Peony Events Vintage Americana Wedding Published in New Jersey Bride Magazine

Peony Events Vintage Americana Wedding Published in New Jersey Bride Magazine

Morristown, N.J., We're so excited to see our amazing couple, Ali & Eric's Vintage Americana Wedding at The Ryland Inn published in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of New Jersey Bride's Magazine!

When Ali's mom, Celia, came into my office we connected right away and she says she knew we were the perfect fit for their family! It was truly an honor to get to know both Ali & Eric's families + be their full wedding planners, event designers & fashion stylists. Once we understood their vision and personalities, we knew what vendors to pair them with..

Huge thanks to all who were involved: Jardiniere Fine Flowers, Images by Berit, NJ Photobooths, Jenny Yoo, Lazaro Bridal, JB Lighting Production, Baked by Melissa, Craft Hair Studio, Make up by Kathy Genchi, Lost in Paris, The Carolina Gents

We feel like we are part of the family now, we're planning another event for the Rulle's for this fall and we cannot wait for another special celebration with a family we just adore!


Sneak Peek: A First Birthday Celebration, Princess-Style!

Sneak Peek: Sienna Eve's First Birthday Celebration, Princess-Style!

It was so fun planning my daughter's first birthday party @ The Bernard's Inn! I wanted it to be extra special and sweet, just like her. Tiara's, princess wands, peonies (Thank you, Mike @ Jardiniere Fine Florals!), lots of treats and the color blush could be found throughout all of the decor. Every detail was definitely fit for a princess!

We want to thank some of our preferred vendors who made Sienna Eve's day oh-so-perfect!

Photography: Images by Berit, Floral: Jardiniere, Cake/Smash Cake: Pink Cake Box, DJ: Gemini Productions, Floral Backdrop/Event Design: Peony Events, Custom Signs: Art Obsession, Photo booth: NJ Photo Booths, Invitation: Minted, Rentals: Party Rentals, Ltd, Dessert Table + Favors: Leslie Ruth Sweets, Sienna's Dress & Ivory Headband: Nordstrom's, US Angels, Sienna's Birthday Crown: Grace & Lily's, Sienna's Fur Bolero: Janie and Jack, Sienna's Shoes: Old Soles, Sienna's Bib: Denim & Daisies, Sienna's Baptism Necklace: Braunschweiger Jewelers, Stacey's Dress: Anthopologie, Stacey's Hair & Make up: Beauty on Location

Special thanks to Bonnie, Jake, Jessica and the staff at The Bernard's Inn for always providing myself and my clients five-star service! It's exactly why we keep coming back! A huge thank you to my Event Coordinator, Stephanie DeLorenzis, for setting up the event with me on Saturday and Sunday! XO, Stacey

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Paige's Party: A Christening Reception in Chatham, NJ

We were so excited when we recieved the call from Laura about the planning of her daughter's post christening luncheon at the Chatham Fish & Game (where they are new members). When we heard that she chose us to plan such a special celebration, we were overfilled with joy!

Our client, Laura, knew that she didn't want the standard christening colors but she definitely wanted the color palette to include pink and white. She loves the website called Hen House Linens, so we decided to use two patterns from their collection:

Dahlia Blush Pink

Spot on Raspberry

In choosing these patterns, Laura purchased all the table runners for the tables. We decided to alternate tables with the two different patterns. We ordered full length white linens with a few red/white polka dotted overlays for the specialty tables along with cool red napkins from Party Rentals, Ltd. I was always taught in all my design classes in college (and while working with the very talented interior designer, Mary O'Brien Cabaron) to take one element, whether it be a painting for a room or a fabric and tie in all the pieces together using different shades of the color and a blend of textures. Like an outfit, you style your house and your event.  

After making these selections, we took our fabrics over to Cathy at Conroy's Florist and selected our florals-white hydrangea, red and coral roses with greens. The space at Chatham Fish & Game is neutral, which offers a great blank slate for us to add in a variety of decor and color. We chose shades of pink, coral, red and white paper lanterns to hang from the wood beams at our venue to really make use of the high ceilings. Our color palette was complete: Shades of pink, coral, cool red, white with accents of green.

Planning the seasonal menu with What a dish catering was fun! With so many kids attending the event, we had a special children's menu in addition to the regular menu.

Children’s Menu: Chicken Fingers with Ketchup, Macaroni & Cheese, Mini Cheese Pizzas, French Fries , Fruit Skewers

Adult Menu: Baby Arugula & Spinach Salad with Dried Apples, Cranberries & Sparkling Cider Vinaigrette, Bow Tie Pasta, Dandelion Greens, Butternut Squash & Pepito Pesto, Tagliatelle with Crème Fraiche, Lemon, Arugula, Nutmeg & Romano, Bourbon Brushed Salmon, Chopped Cashew Fried Sage, Buttermilk Brined Chicken, Watercress & Shallots, Haricot Vert with Alder Smoked Sea Salt, An Assortment of Bread, Herb de Provence Butter

Wine, beer, lemonade (with fun pink/white straws), soda and bellini's were served.

For dessert, we turned to our friends over at Pink Cake Box and we worked with them on designing a beautiful blush colored cake..with layers of red velvet cake with vanilla icing and chocolate cake with peanut butter icing - holy, yumm! Cake was served on Laura's beautiful and eclectic collections of antique china plates, which was such a nice, personal touch!

Laura knew she wanted to have an activity for the kids, we decided to have a scrapbook station set up for everyone to create a "Page for Paige." We also brought in Infinity Entertainment who provided us with a fun, closed photo booth (with no props), large enough to fit an entire family! Guests had a blast taking pictures and creating a page for Paige's memory book. They received two photo strips, one for the scrapbook and the other to take home in a frame as a favor.

I (Stacey) truly enjoyed every meeting I had with Laura and baby Paige (she attended mostly all of them) and look forward to our next event with them. Leslie and I had so much fun being a part of such a special day for the Bojanowski's, thanks again for choosing Peony Events!  It was so great to work with someone so creative who really let us have fun with the decor! Check out our talented client's website, Red Door Table Decor!

Here are some pictures from Paige's Party, taken by the talented Berit, from Images by Berit! Let us know what you think!


NJ Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sanjay Lalla's "Cool Night Out!"

NJ Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sanjay Lalla's "Cool Night Out" event was an amazing turnout last night!  Dr. Lalla launched his new non-invasive procedure for removing fat called CoolSculpting and it had everyone talking.

CoolSculpting is the revolutionary way to reduce stubborn fat with no needles and no surgery! Guests were able to see a live demonstration of CoolSculpting and received special promotional pricing only available at the event. A representative from CoolSculpting was on hand to describe how CoolSculpting works and Dr. Lalla and his staff provided free consultations. To read more about the newest method of removing your stubborn "muffin top" & "love handles," please visit: www.drsanjaylalla.com and www.coolsculpting.com.

Merz Aesthetics was also in attendance informing guests about their products, they also provided a few free raffles for Belotero and Xeomin. Guests had fun picking the four winners at the end of the night!

Blue Delphinium, white hydrangea and white roses were chosen by us and done by Conroy's Florist

Everyone enjoyed hors d' oeuvres + "Cool Blue" cocktails (with fun blue and white chevron straws), provided by What a dish!

Guests took home Dr. Sanjay Lalla beaded ice packs


Heart Themed Decorations

Goodbye Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year's decor and hello Valentine's Day! We're less than a month away from our romantic holiday and now that the December holiday decor is back in storage, it's time to unleash the heart themed decorations!

Our team here at Peony Events have found that unless you're buying chocolate, it can be time-consuming to find those unique gifts and heart themed decorations without being cheesy.

Take a look at our top picks from across the web for your Valentine's day gifts, event decor, heart themed decorations, favors and just for fun! Let us know your favorites and if you have any other favorites not listed!

Have a happy heart day!

 

heart themed decorations

Heart Beaded Ornaments $3.95 @ Pier 1 Imports

Victorian Heart Hand Stamped Favor Tags $4 @ Etsy

Heart-Shaped Bamboo $5 @ myweddingfavors.com (Peony Events own Stacey Sainato's Bridesmaids gave this as her bridal shower favor-so cute!)

Heart-Shaped Soaps $5 @ Pier 1 Imports

Heart Shoppe Straws (28) $6 @ BHLDN.com

Little Heart Note Cards $14 @ Anthropologie

Repousse Heart Box $16.50 @ Pottery Barn

'Hearts a Flutter' Arm Warmers $19.00 @ Nordstrom's

Heart Frame $19.95 @ Pier 1 Imports

Heart of gold garland $22 @ BHLDN.com

Marc By Marc Jacobs Headphones Heart Earbuds $42 @ Bloomingdales

DVF Heart Iphone 4 Case $28 @ Bloomingdale's

Hopeful Hearts in Moss Studs $32 @ Anthropologie

Bird Cage Lovebirds Salt & Pepper Shakers $34.50 @ Pottery Barn

Valentine's Heart Metal Clad Frame $39 @ Pottery Barn

Heart Center Cuff $39.95 @ Anthropologie

Love Letter Table Runner $49 @ Pottery Barn

 Heart Macaroons $65 @ Williams & Sonoma

Valentine Heels $80 @ BHLDN.com

Heart's Reason Giclee Print $249 @ Ballard Designs

Heart-Shaped Diamond @ Cartier (call for pricing)