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Vital advice, tips and all the sweet insights from Blue Plate wedding consultants who have been there, done that and still love it.
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Tell Your Story
Tue Jul 12, 2011Personal. Bold. Creative. Wedding invites are taking the world by surprise as traditional is out and thinking "out of the box" is in.
One wedding invite that really caught our eye at Blue Plate highlights the story of a young couple in a casual, yet heart warming way. Friends and family can follow this couple from elementary school to high school dances, the first date to first pet, college graduation to the proposal. The bride and groom-to-be not only invite their guests to one special night, but share a lifetime of memories.
Food Truck Fiesta
Tue Jun 14, 2011Do you follow the many food trucks on Twitter? Do you love these wagons full of culinary goodness taking over the lunch scene on Chicago streets? If you have fond memories of ice cream trucks in the summer or crave the jumbo pretzels sold on the streets of Manhattan, why not have them at your wedding reception?
Breaking Wedding Menu Tradition
Mon May 2, 2011A new wedding trend for 2011 is brides and grooms are becoming more open about the flavors and creations of their wedding menu. Guests are no longer expected to see the same old plated salad, plated chicken, and plated cake at the reception. Instead, couples are including their favorite foods or even their culture into their wedding menu to give the meal a personal touch.
Tue Mar 22, 2011Have you ever wished upon a shooting star? Now, you can arrange to have one at your wedding. Well, almost. Imagine your wedding evening. Just before you are about to hit the dance floor or cut your wedding cake, wouldn’t it be nice to involve your guests in a fun activity beforehand? If you answered yes, then Wish Lanterns are your answer.
Beverage of The Year
Fri Feb 11, 2011Ginger flavored cocktails were a trend in 2010, especially those made with Domaine de Canton. Here are two which were the specialty drink at two 2010 weddings: Featured at a Summer Wedding... Dark & Stormy 2 oz. Dark Rum
8 oz. Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Fri Jul 2, 2010There is a big trend we've been noticing with our weddings lately – Square tables! The traditional round table is out. Consider seating two people per side for a total of 8 guests per table. Of, if you have a long guest list, tables with up to 12 guests will create the same effect. This layout complements many contemporary wedding themes and will take your décor to the next level. Complete the look with chic square dishes and use tea lights to create a cozy, comfortable atmosphere at the table.
Hot Color For 2011
Fri Jul 2, 2010Honeysuckle has been declared the 'hot' color for 2011. It will make a strong appearance in fashion, home décor and most importantly…weddings. Check out some tips below, on how to incorporate this hot hue into your wedding! For the Dining Tables:
- Dress the table in gunmetal gray and use honeysuckle as an accent with the napkins, table runner and seat cushion
- Design the menu cards or table numbers on honeysuckle colored paper
Winter White Décor with a "Hot" Menu
Fri Jul 2, 2010For a recent luncheon, Jesse Deckard, a Designer for Event Creative (www.eventcreative.com), transformed Blue Plate's tasting room into a Hotel Delano inspired setting. Although the room was a cool white, the menu was "hot." Diner's palates were transported to South Beach, sampling: Hamachi Sashimi, Jicama - Jalapeno Brunoise, Pineapple – Sesame Dressing, Toasted Marcona Almonds
Conch Chowder, Coconut Corn Flan, Sweet Potato, Micro Basil