Friday, March 26, 2010

Dream Team! One of America's Wedding Wish Organizations!

I am proud to announce the "Dream Team" is going National! We have started the process of becoming a 501c3! I have shared our stories with the public about our stellar "Dream Team" here on the East coast since 2005. Many of our cases have been published or have been seen on television. I can still remember our very first case Luz and David Streeter located in New Jersey in June of 2006 who filled the world with happy tears and good laughs. Many of the first pioneers with Dream Team were Buddy Valestro of Carlos Bakery "Cake Boss", Stix Video, Carlson Craft, Hilton Brand of Hotels, Fancy Faces Stephen Hamel, Stephen Taylor Photography, Floral Gallery Cindy Reiken and way too many to mention. Their work along with what was donated was shown in publications such as Special Events Magazine, NJ Bride and Bridal Guide. It was also aired on local and national television such as Style Network and Fox News. It wasn't long after that hundreds of vendors in the tri-state area and various other states had joined in! Each year, I've reached out to various vendors to assist us in granting a dream wedding to a not so fortunate couple. Not one vendor has ever declined our ask. If they were unable to assist or physically be there, they found a way to make it happen. I know I have said thank you in many ways, but still feel it's not enough. If it wasn't for all of you, I would not have had the stamina to do this! I think we can all agree, I am always working on new ways to bring this industry to another level. I have spent numerous hours training planners to be the best they can and our clients who deserve the best, walking away with a one of a kind event. It wasn't until 2010 when a few peers of mine in the Chgo region suggested I share the happiness and good fortune with others. While I hesitated to do so, they were right. Why couldn't I do this? There are so many wonderful orgs that have also worked to grant weddings or portions of such as Brides Against Breast Cancer, ABC (on a local level) ISES (local level) NACE, WEVA and various other event groupings. It's great watching so many people have collaborated efforts for something we do on a daily basis. If you can truly love what you do, this is another way to give a warm hug for those who want to share that same feeling we've all been fortunate to experience. You can never give enough and every effort is always appreciated. I share my success today with many high profile companies that will be a close sponsor and advocate with Dream Team. I also open my heart to all of you who want to take another adventure with me. I have always promised a good time and great rewards. I will continue to offer this as you all are the reason I am fighting to make this work. I want to thank my national team in Chgo Our founding board, for pushing me to do this. You took a chance by coming into my crazy world. I promise to not disappoint you. This is just the beginning for us! For those who are intersted in forming a chapter or wanting to donate funds or services please inquire at or visit our website at
. We should have all applications and information ready for your viewing in the next week! You may watch us as we work! Maybe bring a cold soda for those who are on a mighty tight deadline! Love to all! xoxoxoxo Samantha

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Say I DO With Samantha Goldberg at Westin Jersey City April 18th 12-4pm!

Jersey City, NJ. If you’re a bride to be, than say “I Do” on Sunday April 18, to the Westin Jersey City Newport. You and a guest are invited to discover the newest Westin, an experience in sight, sound, taste and service. Enjoy delicious hors d’ouvres, sip sparkling wine, and socialize with vendors. On top of it all, you’ll learn the hottest wedding tips and trends from celebrity wedding planner Samantha Goldberg! Celebrity Wedding Planner Samantha Goldberg is featured as one of the top planners on Style network’s “Whose Wedding Is it Anyway?” She’s a contributing editor for one of America's largest wedding publications and websites, She is also a columnist for her own column "Savvy Samantha's Nuptials in the Star Ledger. Samantha has shared her wedding expertise on national news programs such as; CNBC’s On the Money, Good Morning America, Today Show, Better Homes and Gardens TV, ABC. NBC, Fox News and Geraldo at Large. She’s a regular contributor to trade publications such as OK Magazine, US Weekly and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Goldberg has planned more than 1,000 weddings working with celebrities, athletes and political figures. She’s excited to use her inside knowledge to show brides how to think outside of the box and achieve the wedding they’ve always dreamed of. “This show is typically not the show for a traditional wedding, it’s for brides who want to be unique and show personality at their wedding. This can be achieved with any budget as long as you have the right allocations,” says Goldberg. The “Westin Experience” is the event of the year for future brides. Not only will you learn the tricks of the trade from one of the most sought out wedding planners in the country, you’ll have the chance to win fabulous prizes from award winning vendors. Due to space, not every bride can attend. To secure your spot call 201-626-2917 by April 1. The Westin Experience will take place in the Newport Ballroom on Sunday, April 18 from 12-4pm. The Westin Jersey City Newport is located on 479 Washington Boulevard, in Jersey City. Let's start off by saying my good friends at Demetrios at Macy's is going to share their newest and exclusive couture gowns at our event! Ten original designs to satisfy your urge to stay true to who you are! LOVE them! I hope you enjoy the fab show too! By the way if you are 5'7 and taller and would like to particpate as a model we would love to have you. In return you will recieve a group of photos for your resume! Please call us ASAP as we only need 2 lovely brides! 908.219.4028 ask for Lacey or Alyssa! Some of our fabulous vendors include award winning designs from A Touch of Elegance, Infinity Lighting, CTO Manhattan, Coppacabana, Rose Petals and Lace, Stix Productions, Enzo Video Productions, Samantha Goldberg and Co, Bella Bridesmaid, Dave Nace from NJ Finest DJ's,Hudson Cakery, Cocoluxe, Bridal Guide, Get Married Mag, NJ bride, NJ Wedding,com, Fabulous photography from , Ron Hotlz, Josh Lynn who will also have a photobooth from NJphotobooths there for any guests to try out" You guys this is truly a magnificent favor...I had so much fun scrapbooking for my clients after we took a photo! Talk about fun!! We also are honored to have Alan Reider one of my first dear vendors who opened his arms to a new kid (me) on the block 6 years ago, Dream Team One of America's non for profit orgs that help brides and grooms with various major hardships across the US have the wedding of their dreams and MANY more vendors on their way! Space is limited and It truly will be an urban chic event for the metro bride who wants a one of a kind experience!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Hello Everyone! I am sorry I haven't been much of a blogger lately! We have so many things going on with Samantha Goldberg and Co, Gold Events and Dream Team! Very excited to finally share Dream Team our National board in Chicago and other chapters starting in VA, IL, NY, NJ, FL and IN. Our National launch for all of the chapters listed will be in April! Please be on the look-out for your board's date! I wanted to personally thank everyone for your emails and Facebook posts! I would ask that even if you cannot assist us with services please join our Facebook group. Your spirit is enough!Help spread the word!!/pages/Dream-Team-Wishes/323906266265?ref=ts We are making some National and Regional appearances on television! This will share the concept of our org along with some updates on what's happening! You will be able to follow 2 of our Dreams while we make it happen! And share in both couples joy while we show you that love can conquer all in so many cases. These couples are people just like you and me who just want to marry the one they love and had to put their plans on hold due to many reasons. Once you see them, you will understand why we fell in love with their stories and will walk away understanding why I have been doing this for so many years. Join us today! Make the world a better place by spreading the word about love! If you are interested in forming a chapter in your state, we are officially ready to help you make it happen! With LOTS of love! xoxoxo Sam
I devote my time to ensuring our clients recieve fab service. There's another "calling" for me. To give back to my peers that aspire to be the next "best" fancy pants somebody! Those who play it safe standing behind me, will fail. I do serve as a warning to others and yes, I'm nutty. It's who I am & it's not going to change, as it works. Feel free to comment & join me on what could be the best road trip EVER!

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