Archive for October, 2013


Sneak Peak into an AWE Engagement Party!

Today, I’m happy to share one of my own events with all of you – my Engagement Party!

As a planner planning your own event has it’s own slew of stresses and although it’s hard to believe – I faced a lot of the same emotions and predicaments most brides go through as well!  When planning my own events, it went on the back burner – especially when my focus was on my brides. My family turned to me or almost expected that everything would be taken care of by me, since it’s what I do, in turn putting a lot of pressure on the shoulders of a couple of people!

Going through the wheels and motions of planning one of my own events has actually been a blessing – now I’ve TRULY felt first hand what feelings and emotions, what family stresses my own brides face!  What’s my vision, do I even have one? What should I wear? What should my look be? Am I creating a memorable experience for my guests? And am I forgetting anything?!?!  All of these emotions and thoughts I felt as I went about planning this event.  In the end, I couldn’t have been happier with how it unfolded thanks to the wonderful people around me – my family, dear friends, my supportive fiancé and of course event team that helped pull everything together!

Here’s a quick snippet of my engagement event that I’m happy to have all of you be a part of!

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Concept, Planning & Coordination: Arora Wedding & Event Planning

Cinematography: P-Your Vision

Photography: G+H Photography

Decor & Florals: PARAS Events

Venue: Atlantis Pavilions

Catering: Atlantis Pavilions & The Host Fine Indian Cuisine

Stationary: Vibrance Designs

Live Artist: Olga Pankova

Hair: Ladylyn Gool

Make Up: Dawna Boot

Jewelry: Tara Fava Jewelry

Cake & Dessert Table: Bobbette & Belle

Happy Planning!

~ Richha Arora


Real Wedding: Nam & Darshan

Today we are featuring a real wedding from this past Spring, as seen in the latest edition of Lavish Dulhan magazine!

We spent countless hours with our wonderful clients Nam & Darshan to ensure every detail and part of their wedding day was cohesive, unique and custom to their personalities!  From delicious caramel popcorn to mini donut favors (their favorite indulgences) to an ice shot sculpture with their signature shot for the night! From start to finish we fused their interests and tastes every step of the way – creating memorable details that truly made their wedding their own!  Check out just a snapshot of their day wonderful Spring day!

LD Blog Nam & Darshan

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Full-Service Wedding Planning: Arora Wedding & Event Planning

Photography: G+H Photography

Venue: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex

Cinematography: Fusion Productions

 Beauty:  Shirley Wu Beauty Concepts

Decor & Florals: Berries & Bloom

 Cake: I Do! Wedding Cakes

 Donut Favors: Paulette’s Original Donuts

Fashion: CTC West

DJ: Nspire Sound

Entertainment: SGPD


It’s Not Just About the Parties | The After Hours Job!

Come Fall & Winter the events and wedding industry goes into event overload with Grand Openings, Launches, Open Houses and Industry Nights.  In an industry where most of our events take place in the summer months, we see a bit of a lull before we go head first into corporate events and booking for the following season(s).

This week was especially exhausting as our team attended a number of events and parties.  Now if you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you may get the impression of “is all these girls do is party?”  Well we do, we are event planners after all! However, these parties have a lot more meaning and take a lot more work than it appears!  What do these parties entail and why do we “have” to go? Well it’s a part of our job – just like any other service based job ours involves research, staying on top of upcoming trends and building relationships.

So, attending these events allows us to see emerging trends in decor, florals, color palettes and also simulates our creative juices on the next big thing we can do for our upcoming weddings.  In addition, we’re able to see what’s trending in terms of food and beverages – what are some new ways of service, presentation, or ideas for signature drinks – all which add value to our current and future brides and grooms!  During the summer months we don’t really get a chance to really connect with our industry partners and so here we run into new people we’d like to work with or who can offer our clients a great product or service and we meet old friends whom we catch up with, all in all making our relationships stronger for – you guessed it, our clients!  It also gives our team a time to connect, talk about us and what skills we need to improve on and how we can function better together, all in all giving our clients a highly efficient, expert team as the backbone to their events.  So yes, while we do enjoy the mixing and mingling, the food and the drinks we are still working – but hey doesn’t every job have it’s perks?

If you missed all the action, here’s a visual summary from our week out on the town!

Happy Planning!

~ AWE Team

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Weekend in The Hamptons | A Luxury Inspired Editorial Spread

The design and decor reflect casual elegance at its finest.  The theme of relaxed luxury is communicated through the use of decorative elements amongst bountiful floral and fruit.  Timeless blue and white ceramic dinnerware evoke a sense of nostalgia, while remaining formal.  Wooden furnishings provide warmth to the overall design scheme.  Relaxed summers by the beach provide perfect inspiration for this wedding!  View the complete spread in print in the newly released Summer/Fall 2013 issue of Lavish Dulhan magazine – in stores now!

LD Blog Weekend in Hamptons

Concept & PlanningArora Wedding & Event Planning

Photography: Melanie Galbrand-Chen, Verve Photo Co.

Beauty: Amplified Soul: Makeup+Hair Couture

Styling & FloralParas Events

Cakescape & Sweet Table: Fine Cakes by Zehra

Stationary Love, Paper & Ink: Fine Bespoke Stationary

Decor Rental: Design2Decor

FashionCTC West

Dining Tables & Chairs: Contemporary Furniture Rentals

Menu: Chef Michael Robertson, Oliver & Bonacini Events

Millinery: David Dunkley

Veil & FeatherBlair Nadeau Millinery