Aqua Made Fabulous

A repeat trend and we know why

Posted on August 19, 2015

  Hey Palace fans!  Did you know that the most popular wedding color is any shade of purple….Yes, purple tones are beautiful…but they are kind of cookie cutter.  If you are looking for something that really adds “splash” and “pop”, Aqua is a perfect hue!  It’s lovely all by itself and can stand alone….but if you are looking to pair it up, we always recommend picking another color and a metallic.  For example, you could pair up the ever so popular purple to gave that color a new feel and while you are at it, throw in a little brushed pewter…or how about poppy red with a soft gold to accent the pallet.  Lastly, Aqua can be amazing with cream and ivory tones and a hint of champagne!  When picking your wedding colors try to choose something that keeps people guessing … Read more

Candy Craze!

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Posted on August 12, 2015

Candy buffets have now been around for a hot minute, BUT we still can’t get enough of them.  This colorful display of sweet treats are a great way to end your evening on delicious note.  They add that little extra something and WOW your guests.  When picking out candy displays, go with color theme, crowd favorites and fun novelties.  Also, adding in cookies and cupcakes enhance the display to make it unforgettable!  Lastly, this can double out as your favor too…(*tip:  edible favors are a perfect option since you know your guests will eat them and not be a waste of $$…in other words, rule out the picture frame favors…they are SO 1995 😉 )  When in doubt, have a candy buffet…they are truly a sure thing! … Read more

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

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Posted on August 4, 2015

When in doubt, Champagne is always the answer! Looking for a fun way to impress your guests? Tired of the traditional martini bar….A bubbly bar might be the perfect option for you! This hot trend is “POPPING” up everywhere….The traditional must haves on this bar include Mimosas, Bellini’s, and of course strait up champagne!  To amp this bar up a notch, make it interactive.  Add other flavorful juices, and fresh seasonal fruit  so your guest can build their own perfect cocktail!  You could also have someone serve them as well. A bubbly bar is a fun way to continue the celebration with a fresh new cocktail approach!  So we want to know…are you a fan of this idea?  Would you ever consider doing this on your big day?  It works for all types of celebrations.  A bubbly bar is a perfect … Read more

Pretty Pastels

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Posted on July 6, 2015

With summer here and Monday is in full swing, we thought we would post up some fun ideas for true summer color lovers( say that 3x fast) for their wedding day!  Instead of picking just one color, pick a color board of various pastels!  In the collage above, you will see that adding in multiple hues and tons of texture, helps create an unforgettable wedding look!  From florals, to tablescapes, to attire and even your shoes, keep your guests on their toes with bold beautiful statement.  Have your gals in various light shades and your guys in bow ties that say wow!  Don’t forget to serve a sweet treat with color as well!  Happy planning! … Read more

Spotlight on Alexandra Favale

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Posted on June 9, 2015

It’s time to turn the spotlight on another one of our amazing team members here at The Palace.  We want you to meet Alexandra aka “Alex” Favale.  She is one of our very talented wedding planners.  Alex is known to be detail oriented, bubbly and super sweet.  She is an asset to our team day in and day out.  After all, she helps to keep our brides happy!  Take a minute to meet this incredible gal…we know you will love her! What three character traits would your friends use to describe you? Well let’s see, I asked me bestie and she said “selfless, funny, super bubbly when I want to be”. Lol!   Do you have any hobbies? Crafting, cooking (some have called me a master chef)   What was the most stressful situation you have faced as an event … Read more

The Naked Wedding Cake

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Posted on May 26, 2015

The wedding cake…it’s a huge photo op and everyone looks forward to diving into that spongy, cream filled deliciousness!  The look of the wedding cake has changed a bit…long gone are the days of sweet buttercream icing or the smooth look of fondant.  Today, couples are stripping their cakes down to what is called the trendy “Naked Cake”.  Sounds strange, but these naked cakes are far from undone…they are designed with layers of sugar blooms, greenery and tons of texture.  We love that this look is sticking around this year because it truly makes a statement for dessert.  They can be done with berries and small touches OR can be elaborate with flowers, colored fillings and tiers of creativity. This trend is a great one because guests will remember the look and taste of this masterpiece.  Being unforgettable with fun elements … Read more

Meet Richard McConney

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Posted on May 13, 2015

Today’s staff spotlight is on the incredible Richard McConney.  His fun and magnetic personality suits him well as a Maitre’d here at The Palace.  Clients gravitate towards him and is an extreme asset to our team.  Here is a little Q and A we did with him so you can meet man that truly knows what goes on behind the scenes.   What three character traits would your friends use to describe you? Loyal, honesty and willingness to always be there.   Do you have any hobbies? Traveling, reading, theater, movies.  I spend most of my time on the beach in the summer.   What was the most stressful situation you have faced as maitre D? Time management both with the staff and the client.   What skills do you need to be a good maitre d’? Organization as well as … Read more

Trendy Tuesday ~ B & W

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Posted on May 5, 2015

It’s trendy Tuesday and we thought it was time to start posting inspirational ideas to help clients with their wedding decor look!  Today’s trend works with any season and is perfect for either ballroom here at The Palace.  What is it about a black and white wedding that is so beautiful?  We have to say, we love this timeless look that never goes out of style.  When it comes to a classic wedding you can never go wrong with with this color combination.  Your possibilities are endless and it pairs with literally any hue or metallic!  We chose to highlight a gold “POP” to give this a fun, yet regal look.  When thinking about your overall wedding, try to create a story with your wedding elements.  For this inspiration board, we chose stripes to keep the look flirty and fresh.   Don’t be … Read more

Meet Chef Justin DiBianca

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Posted on April 14, 2015

Today’s staff spotlight is on our very own Justin Di Bianca. His talents in the kitchen amaze us day in and day out. We are so lucky to have him represent our culinary team and he certainly knows how to bring it! We thought it would be fun for you to learn a little bit more about the man behind the apron. Where did you grow up?Born and raised in Staten Island NY. Soon to be a resident of Old Bridge NJ. When did you know you wanted to be a chef?I watched my great aunt Mary cook Christmas Eve dinners for our family of nearly 60 at a very young age. I couldn’t have been more than 5 watching her stir the giant pot of sauce with a small boat oar.I was fascinated how one woman can cook for … Read more

Margaret and Albert: engaged!

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Posted on December 3, 2014

Photographer Meely Dunn of Meely Photography (one of The Palace’s Preferred Partners) shared with us her engagement shoot with Margaret and Albert, who are getting married at The Palace on July 4, 2015. … Read more