TOP PHOTO OF 2018 ON PARTYSLATE!

Thank you so much PartySlate! Can’t believe of this beautiful and gorgeous photo by Clane Gessel  is the most liked photo of the year on PartySlate’s “Top Instagrams of 2018”  newsletter.    

PRESS WE HAVE RECEIVED IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS

It has been an amazing 2018 with our  SJS team being a part of some of the most epic weddings all over the world! We are so blessed to have received such fabulous press and we had to share. We couldn’t have asked for a better ending to 2018!! Priyanka and Nick’s wedding celebrations Amit & Martin’s wedding in New …

HOTELS WE LOVE IN VENICE

We are back in NYC after a week long holiday in the city of Venice and we cannot stop thinking about this magical city. The artistic heritage, intricate canals and narrow alleyways truly lead in making it one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. We had to explore some of the luxurious hotels in Venice. Here …

LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES FOR LUNCH OR COCKTAIL HOUR

With DJ’s being a popular choice for the reception, live music is the perfect choice for your ceremony, lunch and  cocktail hour. Having a live performer brings a different kind of energy to these events! We love the interaction between the artist and guest. It is truly the ultimate experience and it lets your guest know that you did not …

BEST PLACES TO GET MARRIED IN CROATIA

The SJS team flew down to the beautiful Croatia for site visits this past weekend for an upcoming birthday celebration! The historical architecture, vibrant culture, stunning coastline and fairytale islands make Croatia the most romantic places to get married in! Find out some of our favorite hotels for a perfect wedding weekend mentioned below: Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Sun Gardens …

BEST “END OF THE NIGHT SONGS”

What is the best end of the night song? There are so many out there but it should be one that reflects your personality. It may be an upbeat song from your childhood or maybe a popular song from the current times that you love. Whatever you decide, it has to be perfect. Here are some other options: Dexys Midnight …

BEST PLACES TO GET MARRIED IN ITALY

We have been lucky enough to go to Italy three times this month for various conferences and speaking engagements. With its panoramic views, sunny climate, beyond delicious cuisine, and contemporary hotels, we love this place as a top luxury wedding destination! We have listed some of our top favorite hotels below to ensure an unforgettable wedding experience. Westin Palace Principe di …

Amit and Martin

I’m not sure where to begin…it’s been 2 weeks since the wedding and I still don’t have words.  This wedding was above and beyond anything we could have ever wanted, expected or dreamed of. We are both still on a high from the celebrations.  I woke up this morning to hundreds of Instagram, Facebook messages and emails due to the …

COLD WEATHER BEVERAGES

1. Hot chocolate with mint & cream 2. Apple Cranberry smash 3. Sparkling Cider 4. Mint lemonade 5. White chocolate & Peppermint mocktini 6. Masala Chai with Cinnamon 7. Blueberry soda 8. Honey & Cinnamon drink

WINTER WEDDINGS IN ARIZONA

One of our favorite places for Winter Weddings is Arizona. There are so many gorgeous resorts to choose from. The sun is always shining so why not explore this part of the United States for your next big wedding. Here are some of our favorites: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Phoenician Arizona Biltmore Four Seasons Scottsdale Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain

HAPPY DIWALI!

Happy Diwali from the entire SJS Team! We were so happy with these mini Diwali boxes. As you can tell, we love to customize everything! Thank you to the team at Fancy That and Woops! Macaroon for helping us! HAPPY DIWALI TO YOU AND YOURS!

PLANNER’S XTRAORDINAIRE CONFERENCE

So excited to have been writing about this blog from one of the most breathtaking places ever! We are here in the beautiful Lake Como for the Planner’s Xtraordinaire Conference 2018! Being in the industry for more than 16 years now, we have had numerous conference opportunities. However, #ThePXShow 2018 is above & beyond all. A conference curated for exquisite luxury …

SJS REAL WEDDINGS – NAMRATHA & HUNTER

We are back in the office after an exciting weekend in the sunny city of West Palm Beach. We are so happy we got to share this lovely weekend with our bride Namratha and groom Hunter. We were able to give them their true fairytale wedding. The weather was gorgeous along with our amazing bride and we were able to …

FUN GRAND ENTRANCE SONGS FOR THE COUPLE

Grand entrance songs are a small detail that makes a huge difference. This is the moment the couple is first announced as newly weds so this song should be unique to the couple and be able to show some of their personality. Many times its something up beat that guests can sing and clap to as the couple makes their …

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…