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

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