Win a day with POSH

As we previously announced, in exactly 10 days we will be unveiling the new POSH and we are over the moon excited. To celebrate, we are having a party! But what's a party without an awesome giveaway?

So, starting today and running until midnight the on May 1st, we are allowing couples getting married between now and May 2012 to enter our contest to win a day with POSH!

Official contest rules below.

Contest Details:

Entries must be emailed to, subject line "Win a day with POSH!" no later than May 1, 2011, and the prize will be awarded for weddings dated from 9/1/11 to 5/1/12.

Entrant must also like us at our POSH Events, LLC fan page on Facebook for further details regarding our "How Sweet it is" POSH Celebration.

Entries received after 5/1/11 will NOT be accepted. The winning couple will be announced at the POSH celebration (date to be announced) and the couple physically must be present to claim their prize.

Contest Rules and the fine print...
1) Entries may be made by either the couple, or by family or friends.

2) The wedding must take place within a 60 mile radius of Cherry Hill, NJ. A venue must be secured at the time of entry. Events taking place in excess of 60 miles will have to compensate for travel expense.

3) You must be a new POSH Client and can not have previously secured services prior to May 1, 2011. Entrant will receive a POSH Deluxe (Day of) Wedding Management package.

4) This offer cannot be combined with any other discount, contest, or other winnings.

6) The entry email must be titled "Win a day with POSH" and must outline why you feel the couple deserves to win. Feel free to include pictures, DVD’s, or anything else you can think of to tell your story. The entry must also include the date of your wedding, number of guest and location of both the ceremony and reception.

7) The Bride or Groom must be physically present at the POSH appreciation party to claim their prize. Non-attendance will forfeit your entry.

8) There is no fee to enter. Only 1 entry per couple.

Sound too good to be true...I know!!!! What are you waiting for?! Email away!


Destination...Dominican Republic (sneak peek)

In honor of today's gorgeous 80 degree weather, here is a sneak week of our destination wedding weekend at the Majestic Elegance Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.


Have an awesome day!


Speaking to the Southern NJ ABC Local Networking Group April 26, 2011

I'm so honored to be asked to speak at the Southern NJ Association of Bridal Consultants Local Networking Group meeting later this month.

The Association of Bridal Consultants is actually where my career first started. While attending wedding planning courses at Temple University Ft Washington Campuses, (Can we say career student?!), I first learned of the Association and attended my first local conference. During the conference, I met a Wedding Planner from Northern NJ who so graciously allowed me to shadow her at her events, and the rest history.

I've been extremely honored to speak at conferences before, but this particular group is very near and dear to me. Every new client that we receive, every colleague along the way, every vendor referral, I'm thankful for all of it and acknowledge that we are only as strong as our support system. Many great relationships were formed out of networking through this organization.

I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences with a group of my peers, giving insight to the "POSH" experience and learning along the way.

In the area? Be sure to attend this event for Planners Only!!!! Contact Pat Ambrosius at for registration information and be sure to drop me a line and let me know you'll be there.


Published: Our Wedding on The Brides Cafe and


In this business there are many times that I have been moved. When I walk my brides to those double doors, when we receive thank you notes, when my inbox is filled with pictures of POSH bundles of joy. I'm always moved.

Today however, it's personal.

In an industry where it is easy to "get in" and incredibly difficult to maintain, where turnover is high and loyalty not so much, I've been extremely fortunate. Not just with POSH as a business, but with the many relationships that have evolved out of this business, my passion.

When I got engaged, I was immediately hit with an overwhelming feeling of fear. Would MY wedding be good enough? Would people be moved by my story enough to be featured? Printed? Would anyone even care? I'm not going to lie, at times it was extremely stressful. See with a client it's easy. I can pick amazing picture, after amazing picture, eyes closed. With our wedding however, I came to the realization that I am not superwoman. With a little help from my friends, I realized our wedding was not going to be designed for display purposes. It's was going to be a reflection of "us" and that would be good enough.

So today, 3 months after we exchanged vows to see our wedding featured TODAY on The Brides Cafe and after being featured previously on Munaluchi Bridal , three industry publications that do amazing things for couples in general and of color specifically, I am honored. And humbled.

I want to say thank you internet for all that you do. For the many phone calls, text's, tweets and "likes" of support. For allowing me during this process to feel like a "Bride" and not just a planner, for supporting Mr. Charming and I and allowing me to remain #giddy. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate it.

I will begin recaps shortly amongst recaps of our client weddings, but in the meantime here's one of my all time favorite pictures courtesy of my rockstar photogs Entwined Studio



My ridiculously amazing vendor team:
Wedding Coordination: POSH Events ( and Day Of Planner Deidre Gray ( for Always a Positive Image
Event Design- POSH Events
Photographer- Entwined Studio
Videographer Illumimoto Cinema
Cakes/Dessert Table- The Hudson Cakery
Lighting- Synergetic Light & Sound
Band- CTO 5th Ave
Ceremony/ Reception Venue- The Hyatt Penn's Landing-
Florist- Leigh Florist
Stationary- LePenn Designs www.lepenndesigns
Rentals- Choice Party Linens Event Designs
Table Names- Paperfinger
Makeup Artist- Ashanti Ortiz (
Calligrapher-Kathleen Turnure
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bride's Shoes : Christian Louboutin
Bridemaids Dresses: Alvina Valenta
Fotobooth :Go Festive
Placecards: Timeless Paper


Happy Anniversary to the Irizarry's

Hope and Peter were more like family then clients. From the first meeting, when Hope, Peter and Mother Johnson arrived at the studio, planning binder and Eagles cap in hand, I knew we were going to have a good time.

A few months later, they exchanged vows at St. Matthews Baptist Church and hosted a brunch reception for their nearest and dearest at Lucien's Manor. Their ceremony was one of my absolute favorites as the Bride surprised the groom with a solo during the vows.

Hope & Peter, I'm truly blessed that you trusted POSH with your big day and even moreso that we have become friends. I wish you both a lifetime of love and many, many more anniversaries (and babies) to come.

Here's to year#2. Wow how time flies!