September, 2011

It’s The First Day of Fall…Time To Start Planning For The Holidays

Today is the first day of Fall and the holidays are just around the corner. Hard to believe, but in just three short months we’ll be in the midst of sipping eggnog and decking the halls. It is now officially the time to begin thinking about planning your holiday parties.

What needs to be done? Well for starters…. select your party date, decide on your location (at home or off-site), plan your guest list, select inviations, design the menu, decor and entertainment. Make your party unique.

Feel overwhelmed planning on your own?  Allow Perfectly Planned by Shari do it with you to revieve the anxiety and allow you to relax and enjoy the party as the host.


Lisa and James Henry’s Wedding

Lisa and James Henry’s Wedding

Lisa and Jim Henry were married on September 17, 2011. They had a lovely outdoor wedding ceremony and tented reception at the Buhl Mansion in Sharon, PA. Their ceremony took place on the lawn on property at Buhl Mansion with a scenic background of a running fountain and the tent and mansion in the more distant background. Guests moved on following the ceremony to the cocktail recpetion which included their signature cocktail, red sangria, while roaming the grounds.

From the very beginning of the planning process the couple said they wanted their wedding to have an autumn and outdoor feel. It did indeed. The color scheme was bugundy, ivory, brown and green with pops of yellow, orange, and coral. Every guest took home a miniature bottle of maple syrup shaped in a maple leaf bottle tied with a gift tag as a favor.Autumn inspired wedding cake



Erin and Shashank Sinha’s Wedding

Erin and Shashank Sinha’s Wedding

Congratulations to Drs. Erin and Shashank Sinha on their marriage on August 27, 2011. Erin and Shashank shared a multi-cultural wedding day. Their day began with a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Stanislaus Kostika Church in Pittsburgh’s Strip District neighborhood followed by a day of events at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Immediately following the Catholic ceremony was a luncheon for guests, then a Hindu baarat ceremony (which celebrates the groom and processes him with friends and family to the mandap, the Hindu wedding canopy) Hindu marriage ceremony, cocktails, dinner and dancing.

Highlights included:
Navy, gold and orange color scheme, choreographed group bridal party dance to “Jai Ho”, a Bollywood song, prescription cards for the bride and groom that guests could write well wishes on, signature cocktails of Mango Mojitos and Mango Lasees, black deco bar for cocktail reception, sculpted grooms cake with Droopy cartoon characters, Indian inspired wedding cake and much more.

Araujo Photography captured many detailed pictures which will be posted when we receive them to share. Watch for those!