SJS REAL WEDDINGS – AMIT AND MARTIN

Amit and Martin’s wedding weekend was one of the most incredible weddings SJS has been a part of! We had the privilege of planning this amazing amazing wedding which was covered by the New York Times. The highlights of this wedding were:  blocking down Wall Street and watching both our grooms dance in their baraat, two horses, the incredible custom …

Akina and Nirav

Dear Sonal, Ginny, and Team. Thank you so much for making magic at my brother and Akina’s wedding. All of our guests were blown away, and even as the host family, we all had a great time at all of the functions – none of which would have been possible without your consulting, planning, and coordinating services. Where do I …

Shilpa and Jay

We really appreciate Sonal and her team for making our wedding day so much more enjoyable! They took the stress of all the small tasks that had to be completed upon themselves, and allowed us to really enjoy the day itself. They were very detail oriented and worked well with all of the vendors and other family members to make …

Divya and Jonathan

Dear Sonal and the SJS Team, We wanted to thank you so much for helping make our wedding the best weekend of our lives. Without your attention to detail and expertise, we would not have gotten the wedding of our dreams. You made our vision come to life – it was truly magical! The entire SJS team was so helpful …

AUTUMN HUES FOR YOUR RECEPTION DECOR

We are falling in love with autumn. Especially since it brings about so much creativity and color. This is a particularly beautiful time to plan your wedding. We put together some of our favorite reception spaces featuring some of the unique copper colors that autumn brings.

SJS REAL WEDDINGS – RAKHI AND SAMEET

DurgGotRakhd weekend started with a joyous Sangeet & Garba evening!  With all their loved ones in attendance, Rakhi and Sameet tied the knot Saturday morning at the gorgeous The Legacy Castle. The beautiful venue featured of  high ceiling with a number of marbled chandeliers. Guests were totally stunned not just with the amazing venue, but also by the Lamborghini entrance …

New York Bridal Fashion Week

This past week has been jam-packed full of exciting events and beautiful designs. We had to honor of attending several of the bridal runway shows including Vera Wang, Pnina Tornai and Mark Ingram. We narrowed it down to a handful of our favorites to highlight the artistry of these amazing designers.

The Knot Gala at the New York Public Library

The Knot Gala is an event we are lucky to attend each year and this year it did not disappoint. Over a thousand guests were in attendance at the historic New York Public Library to round out New York Bridal Fashion Week. This year was particularity special because it marked the kickoff of the vow to end child marriage. We …

CANDLES! CANDLES! CANDLES!

We just met with a bride who wants only candles for her decor. We had to get creative and find inspiration. We discovered that even with just candles, the decor can still be absolutely stunning. Take a look at these images and see how candles can create that wow factor.  

Hanging Centerpieces Over the Reception Table!

One trend we absolutely love is hanging centerpieces! By suspending centerpieces from the ceiling, you’re taking your table scape to levels beyond imagination. We love the intimacy they bring without getting in the way of conversations! Don’t believe us? Well, wait till you see these stunning pictures for inspiration…

UNIQUE FAVORS FOR YOUR GUESTS

Everyone loves unique favors. We keep searching for things to recommend to our clients. Here are some which are luxurious, some which are useful and some which are delicious. 1. Bamboo Plants 2. Jo Malone Candles 3. Bling Photo Frames 4. Jacques Torres Chocolate   5. Macarons by WOOPS!

Puja and Saad

SJS, thank you all so much for all of your work putting together my DREAM wedding! I honestly feel like I had the most wonderful and perfect wedding celebration, and I know that would not have been possible without the help of SJS. Seeing everything come together so well made me realize that in the months/weeks leading up to the wedding, …

NON-INDIAN RECEPTION DRESSES

We always hear that our brides want their wedding to be different. One recommendation we have is to think about changing up your traditional Indian reception outfit with a classic haute couture gown. From ornate to edgy, why not turn to these fashion icon designers to complete your reception look. Check out these top five designers who we are simply in …

WEDDING PARTY ENTRANCE SONGS

Grand entrances are a great way to set the celebratory mood and officially kick start your reception! Indian weddings are all about weaving madness into moments and you can do just that with your entrances. Choose a song that is super fun and relatable to your personality. Here are some of our favorites. “Crazy in Love,” by Beyonce ft. JAY …

SJS REAL WEDDINGS – RUCHI AND RAHUL

We were so beyond thrilled to help our lovely couple Ruchi and Rahul have their dream wedding this past weekend. From the unique venue (Prince George’s Ballroom) to the scrumptious food (by Chef Gaurav Anand) and the intimate ceremony, we could not be happier for this amazing couple. Enjoy these photos!

Khilna and Bhavin

Bhavin and I would sincerely like to thank Sonal and team for all of their help and patience through our wedding planning process. We would like to emphasize the amazing job done on the day of the wedding. Many situations arose; however, we felt no stress and were relaxed because we knew it would be taken care of by Sonal …

Planners Xtraordinaire 2018 in Lake Como, Italy

We are so excited and honored to be traveling to one of our favorite places in the world… Lake Como, Italy. Thank you Planners Xtraordinaire for inviting us on an exclusive panel with our dear friend Tarun Tahiliani! We cannot wait for this incredible opportunity to share our knowledge and to also learn from the best in the industry from all over the …

SJS Brides of Sabyasachi

“Every bride is a story I write, each one different, each one new.” – Sabyasachi Mukherjee Being a “Sabyasachi Bride” tops every Indian bride’s wish list! With intricately designed sequined pieces and detailed handwork, Sabyasachi manages to create masterpieces consistently. His designs simply say: beauty, grace, elegance and individuality – making every bride look like royalty. We love working with the …

SJS Real Weddings – Farah and Taimur

Farah and Taimur’s wedding was an intimate affair to celebrate their new beginning as a married couple! Guests were received to the #FKwedsTJ weekend with the classic garden-themed Welcome Dinner hosted at La Sirena. Adding some contrast to an ‘all green’ vibe were hundreds of candles, mirrors and florals in shades of vibrant yellow. Their wedding day at the historic …

SJS Real Weddings – Divya and Jon

We had the absolute pleasure of planning Divya and Jon’s wedding over this past Labor Day Weekend! It all began with an Indian Ceremony at the beautiful Tides Estate. Our gorgeous bride wore a stunning red Shyamal and Bhumika lehenga for ceremony #1. The mandap designed by Atlas Floral was adorned with colorful roses and hydrangeas in true Indian Style. …

Ceiling Treatments that We Love!

We tend to put a lot of focus on backdrops, centerpieces, florals, fancy chairs, and trendy dance floors when it comes to crafting our wedding decor. Amidst all of this, one of the most important element gets forgotten. Yes, we are talking about ceiling treatments! The ceiling is a blank canvas which needs to be dolled up with creativity. A carefully …

SJS Real Weddings – Puja and Saad

Puja and Saad’s cross-cultural wedding was truly a dream come true for all involved. Their weekend festivities kicked off with a colorful Sangeet Event on the Atlantica Yacht. With some special performances by the bride’s side for Saad and his family, everyone enjoyed a fun-filled evening. The bride looked stunning in her gorgeous red Sabyasachi lehenga. She was a vision of beauty …

SJS Real Weddings – Pallavi and Zubin

We are back in office after the fantastic wedding of Pallavi and Zubin. A two-day affair which was nothing short of spectacular!   It all kicked off in the bride’s hometown, Staten Island, with a garden-themed Sangeet Event. The food was plentiful and the performances kept all the guests entertained. The next day, the wedding left all the guests in sheer admiration. …