Happy National Proposal Day and First Day of Spring!

 

Happy National Proposal Day, First Day of Spring and Wedding Wednesday--PERFECT day for a proposal!

It is no coincidence that March 20 is National Proposal Day and the first day of spring. John Michael O'Loughlin -- who invented the holiday after his cousin's boyfriend failed to pop the question after years of dating -- chose the date when "day and night are of equal length worldwide, symbolizing the equal efforts of the two required to comprise the successful marriage."

Whether your new fiance planned a creative way to propose or he did it in the privacy of your home--we would love to hear about all the proposals happening today, if you have a sparkly new gem on your finger or know someone who does, share it with us along with a picture and we will add it to this blog!

And guys, we know there's a lot of pressure out there for your proposal, if you need help planning and arranging something fantastic we are here to help!

Check out these marriage proposals: http://www.yourtango.com/2013178274/happy-national-proposal-day-emotional-marriage-proposals


NJ Wedding Planners Top Eight Oscars 2013 Gown Picks

NJ Wedding Planners from Peony Events top 8 Oscars 2013 gown picks

New Jersey Wedding Planners

Jennifer Lawrence was our favorite of the night, her fit-and-flare pale pink Christian Dior Couture Gown was beyond dreamy and would be perfect for any bride! Her Chopard jewels were the perfect icing on the cake--she was the princess of the night!

Amy Adams, always on our top list, wore our second favorite gown of the evening.  She chose a Oscar de la Renta pale gray-colored ball gown, we adore the simple bustier look with a full skirt. Her Mouawad jewels were simple and timeless.

Jessica Chastain looked stunning on the red carpet in her custom Armani Prive dress, Christian Louboutin heels and Harry Winston jewels. We love the vintage, old hollywood look and she definitely rocked it perfectly last night!

Jennifer Garnier looked as elegant as ever in her Gucci gown, we have to say Jennifer & Ben (in Gucci too) certainly stole the show last night--they certainly did it in style! We love that Jen went with a bright jeweled tone and accessorized with just the right touch of Neil Lane jewelry.

Reese Witherspoon looked completely glam in her bold blue Louis Vuitton strapless gown with long train.  She's another A-lister that frequents our top dressed list! Her daughter helped her pick out her gown, awww, how sweet!

Nicole Kidman sparkled down the red carpet in a black and gold embellished mermaid-skirt gown by one of her favourite designers, L'Wren Scott. She always has a classic beauty look and she really shined last night!

Marchesa designer, Georgina Chapman, wore a stunning ethereal gown she cut especially for last night. She dressed her baby bump well and accessorized with a jewel-encrusted bolero and beaded clutch--looked as elegant as ever!

Lastly, Anne Hathaway, we know there has been some controversy on a slight wardrobe malfunction..but, we still think she looked sleek and beautiful in her pale pink Prada gown along with her Tiffany jewels. After all, how could we leave out our neighbor in Millburn, New Jersey!

As much as we love weddings, we love fashion just as much! With a background in fashion, we offer our brides, mother's of bride/groom, and entire bridal party styling packages that sets us apart from all the rest!

Check out more about our New Jersey Wedding Planning services:

http://peonyeventsco.com/services/wedding-consulting.html

We'd love to hear your top picks and if you agree with us!

Happy Monday!

 


Husband 101: Romancing Your Bride on Your Honeymoon

Honeymoon Tips for Groom!

Romance is not just for Valentine's Day: Grooms...SURPRISE your brides with these Two Romantic Moments on the Honeymoon. I promise these Honeymoon tips will make a husband SHINE in the eyes of his new wife.

One of my favorite honeymoon touches is coordinating special surprises from the Groom to his Bride. Two of my FAVORITE SURPRISES are Rose Petal Turn Down Services and a Private Dinner in a special location.

Honeymoon tips for groomA Rose Petal Turn Down Service usually includes some of the following touches: a flower petal trail, champagne, candle, oil and chocolate covered strawberries.   When I review this idea to a soon-to-be groom, I always suggest this service to be arranged on a evening that we already prearranged a dining reservation. Therefore, it is guaranteed to be a surprise!

A private dining experience in a secluded beach area makes for a wonderful romantic setting. The dinner is usually is a special five course custom meal prepared especially for the honeymooners. At some resorts, the dinner would entail a brief 15-20 minute consultation with the Chef, the day prior to go over any specific requests, likes, dislikes, etc., to ensure the dinner is personalized to each guest's taste.  I also recommend starting the dinner right before sunset. This allows for a wonderful sunset beginning the dinner, which turns into a magical evening under a canopy of stars.

Either alone or the combination of both of these surprises guarantees fabulous evening that the Bride won't forget! And gentleman, these are nice etiquette on any special vacation, not just honeymoons-wink, wink!

Stay tuned for the next travel tip in March!

Happy Valentine's,

Julie, The Jet Set Gal

Concierge Travel & Cruise Consultants, Inc
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{Travel Tip Tuesday} Top 2013 Honeymoon Resorts by The Jet Set Gal

Hi everyone,

I'm absolutely thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to be New Jersey's best wedding planners from Peony Event's GO-TO-GAL for travel advice & to be guest blogging each month!!! Stay tuned for exclusive monthly posts from me featuring all the hottest traveling destinations, special deals and travel tips!

top honeymoon destinations for 2013

A little bit about me, Julie Anne Juba, THE JET SET GAL:

THE JET SET GAL learned all about the luxury travel business by experiencing it first hand as a luxury client of Concierge Travel & Cruise Consultants, Inc., a unique boutique luxury travel firm based in Wyckoff, NJ. Her travel experience made her educated in the art of luxury travel and she was honored when she was approached to join the agency. THE JET SET GAL is committed to provide extremely high-quality and personalized service that will assist in coordinating every detail of your travel plans and understanding what your wants and needs for your special trip allows her to customize a specific unique vacation. Specialties include custom luxury travel plans for clients who demand the best, expect the best and will be rewarded with the best.

THE JET SET GAL's membership in Virtuoso gives her direct relationships with the finest hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and tour operators in the world, as well as and expanded resource of insider destination knowledge. The benefits of spending time networking and building relationships with the Owners, General Mangers, Sales Representatives, Cruise Lines and Tour Operators gives her the ability to have insider information at her fingertips. These relationships give THE JET SET GAL the ability to provide her clients with exclusive amenities and rare experiences that they could not get on their own.

THE JET SET GAL'S TOP HONEYMOON RESORTS FOR 2013

Hermitage Bay, Antigua: The mission of the staff of this intimate resort is to ensure every need of the guests are met but honestly I feel the EXCEED each and every need a guest has while on property. Whether you choose to stay in a Beach Front Suite or in the most wanted top of the Hillside Suite guests feel as if they are in their own private resort. My FAVOIRITE AMENITITY: a gourmet picnic on a secluded beach ONLY accessible by boat.

 

Amanyara, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos: Private pavilions are situated on the edge of private ponds, private infinity edge swimming pools or have pathways leading to a sandy beach cove. This resort is for couples looking for privacy and luxury.

 

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui/Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu: The Fairmont Kea Lani is my TOP PICK for BEST SERVICE and treatment of guests in Hawaii. With the combination of the luxurious experience at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu makes the PERFECT combination for a 10-14 day honeymoon in Hawaii.

 

Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa: For over 86 years this family run private game reserve puts great value in personalized service and commitment to conservation. Clients may choose to stay in one of four small camps or the gorgeous private granite suites…all accommodations in the ideal setting to experience the most spectacular sightings.

 

Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa: For couples looking for luxury, privacy and seclusion this boutique resort is the place to stay on the Amalfi Coast. Perfect location to stay and experience the BEST of the Amalfi Coast.

 

Cap Maison/Jade Mountain: This is the PERFECT combination to enjoy two different areas of St Lucia. Cap Maison: You will feel at home at this family owned luxury boutique resort in St Lucia. The grounds are beautiful and include a lovely pool, private cove to enjoy the Caribbean Sea and renowned “Cliff at Cap” restaurant. If you want ultra privacy, book a suite with a private pool and enjoy a romantic stay with your loved one! 

Jade Mountain: Architect and owner, Nick Troubetzkoy created one of the most romantic resorts. Each sanctuary is private, spacious and has the 4th wall completely open with the most gorgeous views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. With your own private pool, there really is no reason to leave your sanctuary or should I say…love nest!

Laucala Island, Fiji: Staying on this private island is a dream reserved for the privileged few able to stay in only the 25 accommodations available. This is a honeymoon location for couples looking for absolute discretion.

Cap Estel, Eze, France: Located in Eze, in the heart of the Côte d’Azur between Nice and Monte Carlo, this hotel is a gated estate making this a perfect location for a secluded escape where honeymooners and rest and enjoy privacy.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kanagroo Island, Australia: Offers a unique and exclusive travel experience. Twenty-one luxury suites with dramatic glass walls giving each suite the most mesmerizing view of the Southern Ocean.

Amanusa, Bali, Indonesia: Located on the one of the most beautiful beaches flowing into the Indian Ocean. This gem of a resort is in the perfect location to enjoy the dining, nightlife, shopping and entertainment on the coastline of southern Bali.

Contact THE JET SET GAL for added value, perks and VIP status at the resorts mentioned.

Email: julieannejuba@gmail.com

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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)