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 …

Wedding Season 2008 Is In Full Swing

Well, the traveling for wedding season has started. Two weeks ago, our entire team went to Richmond, VA for the wedding of Nishma Patel and Neerav Jadeja. We had been planning that wedding for over 9 months and it was so exciting to see the entire event come together. With a guest list of 700, we took our team of …

Cake Cake Cake

It was a week full of cake tastings with brides last week. It is always so much fun. Gone are the days that brides just walk into a grocery store and order a cake. Cakes are as important to a wedding as the flowers. It really makes a statement and represents the bride and the groom (let’s not forget the …

All My Trips This Month

   I feel like I have been everywhere in the last few weeks. In March, I went to Birmingham, AL to meet Sheetal and her family who are planning an Indian/American Wedding at the Marriott Ross Bridge. This was my first time in Birmingham and all I have to say is, “It is not NYC for sure!”. I was really not knowing …

My favorite venue in Manhattan

I met Ann today for lunch and she is one of our new brides. We don’t like to waste any time when we first sign the couple. During our very first meeting, we went to the venue, met with a potential florist and saw a photographer. How much fun is that in just one afternoon! I am so lucky because …

Our search for good Invitations

   So many of our brides are looking for good places for invitations. Most of us normally opt to go to India for Indian Invitations but you can find invitation places in your town that can give you invitations with an Indian look and feel. One of our brides (Deepika) is looking to do just that. We found her The …

Decor: Linens

D E C O R : L I N E N S We are often asked by our brides to come up with creative ideas to enhance décor. One of the first things we recommend is for them to pay careful attention to their selection of linen. Let’s face it, your guests are going to be sitting at their tables …

Feb 16, 2008 at Oheka Castle in Long Island

Today I am in Long Island meeting one of our couples that is getting married in September, Sapna and Rahul. I am meeting Sapna’s mom for the first time. It is always exciting meeting parents as we work so much with the couples and of course, the parents want to be involved as it is their big day as well. …

My trip to Richmond, VA

   I went to Richmond for a day last week. It was an early morning train ride (see, me on the train). I saw the most beautiful sunrise out of the train. It is a pretty ride down there. I met Nishma and her family. She is getting married in May. I went to Emporia, VA for the first time ever. …

Sunitha and her Dress Fitting/ Tasting

   Today was a day that I spent with our bride, Sunitha. She lives in San Francisco but she is getting married in Upstate New York, at the Turning Stone Casino over July 4th Weekend. Her parents live in that area so we are planning the event there. She flew in this morning and her mom and dad and I …

Seema & her Milwaukee Wedding

What a cold, cold day to go to Milwaukee!! So, here I am on my trip to Milwaukee to see Seema and Ryan. It is about -4 degrees outside… what made me plan a trip here in Jan, I don’t know. Seema and Ryan are getting married over Memorial Day Weekend here in Milwaukee. They live in Philadelphia which is …

Rupali and her Baltimore Wedding

I reviewed my photos from my trip to Baltimore on January 25th. Rupali and Chetan are getting married in Baltimore. What a fun couple they are. I love her energy and he is such an involved groom. We visited her parents in Baltimore where her mom has just come back from her shopping trip to India. She has brought back …

My new blog.. how fun!!

Here I am another… another night on the computer. Wedding planning is not easy… lots and lots of emails and trying to get new and unique ideas. I am very lucky because I work with great vendors who make my life easier. Anyways, today, I wrote an article on Linen and different types of linen and why brides need to …

Thank you note from Neema and Mike

Sonal and her team helped to make our wedding dreams come true.  From the early planning stages, through to the big day, there is no way we could have pulled off a destination wedding with 100 people without their help.  Not having a thing to worry about on our wedding day was priceless.  Thanks Sonal, Anna, Katherine and Katie! Neema …