Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Winter Wedding to Kick off the New Year

Yesterday, Sarah Lusardi (owner) and Jessica Salazar Mino (associate coordinator) at NY Engagements, LLC were onsite providing day of coordination services and floral decor at the CV Rich Mansion in White Plains, New York. It was a sunny yet chilly winter day - no snow fall thankfully. The day started for the bride at 1pm when she checked into the Crowne Plaza Hotel with her bridesmaids to start getting their hair and makeup done. The bride's makeup artist Meredith Hayman traveled on-site and did a fantastic job making her look natural and radiant. Her photographer, talented Jacqueline Pfeffer of Beacon, New York arrived at the hotel to capture the getting ready shots before heading to the mansion for the ceremony.

Behind the scenes, the NY Engagements team set up the ceremony and reception decor. In the ceremony room, Sarah and Jessica set flowers on the pedestals at the front, wedding programs on each chair, lanterns down the aisle, an aisle runner to pull prior to the processional, placed the breaking glass on the table, checked in with the officiant and the guitarist and reserved selected seats for honored guests and processional participants.
The bride carried a small bouquet of all fuscia gerbera daisies (her favorite flower) with a cameo ring accenting the handle of the bouquet (a ring passed down from generation to generation). Her two bridesmaids carried white gerbera daisies with black centers to accessorize their black dresses. All the flower arrangements were provided by Engaging Floral Designs.

In the cocktail area of the mansion, we adorned the tables with family photos of the couple, placed votive candles everywhere, and the escort cards were alphabetized and set up in rows down the table.

Back in the reception room, the cake arrives and we place the finishing touch on the top tier - a heirloom piece from the bride's family.
The dj was Carol from A Starry Night who had the guests on their feet dancing the night away to tunes that everyone enjoyed. Caperberry Events catered the event and provided very tasty food - we cleaned our plates! The team of staff at the CV Rich Mansion work hard to make sure every aspect of their clients' experience is top notch - Joanna and Dottie are wonderful and it was great to collaborate with them from behind the scenes and on the day of!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bosco Bridal Show Jan 6 - Scavenger Hunt for the Prize

Engaging Floral Designs and NY Engagements, LLC offer attending brides of the Villa Barone Bosco Bridal Show on January 6, 2010 a scavenger hunt promo for the grand prize! If you are a bride on the hunt for the prize, you're doing great and you could be the very first one to win the contest!

Your next task then would be to go onto and find the latest post by EngagingFlorals. After reading it, email the post (using the icon at the bottom of the article) to a friend and also to us (find our email on your promotional materials) with your show promo code.

Best of Luck to you and Happy New Year!

Sarah Lusardi