Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wedding Decor tips from Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook on CasaSugar

Wedding planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook, of Dream Design Weddings and Events, knows a thing or two about weddings. Not only has she planned them for plenty of high-profile clients, but she also designed her own wedding — including the custom bar and centerpieces pictured here — earlier this month! She shared a few insider wedding-planning tips with us; whether you're hiring a planner or doing the dirty work yourself, read on for her thoughts on planning the look of your big day.
  • It's all about the feeling. As you're planning your wedding's decor, think about more than just how you want it to look. "I would encourage clients to consider their personal style and what they want their wedding to feel like — more of the ambiance or experience they want their guests to have rather than merely a color or style," Tiffany says.
  • Collect photos of decor you like. The first step in planning a couple's wedding, says Tiffany, is getting to know their individual personalities and style. "I review photos of decor that the client is drawn to; this usually offers one or two main components, which sparks the concept. Once started, the whole concept takes on a life of its own and comes together in a magical way."
Keep reading for more tips!
  • Add texture. Texture is a huge wedding trend right now, says Tiffany: "Loads of texture, [from] invitations to linens, and wedding gowns. Texture is big for 2011 and 2012."
  • Customize! "To take things to the next level for clients, including celebrities. I like to build custom pieces, from sweetheart and cake tables to props and backdrops," says Tiffany. "This gives the client custom, one-of-a-kind decor elements that will make their wedding even more spectacular."
  • On a budget? Use color. The right use of color can up the "wow" factor on any budget, Tiffany says. "Think deep, rich jewel tones, but use them through the whole wedding — linens, flowers, DIY menu cards, etc. This will create an opulent look that is warm and inviting, and won't break the bank."
Photos courtesy UDS Photo

Friday, April 29, 2011

Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook of Dream Design Weddings and Natural Impression Design Partner to Launch Luxury Invitation line at the National Stationery Show

MIAMI, Florida – Today, celebrity wedding planner, Tiffany Nieves-Cook, from WEtv’s Platinum Weddings and Natural Impression Design, the leading designer and manufacturer of high-end custom invitations, announce the introduction of a new luxury invitation collection rightfully named ‘Tiffany Couture by Natural Impression Design.’

The customizable collection combines Tiffany’s platinum style with Natural Impression’s mix of custom design techniques. As the name implies, this line is for customers seeking glitz, glamour, and a completely unique invitation for their event. Tiffany’s very own invitation is the crown jewel of the collection, which also features the Luxury Invitation Suite designed for Grammy Nominated Recording Artist Ameriie. Both are to be showcased at the National Stationery Show, May 15-18 at the Jacob Javitz Center.

“This is truly an amazing collection,” said Eddy Martinez, president of Natural Impression Design. “Our family owned business creates custom designed invitations for celebrities and luxury events on an exclusive basis. Until now, invitations, like the ones featured in ‘Tiffany Couture by Natural Impression Design’ have only been seen on fabulous wedding TV shows. Now we bring the same customization possibilities, opulence and uniqueness to your local stationery store. The concepts come from Tiffany and we at Natural Impression Design bring them to life in her unique platinum style.”

“Tiffany Couture” launches as Natural Impression Design celebrates its 13th year at the National Stationery Show. Tiffany Nieves-Cook will join them in booth no. 3121-3123 for the lines official market introduction.

For additional information and photos visit

Natural Impression Design
Eddy Martinez, 877-408-8863

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Former Bear Pro Bowl WR Marty Booker Weds Migdalia Sosa

The NFL start wed Migdalia Sosa last month at the beautiful Fontainebleau Hotel. The stunning wedding was planned by NFL Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook 
Marty Booker  Migdalia Booker Tiffany Nieves-Cook

Congratulations to Marty & Migdalia Booker we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph wed Delaina Woods, wedding Planned by NFL Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings

At and undisclosed South Florida location Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph tied the knot with Delaina Woods, this weekend. The stunning wedding was planned and designed by NFL Wedding Planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook of Dream Design Weddings

John Cook Tiffany Cook Delaina & Johnathan Joseph
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Johnathan and Delaina Joseph!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Celebrity / NFL Wedding Planner Tiffany Nieves official name change to Tiffany Cook

Tiffany Cook and John Cook wedding photo
 It's official !! After my amazing wedding to an even more amazing man John Cook, I have changed my name. I will be using my new married name Tiffany Cook my new twitter is @TiffanyCookDDW and my new Facebook is Tiffany Cook (Dream Design) stay tuned for very exciting updates and announcements !! 
Tiffany Cook & husband John Cook, client Ameriie getting married to fiance' Lennie Nicholson
Pictured above Celebrity and Platinum Weddings Planner Tiffany Cook with her husband John Cook, Ameriie who is getting married later this year &  her fiance' Len Nicholson.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook and husband John A Cook wedding video preview

We thought we would share a preview of things to come....

Tiffany + John from Utopia video productions on Vimeo.

Tiffany Nieves-Cook and her husband John Cook WPTV honeymoon interview

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A local couple was feeling the effects of the looming government shutdown. The West Palm Beach newlyweds are on their honeymoon hoping to tour the Grand Canyon, but they have been forced to rearrange their plans.
Tiffany Nieves-Cook and her new husband, John, planned a helicopter and hiking tour in the canyon. That will no longer be happening, if every national park were to be off-limits.
"The whole goal is to have everything done so that you can enjoy and relax and really enjoy your wedding day," said Tiffany, who is a wedding planner herself. "By trade, I'm a plan A, B, and C kind of girl so here we thought we had everything figured out and unfortunately, certainly I don't think this is something that anybody would have ever anticipated," she said.
All national parks, including the Grand Canyon, where the couple planned to spend the next several days, were in limbo.
"To think that a national park would be closing down on a honeymoon is definitely something that you can never plan for," said John.
The couple had to cancel the Grand Canyon portion of their honeymoon and instead extend their stay in Las Vegas.
They are frustrated with having to rearrange a trip they planned months in advance, but the newlyweds know what is happening to them is minor, compared to how a shutdown of the federal government could impact others across the country.
"You've got military families that, if this goes on long enough, they can run into some pay situations, so there are definitely real problems. And as much as we wanted to see that. That's more important," said John.
The couple plans to return to West Palm Beach Monday and will try to visit the Grand Canyon at another time.
Parks that could be impacted in Florida include Biscayne National Park, Everglades National Park, and the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Celebrity Wedding Planner Tiffany Nieves now Tiffany Cook weds John Cook April 2, 2011

Below are the first photos released of the couples Old Hollywood Glamour style wedding that took place at the Fontainebleau Hotel on April 2. The couple will be releasing more details and decor photos in the coming week. Yes, we are all wonder just what Tiffany Dream Designed for her very own wedding.

Tiffany Nieves-Cook and John Cook
Tiffany Cook her stunning custom Monique Lhuillier wedding gown
John Cook in his custom tailored Hugo Boss Tuxedo
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Friday, April 8, 2011

West Palm Beach honeymooners John & Tiffany Cook didn't plan on government shutdown

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 6:07 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011
Posted: 5:23 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011
As a celebrity wedding planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook was probably more aware than most of the kinds of things that can go wrong when planning a honeymoon. But when it came to scheduling her own, a federal government shutdown figured no where on her list of disasters requiring a contingency plan.
"I've always been a plan A, B and C kind of girl," said Nieves-Cook, who was married April 2 at the Fountainebleu in Miami and planned to spend part of her honeymoon visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks. "Honestly, it was the farthest thing from my mind."
Cook and her husband John, who live in West Palm Beach, spent a few days gambling, shopping and watching shows in Las Vegas. They had planned a helicopter ride Thursday to the Grand Canyon, but wind storms prevented the trip then and again on Friday. It was then the couple realized that by the time the weather improved, the Grand Canyon would probably be closed to visitors -- thanks to Congress' failure to pass a budget.
"You go on your honeymoon, you think you've planned for everything and then the government shuts down," John Cook said Friday, from his hotel room overlooking the Bellagio fountains.
Robore Amaral wasn't planning to travel nearly as far from home, but the looming federal government shutdown also affected his weekend schedule. Amaral had signed up to attend journaling-in-the Everglades event at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, led by poet, Minx Boren and naturist, Shannon Duffy. The Arthur F. Marshall Foundation announced Thursday that due to the likely government shutdown, the event was canceled, Amaral said.
Between 300 and 500 visitors a day to the Loxahatchee refuge would be turned away if the government shuts down, said Sylvia Pelizza, refuge manager. There will be no bird walks, no guided canoe trips, no roving naturalist and no fishing anywhere on the refuge, which is home to endangered birds, including the Everglade snail kite and the wood stork, as well as a variety of fish species.
While visitors to the park would be affected, so would its staff. Of the 25 staff members, only Pelizza, two law enforcement officers and two firefighters are being asked to report to work if Congress cannot reach a budget deal. Employees -- even those who are working -- will get paid only if Congress passes legislation providing backpay during the shutdown.
"That's worrisome to a lot of people that you don't have your income coming in," Pelizza said. "You're just waiting and anticipating what's going to happen."
On Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced in preparation for the shutdown that it was planning to close all Corps-operated campgrounds as of Saturday . That includes St. Lucie South at Lake Okeechobee near Stuart.
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers understands the impact that these actions might have on the American recreating public if we are required to close our recreation areas," said Michael G. Ensch, chief of operations, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "We know that this is a time of year when many vacationing families are using or planning to use corps recreation facilities, and we will reopen them for public use and enjoyment as quickly as possible."
Starting Saturday, no new visitors will be allowed into the campgrounds and no new reservations will be accepted. Campers on-site before the shutdown will be required to leave by 8 p.m. Sunday.
Back in Nevada, newlyweds John and Tiffany Cook walked the strip realizing there are worse things than being on honeymoon in Vegas.
"Thank goodness I brought extra evening gowns," Tiffany said. "We may not be able to go get dirty hiking, but we can definitely do the dress up part of our honeymoon."