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

Lisa Rhinehart Photography at The Palace

Posted on May 16, 2013

We met wedding photographer Lisa Rhinehart on Facebook and she was kind enough to share some of her images that she’s taken at The Palace. Lisa, who lives in Central Pennsylvania, has travelled all across the United States to capture couples celebrating their love. She told us, ” I love uniqueness in life and  people and am drawn to beauty, color and emotion– I notice the little things.” Here is some of her work from Marisol and Renato’s wedding: … Read more

Wedding photography from CLB Photography

Posted on May 10, 2013

Happy Friday. We want to share some photography from Suzanne at CLB Photography (one of our preferred vendors) that her team took at The Palace. She and her husband Chris are inspired by fashion, journalism and, quite often, whimsy. Visit their website for more. … Read more

Mini Cakes To-Go

Posted on May 6, 2013

End the night sweetly with these wedding cake favors from Pink Cake Box. Ask for frosting coordinated to your theme colors.  Alternately, mimic the look of your full-size cake. Either way, your guests will go home with an extra dollop of satisfaction. … Read more

First dance moments

Posted on April 26, 2013

All eyes (and maybe spotlight) will be on you for your first dance. Do you know what song you want to be playing as you spin across the floor? Finding your song can be a tough choice. Of course you’ll want to talk over musical styles, favorite artists, and songs that have special meaning to the two of you, but sometimes the perfect pick remains elusive. That’s when you should seek out a professional. They know what’s fresh and what’s been overcooked. The team at Dash of Class, selected for a 2013 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award, has been spinning tunes for weddings for more than 20 years. They know all the tunes—from oldies to Top 40s. If you are having difficulties, your DJ can suggest options that may never have crossed your mind. For example, a cover of Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling … Read more

Beyond Bouquets

Posted on April 17, 2013

Famous for their floral arrangements, the beautiful minds at A Touch of Elegance also design custom decor. Note the interplay between the crystals, the candles, and the mirror.   Soft, Arabic influences establish a rarified atmosphere.   There’s nothing rote about this rock & roll table setting. We look forward to seeing more of their always refined (and never overstated) designs.   … Read more

Ab-sole-lutely brilliant

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Posted on April 2, 2013

Photos of signed soles on wedding day shoes have been popping up all over Pinterest recently. The trend has Turkish roots—traditionally the brides would ask all her single bridesmaids and female relatives to sign the soles of her shoes. At the end of the night, whoever’s signature was most faded would be the next to marry. Any girl lucky enough to get Mr. Louboutin to leave her a message on one of his signature red soles should feel no guilt whatsoever about asking everyone else to squeeze their autographs on the other. If the single ladies sign in blue, you can combine two traditions. We’re betting the bride borrowed these shoes. That way, her footwear would meet all of the old rhyme’s requirements. … Read more

Minty Fresh

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Posted on March 25, 2013

Though Pantone named emerald the Color of the 2013, brides have been beguiled by a different shade of green: mint.  Grey’s Anatomy’s Dr. April Kepner isn’t the only woman dreaming of a wedding that’s “mint to be!” Chocolate and mint is never the wrong choice. Sweet Avenue Bake Shop adds something extra—chocolate Bavarian cream filling. A menu printed in mint, how refreshing. British brand River Island will ship these sorbet-colored shoes (and any other pair that catches your fancy) straight to your doorstep. Going green has never looked so good. … Read more

Recent company events

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Posted on March 19, 2013

The Palace at Somerset Park is a popular choice for many area companies to gather and celebrate milestones or set new goals. We aim to provide the most comfortable setting for an off-site event. Here are some photos we wanted to share. One of the nation’s top network of franchise-owned real estate sales offices gathered more than 700 people to laud the accomplishments of top-selling agents in its area network. Highlights of the event included a festive cocktail hour and motivational speaker Frank Miles – who also is a juggler. Once again, our staff rose to the occasion to help a major company with a key event. A distributor of electrical and industrial products held a meeting at The Palace to set goals and establish best practices for working between different divisions and locations. The two-day program included discussion of … Read more

Tying the Knot

Posted on March 11, 2013

There’s something about braids for a wedding hairstyle. This is the day you intertwine your life with someone else’s, the day the two of you tie the knot. Natalya Chepura, a freelance hair and make-up artist serving North and Central New Jersey, has constructed some of the most elaborate braided styles we’ve ever laid eyes on. See for yourself. The wrapped braids add interest to this classic up do. We love the flowers pinned into the curlicues. Waterfall braids are a hot trend right now. The soft, undone attitude here is delightful.   This style is combining at least three different braiding techniques—so impressive. French braids, a side bun, and roses. … Read more