Bloomingdale's To Host BRIDES Mag & Checkerboard Wedding Invitation Trunk Show

Judy Paulen Designs @ Bloomingdale's 59TH Street in NYC to host a wedding invitation trunk show with BRIDES magazine, the authority in the bridal market and Checkerboard, one of the leading personalized fine stationery designers and manufacturers.
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March 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Maria McBride, BRIDES magazine Wedding Style Director, to present BRIDES Fine Wedding Papers Collection by Checkerboard and Give New Brides the Inside Scoop on Style Trends.

On Tuesday, March 6, Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale's 59TH Street in NYC, will host a wedding invitation trunk show in partnership with BRIDES magazine, the authority in the bridal market and Checkerboard, one of the leading personalized fine stationery designers and manufacturers. Maria McBride, BRIDES magazine Wedding Style Director, will introduce the BRIDES Fine Wedding Papers Collection by Checkerboard and discuss wedding style trends especially for new brides at this event.

"I am thrilled to introduce BRIDES Fine Wedding Papers at the Judy Paulen Designs Boutique at Bloomingdale's. They are the go-to stationery source for the most beautiful design collections," said Maria McBride, Wedding Style Director, BRIDES magazine.  "BRIDES partnership with Checkerboard is a perfect marriage of style and workmanship, we not only have a complete wardrobe of invitation options for every bride but we offer inspiration and lots of ideas for every stationery element - from place cards to gift tags and more - for your wedding day."

Judy Paulen Design's seasoned staff of wedding invitation specialists will be on hand to work with brides to get them started selecting and creating invitations - an important first step in setting the tone of the nuptials to come.

"We love to create an experience for our brides that they can't get anywhere else or online," said Jessica Paulen-Glick, director, Judy Paulen Designs. "We're able to continue this 'tradition' by collaborating with Bloomingdale's, BRIDES magazine, and Checkerboard on this very special event."

The Trunk Show will take place on Tuesday, March 6, from 4:30pm to 8:30pm on the 6th floor of Bloomingdale's 59th Street store in the heart of New York City.

Checkerboard's creative experts will complement Judy Paulen Design's invitation consultants and work with new brides to help them fashion invitations that express each bride's individual style and personality.

"This event truly showcases the convergence of design, creativity and customer service exemplified by our collaboration with BRIDES magazine on this very special collection," said Micah Chase, president, Checkerboard. "Working with professional and dedicated partners like Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale's is what enables Checkerboard deliver on our commitment to inspire every bride to embrace her own distinctive style."

About Bloomingdale’s
Bloomingdale's is America's only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store and a division of Macy's, Inc. It was founded in 1872 and currently operates 38 Bloomingdale’s stores and 7 Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Nevada, and California. In addition, Bloomingdale's has an international presence with a location in Dubai. Be sure to follow Bloomingdale's on Facebook or Twitter, and for more information, or to shop any time, visit

About BRIDES magazine
BRIDES is the world’s first-ever wedding magazine, founded in 1934. In 75 years of publication it has remained the most widely read magazine in the category and the country’s foremost authority on engagement, weddings, and marriage.  BRIDES reaches over 6.5 million readers per issue and is published 12 times a year by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, which operates in 25 countries.  In the United States, Condé Nast publishes eighteen consumer magazines, two trade publications and twenty-seven websites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement.

About Checkerboard
Founded in 1989 and family owned and operated, Checkerboard is a leading fine stationery manufacturer.  Using only the best materials and offering meticulous craftsmanship and dedicated customer service, Checkerboard has grown at a rapid pace since its founding and is now one of the nation's leading manufacturers of fine stationery products for all of life's important events.

The company made Inc. magazine’s 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America in 2008 and 2009 and won the Better Business Bureau’s Marketplace Ethics Award in 2006.  Checkerboard is a six-time Louie Awards winner – the greeting card industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards.  

Checkerboard's products can be found at over 3000 fine retailers nationwide or at

About Judy Paulen Designs
Established in 1984, family owned Judy Paulen Designs, Ltd. offers the largest selection of wedding invitations in New York City. It opened its first retail location on the 6th floor of the Bloomingdale's 59th Street flagship store in October 2004.  In January of 2011 the company opened a second store on the Upper East Side. Judy Paulen Designs, Ltd. employees a full team of experienced printing consultants who offer their extensive experience and design expertise to over 500 brides a year. High standards of exceptional customer service and attention to quality and detail have made this collaborative design service distinctive since its opening. Visit us at


Editors, note:  All trademarks and registered trademarks are those of their respective companies.

For Press Information:

Bloomingdale's: Katie Nida-Rovano
(212) 705-2443,   

Checkerboard: Paul Michelson - Design Marketing
(323) 963-4418,

BRIDES: Michelle Panzer
(212) 286-3809,      

Judy Paulen Designs: Jessica Paulen-Glick
(212) 705-2833,
Source:Checkerboard, Ltd
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