Friday, May 22, 2015

Our Favorite NYC Venues

We just love it when couples decide to tie the knot in our home city! There is nothing more exciting nor exhilarating than an NYC wedding. Home to some gorgeous boutique event spaces and world-famous historical hotels, there really is something for everyone. With the warmer weather approaching, it’s also a great time to take advantage of the city’s outdoor venues and glamorous rooftops, which offer unparalleled views and stunning backdrops for your special celebrations.

Here are some of our favorites:

One World Observatory

The Plaza


The Mandarin

The Pierre

The Palace



The Waldorf Astoria

 The Hudson

Tribecca Rooftop

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our Favorite Bridal Shoes

Summer is just around the corner and wedding season is in full swing. Brides have much to do and of course shoes to choose.

Here are some of our favorite Wedding Day Shoes that are sure to make any bride feel great and wow the crowd:

Monday, May 18, 2015

SJS Real Wedding: Asha and Raj

What an eventful weekend at SJS Events. We continued our busy wedding season with  a 3 day extravaganza at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. 

Asha and Raj started their wedding weekend with a vibrant Mehendi event aboard the Cornucopia Destiny with close family and friends. Guests enjoyed stunning views of the NYC skyline while getting their Mehendi done. 

Friday evening was full of dancing as the couple hosted over 400 guests for their Garba event. Medley Entertainment kept the crowd dancing with classic Bollywood tunes, while Moghul Caterers put out an astonishing spread. 

Saturday morning kicked off with a crazy Baraat down Park Avenue followed by an emotional ceremony in the Starlight Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoira. The weekend came to an end with a stunning Tuscan Inspired reception which had guests dancing under twinkling lights. 

We want to thank DJ Manan Shah for the amazing music and lighting through out the entire weekend as well as Design House Decor for the breathtaking decor which left guests in awe. Special thanks to Alucinarte for covering the entire weekend, BridalGal for the brides hair and makeup and Priti Shah for all the mehendi. 

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Our Favorite 'Bling' Linen

Most people don’t realize the power of the perfect linen. Not only can it totally transform an arrangement or a space, but it can be perfectly coordinated to really emphasize your specific theme or color scheme and help it carry across a vast space.

While using your venue’s house linen is undoubtedly the more cost-effective solution, there is often a trade-off as these are usually a simple ivory or white and will not always match the rest of your chosen décor.

Here are some of our favorite Linen choices that will really add that ‘wow’ factor to your table:

Monday, May 11, 2015

SJS Real Weddings: Dipa & Satya

This weekend kicked off the busy month of May for SJS Events! We were in New Jersey all weekend for the wedding of Dipa and Satya at the Sheraton Mahwah.

The fun-filled weekend began on Friday with a lively Sangeet event. Guests were treated to exquisite food from Chand Palace caterers served on a backdrop of gorgeous décor by Design House, inspired by a colorful Rajastani theme.  The bride was beautifully styled in a gorgeous sari with make-up by Sanjana Vaswani.

Guests were offered a feast of mehendi and performances, with music coming from the live Josh Band. Raas and Garba continued well into the night with a large candy bar of delectable treats helping to end the evening in style!

The next day, the groom’s side danced through the grounds of the Mahwah for a lively and colorful baraat, with music by DJ Raj Entertainment. 

It was the perfect weather for an outdoor ceremony, as the happy couple said their vows in front of a beautiful and vibrant Mandap courtesy of Design House.

Following the ceremony, the couple made a smooth and spectacular exit from their vidhaii in a private Helicopter – a huge surprise for all their friends and family, who were then treated to lunch again catered by Chand Palace.

The evening celebrations began with a fun cocktail hour which led into an emotional and exciting reception. The ballroom was totally transformed by Design House Decor with a mixture of rectangular and round tables bursting with light florals.

Ajit Singh Photography captured the weekend’s key moments and finally, speeches and performances by family and friends were followed by an exceptional Same-day Edit by Imagique videos. DJ Raj Entertainment kept the Party going while Chocol8kiss provided a delicious dessert bar, which included a create-your-own sundae bar and a live funnel cake station.

Congratulations Dipa & Satya!