Thursday, May 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Birthday Party, Milestone Birthday, Milestone Events, Party Planning | author: By Roman Bienkiewicz,
Friday, April 29th, 2016 | Filed under: Outdoor Venue, Party Planning, Renewing Vows, Wedding Videography | author: By Rolf Shick,
For a 30th, 40th, 50th or other milestone birthday, friends and family will often plan a birthday party, perhaps a surprise birthday party for the guest of honor. A milestone birthday party may include just a handful of close family and friends, or it may be a larger-scale celebration with 100+ guests invited. Some families prefer a smaller gathering, and some see this milestone birthday as a great opportunity to gather their loved ones from near and far, which might not happen very often in our busy world.
Another trend is planning a series of parties, perhaps starting with a family-only brunch at a top NJ restaurant brunch, and then hosting a larger dinner in a spectacular NJ ballroom. Some families plan weekend birthday celebrations with multiple events planned.
Here are some of the top trends in milestone birthday parties:
Thursday, April 21st, 2016 | Filed under: Party Planning, Wedding Fun, wedding photo booth, wedding photography, wedding receptions | author: By James Levinsky,
Renewing your wedding vows is a milestone moment in your relationship, and cause for a wonderful celebration that gathers your family and friends for a happy occasion. It’s a time to celebrate your years of marriage – no matter how many years it’s been – and many couples who have renewed their wedding vows say that this meaningful celebration not only reaffirms their commitment to one another, it also serves as a wonderful example to the younger generations of what goes into a healthy and happy marriage.
Couples who renew their wedding vows very often plan their ceremony and reception to be very much like a wedding, with a ceremony held in their venue’s gardens and their reception held in their venue’s ballroom. From wedding gown to wedding flowers to wedding cake, this vow renewal may even be a bigger, more elaborate, more indulgent event than the couple’s original wedding. Some couples certainly see this as an opportunity for a wedding do-over, the chance to have the wedding of their dreams in one of the best wedding venues in NJ. They want to celebrate in grand style, treating their guests to a spectacular celebration.
Here are some of the top wedding vow renewal trends:
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 | Filed under: Wedding entrances, wedding ideas, Wedding Signs, Wedding Venues | author: By Paul Keenan,
Wedding and party guests love discovering a photo booth at a celebration, since this creates such wonderful opportunities for fun and guest interaction, plus fabulous photos from your event. Photo booths themselves have been around for a long time, but as with most things in the entertaining sphere, they have evolved into far more festive appearances, and innovations in technology have also given them new life.
Here are the top new trends in photo booths for weddings and parties:
Thursday, March 24th, 2016 | Filed under: Wedding approaches, wedding flowers, Wedding Signs, Wedding Venues | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau
Wedding décor trends for 2016 include entryway decorations, creating a great visual first impression when your guests arrive at your wedding venue. Walking through a dramatic doorway arched with flowers is a bit like walking through a portal, being transported to an exciting new location. And when your guests step through that entryway, the beauty and glamour of your wedding venue comes alive.
You’ve likely seen many wedding décor Pinterest pins and boards, and marveled at gorgeous doorways and floral arches creating doorways-of-sorts to outdoor wedding spaces, and these entry welcome spots are rising to the top of many wedding wishlists. The top NJ floral designers, top NJ wedding planners and lighting experts bring these entryway décor plans to life, adding extra Wow Factor to one of the first views your guests see on your big day.
Here are some of the top trending ways to decorate your wedding’s entryway:
Friday, March 18th, 2016 | Filed under: Parents and wedding planning, Wedding Day, wedding photography | author: By Roman Bienkiewicz,
You’ve chosen your wedding venue in part because it’s beautiful inside and out, gorgeously decorated, landscaped and lit to impress your every wedding guest from the moment they first arrive at your wedding location for your big day.
As stunning as the best wedding location may be, you may wish to add your own personal décor touches to the approach to your venue. Perhaps you’ve been inspired by wedding signs on Pinterest. Perhaps you attended a friend’s wedding where the venue’s driveway was illuminated with thousands of tiny lights for a magical effect. Your goal is to create a beautiful approach to where your wedding day begins, making a fantastic First Impression on all, and creating the most dazzling wedding photography opportunities.
First, before you fall in love with any wedding décor ideas for the outside of your NJ wedding venue, before you purchase any wedding decorations or book a special event lighting company, it’s very important to talk with your wedding venue manager beforehand to get permission for any venue décor items you have in mind.
Here are some of the top ways that you might wish to decorate the approach to your venue, with permission granted, of course:
Thursday, March 10th, 2016 | Filed under: Pre-wedding, Wedding Fun, wedding photography, Wedding Trends | author: By James Levinsky,
When you awake on your child’s wedding day, make the most of the hours before the ceremony gets underway, taking mindful steps to experience the start of this wonderful day. Too many wedding parents race through the early hours of the wedding day, and it all becomes a big blur when they look back on these precious hours. They missed the chance to turn this pre-wedding hours into something very special.
To help you make the most of your child’s wedding day, we’ve collected some ideas for starting it off well, with sentiment and savoring of your well-planned details:
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 | Filed under: Bridal party, Pre-wedding, Wedding Fun, wedding photography, Wedding Trends | author: By Rolf Shick,
Getting all of your men together in one place is cause for celebration these days, and when they’ve gathered to honor you on your wedding day, flying in from all corners of the earth to be here for you, you’ll surely want to make the most of your time together. In recent years, wedding couples have put more focus on spending time with their loved ones as a highest priority for their wedding day, and they’re creating ‘pockets’ of time to share with their bridal party members and best friends. The groom and his groomsmen find an excellent pocket of quality time to spend together is the hours before the wedding ceremony. Here are some top ways to make that time more special and memorable:
Thursday, February 25th, 2016 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Signs | author: By Paul Keenan,
The hours before your wedding ceremony are prime time for sharing special moments and making special memories with your bridesmaids, maid of honor, sisters, and moms. This the start of one of the most important days of your life, and you’ve gathered all of the women who are dearest to your heart to share it with you. Some may have traveled quite a distance to get to your NJ wedding, and some may have chosen to put off their vacations or other plans to spend their valuable days off with you. That’s how much they adore you, and you’ll surely feel great emotion and gratitude when your ladies arrive on your big day, beaming for your happiness.
So, fueled by gratitude for your best friends and sisters, claim a segment of time before you depart for your wedding ceremony location for creative and unique wedding ideas to share with your ladies. Here are some of our favorite ideas for pre-wedding moments between the bride and her ladies:
Thursday, February 18th, 2016 | Filed under: Wedding Dinner, wedding menu, Wedding Trends, Wedding Venue’s Chef | author: By James Levinsky,
Wedding signs add a personal touch to your NJ wedding, welcoming your guests to your big day, directing them to the events of your ceremony and reception, sharing your wedding menu and drink offerings, and – most importantly – adding your voice and your personalities to the day. Wedding signs have become a top wedding trend for 2016, and many couples design their wedding signs so that they can take them home from their wedding venue after the celebration to display them in their homes.
You’ve likely seen plenty of wedding signs on Pinterest, Instagram and on top wedding blogs, so you’re already inspired by some of the most cleverly-worded wedding signs, romantic wedding signs, and enticing signature drink signs. You can make these as wedding DIY projects, order them from talented Etsy wedding artists, or even borrow signs from your recently married friends as valuable wedding freebies. However you plan to acquire and display your wedding signs, we have some ideas on where and how to display them at your wedding:
When your guests arrive at their beautifully-appointed tables in your wedding ballroom, they’ll be delighted to see – in addition to the beautiful centerpieces and place settings you’ve chosen – wedding menu cards revealing the cuisine they’re about to enjoy. Among the top wedding trends of 2016 are gorgeously-styled wedding menu cards designed with as much artistry and style as wedding invitations.