Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Helpful Article on Marriage.com

I recently had the pleasure of working with the editors of Marriage.com on an article about wedding and budgeting. Hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a moment and wish all our blog readers a very happy Thanksgiving! We have some great weddings coming up in December and will be sure to blog all their fabulous details soon!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Amazing Professional Pics!

I love it when photographers rock it out (and call me and my team "chicks!") Be sure to visit John Arcara's blog to see the amazing images he recently captured at PBW clients' Kelly and Tom's Asbury Park wedding! Words simply can't describe it...just fabulous photography. Thanks John!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Congratulations to Kristen and Juan!!!

PBW clients Kristen and Juan were married on Saturday and enjoyed a gorgeous reception at the Heldrich. PBW ladies Angela and Rose were on hand to ensure the day went flawlessly! The weather was perfect and the reception room looked fabulous! We hope to post professional pics soon...(but you can check out some great images at www.lafflerphotography.com/blog. Special thanks to A Touch of Elegance for the breathtaking centerpieces and Cloth Connection for the linens. Wishing the adorable couple all the best!!!!

Elyssa and Tom - Purple Elegance at Florentine Gardens!

It is with great pleasure that I'm finally able to congratulate PBW clients Elyssa and Tom on their wedding! We have been working with this sweet couple for two whole years! I have enjoyed every single minute of it...and as usual, it was bitter sweet to see all our hard work come to fruition this past Saturday night. This Delaware couple came to us for help planning their entire wedding. We booked all their major vendors and then started the design process. We ultimately decided on a color palette of light green and deep purple with gold accents. By incorporating Tuscan style seating, lush linens, unique floral arrangements and couture stationery, we were able to deliver to our couple the wedding of their dreams! It was a fabulous and flawless evening! And I MUST give a huge shout out to my right hand girl Melissa for all her hard work that nightA special thanks to everyone who helped make the event so spectacular!

Denise and her staff at Florentine Gardens, A Touch of Elegance for the gorgeous florals, Sal Travis Entertainment and Elegant Ensembles for the entertainment, Cam Turner Designs for stationery, Creative Unlimited Videography, Scott Bush Photography, Something Different Party Rentals, Table Wraps for linens, Cakes by Stef, Pink Comb Salon for hair and makeup, and The Original Runner Company for the stunning aisle runner.

Congratulations to this absolutely amazing couple. We wish them years of happiness!!!!

P.S. I promised I'd give a shout out to Bern and Nicole..(huge WWIIA fans who were at the wedding) Hi Ladies..it was such a pleasure to meet you!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pics are in: Shannon and Aaron's Fall Engagement Shoot!

Though 2012 seems so far way...it will be here before you know it!

The newest couple to join the PBW family, Shannon and Aaron will be kicking off 2012 with a sophisticated and uber stylish winter wedding at the Addison Park in central NJ. With design concepts and color palattes swirling in her head, Melissa is too excited to get the party started with this adorable couple!

The couple snatched up the talented Josh Lynn right away and got moving with a late October engagement shoot in Spring Lake..the location of their January nuptuals. We love all the shots, Josh!

Looking forward to lots of fun in the coming months, Shannon and Aaron..it's going to be a blast!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Congratulations to Anisa and Kevin!

After two long years of planning and designing, PBW clients Anisa and Kevin tied the knot in pure style!!! It's always bitter sweet when we finally execute a flawless event...sweet because there's no better feeling in the world than seeing years of hard work come to fruition...bitter because you no longer get to work with such wonderful clients! As you can see from these gorgeous pictures by Josh Lynn, the wedding was autumnal, colorful and elegant!

Special thanks to all the amazing vendors who helped make the day so perfect!

Park Avenue Club (venue), A Touch of Elegance (florals), Elite Sound (entertainment and lighting), Elle Ette (stationery), Party Rental Ltd (linens), Something Different Party Rental (rentals), Krystle Clear (video), Lisa's Candy Buffet (dessert/candy).

I have to thank Anisa and Kevin for two fabulous years of working together...it was such a pleasure!!! I wish the couple years of wedded bliss!!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Classic Elegance, with a twist: Lindsey and Jonathan

We are so excited to share some wonderful images of PBW couple Lindsey and Jonathan's October 16th wedding! Shout out to Chris and Suzanne at CLB Photography for the fantastic shots!

Melissa began working with this special couple early in 2009...the wedding day seemed so far away, but they went ahead and hit the ground running, securing all the fabulous vendors to set the day up for success! Lindsey and Jonathan wanted to celebrate in style...keeping with the traditions of classic elegance, BUT were looking something other than the "cookie cutter" image of the term.

Over the coming months, Melissa worked with the couple to create a classy, yet modern palatte of pewter and black, with touches of deep pinks, merlots and greens. The gorgeous floral design by A Touch of Elegance was brought together with lighting and rentals that included beautiful pintuck linens from Table Wraps and black chiavari reception chairs by Party Rental Ltd.

The backdrop to this event was the ballroom of the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit...and we have to say, it was an amazing transformation that made all of Lindsey and Jonathan's guests say "WOW!" . 21 months of working together made this day bittersweet for Melissa...but it was all worth it the moment our couple saw their room for the first time!

It was a truly memorable celebration and we thank Lindsey, Jonathan, and their adorable daughter Abigail for allowing us to take this wonderful journey with them!

And now...a huge shout out to the A-Team of professionals that made this day great!

Make-Up and Hair: Tricia Catenaro and Ten Hair and Makeup www.tenhairandmakeup.com
Transportation: Santos VIP Limo

Photography: CLB Photography (www.clbphoto.com)

Floral Design: A Touch of Elegance (www.njweddingflorist.com)

Linen Rentals : Table Wraps (www.tablewraps.com)

Chairs: Party Rental Ltd.
Stationery: Cam Turner Design (www.camturnerdesign.com)

Entertainment: Sam Hill Entertainment- Only in America Band

Shuttle: Coach USA

And a very special thanks to our own Erika for being Melissa's right hand and rocking it out!

Cheers to you, Lindsey and Jonathan...we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!