Different Types of Invitations

There are many beautiful, creative ways to make your wedding invitations. We want to share some of our favorite types and what makes them unique. Letterpress – It’s a direct impression of an ink, raised surface to paper. It gives your invitations an embossed effect, but is cost-effective. Foiled – These invitations have a luxurious look that won’t cost you a lot …

Charitable Wedding Favors

In honor of #GivingTuesday, we wanted to suggest this. If you’re passionate about a certain nonprofit or charitable foundation, ask guests to send a donation instead of sending you a wedding gift. Or you can make a donation in honor of your guests in lieu of favors. It is the most thoughtful way to say thank you for coming and …

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

From all of us at SJS Events, we wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!

RED THEMED RECEPTION DECOR

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we really love how red fits into the perfect Thanksgiving theme. We love how this vibrant color boldy accents the room. Check out some of our favorite red themed wedding decor.

TOP 5 REASONS TO GET MARRIED IN ITALY

One of our favorite location for destination weddings is beautiful Italy. There are many, many reasons why we think you should get married here, but here are our top 5: The venues are beyond unique There are so many picturesque locations Only minimal decor is required All the “P’s” that we love so much: Pasta, Pizza, Prosciutto, Pan, Prosecco, and …

NEBE’S #MeettheBest2019

This past week we attended the NEBE Conference in beautiful Florence, Italy. We met with many amazing wedding vendors and venues that have opened up our eyes to a new world. We can’t wait to start planning more luxury weddings in one of our favorite places – Italy! Check out our photos from our exquisite trip.   

THE KNOT GALA 2019

Every year we look forward to the month of October for the annual Knot Gala at the New York Public Library. It was an unforgettable evening where everyone truly did “shine bright like a diamond”! Here are a few photos to relive the event!

AMANERA

The Aman properties are the epitome of ultimate luxury when it comes to resorts. Each resort is meticulously designed to deliver transformative experiences and awe-inspiring locations around the world. The Amanera in the Dominican Republic is by far one of our favorites from the resort collection. The beautiful resort boasts the best of both worlds: the lush mountain backdrop and …

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PLANNING THE PERFECT SOUTH ASIAN WEDDING

Wedding planning can feel a bit overwhelming without a wedding planner. It takes a lot of time and work, but it is possible to plan your dream wedding. Check out our book, The Complete Guide to Planning the Perfect South Asian Wedding, where you can learn the essentials of wedding planning and making the right decisions on your venue, vendors, …

ORANGE THEMED RECEPTION DECOR

In the spirit of Halloween, here are some of our favorite centerpieces in bold orange. This color palette is perfect for an autumnal wedding, best paired with a mug of warm spiced apple cider!

COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS: DIWALI EDITION

We had a wonderful time at last week’s Cocktails & Conversations: Diwali Edition. Thank you to the brand new Ivy Lane, the sister restaurant to Philippe Chow, for partnering with us to celebrate the festival of lights. Sending you all colorful wishes this Diwali, may your year be filled with love, light, wealth and good health. Happy Diwali!

OVER THE TOP DECOR WITH CANDLES

One of the prettiest ways to decorate your wedding are with candles, lots of them! Make your day glow, literally, with the most romantic lighting and ambiance: an open flame. Here are some of our favorite designs:  

Delicate Flowers Submerged in Tall Vases

These whimsical liquid illusions created with bright floral arrangements submerged in water are the perfect centerpieces for your pre-wedding event. Adding floating candles makes the look complete. It is the perfect way to add a pop of color and elegance. We used to do these all the time a few years ago, so excited these are making a come back!

HENNA ARTISTS WE LOVE

Two of our favorite henna artists in the tri-state area are: Mehndikalogie and Color Me Rouge Both artists are highly skilled and can create the perfect design for your bridal henna as well as have a team to offer the henna experience for your guests at a Sangeet or Welcome Event. Check out their instagram to explore their beautiful artwork!

NOT YOUR AVERAGE PHOTO BOOTH

Looking for something out of the box for your wedding day? The 360 photo booth rotates a complete 360° around you and your friends to take an image frozen in time. It works by taking a photo from multiple angles at the same time and then weaving them together to capture the entire moment. There is also the 360 video …

WATERCOLOR INVITATIONS

The latest trend in creating unique wedding invitations are watercolor invitations. In addition to adding splashes of color, the gentle style of the watercolors create a dreamy, romantic look. Watercolor invitations are customizable to whatever theme, color palette, or style that a bride wants. The opportunities are endless. Below are some of our favorite watercolor invitations.

DWP Insider Feature

In May 2019, after over a year of planning, Mansi and Dipit tied the knot at the majestic Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in The Bahamas. The spectacular wedding had over 600 guests. The Destination Wedding Planners Insider recently featured Mansi and Dipit’s wedding to showcase the amazing work that was done for this wedding. We met the managers of Grand …

SENDING PRAYERS TO THE BAHAMAS

As we hear reports of the Hurricane Dorian aftermath, we have seen the devastation that the hurricane has caused. As one of the many beautiful locations in the Caribbean for a destination wedding, we were heartbroken to hear the tragic news. We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected in the Bahamas.

JAMAICA BRIDAL EXPO 2019

This past weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at the Jamaica Bridal Expo in Montego Bay. Speaking in front of 250 guests was a marvelous experience. I wanted to share my expertise on destination South Asian weddings with all of the attendees and can’t wait to come back next year to speak again. Thank you so much to the …

NOBU HOTEL CAESARS PALACE

Thank you so much to the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas for hosting us last weekend! Your hospitality is unmatched and the resort was spectacular. Enjoy the photos!

DWP Insider Feature of Mansi and Dipit’s Wedding

As autumn is just around the corner, we look back at some of our favorite weddings from this past summer season. Our Bahamas destination wedding of over 600 guests, 4 days worth of events, and 12 SJS staff members was definitely one for the books! We are so excited to have this mega-wedding be featured in DWP Congress Insider! Click …

PRESTON BAILEY LIVE

I had the opportunity to speak at the first ever PB Live hosted by the amazing Preston Bailey at Legacy Castle! He is globally known for his unique ability to transform ordinary spaces into lush, theatrical environments. His vision for PB Live was to educate industry professionals in everything needed to plan and design a successful event from start to …

ANOTHER WEEKEND, ANOTHER FANTASTIC WEDDING

Sparks flew this past weekend as SJS brought together fantastic vendors to pull off yet another amazing wedding weekend. Design House Decor worked their magic to transform the Bellagio Ballroom into the perfect romantic location to say “I do.” Ovando put together the perfect harmony of lush rose gold and bright pink roses and rare orchids to adorn the dinner …

RENTAL FLATWARE TO ESCALATE YOUR RECEPTION

An easy way to make your reception look complete is to rent your flatware. There are many companies on the market that rent out gorgeous gold, silver, and even rose gold flatware that will complete the perfect table setting. Renting flatware not only makes the table look put together, but adds a level of luxury to each place setting . Enjoy …