Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Décor Ideas For Outdoor Weddings

Warm summer nights create just the right vibe to hold your reception or event outdoors. We just love sipping on champagne under the stars and eating al-fresco. Here are some of our favorite ideas to make your outdoor wedding as perfect as possible:

1. White lights – we love any excuse to use these! Strings of twinkling white lights  or glass orbs really add a glow to the surroundings and create that magical, romantic feel.

2. Lanterns – these look great either dotted around pathways or even as table centerpieces.

3. Candles - There’s nothing more romantic than the dark night being lit by the glow of hundreds of candles. And luckily, candles are inexpensive while looking elegant.

4. Organic greenery – we love it when our brides opt for greenery and natural elements such as branches. Not only does this work really well when paired with white lights or small accents of color, but its also eliminates the need to go overboard with flowers.

5. Mis-matched chairs - It is becoming even more common to mix and match chairs of different styles for a more vintage look. This trend is certainly extremely popular at rustic, outdoor weddings and can definitely help you to save part of your budget for other things! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

NYC Themed Goodies

Many of our couples pick NYC as a destination for their wedding, flying in from all over the US to celebrate their special day in the Big Apple. Others are local to the Tri-State area and so choose the city that never sleeps as the location for their upcoming nuptials. Regardless of which category you fall under, New York City is undeniably a truly magical place to get married. We love it when our couples choose to incorporate themed goodies into their guest welcome bags, as even an edible snack or a simple souvenir of the city can make for one memorable gift! Here are our favorite NYC-themed welcome bag fillers:

Key Chains

Bottle Openers

Tote Bags (also great to use as the welcome bags themselves!)

Pre-stamped Postcards 

Tinned Mints 

Fifth Avenue Candy Bar


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Instrumental Indian Songs

Bride's are always asking us for new song suggestions for their big day. Especially for your walk down the aisle you want to consider something soft, romantic and instrumental. Here are some of our new favorite Indian Songs to walk down the aisle:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Custom Wedding Shoes

Choosing the perfect wedding shoes can be a little tricky. To some brides the shoes are more important than the dress! You want to make sure to select something that suits your style and that will be comfortable for a full night of dancing. Finding this can be no easy fete, so why not create your own masterpiece?

There are various websites that now allow brides to be to create their own shoes, from color and fabric to details and heel height. 

Here are some of our favorite sites:

If you are looking for something more high end make sure to check out Christian Louboutin's Custom Atelier Minuit Moins 7. Total cost depends on materials and the intricacy of design. For an appointment, call 33-1/42-36-05-31. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Must Have Wedding Photos

Wedding photographers are constantly looking for that unique and perfect shot. But it doesn’t hurt to give them a list of favorite photos that you just don’t want them to miss. Be it a moment between bridesmaids as you’re all getting ready, or a cheeky snapshot of the groom’s face as the bride walks down the aisle, there are some moments worth pre-preparing for! Here are some of our favorite picture ideas:

Bride's Dress


Couple's Shoes


Getting Ready Shots

Best Friends


Flower Girls

Special Traditions

Couple's First Look

Mom and Dad's First Look

Groom Watching Bride Arrive at Ceremony


Kissing Dad One Last Time

Your Wedding Cake


Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dances

Aerial shot of your Reception

Friday, March 13, 2015

Personalized Gifts

When it comes to your welcome bags the more details you put into it the better. The most memorable bags are those that go above and beyond the traditional water bottle and snacks. Adding personalized touches that can make your guests stay more pleasant are always a great addition that they will be able to use even after your big weekend. 

Here are a few great items you can personalize for your guests: 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bridesmaid Emergency Kit

Every wedding planner knows just how crucial it is to have their trusty emergency kit on hand for all possible situations. While all eyes are on the bride-to-be and everyone is ready to come to the rescue should she encounter any problems, we cannot overlook the other key players who may also find themselves with some last minute dilemmas: Bridesmaids. 

Beat the odds and ensure that all issues are nipped in the bud, by providing a trusty bridesmaid emergency kit, serving for any potential problems that may arise. Here is our list of just-in-case items that will ensure your big day goes off without a hitch:
  • Aspirin (or pain reliever of choice)
  • Band-Aids
  • Bottle of water
  • Bobby Pins
  • Clear nail polish (for stocking runs)
  • Dental floss
  • Eye drops
  • Extra earring backs
  • Extra panty hose
  • Hairbrush
  • Hairspray
  • Make up
  • Matches
  • Mints
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Mirror
  • Nail file
  • Perfume (mini bottles or rollerballs)
  • Safety pins
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Static-cling spray
  • Straws
  • Tampons
  • Tissues
  • Tweezers