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Dhalia Events is the tri-state area’s first fully customizable event management, decor & design company. Headed in Westchester NY, our team of planners and designers focus on the uniqueness of our clients by encouraging them to be their most authentic and “raw” selves. Our magic is borne out of an insistence on bespoke, highly personalized and tailored experiences. Our clients already know who they are and what they like… we help bring it to life. Our team was initially founded by 2 friends who have collectively spent over 17 years in the wedding and event management industry. We strongly believe in the power of the team and manage every single one of our events together; giving our clients around-the-clock service and attention. This is a big day for you, and we make sure we show it too! Our specialties are: Luxury event planning & management Private client design and decor Corporate retreat and event management
Julie Lindenman Events is a full-service wedding and event production company founded on creating unforgettable experiences. Based in NYC but available globally, JLE would love to curate your next special occasion.
Now in her 13th year in events, Julie previously spent 6 years as Senior Event Producer at Colin Cowie Celebrations, a celebrity design and production firm based in New York and Los Angeles. Prior to joining Colin’s team, she worked for Thomas Noel’s Event Design Incorporated and I Do New York planning weddings, elaborate proposals, and corporate events in New York City and beyond.
Julie’s focus is luxury weddings, milestone celebrations, and other special occasions. She produces New York-based and domestic events as well as destination events ranging from Shanghai to St. Barth’s. She has worked on events for Oprah, Kim Kardashian, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Dom Pérignon as well as several charitable organizations, corporations, and private clients. Her events have been featured in Vogue, Brides, Us Weekly, The Knot, Wedding Sparrow, Carats and Cake, Essence, The Modest Bride, and more.
For Julie, no challenge is too big and no destination is too far. She brings a positive energy to each stage of the planning process and is committed to delivering not just events, but experiences.
In her spare time, Julie can be found running or cycling through Central Park or getting another stamp on her passport as she finds event inspiration from around the globe.
SORAYA is a boutique event planning firm based in New York City. We have produced weddings, intimate gatherings, and non-profit galas throughout the world and love a reason to travel.
Our weddings are often multicultural and interfaith, occasionally multilingual and always original. SORAYA strongly supports marriage equality.
Voted an Editor’s Pick for The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” for the last three years, SORAYA has also been recognized as one of the city’s top planners by New York magazine.
Established in 2011, Ang Weddings and Events is a boutique event planning company founded by Tzo Ai Ang and based in New York City. Tzo Ai (“Zo-Eye”) has planned intimate affairs for 40 guests to more elaborate weddings for 300 guests. She has worked at venues such as the New York Public Library, The Plaza, Rainbow Room, Weylin, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Cipriani and Mandarin Oriental. Ang Weddings and Events has been named a top wedding planner by Martha Stewart Weddings, one of the best planners in the U.S. by BRIDES, an expert by The Knot. Tzo Ai’s work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Harper’s Bazaar, The Knot, BRIDES, Grace Ormonde and Style Me Pretty.
With a focus on client service, she aims to provide personalized attention throughout the planning process. She will use her keen organizational skills and calm demeanor to make sure everything is executed flawlessly. She wants to help you to create a truly memorable event. Tzo Ai loves the personal relationships she forms with her clients. A wedding is such a joyful and emotional celebration. The privilege of helping couples plan their weddings is something she finds very meaningful and rewarding.
Tzo Ai has a diverse background, having lived in four countries over three continents. Her passion for travelling and different cultures are tools she uses in planning unique events for her clients. She enjoys helping couples personalize their weddings with thoughtful details and has worked with many multi-cultural couples.
Previously a Vice President at a global investment bank, Tzo Ai managed relationships with some of its largest clients. She brings the same commitment to professionalism and strong work ethic to planning weddings.
Tzo Ai speaks English and Mandarin. She holds a B.A. and M.Eng. from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and her two daughters.
Known for his elegant and practical style, James Abel is renowned as an event designer and planner who is able to understand and incorporate your personal taste into your special event.
An expert at creating unforgettable weddings and events, James has orchestrated countless weddings throughout the United States and abroad. He’s hosted celebrity and political fundraisers and he has planned corporate events for well-known brands including the Consumer Electronics Association (CES), Proctor and Gamble, Sheridan & Co, Oceana, Scalamandre, JP Morgan Chase, ABN Amro-Sage, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Whether they are seeking a beautiful wedding or memorable corporate event, James can make any client’s dream a reality. He has the unique ability to work within a client’s specified perimeters, creating events that are as fun to plan as they are to experience. James particularly enjoys the challenge of transforming spaces and has worked in destinations as diverse as the elegant Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a historic barn in the Texas hill country and the sandy beaches of Anguilla.
James was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. He remembers at a young age appreciating the sensory aspects of events — the taste of good food and drink, the visual of a well-decorated venue and the humming sounds of a great party. James holds degrees in fine art, art history and in business. His southern roots are what set James apart from other event planners. Not only is planning an event with James enjoyable, but he’s a hospitable and gracious host, known for maintaining his cool even in the most stressful of situations.
James’ designs have been featured in the blog Style Me Pretty, as well as the magazines Elegant Bride, The Knot, New York Magazine and Town and Country.
Elizabeth Priya Kumar jet sets between The City That Never Sleeps and The City of Angels, transforming weddings into magical luxury experiences. For over a decade, Priya has brought the world full-service events that has earned national recognition, including winning “Planner of the Year” in 2019 by the Wedding International Planners Association. Her work has been featured in Harpers Bazaar Bride Magazine, Grace Ormonde Magazine, Town and Country Magazine, BRIDES Magazine, The New York Times, Refinery29, Party Slate, South Asian Bride Magazine, TLC’s Four Weddings, Strictly Weddings, and The Knot.
In 2019, her company “Premini” went bi-coastal, with teams in NYC and LA. She was named President of the National Association of Catering and Event Professionals in 2014, a position she held for three years. Priya currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wedding Industry Professionals Association for the NYC Chapter, in addition to several charitable committees.
Priya began her career in corporate events for Fortune 500 companies. With a nudge from her brother (Prem) and sister (Padmini), she went on to create Premini Events in 2010, naming the company in their honor. Premini translates to a little love, her secret tool.
Priya brings a love of flamenco guitar and old world poetry, fusing hip hop and Indian beats, to invoke a style that is urban, luxury, and ultra global.
In her spare time, Priya enjoys spending time with her siblings, parents, and friends. She enjoys fine dining and food trucks, and is an avid lover of music, art and all things comedy.
With several projects in the works under the Premini brand, a little love is constantly on the move.
A Wedding Planner with Decades of Expertise
Weddings by Debra Thompson LLC is a wedding planning business based out of Westchester, NY. Debra Thompson, the owner of this established company, is well-versed in the wedding planning industry. She has provided personalized consulting services for over two decades and is pleased to help couples as they plan their magnificent and romantic events. Debra has been assisting clients since 1993. She has provided consistent and dedicated services since her start in the business. Her planning has extended to groups of up to 1,500 individuals, meaning that she is well able to plan and coordinate around large crowds. From galas to banquets, she is capable of curating exceptional services for all of her clients, no matter the event. No stone is left unturned with Weddings by Debra Thompson LLC. Debra is able to assist with theme development, vendor relations, site location, contracts, menu planning, and more. She has experience working with high-profile individuals and is able to act as a liaison for both facilities and other important individuals. This planner offers both full and partial-planning. No matter what her clients require, they are able to find the ideal package that suits their needs. Debra provides everything from hourly consultations to full-on, robust wedding planning. Couples will be able to select the amount of assistance they require, even if this is simply day-of coordination. Consultations may be set up with a simple call or email. Potential clients are encouraged to reach out should they desire full and detailed descriptions of the available packages.
New Yorkers expect the best, and at Colin Cowie Lifestyle, we strive to deliver nothing less. As a destination wedding planner and one of the top event planning companies in NYC, we work with some of the most exclusive celebrities, organizations and heads of industry to create awe-inspiring events that guests will talk about for years to come. We’ve been leaders in New York event planning for many years, where we’ve stood out for our attention to detail, ability to work with clients to plan exceptional events within the parameters of their style, preferences and budget, and skills in planning and executing events with an approach to design that highlights all five senses. What you smell, touch, taste, see and hear are all carefully orchestrated to create a once in a lifetime experience.
There are plenty of special event companies in NYC, but only one that can truly turn your dreams into a reality. Whether we’re hired as a gala organizer or a destination wedding planner, there’s nothing we won’t do to ensure that you achieve the exact look and mood you’re going for—from the décor to the food and everything in between. Through Colin Cowie Lifestyle, we offer a wide range of services designed to fit your needs that you won’t find at other event companies, NYC or elsewhere. These include unique packages that allow you to make the best choice for yourself, your team, your family and your price point.
Colin Cowie White is the go-to pick for individuals looking to create an event that’s truly unique. With our fingers on the pulse of the most exclusive New York venue locations, we create unforgettable events for the city’s most discerning clientele.
Signature Colin provides our clients with the eyes, skills and talents of Colin Cowie himself. Colin will spearhead every aspect of your event from start to finish so you get an affair as elite and fashionable as the ones Colin designs for NYC’s biggest celebrities.
Team Cowie gives clients access to a collaborative group of our top talent, all working together to ensure that no detail goes unnoticed and every second of your event is pure magic.
Destination Events services travel the world with you to wherever your dream event takes place. For those New Yorkers who know that sometimes the best events are worth a trip to Paris, Tuscany or the vineyards of South Africa.
Floral & Décor is a design service that focuses solely on the look and feel of your event. You handle the planning, we’ll make sure that your event looks absolutely stunning, from florals to lighting to tablescapes.
As special event planners in NYC, we’ve orchestrated weddings and events in some of the city’s most famous venues, including the Plaza Hotel, The Met Opera and the New York Public Library. We’ve also used our pull to book events at some of the most private and unique spaces in and around the city. View our Galleries page to see some of our work in New York and beyond.
We can’t wait to plan the perfect event for you in NYC. Reach out today to inquire about our services or schedule a consultation.
Marcy Blum is an internationally sought-after event planner & entertaining expert who, with 30 years of experience, crafts events with sanity, humor, innovation, and style. With attention to detail and flair for the unimaginable, Marcy creates events that stimulate the senses and awe guests while creating a seamless and enjoyable experience for clients.
A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Marcy is able to blend the tenets of theater, cuisine, décor, and atmosphere into every event she creates – establishing herself as an “eventiste” for her combination of artistry and practicality.
Marcy not only has been named a top planner in the world by both Vogue & Harpers Bazaar; she’s also been featured in countless publications, most notably People, The New York Times, Vanity Fair and Women’s Wear Daily. She’s also appeared on television shows such as on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Rachael Ray Show, and several Japanese TV shows where she had absolutely no idea what they talked about.