Carol and Shiloh’s dance party wedding

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

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

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

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?

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

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

2014 wedding trends roundup

Posted on February 12, 2014

We’ve gathered some of the best wedding trends from online magazines from the to 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

The story of Judelkiss and Calvin

Posted on January 15, 2014

College sweethearts Judelkiss and Calvin met at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. The Bronx-raised Judelkiss remembers meeting the Somerset, New Jersey-raised Calvin at a Hawaiian-themed party where he introduced himself as “Calvin Todd, member of the Men’s Soccer Team.” Her unique first name sparked a conversation that lasted until 3 a.m. that night and the romance began. After graduation, Calvin worked in Newark while Judakiss went to graduate school in Philadelphia. Smartly, Calvin proposed with yellow diamond ring the day of Thanksgiving in 2012 after seeing the show “Stomp” in New York City. The Wedding Their wedding at The Palace utilized the West Ballroom that included rich color hues (hunter/emerald was one of Judelkiss’ wedding color choices) and the 17th-centry inspired décor, which was completed with Sahara roses and tall, jeweled centerpieces. “Calvin is African American and I am from … Read more

Lisa and Rob: A Fairy Tale Wedding

Posted on January 2, 2014

Lisa Castaldo and Robert Alesi celebrated their love and future together during a September wedding at the Palace—with a twist. “We had a Cinderella wedding and what better place to hold one than The Palace,” Lisa said. The bride and her father arrived on a horse-drawn Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage, a lifetime dream of his. “The Palace arranged for our guests to see our grand entrance prior to taking their seats upstairs and it was unbelievable. My father couldn’t hold back his tears seeing all of his brothers and their families standing there watching him arrive with his first daughter.” As Lisa says, there were “no details left out.” There was a dove release, ice sculptures from Cinderella, glass slippers, a custom Cinderella-carved candle, and as guests waited for the valet to retrieve their cars, they were greeted by an ice … Read more

Save the date cards

Posted on December 23, 2013

What’s the first word that goes out about your wedding besides a well-timed Facebook status update? Naturally, save the date cards are your first formal step towards announcing your big day. One invitation designer we love is Manhattan-based Lauren Brooke (pictured), who creates custom handmade invitations for any occasion. Here we see the breadth of styles for her Save-the-Date clients. It’s an opportunity to inject some personal touches into the first point-of-contact for your wedding. Get creative and have fun creating a statement card.   . … Read more