Bon Appétit the Food Truck Way Subscribe Email Print

Have you noticed the fun and yummy food truck trend? It’s a trend you may want to consider.

Food trucks are a creative alternative to traditional catering. Ditch the family-style or buffet meal and instead hire a food truck (or a few) and incorporate unique cuisine in your wedding day.

Food trucks don’t mean you have to compromise for taste or variety either! Serve up everything from grilled cheese, ice cream, Mediterranean, and seafood. And just like a traditional caterer, don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Many trucks will work with you to offer a menu you can be proud of.

Can’t be convinced to risk the expected traditional dinner for a mix of trucks? Consider a late-night snack or dessert truck to arrive a few hours into the reception for a small modern twist.
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Three tips to make sure your food truck reception goes as planned:
-          Make sure there is plenty of parking
-          Confirm the truck will supply all of the items needed for serving (plates, napkins, etc)
-          Be sure the truck has insurance.

Not convinced?  One more BONUS: You won’t need to schedule a bunch of taste-testing appointments. Just take a long lunch and wander from truck to truck.

Here are 10 worthy food truck options for the tri-state area.

1.  The Taco Truck
2. Nomad Pizza
3. Bonjour Creperie
4.  Luke’s Lobster Nauti Mobile
5.  Local 215 Food Truck
6. Sugar & Spice Pies
7. The Cinnamon Snail
8. Cucina Zupita
9. Magic Carpet Foods
10. Mad Dash Concessions

Emergency Bags Subscribe Email Print

Are emergency wedding kits/bags worth any merit? We think so.

You want to be confident that you’re prepared for any kind of emergency on your wedding day. Being prepared will make sure that even in the face of an obstacle your able to remain calm and collected (that’s the theory anyway.)

We put together our list of items to include in an emergency bridal bag for you based on research, know-how, and experience.
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It's Half the Fun Subscribe Email Print

Wedding day transportation can go overlooked, booked nearly out of necessity. But what if you embraced the opportunity to start the fun a little early or emphasize the theme or décor of your big day?

There are many different options for making your entrance (and exit).

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It's all about comfort Subscribe Email Print

Hosting a Spring/Summer wedding or event? Consider offering up sunscreen, bug repellent, fans, and refreshments for the comfort of your guests. Whether you simply put out a basket of goodies or you DIY some personalized packaging, guests will be flattered you thought of them.

Summer Wedding Comfort

Glossary Edition 11: Gloves Subscribe Email Print

We're reached the final edition of our Glossary blogs. If you're just joining us now and want to catch up you can go back to any of the former posts here.
But alas, we must finish our glossary with gloves.
Sure gloves aren't the most popular bridal accesory today however we still thought they were worthy of inclusion. And, if you see some of today's beautiful glove options you may just be hooked.

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Berta Trunk Show Subscribe Email Print

We are so excited to kick-off a Berta Bridal Trunk Show in our New York boutique today! We’ve extended the usual 3-day event and added another full day of appointments to accommodate the large numbers of Brides excited by the 2014 collection.

If you’ve missed this opportunity don’t worry. Call our boutique to schedule an appointment and receive one-on-one expert attention.
BERTA Trunk Show

Glossary edition 10: Veils Subscribe Email Print

Ok we’re back today talking about veils! First, a bit of history for you.

There are many stories or explanations for the origin of veils. Some reason the veil was introduced in anciet Rome where people believed evil spirits would be attracted to the bride therefore, covering the say would essentially protect the bride. In medieval times, the veil was used to protect the bride from “the evil eye” and was a symbol of purity, chastity, and modesty.

And still one more explanation is that due
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April Showers Subscribe Email Print

April showers bring May Flowers and Tulips are the epitome of Spring. With May 1st right around the corner we couldn’t help but share a few wonderful ways to include tulips in your wedding day. Think beyond the bridal bouquet and consider the centerpieces, boutonnieres, a floral chandelier, favors and more.
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Glossary edition 9: Lace Subscribe Email Print

Lace has long been a feature of bridal design but in recent years we have seen a resurgence and modernization in the use of lace.  Used as appliqués, trims, and overlays, lace can be feminine, sexy, and even rustic.  Improve your knoweledge of lace with 8 terms you should know.

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Glossary edition 8: Farics Subscribe Email Print

O' the wonderful luxurios and playful fabrics of the world.

You're probably familiar with Satin, and Tulle, and Taffeta, and Velvet, and Organza but what about Chiffon, Brocade, or Dupioni.  Here's a list of fabric terms to add to your glossary and help you identify the dress you're dreaming of.

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The 6 A's of creating Ambiance Subscribe Email Print

When you are planning an event, whether it’s a small dinner party, a large holiday shindig or a wedding, ambiance is always important. The mood or feeling your guests experience (ambiance) is the culmination of 6 key elements. For ease when trying to remember all 6 keep in mind they all start with the letter A. So let’s dig in.

Anticipation: It all begins with the invitation. Or the save-the-date if your also sending those out. The idea is to create anticipation before the event to entice
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Glossary edition 7: Trains Subscribe Email Print

This is the last glossary edition that describes the shape or structure of a dress. A train has historically been said to symbolize wealth or to have been used to cover the tracks of the bride and groom. Interesting right?
Here's a few terms to help you descripte a bridal train.

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Table for Two Subscribe Email Print

We couldnt have been more excited to see sweetheart tables gain popularity a few years ago and fortunately they have stuck around. We love the sweetheart table because of all the unique things you can do with the table décor and seating that can really add to the overall design of your reception space.

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Glossary edition 6: Sleeves Subscribe Email Print

Sleeves have gained popularity in recent years so though possibly overwhelming or boring, we still feel it neccesary to be thorough and include this list of terms regarding sleeves.
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Glossary edition 5: Necklines Subscribe Email Print

You will never believe just how many different terms could be used to describe a neckline! We've got more than a dozen terms to add to your glossary. Let's dig right in.
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Glossary edition 4: Bodices Subscribe Email Print

We’re back to expand on your wedding dress glossary! Today we're talking about bodices. You’re probably familiar with a few of these terms but we’re confident there’s still a few more we can educate you on.

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Glossary edition 3: Gown Length Subscribe Email Print

We’ve talked about gown silhouettes and skirt styles so today we’re talking about gown length. Now it’s true, a majority of brides will opt for a traditional floor length but there are 8 other lengths to choose from. 2014 bridal trends reveal that tea-length gowns may be front and center this season. What term below best describes your ideal gown length?

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Glossary edition 2: Skirt Styles Subscribe Email Print

We’re back with the 2nd edition of our glossary special with skirt styles. From the traditional to the modern and onto sexy, here are 13 glossary terms to help you describe your dream wedding dress.

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The Entourage Subscribe Email Print

You’ve said “Yes!” and now you’re ready to say it all over again for the perfect wedding dress. But don’t go saying “Yes” to everyone that wants to help (although that’s incredibly nice of them right?!).

Today on TV we can watch shows like Say Yes to the Dress, Something Borrowed Something New or Randy to the Rescue to follow a bride or brides as the search for what to wear on their wedding day. Inevitably the bride(s) bring an ‘entourage’. Now this entourage could be comprised of so many different people for various possible reasons but so often we see that perhaps the entourage is not uplifting or positive. And, there goes the wedding dress shopping experience down the drain. It’s unfortunate really.

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Glossary edition 1: Gown Silhouettes Subscribe Email Print

Surplice, flounce, empire, bateau , castillion, alencon, and more. Wedding dress terms can be overwhelming. We’ve compiled a lengthy list of terms to help you understand gown silhouettes, fabrics, neck lines, lengths, bodices and trains but we’ll deliver these glossaries to you in “bite-size” increments over the next several weeks. If there is a term your interested in learning more about, send it our way here and we’d be happy to add it to the glossary.

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