their planning journey.I can't wait to see it all come together for them!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monogram Mondays! Tiffany Cook shows great ways to personalize your wedding

Tiffany Cook custom designed menu for former NFL player and ESPN analyst Kordell Stewart and the newest Housewife Porsha Stewart

And we’re back for our next installment of monogram Mondays.  This week’s pick may have been an idea you have seen before, but we “Dream Designed” it our way- Let’s check out monogrammed paper!
Another of Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook's creations for Pop Singer Amerie and Manager Husband Lennie Nicholson's wedding menu
While you may expect the typical 3 letter monogram in a black serif font, Dream Design Weddings have taken it to a whole new level.  We work with our brides and the stationer to create a unique design that represents you and your husband as well as your wedding day. 
Tiffany Cook designed different utilization of Porsha Stewart and Kordell Stewart's Monogram for their wedding program
Tiffany Cook can tweek colors and design layouts to fit invitations, menus, programs, escort cards, table numbers, gift cards, and more!  Anything having to do with paper can be monogrammed and it helps make these items a custom fit in your space.

NFL / Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook designed her own magical table number from her personal wedding to
her Manager & PR Guru John Cook
Tiffany Cook offers the complete customization of your monogram, as well as choice of paper, layouts and sizes, is all done in the same store- no body else will have seen or used the choices before guaranteed!
Another Custom Design by Tiffany Cook the Menu for former NFL player Marty Booker and wife Migdalia
When it comes to minor elements like these stationary items, customizing them will be sure to leave an impact on the guests of the wedding.  Don’t forget the details on your big day- Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings certainly won’t!
Monogrammed favors from one of  Tiffany Cook formerly Tiffany Nieves "Platinum Weddings" on WE TV for Christina and Jorge

Happy Planning! -Elissa

Photo Credit: Unique Design Studio 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Dreaming of having a "Platinum Wedding" but don't have a Platinum budget? Tiffany Cook shows you how to get Platinum Wedding look for less on NBC

Are you dreaming of your very own "Platinum Wedding"?

After Tiffany Nieves now Tiffany Cook spent 5 seasons on 
WE TV's hit show "Platinum Weddings" she often meet brides that  want to have a Platinum Wedding but they don't have a "Platinum Weddings" budget. I am here to reassure you, you don't need to have a Platinum budget to get the Platinum look. There are many ways she creates "Wedding Wow" that won't break the bank!

Below is a recent segment Tiffany did for NBC Miami with Roxanne Vargas that shows how Dream Design Weddings offers Platinum Wedding style for less.

View more videos at:

Happy Planning

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monogram Mondays Tiffany Cook style

A view of one of Tiffany Nieves now Tiffany Cook of WE TV's Platinum Wedding episode of Lynda & Alex wedding Planning & Design by Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook

Last week our post focused on dance floors.  Well, we know some of our party animal brides don’t get to appreciate their dancer monograms as much since they are getting down with their guests on the dance floor.  What is a girl to do?

A Perfectly lit room Dream Designed by Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook in Washington D.C. wedding planning & design by Tiffany Cook 

Put it on the wall of course!  Now your special design can be viewed all night no matter where everyone is sitting.  Not only that, but it as even more customization to your venue by getting “custom wall” that coordinates perfectly with your vision of the room.

Another Tiffany Cook Original- Monogramming the Waterfall Wall Outside of the Four Seasons, Miami

Now you know at dream design we like to customize everything about your night- even if that includes a first touch of personalization when your guests arrive at the hotel.  After all, sometimes bigger better!

A Complete Custom Room by Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook for former NFL Pro Bowler Marty Booker and wife Migdalia Sosa
By this point, some brides might have trouble deciding between the monograms for the dance floor or the wall.  Fear not ladies, follow the lead of Mrs. Marty Booker who (above) opted for both!

 Happy Planning! -Elissa

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wedding tips, planning a "Platinum Wedding" for less from Tiffany Cook on NBC Live Miami

I had the pleasure of doing a live wedding segment on NBC Miami today which was a blast! 

I was thrilled to be able to cover the topic of how to plan the "platinum style" wedding for less. After 6 seasons with WE TV's hit show "Platinum Weddings" it seems many brides think they can only have the Platinum or celebrity wedding look if they have a Platinum budget. I was pleased to be able "show and tell" that this is not the case. Have no fear ladies, you can have your very own Platinum style Wedding on a less then platinum budget. Check out the video below to find out how.

For more information on planning your very own platinum style wedding, contact Dream Design Weddings and speak with one of our planners at 888-478-6534

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monogram Mondays!

This week’s Monogram Monday focuses on an often overlooked part of the wedding reception-
the dance floor!

This area is a simple space to personalize and can really add that WOW factor to your special day. We use a variety of techniques to achieve this element with the end result not only encompassing ambiance of your wedding, but you and your new spouse as well.

Using our signature seamless dance floors, we have been adding a new touch to this customized area. Fonts, colors and design elements can all be altered to make something that is “Dream Designed” especially for you!

Happy Planning! -Elissa

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Sweetheart Table Inspiration by Tiffany Nieves-Cook

Why a wedding "Sweetheart Table" you ask? 

This is a great option for the bride & groom and has become increasingly popular over the past decade. The Sweetheart Table, a smaller table for two, allows the bride and groom to enjoy some time together during the reception. This option also allows the bridal party to sit with their significant others rather than at the traditional "head table". At Dream Design Weddings when using a Sweet Heart Table, Tiffany always sets the room with family and VIP tables in closest proximity to the bride & groom's Sweetheart table.

We wanted to share a few of our newest and favorite Sweetheart tables custom created by our amazing Dream Design team!  Tiffany often dreams up the impossible, but our decor engineers always deliver!

Custom sweet heart table "Bed of Roses" by Dream Design Weddings

The above table was made for
Tiffany's first "Platinum Weddings" episode on WE TV .
A little "
Tiffany trivia" this was actually the first Platinum Wedding episode every filmed, the Wedding of Vanessa & Jose

Bring on the "Bling"
The table (above & below) was custom made for the wedding of our very own Platinum Weddings Planner Tiffany Nieves to John Cook in April of this year at the Fontainebleau. This spectacular Dream Design was inspired from a Swarovski Crystal staircase Tiffany fell in love with in Paris where the couple got engaged

John and Tiffany Cook's stunning custom Dream Designed Sweatheart Table made for the couples April 2012 wedding

The table below was created for NFL Bears WRMarty Booker and his wife Migdalia's wedding 
Dream Design Weddings by Tiffany

After the reveal of of Tiffany's bling sweetheart table several Dream Design brides fell in love with it. At Dream Design we know every bride wants to be different so we created a few versions of this spectacular sweet heart table.
Sweetheart table for the wedding of NFL Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph & his beautiful wife Delaina Joseph

Above and below Tiffany Nieves-Cook Dream Designed sweetheart table with etched monogram created for the  Atlanta wedding of former NFL Steelers QB & ESPN Analyst Kordell Stewart to Porsha Williams granddaughter of civil rights activist Hosea Williams. The wedding took place at the St. Regis Buckhead

Photos courtesy of Martha Ramirez UDS Photo

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ameriie's Dream Design Wedding photos in Munaluchi Magazine

Platinum Weddings Planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook featured in Munaluchi Magazine -Ameriie's Dream Design Wedding

For more on Ameriie's wedding visit the link below

Saturday, September 10, 2011

WE TV's Platinum Weddings Planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook's episodes airing this weekend

It's Platinum Weddings rerun season on WE TV. 

Catch a few of Tiffany Cooks Platinum Weddings episodes. This weekend Lynda & Alex, Meg & James 9-10 & 9-11

WE TV's Platinum Weddings Planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Introducing Monogram Mondays!

A new reason to make Mondays your favorite day of the week-Monogram Mondays! Each Monday we will be showing a different way to use Monograms within a wedding. This unique logo can be uniquely customized to match your day and is the first unified representation of you and your new hubby. Besides your average thank you card, Dream Design uses monograms in various elements throughout the wedding that we will be showing every Monday. We hope you will enjoy this new feature as much as we will!

Here's our first Monogram Monday:
This is actually the same monogram used in the menu from the first picture. I bet that is the first time you have seen a monogram for a sweetheart table this way! By eliminating the flourish design, the continuity of this monogram was able to flow flawlessly throughout the entire wedding without looking too matchy-matchy. Dream Design Weddings will custom design all parts of your dream day!

Happy Planning! -Elissa

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Platinum Weddings Planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook confirmed to speak at ISSE Riviera Maya with star studded line up including Preston Bailey

We are proud to announce that Tiffany Nieves-Cook will be speaking with an amazing panel of wedding professionals including keynote speaker Preston Bailey at 
 ISSE Riviera Maya
Inspire Smart Success Experience Mexico
With an amazing lineup of speakers ready to INSPIRE and EDUCATE you, this is the Experience of the year, not to be missed!  Join us in the gorgeous backdrop of the Riviera Cancun, Mexico...where you will be pampered with amazing service and fabulous food and an opportunity to network and hang out with like-minded wedding entrepreneurs during relaxed general sessions, parties, and breakout sessions on the beach {literally sessions will be on the beach!}
This Experience is for all wedding vendors, if you are a photographer, wedding planner, florist, invitation company, and beyond...this information and networking opportunity is for you!  If you are new to the industry or a 20 year experienced pro....sessions will be set up to be valuable information for all!
Learn with & from the best of the best in the Wedding Industry!
  • Preston Bailey {Celebrity Event Designer}
  • Diann Valentine {TV Host, I Do Over}
  • Sasha Souza {Celebrity Event Designer}
  • Stacie Francombe {Inspire Smart Success}
  • Jen Campbell {Editor, Green Wedding Shoes}
  • Dana LaRue {Editor, Broke Ass Bride}
  • Robert Evans {Celebrity Wedding Photographer}
  • Mike Colon {Celebrity Wedding Photographer}
  • TIffany Nieves-Cook {Celebrity Event Designer}
  • Urvi Prunier {Owner, Tejani}
  • Ceci Johnson {Owner, Ceci New York}
  • Bernadette Coveney Smith {Leading Same-Sex Wedding Expert}
  • Andy Ebon {Owner, The Wedding Marketing Authority}
  • Sonny Ganguly {Chief Marketing Officer, Wedding Wire}
  • Chris Easter {Founder, The Man Registry}
  • Dave Francombe {Executive Producer}
  • Christopher Confero {Event Designer}
General Sessions and Breakout Sessions will Include
  • Branding
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media 
  • Getting Published
  • Getting on TV
  • Balancing Motherhood and Work-Life Balance
  • Technology 'Stuff' You Must Know
  • What you Need to Know BEFORE spending your $ on Advertising
  • Inspirational and Stress Release on the Beach
  • Special Private Session for ISS Mentoring Members
  • And MUCH MORE!
...all while immersing you in a luxurious, relaxing,  full FOUR-DAY inspirational EXPERIENCE.  
Arrivals:  December 5, 2011
Departures:  December 8, 2011
Location:  Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
Price includes: 
  • Luxury Suite Hotel room {up to 2 people per room} for 3 nights
  • All you can Eat {all meals, snacks, desserts and much more!}
  • Alcohol
  • Beach Welcome Party
  • 2 Full Days of Experience Sessions, Break-out Seminars, Networking, Motivational & Inspirational Meetings
  • ISSE Dinners and Galas
  • Fitness Center
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • Mini Bar
  • 24 Hour In-Room Dining
  • Tennis Courts
  • Transfers
  • Fun, Sun, Sand, New Friends!
~ Payment plans are available email for info
~Space is limited
~Registration is non-refundable but is transferrable
~Fees do not include air travel to Cancun, Mexico

For tickets information visit

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

John A Cook " Grooms Concierge" featured article "Spoiler Alert" for Grooms Online

GroomsOnline Inc.

Grooms Spoiler Alert

Written by Mark   www.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 13:24
By John A Cook Groom Concierge

Grooms want to be involved with the wedding planning process! But only a few want to be committed to every single aspect. In all of my years as a husband to a wedding planner there has only been one groom that was on every single conference call. Don't worry I won't give out your name. Nor will I name the pro athlete grooms that found us on Platinum Weddings!

The majority of grooms are interested in the following items and could pretty much gloss over the rest!!
Food! Of course, this is a no brainer! Guys this is your time to put your "Man Stamp" on the wedding. Share your ideas and thoughts to your planner. She can help bring your craziest ideas to fruition and help it blend in with the rest of the menu or find a way to hide it!
Music! Time to break out those cd's ( do they still have those?) and go thru a time warp and relive those songs from your early days together. Bring back a couple of classics that will make her laugh or cry! Here's your chance to earn a few points by putting some time into it.
Cigar Roller! One of the coolest things you can have at your wedding. You get the most bang for your buck with this option. Besides some really cool photo's, this totally puts a "Man Stamp" on a normally girly event. Even if you don't smoke cigars, it's pretty cool to watch someone roll a cigar that is just for you and your guests. It will make it seem like you went all out even though it didn't cost that much. Remember if you don't have an outside area to smoke you can always wait to light up later or have the cigar roller package them for travel.
Vodka Ice Luge! Another "Man Stamp" item! Another Platinum Wedding item that won't break the bank. Nothing gets the party going like food,

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music and alcohol. Throw in some shooters down an ice luge and you've got some great times!! If you wish to spend more there is always the whiskey bar sampler or ice bar with ice champagne buckets!
Suits/Tux! Your wedding photos are going to around for a long time. It amazes me to see so much thought, time and money put into the brides gown and most of the time little to none put into the grooms attire. "I will just rent a tux!" A rental seriously?? Think about it she's going to have hair & makeup professionally done plus on average she will spend $5000 on a gown and you're going to go rent a tux and show up? You don't have to be a metrosexual to see that the rental tux will fit you in the shoulders and nothing else. And nothing makes you feel like a $100 than rental shoes! Guys there are alternatives, buy a nice suit which you can do for less than a thousand dollars and you get to wear more than once. Change it up for the ceremony by adding a bow tie and vest.
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Then remove both and maybe change your shirt for the reception. Most brides are opting for the dress change after ceremony. Now you can do the same with out breaking the bank.

Grooms, there are so many things you can bring to your wedding...or simply ask your wedding planner for ideas!!

John A Cook is married to a wedding planner that specializes in pro athlete weddings and events. In addition to providing his services as a Groom Concierge he is an avid golfer that uses any excuse to take a groom golfing...
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