Giving Back, the Segal Family Foundation Annual Meeting at the Hyatt in Jersey City

We LOVE working with non-profits and foundations! It is at the core of our very existence, having the opportunity to work with incredible organizations giving back to their community in a innovative and caring ways is our jam.

When we were approached to work with the Segal Family Foundation on their annual meeting in Jersey City, we’re fairly certain we squealed with excitement. We worked with their team to bring together over 300 guests from across the globe to, learn, grow, explore and build community with organizations from all over the Africa. We produced three days worth of events, including a Gala, Concert and boat cruise in addition to full day programming and networking.

Working towards the greater good through this event brought such joy to both our team and the the foundation! We’re excited to be working with SFF yet again on their Annual Meeting for 2019.

Brad and Danielle's Rustic Summer Wedding at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ

We’re excited about our new blog and will be working on blogging (hopefully once a month!) Today, we’re diving deep into our archives for one of our first day of coordination weddings, for Brad and Danielle’s beautiful Waterloo Village Wedding. I’m often skeptical about working with friends, but when Danielle and I met for coffee in the spring of 2016, and she shared some of her concerns about her upcoming wedding, I knew instantly I wanted to be a part of it. We’re both entrepreneurs and were running young businesses, so we offered a barter - I was their day of coordinator and she graciously completely redesigned my previous website! 

To this day, I think this is still the most I’ve ever walked on a wedding day, we covered close to 10 miles due to the size of the venue, but it was absolutely worth it! Waterloo Village is beautifully preserved 19th century town in Stanhope, NJ. The venue is situated surrounded by woods, making it intimate, while still offering many spaces for ceremony, reception and especially photos. 

Due to the rain, we ended up moving their ceremony inside, but Danielle had originally wanted a barn wedding so it fit perfectly and she was thrilled! 

Between the incredible, locally (much of it onsite) grown food, cake with a special vegan tier just for the bride and the bonfire with s’mores to round out the evening, it was a perfect day! 

 

Photography: The Markows | @the_markows

Day of Coordination: Greater Good Events | @greatergood_events

Venue and catering: Waterloo Village | @waterloovillageweddings

Florals: Whole Foods | @wholefoods

Kerry and Corey's Carlowrie Castle Wedding in Edinburgh, Scotland

Have you ever met someone and instantly fallen in love? That’s how we felt with Kerry and Corey! We first met at a small wedding show in Astoria, and immediately clicked, they were newly engaged and still unsure about their wedding planning ideas and within the 10 minutes of our first conversation they had pretty much decided to get married in Edinburgh!

Having lived there for a bit, we were so excited to go back and share the beauty of Scotland with Kerry and Corey, their families and their amazing guests! We all figured “go big or go home” so, they were married in a beautiful and recently renovated Castle just outside the city limits. It was one of the hottest weeks ever on record and that provided a couple of unforeseen challenges, but they day turned out spectacularly , with a vintage bus shuttling the bridal party, to the lush green ceremony and fireworks to round out the evening! It was a picture perfect fairytale wedding and we loved being a part of their special day.

Wedding Planning and Coordination: Greater Good Events | @greatergood_events

Photography: The Markows | @the_markows

Venue: Carlowrie Castle | @carlowrie_castle

Florals: Narcissus Flowers | @narcissus_flowers

Dress: Sachi & Babi | @sachiandbabi

Suit: Natty Adams | @nattyadams

Hair: VJ Hair | @vj_hair

Make-up: Amy Daly Make-up | @amyclare_daly

Archery: My Adventure Edinburgh | @my_adventureedinburgh

Vintage Coach: Stagecoach Bus | @stagecoach_bus

Cocktail Hour Music: Ginny and the Tonic | @ginnyandthetonic

DJ: Paddy Gordon of MPG Entertainment | @paddygordon and @mpg.entertainments

Video: Paul Cochrane | @paulify

Fireworks: 21 CC Group | @21ccgroup

Tartan Yarmulke: Ahuva | @ahuva_com