For its first full-service wedding post-COVID-19, Thomas Caterers of Distinction employed extensive protocols to keep guests and staff safe By Sara Perez Webber CATERER: Thomas Caterers of Distinction • thomascaterers.com VENUE: Black Iris Estate • blackirisestate.com EVENT DETAILS: On June 5, Indianapolis-based Thomas Caterers of Distinction catered its first … [Read more...] about Back to Business
The Floral Trends Forecast predicts which flowers and styles will blossom at next year’s events By Sara Perez Webber Wondering which blooms your clients will be requesting for their events in the new year? The Flower Trends Forecast 2020, recently released by International Floral Distributors (IFD), gives a sense of how floral décor is expected to blossom next year. “The … [Read more...] about What’s Blooming?
Lynda Barness—an award-winning consultant in Philadelphia—shares some of the trends she’s seeing in the industry By Sara Perez Webber In Lynda Barness’s book, I DO: A Wedding Planner’s View, she describes a mother-of-the-bride who wanted a well planned social media campaign for her daughter’s big day. “Her idea was to ‘generate some more excitement’ about her daughter’s … [Read more...] about The Wedding Planner
EVENT DESIGNER AND PLANNER: Kat Creech Events •••katcreechevents.com CATERER: Jackson & Company •••jacksonandcompany.com VENUE: The Corinthian, a special event venue in Houston built in 1905 EVENT DETAILS: Kat Creech Events won the NACE One award for “Best Wedding of the Year” (budget greater than $100,000) for this April 2016 art deco-infused event. Creech says the … [Read more...] about Art Deco Dream
Seaside elegance characterized this summer event by Mi Chicas Celebrations By Sara Perez Webber EVENT PLANNER: Mi Chicas Celebrations VENUE: Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, Conn. EVENT DETAILS: Mother-and-daughter team Davii Mandel and Chany Kleinberger from Mi Chicas Celebrations in Spring Valley, N.Y., planned, designed and coordinated vendors for this June 2016 vow … [Read more...] about Beachfront Vow Renewal
By Bernadette Smith, founder of the Gay Wedding Institute Steps to take to better serve the LGBT market Nationwide marriage equality brings tremendous opportunity for your catering business. The financial opportunity is obvious, but perhaps more exciting, same-sex weddings and LGBT events may bring new energy and a fresh perspective to your business. If you’re interested in … [Read more...] about Prepare Your Business to Book More Same-Sex Weddings
Summer Wedding in the South Shining a light on one event and the details that made it memorable Caterer: Avalon Catering (avaloncatering.com) Venue: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, a special events facility in a Gothic-Tudor-style mansion that was built by the Candler family, the founders of Coca-Cola. Event Details: Cathy Conway, founder and executive chef of … [Read more...] about Event Spotlight