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


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Clean Up in Aisle Seven!!!!

Well I thought I'd seen it all, but then my good friends at CLB Photography sent me this awesome picture of our clients Ashley and Anthony.

This couple fell in love at Costco...that's right, a love match was made at the giant savings superstore! So when they were pondering where to take their engagement pics, a light bulb just went off! There was no place more appropriate to have these pics snapped than throughout the massive aisles of the one and only Costco!

Ashley and Anthony...we love working with you guys! And if this picture is any indication of how much fun the next year and a half of planning will be, well then we are beyond excited to work with you!!!! :)
For more pics, be sure to check out CLB Photography Engagement Photos

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wedding Planner Course with Jenny Orsini and Samantha Goldberg - just a few days left to register!

Have you been told that you should be a wedding planner? Want to learn from some of the best? Then this is the class for you. Credited courses are good, but do not give you the hands on experience that you will need after the class is completed. Do you want to learn how to get into the industry the right way? Are you a bride who just got married and now consider yourself a professional planner? Let us teach you the right way to get started. Don't try to mimic what you see on tv, you need to work with your own ideas. Let us help you!

NEXT CLASS IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 24TH IN RINGWOOD, NJ AT THE BEAUTIFUL SKYLANDS CASTLE. The class will entail how to get into the business, stay organized, how to market yourself, networking and how to find your special niche. We will also cover how to close each client and make your programs stand out! We will supply you with the proper tools to get started. The class will be a one day seminar AND EACH STUDENT WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHADOW JENNY OR SAMANTHA IN THE FIELD. Lunch will also be included. The course is $850 and will run approximately 6 hours. For pricing, registration info and testimonials from former students, please send inquiries to
Registration closes Wednesday of next week, so be sure to register soon!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Spend My Life With You - Leticia and Rodney

On Friday, October 10th, The "A" Team better known as Adhari & Aimee coordinated an intimate evening wedding for Leticia & Rodney. With bright autumnal hues of corals, reds, and browns this trendy couple went for simplistic elegance at the stunning Stirling Ridge.

With a ceremony backdrop of the Watchung mountains and candles aglow, this couple donned their vows in style surrounded by 100 of their closest family and friends.

We were honored to work with Scott Photography
for capturing memorable moments and Linda & Team of Rose Petals & Lace. The floral arrangements were gorgeous!

Congratulations Leticia & Rodney !!!

Mary and Jared Say " I Do"

Another PBW couple down the aisle!

Mary and Jared tied the knot on Sunday at the bride's family church in Nutley and followed it with a gorgeous reception at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange.

The bride's vision was one of uniqueness, richness and romance. We were able to mix reds, burgundies and deep purples with to create a stunning room. Flowers were exotic but still so romantic. Special thanks to Lisa and her team at Touch of Elegance for all their hard work...the centerpieces were breathtaking!!!

Thanks to Infiniti Entertainment for the amazing room lighting, Josh Lynn Photography, (professional pics to come soon!)Krystle Clear for video, Cam Turner for wedding day stationery, NJ Limo bus for transportation and Chuck Russo for entertainment.

A truly heartfelt congratulations goes out to the sweet newlyweds. We so enjoyed working with you...and it was an honor to be part of your fabulous and special day!

Love Jenny and the PBW team :)

The doctor is in...and she's married!: Lauren and Chris

This past weekend marked the end of a very long working relationship. On October, 11, one of our favorite couples, Lauren and Chris, said their I do's and celebrated in style!!

Lauren, a full time medical student, knew she wanted a beautiful, classic and elegant wedding...but she also knew her time was limited! We were excited from the moment we signed the couple...because we knew their love was everlasting! We also knew that this was a great opportunity to incorporate some not so typical autumnal color schemes and create a unique and inspiring wedding design! We're so happy to say that our mission was accomplished and the couple's vision was brought to life..and they loved it!!!

Special thanks go out to The Brownstone in Patterson for the amazing reception and delicious food, Vito at Jasmine Photography for the fantastic pics ( , Jason Craig Orchestras for reception music, Laurie and staff at Laurelwood Designs for the florals and linens, and Allison from The Satin Bow ( for all of the beautiful stationery.

Everyone did a fabulous job!

Lauren and Chris...we miss you already...but thanks for a great year...and we wish you all the best!!!!

Jennifer and Frank: Romantic Elegance

A big congrats to Jennifer and Frank! The newlyweds tied the knot on October 4th at St Mark's Church in Sea Girt.

The celebration continued with an elegant bash at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, NJ. The bride used subtle hues of pink and blush with accents of white and champagne...and the end result was pure romantic elegance! Special thanks to everyone at the Molly Pitcher, Josh Lynn Photography, Elegant Ensembles for music, Rob Adams Productions for Video , Bob at Visions for the lighting, and the lovely ladies of Rose Petals and Lace for the gorgeous florals.

We wish the happy couple the best of luck!

Kari and Chris

We were sad to lose another wonderful client last weekend :(

Kari and Chris were married on October 3rd at the beautifiul and rustic Bretton Woods mansion in Morris Plains, NJ.

The couple chose a black and red color scheme with subtle touches of autumnal oranges and yellows. The ceremony was held outdoors on this perfectly crisp fall day. Everyone involved did a wonderful job!!! And we'd love to give a special shout out to Cam Turner for the beautiful wedding day stationery!

Congrats to the newlyweds!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nothing but LOVE: Krystal and Max

After many months of planning their dream fall wedding, Krystal and Max took center stage October 5th to exchange their vows and celebrate their love to the fullest! Even with the raindrops outside.. it had no effect on the extreme joy Krystal was feeling from the moment she woke up. We kid you not...there were shrieks of excitement from our bride every 5 really set the tone for an amazing day at the Woodbury Country Club in Woodbury, New York.

PBW's own Melissa and the lovely couple worked together for over a year to create a sophisticated fall design with a truffle, champagne and copper color scheme. The couple wanted a room that exuded romance and warmth...and they got it, hands down! Planning this event was a true Krystal knew exactly what she was looking for in all aspects in design.

High and Low centerpieces gave the room dimension...with lots of cymbidium orchids, vanda (for that pop of color) and, in true fall fashion...branches! Thanks so much to Richie and the staff at Elegant Events by James Cress for the wonderful work you did! The use of branches translated right through to all of their wedding stationery, which was beautifully designed by the fabulous Jen Reierson of Jar of Ideas Design ( . To enhance the tables and complete our look, we turned to Table Wraps in Jericho, NY to provide us with a fabulous copper pintuck linen...thanks so much! ( And all the fabulous photography comes from the great Vito Kwan of Jasmine Photography ( -you've done it again Vito-great job!

Our room reveal was fantastic...Krystal and Max were blown away with the decor! And yes...we got more shrieks from Krystal...that's all we needed! It was time to celebrate...and they certainly did! The music was AMAZING...all thanks to Jerry and his staff at Latin Brothers Entertainment ( The dancefloor was never empty--awesome job guys!

Thanks so much to Carolyn, Francia, Jeffrey and the entire staff at Woodbury for their help throughout the planning and day of...truly a pleasure! And we cannot go without thank our wonderful Adhari for all of her assistance and being a great carpool buddy to Melissa!

Wishing you all the best in life, Krystal and Max!

Classic Elegance: Cassie and Brian

Fall has been quite the busy season for PBW. This past weekend had PBW all over NJ! On October 4th, Adhari & Aimee headed to Skillman, NJ as Cassie & Brian finally exchanged their vows.

The newlyweds kicked their wedding day off with a sweet reveal at Brian’s alma mater, Princeton University . The look on Brian’s face as he turned around and saw his bride was romantic and endearing. He could not keep his eyes off of her!

Cassie and Brian wanted a sophisticated, yet fun, wedding, with lots of classic elements like the assorted black satin gowns adorned by her bridesmaids, and the fun lime green ties worn by Brian’s groomsmen.

Photographer Louis Schroder ( captured some AMAZING moments of the couple on the green, with fellow Princeton alumnae and intimate moments of the two enjoying their well deserved dream wedding.

Following the ceremony the couple invited their guests back to the gorgeous Cherry Valley Country Club ( where guests partied the night away as the sun set.

Many thanks to Marybeth from Cherry Valley Country Club, it was such a pleasure working with you!

There are still 3 more weddings to showcase from this past weekend...bear with us, there's lots to share!