On Trend: Embellished Accessories For The Bride

Embellishments are in for accessories, but you don't need to match them perfectly,  the look right now is all about mixing different shades of beads, crystals & pearls.  Don't feel like you have to have the same beads or crystals on your handbag that you have on your shoes. Instead of making yourself nuts trying to match the exact same shade, choose items from the same color family, since neutrals like tan, gray, champagne, silver, copper and white all look so great together.
Just remember that less is more, making a statement with a fabulous pair of earrings and a cuff will do wonders or just a statement necklace, pick which direction you want to go in (or switch it up from ceremony to reception) and whatever you do, DO NOT over accessorize on your BIG day!

{Photo by: 1-KT Merry on Grey likes weddings via Lover.ly, 2-Stellas Design on Etsy 3- kellyfinneganblog.com }

Seasonal Spring Wedding Flowers

Happy first day of spring! Spring brides have the option to use cheerful, bright colors in shades of perfect pinks, pretty purples and beautiful blues.

Spring is all about new beginnings and is the perfect time for wedding season to kick off! Flowering bulbs, such as tulips and hyacinths come into season. Peonies are available from late spring to early summer; they are the favorite flower of many brides (and us!). Another popular spring wedding flower is the Hyacinth, these fragrant flowers come in shades of red, blue, white, orange, pink, violet, or yellow.

Many spring wedding flowers are known for their scents, choose flowers with pretty fragrances that are not too overpowering. Just a few stems of Oriental lilies can fill the air with a strong sweet perfume, so they are best used in larger venues. Stephanotis, freesia, stock, tuberoses, sweet peas and English Garden Roses bring the outdoors in, they have a light sweet fragrance and are the perfect look for mother-of-the-bride and groom corsages and bridal bouquets.

Spring seasonal flowers are the most economical for weddings held in March, April and May. Apple or cherry blossoms, Daffodils, Delphinium, Dogwoods, Forsythia branches, Hyacinths, Hydrangeas, Iris, Larkspur, Lilacs, Lilies, Lily of the valley, Lisianthus, Mini Calla Lily, Pansies, Peonies, Ranunculus, Roses, Sweet peas, Tulips. You can mix these seasonal flowers with flowers that are available all year round, such as roses, lilies, gerbera daisies, orchids, anthuriums, and other tropical flowers.

Here are a few ideas we love for spring wedding flowers!

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We are so excited for warmer weather, the smell of fresh cut grass and the beauty of flowers everywhere, not too mention all of our spring weddings! We would love to hear what flowers you will be using for your spring wedding!

{Photo Credits: 1. 79ideas.com 2. bridalguide.com 3-5. bollea.com 6. oncewed.com}


Wedding Day Weather Predictions

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, couples are always concerned about possible wedding day weather conditions. Rain, snow, ice, extreme heat or a perfectly sunny day, with mild temperatures and zero humidity, one can never be 100% sure. Try to remember that your BIG day is about the union of the two of you and all about your love for one another. Plus, rain on your wedding day is good luck!

With that being said, we love The Weather Channel's Wedding Planner tool which helps you to predict your wedding day weather as best as possible. Just visit their site: http://www.weather.com/activities/events/weddings/, type in your wedding date, time of wedding and voila you will have the average weather conditions for the month of your wedding. They provide in great detail for each different element: cloud cover, temperate, rain & snow. In addition, they will show you the past three years of weather conditions for your wedding day location and actual date.

Your day will be fabulous no matter what, but it's important to try and forecast your weather as much as possible for your big day, especially if your heart is set on an outdoor ceremony and/or reception.

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Peony Events Welcomes: Erin & Owen ~ September 2014 Spring Lake, NJ Wedding

We are ecstatic to welcome the lovely Erin and Owen to the PE family! We had such a wonderful consultation a few weeks ago with our gorgeous new bride-to-be Erin and her beautiful Mom, Debbie. Erin and Owen's Spring Lake, New Jersey wedding is going to be fabulous and we are so happy to be on board with them!

As you know, we l-o-v-e to share their "story" with you,  just wait until you hear theirs - they've known eachother since childhood, all together now, awww!!

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Owen knew when he met Erin, at the age of eight, that there was a connection from the start.  Despite being friends for several years, Erin and Owen only began dating in the Fall of 2009, when they were both living and working NYC.  From that point on, it was clear to them, as it had been to many in their lives, they these two were destined to end up together.  They have had a fantastic courtship in the city, so it was only proper that they became engaged on a cold blustery day in December, while on the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights.  Having grown up in New Jersey, appreciating amazing summers at the Jersey Shore, they knew that they wanted to have their wedding in Spring Lake, NJ.  They are looking forward spending their wedding in, September 2014, overlooking the ocean at the Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club, with cherished friends and family!

From bride-to-be, Erin:

"After looking on numerous sites and places for a day of wedding coordinator - I came across Peony Events while searching Style Me Pretty.  Stacey’s work looked so elevated, classic, and done to perfection, so I knew I needed to meet with her!  The reviews of Stacey and her team’s work were glowingly positive and after meeting Stacey, I was confident she would help flawlessly execute my ideal wedding!  Her poise and calm demeanor and obvious knowledge of the wedding business, help solidify our decision to choose Peony Events for our wedding!"

Thank you, Erin, for such kind words! I'm so honored that you chose us and we are excited to be a part of your wedding!


Peony Events Named NJ Wedding Planner Top Pick In The Knot Best of Weddings


MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (January 3, 2014) – Peony Events is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2014 NJ Wedding Planner Top Pick in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on TheKnot.com/BOW. TheKnot.com the number-one wedding destination, most trusted by brides.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2014 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides.

In 2014, 4,442 local vendors received this most prestigious award in the wedding industry. This year, the award is more exclusive than ever before, representing just the top 1 percent of local vendors. The Knot Wedding Network captured detailed feedback from nearly 800,000 brides through WeddingChannel.com Reviews in 30 different categories of wedding businesses, from DJs and planners to videographers, florists and more.

“We would like to thank The Knot for this special recognition,” said Stacey Sainato, founder of Peony Events. “We are truly honored to have been nominated and awarded a Top Pick placement in The Knot Best of Weddings 2014! We owe a special thanks to all our wonderful brides and grooms for selecting Peony Events to be a part of their wedding celebrations and granting us the opportunity to be recognized by The Knot. Our sincere gratitude goes out to all of our amazing clients, vendors and venues who we’ve had the pleasure of working with on all these exquisite events.”

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About Peony Events

Peony Events is a full-service event planning and design company located in Morris County, New Jersey with two convenient locations in Morristown and Pine Brook. Peony Events specializes in weddings, corporate functions, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, galas and fashion & luxury events while offering a one-stop shop for all your fashion styling and design needs. Follow Peony Events on Twitter @PeonyEventsCo and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PeonyEvents.

For more information, please contact info@peonyeventsco.com.