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Exploring All Your Wedding Dessert Options – Cake Isn’t the ONLY Choice Anymore! Guest Blog by Kayla-the-Intern

Warning! Your stomach may be growling by the end of this blog! One wedding tradition that some brides and grooms love is cutting the cake. They take elegant pictures while slicing a beautiful, elaborate cake, and then smash it in each other’s faces. If that isn’t true love, I don’t know what is! Cake is […]

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A Primer for Understanding Wedding Catering for Newbies – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hi there Brides and Grooms! Unless you’re in the food and beverage industry, you might not really understand the nuances of wedding catering. And even if you work in a restaurant, you might need a little brush up. There are no “to go” containers for wedding guests. Check out my blog in BRIDES today with […]

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Caribbean Bridal Trends 2014 Forecast by Hannah-the-Intern

Hey Everybody! Hannah-the-Intern’s making predictions for our Vieques brides based on what she’s learned so far down here — and I’d say she’s pretty on target. Check her out! Sandy Bridal magazines, and of course Pinterest, set the tone for each year’s bridal trends. Immediately after they have rings on their fingers, most brides race […]

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The Trend in Dessert Bars — Is Chocolate the New Wedding Cake? Why You Can Eat Your Cake and Creme Brulee Too!

Hi Everybody! I’m back on Vieques after a week in the big bad COLD north — and it’s nice to be here!  It was 85 degrees and breezy today and tonight’s another night we don’t need air-conditioning.  Yay!  I love this time of year in the Caribbean.  So obviously I was tied to my desk […]

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To Cake, or Not to Cake, or to Cupcake — THAT Is the Question

Hi there everybody! It’s a busy day so I’m going to pop this blog up bright and early.  I have to bug out of here in just a minute to meet Corinne and PJ at the demographic office so we can get their marriage license.  Then I have to run over to Punta Martineau, the […]

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Who Eats What Where at Your Caribbean Destination Wedding?

Hi Everybody! Let’s tackle a sticky question today — which vendors do you have to feed at your wedding events, and what do you have to feed them?  It comes up with every wedding I plan, but because Vieques is so small and I work with the same handful of vendors over and over again, […]

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Christmas Advice Nugget #16 — Don’t Try to Save the Top of Your Wedding Cake when You Have a Tropical Island Wedding

Hello Everybody! You would think this one goes without saying, right?  But it doesn’t.  In fact, I was one of those brides who thought she would transport her cake top.  I even brought my own box.  What a joke!  You can’t take your cake top home with you from a destination wedding on a Caribbean […]

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Christmas “Nugget #2” — Don’t Smash the Wedding Cake

Happy Wednesday Everybody! I’m getting ready to pick up Patty Ahrens and Mike Jazwiecki at the airport for their destination wedding weekend — they’re getting married on Sun Bay this Saturday!  So I only have a quick second to share my December 2nd “nugget” of wisdom — don’t smash the wedding cake!

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Choosing Your Destination Wedding Reception Menu — Should You Tailor the Foods for Your Pickiest Eaters?

Hello Everybody! As I was writing a catering contract for a welcome party and pig roast for a client today, I ran into a dilemma that has become more and more common — what to do about the one or two vegetarians who were invited to the wedding when the bride and groom eat meat.  I figured the […]

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Seated or Buffet or Cocktail-Style Food Stations? How to Pick the Best Reception Format for Your Guests

Hello everybody! I had a meeting with the caterer the other day for a wedding I’m planning in April.  We did a site survey, which basically means we walked the property and tried to figure out the best way to set everything up.  We had been planning to do a loosey-goosey cocktail-style buffet reception, but […]

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