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Sneak Peek: Aimee and Michael’s New Rochelle, New York Wedding

I miss working with Aimee and Michael who found one another thanks to eHarmony. Planning, designing and coordinating their fete was a lot of F-U-N! Here’s a sneak peek from this New Rochelle wedding with more to come next Friday.

Stay tuned!

Stylishly Yours,

Tamieka L. Jones


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Real Wedding: Dragos + Marcela’s Bucharest Restaurant Wedding in Queens, New York

Marcela and Dragos envisioned a traditional Romanian wedding. The nuptials took place at St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church in Queens, New York. Immediately after the ceremony, guests enjoyed the reception at Bucharest Restaurant. The wedding décor setting was designed to be understated yet elegant – a true reflection of Marcela and Dragos’ style.

Guests were presented with custom 4×5 folded card invitations with a printed layer of raw silk ecru mounted on burgundy velvet. A translucent vellum band neatly held the reception, direction and the RSVP cards. Ooh la la! Guests were raving about this wedding invitation suite thanks to my talented graphic designer and paper stylist.

The tables were arranged family banquet style with champagne linens with a “pop” of color  in the center.  The floral arrangements were clusters of three centerpieces filled with white hydrangea, seeded eucalyptus, red and quicksand roses.  In between each centerpiece were flickering votive candles on top of mirrors. For visual interest, the in-house mahogany chairs were used for the guest tables on the upper level while gold chivari chairs were used for guest tables on the lower level.

The favors were stylishly presented in champagne wrapping paper and burgundy belly band ribbon with their custom favor tags with their initials.


A custom monogram illuminated the dance floor just in front of another captivating centerpiece – the wedding cake.  The fondant cake with chocolate flourishes and flowers sat pretty on top of an antique gold cake riser commanding attention from every angle of the room.

Do you envision wedding decor that is detailed and reflects your style? We would love to design and style your wedding while you plan it. We can also be available to you on the day of the wedding to coordinate every aspect of the wedding day from hair and make-up to cake cutting in addition to the set up and strike of the decor. Click here to learn more about our decor design services.

Event Styling + Design + Day of Coordination: A Perfect Setting, Inc.

Ceremony: St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church

Reception: Bucharest Restaurant

Wedding Photography: Najem Photography

Decor Photography: Windau Photography

Entertainment: DJ Smurf

Lighting: Finer Touch Entertainment

Wedding cake: Lulu’s Cake Boutique

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Sneak Peek: Carolyn’s Swanky Retirement Party at The Radisson New Rochelle Hotel

Ah, I’m still on cloud nine from another successful event! The transformation of the Radisson Hotel New Rochelle ballroom was absolutely exquisite. Here’s a sneak peek with more to come…

by-woops-red-velvet-macaroon-favorThe red velvet macaroon favors were simply delish. Guests kept asking for more! Oh, and the favor tag design coordinated with the invitations.

the-radisson-hotel-new-rochelle-new-yorkI loved working with this festive textured linen.  And I used it on every other table to cut cost.

Stylishly Yours,

Tamieka L. Jones

Photo credit: Nick Carter Photography

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Custom Stationery: An Estate Style Wedding Day Stationery

95% of brides and grooms think its all about the invitations when it comes to wedding stationery. And they are so wrong! They rarely think about the importance of carrying the look and theme of the invitations throughout the rest of the stationery; escort cards, place cards, menus, favor seals or tags, table numbers and thank you cards. Consistency is key when it comes to the details!

Check out the wedding day stationery from Francis and Soye’s estate style wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club. Do you see how the paper, design and font is consistent with the invitations?

custom-wedding-invitations-and-stationery-nycDid you notice the midnight blue suede fabric on the layered table number? Since Francis loves bling and it was too expensive to add to the invitations, we added 5 Swarovski stones to the printed layer of the table numbers which complimented the wedding centerpieces to perfection.

Haven’t found the invitations to set the tone for your wedding? Maybe you should consider custom, handcrafted wedding invitations and stationery. My paper stylist and I would love to work with you! Give us a call 800-451-2951. Don’t delay we book quickly and can only work on a specific number of stationery projects at a time.

Stylishly Yours,

Tamieka L. Jones




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Sneak Peek: Francis and Soye’s Estate Style Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club

I had an amazing weekend in Long Island. Although the weather on Saturday was absolutely horrible, it didn’t put a damper on Francis and Soye’s wedding. We embraced the rain and made the best of it. Here are a few photos from their FABULOUS and STYLISH wedding!



long-island-wedding-plannerMore to come from Nick Carter Photography in a few weeks…

Stylishly Yours,

Tamieka L. Jones



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Sneak Peek: Jaha’s Super Sweet Sixteen at The Surf Club on The Sound

You already had a glimpse of Jaha’s royal blue glitter sweet sixteen invitations and day of stationery. Well, the decor had to make an indelible impression too! The sequin back drop curtains totally transformed the ballroom. Wait staff of The Surf Club were amazed by the level of detail for this sweet sixteen.



Jaha’s royal blue sweet sixteen dress was haute couture in every way.  And she wore it like a Star! It was an honor to be a part of such a swanky affair.

Stylishly Yours,

Tamieka L. Jones


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Custom Stationery: Starry Night Theme Day Of The Event Stationery

A few weeks ago, I shared with you these gorgeous custom, handcrafted sweet sixteen glitter invitations.  Today, is our client’s super sweet sixteen at The Surf Club on the Sound and I want to show you how my graphic designer carried the starry night theme from the invitations to the escort cards and table names.  Consistency is keep when it comes to paperie!


Looking for custom stationery for a wedding, sweet sixteen or any milestone event?  Give us a call 800-451-2951.  We would love to create custom, handcrafted stationery that’s unique to you.

Stylishly Yours,

Tamieka L. Jones





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Custom Stationery: Art Deco Retirement Celebration Invitations

Just want to share with you the latest off our printing press. A simple yet elegant invitation for a swanky retirement party coming to a venue near you in December.  I’m loving the art deco style!  What do you think?  Can you guess the color scheme of the event?


Can’t wait for you to see the ‘day of’ event stationery with the ballroom decor!  Stay tuned…

Stylishly Yours,

Tamieka L. Jones

Photo credit: Nick Carter Photography

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Real Wedding: Jasmine and Jared’s Marros Estate Wedding in Rye, New York

I can’t believe 6 years ago Councilman Jared Rice and Jasmine tied the knot in Westchester. I can recall our initial consultation as if it were yesterday with Jasmine clearly stating her preferences as Jared silently tallied how much each would cost (LOL!). “Please don’t take me to David’s Bridal” “No chair covers, please. I want nice chairs!” “And please don’t take me to a catering hall. I’ve been to them all in Westchester!” As she continued to rattle off her preferences, I just smiled and said to myself “This is the flavor of bride I’ve been praying for!

a-perfect-setting-weddingsJasmine rented two penthouse suites at Avalon on the Sound East in downtown New Rochelle for wedding day preparation.

Jean M invitationsThe wedding colors were a vibrant blend of yellow, orange, brown, bronze and gold – simply perfect for a Fall wedding. Jasmine’s mango calla lily bouquet captivated from every angle and complimented her gorgeous silk satin Simone Carvalli gown.

new-rochelle-new-york-wedding-plannerKudos to the Best man who found stylish neck ties for himself and the groomsmen to coordinate with the bridesmaids bronze dresses.











custom-invitations-westchester-new-yorkAfter guests enjoyed cocktail hour under a tent in the Spanish courtyard, they were mesmerized by the presentation of the escort card table.

marros-estate-rye-ny-weddingsGorgeous iridescent taffeta pintuck linens, matte satin yellow napkins, gold chargers and custom chocolate circular menus with gold foil imprint added a level of sophistication to the table settings. The finishing touch was fruitwood chivari chairs with matte satin yellow cushions to match the napkins.


marros-weddings-in-rye-new-yorkJasmine loves candles therefore I had to incorporate them into the decor for the reception. Candles were everywhere throughout the ballroom; in the windows and on every table. The effect was simply breathtaking!



westchester-wedding-plannerTo enhance the wedding experience, guests were surprised with entertainment during dinner. But I also had a surprise for my bride. Jasmine loves animal print but didn’t mention this detail until all the decor was finalized. I had to find a way to incorporate it in the wedding but wasn’t sure how. When I secured Sira I described the color scheme in hopes she had a costume that would compliment the decor. When she responded “I have an animal print costume that would coordinate perfectly,” I knew God was working in my favor. Whew!

It was the best feeling in the world to hear Jasmine shout from the sweetheart table  “I love my wedding planner” as Sira started her performance.






westchester-wedding-plannerJasmine and guests danced the night away thanks to Finer Touch Entertainment. She didn’t want it to end and I didn’t either. I truly enjoyed working with these high school sweethearts but I’m so blessed to have them as friends today.

Are you too busy to plan, design and coordinate your wedding? Are you concerned about setting a realistic budget? Do you desire to have a wedding that looks high end without the price tag? I saved this couple $10,000 and not one aspect of their wedding was cookie cutter.

If yes to one or all, I can definitely be of assistance. Click here to learn more about our full service planning services.

Wedding Planning + Event Styling + Design + Day of Coordination: A Perfect Setting, Inc.

Ceremony: Shiloh Baptist Church

Reception: The Marros Estate

Bridal gown: Simone Carvalli

Bridal gown Cleaning and Preservation: A Perfect Setting, Inc.

Bridal shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Custom Bridal veil: Lisa Oquendo

Bridesmaids dresses: Amelia’s Bridal

Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse

Transportation: Club International Limo

DJ: Finer Touch Entertainment

Photography: Nick Carter Photography

Cinematography: Dream Images RLMP





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Custom Stationery: An Estate Style Wedding Invitation Suite

Paperie is an important aspect of what I do when it comes to styling and designing a wedding. The invitation sets the tone and style as it reflects the degree of formality of the celebration.  So please choose wisely!

Here’s a glimpse to see how A Perfect Setting’s paper stylist incorporated the bride’s color selection of silver, wine and blue into her custom wedding invitations.  In an effort to keep the invitations within budget, I suggested a flat ensemble (no layering of paper) with an emphasis on the graphic design.  It was refreshing to work with a 4×9 invitation suite – a first in a very long time!


We also provided the bride with the Spanish translation of the wedding invitations for her family to enjoy.

Anything is possible when working with us for your stationery needs! Are you looking for wedding stationery that coordinates with the style and theme of your wedding but is unique to you and only you?  If yes, click here to learn more about our custom stationery services and how we can help you set the tone for your upcoming wedding.

Stylishly Yours,

Tamieka L. Jones



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