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Erik Kent is the Co-Publisher (along with his wife, Beth) of NJWedding.com, a wedding planning directory serving all of New Jersey and parts of NY and PA. NJWedding.com is celebrating 15 years in 2012 and continues to be a leading web site in New Jersey to help wedding professionals promote their services and directly connect with future brides and grooms. Erik graduated from Rutgers College in 1992 with a B.A. in Communication, and continues to explore the multi-faceted layers of “communication” and how it continues to evolve, especially when it comes networking, marketing, advertising, business and weddings. Erik regularly uses social media networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn and WordPress to connect with members of the wedding industry, as well as brides and grooms-to-be. Erik also continues to study wedding trends, market data, technology and changes in society to better understand the wedding marketplace. Erik takes great pride in being an “industry resource” for the wedding community, is actively involved in business events and bridal shows throughout New Jersey, and is a long-time and proud member of the Association of Bridal Consultants – NJ Branch.

NJWedding.com Celebrates 15th Year Serving New Jersey Weddings Community

Since its launch on Valentine’s Day 1997, NJWedding.com has made it easier for engaged couples to find services such as banquet facilities, bands, disc jockeys, photographers, videographers, clergy and wedding officiants, florists, limousines, invitations, favors and much more through the Internet in the comfort of their home or office. This local wedding planning web site recently entered its 15th year of service to the wedding community on February 14, 2012, announced co-publishers / husband and wife team, Erik and Beth Kent.

NJWedding.com currently features around 500 listings for various types of wedding businesses that couples can choose from, as well as links to helpful articles and other wedding planning tips. Other special features include: information on wedding dresses and bridal registries, virtual tours of banquet facilities, video/music clips from local wedding bands, ceremony musicians, disc jockeys and videographers, a photo gallery showing the creativity of local wedding photographers and free relationship advice from a local marriage expert.

Throughout the years, there have been several additions to the site, including sections on South Asian/Indian Weddings and Civil Union Celebrations, a listing of upcoming bridal shows and wedding planning events throughout the Tri-state area, and sections focused on planning a beach wedding along the Jersey shore, including specific categories for Cape May and Long Beach Island weddings. NJWedding.com has also had the opportunity to give away a free wedding ceremony aboard the A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey’s official “Tall Ship,” for the past three summers, in association with various LBI organizations and wedding professionals, including members of the Association of Bridal Consultants – New Jersey branch.

For wedding professionals, the Kents developed a Business Resource Center at http://www.njwedding.com/business, providing links to wedding statistics, trends, “green” and eco-friendly weddings, marriage research, podcasts, blogs, wedding and event industry associations and more. Wedding vendors and engaged couples can also find NJWedding.com on social networking web sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube, providing an even greater experience to learn about the world of weddings and connect with members of the New Jersey wedding community. In addition, couples and wedding professionals can keep up with additional wedding news through a WordPress Blog entitled “New Jersey Wedding News.”

NJWedding.com is heavily involved in the NJ wedding industry and is a proud long-time, active member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), Jersey Shore Wedding Association (JSWA), Northern New Jersey Wedding & Event Professionals (NNJWEP) and Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce (SOCC), and is happy to support altruistic initiatives to help couples in the weddings community with nonprofit organizations Wish Upon A Wedding and Weddings For Heroes. NJWedding.com is also proud to be a media sponsor for the recent “Say Yes To The Best!” Bridal Showcase Experience, hosted jointly by the Association of Bridal Consultants and International Special Events Society (ISES).

For more information, contact Erik and Beth Kent at (908) 874-0417, visit the NJWedding.com home page at http://www.njwedding.com, connect with them through Social Media at http://www.njwedding.com/connect or e-mail them directly at info@njwedding.com.

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Christina Leamer (Director of Social Events – Maritime Parc)

When Christina began her career in the wedding industry she never dreamed that she would one day be part of creating a successful new restaurant and events venue.

Christina’s passion for the events world started when she was an intern for two prestigious ABC Bridal Consultants – Memorable Events and Elaborate Parties by Bennett. After graduating college with a degree in Public Relations, Christina pursued her interest in the hospitality industry by accepting a Catering Manager position at the private Tacoma Club of Tacoma, Washington. Feeling the desire to be closer to family and friends in New Jersey, she then headed back east to work with The Glazier Group, operator of several restaurants and catering venues in New York and New Jersey. While at The Glazier Group, Christina worked in sales and operations in 3 different properties. One of Christina’s favorite positions was the sales manager for Bridgewaters To Go, which serviced off premise organic and eco-friendly catering. In this position Christina was able to work closely with Chef Christopher Siversen who later went on to open the amazingly beautiful new venue – Maritime Parc.

Christina is now the Director of Social Events at Maritime Parc. “I have seen this building grow from concrete and sawdust to contemporary beauty” she says. “Seeing a venue built from the ground up is something I never thought I would experience, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Now after seeing hundreds of events come to life and hearing the rave reviews from clients, Christina couldn’t be prouder to be part of such an amazing team. “It’s been tough, definitely not as glamorous as I had expected” she states, “ but we made it – Maritime Parc is a gem and anyone who hasn’t seen it, needs to come and experience the cuisine, the service and the phenomenal views of Manhattan.”

Nichole began her career in special events at a Fortune 100 Company where she executed sales awards banquets and incentive trips. During that time, a co-worker familiar with Nichole’s ability to pull off amazing events asked her to assist with his wedding. She agreed and ended up falling in love with wedding planning. “I now know there is truth to the saying, ‘Your passion chooses you,” says Nichole. “Every day I get to share the joy of couples’ journeys to ‘I do.’” Posh & Pretty Parties was launched in 2005.

One of the best parts of having this company is building something that I can share and ultimately pass on to my children.  My daughter, Montese works with me and it is a thrill for us to work with other mothers and daughters to design and plan beautiful experiences. My son, Michael joined us last fall as part of the set-up team and after each event; he wants to know “what’s next?” Being able to educate and provide hands-on learning experiences on the behind the scenes happenings of the wedding industry is a priceless learning opportunity and I enjoy sharing knowledge with another generation of planners.

The following wedding was planned and coordinated by Nichole and took place at Holly Hedge Estate and was photographed by Kris Rupp of Kris Rupp Photography.


It’s 8am, and Kristin Polhemus is open for business.  The doors are unlocked, the coffee is brewing, and flowers are arranged on the table that serves as a conference space.  Only this isn’t an office building, or even a storefront.  This is a farmhouse, in the middle of farmland, complete with barns, horses, and corn.  This is Bella Bridal Consultants.

 “We’re not your typical New Jersey wedding planning company,” says Kristin.  And it’s hard to argue.  Kristin grew up in rural New England, where farming and hospitality were a way of life.  She then ventured to New York City and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, honing in on her love of design.  After being swept off her feet by her (now) husband, Adam, she moved to New Jersey where she joined the Association of Bridal Consultants in 2007, and the two of them opened up shop.  While ‘bling’ isn’t a word often in their vocabulary, their style is an eclectic mix of rustic, romantic, vintage, and quirky, industrial details.

Bella Bridal Consultants deems themselves as a freshly creative event design and coordination company, purveyors of whimsicality and lovers of all things chocolate/peanut butter.  “Our events are special because old-fashioned hospitality is at the center of everything we do.  We create wedding environments that take into account everything you and your guests will experience, from the sights, to the sounds, to the smells.  These are the best weddings; the weddings people talk about for years.  I can’t think of a better way to start a marriage.”

Kristin and Adam take an interesting approach not only to weddings, but in the way they work with clients.  (Kristin once had a gluten-free pizza party with clients on their living room floor to work through a seating chart that was causing the clients stress.)  Kristin believes that friendship is an integral part of her relationship with clients, as well as trust.  “Some of our clients work on Wall Street, some are news reporters, magazine editors, lawyers, police officers, and many own their own businesses.  What they all have in common is that they don’t have the time to plan their dream wedding.  They trust us to pull together every last detail so that they can have the wedding of their dreams without skipping a beat.  This is what we do.”

Kristin is the coordinator of the Jersey Shore chapter of the Association of Bridal Consultants, Wish Granter Chair for the non-profit organization Wish Upon a Wedding, and award-winning event designer.  She can be reached at kristin@bellabridalconsultants.com.

 

The following wedding, designed and coordinated by Kristin, took place at Bonnet Island Estate and was photographed by John and Ben of Endless Wave Studios.

Take Away Gourmet was launched by ABC Member Chuck Adams, who currently serves as the company’s owner and executive chef. As a distinguished graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, Chuck has been employed by some of the top resorts, hotels and off-premise catering institutions in the tri-state area. He has been featured on the Food Network as a freelance chef and food stylist alongside famed personalities such as Colin Cowie, Emeril Lagasse and Matthew Kenny.

Take Away Gourmet encompasses over 20 years of Chuck’s experience in the culinary arts by mixing in his strong hotel, resort and restaurant experience into one. Chuck believes in hands-on management, working with and encouraging his staff on a day to day basis. He asserts that there are three key ingredients to a successful event: great food, continuous communication and focused attention to detail. In order for Take Away Gourmet to stay on the cutting edge of ever changing food trends, Chuck has made an art out of tweaking classic American dishes with his own personal touch while incorporating the elements which made them popular to begin with.

What keeps Chuck motivated? “Passion, curiosity, and never lagging behind with what’s current & stylish”

 

We are happy to share one of Take Away Gourmet’s latest events!

It was a great night for Take Away Gourmet. Celebrating their private clients 60th Birthday Party, the theme of the evening was “Latin Fusion” at a private residence in Bergen County. Chuck Adams and Matthew Janson, Executive Sous Chef, headed up the evening in providing guests with a customized menu with Latin market sourced items which were both unique and very tasty!

As guests arrived, they had the opportunity to grab their place cards, mingle with fellow friends and experience some fine Latin-fusion h’orderves.

The featured appetizers for the evening were Corinader Crusted Tuna Medallions on a Baguette Crisp with Green Olive Puree, Goat Cheese & Lavender Honey in Phyllo, Gazpacho Shots in square shot glasses with lime infused Jicama Spear, Curried Vegetable Empanada with Tomato Tamarind Sauce, Mini Tuna Tacos with Julienne Seared Tuna Taco Sauce, Mango Salsa and Fresh Cream, Smoked Scallop in a Coconut Wonton with Lime Aioli and Fresh Lime Zest and finally Grilled Shrimp wrapped in Prosciutto and Dried Papaya with House-made garlic mayo.

 Guests also got to experience the signature cocktails of the evening: Pineapple Batida Rose Cocktail & Blood Orange Margaritas! This was the perfect way to embody the Latin theme of the evening.

Guests were then invited to the basement, which was completely redesigned into a Latin-Fusion escape by Take Away Gourmet with the assistance of the client, for dinner accompanied by some speeches. Guitarists stood at the entryway helping create a nice, relaxed ambiance for all.

The Latin-fusion was integrated within the main menu itself by Take Away Gourmet. The first treat was Baby Arugula, Sweet 100 cherry tomato, toasted pecans, warm goat’s cheese with aged sherry dressing and plantain chip in a cucumber.

This was then followed by Mangospacho with shaved cucumber, chive oil with coconut lemongrass foam.

The main dish of the evening was a Certified Premium Black Angus filet of beef with Take Away Gourmet’s very own signature house made Adobo Rub. This dish included a Yucca Pancake and Sautéed Asparagus.

 Finally, guests were treated to some coffee & tea, grilled pineapple skewers, mini key-lime tarts and beautiful wine-bottle designed cake provided by Tammy Dunwoody of the Art of Cake in Bergen County, NJ.

A great time was had by all at the event!

Robyn Rohsler Ortiz is the co-owner of Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery & Florist. Robyn and her two brothers are the fourth generation owners and operators of this well established family business. Robyn attended school and earned her Floriculture Certification at The New York Bronx Botanical Garden in New York.
Robyn is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultant’s and a Sandal’s certified Honeymoon Specialist.  Robyn has designed flowers and tablescapes for bridal magazines, taught floral design classes and is called upon to design in floral design shows.

Today she has one of the most successful florists in New Jersey. Although the shop is a full service florist, Robyn’s passion is designing and creating beautiful weddings. Fueled by her energy and talent she meticulously handcrafts unique Bridal bouquets and inspirational centerpieces. Her creative vision can transform any venue into a breathtaking dream for the Bride and Groom’s wedding day. If she is your planner or coordinator her knowledge, confidence and calmness allows the Bride and Groom, and their families and guests to relax and enjoy their special day. “Timeless Elegance in Decor, Details, & Design for All Weddings and All Occasions” is the motto that Robyn’s florist stands by and thrives on to make every event a success.

We are proud to share one of Robyn Rohsler’s recent events with you:

There was a romantic and enchanted feel to this wedding which took place in October. White pumpkins, silver branches and  Swavorski crystals adorned the tables and ballroom.

It was truly fairy tale story of a prince finding his princess.

This wedding had so many sweet details and tiny touches that made it a truly memorable and beautiful  night to remember.

Resources:

www.weddingflowersbyrobyn.com

www.seasonscatering.com

www.kleinfeldbridal.com

With more than 20 years in wedding related sales and marketing, Alan Berg is uniquely qualified to help local wedding businesses achieve their goals. Alan spent 11 years at The Knot, the leading lifestage media company, most of them as Vice President, overseeing the sales, education and training of the local sales team and local wedding pros around the country.

Alan is the author of the books “If your website was an employee, would you fire it?”, “Don’t Paint the House” and the brand new book and e-book “Your Attitude for Success”, all available on his website.

He is a business & marketing consultant, in-demand professional speaker and member of the National Speakers Association, the leading organization for professional speakers.

He speaks to thousands of local business professionals every year through webinars and live presentations.

For more information on where Alan’s speaking near you, his consulting services, books, DVDs and online videos, visit www.alanberg.com , email alan@alanberg.com or call 732-422-6362

 

Are your collateral materials worth the paper they’re printed on?

While we live in a digital world, printed materials are still key to any business. We’re a “less-paper” society, not a “paperless” one. You have many different kinds of printed collateral materials from business cards to brochures, postcards to price lists and menus to promotional pieces. Are your collateral pieces supporting your business or are they causing “collateral damage”.

Your collateral materials need to support your brand image, your mission and your goals. Very often they’re the first impression a prospect will have of you and your business. Are they doing their job, or is it time to replace them? If your business has evolved but your collateral materials haven’t, then it’s definitely time to replace them. One of the  ingest mistakes is waiting to use up your current materials before printing new, better ones.

How much is this going to cost?

I’m often asked what new printed pieces will cost and the answer is the same as what a new website will cost you… less than the business you’re losing by having the wrong ones. That’s right, if you lose just one client because your business card, postcard, brochure, etc. turned them off, the profit from that job is likely to have been enough to have printed better ones.

So, what makes a printed piece better? Pretty much the same things that make your other marketing better; they’re well designed, reflect your brand identity, have a clear purpose and a clear call to action. Whoever gets it need to know: Who you are, What you do and What you want them to do now that they have it.

Should I print them myself?

When should you print the materials yourself and when should you print them professionally? If the information isn’t likely to change very often, it’s usually better and cheaper to have them printed professionally. If there are photos then it’s usually better to get them printed professionally. If you often need small quantities of a piece then you may want to consider printing them yourself.

Just understand that printing them yourself doesn’t mean you designed them yourself. There’s no substitute for good design and quality. There are many high-quality printers, laser and inkjet, that will produce a very good image, but make sure that the image that’s  being printed is of sufficient quality to support your brand. If you choose to print them yourself, the goal is to make it so that the person getting it can’t tell that you printed it in-house.

Is print here to stay? While I’m sure we’ll continue to reduce the need to print certain materials, I think it will be a very long time until we’re a truly paperless society. Come to the Wedding Biz conference and you’ll see me do live reviews of attendees’ collateral materials. That’s right, I’ll be analyzing and giving suggestions on how to improve the actual materials of some of the attendees. Are you brave enough to submit yours for analysis?

Today our Member Spotlight features Dorinda Duclos, owner and lead designer of Favors by Dorinda, personalized candy bar wrapper favors and custom candy cakes. Dorinda shares with us some background on how she got started in the industry and narrates some details from one of her recent events!

Chocolate and art have always been my passion, so I combined the two to add sweetness to any beautiful occasion.

Favors by Dorinda was born in April 1998.  As an art major in school, my love for creating was never far away.  After a 20 year career in pharmacy, the arts called once again.  Active in many organizations throughout the wedding industry, as well as a social media expert, you’ll often find me on Facebook & Twitter, chatting away about today’s trends, what’s in, what’s out and what’s coming up.

I’m married to an incredible man, Neil, who supports me no matter what crazy idea I happen to come up with. I’m a proud mom of two wonderful children, Jonathan and Alyssa.  This is what I truly live for and my family inspires me to keep moving forward, making my dreams always come true.

Our Royal Wedding ~ Lady Rebecca & Sir Jonathan
“Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam. And wove, twue wove, wiww fowwow you fowevah and evah… So tweasuwe youw wove” ~ Princess Bride

On Friday, September 16, 2011, my son, Jonathan, married the love of his life, Rebecca. I can honestly say that it was the most amazing wedding (short of mine lol) that I have ever experienced. It was a medieval wedding. The men wore tabards and swords, the women dressed as medieval princesses (especially my daughter, Alyssa). Even the guests dressed for the occasion! And yes, the parents did, too! We all got into the festivities, including a fire show, a juggler & a flutist. The entertainment was amazing.

A special thank you goes out to Agnieshka Burke of Pumpkin Coach Events, who brought this event to life. She did an amazing job the day of the wedding, never missing a beat and making sure that everything was perfect!

We’d also like to thank Dominick from The Bethwood in Totowa, NJ. Without his willingness to make dreams come true, we couldn’t have had this wonderful day. The entire staff at The Bethwood was professional, kind and always smiling! They made it very easy for the guests to truly enjoy everything that was happening around them.

I had the honor of making the candy bar wrapper favors & mintbooks for Jon & Becky, using Jon’s artwork as the background.

As a special surprise for the bride and groom, my husband and I commissioned Robert Calabrese of Robert Edward Woodworking to create a dragon statue that would be the base for a castle cake we asked Sabrina Kuratana, owner of a cake dream, to make for us. They blew us away! The dragon is amazing, carved of wood, perched over the castle, guarding the happy couple. The cake is incredible, too beautiful to cut! But cut we did!! Wow! The cake was so delicious…a chocolate cake with mocha filling. I know where my next big occasion cake is coming from :) .

So I’ve shared some of the hi-lights of this magical day but the most important part was watching my son and his new wife. The glow from their faces, the sparkle in their eyes, truly showed how very much they love each other. And after all, isn’t that what it’s all about…

Congratulations to Jonathan & Rebecca ~ Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness, laughter and most of all Love!

Event Planning: Agnieshka Burke of Pumpkin Coach Events, http://www.pumpkincoachevents.com

Location: The Bethwood, http://www.thebethwood.com/

Custom Dragon Statue: Robert Calabrese of Robert Edward Woodworking, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-Edward-Woodworking/130564263634282

Cake: Sabrina Kuratana of A Cake Dream, http://www.acakedream.com/

Favors: Favors by Dorinda http://www.favorsbydorinda.com/

http://favorsbydorinda.blogspot.com/2011/09/our-royal-wedding-lady-rebecca-sir.html

PUMPKIN COACH EVENTS was created by ABC Member, Agnieshka Burke, out of passion for beauty, style and everything bridal. Meticulous with detail and very methodical in solving problems Agnieshka has worked for many years in the NYC world of fashion, as a costume designer for Broadway Cares fundraisers and off-Broadway shows, as an art director in publishing, and assisting with high profile diplomatic events. She graduated summa cum laude from the highly regarded Fashion Institute of Technology and has a Bridal Gown Design certificate from the Parsons School of Design in NYC. For many years she combined her passion for artistic creation with her natural ability to multitask and organize.

Agnieshka resides in Short Hills, NJ with her stuntman husband and two kids who, even though don’t get paid for doing stunts, still do them every single day (because it’s in their blood)

Pumpkin Coach Events has been awarded the prestigious Bride’s choice award 2012 by the Wedding Wire.

Check out Agnieshka’s Masquerade-themed wedding featured in NJ Bride!

For Caryn Whitman and Edwin Whitney, a couple drawn together by their love of adventure and flair for the dramatic, it was certainly time for the “happily ever after” in their life story. After the couple became engaged in October 2007 and decided on a destination wedding, Caryn’s mother became ill and passed away in May 2008. A little more than a year later, Edwin’s father suffered the same fate.

It was a difficult time for both. “We finally decided it was time to bring some joy back into our family’s lives and have a proper wedding celebration,” Caryn says. Not wanting to settle for a traditional celebration, the couple decided to throw a lavish Venetian masquerade ball at Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury. “Caryn and Ed had their minds made up about creating a one-of-a-kind wedding that would stand out. The masquerade theme perfectly captured their personalities,” says event planner Agnieshka Burke of Pumpkin Coach Designs.

Representing the couple’s different religious backgrounds and extensive travels, the ceremony blended Jewish and Catholic traditions, and incorporated other cultural customs such as the Buddhist practice of the gentle ringing of bells and an Apache prayer. Caryn walked down the aisle to Igor Presnyakov’s acoustic version of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” carrying a handmade bouquet crafted from more than 100 of her mother’s antique brooches. “I was able to feel a sense that my mom was with me every step,” Caryn says.

Guests were invited to this magical evening with custom-designed, gilded paper scrolls and were asked to play the part by wearing Venetian masquerade masks that were placed at each table setting.

Centerpieces were embellished with white ostrich feathers and pearls, which mirrored the feather-and-crystal cake topper and the bride’s one-of-a-kind headpiece.

Jugglers, contortionists, a girl in a bubble, stilt walkers and fire eaters entertained guests as they ate, drank and danced. As an added bonus, party goers were serenaded by the bride’s father and sister, and even Caryn ventured into the spotlight to perform a rap song she reworked especially for Edwin.

And as for the reviews? Raves all around. “We had so much fun. We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” Caryn says. Now that’s a happy ending. After a honeymoon to South Africa and Mauritius, they split their time between Asbury Park and Manhattan.

Resources:

Photographer: Kate Connolly Photography, Long Branch, 732-483-6768; kateconnollyweddings.com

CEREMONY & RECEPTION: Shadowbrook, Shrewsbury, 732-747-0200; shadowbrook.com

EVENT PLANNER: Agnieshka Burke, Pumpkin Coach Events, 908-209-3375; pumpkincoachevents.com

BRIDE’S GOWNS: Monique Lhuillier and Pnina Tornai from Kleinfeld, NYC, 646-633-4300; kleinfeldbridal.com

BRIDE’S OSTRICH SHRUG: Theweddingdresser.com

BRIDE’S HEADPIECE: Cha-Cha’s House of Ill Repute, Brooklyn, 212-420-7450; chachashouse.com

BRIDE’S MASK: Gothic Renaissance, NYC, 212-780-9558; gothicrenaissance.com

GROOM’S MASK: Etsy.com/shop/theartofthemask.com

HAIR: Mallory Zenner, Salon Concrete, Red Bank, 732-219-6558; salonconcrete.com

MAKEUP: Joey Alvarez; joeyalvarez.com

MAID OF HONOR GOWN & ALTERATIONS: Antoinette Rose Bridal, Brick, 732-477-3477; antoinetterose.com

ENTERTAINMENT: Flambeaux Fire, 651-387-2236; flambeauxfire.com

HUPPAH DESIGN: Flowerful Events, 800-640-1930; flowerfulevents.com

BAND: Mission Dance, Freehold, 888-214-4570; missiondance.com

KETUBAH: Annaabramzon.com

LIMO & SHUTTLE BUS: Fancylimos.com

 http://www.newjerseybride.com/articles/a-masquerade-ball


Isis Petrie Williams, Co-Director of the South Jersey ABC,  is the opitimy of a New York state of mind. Excited by hustle and bustle and always up for a good challenge, she is not a “girly” girl and is most confident in a pair of jeans and uggs. She believes that it is crucial to be comfortable in your OWN skin and POSH Events wants their clients to know that this holds true for their events as well.

Isis owes her success in life to a quote she heard during her 5th grade commencement speach ” Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Til your good is better and your better is best”(Tim Duncan) and truly lives by the mantra to treat people the way you want to be treated.

On New Years Eve Isis married the man who dances with her anywhere, even when there is no music and she is a mother to the greatest toddler superhero ever. As Isis says, “I am truly honored to live my dream.”


We are proud to share with you one of Isis’ recent events!

While the world was a “buzz” for the nuptials of a certain celebrity couple who’s marriage only lasted 72 days, at POSH we were celebrating an amazing couple of our own. 

 Stacy and Michael were married in a beautiful ceremony in front of 225 of their closest family and friends at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. As they stood under the Ketubah and exchanged vows, the room filled with an overwhelming amount of love and admiration for the two friends, classmates and partners. Stacy and Mike are just “that” couple, intelligent, compassionate and beautiful from the inside out.

The couple planned their wedding with their guests in mind as they hosted a weekend of festivities, with immaculate attention to detail. Guests were invited to attend the welcome reception the evening before the wedding at the host hotel. The next day, guests were taken to the Aquarium where they were greeted by a lush, romantic oasis of florals, courtesy of Eventricity.  After the ceremony, guests were led to cocktails in a space which totally romanticized their surroundings with fish “floating” in the space.  The sounds of EBE’s band “London”, led guest straight into a night of dancing, laughter and love!

Wedding Planner: POSH Events www.posheventsllc.com

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Adventure Aquarium  http://www.adventureaquarium.com/

Photographer: Marie Labbancz Photography http://www.artoflove.com/

Floral Design: Eventricity http://www.eventricity.net/

Band: EBE London http://www.ebetalent.com/london-dance-band

Transportation: A-1 Limousine www.a1limo.com

Hair/makeup: Bernard’s Salon & Spa http://www.ebetalent.com/london-dance-band

 

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Want to feature your company on our ‘Member Spotlight’ and share some details from a fab wedding or event that you have brought to life? We would love to share it! Submit your stories and photos to Marketing@newjerseyabc.com