Monday, October 19, 2009

Cake Cutting Songs

Helpful suggestions from our staff:

Cake Cutting Songs:
1234 Plain White T's
A Little More Skillet
A Wink and A Smile Harry Connick Jr.
Ain't That a Kick in the Head Dean Martin
All My Life Kenny Rogers
All My Life Linda Ronstadt
Be Ever Wonderful Earth, Wind and Fire
Be Our Guest Beauty and the Beast
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
Candyman Christina Aguilera
Cups and Cakes Spinal Tap
Cut the Cake Average White Band
Cuts Like a Knife Bryan Adams
For the Longest Time Billy Joel
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) Four Tops
Happy Together Turtles
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Marvin Gaye
The Sweetest Thing U2
Sugar, Sugar Archies

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Top 20 Hip Hop Songs

We had a groom ask us to put a list together of top songs to play at the reception when the dancing starts... make sure to ask your dj to play the clean versions of all songs..I know it seems like a given but best to confirm and mention this.

Top Hip Hop/Dance Songs
Song Artist
Halo Beyonce
I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Whatcha Say Jason Derulo
Hotel Room Service Pitbull
Paparazzi Lady GaGa
Mad Ne-Yo
21 Guns Green Day
Already Gone Kelly Clarkson
Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas
Fire Burning Sean Kingston
Big Green Tractor Jason Aldean
Poker Face Lady GaGa
Sex on Fire Kings of Leon
Just Dance Lady GaGa
Down Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne
Party in the USA Miley Cyrus
Run This Town Jay Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
Obsessed Mariah Carey
She Wolf Shakira
Everybody Shake It Ralphi Rosario ft. Shawn Christopher
Keep It Going Louder Major Lazer ft. Nina Sky and Ricky Blaze
Right Here Carmen Reece
Don't Upset the Rhythm Noisettes
S.O.S. (Let the Music Play) Jordin Sparks
Losing My Mind Ali King
Empire State of Mind Jay Z

Monday, October 12, 2009

iPhone is the new mobile wedding planner??

Jay sent me this very interesting article he read in The NY Daily News and
by Meredith Blake ... I still don't know if this takes the place of an experienced wedding planner....


If the phrase "wedding apps" makes you think of shrimp cocktail, you have some catching up to do. As the iPhone slowly takes over the country, savvy software developers have created applications - "apps" - that run the gamut from fun to functional. Their latest target: brides-to-be.

This makes perfect sense, says Michelle Panzer of Brides magazine, because brides have their work cut out for them, especially when they're on the go. "I can't think of a better app consumer than a woman who's about to get married. Brides have a deadline and they have a purpose. It's the perfect match of a technology and a consumer who has a sense of immediacy."

That urgency has taken its toll on the bridal magazine industry. Just this past week, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride shut down, leaving editors and future brides to reconsider how - and how - quickly they will get their wedding information.

One solution is already on deck.

On Monday, Brides magazine launches its first application for the iPhone, called Brides Dressing Room.

"We wanted to introduce a fashion app into the market," says Brett Gardner, the app's designer. "This app closes the loop between the boutiques and the brides."

Dressing Room is an archive of hundreds of wedding and bridesmaid dresses, searchable through criteria such as length, silhouette, neckline and plus-size availability. Users can send images of the dress to friends (even those without iPhones) for feedback, and they also can use the app to find and make appointments with local boutiques carrying the dress, all at the proverbial touch of a button.

Brides' Dressing Room is just one of a slew of new apps cranked out for prenewlyweds. While you can't get hitched on your iPhone yet, you can practically plan everything else.

For the Type-A Bride

The mother of all bridal apps, iWedding is a digital planner that helps brides keep track of everything on their to-do list, from seating arrangements and vendor payments to ceremony timing. $7.99

For the Voyeuristic Bride

Whether you're a bride-to-be looking for inspiration, or just enjoy looking at pictures of other people's weddings, Wedding Envi is the app for you. Users can scroll through hundreds of Web-based wedding pictures, including flowers, dresses and honeymoons. The images also include original links, so if you find a dress you like, you'll know where to find it. $1.99

For the Groom

Okay, Wedding Day is not technically just for the groom, but this simple application will ensure that as long as your hubby's phone is charged, he has no excuse for forgetting your anniversary. This application counts down the exact number of days, hours and minutes until and since your big day. For globetrotters concerned about precision, it even switches time zones. 99 cents

For the Panicked Bride

Bridal Web site has developed an app called Wedding911, that works as a sounding board for brides in crisis. The app includes an archive of the site's most popular "Ask Carley" advice columns, and it also lets brides post their own urgent questions and get answers from other brides. FREE

For the Bride with a Ticking Biological Clock

A fun but not all that useful app is the Babyface. After users enter a list of 21 facial traits from each parent (who knew there were so many?), this app predicts what your baby will look like, based on scientific theories of dominant and recessive traits, even providing a handy full-color images of your hypothetical offspring. A recent update allows the baby to make raspberry noises, too. It's never too early to freak out your groom! $1.99

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

South Asian Bridal Show

This past weekend, we did a lovely bridal show at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA. The decor was great and the brides loved the show. Regetis Photographry was kind enough to take photos...

There are some great ideas which were presented about decor, dj services, photography and I did a small presentation on hiring a wedding planner.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Congrats to Faiza and Kamran

Since last Spring, we have been working on Faiza and Kamran's wedding weekend in New York City. It was really nice to see everything and all the planning come together. The Mehendi Event took place at beautiful Vermillion Restaurant in NYC. We paired bold, bright orange and green colors with an Indian theme inside the very white, modern restaurant. It was stunning! The next day the Wedding and Reception took place at the iconic Central Park Boathouse. The couple took my breath away when I saw them for the first time all dressed up. Faiza matched the decor with a white, lace sari. We decided to do soft creams, pinks and greens for the ceremony and reception. The large arrangements of hydrangea, roses, white Casablanca lilies and orchids sat on top of a beautiful crystal chandelier base.

The showstopper was definitely the elephant on the placecard table! The amount of photos taken of the elephant was amazing.

Faiza and Kamran make a wonderful couple and we wish them the best. Thank you for making us feel like part of your families! Wishing you both nothing but the best.

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