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Gabrielle & Anthony were married at St. Lucy’s in Newark on a beautiful late April day followed by a blow our reception at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. The cherry blossoms were blooming, the sun was shining and it was a picture perfect day. Venue: The VenetianCoordination: Ness McGovern Events & DesignPhotography: Manda Weaver PhotographyFlorist: […]

New Jersey Wedding Planner, New Jersey Wedding Planning

September 14, 2022

Featured: Gabrielle & Anthony // The Venetian

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We’re happy to have been able to contribute to a recent article in Good Housekeeping titled “50 Best Wedding Registry Ideas For Every Style & Budget” about all things wedding registries. Check it out!

New Jersey Wedding Planner, New Jersey Wedding Planning, New York City Wedding Planner

September 5, 2022

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Top 5 Reasons Why A Wedding Planner Is a Smart Investment for Today’s Modern Couples We were so happy to sit down the the Editors of the The Scout Guide Bergen County, Eileen Sweeney and Christine Doherty, to discuss all things wedding planning and wedding planners. We talked about 5 reasons why hiring a wedding […]

New Jersey Wedding Planner, New Jersey Wedding Planning, Uncategorized

July 14, 2022

Featured in the Scout Guide Bergen County

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If you have not had the pleasure of walking Prospect Park in Brooklyn and stumbling upon the Boathouse, I highly suggest you clear a day for it in the Spring or Fall and maybe plan a picnic! Built in 1905, the Boathouse in Prospect Park was one of the first buildings in New York City […]

Wedding Table Design

June 21, 2022

Featured: Summer Editorial // Prospect Park Boathouse

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One of the more affordable ways to dramatically transform a room is with lighting (and also maybe draping! but that’s another post for another time). There are several key types of lighting we would recommend for any space. Firstly, pin-spots. These are small lights placed on the edges or ceiling of the room that wash […]

Backyard Wedding, Lighting

June 17, 2022

Lighting Considerations: Wedding Planning 101

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A+D were married at Liberty Warehouse on a gorgeous day in May of 2022. We were so happy that it didn’t rain and surprised that it was supposed to be 80 degrees! It all worked out perfectly in the end. Liberty Warehouse is a beautiful industrial raw space. The venue boasts perfect views of the […]

Brooklyn Wedding Planner, New York City Wedding Planner

June 14, 2022

Featured: Allison & David // Liberty Warehouse

Couple In front of Sunset Liberty Warehouse
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Typically, your first tasting would happen 1-2 months before your wedding as a means to finalizing the menu with your venue. Sometimes, and especially if you’re bringing a caterer into a raw or tented space, you may do a tasting as part of your decision making process for a caterer. They will let you know […]

New Jersey Wedding Planner, New Jersey Wedding Planning, Tasting

May 13, 2022

Your Wedding Tasting: What To Be Prepared For

Four Crostinis for a Wedding Tasting
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NESS MCGOVERN EVENTS & DESIGN NAMED WINNER OF THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2022 16th Annual Best of Weddings Awards Recognize Top Wedding Vendors Across U.S. Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ / January 15, 2022—Ness McGovern Events & Design is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2022 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, […]


May 12, 2022


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United Kingdom, 2022- LUXlife Magazine announces the winners of the 2022 Global Wedding Awards. It takes a truly special company or individual to distinguish themselves on the global wedding landscape. Indeed, while all industries demand a certain dedication to excellence, the luxury events sphere seeks only the best, and only the best can find enduring success. […]

Awards, Uncategorized

May 9, 2022

Most Organized Wedding Design Planner

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It’s not what you expect to happen when your wedding day arrives, but it happens often enough that there should be a plan in place so you (the couple) don’t need to worry about it! And you can let someone else deal with these couple issues. We’re talking about:  1) Unexpected wedding guests (they never […]

New Jersey Wedding Planning

February 25, 2022

Unexpected Wedding Guests? Late Wedding Guests?

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