Recarpet the Ballroom

Our job as wedding as wedding planners is to transform any ballroom. We hear time and time again! “Oh I hate the carpeting.” We have a fantastic solution, lets re-carpet. Through working with different decorators we’ve realized this is not expensive as one might not think. Take a look at some amazing re-carpeted receptions by Brion Shemeley, founder & creative …

Gorgeous Hanging Cakes

As if weddings weren’t already filled with intricate details and dramatic floral pieces, why stop there? If there is one trend that’s elevating wedding decor right now it’s gorgeous hanging cakes. These unique, over the top designs are becoming the highlight of any reception and we’re starting to do them more and more in 2019.

Locations in NYC to celebrate a baby shower

Welcoming a new born is always a special moment and being able to share that joy with family and friends calls for an intimate setting. The last thing a mom to be might want to do is plan her own shower so what better way to pamper her than celebrating her evening at a lavish venue. Finding the perfect location …

The Perfect New York Wineries for a Bridal Shower

What better place to release stress from wedding planning than at a winery. Napa isn’t the only place to enjoy the serenity and views of a vineyard. Share some good laughs, unwind, and enjoy the savory tastes of wine here in New York. Here are some of our favorite vineyards: Brotherhood Winery Wagner Vineyards Benmarl Dr. Konstantin Frank’s winery Lamoreaux

Monogrammed Pillows

The world of wedding décor is only getting bigger and bigger. One trend we are loving is monogrammed pillows. If you’re ever looking for a customized touch to any event, monogrammed pillows are a nice way to make your event more intimate and personal.    

Aruba Themed Favors

Who doesn’t love receiving a little something at weddings? A wedding favor is beautiful way of surprising and expressing gratitude to guests who made time to be with you on your special day. The perfect favor would be the one that exhibits thoughtfulness, commemoration and is yet alluring. While planning for a wedding in Aruba, here are a few options …

Dolce & Gabbana Decor Inspiration- Rose & Leopard

As fashion continues to inspire our day-day, we are always on the lookout for how it transcends into our wedding décor. The wildly sensationalized leopard print that hit haute couture in the 1950s, now accentuated with lovely red roses is what ‘s catching our eye. Here’s a few exquisite Dolce & Gabbana rose and leopard print fashion pieces that will …

Louis Vuitton Gifts for Bridesmaids

We love the tradition of gifting bridesmaids with a little something special. They’ve laughed with you, they’ve cried with you, and now they’re here to help you celebrate one of the biggest days of your life. We know there is so much that goes into planning the perfect wedding. With our help, you’ll be inspired by these fabulous gift ideas …

AISLEWAYS WE LOVE

Along with the mandap, the aisleway is one of the most important and photographed elements of design at a wedding. Beautiful aisleways can transform your venue and add so much to your wedding ceremony. Our brides keep turning to us for creative ideas for aisleways. Here are some of our favorites:

SJS REAL WEDDINGS – AMI AND SAMIR

We are back in the office after a sunny weekend in Cancun, Mexico for our lovely couple, Ami and Samir. The #SAMIKISHAADI celebrations began with a Mexican themed welcome night at the Villa Del Palmar. Pinata’s, otomi pillows, sombrero hats and Mexican serapes added perfectly to the evening.   For the wedding day, our gorgeous bride walked down the aisle in …

SJS REAL WEDDINGS – SNEHA AND RAJAN

We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our 2019 than the INSANELY BEAUTIFUL #MehtaForceBeWithYou wedding week! Words fall short to describe this three day mega celebration that the SJS team planned in just 4 months. With more than 100 vendors involved, this wedding promises to be the show stopper for 2019! It all began with a Mehendi night …

Fateema and Joel

Joel and I are generally procrastinators, and we honestly had no idea how to approach this wedding planning. You and your team were beyond godsend, you made sure we were on task throughout the process without being pushy. You always listened to our ideas, we were able to incorporate everything we wanted, and you guys were a very big reason …

SJS Holiday Party 2018

It has been an incredibly beautiful year with the SJS Team being a part of over 20 luxury weddings! We feel extremely honored and grateful to have had so many of these couples and their families put their trust in us. From planning our first same-sex wedding to traveling all over the globe to plan unforgettable celebrations, we have done …

#SJSPRshoot2018

We had such an amazing time being back in Puerto Rico, one of our favorite destination places for weddings! Cannot believe how beautiful this photoshoot went with the most amazing dream team by our side!  Our Team: Venue: @doradobeachreserve Photo: @joseruizphoto Video: @rayromanfilms Decor: @emilioolabarrieta DJ: @djsuhel Hair, Makeup, & Styling: @cinderellabridez Dresses: @sajdabysuman Jewelry: @reematdesigns_ Menu Cards: @cecinewyork Cake: @doradobeachreserve …

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