BEHIND THE SCENES AT LAKE COMO

Come follow us as we embark on an amazing journey to Lake Como for one of the most epic weddings to ever take place in this region! Lake Como is one of the most exclusive places to travel, let alone have a wedding. From the vibrant blue waters to the lush green mountains, Lake Como has it all. We would …

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM OUR BOOK

Our book has been selling like crazy! The Complete Guide to Planning the Perfect South Asian Wedding: Advice and Tips From the Industry Expert is a step-by-step guide to help you plan the perfect South Asian wedding. From the mendhi event to the reception, everything is broken down into manageable tasks to plan a fabulous event. From invitation samples to …

PICTURE PERFECT WEDDING

We made dreams come true yet again this past weekend. Our Pakistani couple incorporated their culture to make for a colorful, vibrant, Sangeet. We have never seen so much personalization with all of their decorations including our favorite, the printed pillows. The flowers for the ceremony engulfed the mandap and was a sight to be seen. Along with thousands of …

A DAZZLING UNFORGETTABLE WEDDING

This weekend we had another gorgeous wedding. The decorations were off the charts thanks to the fabulous team from Design House Decor. For the ceremony we were at The Plaza where guests were immersed in vibrant red, pink, and orange flowers to create a beautiful summer garden theme. The reception that took place next evening was a night of elegance …

ROOFTOP VENUES FOR YOUR EVENT

Looking for something different to spice up your next event? Consider having your wedding set across the Manhattan skyline. Rooftop venues offer a beautiful unique view of the city that otherwise go unseen. The gorgeous backdrop is sure to make any event memorable for your guests. Enjoy these photos from some of our favorite rooftops in NYC! “Upstairs at the …

AN EXTRAORDINARY WEDDING IN LAKE COMO ITALY

Our dreams came true last weekend as the SJS team and the crème de la crème of vendors descended on Lake Como Italy. What an stunning, breathtaking location! From the Dolce & Gabbana inspired sangeet to the delicious mouth watering food from Chef Gaurav Anand, everything was picture perfect. For the wedding and reception we could not have asked for …

HIRE A LIVE PAINTER AT YOUR WEDDING

Having photographers and videographers are the standard for any wedding, but have you ever considered hiring a live painter? Live painters capture a moment at your wedding with a work of art that is sure to be cherished forever. They work on the spot and use their immense skill to create a unique, beautifully detailed painting of your day. From …

CHARGER PLATES TO ELEVATE YOUR RECEPTION

Another item at your reception that can be completely unique and customizable are charger plates. Chargers are essential statement pieces that add that extra special touch to your tables. They can be made out of any material such as fine china, crystal, acrylic, and pearl. From laser cutting your wedding monogram to carving intricate designs, the sky is the limit …

Enhancing Your Reception Decor with Monogrammed Napkins

There is no doubt that personalized items are one of the hottest trends, especially with weddings. We all want that special day to be glamorous, chic and most of all, well known that this is YOUR day. Embroidering your wedding napkins are a huge statement, which is why companies do it with their brands such as Gucci with its G’s, …

When is the best time for a photo shoot?

As much as none of like to wake up early – or stay up late – when it come to photo shoots, we may have no choice. We asked one of our favorite photographers, Alisa Ferris, for her expert opinion. Determine your ideal timing based on your desired outcome: First, troll through your photographer’s portfolio and determine which photos speak …

What to wear to a photo shoot

The selection of proper clothing for your couples’ photos is a critical factor in the preparation for a successful session with your photographer. “What should I wear to the photo shoot”, is a question we get asked all the time. We interviewed one of our favorite photographers, Priyanca Rao, and here is what she told us: Dark clothing tends to …

Questions to ask a Photographer

Last week we were helping one of our clients with what to ask a photographer when you meet them in person. Besides just seeing if your personalities match up, here are questions our expert team always encourages to ask: How many main shooter and secondary shooters do they bring? Are they a part of any professional organization? What are their …

Reem Acra Thankyou Collection

Last week we kicked off Bridal Fashion Week with the amazing Reem Acra X Preston Bailey show. With the tunes of Madonna playing, we saw some of the most gorgeous bridal gowns for 2019. Check out these photos and videos.  

#SJSDubaiShoot2019

While we travel the world looking for new talent and exciting locations, we met Riccardo and his lovely wife, Barbara in Lake Como, Italy. Together with their team and the iconic, Atlantis, The Palm, we came up with a concept shoot which we could not be more proud of. Here are the gorgeous photos and the even more exciting video. …

Back from Aruba!

We loved our fabulous weekend in Aruba! Besides the near perfect weather year round, this one happy island has an abundance of hotels to choose from for the perfect wedding. We had the pleasure of being at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. What a magnificent place to say your I do’s! Enjoy these photos.

Destination Wedding Planners Congress

Last week, we had the absolute pleasure of being invited to the Destination Wedding Planners Congress in the fantastic city of Dubai. We were so honored to have this exclusive invitation of being on their advisory board. The conference was held at none other than Atlantis, The Palm. Meeting new vendors, exploring new locations for luxury weddings, and nonstop after …

Cherry Blossoms

The fresh, beautiful, romantic cherry blossoms are almost in season and we cannot wait to create show stopping centerpieces. These ultra-glamorous, elegant flowers are the perfect balance between simple and dramatic to execute any spring themed wedding.  See some of our favorite cherry blossom centerpieces below:

Flashback Friday to Milan, Lake Como, & St. Moritz

One of the perks of being a luxury wedding planner is being able to experience some of the most sought out, exclusive properties in the world. We have become the top experts when it comes to finding the perfect locations for your destination wedding. Last week SJS Events got to experience some these amazing venues while in Milan, Lake Como, …

Congrats to J.Lo & A-Rod !

She said yes! We cannot help but swoon over Jennifer Lopez’s 15 carat, highest clarity, and colorless, six-figure diamond ring. We’ve all been following their picturesque love story and we couldn’t be more excited to congratulate J.Lo and A-Rod on their engagement! Take a look at some of our favorite looks from the beloved couple:

The Grandest Wedding Weekend Ever…Another Ambani Gets Married

We just witnessed the grandest wedding celebration ever! While the Internet could not stop discussing the star-studded event, we are obsessed with all of the fashions that took our breath away. From the intricate details of hand embroidered traditional Indian silhouettes to the statement diamonds pieces, we just cannot get enough of these luxe embellished custom vogue-worthy styles. #AkuStoleTheShlo Nita …

Preston Bailey

Known for his extraordinary, larger than life decor, Preston Bailey has revolutionized theatrics, technology, and art to create some of the most amazing designs ever seen in the events industry.  His breathtaking and elaborate installations are without a doubt unconventional, remarkable, and a true work of creative genius. With that being said, we were so thrilled that Preston and the Langham …

The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Located on Grand Cayman’s famed Seven Mile Beach, The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is a fabulous getaway to take your family and friends for a grandiose wedding weekend. This scenic oceanfront venue exudes romance, elegance, and the perfect touch of flawlessness for any luxury wedding. We can’t wait to plan more destination weddings at this resort. Enjoy these photos:  

SJS Real Weddings – Sibani and Apas

We can’t believe it’s a been a week since we’ve had the pleasure of planning the wedding celebrations for our lovely couple, Sibani & Apas. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Thank you to all the amazing vendors who have helped in creating one more magical kingdom in Orlando where dreams do come …