July 2022

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Welcomed to New York

Kim Kardashian and her new husband Kris Humphries and were welcomed to New York with a lavish party at Capitale in New York City Wednesday night hosted by celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie and Jason Binn.  The couple, who just got back from their honeymoon, walked the red carpet and posed for pictures with Kourtney Kardashian.  The star-studded event had no shortage of the glitz and glam that can be expected at a Kardashian party.  Guests were treated to specialty cocktails from Avion Tequila, custom entertainment including a violinist, flaming bottles of champagne, and professional dancers.  Many celebs attended the event including Real Housewives of New York stars Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Cindy Barshop, Dina Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, VH1’s La La Anthony, Lance Bass, Jonathan Cheban and Paul Shaffer from the David Letterman Show.

Colin Cowie Dishes on Royal Wedding Trends and Shares a Regal Cocktail Recipe

By Colin Cowie


Colin Cowie fills us in on all the Royal Wedding trends.

With all the coverage surrounding the Royal Wedding it’s natural that it will start to influence the style of weddings around the world.  The formality of the royal wedding is taking hold and starting what seems to be a return to more formal and traditional décor, with guests invited to attend dressed in black tie for an evening of dining to the sounds of a big band/orchestra.

Colin Cowie Set of 4 Fluted Wine Glasses

Color schemes too will take on a more royal feel, incorporating rich colors like my favorites, chartreuse, gold, emerald, and royal blue. The ‘Return to Regal’, let’s call it, will also lead to more rich and lush floral arrangements and flatware in golds and ornate silver patterns.  Even invitations will change from what we’ve seen as a trend toward paperless to a return to custom, hand-calligraphed invitations in traditional fonts; some including monograms and even family crests. Wedding cakes will become more lavish in height and scale with new accent colors and intricate details.  We may even start to see the coupe shaped champagne glasses returning to the scene – originally created for British Nobility. The coupe glass adds a sophisticated feel the drinking of bubbly. Cheers! –Colin

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ColinCowiepicthumbnail Colin Cowie, Guest Editor

Respected around the world as an arbiter of style, Colin Cowie is widely known for throwing the most spectacular celebrations across the globe. Colin Cowie is an authority on living with style; he’s the author of 8 books. . . Read more about Colin Cowie

Colin Cowie

ColinCowiepicRespected around the world as an arbiter of style, Colin Cowie is widely known for throwing the most spectacular celebrations across the globe. Colin Cowie is an authority on living with style; he’s the author of 8 books, a celebrated television personality, and designer.

With an international clientele that reads like the guest list at the Academy Awards, Colin’s client list includes Oprah Winfrey, L’il Wayne, Alyssa Milano, Bruce Springsteen, Anne Archer, Barry Bonds, Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Jenny McCarthy, Sela Ward, Don Henley, Kelsey Grammer, Kenny G., Lisa Kudrow, Charlie Sheen, Sugar Ray Leonard, Paula Abdul, Michael Jordan, Hugh Hefner, HRH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. Colin’s corporate clients include Audemars Piguet, Davidoff of Geneva, Warner Bros, CBS, The Whitney Museum, Architectural Digest, Kerzner International’s One and Only Hotels, Cosmopolitan Magazine and InStyle Magazine. Some of the spectacular events designed and produced by Colin Cowie Lifestyle include Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball, Oprah Winfrey’s 50th birthday celebration, John Travolta’s 50th birthday celebration, the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar parties, Quincy Jones’s 71st birthday celebration, the grand opening celebrations the Atlantis Royal Towers in Paradise Island, the 40th Anniversary of Cosmopolitan Magazine, the grand opening of Palm Island, Dubai and the Atlantis Hotel on Palm Island.

Colin Cowie is the author of eight best-selling books including four wedding books (Colin Cowie Weddings, For The Bride, For The Groom, Extraordinary Weddings), two entertaining cookbooks (Effortless Elegance and Dinner After Dark) and a book on the art of living with style (Colin Cowie Chic). Colin’s most recent book Wedding Chic, was released December 23, 2008, is a reference book with over 1001 wedding images and ideas. He has most recently added columnist to his resume, as a contributor to VivMag, the first Digital-only Luxury Magazine for Women.

Colin hosted his own television series for 5 seasons, “Everyday Elegance With Colin Cowie” on the Women’s Entertainment Network. He was also the host of Lifetime’s daily television show Get Married. Colin also appears as a much-in-demand guest on many national television shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, Live With Regis and Kelly, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, and Extra! Colin has been profiled and quoted extensively in periodicals ranging from The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, 0 – The Oprah Magazine, O at Home, People Magazine, US Weekly, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, In Style, Town & Country, Readers’ Digest, New York, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Travel & Leisure, USA Today, Women’s Day, TV Guide, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Biography Magazine, The Daily News, Bride’s Magazine, Modern Bride, The New York Post, and The Chicago Daily Herald.

As an interior designer, Colin completed the renovation of the Miramar Hotel in Hong Kong with 600 guest rooms, 2 restaurants, the ballroom and all common areas. Residential projects include homes in Los Angeles, Miami and New York, a banquet space in Los Angeles, a bar/nightclub in Los Angeles, and a beach club in Acapulco. Colin has also has a line of home products sold on HSN including tabletop china, glassware, linens, outdoor furniture and accessories. From 1997 – 2001 Colin was a national spokesperson and designer for Lenox with his signature line of china, crystal and silverware sold in more than 500 retails stores.