Monday, January 31, 2011

New Year's Eve...Sally and Harold's Big Night!

PBW was honored to be a part of this very special celebration....on the biggest party night of the year, it was hard not to be in wonderful spirits!

Sally and Harold sought out PBW to take the reigns and plan away...with a little over 40 days before the big day, Melissa had LOTS to arrange and orchestrate! Floral design, entertainment....many a vendor to well as acquisition of rentals to bring the sleek and "romantically sexy" vibe together that the bride and groom were wanting to set for their guests...did Melissa flinch? Not a chance! With the A list team of vendors we brought together for our couple...the only thing Sally and Harold had to do was say "I do..." (and "Happy New Year")!

Our couple chose the intimate Liberty Room of the uber fabulous Liberty House in Jersey City to hold both the ceremony and reception. With the city skyline lights in the background (on a beautifully clear evening--SCORE!), our couple exhanged vows in a ceremony filled with their individual traditions...a Japanese tea ceremony to represent Sally's culture and ending their ceremony with the jumping of the broom for Harold's family.

A swanky lounge greeted the guests for cocktail hour (and later turned into Party Central!) while we transformed the ceremony space from Romantic to Sleek and Sexy....uplights and lots of candles made the room truly glow...the perfect setting for the dinner reception.

Our couple was smiling from ear to ear when catching their first glimse of the room...exactly what they it was time to Party! And that is exactly what they did...along with every single one their 85 guests....dancing and good times galore...we couldn't have asked for a better evening for them!

Special thanks to Terra and the staff of The Liberty House...great working together, as always!

And to all the fantastic vendors that made the day one to remember:

Lighting and Floral Design: A Touch of Elegance

DJ: Magic Moments

Photography: Jeffrey Vock

Video: Joe Minella Cinematography
(a glimpse of their wedding is right on his homepage--check it out!)

Hair: Ashimoto

Makeup: Gloss and Shadow

Photo Booth: Party Booths

Officiant: Rev. Tony MacNaughton

Custom Runner: Original Runner Co.

Lounge Furniture: Jersey Street Furniture

Linens: Cloth Connection

Of course..we cannot forget the amazing Adhari for pulling double duty as Sally's makeup artist AND being a fab assistant to Melissa...way to work it out!

Such an amazing evening....all our best go out to you, Sally and Harold!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wish Upon a Wedding - NJ Chapter's Launch Party!

If you're a NJ bride or vendor, I'm sure you heard about last week's Wish Upon a Wedding NJ Chapter's launch party at Florentine Gardens! But if you haven't, allow me to tell you all about this fabulous event! The turnout was beyond amazing!!!! So many vendors and industry professionals and brides came out to support our chapter. A special thanks to all the vendors who volunteered their services. Your generosity was overwhelming! Here are some pictures of the evening captured by Josh Lynn. For more info on our organization please visit

The NJ WUAW Chapter BoardThe PBW Team

It's Award Season for the Wedding Industry!

While celebrities are getting all excited for the Golden Globes and Oscars, the wedding industry is celebrating awards like "Knot Best Of" and "Wedding Wire Bride's Choice." We are excited to announce that PBW has been awarded both honors for 2011! Special thanks to our talented team of vendors, our fabulous brides and of course, the editors and staff at and The Knot!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Year...New Fabulous Press!

2011 is gearing up to be the year of fabulous PBW press. This month alone we have three published weddings (NJ Bride, Inside Weddings and The Knot NY), a fun editorial piece in Brides NJ Magazine, numerous online media interviews, and a sweet spread in the Knot NJ magazine that covers the Knot NJ Vendor appreciation party we planned in September. As always, I have to thank my amazing team of coordinators and vendors for helping out and doing such a wonderful job! Here are just a few images from the recent press. Enjoy!

Ashley and Anthony's juicy tropical wedding- featured in NJ Bride. Special thanks to CLB Photography for the amazing images!

PBW planned the Knot NJ's annual vendor appreciation party in September. Special thanks to Photography by Rebecca for the amazing coverage!

PBW clients Shannon and Chris' Brooklyn wedding -as seen in the Knot NY magazine. Pics by Photography by Rebecca

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Historic Town meets NYC Style: Katie & Matt

On December 18th, PBW made a beautiful discovery as we assisted Katie on her big day...The Sleep Hollow Country Club in Tarrytown. An amazing site to drive up to, this stunning venue was the perfect setting for Katie and Matt's blissful day.

Katie sought the assistance of Adhari this past summer and needed all the fun details to be brought together. Katie is one of the producer's for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in we knew right away how focused and timely our bride was...Adhari was the perfect match!

The ceremony took place at the Historic Old Dutch Reform Church of Sleepy Hollow. Incredibly romantic...candlelight and the fresh aroma Christmas trees filled the beautiful! A sophisticated and classy design with beautiful red uplighting filled the Country Club and set the most festive of moods for the couple and their guests. And to top off the evening..fireworks! A fabulous surprise for our bride!

A special Thank You to Monique for being Adhari's right hand on wedding day!

Erin Kiernan for the gorgeous images!

Florals: Peter Rosolen

Band: Best Kept Secret

Pastor: Jeff Gargano

Tyler at The Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Katie and Matt we wish you all the happiness in the world! Thanks for letting in share in your most special day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wish Upon a Wedding - NJ Launch Party - It's Not Too Late to Register!

As you all know our chapter's launch party is scheduled for January 18th at the beautiful Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ. We are expecting a great turnout and have so many wonderful NJ vendors helping to make the party a huge success. If you're interested in attending, please go to and register! I look forward to seeing you there!

Time for an Outrageous Wedding Giveaway!

Pampered Bride Weddings, CLB Photography and Sounds To Go Djs are uber excited to announce our first NJ WEDDING GIVEAWAY! One lucky (and deserving) NJ couple will win over $20,000 in wedding services from some of the area's best vendors. We're talking free photography, music, florals, videography, day of coordination, hair and makeup...the works! If you or someone you know is a good candidate and deserves to win a fabulous wedding, be sure to go online and submit your story today! The winner will be chosen in April by our good friends at the Knot.

Just visit to enter!

Good luck!

Great New Press - Inside Weddings

We are so excited to announce that we have a wedding featured in the latest issue of Inside Weddings magazine. Vanessa and Patrick's wedding from March 2010 was held at the beautiful Venetian in Garfield, NJ. This event was beyond spectacular and it's a true honor to be included in the pages of such a beautiful and well respected magazine. Special thanks to Josh Lynn ( for capturing so many breathtaking images of the event. Be sure to pick up a copy today!

Dina and Matthew...Stunning Professional Pics!

Do you remember when we blogged the wedding of PBW couple Dina and Matthew a few months ago? We promised you images from one of our favorite photographers, Photography by Rebecca and... you go! We are always so blown away by Rebecca's work...and once again...she did not disappoint! Congrats again to Dina and Matthew!!!!

Professional Pics! Elyssa and Tom

We're so happy to share some professional images taken by Scott Bush ( of Elyssa and Tom's November 13th wedding at the Florentine Gardens. Special thanks to all the amazing vendors who did such a fabulous job on this event!


Scott Photography, A Touch of Elegance, Cam Turner Design, Elegant Ensembles, Original Runner Company, Party Rental Ltd, Cakes by Stef, Something Different Party Rental, Pink Comb Salon, and Creative Unlimited)