Feature Friday: Harbor Hill Restaurant & Bar

Feature Friday: Harbor Hill Restaurant & Bar


DSC_1627Harbor Hill Bar & Restaurant offers traditional, upscale, American food to the Nyack, New York area by hosting events of all sorts, including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties, wedding showers, birthdays, and just about everything else in between. DSC_1448 copy

The three-story restaurant, in the heart of town, successfully offers a trendy and sophisticated environment…

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Tips for the Desi Bride: Shopping in India?

Tips for the Desi Bride: Shopping in India?

CALLING ALL INDIAN BRIDE’S TO BE!! Are you trying to cut down costs on your clothes, jewelry, accessories and pretty much everything else for your wedding?! Why shop here in the U.S when you can shop for cheaper with a wider variety of options in India? Most of you already know this but here a few tips we’re sharing to remember and pass on to your nearest and dearest!


Whether it’s two…

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#FeatureFriday: Andres Valenzuela Photography

#FeatureFriday: Andres Valenzuela Photography



Andres Valenzuela Photography has been serving the greater New Jersey, New York and Connecticut area, for the past 8 years, with personal and quality photos that are tailored to each couple’s personality.

Andres and his wife Kim base their company on the lasting relationships that they are able to make with all of the couples that they meet in their journeys. These relationships are formed from…

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Pre-Shaadi Ceremonies For the Hindu Couple Part 2

Pre-Shaadi Ceremonies For the Hindu Couple Part 2

So last week we started sharing some of the ceremonies that set apart the Hindu wedding from any other! We shared with you the Godh Bharai and the Tilak. Today we will explore the most fun of all the ceremonies the Mehendi and the Sangeet!

Mehendi: Anyone interested in getting a tattoo? Well maybe not permanently but for those of us who enjoy a temporary design once in a while are more than happy…

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How To Cut Down Your Wedding Budget

How To Cut Down Your Wedding Budget

Avoid Peak seasons:


Getting married in winter opposed to summer will give you more date availability as well as lower prices compared to peak wedding seasons

Shop locally for flowers:


Locally grown and sold flowers that are in season will be considerably less expensive than flowers that are out of season and being shipped from out of town places

Explore your cake options:


A cake with…

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Pre-Shaadi Ceremonies For the Hindu Couple Part 1

Pre-Shaadi Ceremonies For the Hindu Couple Part 1


Hindu religion has been one of the longest practiced religions around the world. As such an ancient religion, the traditions, customs and rituals passed down are held sacred from generation to generation. The most sacred of all the Hindu religion practices is what we know today as the sacrament of matrimony, marriage or to those of us Indians, hamara shaadi ka din. The day of our wedding is a…

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Wedding Countdown Checklist - 4 months

Wedding Countdown Checklist – 4 months


A bride recently said to me, “I’m getting married in four months! What do I do? Where do I start?”

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These are two of the most asked questions, so let the countdown begin. This is a quick checklist and although its begins at four months, please tailor and adjust it to match your own priorities and wedding date. Like any checklist this is simply a guide.

Four Months to go:

  • Inform immediate family…

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Yelp Fines for Negative Reviews

Yelp Fines for Negative Reviews

union-street-ghUnion Street Guest House of Hudson New York has made a bold move by fining wedding parties and their guests $500 for each negative review that they post about their stay.  

The Vanderbilt and Rockefeller owned hotel had the following statement on their website, but it has since been taken down:

                  Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and our Inn,      …

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Feature Friday: Luis Rodriguez Makeup Artist

Feature Friday: Luis Rodriguez Makeup Artist


IMG_0776Makeup artist, Luis Rodriguez, styles the faces of brides with wedding day makeup looks that enhance their natural beauty in a distinguishable and eye-catching manner. Luis’ knack for all things beauty took root in his homeland of the Dominican Republic. Growing up, Luis honed his skills on the faces of his family members before moving on to photo shoots and fashion shows. Over the past 20 years…

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