Archive for August, 2014

Fall Entertaining

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Labor Day weekend is coming up which marks the unofficial end of summer. While we are bummed that summer is over, we are welcoming fall with open arms. Fall entertaining, whether it’s a wedding, party or corporate event, is so much fun. Everything from fall’s colors of bright reds to deep oranges create a warm color palate while the foods and scents are always a hit with party-goers alike.

While our planning for upcoming fall events is has been in full swing for a while, we have gathered some of our favorites for the season that is quickly approaching!

bacon wrapped roasted vegetables

These bacon wrapped vegetables with a maple glaze caught our eye for two reasons: 1. bacon and 2. the vibrant colors of the vegetables. This not only makes for a delicious, seasonally appropriate side but will also give a plate beautiful color for an aesthetically pleasing presentation.


apple  cider cocktail in a hollowed out apple

gourds and squash for holding foodNot only serve something delicious for guests to sip on, but get creative! These hollowed out apples are fun but also will intensify the apple cider’s flavor. The hollowed out gourds and squash are great for holding dips and other light hors d’oeuvres.

leaf place card for wedding or event pinecone place card

pumpkind escort card for fall wedding and eventUsing seasonally appropriate items like leaves, pumpkins, pine cones, etc. can be used for decor, but also make great escort card or place card holders! This will be an unexpected surprise for guests and add great color and texture to your event.

great wedding photo for a fall weddingHow great is this photo? Planning a wedding? Let your photographer know you’d like a shot like this! Picking out great shots before you big day is a great way to give the photographer and idea of what you are looking for. Outdoor photos during the fall season are great because a white dress definitely pops against the fall foliage!

Whether you are hosting a small dinner for 8 or a grand wedding, there are always creative and unique ways to incorporate the season! For more ideas, check us out on Pinterest and read our blog post about a great fall treat idea!

Life Through Rosé Glasses

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We’re closing in on the end of summer and what better way to celebrate than with a little rosé? Rosé wine has become a popular drink in the past year or two. It’s light and refreshing and pairs well with many different foods.

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So for your last few summer hurrahs, try serving a bottle. Here are three that we have been loving lately:

  • Miraval
  • Domaines Ott
  • La Mascaronne

Besides serving it alone, it’s a great base for a signature cocktail for your wedding or event. Here are some of our favorites that we have come across via Pinterest to get you started!

Be sure to check out our Fun Bites and Cocktails board on Pinterest for more great ideas!




2014 Event Showcase and Expo

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If you are in the Pittsburgh area, you won’t want to miss the 2014 Event Showcase and Expo. President of The Event Group, Sheila Weiner, will be speaking about event branding, providing great information and ideas for those in the events industry.

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She’s in good company, too! Many other event professionals will be speaking about various topics and sharing their experiences. Not to mention there will be over 100 event vendors, breakout groups, networking opportunities and entertainment.

The event is being held at the Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh. It is a free event from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday September 9, 2014. RSVP for the free event by clicking here.

Check out the video from 2011! We look forward to attending and  we hope you can join us!