Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My favorite venue in Manhattan

I met Ann today for lunch and she is one of our new brides.

We don't like to waste any time when we first sign the couple. During our very first meeting, we went to the venue, met with a potential florist and saw a photographer. How much fun is that in just one afternoon!

I am so lucky because I get to work out of such great venues. Ann's venue is Gotham Hall http://gothamhallevents.com/ . This is one of the most unique venues in New York City. It was a bank back in the day. It is hugh!!! Such high ceiling.. it will be so nice to plan the lighting and flowers here.

We met with Ayesha from Floral Accent. She is a great florist I work with upstate. She was nice enough to come to the venue to meet with Ann and I.

Next, we went to one of my favorite photographers.... Jay Seth. He has so much energy and is just such a fun personality to be around. He has done about a million Indian Weddings and all his work is so amazing. There are only a few photogaphers that have a real eye for the camera. This is probably why we only recommend so few photographers.

This was a very productive day and Ann is so sweet. I am so happy to help her plan her event.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Our search for good Invitations

So many of our brides are looking for good places for invitations. Most of us normally opt to go to India for Indian Invitations but you can find invitation places in your town that can give you invitations with an Indian look and feel.

One of our brides (Deepika) is looking to do just that. We found her The Papery in Philly http://www.paperyofphilly.com/ They have such a wonderful array of invitations from budget all the way to Vera Wang. We went in and looked through several catologs and they were so helpful in assisting us with a save the date card for her. We were both so impressed by Diane's level of knowledge and expertise in how to create not only the save the date cards but also the inserts and pockets to make her final wedding invitation.

It was really an education in how the invitation industry works and how you don't have to fly all the way to India to get an ethnic yet contemporary invitation.