July 2010 Bridal Expo

July 2010 Bridal Expo
We want to thank everyone who attended our Summer Bridal Expo this past Wednesday, July 14th!!  In keeping with the summer theme, we greeted everyone in our lobby with tasting samples of Mixed Berry Mojitos and Orange Sparklers displayed on our glass-topped cocktail tables. The Mixed Berry Mojito is vodka based cocktail displayed on a bed of lemons and limes.  If you are looking for a light and refreshing signature drink, you may want to consider the champagne based Orange Sparkler, displayed on a bed of oranges and orchids. As always, couples are looking for different cocktail station ideas to personalize their reception.  At the Expo, guests were able to sample different stations including the Country Barbeque Grill, the Smashed Potato Martini Bar, and our Clams, Clams, Clams stations.
Country Barbeque Grill

Country Barbeque Grill

The Country Barbeque Grill is a great addition to a summer wedding reception and features Petite Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Mini Cheeseburgers and Grilled Sausage & Pepper Skewers paired with Grilled Corn & Chipotle Pepper Salad, Watermelon & Feta Salad and Cornbread Squares.  The Classic  Smashed  Potato Martini Bar continues to be one of the most popular stations and it features a scoop of mashed potatoes served in a martini glass which you can then top with Beef Bourguignon, Broccoli & Cheddar, Caviar & Sour Cream and Chili to make your favorite smashed potato martini.  For the clam lover, the Clams, Clams, Clams station features three preparations of clams:  Clams Rockefeller, Clams Casino and Clams on the half shell. The stacked wedding cake remains the most popular style for this year.  Wedding resources are featuring stacked wedding cakes, in different shapes and colors with fresh flowers, bows and ribbon.
Stacked Wedding Cake

Stacked Wedding Cake

Red Velvet At the Expo we featured purple, burnt orange and turquoise table linens since these colors are the hot colors for 2010 and 2011.  Turquoise is the new chocolate brown and it can be paired with a variety of colors including ivory, green, yellow, red, orange and black to name a few.  In addition to turquoise, brides we meet with are telling us that they are incorporating lavenders, lilacs, plums, aubergines and purples into their receptions and are mixing the purple tones with ivory, silver, brown, fuchsia and coral.   For the fall brides, burnt orange is a great choice and because of the increase in the number of fall weddings, there are more and more selections available. Burnt Orange Pintuck Overlay and Sashes Our next Bridal Expo will be in September so keep checking back on our events page for more information.