Just finished Amee & Jason’s Wedding In Jamacia

I am still here in Jamaica just looking back at the photos I took from Amee & Jason’s wedding this weekend. I love the sun (having lived in Arizona for almost 9 years) and it is so hot this morning (maybe about 90 degrees). Surprisingly, we are not that tired after a long and exhausting week here with over- seeing …

Lily O’Brien’s

I was passing by The Bryant Park Hotel yesterday to meet a client and I saw this lovely pastry shop with a ton of nice chocolate favors. It is in Bryant Park an called Lily O’Brien’s. They have been doing mouth-watering chocolates for over 15 years. I just picked up their info and was happy to read how they do …

Custom Maps!

Every bride pays attention to the details of her invitation. But, I have to mention that sometimes, I receive the worst maps and directions to events. I am wondering why it looks likes a 10 year old made the map. I have been looking for solutions to this and finally found a really reasonable alternative… you have to check out …

Bridesmaids Tanktops

You know I love to write about giving things to the bridal party. I also love all things sparkle! I found this great tank top that one of my bride’s is giving to her bridesmaids. I LOVE THE FLOWER BROOCH!! It was so adorable that I had to write about it. Weddingish.com

Can you get a reservation?

I read a recent article on a hot new New York’s East Village Restaurant, Momofuku Ko. It is on First Ave bet 10th and 11th. Can you believe they only have 12 seats in the entire place? So cool. Dinner takes around two hours and is made up of 10 to 12 courses in a fixed menu. Meal costs around $100 …

My New Favorite Flower

I found this great article on orchids. We use them all the time for our weddings but you learn something new everyday: * Orchids are prized for their rarity, perfume, and delicate, exotic beauty * There are more than 60,0000 species of orchids * There are over 100,000 hybrids of orchids * No two orchids look alike * Most expensive …

Plated Desserts

Lately we have been telling all of our brides to do a clean, plated dessert instead of the large 50 item Viennese Dessert Displays. I love this plate that was done for us at the Edan Roc in Miami(last photo). It was over 9 items! I also love cheesecake lollipops (first photo). It was delicious and the presentation cannot be …

The New England Islands

I was flipping through my copy of Town and Country and saw an advertisement for American Cruise Lines and their “Harbor Hopping” 8 Days/ 7 Nights Cruise in New England! How cool for a close by honeymoon location? The cruise goes to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket Island, New Bedford, Block Island, Newport and Providence. It is so close to NYC but …

A Note from one of our New Brides

It is so nice to get notes like this from our brides. It makes our job so worthwhile to know that we do make a difference: When we first decided to use a wedding planner, our main goal was to have someone work with us to create a unique and exciting wedding that no one would ever forget. To work …

Waldorf=Astoria

I went on a really nice tour of the Waldorf the other day. I have to say that this is a hotel that is perfect for Indian Weddings. Their main ballroom is HUGH and there is so much prefunction space. I love that fact that they can have the baraat coming down Park Ave and they can close the entrance …

Nikah through Video-Conferencing

I found this article so interesting of how technology brings weddings so much closer. I had to laugh at this but I guess anything is possible… Times of India: The groom appeared on a laptop screen to say “qubool hai” (I accept) from far away Dubai at a Muslim wedding solemnised here – a sure sign how high technology is …

Love the Hints of Color

I love this photo of a room done for one of our weddings at Oheka Castle in Long Island, NY. The look is so simple but the color of the favors and the flowers just give it that over the top yet clean, classy look! For afternoon weddings, consider something like this that makes the room light and elegant.

Nice Gift After Your Wedding

I love finding new, cool websites. What a great idea for a photo from your wedding. They are in Australia but I just got this for one of my brides.

Great Honeymoon

So many of our clients are between the ages of 21 and 35. I recently went on a lovely Aegean Cruise with my husband and I highly recommend it to brides and grooms who want to do a honeymoon to Greece. It was so much fun to be on a luxury boat but they had so many activities for us …

My Days of Traveling

This past week has been visiting one bride, to the next, to the next. I left over a week ago to meet a bride in Miami. I loved getting out of the 2 degree weather we have right now in NYC! All the hotels I visited on my trip were so gracious and just such warm and friendly people who …

Venue Selections

As I prepare for my trip to Houston, I wanted to give some pointers to get what you need from a venue and what questions to ask. I always find that brides or parents don’t really know what to ask. They do a venue selection based primarily on how the venue looks. This is very important but we are more …

Budgets and Timelines

As we will be in full swing of wedding season in a few short months, I am spending time today updating and formatting all budgets and time lines for our brides. It is great to take a moment an just update things before moving forward. My next two weeks is a tough travel schedule with going to Florida and Texas. …

Fun day with Faiza and Kamran

Sonam from Chocol8kiss( www.Chocal8kiss.com )came over for a cake tasting yesterday with our Sept couple Faiza and Kamran. The cakes tasted so yummy. I was so greatful that she came into Manhattan for doing all this. The couple loved the cake and decided on what style and flavor they wanted. Sonam Sondhi is new to the Indian wedding industry and we love …

Damion Edwards

I met this fantastic photographer that I want the world to know about… Damion Edwards. I cannot believe how many Indian Weddings he has done. He is based out of Jersey City and is avail for travel. www.damionedwardsphotography.com Enjoy!

Details, Details, Details

I found this going through some of my emails from a wedding last Sept to a hotel staff member. Funny how the details do make the diff at a wedding. Each line item has to be examined very closely on the BEO. 1. -Sep-08 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM COLONNADE ROOM SHOULD BE STARTING AT 4:30AM TO BE UNLOCKED FOR …

Brooklyn Museum

I recently read on one of my US Airways flights, that Brooklyn is the new Manhattan. I really have not spent too much time in Brooklyn but finally have a bride who is getting married there. One of our Boston Couples met and fell in love in Brooklyn. So, it is fitting why they wanted to get married there. After …