Saturday, October 31, 2015

Planning Trip in Cancun, Mexico

SJS checking in from the Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa! We are in sunny Cancun, Mexico with our wonderful couple, Sarayu and Manthan, for our planning trip.

Our planning trip schedule has been packed with tastings, table showings, walkthroughs, and timeline reviews. Thanks to the resort's talented chef, the skilled local indian caterers, and the creative cake artist, we have been treated to some of Mexico's finest delectables. We cannot say enough great things about the property; it is the perfect spot for an intimate and relaxing destination wedding. We want to especially thank Karina and the entire team at Villa del Palmar for their incredible hospitality and warm welcome. We can't wait to be back in January for the wedding!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Long Table Decor

We get asked all the time how to make the reception space look different. Mixing in long tables with round tables for your reception creates a unique and modern geometric effect. Long tables are also a great way to seat many family members all together. Also keep in mind, long tables require enough centerpieces to make sure they do not look empty when compared to your round tables. Here are some of our favorite centerpieces and decor for long tables:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Another weekend, another fabulous trip.  

This weekend took us to The Cayman Islands to visit the newly renovated Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. We have done many weddings at this property in the past, so it was a real treat to come and check out all their new features. 
The property went through a huge overhaul, which saw their lobby, restaurants, sleeping rooms and ballrooms all getting a complete make over; even their staff uniforms got an upgrade! Our favorite new features include their healthy juice bar (perfect of after a morning workout), the Sushi Bar at night and their amazing Sunday brunch, which includes over 200 items! We slept like babies on their super plush beds which make you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud, but the pièce de résistance was definitely our hot stone massage, which left us is pure bliss.   

Whether you are looking for the perfect Caribbean Destination for you wedding, or just want a quick girls trip to paradise, this is definitely a place to check out.  
We want to thank Cinthia Rochez and the entire staff at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort for their incredible hospitality and for once more making us feel like family. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

St. Regis Bal Harbour

This past weekend we had the pleasure of being the guests of the St. Regis Bal Harbour in South Florida. From the moment we arrived, and walked through the beautifully appointed, mirrored lobby, we immediately felt like Royalty.   Next, we were greeted with glasses of champagne and cold towels. Once we were checked in, we were escorted to our Royal Suite with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. It was truly unbelievable. In all of my travels, I have never stayed in a suite so luxurious and ultra modern.

After we settled in, we were given a private tour of the property and all the event spaces. Every event space was more gorgeous than the last, from mirrored accents and stunning chandeliers, to gorgeous oceans views, every space was the epitome of modern opulence. If you are looking to give your guests the ultimate luxurious getaway, you do not need to look any further.

Our stay came to an end with a relaxing massage, like no other, at the Remède Spa, which left us rejuvenated for our trip back to NY. 

We want to thank Nancy Brenner and the entire Sales and Catering Team at the hotel for their amazing hospitality. We did not want to leave and  it was truly an experience to remember. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BnB Dance Company

Beauty and a Beat Dance (BnB Dance Company) was inspired by Bollywood cinema and aims to foster a love for dance among kids, teens, and adults alike. Bnb Dance's choreography reflects the melting pot we live in, with eastern and western styles fused together including Bollywood, Bhangra, folk, Indian classical, modern, and contemporary.

Known for their epic flash mobs in New York City's Times Square (India's 69th Independence Day, Children's Hope Foundation), BnB involves dancers of all levels and engages the crowd to participate and cheer along with the hit tracks.

BnB Dance offers the following services and classes: 
BnB Kidz (3.5+ and up) - Bollywood Kids Lessons
BnB Teenz (13 and up) - Bollywood Choreography for Teens
Cardio Bollywood: Dance Fitness Class
Bollywood Filmy: Dance & Choreography Class
Wedding: Couple's First Dance, Family Dances, BnB Dance Troupe performance

Contact BnB Dance at or 702-285-9722

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Handwritten Thank You Notes

The wedding planning process does not come to an end after you return from your honeymoon. It is very important to thank your family members and friends for their time, their generosity, and their thoughtfulness in being part of your wedding.

Handwritten cards might take a bit longer than printed ones, but these are much warmer and more special that your guests will truly appreciate. A simple message thanking your family members and friends on helping you celebrate your special day and helping to build your new life as a married couple would sure to leave everyone feeling all warm and fuzzy.

Here are some of our favorites:

Monday, October 12, 2015

Reception Chairs

Gone are the days of traditional ballroom chairs being used for wedding receptions. Today's couples like to personalize every last details of their decor, even down to the chairs. Chiavari Chairs have been the most popular choice in the last few years, but now there is a whole new assortment of chairs to fit every taste. The latest trend is actually to combine 2 or more style to create visual interest. 

Here are a few of our favorite chairs:

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

What to Put in a Florida Welcome Bag

A welcome bag is a great way to greet your guests upon arrival to your wedding destination. Not only is it another way to personalize your event, but guests love receiving goodies that tie into your wedding theme. Here are some of our favorite items for the perfect welcome bag for a Florida destination wedding:

A warm welcome letter with a list of the weekend's festivities!