Erin and Michael said “I do” at the lovely Griggstown Reformed Church in Princeton, NJ this past October. The celebration continued at the Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center, also located in Princeton, NJ. A piano player welcomed guests into a warm, candlelit cocktail hour before they made their way outside for the reception. Stunning centerpieces with red roses adorned the tables, complimented by colorful uplighting, candles, and a scenic landscape. From a fun conga line to dancing all night long, everyone had a blast! Congratulations to the beautiful bride and groom. Thank you for having Pumpkin Coach Events be a part of your special day!

Images courtesy of Abella Studios

The historical, Calvary Episcopal Church, in Summit, NJ with their renowned, beautiful stained glass windows, is where Amy and John exchanged their wedding vows. The celebration continued at the Short Hills Hilton on a beautiful Fall day. Amy and John’s loved ones enjoyed live jazz music during cocktail hour followed by an intimate dinner. The tables were decorated with colorful floral arrangements and soft candle light. The festivities continued next door where guests danced and laughed the night away. The bride surprised her groom with quite the memorable groom’s cake, in the shape of a coca cola bottle (his favorite soda), finished with an adorable puppy cake topper. To conclude a memorable evening, the happy couple shared a sweet, special dance together as husband and wife. Congratulations Amy and John! Thank you for having Pumpkin Coach Events be a part of your special day!

Caitlin and Matt’s wedding ceremony was held at the intimate Saints Peter and Paul church in Hoboken, NJ this past 4th of July weekend. After loved ones celebrated their union with a grand exit full of bubbles, the happy couple took photos by the waterfront and around the city on this warm, sunny day. The reception followed at Studio 450 in NYC. Pumpkin Coach Events enjoyed coordinating this wedding that incorporated a lot of unique and personable details. Caitlin who is a school teacher, had her young students create adorable escort cards with hand drawn photos of all of her guests. We hung these in the entranceway for guests to enjoy as they arrived. This venue, like a blank canvas with lovely natural light, allowed for creative decor elements from colorful pillows, to sparkly votives, fun signs, to beautiful floral accents. They topped off the night with a memorable grand exit with sparklers. Congratulations to Caitlin and Matt from Pumpkin Coach Events! Thank you for having us be a part of your special day!

Centerpieces: Bigger is better when it comes to this year’s table décor. So many of our brides and grooms went for tall, elaborate floral centerpieces, in towering vases. This works beautifully in venues with high ceilings!
Table layouts: The standard round table setup is slowly changing with fun varying layouts of longer banquet style tables. Brides and grooms like the flexibility these set-ups allow, by having more of their guests sit together and in some cases, creating more space for dancing and other forms of entertainment!
Invitations: When it comes to invitations, brides and grooms are leaving laser printing behind for more traditional methods like engraving or letterpress. This can provide a more personalized approach, from a simple, elegant invitation to a more elaborate, decorative design.
Music: Wedding guests enjoy the unexpected when it comes to bands at wedding receptions. You may hire an indie band or classical group, but they surprise your guests by performing their versions of modern pop and hip hop songs, keeping the dance floor crowded all night long!
Theme: This year more than ever, we are seeing elegant, rustic-themed weddings, trending. This is a beautiful season for outdoor pavilions, classic barns, beautiful lights, and décor, incorporating nature and vibrant colors on the big day!

What is your favorite trend this year?

We at Pumpkin Coach Events, wish you a happy, fun season of planning!

Emilie and Pete became husband and wife on a rainy, but beautiful summer afternoon at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta, NJ. Emilie and her bridesmaids looked great in their dresses, as did Pete and his groomsmen in their suits and military uniforms, as they posed for photos prior to the ceremony. The reception took place at David’s Country Inn in Hackettstown, NJ. A piano player welcomed guests into cocktail hour and beautiful flowers and candles lit up every room. This lovely venue allowed the happy couple to make a unique entrance down the stairs into the party, where everyone continued to dance the night away. What a fun group of people and a wonderful wedding! Congratulations Emilie and Pete!

We returned to Short Hills Hilton for a 2nd week in a row to celebrate the wedding of Tricia and Adam! We had so much fun with the details for this wedding. The elaborate, beautiful chuppuh for the ceremony, the creative signature cocktail drinks, and the live painter that  created a wonderful keepsake, were just a few of the elements that certainly made their wedding a night to remember! Mazel Tov Tricia and Adam!

On a sunny day in May, Lauren and Robbie signed their Ketubah surrounded by loved ones. They said “I do” under a colorful chuppah at the Short Hills Hilton. Photos of the happy couple along with their friends and family were taken outside on such a beautiful day. The reception was filled with vibrant floral centerpieces and uplighting, complimenting the decor on the cake and reception tables. An enthusiastic live band leading a celebratory “hora” dance, paved the way for a very fun evening!


Laura and Josh were married this May at the beautiful and rustic, Raritan Inn in Califon, NJ. The Groom and Groomsmen played pool and outdoor games, as the girls got ready in the bridal suite for the big day. After Laura and Josh’s adorable first look, they took photos with loved ones, getting excited to say their “I dos”. Due to a last minute Spring thunderstorm, their outdoor ceremony was quickly moved inside. They were such a troopers and what a beautiful ceremony it was! A fun indoor, outdoor reception followed, filled with lights, laughter, and lots of dancing! Guests had a blast posing for the photo booth filled with silly props, playing corn hole outside, and dancing the night away to the live band. Congratulations to such a sweet couple!

Meredith and Andy exchanged vows in front of their loved ones this June, at Jasna Polana, in Princeton, NJ. Bright, colorful flowers decorated the ceremony chairs, the arch, and aisle, complimenting the bridal bouquet and floral centerpieces inside. Guests “signed in” leaving their best advice and well wishes on the couple’s Wishing Tree in the entrance. The reception was decorated with elegant drapery, lighting, and gold details. Guests had fun in the photo booth, at the espresso bar, and enjoyed the beautiful panoramic view of the golf course while they dined and danced the night away.  Congratulations Meredith and Andy!!


As the days are getting warmer, we are reminded that summer is just around the corner! Award winning wedding planning and designing company-Pumpkin Coach Events, had a busy Spring season filled with beautiful weddings. We are excited to share some “sneak peeks” with you!

Spring is a fun time to mix and match bright colors for your centerpieces, up lighting, or table décor. Some of our brides and grooms picked vibrant pink, blue, and purple color schemes, while others went with warmer, gold tones, complimented by lots of candles!

An outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour fits perfectly on a sunny Spring day. Colorful umbrellas, a photo booth with props, and a beautifully lit, indoor reception are great options for a rainy wedding day.

You will also find infinite options of floral arrangements for your bouquets, room décor, centerpieces, and more, with all of the flowers available in-season.

These are just a few reasons why Spring weddings are so popular. We, at Pumpkin Coach Events, had so much fun working with our happy couples this Spring. We look forward to coordinating many more beautiful weddings this summer!