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How far will men go to propose?

Since the posting of the video “Fake Wedding, Real Engagement”, we here at LJDJS have been receiving attention from soon to be grooms of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations looking for new-age proposal ideas, and questions of “How can I plan my proposal?”  This motivated our company to create a division to help plan real engagements!

The video has been featured by Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, People, Yahoo, and other large social news sites.

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So the question remains, How far will men go to propose? Before you consider asking your loved one for his or her hand in marriage, have a seat. Let’s talk. We want to get to know you. We have our happy couples fill out an e-survey. Making sure we get every detail possible. For 17 years we focused on couples who are already engaged and are seeking entertainment for their special day. Since this viral hit we had to change gears on our inquiry towards our grooms to be. It’s great hearing first hand what goes through the mind of men and even some woman for their proposal ideas. Here are some sample questions we like to ask.

What makes him or her laugh? Sense of humor reveals a lot about a person. More than you think. It’s a universal language shared by everyone. A good sense of humor goes a long way in a relationship.

Where did you meet? The moment you first crossed paths with each other. Every story has it’s unique way of how it all began. Was it fate? Was it by coincidence? Or completely unexpected?

What was your first date like? Ahh the first date. Reminiscing on the beginning stages of the relationship. How the fire sparked and how you won the heart of your lover.

Do you remember the first time you said “I love you”? Was there something special about that moment that you wanted to re-create? Maybe it was in front of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, or while watching fireworks, or while on vacation in Italy.

What is his or her interests? This question can give a great proposal idea to what your partner loves to do. Can do a proposal in a sports arena, or on the rooftop of the MET, or at a Beyonce concert, or even on a tv show like Wendy Williams/ Ellen Degeneres.

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 In the entertainment industry, clients are always looking for something new and innovative to make an everlasting impression.  Since we caught the attention of many soon to be fiancés. We have a full time staff with many creative proposal ideas to fit everyones personality. We are thrilled to assist those willing to let us help, but most importantly, making your proposal just as important as your Wedding Day! That is why we are so proud to have Kandy Cardoso, our event designer at LJDJS to help create those amazing proposals for men/women planning their important day. Can this be the new trend? Only time will tell!

Just some off beat ideas.

THE 5K ENGAGEMENT PLAN: Maybe you can propose to your partner at the end of completing a 5K because you both enjoy athletics. When she turns around… she will then discover that the entire 5K was all of her friends and family.

HAUNTED PROPOSAL: Perhaps you can propose to your partner in a haunted house because they love the concept of the paranormal, and have family and friends come in dressed as ghouls surrounding you in a corner and then bam.

MEDIEVAL KNIGHT PROPOSAL: What if you played the knight of shinning armor at Medieval Times while your girlfriend is hanging out with her girlfriends watching a dramatic fight. Then the knight walks towards his girlfriend and then unveils his mask in front of everyone.

Here is link to the Top Ten Extreme Engagement Videos! 

The sky is the limit for such ideas and eccentric notions are allowed. A proposal should be about the couple who is getting engaged and we support elaborate and unique ideas to the max just as much as the normal ideas.

We would love to hear more about your BEST PROPOSAL EVER, so feel free to comment and share with us.

HAPPY PLANNING!

By: Danny M

The Most Creative Proposal EVER!

The Wedding Proposal Idea

          Imagine: A woman standing on a beach while here face is being angelically lit by the champagne pink sunset flashing its glorious glow. Just then, as she is staring into the distance of nature’s beauty her soon to be husband gets down on one knee and proposes. Also keep in mind the thoughts of being barefoot amongst sand, the white clothes, and the most other stereotypical thoughts a beach proposal would be comprised of. The word stereotypical lies in the previous sentence because a beach proposal is now sadly stereotypical. It has been done before, and it floats around social media like a bag in the wind. Time itself and social media has made some of the “classic” wedding proposals just a sad “cliché” in a world begging for attention with an X-factor. Some examples of the classic proposals include but are not limited to, asking: at the first place the couple went on a date, at a family gathering in a nice restaurant, on a picnic date, on a major holiday such as Christmas, etc. (Just Blahhh)

Nonetheless: Rejoice! New age wedding proposals are upon us.

          New age proposals are beginning to pop-up everywhere with elaborate setups and weeks of planning that were needed to make the event happen. They are now viewable on sites such as YouTube making so many people smile and rejoice that love is alive in such a grand way. One example of a new age proposal is the dance flash mob engagement where elaborate choreographed setups in the middle of large public places commence where the proposal will happen. Another new age idea is at a movie theater where a trailer is the engagement question to an unexpected soon to be bride thinking she was just going to the movies with her boyfriend. After she says yes, unbeknownst to her, she turns around and sees all her family and friends sitting in the audience which adds even more of a dramatic beauty to the experience making the whole setup priceless. Those are just two small examples of new age proposals; however, one just recently happened at an LJDJS event involving a spectacular undertaking and flawless execution. Not to mention the owner of www.LJDJS.com , Jack Bermeo, was the man who asked his girlfriend Sophia to be his bride.

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The Wedding Proposal Idea: Ask Sophia to be married at another wedding.

        In this moment you may be slightly confused, which is understandable to anyone not accustomed to the new age of exciting proposals, but here is a quick yet elaborate breakdown. The set up began ONLY seven days in advance when actor Daniel Micucci begun playing his role of coming back into town as one of Jack’s “friends from the clubbing days.” Daniel made his “reappearance” at Jack’s son’s first birthday party, where he pretended to have conversations with the people in the room “he hadn’t seen in so long.” Eventually, he made his rounds and spoke to Sophia about his fictional and elaborate back story of how he is having a wedding reception in New Jersey, but having a small ceremony in New York City with his soon to be husband. His New York home and career was the reasoning of him leaving his friends for a few years, and of course good ol’ Jack and his family would be invited to come to his wedding reception. It was a potentially difficult sell, but after the birthday party had ended the plans were right on track as Sophia expected nothing suspicious. On a side note, yes, you heard right. The fake wedding reception was for that of a gay couple. Being that love is love no matter what, LJDJS had no fear in pushing the fading societal norms and welcoming the new age ideology for this event. A few weeks after the first birthday party setup, it was show time. The event was set to happen in Woodridge N.J at The Fiesta. (www.fiestabanquets.com) Upon first walking into the venue, actors Christopher Ghanem and Micucci’s faces were on a giant blown up fake engagement photo. Upon turning the corner past the table with fake name cards into the lavishly decorated room with beautiful floral center pieces a fake four tier wedding cake (done by Sarah Belote and Daniel Micucci at The http://www.gourmettouchbakery.com at Liberty Corner N.J.) was perched high on a satin covered table in a side corner. As the music played during cocktail hour by a violinist, so did large video screens playing a collage of the grooms from younger years to when they first met each other. Of course all was captured by our AWESOME friends at MPW Media Group.

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(Grooms: Miccucci and Ghanem Fake Engagement Shoot)

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(Left: Actors and Client)

(Right: Fake Names)

(Bottom Left: Ring Bearer)

(Bottom Right: Fake Centerpieces)

 (Fake Wedding Cake)

        The fake bridal party was made up of friends, family, and complete strangers who were all wearing matching corsages, and colors. The grooms were dressed in pink Tuxedos looking “fabulous.” When Jack and Sophia arrived to the event and entered the room admiring the fake engagement photo, the actors began working the room. They said hello to every person there like they had known them for years, and alas it was time to greet Sophia. The conversation was vague, but poignant leaving off with a, “so glad you could make it” as Ghanem smiled and walked away. The bridal party then left the room to make their entrance. As the DJ called out names the bridal party entered the room being introduced as bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family. We even purposely asked one of the bridesmaid to trip two times to deter from the perfection factor making the reception more realistic. Finally, it was time for Ghanem and Micucci to have their first dance. Their names were called and they walked onto the floor initially dancing for fun, but then got more serious when All of Me by John Legend began to play. The grooms slow danced, smooched, and pretended to tear selling the audience, but more importantly Sophia. About thirty seconds into the playing of the song the DJ asked all members attending the wedding to join the grooms on the dance floor, in which everyone did. The entire crowd danced for a moment and then slowly moved out to the edges leaving only Jack and Sophia standing center stage. At this moment, the video screens switched over to photos of Jack and Sophia, simultaneously while the couple’s true friends and family began sneaking out of the side door from the upstairs. As Sophia and Jack were entangled in a moment of passion, dry ice rolled over the dance floor making it appear as if the couple was dancing on a cloud. That is when Jack whispered words to Sophia and got down on his one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. It took a few moments for Sophia to understand the surprise occurring, but she accepted which brought the room to tears of joy. After the acceptance of the ring she turned around seeing her friends and family who were flew in from Las Vegas which brought on an even deeper level of beautiful emotion in the room. From that moment on it was the surprise engagement party for Jack and Sophia. With an elaborate setup, a great group of cooperative people, and the use of The LJDJS company a modern day wedding proposal was accomplished. From the defiance of societal norms about a gay couple to the ultimate surprise of proposing at someone else’s wedding it was exciting and will be spoken about for a lifetime amongst the participants. It was not just a moment: it was an experience.

In conclusion, congratulations Jack and Sophia.

#fakeweddingrealengagement

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE! 

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(Ghanem, Micucci, Jack, Sophia)

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE! 

It’s Showtime! The rebranding of LJ Productions

LJ Productions/Entertainment is growing and so are the visions of each client. The rebranding of our company only comes naturally since reality shows are flooding clients dreams with silly ideas and the newer generation of Brides and Sweet Sixteens are more inspired by social media for their special day. Why not join the movement!

LJDJS has made a move into a new office space of 2,500 square feet located in Belleville, NJ.  The space is cohesive with the company itself. How so?  LJDJS new space is modern and unrestrained fitting to their “Redefining Life’s Celebrations” standard for event planning. Their space is decorated with a sleek black and white color scheme making any client feel like a V.I.P. as soon as they walk through the door. The new headquarters for LJDJS has personality everywhere you turn! BUT FIRST… take a look at the old space.

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 (Before the makeover back in November 2013)

Within the office they have a bilingual capability speaking English, Italian and Spanish. So bring your niña for her Quinceañera consultation, or just feel free to speak in your native tongue. The talented, and in high demand, DJS being represented by LJDJS offer a list of services. Each event host has their specialty and like any event planned at LJDJS the right event host will be chosen for yours and you will personally get to meet your host. The stylization of the DJS range from EDM to Bachata, to electronic dance beats with a live percussionist and/or violinist playing along.

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Besides the music, the high end equipment LJDJS use adds a flair to any event only they can accomplish. From light shows to “living tables” their ability is undeniable coated in talented and wrapped with innovation. No detail from an event goes unnoticed by the team. LJDJS has learned with plenty of experience how to cover the basics, and then add final touches making the event unforgettable lasting as a positive lifetime memory.

LJDJS offers a list of services from Weddings, Sweet Sixteens, Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, or any other untraditional type of event. The new office space represents just that within its design: The ability to uphold to the classic styles while simultaneously taking it to the next level of futuristic concepts. That is why we have a full time event coordinator in house to help you in the right direction with your planning.

Within the office no client should ever be fearful to ask a “silly” question, as that question may just get the family like team at LJDJS to jump for joy at the chance of continuing their innovate and new age approach to event planning. They love to plan both typical and eccentric events equally.

The ability to bring joy to their clients is always their main prioritization. Personalized approach is an understatement. No phone call or request is ever ignored from a client as LJDJS is a proud believer in accommodating the client to the utmost possible degree.

The new office and official grand opening is the beginning to a new and exciting professional journey for the company and its employees. Requests and inquiries from individuals are pouring in, so contact LJDJS sooner rather than later for a one on one personal meeting with your event host where we can help make your dream event into a reality.

CLICK HERE to see our Video Demo of LJDJS Entertainment and Event Design

 

2014-6-19 Belleville NJ. LJDJs. Photos by: Greg Pallante

 (The makeover that everyone is talking about)

2014-6-19 Belleville NJ. LJDJs. Photos by: Greg Pallante

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(Las Vegas inspired and created by todays market)
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 (LJDJS offers 2 identical conference rooms that can be partitioned along with a 50 inch touch screen monitors)

2014-6-19 Belleville NJ. LJDJs. Photos by: Greg Pallante

 (Each door represents our character)

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 (Each door represents our character)

CLICK HERE to see our Video Demo of LJDJS Entertainment and Event Design

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