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Creative Escort Card Ideas

Posted by Sarah PeaseFeb 24, 2015

We love to get creative with our escort card ideas! Here are just a few that we’ve done recently that have been huge hits.

Left to Right and Top to Bottom: Sharone and Elan had giant flower-filled walls by The Arrangement with hanging ribbon to display their table assignments. Anca and Nate opted for a sophisticated yet simple floral display by Rountree Flowers of single blooms in crystal vases and delicate cards. Alena and Andrew embraced the tropics with drink flags in hibiscus-infused margaritas at the start of cocktail hour. Sabrina and Matt’s farm-to-table wedding was complete with mixed metal farm figurines connected with magnets to hold each card in a standing position. Abbie and Joon’s library-inspired wedding featured wooden bookcases perfectly styled to hold their calligraphed books indicating the seating assignments. Heather & Chris’s guests went nuts for rectangular boxes of M&M’s (her favorite candy) displayed in a color-blocking style while Carolyn & Matt gave a nod to the antique bank atmosphere by doing a key and a vintaged tag. Finally, Petra & Chris kicked off the festivities in a genuinely Mexican fashion with Don Julio mini tequilas.

Creative Escort Card Ideas

 

Photos courtesy of: Rossa Cole Photography, Jennifer Davis Photography, Elizabeth Medina Photography, Daniel J Photography, Brian Dorsey Photography, Kelly Guenther Photography, Craig Warga Photography.

The Proposal Planner: Iain & Jane

Posted by Sarah PeaseFeb 20, 2015

Iain and Jane’s proposal took place on a breezy autumn afternoon in Manhattan. The couple flew in from the UK on what Jane thought was just another (amazing) vacation. Little did she know, Iain had plans to make the trip their most memorable one ever! That day, the couple was scheduled to tour the parks of NYC. The final stop was to be Bryant Park where the couple had plans to get dinner after their long day of touring. Full disclosure: Iain’s last name is also “Bryant” and he planned to use the park to his full advantage! When the couple arrived, our team was already covertly in place, posing as the maitre d’, ready to whisk the couple up to the rooftop of the Bryant Park Grill where Jane would get a “better view” of the park. As the couple made their way to the edge of the rooftop, Jane looked down to see an enormous banner that read “Jane, Please become a Bryant. Will you marry me?”. A band, that had been posing at restaurant, patrons, rose and began to sing the couple’s special song as Iain got down on one knee to pop the question. Needless to say, the bride-to-be accepted Iain’s proposal and they celebrated their engagement with a private lunch at the Grill.

Congratulations to Iain & Jane!

Bryant Park Proposal, Banner Proposal, Down on One Knee Happy Couple, Kissing Couple, Couple Overlooking Bryant Park

Thank you to Paparazzi Proposals for the pictures!

Thank you to Edward of Orange Films for the amazing video!

Brilliant Event Planning in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

Posted by Sarah PeaseFeb 17, 2015

We are honored and absolutely overjoyed to be featured in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons as one of the BEST DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNERS in the country! Pick up a copy of the magazine on newsstands now!

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Podcasts and Resources

Posted by Sarah PeaseFeb 13, 2015

I like making the most out of my time. In fact, I’m a little crazy about optimizing my time not spent sleeping. Pair that with my insatiable desire for learning and you’ll understand why I love podcasts so much. Walking, doing laundry, cooking, commuting – I listen to them constantly. My favorite place for a good podcast? At the beach. Reading at the beach is okay, but you have to stare at the page (or your kindle in my case) instead of the gorgeous ocean. Podcasts let you learn and stare at the sea. See what I mean?  Make the most of out life and check out these podcasts.

Did I miss any great podcasts? Let me know in the comments.

My favorite podcasts

PODCASTS FOR BUSINESS:

HBR Channel and HBR Ideacast. Short (typically 5 mins or less) tidbits on business from Harvard Business Review ranging from “How to Integrate Work and Life” to “Myths about Entrepreneurship.”

The Tim Ferris Show. See my previous comments on Tim Ferris. I can’t bear to listen to his full-length episodes because they’re painfully long and full of grandstanding. But, his “in-between-isodes” are excellent and only about 15 mins long.

TEDTalks Business. Video podcast of TEDTalks on business. Some duds but some good nuggets. Bite-sized format of 15 mins or less.

 

PODCASTS FOR FUN:

Planet Money.  Boring title, fascinating topics. If you like Freakonomics (who doesn’t?), you’ll like this one.

Slate Political Gabfest and The New Yorker’s Political Scene. I’m a presidential-politics junkie and these weekly podcasts are my crack.

StoryCorps. Quick 3 minutes-or-less to remind me that humans are incredible and whatever drama or stress I have is nothing compared to what others are going through.

Freakonomics. Because inquiring minds like mine need to know things like “what is the ‘best’ exercise?” and “would a big bucket of cash really change your life?”

 

 

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Brilliant Event Planning in the NY Daily News

Posted by Sarah PeaseFeb 10, 2015

Wedding wear takes many forms! Check out our feature in the NY Daily News on how to feel your most beautiful on your wedding day – even if it means breaking from the norm!

Read the whole article here.

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