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 …

OUR FAVORITE AMAN PROPERTIES

One of our favorite destination properties are the Aman Resorts. Meticulously designed to frame their natural settings, Aman destinations are renowned for space and privacy. Each welcomes guests as if to the home of a close friend, instilling a sense of peace and belonging amid some of the most diverse natural and historical landscapes. Today they have 34 resorts, hotels, …

THE RIYA COLLECTIVE: LUXURY INDIAN CLOTHING STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR

There’s an important step missing in your checklist for the Indian wedding you are planning. You’ve gotten the caterer, the DJ, the decorator, and the henna artist. But how are you going to give the guests the best possible experience at this wedding and make sure the wedding photos look incredible? 1-3 months before the wedding, The Riya Collective will …

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 …