New Trends in Wedding Invitations

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Wedding etiquette, Wedding Invitations | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

NewTrendsInWeddingInvitations(1)The arrival of your wedding invitation shares much more than just the date, time and location of your wedding. When guests see the lovely rustic elegant design of your invitation, or the Old Hollywood flair of your chosen design, they get even more excited about attending your wedding and sharing in your big day. The design of your wedding invitation, from the colors to the shine to textural elements like lace, makes the first big impression of your wedding, and today’s top wedding invitation designers have established fabulous new wedding invitation trends for 2014-2016: Read more…

Tips and Ideas for your Wedding Placecard Table

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 | Filed under: Style Alert, Wedding Invitations, wedding planning | author: By Christopher Gellings, Banquet Manager, Highlawn Pavilion   

Your wedding guests enjoy being handed a cocktail or champagne flute when they first enter your wedding venue, but one thing they’re looking for is their placecard telling them which table they’ve been assigned to.

In the past, guest placecards were quite basic, names written on tented papers, set up on one big table. That often caused a logjam of guests looking for their names, turning this early moment of your wedding into a bit of a stressful experience, and not much of an impressive one. But now, wedding designersTips and Ideas for your Wedding Placecard Table have turned the guest placecard arrangement into an art form, creating a stunning display as well as making the process easier for guests.
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Top Trends in Personalized Groom’s Cakes

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 | Filed under: Wedding Cakes, Wedding Dinner | author: By Chef Robert Albers, Executive Chef, Pleasantdale Chateau   

Top Trends in Personalized Grooms CakesIn addition to designing your beautiful, custom wedding cake, you may also choose to design a second, special cake. The groom’s cake tradition has been around for years, and today’s wedding couples have kept it as a top wedding idea, since it is a fun and delicious way to further personalize their wedding day.
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Ways to Make Your ‘First Looks’ More Special

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Wedding Fashions, Wedding Shoes | author: By Preston Postlethwaite, Banquet Manager, The Manor   

Ways to Make Your First Looks More SpecialA top wedding trend is for the bride and groom to forget about that old wedding superstition that it’s bad luck for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony. Now more couples love the idea of setting up a ‘First Looks’ moment in which the bride and groom appear before one another in a private meeting that is captured by the wedding photographer, and also the wedding videographer. You’ll get that amazing first look at each other, in a spectacular wedding setting, and capture the expressions on your faces when you see each other in your wedding attire for the very first time.
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How to Organize your Wedding Guest Seating Arrangements

Friday, September 12th, 2014 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau   

How to Organize your Wedding Guest Seating ArrangementsCreating a wedding seating chart causes many couples a great deal of wedding stress. You’ll want your guests to have a great time at their tables and enjoy the company of the people they’re sitting with, you’ll Want your guests to be comfortable and have easy access to the buffet, bar, and dance floor, and – this is where wedding stress often arises – you may have to tackle some tricky family dynamics such as seating divorced parents and keeping feuding relatives apart.
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The Most Popular Flowers for Wedding Décor in 2014-2015

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Green weddings, Wedding Décor, wedding flowers | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

The Most Popular Flowers for Wedding DécorThe top wedding venues in New Jersey are often brought to even greater beauty when wedding couples draw from the top wedding flower trends and then give those trends their own personalized twists. So not only are wedding flowers breathtakingly beautiful, they also hold great significance to the wedding couple and to their families. For instance, a bride might choose to incorporate into her wedding day flower choices the same types of flowers that her mother, grandmother and perhaps even great-grandmother used in their own wedding décor details, and of course floral inspiration can be taken from the groom’s parents’ and grandparents’ weddings as well.
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Most Popular Wedding Songs for Your First Dance 2014

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: First Dance Song, wedding songs | author: By Preston Postlethwaite, Banquet Manager, The Manor   

Most Popular Wedding Songs for Your First Dance 2014No dance will ever be as special or as important to your love story as the song you choose for your First Dance at your wedding. It’s sure to be meaningful, perhaps the first song you ever slow-danced to together during your earliest dating days, and the lyrics share with your wedding guests a very special message about what makes your love so strong.

Each year, wedding entertainers blog about the most popular wedding songs for the current year, and when you see those lists, you may be inspired to choose from among them…or, you might be an independent, alternative wedding couple who likes to depart from any ‘most popular’ list to choose a completely unexpected and original song for your First Dance. Read more…

Wedding Reception Décor: How to Pick Pictures for your Family Photo Table

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding photography | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau   

How to Pick Pictures for your Family Photo TableOne area where wedding décor has evolved into an even more personalized and creative feature is the table of family photos. In years past, wedding couples set framed photos from their parents, grandparents’ and siblings’ weddings, as a tribute to the inspiring married couples in their lives, perhaps a tradition of long-lasting unions that warms the heart of all wedding guests and means so much to the family members shown in the photos.

Now, the family photos table might not have wedding photos at all. The couple may decide to skip those wedding portraits, especially if one or both sets of parents, or several siblings, are divorced or widowed. If it hasn’t been too long since your parents’ divorce, for instance, your mother might be saddened to see every other relative’s wedding day portraits and she doesn’t have a presence on the photo table at all. Read more…

New Jersey Wedding Venue Trends: Amazing Architecture

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, Wedding Venues | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

Amazing ArchitectureWhen searching for your perfect wedding venue from among the top wedding venues in New Jersey, you likely have a wishlist of the features that your wedding location will offer, perhaps a wedding garden, a pond, fountains, only hosting one wedding at a time. But there is another category that’s become a big trend among New Jersey wedding couples: architecture.

Having seen breathtaking wedding photos on Pinterest and on the top wedding blogs, wedding couples want to have those same images of themselves standing in front of a dramatic floor-to-ceiling window, and they want the same manor or castle feel on their wedding day. So they’re looking at wedding venues that are sights to behold, with architectural details that resemble a royal wedding setting. Read more…

Trends in Wedding Cake Flavors for 2014 and 2015

Friday, August 1st, 2014 | Filed under: Cutting the Cake, Wedding Cakes | author: By Chef Robert Albers, Executive Chef, Pleasantdale Chateau   

Trends in Wedding Cake Flavors for 2014 and 2015You may know the top wedding cake trends of 2014 related to how the cake looks – ruffled frosting layers, naked wedding cakes, all-white cakes – but do you know the top wedding cake flavors for 2014 and 2015?

A wedding cake has to taste wonderful, as well as being beautiful to look at, and wedding guests have very high standards for wedding cake flavors. They love the classics (a top-quality, moist vanilla cake with not-too-sweet vanilla buttercream, for instance,) but they also love to be surprised by exotic flavors and culinary combinations.

Cake bakers shop at farmer’s markets to acquire the freshest berries and other fruits for their creations, knowing that the all-important cake flavor is what makes or breaks the perfect wedding cake. Read more…

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