Monday, September 28, 2009

Congratulations to Amy and Chris!!!!

We want to offer our congratulations to another one of our recently married couples. Amy and Chris were such a pleasure to work with! The couple tied the knot earlier this month at the beautiful and rustic Stone House at Stirling Ridge. Special thanks to all the great vendors who helped make the day amazing! Special thanks to Courissa and the hard working team at Stirling Ridge.

Here's to the newlyweds!!!!

Sara and Jerwin - Wedding at West Point

I know I've said this like a thousand times this year...but I can't help it!!!! I simply adored working with this amazing military couple! Sara and Jerwin exchanged vows this past weekend on the beautiful West Point military campus. Their ceremony was in the Cadet Chapel and the reception followed at Highlands Country Club. We have such a deep admiration and respect for our service men and women. So when the couple contacted us from Iraq last year and asked us to help them plan and design their wedding we JUMPED at the opportunity! Guests flew in from all over the country to celebrate the day with Sara and Jerwin. Throughout the planning process the couple has served in Korea, Iraq and various areas in the Middle East. Communication was at times, very difficult, to say the least. But we managed to orchestrate a beautiful event for this outstanding and upstanding couple. Special thanks to our amazing vendors...Touch of Elegance, Infinity Entertainment, Jasmine Photography, Cam Turner Design, and Jeanine Mangan. Professional pics will be posted soon.

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Sara and Jerwin...we proudly salute you and we were honored to be part of your wedding. Congrats!!!!!

Love Jenny and the PBW Team

Monday, September 21, 2009

Back by Popular Demand - Wedding and Event Planning 101 - Fall Session!

To all future event/wedding planners!!!! Don't forget to sign up for my Fall 2009 Wedding and Event Planning 101 Session. The class is scheduled for Sunday November 8, 2009, from 10am to 4pm. Space is limited so please register early. This class is for budding wedding and event planners who are looking for the real truth about how to break into the business. We will also discuss sales tactics, do's and don'ts of the industry, dealing with vendors, networking, how to make tough client situation work, branding..and much, much more. Attendees will hear from an award winning floral designer and photographer, lunch will be served, and useful event planning forms/tools will be given out. Investment is only $425. Classes are small so I definitely encourage you to sign up early!!! If you're interested, please email me directly at

Thanks....and hope to see you on November 8th.

Jenny Orsini

Support a worthy cause!

Our friend Anne Heap of Pink Cake Box in Denville reached out to us recently to inform us about their annual charity raffle. It supports a wonderful cause and we'd love to share the details with our wonderful followers!

Pink Cake Box's charity raffle will raise money for the American Cancer Society. As part of fundraising effort, they are holding a raffle with the following prizes:

1st Prize - Free cake (any occasion) valued up to $500
2nd Prize - 1 Dozen free cupcakes
3rd Prize - 10% off next order of more than $300

All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. As a team,they've raised over $1000 so far, but hope to exceed that amount this year.

More information about the raffle is available at:

Raffle tickets can be purchased online at:

Help us support Pink Cake Box's efforts! Donate today!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stacey and Brian...A Beautiful Black and White Affair

This past weekend Melissa, Aimee and I had the pleasure of working with Stacey and Brian. The fun loving couple exchanged vows at St. Peter and Paul in Hoboken and then partied it up in style at the one and only Liberty House in Jersey City. The color scheme: black and white. The design: over the top elegance accented by gorgeous florals with touches of bling and shimmery linens that brought it all together. I have to thank Laura and Paul from for the amazing photography! And of didn't hurt that our bride was stunning!!!!

A BIG thank you to everyone else who helped make the day perfect....

Terra and her hardworking staff from the Liberty House
Floral Designs by Cindy for the breathtaking arrangements
Jen at Jar of Ideas for the elegant stationery
Table Wraps - linens
Party Rental Ltd - rentals
Generation events-Entertainment
Signature Events - DJ
Blue Studio - Video
Signature Event Rentals: lounge furniture

We hope Stacey and Brian are enjoying their honeymoon! All of us PBW wish the newlyweds nothing but the best!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jenny and Adam...Vintage Glam at the Short Hills Hilton

Here is another extreme case of me DREADING the fact that a wedding is over!!!!! I absolutely adored working with Jenny and Adam. What an amazing couple! Jenny and her mother Ann hired PBW just a few months ago. The them design a one of a kind drop dead fabulous vintage glam wedding.
On September 5th the couple exchanged vows at Holy Spirit in Union and then celebrated in style at the Short Hills Hilton.
The design....a color palatte of ivories, whites, gold, black and a touch of fuschia. The style...elegant, with a touch of 1940's glam. Everything from the linens, to the stationery, to the hundreds of strands of pearls and crystals, to the flowers, to the over the top cake.... were all custom creations and designed especially for this fun and stylish couple.
I have to thank all the amazing vendors who helped make this event spectacular!

Floral design: Lisa and her team from Touch of Elegance
Linens: Table Wraps
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd and Signature Event Rentals
Stationery: Cam Turner
Entertainment: Respekt
Church music: Claremont Strings
Photography: Di Bezi Photography (check out some of their pics above, just a fabulous style! (PLEASE NOTE...THEIR PICS HAVE THE DI BEZI LOGO IN THE BOTTOM CORNER. ALL OTHER PICS WERE TAKEN BY PBW STAFF)
Lighting: Eventlights
Cake: Carlo's Bakery (another fab cake Buddy!)
Beauty: La Sorella Bridal (Mandy you rock!)
Reception: Short Hills Hilton (big thanks to Mary Vale!!!)

All of us at PBW are going to miss working with this family...but we were truly honored to be part of Jen and Adam's beautiful wedding! We wish the happy couple nothing but love and years of wedded bliss!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


We know how you love your bridal magazines! SO DO WE!!!! It's one of my personal guilty pleasures, that's for sure....

I especially love BRIDES Magazine...just always chock full of fresh ideas and killer fashions! Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a new piece by the fabulous Kim Forrest from Brides NJ Magazine. The article (found in the Fall/Winter 09 issue) is about the art of negotiation when it comes to wedding planning. In this economy, brides have to try every method in order to stretch their wedding dollars. The article features some great tips from wedding professionals in the area.

I definitely recommend picking up a copy!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Combs For A Cure! Helping Raise Research Dollars For Breast Cancer

Once Again, Pink Comb Salon (owned and operated by our favorite wedding hair stylist Michelle LoConte) is holding their annual “Combs For A Cure.” The event will be Sunday, October 11 from 12-4 at the salon in Nutley New Jersey. Pink Comb is working together with the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, Brides Against Breast Cancer and the Pink Envelope Project which all work together to fulfill dreams for metastatic breast cancer patients. We need your help!

They will be “raffling off” donations made by EVERYONE. They hope to get some press as well! Each donation will have a bowl next to it where attendants can “purchase” a ticket and try to “win” a price. All of the monies will go directly to the organization. Last year, they raised $1,287.00! Donations can be a gift certificate, a product, handmade jewelry, wedding related service, an arrangement of sorts, etc. etc. etc. any donation is graciously accepted! You do not need to be at the event in order to make the donation. They will take care of everything. They only ask that donations are made by October 4, 2009. Donations can be dropped off at the Salon in Nutley, NJ or they will be happy to come and pick them up.

For info on last year's event, just visit this link

PBW is happy to donate a 2 hour wedding planning session to one lucky bride to be! So please be sure to check out their site and make any donations you can! Let's all join in the fight against Breast Cancer!