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Jersey Shore Brides



Choosing a location is probably the MOST important decision of the entire wedding planning process. It sets the tone for the entire event, décor, fashion and even the food. A country farm wedding is going to be different than a              wedding in an upscale venue in almost EVERY SINGLE WAY.

I ask my Brides what kind of experience do they want to have …. as well as their guests ?
Will it be casual and fun ?
Will it be a sophisticated-elegant-once-in-a-lifetime-event ?
Or, will it be something in between ?

Once the decision is made, it’s off to find the perfect venue.

This weekend we coordinated a FABULOUS wedding at Clarks Landing in Point Pleasant, NJ. I could go on and on about how amazing this venue is.
The waterfront property is stunning from daylight to evening and sunsets are incredible through panoramic windows in the ballroom.
The staff is attentive, detail oriented, and incredible to work with.
Deliciously lavish food choices are everywhere you turn and guests are happy and the dance floor, packed.

It’s a ONE-EVENT location, so the entire venue is only focused on making your day…. perfect.

If you’re getting married, give us a call.
We can help you plan your wedding or just help coordinate “THE DAY OF” your wedding.
(…….and anything in between ☺ ).

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Cocktail or Sit Down Reception?

It’s wedding season! Time for dress and tux fittings, photographer bookings, flower shopping and more. One of the most stressful parts is choosing your wedding “style.” The newest trend that a lot of Brides are going for is the cocktail reception. I have been a part of both a cocktail reception and a sit-down dinner reception. There are pros and cons and dos and don’ts to both just like anything in life. In Monmouth and Ocean County there are plenty of venues that offer both. If you’re looking for a more formal setting definitely go with a sit down dinner. Cocktail receptions are more laid back with guests choosing where and if they sit and hor d’oeuvres are passed throughout the night. Cocktail receptions can be great for people who want that laid back feeling where people have more opportunity to socialize. Buffets play a big part in cocktail receptions as well so if you prefer your guests being up more often then go with a cocktail reception. Sit down dinners keep the guests more confined to their tables and could mean a little less socializing. Just be aware if you have older guests, they may be put off by a cocktail reception (it is out of the norm for them) so be sure they have seating. As for entertainment, a great DJ or band can make or break the wedding. A good DJ or MC can get a crowd going and dancing up a storm. A band could do the same so make sure when picking your entertainment a lot of research is done! Ask for references and look up reviews. A lot of time is spent at weddings dancing and you want your guests dancing to great music, it totally sets the mood of the night (Or day) I personally have worked with many DJ’s and one of the best I have worked with is Elite entertainment. So do your research and keep in mind your guests as well when planning. Happy Planning!!!


Don’t forget about the all important Body Parts!!!

What about how we look in those photos we just invested so much money in?


So as we all know getting married takes a lot of planning and budgeting and depending on how elaborate we want our Wedding to be it can be extremely expensive.


With that being said…we put all this time and money into picking the right Venue, DJ or Band, Photographer, Florist “Wedding Planner” Etc what about investing in ourselves?


We need to look fantastic in those photos that we invested in, not just with the beautiful dress, hair and makeup but our whole selves.


Imagine yourself in your dream dress your hair and makeup perfect your beautiful smile but when you see your completed photos you wished your arms were a little more sculpted and your shoulders had that sexy little cap definition to them or whatever the little nit picking you may do to yourself.


Do your self a favor and check yourself out when you try on your dress. know what you want that dress to look like. What you want your arms, shoulders, chest and back to look like in it.

If you try it on and you are happy with all of you… FANTASTIC!


However, if your not do something about it and get happy with all of you. Consider a personal trainer four to six months before your wedding. A personal trainer will work on the body parts you are not happy with and get you the results you want. Find the right trainer for you. They are definitely worth the investment.

Price out a few personal trainers in your area and schedule some free consultations. Make sure the one you decide to go with you are comfortable with because they are going to work you, that’s their job. If you’re in the Monmouth County area I recommend “Body By Irene”. She will listen to what it is you expect and want from her and she will work with you to achieve the results you want.

“Popular wedding palettes, find the color that matches your personality!”

1. Fairytale/Magical mood- Go with a sugar plum purple, lavish lavender, pure winter white, or a blissful burgundy.
  2. Sweet/Simple sensibility- Go with a soft pink, heather grey, ocean teal, or a dusk blue. 
  3. Treasured/Timeless traits- Go with metallics, a bronzed copper, champagne gold, sparkling silver, or an iridescent multi- faceted white. 
   4. Happy/Holistic hues- Go with a magnetic magenta, sunshine yellow, vibrant violet purple, or a bright nature green. 
   5. Love- struck symptoms- Go with a rose petal pink, blush beige, soft peach, or a calm coral.