501 Union in Brooklyn Annabelle + Alex


So excited for Annabelle & Alex and their big day at 501 Union in Brooklyn! Check out their sweet engagement story below!

Planning our engagement was a long time coming. I knew I wanted to make sure three things happened: 1) that it was in New York, 2) our friends and family were there and 3) I wanted to surprise her (Belles isn’t a fan of big surprises, nor am I). 

After picking a date (March 16th) and getting our friends and family a heads up, I realized so many people knew it was happening and it was the huge secret to have to keep from her. Every time we went out with friends I prayed that no one would let anything slip. Though I will applaud her friends for creating an elaborate St. Patrick’s Day game plan the weekend before just to throw her off. It worked.

I was wrecked with nerves the week of. So much so I was thrilled to spend two days away for work just so I could guarantee I wouldn’t let any plans slip out. All of our friends and family made it in town sneakily with only one close call—one of our friends got an AirBNB in our building, ensuing panic from me the night before…

We had plans on Friday the 16th to go have dinner with James (her brother) and his now-fiancee Katherine in Dumbo. I suggested that we should go down a little early so that I could get a photo of the iconic shot of the Manhattan Bridge down Washington St—still somehow keeping her in the dark of what’s really happening. 

Once we got the photo, we took a walk along the East River towards the restaurant. The boardwalk was fairly empty and the sun was starting to set. Then I got down on one knee and asked her if she’d marry me—or I think I did, I kind of blacked out so I’m not 100% sure what I said, but she said yes!

Afterwards we walked to Hotel 1 by the Brooklyn Bridge for dinner. I told her it was just us going to dinner, but that were going to meet up with people afterwards for drinks. To my surprise, when I asked if she wanted to know who we were meeting, she said she wanted it to stay a surprise. I was not expecting that! She said at the time she thought it was only going to be a small group of family. 

After dinner, I ordered an uber—still not telling her where we were going or who we were meeting. We pulled up to an old date spot of ours called Loosie Rouge. We walked through the crowded bar, through the kitchen in the back and out to the patio. When we walked out, about 40 of our friends and family were all waiting to welcome us! I remember being surprised at how many people were there, so I can’t image what she was thinking at the time. 

We spent the rest of the night (and weekend) celebrating with friends and family in the most amazing way. It was, by far, the happiest day of my life. 

Dannette + Can at Casa Feliz

What a blast! We loved sharing this special day with these very special people. We love you Dannette and Can!


Photography: The Rivers

Venue: Casa Feliz

Planner: Cherish Events

Caterer: Arthur’s Catering

Florist: Country Club Flower Shop

Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Cake: Spinkles

DJ: DJ Fun Factory

Bridal Gown: Bridal Solutions

Beauty: Ashley Bass

Bramble Tree Estate + Cherish Events Partnership

2018 keeps getting better and better! From our brand relaunch, to expanding in new markets and growing our team! We are now thrilled to announce we have partnered with one of the most prominent and shining wedding venues in Central Florida, Bramble Tree Estate! Our planning services are now included in Bramble Tree’s wedding packages. We are thrilled for this partnership as we aim to bring our brides the very best experience! Stop by our new office and say hello!!

Lauren + Todd | New York City

New York, Neeeewwww YYoooorrrrkkk! From the venue, the vendors to the gorgeous Manhattan skyline, Lauren and Todd's wedding was one we will never forget!


Planners: Cherish Events

Rabbi Andrea Frank

Venue: The Waterclub NYC

Photography: Unveiled Weddings 

Hair + Makeup: Maysoon Faraj and Tanya Rae

Gown: L'Fay Bridal

Band: East Coast Music and Entertainment

Transportation: MV Limo

Florals: Designs by Ahn

Cake: Butterfly Bakeshop

Travel + Accommodations: The Pierre, New York City





Andrew + Anjuli's Sangeet at The Mezz

There are no words to describe the gorgeousness of this day. Anjuli + Andrews sangeet was full of laughter, smiles and rich vibrant colors. 

Venue: The Mezz

Photographer: NIMA Photography 


Cherish Events is Recognized in The Knot Magazine for "Top Wedding Planners in Central Florida"

Cherish Events was recognized as one of the top wedding planners in Central Florida in the new Summer/Fall edition of The Knot Florida magazine! 

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We are so excited to be featured along side so many amazing Florida vendors. Check it out!