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The Proposal Planner: John and Regina

Posted by Sarah PeaseAug 21, 2014

After being a part of the Brilliant Event Planning team for 6 years we couldn’t have been more excited to plan John’s proposal to Regina! And, I’ll be honest, it was very nerve wracking planning such an important moment for someone who has been such a vital part of my team for so long. John’s proposal was shaped around a very specific date and time because he would be proposing on the 200 millionth second of the couple being together.  To add to the theme of the night, John choose to propose from the rooftop of a Greenwich Village restaurant that has a stunning view of a neighboring clock tower.  Being a part of the Brilliant Event Planning team, Regina thought she was coming to set up a proposal. Little did she know, it was her own! When Regina arrived at the restaurant she was sent straight to the roof to check on a problem with the proposal.  As Regina stepped out on the roof, a guitar began to play.  It took her a few seconds to notice the candle-lit path and John waiting under a glistening arch.  There, beneath the light of the clock tower, John proposed on their 200 millionth second together.  The couple celebrated their engagement with an intimate dinner at Rosemary’s.  Waiting on their table was a golden box filled with origami butterflies John had hand folded and an engraved pocket watch with the date of their engagement.

Congratulations John and Regina!

 

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Thanks to Craig Warga for the beautiful photos!

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A Brilliant Wedding: Heather and Chris

Posted by Sarah PeaseAug 11, 2014

Heather and Chris were such a fun couple to work with and incorporated so many unique and creative ideas into their wedding.  The ceremony was held on the rooftop of Skylight West featuring breathtaking views of the surrounding Manhattan skyline.  The couple wanted the space to feel “happy”, so bright yellow rose petals lined the aisle and whimsical topiaries with lush bouquets of roses served as alter décor.  Pashminas, serving as chair covers, could also be used by guests to keep warm during the ceremony.  As self-proclaimed “foodies”, the couple wanted to draw on their love of food and fine dining to create a unique reception for their guests.  Banquettes along with different sized tables were set up the make the space feel like a posh New York restaurant.  The couple even had cell phone chargers set up in the reception so that guests could keep snapping pictures all night long. We were thrilled to have our couple’s beautiful wedding featured on Carats & Cake. Check out the post here. Congratulations Heather and Chris!

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Wedding Dress, Manolo Blahnik, Skylight West Rooftop Park Wedding, Bridesmaid Fall Bouquet   Table Settings, Floral Arrangements Favors, End of Night

Thanks to Sue Kessler from Christian Oth Studio for the beautiful photos!

Wish Upon a Wedding

Posted by Sarah PeaseAug 08, 2014

As you might have heard me mention, I’m on the board of the wedding industry charity, Wish Upon a Wedding.  I serve on the New York City board as Wish Coordinator Chair recruiting wedding vendors to donate their products and services to upcoming Wish Recipients, but I also serve on the National Board as Marketing Chair. To say that the new Wish Upon a Wedding website was a labor of love is an understatement, but I’m proud to say that after months of hard work and lots of help and support from my fellow WUW members and partners in the wedding industry, the redesigned website has officially launched.  As part of the launch, we’ve put together an infographic of what Wish Upon a Wedding has accomplished since our founding in 2010.

Wish Upon a Wedding Infographic

The Proposal Planner: Sunil and Shahira

Posted by Sarah PeaseAug 04, 2014

What could be more exciting, mysterious and romantic than a James Bond movie? Sunil and Shahira’s James Bond inspired marriage proposal.  Shahira was treated to a relaxing spa day as a decoy for her ultimate surprise later that night.  When she arrived back to her hotel room, Sunil had a beautiful dress draped on the bed with a top secret mission letter next to it.  Her mission; to put on the dress, get her hair and makeup done and meet her driver downstairs.  Her driver took her to a secret location where she was handed a second top secret mission letter.  She headed inside as instructed and ordered a martini, shaken not stirred.  After ordering her drink, all of the other people in the room froze and a curtain in the middle of the room opened.  Sunil was standing at the end of the red carpet on the other side of the curtain.  As Shahira walked to him, the people started to sing a special song for them. At the end of the song, Sunil proposed and Shahira said YES!  After this super secret proposal, the two headed to a romantic dinner to celebrate their new engagement.  Congratulations Sunil and Shahira!

James Bond Proposal, Martini Shaken

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James Bond Proposal, She Said Yes

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Thank you to Paparazzi Proposals for the amazing photos!

Excited to Speak at ISSE!

Posted by Sarah PeaseJul 30, 2014

I am so honored to have been chosen as a speaker for this year’s Inspire Smart Success Event. This four day seminar will include speakers from all areas of the wedding industry coming together to create an amazing learning and networking experience. The event will take place in Riviera Cancun from November 4th to 7th. See below for the full list of panelists. To register for this event please visit this website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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