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I met Peter at a bridal show as a newly engaged 26 year old, with no idea as to how much work and planning a wedding was going to be. After my first meeting with him I knew instantly he was a necessity to planning and was going to take so much work off my fiancé and I. Peter made the process simple by trying to simplify each vendor. He would tell us a little about each, choose his top two or three and set up all our meetings. This helped by not having too many options and getting overwhelmed. Early on in the process it was apparent Peter was more than just a planner, he truly was a friend to us. If we were out for many hours we would grab lunch and it always was a fun day when we were together.

Photography, DJ, and venue were all quickly picked. Whenever we were at a meeting Peter seemed to read my mind when I was unsure about something and asked all the questions we did not know to ask. This made choosing details and pricing easier. Peter also was my florist which he KILLED it with. My bouquet was beautiful and he also decorated the ceremony with beautiful lanterns, and a beautiful arch. Peter’s background was working in the floral industry before Couture Events so he is a pro there and has been dealing with events for years.

The week of the wedding the stress really kicked in and he made sure to call me and check if everything was going well for us. He even came to our rehearsal and made a surprise visit with a beautiful arrangement! When the wedding day finally came he was there bright and early with his team of assistants. They took care of every detail from bringing my homemade decorations, making sure groomsmen left on time, escorting grandmas in, and just being there for Tom, I and both our families. There is no price you can put on having someone like Peter for your wedding. Planning and getting ready for one of the biggest days of your life can be so overwhelming and when you have a set team of people to help you along the way, it really does help every detail come together. I can’t recommend Couture Events enough and am so thankful to you all for making my wedding everything I ever imagined. I love you guys! ~Lauren & Tom

My daughter was just married on the beach on 9/29/18. Working with the most marvelous Peter James of Couture Events made my job as “mom of the Bride” Easy! We had all kinds of ideas and photos to show Peter- He listened to me here in NJ and to my daughter living on the West Coast and then his amazing artistic talents went to work. He actually envisioned a plan right in front of me and he made what could have been a difficult process, seamless and simple! I knew I went to the right wedding planner and floral design studio. People are still commenting about our beautiful romantic tables of rose petals and lanterns with real candle light! Danielle, our day of coordinator and trust me when I say we could NOT have functioned without her!! Her compassion and kindness as well as expertise made me relax from the moment we met! She called and made arrangements that I just couldn’t possibly do on my own! Danielle makes your life as Mom/Dad of the bride so much better! If you are searching for flowers, an artist like Peter James and his outstanding team have superior knowledge of the business and incredible experience ! Couture Events must be your next call if you are planning a special day! THANK YOU Peter James and Team! Truly happy to share photos and our experience! We are waiting on the professional photos but we will upload a few taken from Iphones! ~Laural Thurston Coultas and Family

We had the most incredible experience with Peter and his team. Peter was so personable, attentive and easy to work with. We gave him our budget and he stayed in it!! That was a huge relief for us. We used Jim for our day of coordination and himself and Peter were the DREAM TEAM. We cannot put into words how helpful they were. Their attention to detail, their jokes and professionalism made our day seamless. We cannot thank them enough for all they did to make our day absolutely perfect. We HIGHLY recommend them, you will not be disappointed. They really go above and beyond to make sure you are both happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you Couture Events.~Melaine & Steve

I hired couture events as a “day of” planner. I thought that meant they would help me on the “day-of”. Boy was I wrong! Peter & his staff were available to me via email the entire time I was planning my event! They answered me promptly & wisely. Peter helped me figure out what was worth my money & what wasn’t. Do not hesitate to hire this fantastic team! The are professional, knowledgeable & hysterically funny to boot. Peter also did my floral arrangements, which were gorgeous. ~Bar Mitzvah

What an incredibly stunning, perfect wedding day!! Peter and James were incredibly attentive to every detail without being intrusive. Their attentiveness and expert experience created a very beautiful, smooth, well executed, memorable wedding day! Everyone was treated with patience and genuine compassion – as if we were family and I feel as if they are now family to us!
There are no words to do justice to describe the absolute STUNNING bridal bouquet and reception centerpieces! Guests are still raving about them!
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Couture Events of NJ for your floral and planning needs. I’d give them 10 stars if that was possible! ~Casey and Darryl

Peter and Jim are amazing to work with! Planning a wedding can be stressful, but their attitudes about the whole process really help to relax a stressed out bride! My mom and I asked Peter if he could incorporate my mom’s veil into my bouquet and he went above and beyond what we had in mind. It was beautiful, along with all my other flowers and centerpieces. Jim was a lifesaver when I was having issues getting all my vendors on the same page. He kept everything and everyone moving along and on schedule, especially the day of. I’m glad we decided to go with a planner because a number of things can/do pop up on the day of that Jim was able to take care of. It was a blessing to have someone like Jim there to help out. I can’t say enough great things about the Couture Event team! ~Valerie & Casey

Peter from Couture Events was absolutely amazing! He was so accommodating to my needs. I had a very specific vision as far as colors and flowers and he was on point the whole time. He would challenge my ideas if he did not think it would look visually pleasing with the rest of the design for the wedding. I wanted peonies, however peonies were not available that time of year, but he found a very similar looking flower that would give me the look I was going for! Everything turned out absolutely amazing! I could not recommend Couture Events higher! ~Rose

Ladies and Gentlemen. I produce international destination events all over the world. For my 32nd birthday party, i wanted an electrifying shock. I decided to go all out on the flowers. Peter and his team took my vision and explicitly translated my wishes into the most incredibly stunning floral displays that would rival any top global designer. Do NOT tell Peter what to do, he already has it done. Last minute direction change, not even a drop of sweat. In fact, peter originally suggested that “Last minute direction change” from the beginning. So, listen to Peter 😉 ~Dane Steele

When I got engaged last fall I knew that I would be going to Peter James for my flowers. I have known Peter for a while and have seen his creations through the years. I trusted him fully in his decisions because his creative eye is on point! He thought of and took care of things that I didn’t even think of. This made my planning easier and I am forever thankful for that. Trust his judgement because he knows what he is doing and he does it well. I had the most beautiful flowers on the day of my wedding. People are still talking about the heart shaped roses that were in my bouquet! Thank you for making my day less stressful and beautiful at the same time ~Jillian & Chris

Peter James is simply the best florist to hire for your wedding period end of story – don’t look any further. If we could give more stars we would. When we first met Peter we walked away with so much confidence that we could put our trust in him to be the florist for our wedding. Peter gave us exotic centerpieces, a breathtaking Chupah, gorgeous flowers for the bridal party, and a romantic sweetheart table. The arrangements were all very unique and made the entire room warm and come alive. Peter uses a lot of creativity to make everything look amazing and exceed your expectations. His work is high quality is worth every penny and we recommend him very highly! ~ Natalie & Bryan

Peter and his team did a FANTASTIC job with our wedding this past weekend! They captured my vision of Alice in Wonderland perfectly and even snuck in a little something for my husband! Peter is wonderful to work with; his creativity and attention to detail is incredible! Words can’t express how grateful we are!! ~Kait & Pat

When I booked my appointment with Peter, I was not looking forward to meeting about flowers – i just wasn’t very excited about it. Well, Peter absolutely BLEW me away!!!! He is such a professional!!! Great personality, very knowledgeable, and and just a pleasure to work with!! I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted, but he helped guide me! I wanted orchids, and i thought that would be too expensive, but he was able to tell us which orchids would be in our price range, and we were blown away! They were STUNNING!!! I was THRILLED with my bridal bouquet, all the bridesmaids bouquets, and all the boutonnieres and corsages! He knew what flowers we needed and what we didn’t and he came in UNDER budget! He was so attentive and very easy to work with!!!! His attention to detail is impeccable!!! he truly helped guide us when we weren’t sure how or where to begin, and we felt confident with his work! I highly recommend him!! ~Rachel & Kevin

Peter James did the flowers for my wedding on October 10 at the Berkeley, and he was fantastic. I went in to my initial meeting with Peter not really knowing what I was looking for or what I wanted. We talked about what my dress looked liked and the colors for my bridesmaid dresses, and I let him really run with his ideas. He did not disappoint. Peter’s flowers and arrangements are so unique and absolutely beautiful. Many brides typically have an idea of what they want, but trusting Peter’s advice and insight is definitely worth it. I could not have imagined something more perfect than what he was able to put together. My bouquet was incredible and the center pieces were gorgeous. I loved everything and cannot thank Peter enough. I would definitely recommend working with Peter for any event! ~Mallory & Michael

I found PeterJames Floral through a friend of a friend. After our first initial phone call I already trusted him and knew we would choose his company. After telling other vendors and people from the area we were using Peter, I did not stop hearing positive reviews. Peter is so fun/easy to work with; we had great conversations/laughs at each of our meetings. He has a great personality and makes the process seamless. He expanded on our vision and helped us stay within our budget. He is super professional and detailed oriented. Peter was super responsive and attentive to all my questions. He has such a creative vision and thinks outside the box – it is nice to see how much he truly cares and loves what he does. I would 100% recommend him to ANYONE getting married. He is amazing! Our flowers were perfect!!! ~Theresa & Mike

Peter is a true visionary. My fiance and I showed up to our first meeting with a few thoughts of color palettes and nothing else. Thankfully, Peter took our small ideas and grew them into a grand vision beyond any expectation. He managed to tie our vintage-antique theme into our flowers and centerpieces. While we were obviously very happy with his creations, the feedback from all of our guests was phenomenal. Between the antique trays and vases of flowers the ballroom looked stunning and did not go unnoticed by anyone. The flower combinations were truly breathtaking. The guests were ecstatic to be able to take the centerpieces home, while we were also ecstatic to be able to use all of the vases of flowers for our brunch the following morning! Overall Peter was extremely easy to work with. He was patient and always responsive to any questions or concerns we had. We had total confidence in his ideas and thoughts, and would recommend him to anyone looking for extraordinary abilities to design, create and implement beautiful ideas for flowers and centerpieces. We hope to use him for future special occasions! ~Maureen & Gary

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