Besides the dress, venue and dancing, most guests really look forward to the food that is served at weddings. From the traditional chicken and potatoes, to the exotic food stations, the culinary experience at wedding receptions has come a long way. I recently had the opportunity to sample the delicious food from Bauer’s Catering while attending an event at Cuneo Mansion and I was completely blown away. The presentation was beautiful, the service was top notch and the food was absolutely delicious. Guests were welcomed by white glove servers passing seared ahi, healthy chicken salad canapes and artichoke and potato puffs (my favorite). Guests could visit carving stations, made to order pasta stations, a fresh seafood bar, and a beautiful display of cheeses, charcuterie, grilled vegetables and fresh fruit. Later in the evening desserts were provided by Oak Mill Bakery along with a coffee station.
The flow of the evening was perfect as it allowed guests to socialize and interact over food. The chefs always had smiles on their faces and were more than happy to answer questions and create custom pasta dishes to order. If I were to get married again…this is how I would want my reception to flow.
If you are in need of custom catering for your wedding, Bauer’s will work with you to create a wedding that is uniquely yours allowing you to enjoy your wedding day, worry-free.
This March weather feels more like June, so I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite summer wedding trends provided by The Knot.
Show off some color! Bright hues are always a popular choice for summer weddings.
What’s hot now: Think sophisticated brights. Sticking with just two hues (or two plus an accent color) will keep your space unified. Rather than splashing color all over your reception space, use one dynamic color for a strong statement — think all-pink centerpieces or bold orange table linens. This holds especially true for your centerpieces: Instead of multicolored centerpieces, alternate single-color floral arrangements for a pulled-together look.
Select a Theme! Tropical, beach or garden themes are classic for the summer.
What’s hot now: Think of your favorite summer hangouts when planning your theme. Rather than just any beach, bring in elements specific to the beach you remember as a kid. If it was a cabin in the woods, go for a mountain theme. Or try adding sand or sea shells to your centerpieces or tablescape.
Go Bold with your Invites! Letterpressed invites in ivory and black are still popular. But if you want to go for something a little more unexpected, creative wedding invitation designers definitely have color and printing options for you.
What’s hot now: Use colors in a new and unexpected way on your invites by reversing the typical invitation color scheme. For example, rather than using fuchsia lettering on a cream-colored invite, opt for cream print on fuchsia paper. Or mix it up — do the cream-colored invite with fuchsia writing, and then a bright pink reply card with a cream-colored font. Consider the material of your invite as well. One hot-off-the-press idea: Get fabric-printed invites, programs, and escort cards for a laid-back look perfect for summer.
For more amazing Summer Wedding ideas visit www.theknot.com
We had the pleasure of attending one of the most beautiful and unique weddings on Sunday at the historic Mercury Theater in Chicago. The amazing couple, Walter & Eugene were married on the stage of the theater, with gorgeous chandeliers, a black grand piano, and a crystal curtain backdrop with the words “today, tomorrow, forever” projected. Being a theater, the sound and lighting for the ceremony was flawless, and friends sang the most incredible Broadway songs accompanied by a professional pianist. The reception was extremely unique as guests were seated at 2 different restaurants attached to the theater: Deleece & Cullen’s Bar & Grill. After dinner, guests were invited to the stage to watch the happy couple cut a beautiful 3 tiered wedding cake covered in crystals and a cake topper that read “Happily Ever After.” It was now time for the “dance party” to begin with music provided by Something 2 Dance 2 DJ Jay Sims. Eugene & Walter danced the night away on the Mercury Theater stage along with their friends and family and I can honestly say this was one of the best weddings I have ever attended. The day was captured by Colin Lyons Photography.
If you are looking for a unique venue for your upcoming wedding or special event, the beautiful 292 seat Mercury Theater is available for rental. Contact the theater at 773-325-1700 or email@example.com to schedule a visit.
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Northwestern University’s Dance Marathon is here again! More than 750 Northwestern University students will dance the weekend of March 2-3 for 30 hours to raise money for The Andrew McDonough Be Positive Foundation for childhood cancer. Something 2 Dance 2 will keep the music playing all weekend long. NU Alum and Something 2 Dance 2 Owner DJ Jay Sims, takes on his 16th year as DJ for this amazing event along with DJ Marc Simmons.
In 2011, NU students raised over $1 million dollars and they hope to exceed that goal again this year for The Be Positive Foundation. If you would like to check out live footage all weekend long or to make a donation, please visit www.nudm.org