Finally Back in NYC!

Today I am finally back in the office in Manhattan. It is so exciting as everyone moves so quickly and there is so much to accomplish in one day! I really enjoy being in Manhattan. Most of our brides are all over the country but we have a handful here in NYC. We started to put the final details on …

Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?

Almost forgot to mention that the wedding of Rupali and Chetan is on tomorrow… Tues, Nov 4th at 7:00pm! 7:00 pm Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?: Let Them Eat Meat Cake An Indian couple hires Sonal Shah to throw a three-day wedding for 1000 guests, and Donnie Brown is hired to bring the swinging 60’s into the 21st century.

Back to Philadelphia– Finally

Well, after being away from home for 2 weeks.. I am finally back in Philly– HOME SWEET HOME! It feels so good to share the couch with my pookie… my husband, Jay. We had such a great wedding in Arizona. I know that all the weddings are terrific but the natural scenary of the desert was so unique! Harini and …

Sunny Arizona

Here we are… sunny Arizona. We are here for the wedding of Harini and Andy. They flew in from London a couple of days ago. We delivered the items to the Four Seasons Scottsdale yesterday. The weather is so beautiful and it will be so nice for their 200+ person outdoor wedding. Katherine flew in yesterday, amazed at how nice …

Dallas Wedding- Saturday Hindu Ceremony

The mandap looked truly amazing. I loved the way the submerged orchids and the tall curly willow branches worked out! The room we made dim so that guest would stay calm (a trick that really works). The focus on the stage and mandap was great. Our staff had to take a photo in front of this beautiful mandap. It is …

Happy Diwali Everyone!

Just wanted to wish everyone a VERY HAPPY DIWALI! We are done with our Dallas Wedding and now on to the next wedding in sunny Scottsdale, AZ! Dallas was great. I wanted to thank Luis, our banquet captain for being so wonderful and just doing everything we asked with a smile on his face. The staff at the Fairmont in …

In Dallas

It has been a crazy few weeks. I am in Dallas this weekend working on a wedding. I was in Birmingham last weekend. At least the economy has not really hurt the wedding business. I am trying to keep up to write more blogs but I guess I am not really a true blogger. We have a few more weddings …

Our Busy Summer

Our team has been busy this summer, and we have had quite a few weddings. We have been from Richmond to Washington D.C. to Upstate, Florida, and several in NYC. I cannot believe Fall is finally here. Here is a look back at some of our weddings: We did this lovely wedding in Utica, New York on Saturday, July 5 …

DOs and DON’Ts of Bridal Registry

I found a great article on wedding registry “DON’Ts” on CNN’s website. It’s straight to the point about the things you should and shouldn’t worry about while registering. There are great tips – from making sure your groom is involved (even if it’s just a little), to what to do if you receive something you don’t want or need. I’ve also put …

Unique Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are an important aspect of your wedding; they are a way of saying thank you to your guests, and with increasing travel costs it is really a great way to show your appreciation. However, it is important to find something all of your guests will enjoy, and also has a special touch. Edible wedding favors are always terrific …

New Color Schemes

With an Indian Wedding, almost all of our clients want to do new color schemes instead of the traditional Indian colors of burgundy and gold or red and gold. For the ceremony, it is ok to go with other colors! We have been telling our brides to take a fresh approach to color. I mean, come on, how many Indian …

A Day at the Spa—the Perfect Stress Reliever!

Weddings can be stressful, and it’s natural to want some rest. It’s also the perfect excuse to spend a day at the spa. Pre-wedding pampering is always a great stress reliever before your wedding day, and it’s an amazing gift to show your appreciation to your bridal party for all their help and dedication throughout the nuptials. I recommend that …

Creative Centerpieces

Centerpieces play a huge part in setting the theme for the reception. Lately my brides have been making very unique choices when it comes to these decorations. I decided to compare some of the ideas that I’ve encountered and give my opinion on what looks good. This centerpiece is one of the larger ones. It makes a powerful statement when …

Bridezilla!

I read this in a magazine when I was on a plane… “My coworker is getting married, and she’s turned into a complete bridezilla. I could write a movie script about the living hell she’s put all of us through. In spite of my total lack of interest in such things, I’ve learned about “hot colors” and theme consultants and …

Trouble For Destination Weddings?

The most exciting weddings to attend are destination weddings. Are destination weddings as fun as fuel becomes more expensive? We will have to learn to cut corners without making your wedding day less special. Recently, some domestic airlines introduced new charges for checking baggage. The first checked bag is $15, second checked bag is $25, and so on. If you …

Our Washington D.C. wedding gets featured in The Washington Post!

On Saturday, June 14th our team went to DC to coordinate the wedding of Swati Raval and Manan Shah at The Ronald Reagan Building and ITC . This was one of the most anticipated events of this year for us. We had been planning this wedding since 2006! I could not believe how the entire day came together. To my …

Wedding in Wisconsin

In late May our whole team traveled to Wisconsin for the cross-cultural wedding of Seema Gandhi and Ryan Grimm. The festivities began with The garba, a night of dancing and celebration before the wedding on May 24 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. She looked amazing to say the least in her coral and pearl outfit.  It is by far one of the nicest outfits I …

Great Ideas From Virginia!

Personalization and price are two factors a wedding is planned around. Little details can make the event memorable but expensive. In our recent wedding in Richmond, Virginia we found some great ways to personalize the details without breaking the bank! For Nishma’s centerpieces we cut 50 oranges, submerged them in water and floated a candle on top. It looked great …