#HipNJ wedding planner extraordinaire Richard O’Malley sat with our Kendall Zoppa to talk about current trends for the 2015 wedding season!
Through his company The O’Malley Project (T.O.P.), Richard has planned the Garden State’s most prestigious events for over 15 years and has 10,000+ parties on his resume. He’s planned fetes for every walk of life, from Presidents and celebrities to sweet 16’ers and (of course) brides.
“Every thing I do is truly unique because we design the occasion around your lifestyle. We’re seeing people become more comfortable forgoing tradition and doing what’s important to them,” Richard explained.
One bride that Richard worked with wanted something so out-of-the-box, she wanted her wedding dress made out of balloons. The dress got so much attention, “Lady Gaga‘s people ended up calling up my balloon guy to make her a custom dress!”
Richard’s favorite wedding venue is The Garden Vista in Passaic.
“Because of its historical status, the owner [Jim Robbins] of the building had to keep the ballroom intact. He refurbished the apartment building around this sprawling ballroom from the 20’s that can hold 400 people!”
Beyond party planning, The O’Malley Project offers consulting services for small businesses to help make entrepreneurs more profitable!
For more information on Richard O’Malley and The O’Malley Project, visit TheOMalleyProject.com.