SJS Real Weddings: Sima and Peter

We are back in the office from our fabulous Labor Day weekend wedding at the Hilton Pearl River and the Rockleigh Country Club! Sima and Peter’s wedding festivities began at the Hilton Pearl River with an incredible Sangeet with fun-filled performances from close loved ones followed by an energetic Garba and Raas. The next morning was full of sunshine and …

Classical Music (American) For Your Music At Your Ceremony

Just got asked by a client for the perfect instrumental music. Check out our top 10 classical tunes for your perfect ceremony. Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke Sinfonia from Cantata 29, BWV 29 by Johann Sebastian Bach  Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G major: Prelude, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude to Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier Allegro …

Best Wedge Shoes for an Outdoor Wedding

You don’t need stilettos to make a statement with your wedding dress.  This summer we had so many outdoor weddings where our brides decided to keep comfort and wear wedges.  We agree and feel they are just as sophisticated as any stiletto. Here are some glamorous wedges to complement your wedding ensemble and keep you dancing all night long.

Sample Sangeet Menu

  Picking your menus can be a long and daunting task. It’s important to maintain the right balance between intrigue and tradition, as the food is definitely a focal point of any event and 99.9% of the time, guests willremember what you served and just how good it was! When picking your reception dinner menu, it is often a challenge to …

Questions to ask your transportation company

Booking transportation for your guests can sometimes be more of a necessity than a convenience, especially if you decide to hold your ceremony and reception in two separate venues on the same day. Rather than relying on attendees to provide their own transportation, which can get messy and confusing, take away the hassle by booking large buses or coaches to …

Our Favorite Online Websites: Save the Date cards

Nowadays, many couples choose not to send Save the Date cards, instead turning to the Internet and social media to share the news of their engagement. As planners, we can certainly understand the need to stay within budget, but believe that Save the Dates can be an equally important part of the wedding process. After all, these are the cards …

SJS Real Weddings: Maneesha & Abi!

As you will have gathered from our last blog post, last week we flew down to Mexico to help Maneesha and Abi celebrate their wedding in front of friends and family who had come from all over the world to join in the festivities. The gorgeous and tranquil Fairmont Mayakoba resort in Cancun played host to the weekend’s events, which …

Top Indian Bridal Designers

Finding the perfect wedding dress can be difficult no matter what type of event you are planning. South Asian wedding outfits can consist of anything from the traditional saree to modern, sleek Indian clothing, to heavily embellished dresses. While both comfort and style is key, each individual designer brings a twist to the generic bridal outfit, be it through the …

Moroccan Themed Décor

Want your guests to experience a destination wedding without having to leave the country? Moroccan themed décor may just be your answer. Glowing lights, bazaar-inspired details and infused pops of color will transport your guests to North Africa as soon as they enter. To really heighten all of the senses you can even go so far as to adapt your …

To Be Wed App

Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, so why not simplify the process?  With the help of Sonal J. Shah’snew app you can do just that!  Sonal has teamed up with Apple to create To Be Wed, whichis a helpful guide to planning your special day! On sale now for $0.99 for a limited time only, the Feature List …