Peony Events Entertaining 101 | Welcome Drinks

Entertaining is all about being gracious and keeping guests engaged from the beginning of an event to the very end. We suggest to treat your guests the way you would want to be treated at someone else's affair. Also, let's not forget that first impressions make lasting impressions. Case in point, "Welcome Drinks!"

We like to welcome the guests of Peony Events with a beautiful entrance, which includes a welcome drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), upon their arrival. Whether it's to the ceremony or entering the cocktail hour (post church), it's always a nice, simple touch! Depending on your decor, event layout or drink selections, you can opt to have them butler-passed on trays (with lovely accents of course - personalized napkins, fruit garnishes, patterned straws, & flowers!) by waiters greeting at the entrance or they can be put on a beautiful display stand/table (something unique). Either way, guests will l-o-v-e it!

For spring/summer weddings opt for something extra refreshing + ice cold, for the colder months, something to warm them up with! Here are a few from some of our real weddings & events. {Photo Credits: Top 5 Images by Berit, bottom 4 Elena Wolfe Photography}

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Peony Events Real Wedding | Laura and Peder ~ Private Farm in Califon, NJ

It was such a pleasure being a part of Laura and Peder's wedding this past September 2015! Laura & Peder's wedding was held on a private estate & farm in Califon, New Jersey - the perfect space for their rustic + chic affair!

Thank you to the lovely Elena, Owner of Elena Wolfe Photography, for these sneak peek images. Stay in touch, their wedding will be featured on Style Me Pretty soon, we can't wait!

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Peony Events Welcomes Jenny & Tyler ~ Crystal Springs Resort

We are so excited to officially welcome Jenny & Tyler with our love story blog that we love to do! Our couple's stories are too good not to share! Jenny and Tyler are just as sweet as they are beautiful, we are so excited to be a part of their big day!!
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Jenny and Tyler met in Morristown during the fall of 2011.  Both being football fans, they met through a mutual friend during Sunday Funday football outings. They quickly became friends and when Tyler got in touch with Jenny before Thanksgiving that year to hang out, Jenny thought he meant with all of their friends.  But Tyler had to clarify: he wanted to ask Jenny out on a date.
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After cooking her dinner, Tyler asked Jenny to become an official couple and they have been together ever since.  During a vacation in April to Aruba Tyler proposed to Jenny on their first night, while at dinner.
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They will always remember the champagne popping, Hector the waiter, and Gianni's fabulous food.  They are looking forward to a fall wedding at Crystal Springs Resort and plan to dance the night away with close family and friends.
From Jenny:
I am so excited to work with Stacey and Peony Events.  My mom found Stacey's company while searching the web one day.  We were looking for someone special to put those finishing touches on our ideas for a rustic fall blush wedding.  After meeting with Stacey we knew she would be perfect to create the vision we were looking for, not missing any small detail.  She makes wedding planning so much fun and is genuinely excited to be part of your special day.
 
Thank you so much, Jenny, for your kind words! We are honored that you chose us!! xoxo
 
{Photos by: Deanmichaelsstudio.com}

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 }


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

PEONY EVENTS NAMED NJ WEDDING PLANNER TOP PICK IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2014

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.