Kalisha and Nasieve Smith's Tropical Wedding

Imagine yourself standing at the edge of the ocean, sand between your toes, ocean air filling your nose and tropical flowers all around. That was our inspiration for the decor of this wedding. Purple, Gold and greenery transformed the Penthouse Suite at Jericho Terrace for the reception and took their guests back in time.  The couple was married in a traditional ceremony in the skylight ballroom surrounded by their family and friends. Next, they ventured to the garden room for cocktail hour and upstairs after for the reception. This bride is by far one of the most organzied and decisive brides we have ever worked it!! It was a joy to go through the planning process and such a honor watching it all come together and everyone enjoying the evening.  

Location: Jericho Terrace, Mineola NY
Date: November 18, 2018
Head Wedding Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Event Captain: Kristen White
Catering and Cake: On Site
Event Design and Decor: Here and Now Events
Photobooth: Snapthat Photobooth
Loveseat and Purple Vinyl Wall: Long Island Party Rentals
Centerpieces: Jack and Rose Florists
Photography: KS Photo Studios
DJ-  Selector Sean
Dress and Veil- Pantora Bridal
MC: Bernard of B Motivated

Benson's Star Wars Themed 1st Birthday

Here and Now Events was beyond thrilled to assist the brother and sister in law of our owner for their son’s first birthday parties. The couple loves Star Wars and is instilling this love in their children and what better way then to throw a party! We used butcher paper and chalk on the kids table, put our manipulatives for the kiddos to play with, made star wars inspired desserts, and Susan painted the faces of the children with black light paint. So much fun!

Location: The Figure Studio, Queens
Date: November 17, 2018
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Event Design and Decor: Here and Now Events and Susan Henderson
Catering and Dessert: Keo Amnart and Sara Clarke-Youngblood (cake)

Sabine's Wild 3rd Birthday Party

We love intimate and cute childrens' birthday parties and it was a blast helping the best friend of our owners daughter. Sabine wanted an “animalito” themed birthday party in her home and thats exactly what we gave her. Science Baby’s Emma Gordon came and gave the kids a fun and interactive science lesson that everyone enjoyed. Complete with baking soda, vinegar, balloons and colored ice cubes. Roar!

Neil & Nyra's 1st Carnival Birthday

Here and Now Events came up with a fun carnival themed 1st birthday for these adorable twins. Complete with a photobooth, magician, face painter and games of Jenga. All the guests, big and small, had a blast and we have already been booked for these little people’s second birthday. We collaborated with Mo & Co Events to bring all these decor elements together and balloon

Location: Taphaus, Jersey City
Date: October 28, 2018
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Event Decor Collaboration: Monisha Henderson
Event Design and Decor: Here and Now Events with Mo & Co Events
Catering: Taphaus
Magician- Mr. Magico
Face Painter: Fanny Allie

Tiffany and Matthew Reid's Destination Wedding

Here and Now Events was so excited that all the months of planning for this couple was completed in an amazing week in Jamaica. The guests were setting on an over the water gazebo for the wedding ceremony and then enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour. They were then escorted to a lantern lighted intimate dinner and reception. We couldn’t have pulled this off without Shakera and her incredible team.

Location: Sandals, Montego Bay Jamaica
Date: October 19, 2018
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz and Sandals Wedding Resorts Team
Event Design and Decor: Here and Now Events
Catering, DJ & Dessert: On Site

Tiffany and Matthew Reid's Destination Rehearsal Dinner

Here and Now Events was so excited that all the months of planning for this couple was completed in an amazing week in Jamaica. The guests all arrived and enjoyed a rehearsal dinner on the Chapel Lawn. We couldn’t have pulled this off without Shakera and her incredible team. They were able to turn a negative pre planning experience around to one we will never forget. We highly recommend Destination Weddings with Sandals Resorts.

Location: Sandals, Montego Bay Jamaica
Date: October 18, 2018
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz and Sandals Wedding Resorts Team
Event Design and Decor: Here and Now Events
Catering and Dessert: On Site Catering


Tea & Tiaras Women's Empowerment Brunch

For as long as we have known the creator of this event, Harriet, she has always had a heart for woman and helping them reach their full God given potential. It was truly a pleasure for Here and Now Events to partner with this beautiful vision and to carry out the vision on the day of. We catered to 100 women and already in the works to plan the next one for Mother’s Day!

Location: Community Worship Center Banquet Hall, Brooklyn NY
Date: September 15, 2018
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Event Design and Decor: Harriet Gibson-Rollins and Here and Events day of coordination

Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Here and Now Events has been with this couple on their journey since they got engaged. We were thrilled to assist the Maid of Honor with pulling this beautiful bridal shower together at the place where it all began! The bride was always clear that she wanted a Tiffany’s theme bridal shower and that she wanted her guests to wear little black dresses. It was a delightful event

Location: Don Conqui, Astoria NY
Date: August 26, 2018
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz and Bridal Party
Event Design and Decor: Here and Now Events and Kristen White

Christina and Rick's Baby Shower

Here and Now Events came up with a glam gold and white baby shower with touches of green and aqua! The couple came all the way back from Florida to celebrate with their family in friends in the borough they grew up in. They were surrounded by about 150 guest who were happy to help shower their prince on the way.

Location: Suite 415 Events, Brooklyn NY
Date: June 23, 2018
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Event Interns: Katherine Belka and Teresa Cunningham-White
Event Design and Decor: Here and Now Events
Photography: Floss Photography
DJ- Heavy Haitian
MC: Lady Pee of Sassy Inc.

 

Shavon and Corey White's Wedding

Great Gatsby meets Harlem Nights in Brooklyn! Black and Gold dripping in sequins transformed the Dumbo Loft and took their guests back in time.  They were married by the groom's stepmother surrounded by their closest family and friends and the guests joined for cocktail hour. They came dressed to the nines and in the theme of the wedding. This couple was a joy to take through the planning process and such a honor watching it all come together and everyone enjoying the evening.  

Location: The Dumbo Loft, Brooklyn NY
Date: June 10, 2018
Wedding Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Event Captain: Monisha Henderson of Mo and Co Events
Catering:  Ken's Cooking Lounge
Cake: CupcakemeNYC
Event Design and Decor: Taylored Events 101
Draping: KT Party Designs
Loveseat: JustDream Events
Centerpieces: GYA Designs
Photography: Jason Laboy Photography
DJ-  Premier Music Entertainment

 

The Bride and Groom were all smiles immediately following the ceremony!

The Bride and Groom were all smiles immediately following the ceremony!

Tiffany and Matthew's Engagement Brunch

What better way to bring together your friends and family than over delicious brunch and some bubbly? This couple is surrounded by so much support on their journey of love and it is shown by the people who came. Tiffany and Matthew share a special dance for their guests as well as giving the details for their breathtaking Destination Wedding to be held later this year in Jamaica! It was a privilege to present the couple with a romantic set up with candles, rose petals and black and white photos of them for the guests to enjoy.

Location: Don Coqui Queens, NY
Date: January 14, 2018
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Here and Now Events Day of Coordinators: Katherine Belka, Teresa Cunningham-White
Catering: Don Coqui
Decor: Raquel Federowicz
DJ- Dj J Star (105.1 FM)

 

Notorious NRG's 35th Birthday Celebration- 90's Theme

In collaboration with the Owner of Mo and Co Events, Here and Now Events aided in the decor set up and execution of this dope event. All of Nicholas's guests, himself included embraced the 90's theme and came decked out in their "best" 90's garb. With Monisha's amazing DIY vision and excellent organizational and budgeting skills, this party was beyond a success. 

Location: Legendary Republic Brooklyn, NY
Date: December 28, 2017
Event Planner: Monisha Henderson
www.MOandCOevents.com
Decor Set-Up and Event assistance: Raquel Federowicz
Catering: Simply Divine Catering
Decor: Mo and Co Events
DJ- Dj Idle Mind
 

 

Dr. Eno and Keji Oshin's Engagement Celebration

This was Here and Now Events first Nigerian Wedding. With this event topping over 700 guests in attendance, we were able to get a front row seat to the rich Nigerian Tradition and the coming together of two families and tribes. There was no shortage of food, music, dancing, laughter and money being passed to the couple to begin their journey as husband and wife. 

Location: Royal India Palace Queens, NY
Date: November 25, 2017
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Event Captain: ZuShanna Turner
Here and Now Day of Coordinators: Katherine Belka, Teresa Cunningham-White, Sabrina and Yolanda Lamour
Catering: Divine Foods Catering
Decor: A to Z Decor
Photography: Ola Akanabi ProductionS
Photo Booth: Smile U Are Famous
Makeup Artists: MakeupbyOlabisi and 3DLooks Makeup
DJ- Dj Freshyk
MC: Henry D'Minister
 

Tiffany and Matthew's Intimate Engagement Dinner

There is nothing more romantic and memorable then celebrating your engagement with a small group of people. The Groom proposed to the Bride to be on her birthday trip in South Africa. The two will be wed next year with a beautiful Caribbean backdrop on the Bride's birthday. We used soft decor to maintain an environment conducive to mingling and conversation. Floating candle centerpieces coupled with delicious Indian Cuisine made the night a huge success. Next up, Engagement brunch in January!

Location: Junoon Restaurant New York, NY
Date: November 19, 2017
Event Planner and Styling: Raquel Federowicz
Decor: Rented from Here and Now Events


 

Shyola and Robert Cornish III's Wedding

Shades of Marsala/Burgundy, Navy and Gold draped the Dumbo Loft and set the atmosphere. This phenomenal couple who had been together for 11 years before tying the knot where a pleasure to serve. They were married by the grooms uncle surrounded by 130 guests. You could feel the love in the room and a good time was had by all. 

Location: The Dumbo Loft Brooklyn NY
Date: November 10, 2017
Event Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Event Captain: ZuShanna TurneR
Officiant: Pastor Albert McKinnon
Catering:  Two Fish and Five Loaves Catering
Dessert: Make My Cake
Decor and Backdrop: O&G Party Palace
Photography: SX Studios
DJ-  DJ Roy Boy
 

 

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Decor makes the space!

The room is set, just waiting for the guest to arrive.

Lala's 60th Birthday Bash

What a celebration it was; in collaboration with Parvana Ent, we gave Lala a night she will never forget. Along with her closest family and friends, we turned her home into a backyard wonderland. Using a tent, lighting and tables: we were able to transform the space on a budget without compromising the look we were going for.  

Location: Brooklyn NY
Date: November 4, 2017
Event Planners: Raquel Federowicz and Chenelle McConnell of Parvana Ent
Event Interns: Katherine Belka and Teresa Cunningham-White
Catering: Friends and Family!
Photographer: Tanya
DJ- DJ One Shot
Tent, Cocktail Tables and Chairs: All Boro Party Rentals

 

Adrieanne and Brendan's Baby Shower

This beautiful Pink and Gold baby shower was a dream to put together. We wanted to welcome Baby Eliana with a grand celebration. Soft and girly diaper cake centerpieces paired with homemade vases with gold accents and water beads with floating candles. The favors were yummy and made by the mother to be and family. We played a few games but kept it simple and let the parents to be really be celebrated and enjoy their special day. What fun!

Location: Tropical Paradise Ballroom Brooklyn NY
Date: March 25, 2017
Event Planner and MC: Raquel Federowicz
Event Captain: ZuShanna Turner
Catering: Tropical Paradise House Caterer
Dessert: All in the cake
Diaper Cake Centerpieces: Nichola Pointer
Photography: Denzel Photography
DJ- MO FLOW
Throne Chair: Abbott Party Rentals

 

Lovely pink and gold candy/dessert table styled by Raquel

Lovely pink and gold candy/dessert table styled by Raquel

These handmade diaper cake centerpieces added the finishing touches to the tablescape!

These handmade diaper cake centerpieces added the finishing touches to the tablescape!

The throne chair was ready for the mommy to be!

The throne chair was ready for the mommy to be!

We know how to start the party!

We know how to start the party!

The guys getting ready for the balloon game! Hilarious.

The guys getting ready for the balloon game! Hilarious.

It was a pleasure working with you both!

It was a pleasure working with you both!

These events wouldn't be successful without my right hand!

These events wouldn't be successful without my right hand!

Project Date Night- Playdate Series

We assisted with the execution of Project Date Night's first playdate event. We set up light refreshments for the families as well as Raquel brought some books from her daughters library. The event featured a sing along with Greg, story time with one of the parents and a bubble party. The next event will take place on April 8th at 3pm.

www.projectdatenight,org
dana@projectdatenight.org

Light refreshments make everything better!

Light refreshments make everything better!

Raquel pictured here with the owner of Project Date Night- Dana Uchto

Raquel pictured here with the owner of Project Date Night- Dana Uchto

Music time with Greg

Music time with Greg

Storytime with Diane

Storytime with Diane

Melissa and Sean Friday Wedding

Winter Wonderland says it all! The Inn at New Hyde Park provided the perfect canvas to bring this lovely wedding together. The weather ended up being perfect and all the guests who attended had a wonderful time. Blue uplighting, navy runners and chair sashes along with candle centerpieces brought the theme to life. The staff at The Inn was incredibly accommodating, professional and a joy to work with.

We look forward to working here again. The Bride and Groom spent the night at The Inn's bed and breakfast before heading to their honeymoon. They were housed in the delightful Bridal Suite while their guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in Tuscany Hall. Our favorite moment of the evening was when the Bride and Groom were brought into the Gable Ballroom for a first look of the room and the bride's first words were "WOW!". That is the whole reason we do what we do; the hopes of exceeding expectations.

Location: St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Sunset Park
Reception Venue: 
The Inn at New Hyde Park
Date: January 15, 2017
Wedding Planner: Raquel Federowicz
Event Captains: ZuShanna Turner and Monisha Henderson
Catering: The Inn at New Hyde Park
Dessert: Francesco's Italian-American Bakery
Flowers: Miriam's Flower Shop
Photography: Kenson Noel Photography
DJ/MC: DJ Xxtra
MUA: Zarielle Washington
Transportation: Romantique
Limousines

Beautiful shot of the venue before the guests were seated.

Beautiful shot of the venue before the guests were seated.

The Sweetheart table, cake table and card box were one of our favorite set ups we have done.

The Sweetheart table, cake table and card box were one of our favorite set ups we have done.

The cake looked lovely and tasted just as great!

The cake looked lovely and tasted just as great!

Raquel was able to get a quick photo with the Bride and Groom before the festivities began. What a wonderful couple to work with!

Raquel was able to get a quick photo with the Bride and Groom before the festivities began. What a wonderful couple to work with!

Raquel and ZuShanna at the end of the night- everyone left so happy!

Raquel and ZuShanna at the end of the night- everyone left so happy!

Jecenia "Jessy" and Jorge "Flaco" Wedding

We went all out for this Great Gatsby Themed Affair. Nestled in the lower level of The Armenian Diocese of NY- we transformed this space and took a trip back in time. We married (pun intended) their Mexican traditions that mean so much to them with their theme and it was a movie! Large ostrich feather centerpieces were placed on each table atop mirrored bases with custom made gold vases with sequin runners. It was a fantastic evening!

Location: 630 Second
Date: November 26, 2016

Event Captains: ZuShanna Turner & Monisha Henderson of Mo & Co Events
Catering: Chef Alex Garcia
Dessert: Noelle of Scala Bakery
Centerpiece Rentals: Exceptional Party Rental
Draping and Lounge Furniture- NYLD: New York Lounge Decor
Photography and Photo Booth: SX Studios
DJ/MC: Ultimate Sounds DJ

Flowers: Revelations Unique Floral & Design
 

Stunning place card display table set by ZuShanna and Monisha!

Stunning place card display table set by ZuShanna and Monisha!

It always comes together and looks even more spectacular with this lighting.

It always comes together and looks even more spectacular with this lighting.

A view of the tables with the sweetheart tables front and center!

A view of the tables with the sweetheart tables front and center!

A closer shot of their sweetheart table details that complimented the Great Gatsby Theme

A closer shot of their sweetheart table details that complimented the Great Gatsby Theme

The Bride and Groom making their grand entrance into the reception!

The Bride and Groom making their grand entrance into the reception!

Cake, cake, cake, cake!

Cake, cake, cake, cake!

These vases were stunning and each one was hand painted!

These vases were stunning and each one was hand painted!