A Note from one of our New Brides

It is so nice to get notes like this from our brides. It makes our job so worthwhile to know that we do make a difference: When we first decided to use a wedding planner, our main goal was to have someone work with us to create a unique and exciting wedding that no one would ever forget. To work …

Waldorf=Astoria

I went on a really nice tour of the Waldorf the other day. I have to say that this is a hotel that is perfect for Indian Weddings. Their main ballroom is HUGH and there is so much prefunction space. I love that fact that they can have the baraat coming down Park Ave and they can close the entrance …

Nikah through Video-Conferencing

I found this article so interesting of how technology brings weddings so much closer. I had to laugh at this but I guess anything is possible… Times of India: The groom appeared on a laptop screen to say “qubool hai” (I accept) from far away Dubai at a Muslim wedding solemnised here – a sure sign how high technology is …

Love the Hints of Color

I love this photo of a room done for one of our weddings at Oheka Castle in Long Island, NY. The look is so simple but the color of the favors and the flowers just give it that over the top yet clean, classy look! For afternoon weddings, consider something like this that makes the room light and elegant.

Nice Gift After Your Wedding

I love finding new, cool websites. What a great idea for a photo from your wedding. They are in Australia but I just got this for one of my brides.

Great Honeymoon

So many of our clients are between the ages of 21 and 35. I recently went on a lovely Aegean Cruise with my husband and I highly recommend it to brides and grooms who want to do a honeymoon to Greece. It was so much fun to be on a luxury boat but they had so many activities for us …

My Days of Traveling

This past week has been visiting one bride, to the next, to the next. I left over a week ago to meet a bride in Miami. I loved getting out of the 2 degree weather we have right now in NYC! All the hotels I visited on my trip were so gracious and just such warm and friendly people who …

Venue Selections

As I prepare for my trip to Houston, I wanted to give some pointers to get what you need from a venue and what questions to ask. I always find that brides or parents don’t really know what to ask. They do a venue selection based primarily on how the venue looks. This is very important but we are more …

Budgets and Timelines

As we will be in full swing of wedding season in a few short months, I am spending time today updating and formatting all budgets and time lines for our brides. It is great to take a moment an just update things before moving forward. My next two weeks is a tough travel schedule with going to Florida and Texas. …

Fun day with Faiza and Kamran

Sonam from Chocol8kiss( www.Chocal8kiss.com )came over for a cake tasting yesterday with our Sept couple Faiza and Kamran. The cakes tasted so yummy. I was so greatful that she came into Manhattan for doing all this. The couple loved the cake and decided on what style and flavor they wanted. Sonam Sondhi is new to the Indian wedding industry and we love …

Damion Edwards

I met this fantastic photographer that I want the world to know about… Damion Edwards. I cannot believe how many Indian Weddings he has done. He is based out of Jersey City and is avail for travel. www.damionedwardsphotography.com Enjoy!

Details, Details, Details

I found this going through some of my emails from a wedding last Sept to a hotel staff member. Funny how the details do make the diff at a wedding. Each line item has to be examined very closely on the BEO. 1. -Sep-08 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM COLONNADE ROOM SHOULD BE STARTING AT 4:30AM TO BE UNLOCKED FOR …

Brooklyn Museum

I recently read on one of my US Airways flights, that Brooklyn is the new Manhattan. I really have not spent too much time in Brooklyn but finally have a bride who is getting married there. One of our Boston Couples met and fell in love in Brooklyn. So, it is fitting why they wanted to get married there. After …

Washingtonian Bride and Groom

Our bride from 2006, Priya, just made it into the first ever issue of The Washingtonian Magazine’s Bride and Groom Issue! We are so happy for her and her husband of 2 years now, Mahesh. They remain one of my favorite couple and thank you to the editor of the magazine for getting them in! What a lovely recognition for …

Super Bowl!

I have to say that I am pretty sad that the Cardinals lost the Super Bowl. My flight got in from Jamaica and I went directly in front of my TV at home. It was such an exciting game! Back and forth and back and forth. I was happy that Santonio Holmes made the game winning catch as he did …

St. Barts as a Destination Wedding Location

I really love St. Barts in the Caribbean. We have been getting a flood of calls for destination weddings and this is the perfect location. St. Bart’s is small beautiful island, a little more than eight square miles. It is considered by many to be the Caribbean’s most beautiful island, with dozens of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and …

Thank You Card– Yes, You Have To Send Them Out

I recently had one of my brides tell me how she went to a wedding last summer, bought the couple a love (and expensive) gift and she is still waiting on a thank you card! I know, I know, we are Indian but that does not give anyone who is getting married or has recently gotten married the permission to …

Photo Stamps

I recently received a wedding invitation and it contained a photo stamp. I know this is not a new concept but it was great to see what the couple looked like as I only knew the parents via my parents. It was such a cute idea and I highly recommend it to all our couples who are mailing out save …

So Cold in NYC… Work, Work, Work!

It is only 9 degrees outside! I guess it is really good as I have not left my house for the last two days! I am so overly caught up on work. I love it. We have been off to a great start this year with lots of calls and bride bookings. We have been telling brides not to let …

Love the Manolos!

One of brides who was married this past August had on these Manolo Blahnik Brooch d’Orsay Pumps. They looked so nice when she walked down the aisle with her sari that I absolutely had to get them for myself! They are the perfect gold shoe to go with any Indian outfit. Good lesson for brides.. just treat yourself to something …