Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Begin your Happily Ever After

Many of the couples that we work with choose to work with a planner because they are trying to make the most of their budgets. Very often they are also saving to purchase a house or condo at the same time as the wedding. For the first time home buyer, the process can seem a little overwhelming. Having someone you trust to walk you through the process and help you find the perfect home makes the experience so much easier. For that, I'd like to introduce you to Michael Rosenberger and his company, Happily Ever After Realty, which helps individuals buy, sell or rent properties in Nassau, Suffolk and the Five Boroughs. He's a friend, a colleague, and a very talented lawyer and real estate broker. I've asked him some questions below to help you get to know a little more about how he can help.

Tell me a little about your professional background and what you do?
My name is Michael Rosenberger and I am an attorney and licensed real estate broker. I went to St. John’s University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology. I went on to obtain my law degree from St. John’s School of Law. I have been practicing law since 2005. I was recently appointed a New York State Arbitrator but also have my own practice where I handle real estate transactions, estate planning and a number of other practice areas.

Why should an engaged couple enlist your services? 
I created Happily Ever after Realty with the intention of helping individuals save money as they begin their lives together. You just spent a small fortune on a beautiful wedding that will not be forgotten, but now you need a place to begin your Happily Ever After. The purchase of a home is no small investment, and the process can be extremely frustrating. However, I have been there and my guidance can aid couples through the process. We make it easy. We do all of the research and we schedule open houses around their schedule. Also, because I am an attorney I possess years of negotiation experience so I can help couples get the best possible price.

Will working with you save a couple money? If so, how much on average? 
Yes! I am fortunate enough to offer all of my clients a substantial savings when they allow me to represent them. The most important thing to understand is that when you are buying a home being represented by an agent costs you absolutely nothing as the buyer. The seller is responsible to pay the broker fees to both the buyer and the seller. If the couple is not represented by an agent then the entire commission goes to the broker hired by the seller. Having a buyer agent requires the other agent to split the commission. I reduce my commission by .5% in order ensure the deal goes through and save the client money. So, on a transaction where a house is worth $500,000.00 I would save the couple $2,500.00 just for letting me represent them. It is a win-win for the homebuyer. The savings is based upon the value of the home. However, it is always a substantial savings when you are just beginning your life together and it is our pleasure to offer this to our clients. No other agency will offer this to its clients.

Sounds great!! How can people contact you? 
I can be reached on my personal cell phone at 631-697-5929 or via e-mail at save@happilyeverafterrealty.com. You will never speak with a receptionist. I take all calls directly. You can also visit our web site HappilyEverAfterRealty.com for more information and to schedule an appointment.

And for the curious among us, tell us a few things about yourself 
I am a father to two adorable daughters – Angie and Gracie. I have been married for a decade and have been living in my Happily Ever After Home with my family for nearly as many years. I have a Shih Tzu named Dolce. I am a part time actor and novice home chef. I love to eat and run in obstacle course races. I take pride and pleasure in giving back and saving people money.

Sounds perfect.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Kathy & Roberto

Wedding Date: November 29, 2013

Day of Event Management: Cloud Nove Events
Venue: Central Park Boathouse
Makeup/Hair: Pas De Deux Salon
Photography: Indigo Foto
Florist: Lenox Hill Florist
Ceremony Music: Campanella Ensemble
Transportation: Xotic Dream Cars
Entertainment: Son Con Clave Live Band, DJ Alex Watanabe
Cake: Cheryl Kleinman Cakes
Video Guestbook: Ish Events

Friday, June 6, 2014

Lauren & Chris

Wedding Date: October 13, 2013

Day of Event Management: Cloud Nove Events
Venue: MyMoon
Makeup: Stacy Doolan MUA
Photography: Heartfelt Studio
Videography: Dreamlife Video
Florist:  the Bride
Entertainment: DJ Gatsby

Transportation: Ultimate Class Limos

Sunday, June 1, 2014

More exciting updates for CNE!

When I started Cloud Nove I *thought* I knew who my ideal client couple was, but after planning wedding after wedding, I’ve finally found a wonderful niche – and it is nothing like my original vision! 

To better reflect our forward vision, I’m excited to announce that we’ll be working through an intense rebranding over this summer, and will be releasing a new look and a new website in August. To kick off the new site reveal, we’ll be hosting a fabulous Five Year Anniversary Party in our new home of LIC/Astoria and will be inviting all those near and dear to our hearts that we want to express appreciation for support of CNE over the years. Formal invitations will be mailed this summer!

PS. Don’t forget to enter and share our contest with your followers!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Announcing our photography contest... let me take a selfie!

To celebrate the addition of our new team member and service, we are running a fun contest on social media where two lucky couples will win a complimentary engagement/informal photo session! Help us spread the word, RT and repost! 

How to enter -

  1. Like our Facebook page, like and share this post 
  2. Submit your most creative couples selfie via FB, Twitter or Instagram tagging @cloudnove and using hashtag #CloudNoveTurns5

Winners will be announced on June 5th!

Small print: contest must have a minimum of ten entries in order to be executed. Informal sessions will be scheduled based on photographer’s availability. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Help Us Welcome Our New Team Member!!

It was fun sharing some of my favorite memories with you over the last week!  This week I'll be blogging about all of the exciting things we're doing to celebrate our Five Year Anniversary. 

One of the needs many of our couples have come to us with is to find a great photographer who will give them a basic shoot and burn package, but within a limited budget.  As planners and coordinators we work side by side and so very closely with the wedding day photographer, and having a smooth relationship with them is essential. 

So… drum roll please… I am thrilled to announce the addition of our new team member, Doug Carlson, who will be Cloud Nove Events’ in–house photographer. Of course we will still recommend and work with the amazing photographers we’ve built great relationships with over the last five years; now we have an additional service to help our couples have the perfect day. To see some of Doug’s work, visit our website here. Here's a preview of our photographer in action, and the resulting shots. 

To celebrate the addition of our new team member and service, we are running a fun contest on social media. We'll announce the details of the contest in a blog post later this week...stay tuned! 

To create our Cloud Nove Events' photo gallery, we styled two wonderful couples and I'd like to thank the amazing, talented professionals that contributed their time, energy and talent to our project! 

Visit Jill and Anthony's gallery here: http://cloudnoveevents.pixieset.com/jillandanthony/
And visit KellyAnne and Joe's gallery here: http://cloudnoveevents.pixieset.com/kellyanneandjoe/

Much appreciation to the incredibly generous and talented:
Makeup: Stacy Doolan
Hair: Dusti, Firemonkey Hair Design
Florals: Lori, AvaFlora
Chiavari Chairs: Angel Chair Rentals
Tablescape Design: Cloud Nove Events
Photography: Cloud Nove Events
Location One: Astoria Park
Location Two: Queens Theatre 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Five Years of Memories...

2013. We made the press!
Cloud Nove Events received its first two page magazine feature in Wellwed magazine. I was over the moon when we saw this, and grateful for the recognition. 

And that is a little walk down memory lane. It's time to look ahead now, and I can't wait to share the journey with you.