2017 is here and that means there are a bunch of newly engaged couples that are still reeling from the excitement of getting to start their futures together as Mr and Mrs! As someone who recently planned her own wedding, it's an incredibly exciting time but it can also be a bit daunting. With so many different choices for vendors floating around on the internet, how can you possibly know who to choose that will work well with you and your fiancee to bring your wedding visions to life?
So to help you all out in the process, I decided to show a bit of Vendor love to some of the amazing people that I've worked with throughout the years and also the people and companies who made my own wedding unforgettable!
Hair and Makeup-
Eden Fabbo: I have to put Eden at the top of my list because not only is she super talented but she did my hair and makeup for my wedding and I never felt so pretty in my whole life. She does an amazing job of giving the brides the style that they are looking for while also adding a bit of her own style as well. With a client list including JCrew and Marchesa, you will be in great hands. If you are looking for a timeless and effortless bridal look, Eden is located in Jersey City and can be contacted here: www.edenfabbo.com.
Kristina Maccaro: Kristina was actually one of my brides a few years back and also did the hair styling for another bride, Kate, who's DIY Jersey City Elopement can be seen HERE. Kristina is an amazing colorist and stylist who's as sweet as she is talented. She and her husband John, along with a 3rd business partner, recently opened up a new salon in Jersey City called Love Lane Salon. If you like an edgy but classic look, Kristina can be contacted here: lovelanesalon.com and here: kristinamaccaro.com
Vanessa Villa; The Beauty and the Blush: I worked with Vanessa for our Winter Wedding Styled shoot and she has incredible talent. She has a great eye for blending colors and still keeping the makeup looking subtle and soft. Vanessa is located in Northern NJ and can be contacted here: beautyandtheblush.com
Dalsimer Spitz and Peck: This company can bring whatever your floral visions are to life. For Ioana and Nikola's wedding, they created a stunning floral arch with branches and fall colored flowers for the ceremony and also the most stunning centerpieces in varying sizes for every table. No arrangement is too much for them to handle. Dalsimer Spitz and Peck can be contacted here: dalsimerspitzandpeck.com
Bartlett's Greenhouse and Florists: The people at Bartlett's are some of the nicest vendors you will ever meet. I worked one on one with Mary Etta for my wedding and she was an absolute pleasure. They have an incredible handle on making beautiful floral bouquets that look like they could have been picked right from a garden that morning. They're pretty old school at Bartlett's, which is refreshingly awesome, and can only be reached by phone call or in person. You can reach them here: (973) 471-6480 or visit them at 814 Grove Street, Clifton, NJ.
Creative Confections Cafe: Jennifer Duran, the owner of Creative Confections Cafe, is an incredibly talented baker and cake designer. Not only are her cakes visually stunning, they taste amazing! She can look at a sample of how you want your wedding cake to look and will deliver above and beyond your expectations. As the sole person who bakes, decorates, delivers, and assembles the wedding cakes, Jennifer takes great pride in giving her clients the absolute best. Creative Confections Cafe is located in Montclair, NJ and can be reached here: creativeconfectionscafe.com
Health and Fitness-
Live Practically Personal Training: Liana of Live Practically, PT, is a licensed personal trainer who can help soon to be brides and grooms feel their absolute best on their wedding day. With on-site training in your own home, meal plans, and nutrition guides, she can help you to achieve your health and fitness goals not only for your wedding day but for the long term as well. Her bubbly personality will keep you enjoying your sessions even while she's kicking your butt with the workouts! Liana is located in the Hoboken/Jersey City/NYC area and can be reached here: Live Practically, PT
DJs and Bands-
Jam Music: Jam Music will take your wedding from enjoyable to unforgettable with their incredible talent for reading the crowds and playing songs that will keep everyone on the dance floor for the entire night. With amazing customer service, customized playlists, and live percussions, Jam Music delivers the highest quality of entertainment for your wedding day. They also offer photo booth rentals, custom lighting and TV displays, and a grand entrance that will really wow your guests. Jam Music is located in East Rutherford NJ and can be reached here: 1800JamMusic
Eturnity Band: Eturnity Band keeps the party going all night long by playing a variety of the greatest hits ranging from Funk, Disco, Rock&Roll, R&B, and Motown. Their lead singers get all of your guests involved by dancing and singing with them all night. The 11 member band is talented beyond belief and will turn your wedding reception into the best live concert ever. Eturnity band can be reached here: Eturnity Band
Custom Invitations and Lettering-
Lace and Belle: Meghan of Lace and Belle (formerly MLShaughnessy Designs) brings a sophisticated but fun style to her custom wedding invitation suites. Her classic style fits in perfectly with couples looking for a timeless design to tie their wedding together. Lace and Belle is located in Northern NJ and can be reached here: Lace and Belle