The time of their life

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Posted on August 12, 2014

We love that our brides and grooms recreate The Palace every time with their own take. They personalize our space to make their wedding their own. Fran and Michael Blank who got married on Sept. 13, 2013, just shared their wedding photos with us and we wanted showcase their décor ideas. First off, their pets are a big part of the couple’s life and their cake topper show their dog Bandit and cat Boomer. Bandit, a yellow lab, was their ring bearer and Michael proposed to Fran exactly one year prior to their wedding date with the ring tied around Bandit’s neck. For the wedding they had custom tux and ring pouch for their beloved Bandit. Their photographer Brian Delia Photography made a custom backdrop with their names and wedding date with a red carpet for photo taking. “We gave … Read more

Melissa and Joe’s wedding at The Palace

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Posted on July 16, 2014

Thanks to Ben Lau Photography, we are able to share some nice photos from Melissa and Joe’s wedding at The Palace. We love seeing classic elements, the energy in our Ballroom and of course some wonderful food shots. We wish Melissa and Joe the best and love the way they showcase The Palace with their excellent taste.   … Read more

Carol and Shiloh’s dance party wedding

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Posted on July 10, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday, we are recalling Carol and Shiloh’s 2012 wedding at The Palace, which was a musical extravaganza captured by Joshua Dwain Photography. New Jersey 1990s hip-hop legends Naughty By Nature even performed at their reception. We wanted to share this joyous occasion once again.       … Read more

Introducing NRG Film Company

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Posted on June 8, 2014

The Palace is proud to announce that Noah Rosenblatt (pictured below), the owner of NRG Film Company, which films weddings, documentaries and corporate events, has become one of our Preferred Partners. Noah, who hails from the small Jersey Shore town of Loch Arbour, started making movies for his marketing clients. He stayed up until 3 a.m. working on one video and realized that making films are his passion. … Read more

Meet Meely

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Posted on May 28, 2014

Emilia “Meely” Dunn is not only on The Palace’s preferred vendor list, she was a former bride at The Palace. We are pleased to have her on board and want to introduce her to our community. We had the pleasure of interviewing her about her story, style and motivation. … Read more

Q&A with A Touch of Elegance

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Posted on April 15, 2014

Lisa Plociniak is the co-owner of A Touch of Elegance Floral & Event Design along with her husband Michael. The company is a preferred vendor with The Palace and we have experienced a great partnership with them when it comes to events here. Her company offers full-service event design and has helped many of our brides complete their look. … Read more

Why not custom?

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Posted on April 2, 2014

These days it’s possible to get an affordable suit that you can wear on your wedding day and many times afterwards. Unlike wedding dresses, the groom’s attire not need be a one-and-done affair. No matter what, focus on fit. Your suit should be “Mad Men” slim but not tight. These days companies like Indochino are making it easier to get a fully custom suit for a reasonable price. And unless you are having a black-tie celebration, stick to a navy or grey suit for maximum versatility for suited-up occasions post-nupitials. This Grey Suit from Indochino starts at around $449, much less than having a suit custom made by traditional means. Thank the Internet revolution for Indochino’s online customization system. Note the details here: Everything is in proportion here from the width of the shirt collar, tie and jacket lapel.   … Read more

Savy and Dave’s crazy fun wedding

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Posted on March 10, 2014

Rob August Photography shared with us some incredible images from Savy and Dave’s wedding at The Palace. Their wedding featured two ceremonies and you can tell they had a great time entertaining their guests. “Our Wedding Day was one of the best days of our lives so far. We know it sounds stereotypical but it was true. The day went by so fast for us. We laugh and say we wished we were guests at our wedding so we could see everything there was to see.  The Palace helped make our day perfect,” said the bride. “Without the staff from The Palace we doubt that the day would have gone so smoothly. They kept everything in order and made sure we enjoyed every part. They really understood that this is an important day for you and your significant other.” For the … Read more

Q&A Justin DiBianca, Director of Food and Beverage

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Posted on March 4, 2014

Q: What’s going on with wedding food this year? A: The typical run-of-the-mill standard pasta, carving and antipasto stations are becoming more imaginative. One thing I focused on for 2014 was creating stations that were more interactive for guests and also ones they have never seen. For instance a dessert S’mores station returns you to that nostalgic childhood period as your roast your own marshmallows. Q: What’s the deal with these one-bite appetizers? A: As far as the one-bite items we have several within our cocktail hour scheme and also Viennese display. Whether it’s an individual slider, bite-sized moo shu duck crepe to French Macaroons and miniature financiers, people love them. Q: What’s the new hot trend? A: Baja fish taco station strong in California roots. Tacos are a huge trending item and it’s what you put into them that separate … Read more

2014 wedding trends roundup

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Posted on February 12, 2014

We’ve gathered some of the best wedding trends from online magazines from the TheKnot.com to LaurenConrad.com. No matter what the established sites or former stars of “The Hills” have to say, we all know some of these declared trends have always been in. But it’s still fun to survey the landscape and highlight the ones that seem pretty cool. The color pink: Pink is a classic romantic color and properly applied in doses. It’s a wonderful accent color. Grooms can even get involved with a pink dress shirt (with a grey suit) or perhaps a pink tie. The key is to go for a softer pink that is more muted. Focus on cakes: We, for one, are happy that huge, magnificent cakes are back in style. It’s the only time in life where a big fancy ornate cake is not only … Read more