Oliveaire - South Asian Events

Oliveaire provides the hospitality industry a channel to explore the ethnic event market influenced with culture and tradition. Clients are able to depend upon our knowledge and understanding of the unique needs of the customs, meal preferences, and accommodations generated by these events. Our team, with its ethnic background, has been our cornerstone in provding our clientele the best service in the wedding and special event market.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Song That Captures Your Love Story: Trending "First Dance" Songs of 2013

You are standing there behind closed doors, hand-in-hand with your new spouse, when finally you are announced to enter your glorious reception area where your loved ones await to celebrate this momentous occasion.  You enter the room with smiles and waves, and are immediately directed to the center of the dance floor for your “First Dance” as a married couple.  All eyes are on the two of you, yet the only pair of eyes that you notice are the ones that belong to the person you said “I Do” to earlier that very day.  The “First Dance” is a moment that captures the hearts of everyone and most importantly you and your new spouse.  When you picture this very moment at your own wedding, what song do you hear playing?  If you have not yet made this decision, we have listed a few tips to help choose the song that captures your incredible love story.  

The “First Song” is a key element to show your love and what your relationship is all about.  From the lyrics to the tempo, the song you choose says a lot about how you feel and all about the bond you two share.  It could be that this particular song was from the band you saw for the first time together in concert, the first song you danced to, or it was the song you heard when you kissed for the very first time.  Or maybe this song relates to your life, and/or what you both have been through together.  What ever the reason is, you will want to choose a song that you think represents who you both are as a couple and how you feel towards one another. 

If having a themed wedding, you might want to make sure the genre of music blends well.  Vintage weddings are a very popular theme recently, so maybe sticking with a Jazz genre would be the best choice.  Another popular trend is having a “Country/Rustic” themed wedding.  Choosing a song from the “Country” genre would be a wonderful choice.  Plus let’s face it, there are hundreds of  beautiful love songs from this genre.  Considering every detail is important in planning a wedding, so make sure that this song is a wonderful match. 

We have been researching, and already in 2013, we have found a lot of trending songs and particular genres couples have been choosing to play for their “First Dance”.  Country, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop, and even Jazz are all popular genres chosen for this moment.  We have created a list of 30 songs that seem to be trending this year,  to help you find a possible song for this moment that you will remember and cherish for the rest of your lives. 

1.  “A Thousand Years”- Christina Perri
2.  “I’m Yours”- Jason Mraz
3.  “Memories of Us”- Keith Urban
4.  “Wanted”- Hunter Hayes
5.  “God Gave Me You”- Blake Shelton
6.  “Bless The Broken Road”- Rascal Flatts
7.  “For Once In My Life”- Michael Buble
8.  “Everything”- Michael Buble
9.  “You & Me”- Dave Matthews Band
10. “Marry Me”- Train
11. “La Vie En Rose”- Louis Armstrong
12.“What A Wonderful World”- Louis Armstrong
13. “Lucky”- Colbie Calliat
14. “Real Love”- John Lennon
15. “Heavenly Day”- Patty Griffin
16.“Because You Loved Me”- Celine Dion
17. “Fly Me To The Moon”- Frank Sinatra
18. “All The Way”- Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion
19.  “A Moment Like This”- Kelly Clarkson
20. “Amazed”- Lonestar
21.“At Last”- Etta James
22. “Breathe”- Faith Hill
23. “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”- Bryan Adams
24. “From This Moment”- Shania Twain
25. “How Do I Live”- Leanne Rimes
26. “How Sweet It Is”- James Taylor
27.  I Could Not Ask For More”- Sarah Evans
28. “Me and You”- Kenny Chesney
29. “Must Be Doin Somethin Right”- Billy Currington
30. “L-O-V-E”- Nat King Cole

BBFN (Bridal Bliss For Now), 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vendor Agreements, Do you Need Them?

When entering into an agreement with wedding professionals, as in any business relationship, where there is an exchange of money for products or services, expectations must be clearly defined.  Weddings are a costly business.  Every bride and groom spend thousands of dollars to make their Big Day perfect.  They all rely on surrounding themselves with people that they feel can deliver that to them.  But before entering into a relationship with such person or company, here are some tips on what to expect.

Agreements or contracts must include:

  • Full company name, address and phone number of the vendor
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and time of the wedding and reception (if you don’t have this information at the time of signing, it should be noted that the information will be added at a later date)
  • Services or products being provided should be specified, with as much detail listed as possible. (For example, on a floral contract, instead of “ ten centerpieces,” a better idea would be to have “ ten centerpiece arrangements with white miniature Calla lilies, red roses, and seasonal greenery, sized in a pilsner vase with submerged orchids”)

For Services:

  • Set- up time, start, finish, and break-down time should be listed
  • Name of the person or persons who will be performing the service
  • Any electrical or special requirement of the venue
  • Additional charges for night pick up or above ground ballrooms.
  • Any delivery of products after the wedding (such as photographers or video) should be listed, with a date by which you will receive the product

Regarding prices and payments:

  • Amount that is refundable should be listed, with the charges as detailed as possible
  • Each item should be priced separately unless it is part of a particular package
  • In the case of packages, content should be listed in detail
  • If there is the possibility of adding on services at a later date, those prices should be listed so that you have the pricing guaranteed—particularly the pricing for photos and albums.
  • Set-up fees should be included in the contract. If they are not listed separately, it should be clear that the price includes set-up and break- down

Taxable products or services:

  • All applicable taxes should be listed.
  • All rental taxes should be listed.
  •  Required gratuities should be listed , and if they are not required but encourage, this information should be included

Special requests:

  • Should be noted somewhere in the contract (such as no “Hokey-Pokey” played by the DJ, or         Vegetarian meals provided by the caterer upon request).
  • Parking or travel fees
  • Overtime fees
  • Restriction on lifting and moving of equipment, products, furniture etc must be clear.


  • Schedule should be listed in detail, including the acceptable forms of payment and applicable penalties (for example, if a personal check is returned.)
  • Due date of such payment(s) must be included
  • Final payment date and amount must be listed.
  • Charges, or penalty for making changes after the final order is placed, must be clearly stated.


  • Cancellation policies should be included in the contract, with specifics regarding cancellation by either party.
  • Deposit requirement and the refund policy must be clear
  •  If there are other relevant policies that the vendor follows. They should also be included in the contract.

You should be presented with an original copy of the contract, with two sets of original signatures- yours (or the person responsible for paying) and a legal representative of the vendor. In order to make the contract binding, you will need to present compensation at the time of the signing.

If the contract lacks any of these items, don’t hesitate to request corrections, additions or verification of details. It is in everyone’s best interest to have everything listed in advance. If the vendor hesitates to provide you with a detailed contract, perhaps you should consider a different vendor.

If expectations change, make sure to record the changes in writing.  This will protect you, and validate accepted changes by the vendor.  After all, it is your one and only day.  Surrounding yourself with an event team that understands your vision, and enhances your wedding experience, that is the right team for you.

BBFN (Bridal Bliss For Now), 


Thursday, January 17, 2013

2012: A Year in Review Continued

Enjoy the follow photos as a year in review of our in house design studio! Congratulations to all the brides! We are looking forward to working with all the 2013 brides!

BBFN (Bridal Bliss For Now), 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Year in Review: 2012

Oliveaire would like to take the time to thank all the brides and families that we had the opportunity to work with last year. Working with each bride and groom along with their families is always an achievement when we see the smiles on their faces after a successful event! Thank you for letting us help bring that smile to your faces, we sincerely appreciate all of you and letting us be apart of such a memorable day! Congratulations to you all, and we look forward to working with all of our 2013 brides this year! 

Below are some of many of the pictures from our 2012 events! Take a look at the gorgeous transformations Oliveaire created, and imagine what we can do for you! 

BBFN (Bridal Bliss For Now),