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 …

A Note From Katherine! I really miss you..

My long time assistant and friend has left to move to Cali and plan her own wedding in Oct of this year… I really miss her and here is a note she wanted us to post: My Experience with Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants I have worked for Sonal and SJS just shy of two years. It has been a …

ORGANIC / GREEN WEDDINGS

My entire family is on an organic kick thanks to my dear sister-in-law. It actually really feels good to live organically as they say. Why not do the same for your wedding? Here are some easy ideas to have an organic wedding.. yes, Indian Weddings too. 1. Serve organic wines… go to sites like www.fourchimneysorganicwines.com or ask your venue if …

Candy Display Tables

At one of our recent weddings, we did two display tables that represented the bride and the groom. At the entrance of their sangeet ballroom, we set up two large tables- one had photos of the bride with her family and friends, and the other with the groom’s side images. We added accents to it by showing their hobbies. The bride …

Ask Them In Style

Why just telephone your friends to ask them to be your bridesmaids when you can put it in writing. Gone are the days when you just say, “Will you be my groomsmen or flowergirl?”. For the modern bride, the way to do it is by mailing them a speically designed card asking them to participate in your special day. Check …

New Movie– Bridal Wars

Like any wedding obsessed person, I love movies about weddings. Some of my favorite movies are Father or the Bride, The Wedding Singer, The Wedding Planner, etc. I cannot wait to see the movie Bridal Wars, a movie about best friends that choose the same wedding date and the tension between them. This is every bride’s nightmare. It has two …

From Shital’s Point of View

From Shital’s Point of View Hi I am Shital. A bit about me. I grew up in Dubai. I got married and moved to New York. New York (the multi-cultural city) and I love the fast paced life. I read this statement once which I think is so true “If you get bored in New York, it is your own …

Distinctive Stamp for your wedding

So many of our brides are looking for ways to personalize their wedding. I found this great company online www.customwaxnseals.com that does wax seals. You can add a custom designed wax seal to the following: invitations, menus, escort cards, save the date cards. It could be one of the items you carry over onto everything paper at your wedding. Normally, …

Guestbooks

We always have brides ask us what they can do as a different idea to traditional guestbooks. We found some companies that can do some cool things other than just getting boring autographs. www.guestbookstore.com lets you personalize your event by having your guests write out special wishes, their favorite memories of you and the groom and asks your guests questions …

Seema and Anish’s Wedding

Here are some photos from the wedding we just did at the JW Marriott.. Wedding Day for Seema and Anish. How awesome do they look? The weather was a perfect 65 degrees. Yes, that is Katherine setting up all the Mithai for the ceremony. The bride and groom’s garlands were delivered from NY.. how cool. This baby was soooooo cute.. …