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 …

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!

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!

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. …