Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wish Upon a Wedding - New Addition to our NJ Chapter

Please join me in welcoming the newest member of the NJ Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding! Marni Gold of Custom Creative Cardboxes has been appointed Marketing Chair and will be working along side Candice Benson and myself as we prepare to launch one of the organizations newest (and might I say...most fabulous!) chapters. Marni, a former PBW client, started her own cardbox company a few years back and her success has been nothing shy of amazing! Congrats to Marni for all of her accomplishments. We look forward to collaborating and making the chapter an overwhelming success!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sizzling Summer - Hot Press!

Stacey and Brian's September 12th wedding is featured in the most current issue of the Knot NJ Magazine. We loved working with this amazing couple! And we have to thank Laura and Paul of Laura Eaton photography for the insanely brilliant photography! The magazine hits newstands soon (but I was able to snag a copy from my girlfriends at the Knot) and I assure you it's a fabulous issue. So many beautiful featured weddings, informative articles and inspirational designs. I definitely recommend you pick up your copy soon!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hidden Treasure in Madison, NJ: Bella Bridesmaid

We had a great time yesterday visiting the adorable Bella Bridesmaid in Madison, NJ. Owners Meredith, Amanda, and Danielle greeted us and gave us a tour of their sophisticated store front and their wide variety of colors and collections of what's "haute" in bridesmaid fashions. Bella Bridesmaid is the definite place to go for a unique and personal boutique experience for brides and their bridesmaids.
2 Lincoln Place
Madison, NJ 07940
973.210.0967 phone
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The Pink Carpet Event: Happy 2nd Birthday Pink Comb!!!

Calling all Brides & Grooms!

Join PBW and friends as we help the amazing Michelle LoConte celebrate the Pink Comb's 2nd Anniversary on Wednesday, August 11th from 7-9pm at their Salon in Nutley, NJ.

Not only will this be a fabulous Pink event, but it will also be a perfect opportunity for brides and grooms to meet and greet some amazing vendors in the wedding industry.

We hope to see you there!

Summer Sophistication: Melissa and Kevin

Eighteen months of planning came together in perfect PBW fashion as our beautiful couple, Melissa and Kevin, became husband and wife on July 9th. Melissa met with the couple in early January of 2009...the color palatte was set and we loved it...Navy and butter yellow...a wonderful combo for summer! We worked with them to acquire a wonderful team of vendors to ensure their day was seamless.

The nuptual mass took place at the gorgeous Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair. Melissa was a vision in her Pronovias and makeup was perfect, thanks to Rosalie from Pink Comb Salon and the ever talented Evelyn Abanto. After exchanging vows, our beaming couple headed to the lovely grounds of Lambert Castle in Clifton for pictures with family and bridal party.

The beautiful ballroom of the Valley Regency in Clifton was the setting for what was to be a fantastic celebration for the new Mr. and Mrs. Melissa and the couple worked with the always fun Laurie of Laurelwood Design to bring in the fun pops of yellow in our design...with a touch of bling, of course! A combination of tall and low centers brought dimension to the room...and looked fabulous against the navy pintuck linens we brought in from our friends at Table Wraps! Topped off with fabulous blue lighting...guests were definitely WOW-ed!

There were wonderful special touches to this wedding. Our bride was amazingly hands on with DIY projects and crafted her invitations, programs, seating cards, table numbers and menus herself...we were so impressed with her creations as it really added a personal touch to the event!

Special thanks to Melissa and Monique for rocking it on wedding day and ensuring everything ran smoothly! Another big thanks to Danny and Staff at the Valley Regency..always a pleasure! To Jorge and Pete from Magic Moments that kept the dance floor packed--you rocked it out! And to the following team of vendors that made this day perfect...Awesome usual!

Hair: Rosalie of Pink Comb Salon in Nutley

Makeup: Evelyn Abanto

Photography and Video: Jasmine Photography
Floral Design: Laurelwood Design

Linens: Table Wraps

Transportation: Santos VIP

Entertainment and Lighting: Magic Moments

We are thrilled to have been a part of such a wonderful day...congratulations Melissa and wishes from all of us!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lisa & Matt: Black and White Elegance at the Westin Jersey City

On June 26, PBW was honored to work with Lisa & Matt at their beautiful summer wedding at the Westin Jersey City. PBW girls Aimee and Monique were on hand to ensure their day was smooth, flawless and fun! The sun was shining and the breeze was blowing as the bride and groom met by the water before their ceremony.

Back inside, the short and sweet ceremony took place with the couple surrounded by gorgeous snow-white floral arrangements and tons of candlelight. The beautiful decor carried seamlessly into the reception. Once inside the beautiful and spacious ballroom at the Westin, guests appreciated the tall centerpieces overflowing in white florals, dim lighting, and romantic candlelight. Our couple was immediately surrounded by friends and family, and the party began. The dance floor was packed all night!

Of course many, many thanks to the wonderful staff at the Westin Jersey City (Elizabeth & Eddie) for running a smooth operation and making us feel right at home!

Congratulations to Lisa & Matt! It was our pleasure working with you, your wedding was a blast!

Special thanks to Blackdog Photography for the beautiful images:

Ella at Limelight Floral Design

Westin Jersey City

Not Your Ordinary 4th of July

On Sunday, July 4th, there were fireworks like never before. Our clients Khadeen & Devale were married at Terrace on the Park in Corona, NY. The bride and groom had been working with Adhari for months to create an elegant unique affair with all the trimmings.

The wedding was 'uberfabulous' with a powerful color pallette of black, white, yellow, and red! Their South Beach inspired ceremony with whites and touches of yellow was followed by a bold reception of tall centerpieces of deep red blooms accented with red lighting, burgundy linens, and black napkin treatments adorned with feathers. Lisa Plociniak and her team from A Touch of Elegance truly outdid themselves with the reception decor.

The entire bridal party did a pre-ceremony photo shoot (a trend becoming quite popular in the wedding industry) where a vintage couch served as a prop amidst the greenery of Flushing Meadow Park. How incredibly HOT does this bridal party look? This couple wanted to ensure each guest was on the dance floor all night and had an experience of a lifetime. Around 9:30pm guests were able to view 3 sets of fireworks overlooking the New York City skyline including the renowned Macy's Firework Spectacular.

Congratulations Khadeen & Devale! We wish you both all the happiness in the world. Thank you for treating us like family and allowing us to make your event spectacular.

A super special THANK YOU to all of our vendors that collaborated to make this day successful and a special thanks to Josh of Josh Dwain Photography for providing these amazing sneak peek images!

Bruno & staff at Terrace on the Park

Lisa & staff of A Touch of Elegance

Ryan of Epic Motion Film

Josh of Josh Dwain Photography

Rosie at Cake Sparkle

Cardbox provided by Stella at For The Modern Bride

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wish Upon a Wedding - An Amazing Organization Opens its Doors in NJ!

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world's first non profit wedding wish granting organization. It provides weddings across America to individuals facing life threatening illness. What a fabulous cause!!!

I was recently asked to serve as Vice President for the organization's newest chapter: New Jersey!!!! I was honored and excited to say the least. I will be working along side the chapter's President, Candice Benson and the organization's executive leaders Sasha Souza and Liz Maudsley Guthrie. Over the next few months we will be filling the remaining Board positions and getting the wheels in motion to launch!

I encourage you to visit their website and learn more about this amazing organization. We welcome your support and encourage any comments or suggestions!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mandaps and Baraats and Bling, Oh My! Aditi and Mick get Married!

Congratulations to Aditi and Mick...a wonderfully fun couple that reached out PBW to help organize and coordinate their wedding day on July 3rd. Melissa took the reigns for the day, with Monique and intern Alicia assisting (thanks ladies, you were terrific!)

It was a great day...starting off early with a fantastic Baraat procession for our groom Mick..complete with a beautiful white horse to carry him into the plaza of the Hyatt in Morristown, NJ. Watching from her suite, our bride Aditi was getting adorned from head to toe in a gorgeous red jeweled sari...breathtaking!

Elegant Affairs in Fairfield provided the absolutely gorgeous Mandap...six pillars, with orange, rust and red fabric draped throughout. Aditi was emotional for her walk to her groom...we love that!

After the ceremony and lunch...the bride and groom took time to totally change their attire and got ready for a colorful celebration! Their reception room was a modern take on the traditional Indian reception...beautiful linens, chic low centerpieces and a stage area with a couch and hookahs!
Thanks to Ashley Cozza and the staff at Hyatt Morristown...great guys were so great!

Melissa, Monique and Alicia had a wonderful time with Aditi and Mick and their wonderful family...thank you for making us feel so was a great time! Cheers to you both...enjoy your honeymoon in Maui!

Friday, July 9, 2010

So Many Brides...So Little Time!

Sorry for the lack of blogs...but we've been extremely busy! We've had some amazing weddings over the past couple of we're just waiting on professional images to share with you! But in the interim I MUST at least offer our congratulations to our recent brides!!!! Here's wishing Jen, Lisa, Aditi, Khadeen (and today's bride Melissa) all the best!!! We loved having you as PBW brides and promise to get your blogs up ASAP!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ashley and Anthony - All You Need Is Love

On Saturday June 26, our uber "juicy" clients Ashley and Anthony exchanged vows and celebrated in style at the gorgeous Palace at Somerset Park. The day was bitter sweet. We had been working with the fun and outgoing couple for over two years. We were so excited for the big day...but naturally it was sad to see it all end! :(

The wedding was fabulous. Here are some pics I took. Professional images from will be available soon!

The design was all about tropical elegance...with breathtaking accents like palm trees, live fish, bright colors and bamboo accents. Another important design detail was our kissing parrots! This was such a fun and whimsical detail that we used on our custom wedding cake, aisle runner, and stationery.

We also incorporated the music of the Beatles (the couple's favorite) into the design. Tables were named after Beatles' songs and the ceremony music included live musicians and singers chanting popular Beatles' ballads. It was just so unique and memorable.

Guests were blown away by the beautiful centerpieces, lush linens, dramatic room lighting and amazing entertainment.

Special thanks to all our fabulous vendors who played such an integral role making this wedding a beautiful success!

Alex, Alan and the entire staff at Palace Somerset Park

Lisa at A Touch of Elegance - floral design

David Silver and Rhythm Shop - music/entertainment

CLB Photography

Rob Adams - Videography

Jar of Ideas - Stationery

Table Wraps - linens

Infinity Studios - lighting

Screaming Queens- strolling table
Pink Cake Box - Wedding Cake

Pink Comb Salon - hair
Makeup Artistry - makeup
Custom Creative Cardboxes

Original Runner Company

Lisa's Candy Buffet

Something Different Party Rental - plates and chargers

I have to also thank my amazing team that day...Jen, Taia, Katelyn and Leah were UNBELIEVABLY invaluable!!!! You ladies rocked it out!!!! I was personally feeling under the weather that day, I was responsible for executing my client's dream wedding AND I was nervous because I was the OFFICIANT too!!!! (that's right...I actually married the couple! I have to was quite the honor!) So...needless to say, my team was a huge support and I couldn't have made it through the day without them.

And my amazing couple Ashley and Anthony (who are still enjoying a well deserved honeymoon)...Thank you for giving me so much design inspiration. Thank you for letting me do my job without restraints. And most importantly...thanks for being not only fabulous clients...but truly amazing friends! love ya!!!!!!