Family photography by Jamie K Photography

Posted on June 24, 2013

One on the biggest life milestones is when you have your first child. You’re a family now. Just as important as your wedding photos, those incredible first moments of your newborn are definitely worth capturing by a professional photographer. Although Jamie K Photography, one of The Palace’s preferred vendors is known for her wedding and bar and bat mitzvah work, the Livingston, New Jersey-based photographer has developed a strong reputation for her family photos. Below are a few examples of her work. … Read more

Summertime weddings: Go bright and celebrate

Posted on June 14, 2013

Summer is upon us, so it’s inevitable that you may be a guest at a summer wedding. The season require a complete attitude adjustment. You’ll probably sweat a little, but that’s just part of the fun. Embrace the freedom to go big and bright in your decor. Extend the summertime feeling into every component of your wedding from your food choices to your playlist. 1.) Don’t be afraid of using bright colors in your decor. Now is the time. Play with color combinations that might not seem to work together. Just test it first in small batches. Search wedding blogs and sites for inspiration. GreenWeddingShoes.com is definitely West Coast slanted, but we often find we on the East Coast need some of those Californians’ lighter attitudes. 2.) Make your food choices lighter and your cocktails seasonal appropriate. It’s easy to … Read more

A theme for the birds

Posted on June 4, 2013

For a subtle nature theme, consider birds and feathers. The beauty of choosing this kind of theme is that there’s such an assortment of ways to make it your own. You can incorporate bird (or feather, or egg, or nest) elements into everything from your invitations to your bridesmaids’ gifts. We rounded up some examples: What could be sweeter than these lovebird kissing bells from Cherish the Moment? They double as place card holders with poems—“Today as we gather together, wish us a love to last forever. If you would like us to share a wedded kiss, ring the bell for lifelong bliss”—on the back that encourage guests to give the bells a ring. We love the vintage air about these invitations. And they’re perfect for a DIY bride. Just download the template and customize to your heart’s content. Also … Read more