Friday, February 5, 2016

BEST OF THE BEST RESORTS IN THE CARIBBEAN

The Caribbean is has always been one of the top locations for destination weddings and  honeymoon getaways.  With the glittering white sandy beaches, never ending sunshine, lush and tranquil scenery it makes for an ideal setting for any blushing bride and groom. Here are our top 4 favorite picks:

Grand Cayman Island - Ritz Carlton
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/GrandCayman/Default.htm





Grand Cayman - Marriott




Puerto Rico - St Regis Bahia Beach




Dominican Repulic - Casa de Campo






Thursday, February 4, 2016

A LUXURY GIFT IDEA FOR BRIDESMAIDS

Giving gifts to bridesmaids has been a long standing tradition as long as we can remember.  But the question that still remains is 'what should I give'?
Jewerly? Sweet treats? Wine? A luxury scented candle makes a great gift! 
Here are some of our favorite styles and brands:


You can purchase these items at:














Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Unique Chairs to Consider...

The type of wedding chairs you choose add a different touch and lots of beauty to your ceremony or reception.  There are many different styles of chairs that our brides have started using. Here are some of our favorites:


                                                                             Versailles Chair
 


Chameleon Chair



Ghost Chair


Louis XVI Style Chair






























Monday, February 1, 2016

UNIQUE IDEAS FOR WINE AND CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES

Are you looking for ideas on how to use wine and champagne bottles on your wedding day?  Here are some clever and unique ways to customize these bottles which we love:
Instead of using a book for guests to sign, try using empty wine bottles.


 

These are a great personalized wedding take away option for guests to remember your big day.

Chalk board center pieces to use on your head table

You can use empty bottles with customized printed labels for rustic table number settings.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SJS Real Weddings: Sarayu & Manthan

It was quite the wedding extravaganza this weekend at the Villa Del Palmar Resort in Cancun, Mexico for our lovely couple, Sarayu and Manthan.  The events started onThursday evening with the Sangeet/Garba night where everything was Indian chic and festive. The room was decorated with lots of vibrant colors that left the guests in awe. 



The beach was the perfect backdrop for our stunning bride who made a special entrance on her dholi.   


The weekend came to an end with a stunning reception where guests danced the night away and celebrated the love of the new Mr. and Mrs. 


We want to thank all the amazing vendors who made this weekend perfect: Latin Asia Decor, House of Talent Photography, DJ Raj, Taj Mahal Catering, Styling Trio Makeup and Karina Pena and the whole staff at Villa Del Palmar Resort!


Congratulations Sarayu and Manthan!  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day!









Monday, January 25, 2016

Garland Centerpiece Ideas

Tired of seeing the same bouquet of flower centerpieces at weddings?  Using garland flowers is a unique way to still use flowers as a focal point at your guests table with a twist.  Shown below are some examples of garland centerpieces:






Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wedding Trends: Instagram Signs

Want to share one of your most important days with family and friends near and far? Then take it to social media!  Instagram is a great way to share your memories in real time.  Just create a hashtag for your wedding and have your friends and family use it when posting photos to Instagram!  Here are some of our favorite hashtag signs to create for your big day, these will help let all your guests know what your personalized hashtag is. 




Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Top 5 Questions to Ask your Photographer

Congratulations! You are engaged! One of the most important vendors for your wedding is the photographer. There are so many photographers, it can get overwhelming. Here are our top 5 questions to ask a photographer to help you find your perfect match:

  1. Is wedding photography your full time job?
  2. How many events do you work per week on average?
  3. Will you be coming on your own or bringing assistants?
  4. What happens if the photographer needs to cancel? What is the backup plan?
  5. What is your average turnaround time for sending out the final album?