Friday, September 27, 2013

All White Flowers For Your Wedding

There are many decisions to be made for your wedding.  Of course, the color of your flowers is at the top of that list.  Our recommendation is the comeback color of the season: Classic White.  All white arrangements are tasteful and can match any color that you might like to pair them with for your big day!

Take a look at these beautiful arrangements:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bollywood Choreographers and Dance Troupes

We recently got asked about local Bollywood Choreographers and Dance Troupes. There's no better way of ensuring your guests have an amazing time at your sangeet or wedding reception than by hiring a professional group of dancers! Hiring professional Bollywood choreographers for dance lessons before your big day is a great way to make sure you and your fiancee look like pros on the dance floor. Bringing in a dance troupe for a performance is also a terrific way to wow your guests and make your even unforgettable!

Some of our favorite choreographers and dance troupes that we have worked with in the past in the NY and NJ area are:

1. Arati Ghosh
Soul Salsa New York Chapter

2. Minila Shah
Ajna Dance Company

3. Renu Lamba

4. Bollywood Axion

5. F.A.J.U. - Chirag
Bhangra Dance Team

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dazzling Blue and Pink

As we mentioned last week "Dazzling Blue" is the color of the season. As you can imagine brides are now clamoring to use this color for their big day! The most common question we have been getting is "What color should I combine it with?" and we have the perfect answer...PINK!

Pink and blue have always made a great combination and now its a little more dazzling:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Never Before Seen Centerpieces

We have said this time and time again...decor is one of the most important parts of your wedding. Being able to surprise your guest with decor they have not seen before can be a big challenge. However if your budget allows its time to think outside the box and give your friends and family something to talk about for years to come.

Here are some of our favorite unique, over the top centerpieces we have ever seen:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Venue One

All-inclusive destination Venue One makes planning a wedding stress-free, personal and gorgeous! Chicago's most versatile West Loop event center, reopening its doors this fall, features a completely customizable wedding space and on-site chef-driven cuisine.

 Venue One will bring your vision to life, offering everything in-house from flatware, furniture and floral to lighting, sound and linen. The lobby has been transformed into an ideal spot for hosting a cocktail hour before the "big reveal" in the main event space. For accommodating many guests, this larger space can hold a sit-down dinner for up to 500 guests or cocktail reception for up to 800. 

Lucky for you, the talented husband-and-wife team of Chef James De Marte and Event Planner Rachel De Marte have just joined Venue One. The duo have partnered to create delicious and beautifully presented dishes and drinks. They have a special Indian cuisine “collection” that can be fully customizable. Your guests can dine on items like Indian-Style Ceviche in a cucumber cup, Curried Cauliflower & Chive Soup Shooters and Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with tandoori tilapia and eggplant paneer.

 For more information, visit our site.

All photos by Jordana Wright Photography

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Personalized Key Cards

Adding small personal touches here and there to your big day may seem inconsequential, but we promise you - they will leave lasting impressions on your guests! One of our favorite ways to personalize your wedding is to create custom key cards and key card jackets for your hotel guests. You can choose a great photo of you and your fiancee for the card, and you can even put the schedule of events on your card jacket! Check out PLI Cards and Patel Printing Plus to place an order!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Trump International Beach Resort - Miami

We are so excited for our upcoming wedding at the Trump International Beach Resort in Miami! We recently toured the site, and we absolutely loved what we saw. It is an ideal place for a beach wedding, with gorgeous beachfront and poolside ceremony sites. A stunning ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the beach for a reception that will be sure to impress your guests. Take a look

Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Vegas Baby

Vegas is the ultimate spot if you are looking to elope! Somewhere to go on a whim and marry the one you love. But have you ever considered it as an ideal location for a destination wedding?

We love the idea of a big wedding in Vegas as it brings the best of both worlds, the beauty of the dessert and the fun of the strip! Vegas has so many options for pre wedding events as well as entertainment for all of your guests. Vegas is known for their big, over the top themed hotels but we are always a fan of the classics..even if we are in Vegas.

Here are our top 3 hotels for Vegas weddings:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wedding Registries

A lot of times brides will come to us asking for advice on what to put on their registries. Creating your wedding registry can be very fun and exciting, but it can also be overwhelming if you don't know where to start! We thought we would help you out - here is a complete list of things you may want to consider adding to your registry. Happy scanning!

Baster brush 
Bottle opener
Cake plate
Can opener
Casserole dish
Cast iron grill pan
Centerpiece bowl
Champagne flutes
Charger plates
Cocktail shaker
Coffee cups
Coffee grinder
Coffee maker
Cutlery set
Drinking glasses
Espresso machine
Fruit bowls
Glassware sets
Grilling machine
Ice cream maker
Ice cream scoop
Juice extractor
Kitchen rugs
Kitchen scissors
Kitchen timer
Kitchen towel set
Margarita glasses
Martini glasses
Measuring Cups
Meat tenderizer
Mixing bowls
Oven mitts/Pot holders
Pasta cooker
Pasta set
Pie Plate
Popcorn popper 
Rice cooker
Roasting pan
Rolling pin
Salad tongs
Salt and pepper set
Sauté pan
Serving bowls
Serving platters
Shot glasses
Spice rack
Sugar and creamer
Tea kettle
Tupperware set
Vegetable peeler
Water goblets
Wine glasses (red/white)
Wine opener
Wok or Stir Fry
Wooden spoons

Centerpiece decor
Table linens
Tiered server
Wine cooler
Wine rack

Bath mats
Bath sheets
Bath towels
Bathrobes (his and her) 
Decorative towels
Shower mats
Shower radio
Soap dish
Soap dispenser
Tissue box cover
Toothbrush holder
Towel racks

Alarm clock
Contour pillows
Drapery rods and panels
Dust ruffle
Duvet cover
European pillowcases
European pillows
Fitted sheets
Flat sheets
Mattress pad
Small rug
Air purifier

Air mattress
Bed tray
Bedside lamps
Carbon monoxide detector
CD rack
Computer accessories
Decorative storage
Digital camera
DVD rack
Floor lamps
Home stereo
Magazine rack
Mini bar
Picture frames
Smoke detector
Snack tables
Wall art
Wall clock
Wall frames
Wall lighting
Wall mirrors

Purple & Gold Wedding

We were recently asked to assist one of our brides in planning her purple and gold color scheme wedding. We love this color combination - these two colors complement each other in a gorgeous way, and the combination is sure to create a sense of regal elegance for your big day. Here are some ideas that we gave her and thought we'd share with all of you!