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A Brilliant Wedding: Trevor & Rodney

When Trevor and Rodney asked me to plan their wedding reception I could not have been more flattered and truly honored.  Not only are they a dynamic, amazing, head-over-heels in love couple, but Trevor is also a former colleague of mine and he & Rodney have been dear friends for years.  Talk about pressure!  After hosting an intimate ceremony at City Hall on a separate date, Trevor and Rodney threw their reception bash at Astra and the party was just as fun as the grooms themselves.  Guests raved about the delicious cake from City Cakes, which featured a logo created by Rodney, a talented graphic designer.  Thank you gifts featuring Trevor's favorite hometown snack, Tayto's from Ireland, and a favorite wine were also a big hit among their guests.  Besides the packed dancefloor and scrumptious meal, the guests had a blast with the flipbook booth - not just a photobooth - a flipbook booth!  Guests even got to take home their own customized flipbook complete with a photo of the happy couple and their custom wedding logo, perused memory boards filled with mementos from the couple's love story and enjoyed gorgeous centerpieces of black calla lillies by Blossom & Branch. I'll never forget the heartfelt speech that Trevor gave, there most certainly wasn't a dry eye in the entire room.  The grooms and their friends and family celebrated their marriage in an undeniably fun fashion and threw one heck of a party.  Congratulations Trevor and Rodney!  I feel so very lucky to have been part of your special day. Thanks to Zlatko Batistich for the great photos.

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A Brilliant Wedding: Vanessa & Nicole

I remember when Vanessa & Nicole sent me their list of formal photos...it included a note that said "We'd like photos of us laughing, we do that a lot." As you can tell by these fantastic photos, they were certainly right.  These two lovebirds met as roommates and tried to remain only friends but alas, love got the better of them and they fell head-over-heels for each other. Their intimate, spring wedding was filled with smiles, merriment, hugs, kisses ...and, you guessed it, a ton of laughter.  They encouraged their guests to "Remember to Live" and enjoyed every last bit of their big day. I'm pleased to announce that their photos were recently featured on Style Me Pretty.  I was privileged to be part of their amazing day and am so grateful to have met them.

Lovely photos courtesy of Kate Triano Photography.

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A Brilliant Destination Wedding: Round Hill Resort

There's really nothing like a little bit of paradise during the holiday season!  I was lucky enough to visit Round Hill Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica earlier this month for a press trip. Nestled on a quiet cove, this tropical destination wedding venue is a great escape to the days of Fred Astaire, Oscar Hammerstein and John & Jackie Kennedy. For couples searching for a private villa to host their wedding but don't want to sacrifice platinum service and amenities, Round Hill is the perfect hybrid. They have 27 unique villas (ranging from 2-bedrooms to 6-bedrooms) with dedicated staff plus the pristine oceanfront hotel rooms of the Ralph Lauren-designed Pineapple House.

As the staff will tell you, "everything is possible" when it comes to your wedding. Whether it's a barefoot beach ceremony, welcome drinks at the infinity pool or an open-air dinner on the oceanfront lawn - the only difficult part of your wedding planning will be choosing just one location for each event.

Dreaming of a wedding like this? Contact us today at 917.974.4729 or sarah@brillianteventplanning.com

Jamaica Destination Wedding Villa

Jamaica Destination Wedding

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Photos courtesy of Round Hill.