Sunday, December 28, 2008

Here's to a Fabulous New Year!

I'm sitting here looking at my totally cheezy, yet utterly adorable chocolate Labrador calendar, and cannot believe that another year has passed. In just a few short days 2009 will be here in full swing. The new year brings so much change to all of us. I don't know about you, but I'm excited for change! But of course, I have to be a tad nostalgic and do a brief recap of what I consider to be one of the best years for PBW!

Frankly...PBW had one hell of a great year! We added some new and talented coordinators to our team, relocated to a much larger office location, achieved record breaking press exposure, ( sure to check out the Knot, NJ Bride, 201 Bride, and Contemporary Bride in 09 to see some of our best featured weddings to date!) and we earned the coveted title of "recommended and exclusive event planner" at some of NJ's most elite reception facilities. We are very proud of these accomplishments and have our wonderful clients (past and current) to thank for it! Without your business and support, we could have never reached these goals.

I couldn't ring in a new year without giving major thanks and kudos to everyone who helped make 2008 a spectacular year!

To our amazingly talented vendors....I say it all the time, and I'll say it again..."YOU ROCK!" Thanks for a great year!!!

I must give a huge thanks and congrats to all of PBW's 2008 brides...we had some amazing clients who tied the knot this year. All of us at PBW want to wish each and every client a lifetime of wedded bliss! It was our honor and pleasure to work with you and we're so happy to call you our friends.

As for our 2009 brides...we are elated that your year is finally here. We promise to continue delivering only the best in service to you! We want you to enjoy your remaining months of engagement and allow PBW to take some of the burden off your shoulders.

As for our 2010 clients...well, we are just so unbelieveably honored that you loved us enough to hire us so far in advance of your big day! While we would never want to rush your engagement, we are very anxious for your wedding year to arrive as well!

And last, but not least, I have to give a huge shout out to my PBW ladies...I am so blessed to have such an amazing team of talented coordinators and designers. My PBW ladies gave 150% at every event. For that, I'm beyond proud. I always encourage my team to do more, to always go above and beyond the clients' treat each and every wedding as if it was their own. I can say with confidence that the ladies of PBW did this and more. They exceeded MY expectations as well...and I wouldn't dream of working with any other team. were great in 08!!! Let's really shine in 09! (hope that wasn't too cheezy!)

To our faithful blog readers, WWIIA fans, brides to be, and anyone else who may just happen to read this blog...on behalf of myself and the entire PBW team, please allow us to wish you a very happy and healthy new year!

Let's make 2009 the best year ever!!!

Happy New Year!

Jenny Orsini

Bridal Guide Article - The Wedding Welcome Wagon

Several months ago I had the honor of doing an interview with one of the country's most popular wedding publications...Bridal Guide. The topic was one that is near and dear to me....How to make your out of town guests feel "at home" while they're visiting for your wedding.

To read some of my tips, please check out the full article on Bridal Guide's website by visiting this link...

Happy Planning!
Jenny Orsini

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!!!

It's hard to believe the holidays are here again. It seems like it was just yesterday when the PBW team was trying to remain calm, cool and collected with 15 weddings in the month of June! And I could've sworn that it was just last week when we helped a handful of brides pull off their fantasy summertime beach weddings.... Clearly time is just flying by...

So before I let another day escape me, (and before the joys of impending motherhood take over my life) I wanted to make sure that I took the time to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and wonderful holiday season and new year.

May 2009 bring you much joy and happiness.

And to our 2009 brides..may this year be filled with lots of pampering and ZERO stress!!!!

With love and thanks,
Jenny and the PBW Team

Friday, December 19, 2008

A Fabulous Fete at the Liberty House!

We are so excited to congratulate Renee and Sean on their amazing wedding last weekend. The couple hired PBW to handle all the details from start to finish...and we had an absolute blast designing this over the top affiar. Between the 20 bag pipers that played while guests entered the reception, the thousands of hanging crystals adorning the centerpieces and chandeliers, to the delish custom cup cake favors...this wedding left nothing to be desired!

While we dont have the prof pics yet, we promise to post them asap!!! We do however want to quickly thank our talented vendors for doing such an amazing job...

Reception: Liberty House (Big shout out to the fabulous Danielle! We love working with you!)

Florals and decor: Rose Petals and Lace

Lighting: Infinity Studios

Music/Entertainment: Sounds to Go DJs

Stationery: Kelly Samm at Rsvp to Me

Makeup: PBW's own in house makeup extraordinaire (Adhari with Gloss and Shadow)

Cake and favors: Carlos Bakery (thanks again Buddy!)

We will definitely post a longer blog once the prof pics are in ..but for now I just want to thank Melissa for all her hard work...and of course... a big thanks to Adhari, Erika, Monique, and Gina... you ladies rocked it out! I'm so proud to have you all on board!

And to the happy couple Renee and guys were the BEST! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!!!

Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jennifer and Schiller...a super sweet couple ties the knot in style!

We are so sorry for the delay in posting this blog, but we wanted to wait for some great professional pics! So here we go!!!

One of our nicest couples, Jennifer and Schiller, were married last month at the beautiful Newark Museum. The bride simply loved the color you can see from the pics, she designed a simple, but oh so elegant reception!

Between the fabulous lighting, delish food and amazing entertainment, the couple and their guests had the time of their lives!

Melissa and the girls at PBW were honored to work with the fabulous couple!
PBW wishes Jennifer and Schiller all the best!!!

p.s. Special thanks to Michael Dempsey from Bella for the great pics!

20 Most Outrageous Whose Wedding is it Anyway Moments!

If you're a die hard WWIIA fan, then you probably saw last night's latest episode of the 20 Most Outrageous WWIIA Moments! The show was packed with viewer's (that's right...all yours) picks of their favorite WWIIA scenes. And all the planners had the opportunity to chime in and give our two cents of commentary! Watch as we comment on popular episodes such as Stella's Goth Bride, Kevin's Busted Ice Sculpture, Kimberly Bradford's crying assistant, Sam's Biggest Fan...etc! For info on when you can catch this outrageously hysterical special episode, just visit!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Experts teaming up to give brides some useful advice

One of the tri-state area's most talented husband-wife photography teams, CLB Photography, recently interviewed PBW's own Jenny Orsini. The to make sure your wedding day goes smoothly.

Read some of Jenny's tips on how to have a productive and pleasant "getting ready" session on your big day!

Check out the interview on CLB's blog
And while you're there, be sure to check out some of CLB's latest fabulous wedding and engagement session pics!

Picture of Jenny Orsini and Suzanne Lobue from CLB Photography (ironically, the picture was taken by Chris Lobue...Suzanne's other half!) LOL

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

OH BABY! PBW throws a Baby Shower!!

With the upcoming arrival of Baby Orsini, we knew that a fabulous planner like Jenny deserved the most fabulous and fun baby shower ever! On November 23rd, we showered Jenny with lots of friends, family, fun and HOLY PRESENTS!

The room looked absolutely amazing...Jenny was a big fan of nursery rhymes, so that was our theme! And boy, was it evident...each table was named after a nursry rhyme...Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Beep, and more! And what was even more fantastic... each centerpiece completely embodied the themes...we were seriously in awe of Lisa Plociniak of a A Touch of Elegance's work. Our guests could not stop commenting on the creativity of each piece. Thanks so much for doing this was genius!

The customized Stationery by Jen of Jar of Ideas was truly awesome! Sue and Chris of CLB Photography were on hand to not only partake in the fun, but to catch all the action on film--Thanks for the amazing shots!
The cake was so tasty...and so pretty! Thanks to Palermos Bakery--it really was so yummy!

Jenny was clearly overwhelmed by all the presents and outpouring of love by everyone. We had some of our most fabulous vendors on hand to share in the excitement of the new arrival, as well as some of our fabulous brides from the past couple of years, that have held a special place in Jenny's heart. We thank you all for taking the time to take part in such a special day for Jenny!

Of course, we had the entire PBW crew in the house to not only assist in prep, but to ensure that every gift was opened, acknowledged, and packed away in record time so all could enjoy each other's company and take part in the activities, like the onesie decorating contest!

Thanks to everyone who was was such a great time for all of us and for Jenny!

We can't wait for the new arrival!
Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day..more updates soon!

Have you ever seen a 7 month pregnant woman do the Hora???

Well let me tell you, it is NOT a pretty sight! :)

Back on Nov 8th when we filmed Divina and Aaron's wedding for WWIIA, we shot a segment that was beyond hysterically funny! Here's the story...Divina wanted to impress her husband to be by learning the popular Jewish wedding dance, the Hora. And in order to do this, she needed professional lessons. Somehow she twisted my arm into going with her. It was one crazy fun night!!! But I have to tell you, I was exhausted after 20 minutes! You try dancing, kicking, shouting, etc. with 50 extra pounds of weight on you! It's NOT necessarily enjoyable! But...I have to say, the instructors at Continental Dance Club in Bloomfield were wonderful. I wanted to give them a special shout out on our blog. For all you brides to be (and grooms as well) who are thinking of learning how to dance professionally for your it the Hora, a lovely Waltz, a fun Fox Trot, or a sexy Meringue, I highly recommend calling the staff at Continental Dance Club in Bloomfield. They are super energetic, talented and make learning how to dance FUN!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gobble Gobble!

All of us here at Pampered Bride would like to wish you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We have a lot to be thankful for ..we have had so many wonderful brides and grooms this year and have had amazing opportunities as a company..and we have YOU to thank for that!

Thanks so much for your support...whether it's by reading our blog, recommending us to brides, watching us on TV, or by becoming one of our PBW family of clients...we are grateful!

So, be safe, enjoy your time with loved ones...and stuff yourselves silly!


Jenny and the ladies of Pampered Bride Weddings

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sarah and Eugene: Professional Pics!

Here are some fabulous pics of our awesome couple, Sarah and Eugene, from their September 13th wedding at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa.

Thanks so much to Daniel Coyle of Daniel Coyle Photography for the pics!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sexy Pumpkin at the Westmount CC

We had the honor of working with Justine and Steven for the last 15 months and then watching them exchange vows last weekend. What an amazing and sweet couple! The wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful Basilica of our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, NY. Following that was a fabulously over the top reception at the one and only Westmount Country Club.

Interesting story...
When the Bride came to me back in 2007 she asked us to help take her vision of an elegant fall inspired wedding and turn it into something unique. She showed me this mini pumpkin (couldn't have been more than 2 inches high) that was covered with colorful bling. While neither of us felt it was the appropriate decorative touch for her event, I did get inspired by the sexy-ness of that small pumpkin!!!! From that moment on I coined her wedding design (jokingly) as SEXY PUMPKIN! Somehow the phrase stuck and 15 months later....Justine and I both agree that her wedding was SEXY PUMPKIN and BEYOND!
We incorporated deep browns, merlots and reds..and accented with touches of matte gold. Add some crystal, candlelight and gorgeous textured linens...and we had one beautiful wedding design!

A big thanks to the amazing staff at the Westmount, especially Stephanie and Karen. Of course we have to give a huge kudos to Matt and his team at Atlas Florists, Tricia Catenaro for beautifying the bride, Santos for the reliable transportation, and Cloth Connection for the rentals.

And these amazing pics are courtesy of Vito at Jasmine Photo.

Justine and Steven....we loved working with you!!!! Hope you're having a great honeymoon!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Divina and Aaron- Prof pics are in!

Here are some professional pics from Divina and Aaron's wedding. A big thanks to Scott Bush at!

Wedding Planner Course with Jenny Orsini and Samantha Goldberg-
One Final class before the new year!
CAES 100 (Coordination and Event Specialist Seminar)

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Whose Wedding is it Anyway? It's a wrap!

We recently wrapped filming another WWIIA episode this week. This storyline is sure to please! When the network asked me for some "tv" worthy couples...I immediately thought of Divina and Aaron. They auditioned for the show and the network couldn't resist their spunk and outgoing personalities. There was some very light drama (trying to successfully orchestrate an interfaith ceremony with an MIA Cantor, a wedding planner trying to learn to dance the Hora at 7 months pregnant, etc.) but in true WWIIA fashion, everything worked out perfectly and Aaron and Divina had the wedding of their dreams! I can't tell you too much about the storyline...but I can say that everyone's hard work paid off and the bride was brought to tears when the room was revealed to her. Her tears became my tears...and it was just a fabulously emotional night!
Special thanks to all our amazing vendors...Seasons, Touch of Elegance Florist, Sounds to Go, Palermos Bakery, Michelle Loconte of I Do Hair and Makeup, Jackie Cantaneze of Facez Portfolio, and Scott Photography. I also want to extend a HUGE thank you to my girls (Monique and Demetra) for their hard work that day. And of course, I have to extend a great big thanks to the production team at True Entertainment/Style Network. You guys rocked!!!! We will be sure to post professional pics asap, but for now, please enjoy these shots. Divina and Aaron, congrats to you both...we love you!!!
Jenny and the PBW ladies
The happy couple with their family

Amazing cake from Palermos (Can't say too much, but books played a big role in theme)

Picture really does the design NO justice (prof pics will be posted soon) but colors were deep red, gold and burgundy. It was simply rich and divine...

The good looking couple

PBW ladies Demetra, Jenny and Monique

Jenny with Topher and Kristen (coolest sound guy and producer!)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Rebecca and Will: Autumn Fun...with a twist of Halloween!

PBW would like to extend a huge congratulations to our super fun couple, Rebecca and Will! The couple were married October 25th at St. Valentine's Church in Bloomfield. Melissa and Adhari were on hand to make sure all went fabulously.

Lots of quirky and fun touches made this wedding really unique. Along with a vibrant autumn palatte of reds, yellows and oranges, small hints of Halloween popped out...and rightfully so, with the candy filled holiday only a few days away, you couldn't deny the couples need for a fuzzy spider here and there!

Another unique touch was the specially brewed beer for Will and Rebecca, they took this element and made it so functional...they served as the guest placecards! Each guest was able to walk to their seat with a special wedding day brew! Made for a wonderful presentation and was fun..just like our couple!

The best part...the amazing antique cars used to transport the bride to church and the couple to the beautiful Mayfair Farms in West Orange...take a look at that great!

It was a fun filled night and we want to thank the staff at Mayfair Farms for all the help for set up. We especially would like to thank Scott Bush of Scott Photography ( for the fantastic pics!

Congratulations Rebecca and Will!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

PBW's Michelle and Jonathan are chosen to be featured in 201 Bride Magazine

If you're in the Bergen County, NJ area, then be sure to pick up the newest issue of the ever so posh magazine, 201 Bride, when it hits newstands this winter. PBW has yet another fabulously gorgeous wedding being featured in the issue. Bride and Groom Michelle and Jonathan were married last spring at the beautiful Westmount Country Club. No detail was overlooked...and the room was breathtaking. And the cake...well, all I can say is Sylvia NEVER disappoints! The full spread comes out soon, but here's a few teaser pics. Enjoy! And congrats to the newlyweds!

Location: Westmount Country Club

Photography: Tom Dibella

Stationery: Jar of Ideas

Florals: Atlas

Cake: Carlos Bakery
Linens: Cloth Connection

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Whose Wedding is it Anyway? New episode airing Tuesday November 11th!

For all our WWIIA fans, we've got a new episode airing on Tuesday November 11 at 10pm. We were extremely fortunate to get our hands on a copy of the show before it aired and it's hysterically entertaining! ....Just an fyi...the planners on the show don't actually see the show until it premiers. They watch it for the first time with the rest of the world!
This episode features Jenny and her adorable and fun loving clients Yezenia and Regina...(PBW's first lesbian couple AND the first to ever be featured on WWIIA.) Be sure to tune in as Jenny, who was 3.5 months pregnant during filming, tries to make Yezenia's and Regina's wedding dreams come true without being overcome by nausea, fatigue and all the other annoying pregnancy symptoms you can think of!

Tune in on November 11th to watch all the fun!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Fun Filled CAES Class!

On Friday October 24th Samantha Goldberg of Gold Events and I (Jenny Orsini of Pampered Bride Weddings) held another fun filled CAES (Coordination and Event Specialist) class. This session was held at the one and only Skylands Castle in Ringwood. Special thanks to the the staff at Skylands (Linda, you're the best!) and of course to Frungillo Caterers for the fabulous lunch and snacks!
This group was absolutely, without a doubt, filled with talent!
To our students (especially those of you traveled so far to be there) ladies rocked! Thanks for making it a great class! We look forward to having you join us in the field soon!
Next CAES class is scheduled for late winter 2009. Dates, location and registration info will be posted here in a few weeks. Be sure to check back in!


Monday, October 27, 2008

PBW and Autism Speaks...Walking for a Cure!

On Sunday October 26th, the ladies of PBW (along with clients, friends, family...and even pets) met at Nomahegan Park in Cranford to participate in a very important event....


Our team (The PBW All-Stars) exceeded our donation goal and raised close to $2000.00 to help fight autism!!!!

The turnout was spectacular... thousands of people came from all over the state to take part in this very important charity event. It was a huge help that the weather was absolutely PERFECT for a walk in the park!

A big thanks goes out to all of our sponsors. We appreciate all of your support and donations!

Let's make next year's walk an even bigger success! Way to go PBW!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Lots of great pics to share!!!

This wedding season has been uber busy for PBW...and as a result, we have not been as diligent as we'd hoped to be in the "posting amazing pics" category... but we're very sorry!!!...And promise to do better! But tonight is your lucky night! I'm burning the midnight oil and delivering on some awesome, long overdue pics! Some events are recent, others not so much, but all are gorgeous and fabulous and worthy of blogging!

Kim and Jared
(Press note: we're excited to announce this wedding will be featured in NJ Bride Magazine this Winter!!! Be sure to check out newstands in January)
Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club
Photography: CLB Photo
Florals: Touch of Elegance
Linens: Linenstock
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd
Stationery: Kreative Creations
Hair: Michelle Loconte, I DO Hair and Makeup
Makeup : Adhari Fullman, Gloss and Shadow

Marni and Aaron
(wedding will be featured in 201 Bride Magazine this winter!)
Florentine Gardens
Photography: Lorraine Patricia
Rentals: Cloth Connection
Florals: Laurelwood Designs
Stationery: Jar of Ideas Design

Paula and Mike
Bonnet Island
Photographer: Therese Marie Wagner
Florals: Touch of Elegance
Rentals: Party Rental LTD
Stationery: Kreative Creations and Cam Turner Designs

Heather and Wari

(Cool press fact...this super fun couple was on Whose Wedding is it Anyway? AND the wedding was so fabulous that it will be a featured in the next Knot NJ Magazine. We're quite happy! Check newstands this winter )

The Palace at Somerset
Photography by Rebecca
Florals: Touch of Elegance
Rentals: Party Rentals LTD
Stationery: Kreative Creations
Hair: I DO Hair and Makeup, Michelle Loconte
Makeup: Adhari Fullman, Gloss and Shadow

Mary and Jared
Photography: Josh Lynn
Wilshire Grand
Florals: Touch of Elegance
Rentals: Party Rental LTD
Lighiting: Infinity Studios
Stationery: Cam Turner Design