THE WEDDING BUZZ

AMBER GRESS PHOTOGRAPHY 

in 60 seconds! 


(includes BLOOPERS/OUTTAKES)

For this episode, I sit with Amber, owner of Amber Gress Photography, to talk about what excites her! Here you find out how she gets ahead with so many photographers, the deal with Anthony Budoin, and why she's got beef with her sister, Ginger! In BLOOPERS/OUTTAKES watch how we have a thing for trash! #weddingbuzzNYC

THE WEDDING BUZZ

FACE TIME BEAUTY

In 60 seconds!

For this episode, I sit with Linsey, owner of Face Time Beauty Concierge, to talk about what's trending in the hair and makeup world! Here you find out what her crew uses for makeup, what's her beef with the French twist, and what it's like working with her industry hubby ! In BLOOPERS/OUTTAKES watch how she throws Jeremy under the bus!

 

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Face Time Beauty's Website: 

http://facetimebeauty.com

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CHEF ROSSI OF THE RAGING SKILLET

in 60 seconds! 
(including BLOOPERS/OUTTAKES)
For this episode, I'm hanging with my girl, Chef Rossi, to talk about what's happening in her world! Here you will find out what's changed in her 27 year career, where she gets her humor from, and what she would cook for Trump! And watch how relentless she is in BLOOPERS/OUTTAKES#weddingbuzzNYC

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#theweddingbuzznyc #joseroloevents #chefrossi #theragingskillet #weddingcaterer #weddingindustry #weddingvendor #vendorlove #interview #weddinginterview #nyc

Chef Rossi's Website: 

http://www.theragingskillet.com/

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FOURTEEN-FOURTY 

in 60 seconds! 
(includes BLOOPERS/OUTTAKES)
For this episode of The Wedding Buzz, I sit down with Tricia of Fourteen-Fourty to talk about what's trending in the stationary world! Find out her favorite combination of colors, if she still writes love letters, and in our Bloopers/Outtakes, watch as her sweet demeanor rears its ugly head! :-)

#weddingbuzzNYC

 

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#theweddingbuzznyc #joseroloevents #forteenforty #weddinginvitation #custom #weddingstyle #weddingdesign #weddingindustry #weddingvendor #vendorlove #interview #weddinginterview #nyc

Forteen-Fourty's website: http://www.1440nyc.com/

THE WEDDING BUZZ

SHAY OF "SAY YES TO THE DRESS"

We were invited to meet with shay@shay_yarbrough during @sophisticatedwedding & @kleinfeldbridal event and we couldn't get enough!  Check out this episode where Shay shares his views on the show, @sayyes_tlc, who is his favorite designer is, and what dress would best suit his body! 

Honorable mentions: @pninatornai @hayleypaige @annebarge @yolancris and @randyfenoli 

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#theweddingbuzznyc #joseroloevents #theshayway #sayyestothedress #tlc #kleinfeld #bridal #weddingindustry #weddingvendor #vendorlove #interview #weddinginterview #nyc #pninatornai #hayleypaige #annebarge #yolancris #randyfenoli

Kleinfeld Bridal's website:

https://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/

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ALLISION OF THE FOUNDRY 

Feels good to go back home to where it all started for me and sit with TheFoundry Lic owner, Allison, to be part of this episode of The Wedding Buzz NYC! Here Allison offers her preference on where to have ceremony, why the longevity of The Foundry stays intact, and the truth behind the rumored hot tub! In our Bloopers/Outtakes, Allison shares her craziest bride moment!

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#theweddingbuzznyc #joseroloevents #thefoundry #weddingvenue #weddingindustry #weddingvendor #industrial #ivy #metalfactory #vendorlove #interview #weddinginterview #nyc 

The Foundry's website:

http://www.thefoundry.info/

 

 

The Wedding Buzz

RON BEN-ISRAEL

Honored to have Ron Ben-Israel of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes to be part of episode (includes Bloopers!) of The Wedding Buzz NYC! In 60 seconds, Ron offers his view on naked cakes, shares his craziest request, and find out what he doesn't kiss and tell about.  In our bloopers, he even offers lessons on how to say 'fondant'!

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#theweddingbuzznyc #joseroloevents #ronben #ronbenisrael #rbicakes #weddingcake #sugerflower #fondant #pillburydoughboy #gingerbreadman #buttercream #nakedcake #weddingindustry #weddingvendor #vendorlove #interview #weddinginterview #nyc


Ron Ben-Israel's Website: 
weddingcakes.com

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Corrin of Patina

Honored to have Corrin of Patina Vintage Rentals to be part of this Facebook Episode (included Bloopers!) of The Wedding Buzz! In 60 seconds, Corrin offers why she started the company, her favorite pieces, working with family, and what's next!! 

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#theweddingbuzznyc #joseroloevents #rentpatina #furniture #rentals #vintage #weddingdesign #sofa #chair #weddingstyle #weddingindustry #weddingvendor #vendorlove #interview #weddinginterview #nyc

Patina's Website: 

Rentpatina.com

 

The Wedding Buzz

Marcey Brownstein!


Honored to have Marcey Brownstein of Marcey Brownstein Caterting & Events to be part of this episode of The Wedding Buzz! In 60 seconds, Marcey offers insight on best flow for events, wedding taboos, being a mom, and watching her morph in front of my very eyes!!

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#theweddingbuzznyc #joseroloevents #marceybrowstein #marceybrownsteincateringandevents #weddingcaterer #weddingindustry #weddingvendor #vendorlove #interview #weddinginterview #food #sitdowndinner #floatingdinner #nyc


 Marcey's Website: 
marceybrownstein.com

 

The Wedding Buzz

David Beahm!

Honored to have David of David Beahm Experiences to be our first guest! One of the top wedding designers in the country offers insight on what's trending, what he wants to go away,and what's the deal with wearing a kilt! 

Also now on our Instagram: @joserolonevents 

NEW Youtube Channel: José Rolón Events

Follow the Wedding Buzz episodes on: 
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#theweddingbuzznyc #joseroloevents #davidbeahm #davidbeahmexperiences #weddingdesigner #weddingindustry #weddingvendor #vendorlove #interview #weddinginterview #nyc

David Beahm Experiences' website:

davidbeahm.com

The Wedding Buzz - Teaser

An exciting week at José Rolón Events as we introduce our new video segment, The Wedding Buzz! Coming this October on our Blog and Instagram feed. Stay tuned as we get up close and personal with our favorite vendors in 60 seconds or less!

Inspired by an old blog I used to run called The Five Outsiders where I would interview random New Yorkers and ask them 5 questions in a lightening round on my iPhone!  Later when I used to work at wedding venue, The Foundry in Long Island City, I'd interview vendors as a way to bridge the gap between clients and vendors, but this was all in written form.  

Now being in a social media driven world, thought it was time to bring what i've learned and put it in a 60 second interview, because really, who has time for anything more! 

This is The Wedding Buzz´

Follow the Wedding Buzz episodes on: 
YouTube Channel: The Wedding Buzz NYC
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Life BEGINS at Forty?!

Or so they say. However for me, turning 40 is a time to look back, reflect, recognize how far I've come and the amazing life I've had the privilege of living. The direction I had decided on for my 40th Birthday Bash was, "Retro.Spect" honoring the course of events that brought me here today and the classics that I grew up on. With the assistance of some of Jose Rolon Events favorite collaborators I transformed every inch of an art gallery, Creative Chaos, into reflections of milestones of my past 40 years. A wonderful celebration combining the many people who have made cameos and have had leading roles in my life since childhood to my present peers in the wedding industry. Take a peek below to see the amazing crew that was recruited to make this event come to life and the memories so perfectly captured by Amber Gress Photography.

The first necessary ingredient to transforming a blank canvas is rentals.  I called upon the only specialty rental company I consider for my clients that makes me personally swoon on a daily basis, Patina Vintage Rentals, to provide furniture, vignettes, and props that would create the ambience I intended for the evening.

I didn't hesitate to request the talented efforts of Ivie Joy Floral to adorn the space.  I've worked with them more than any other florist this past year and trust them entirely.  I only stressed red roses had to make an appearance seeing I share a birthday with the universal lovers holiday.  What they created was beyond any expectations I had including the curtain of hanging roses.

There was immense chatter about the hanging oversized timeline mural I created for the event.  Standing 8 feet tall and 10 feet wide, I didn't mind sharing the spotlight with this labor of love.  Printed out by Squar-Pix, the mural featured milestone moments in my life (good with the bad) as well as honoring people who have influenced my life from the moment I met them.  The mural also included the #1 classic movies or songs at the time of these special events over the past four decades.  Extra love to Mark at Universal Light & Sound for providing some extra love to make this project pop! 

 

The food served was also another way to highlight and pay homage to my past, present, and future.  Comparti Caterers served up some delicious homemade tortillas, tostadas, and arepas in honor of my Latin origin paired perfectly with jalapeño infused margaritas which were served at the bar! Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events offered folks a variety of hearty warm soup displayed in single serving cups perfect for the cocktail party environment.  Guests had a healthy helping of New England Clam Chowder with oyster crackers and Tomato Bisque with garlic croutons to combat the chilly temperatures outside!  After savory should always come sweet, so the menu for the evning ended with delectable mini-cupcakes courtesy of Madison Lee Cakes and the infamouse Oreo 'crack' cookies by Chef Rossi of The Raging Skillet!  Thank you to Broadway Party Rentals for providing rentals on all this deliciousness!

I love any interactive element that guests can enjoy and also take home as a memory so I called upon The Haiku Guys & Gals to provide fun, playful, and insightful haikus as a keepsake for my friends and family.  

To give something for folks to think about, I asked everyone to share: "In Retrospect... What's one moment that changed everything for you?" Instead of a traditional guestbook, I thought this was a special installation that allowed everyone to reflect in Retro•Spect.

New York City's most romantic Jazz duo Acute Inflection serenaded the crowd with smooth Jazz renditions of classic tunes.  They are a treat for the senses and I was honored to have them present on such a memorable evening. 

We Love Photobooths! Yes we do and yes they were there tucked in a private corner that gave guests the false security to exaggerate their poses and embarrass themselves entirely in front of the camera. Easily my favorite pastime. 

Friends, family and former couples were in attendance to celebrate this special occasion. 

Scenes from classic romantic movies projected on one of the gallery walls while guests ate and mingled.   And to further indicate where the dancing would commence, top memorable dance scenes from classic films embellished a wall by the dance floor adding to the energy and entertainment of the evening.  Nothing amps up a crowd more than Footloose, Pulp Fiction and Dirty Dancing. Take my word for it!  And of course, the night wouldn't be complete without an epic dance party, DJ'd by jam master Dave of Expressway Music.  Love was in the air and on the dance floor. 

A VERY special shoutout goes to Annie & Angela who kept me sane throughout planning this event :-) 

We do what we gotta do, right Annie?

- Sir, yes sir!  

That go-getter attitude is always presented by every single one of us here at José Rolón Events. It includes from giving up our shoes for a bride's mom, to climbing on a balcony to hang a wedding dress for perfect photo shoots, to turning bridemaid's bouquet into wedding cake decorating flowers. We are not joking when we say we will do whatever it takes to save the day! 

And this Saturday wedding was not an exception. It was such an honor to be asked on board by one of the top designers in the country - David Beahm. Working at The Plaza Hotel along with other amazing vendors last weekend, the wedding was truely stunning!

 

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Cake by Ron Ben-Israel 

Cake by Ron Ben-Israel 

It is a success for a planner to walk out of the venue at the end of the night knowing everyone had a great time. But it almost teared me up when I got this photo from the groom the morning after saying "Was taken after you sacrificed your shoes for Tracey's dress. Thank you! You are always the best."

 

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I couldn't help but smile when looking at this photo. Behind the fancy decor, the perfect photos, the happy guests are us - planners running around trying to save the day. Thank you so much for capturing us in action! We do what we gotta do.