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As 2012 comes to a close, NACE would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the Catering & Events Weekly a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.
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Vintage-gothic wedding dessert table
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From Feb. 28, 2012: This chic vintage-gothic inspired sweets table by Natty of Half Dozen Design was styled for a wedding but this look would also translate beautifully to a chic, outside-the-box bridal shower or Valentine's Day celebration. From gorgeous dessert trays lined with lace & book pages to cookies tied up like tiny packages, the styling on this table is truly fantastic! More



Preston Bailey's floral designs
Architectural Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Jan. 3, 2012: Preston Bailey broke one of his cardinal rules ("always use a dining tent!") for an all-white wedding held at a magnificent home on the Indonesian island of Java, with more than 1,000 guests in attendance. Bailey transformed the garden into an elegant open-air dining area, where the classically appointed tables featured both short and tall floral arrangements. The only hints of color came from the greenery and the amber glow of tea lights. More

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20 ways to use Pinterest to build your brand
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From Jan. 24, 2012: It launched in December of 2009, but many small businesses have just started hearing the buzz about Pinterest in the past few months. Still officially in Beta (and invitation-only), Pinterest has joined the weberatti, sitting alongside Facebook and LinkedIn, as one of the 10 most popular social networking sites. It now boasts over 5 million users and has been touted as the fastest growing social network in history. More

Pretty in pink floral centerpieces
Preston Bailey's Event Ideas    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From March 13, 2012: An enthusiastic new client is asking Preston Bailey to design a very pink wedding, and he knows just where to start. Flowers, of course! More



SAG Awards glitters with metallic touches and 4,000 calla lilies
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From Feb. 7, 2012: The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild awards took place, marking another major stop on the award-season train that is now barreling along at full speed. Event supervisor Andrea Wyn Schall of A Wynning Event organized the dinner with producer Kathy Connell, executive in charge of production Benn Fleishman, and the SAG awards committee. This year marked the 14th consecutive year Jeff Margolis Productions has produced the awards in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards L.L.C. More

The new look of wedding food
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From July 17, 2012: The innovations changing American's dining styles are being adopted by caterers and wedding planners, as farm-to-table and sustainable approaches are increasingly being incorporated in reception fare. More

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Preston Bailey's 10 rules for planning events
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From Nov. 20, 2012: Preston Bailey has designed events for Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, and Jennifer Hudson and published four books of his designs. His next book, Dear Preston: Doing Business With Our Hearts: A Practical and Friendly Guide to Running Your Own Creative Service Business, comes out in January from Greenleaf Book Group. More



Real Mad Men wedding designed by David Tutera
The Wedding Chicks    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From May 22, 2012: Jason and Taylor love the impeccable '60s-inspired style of the hit show Mad Men. They also wanted their wedding to feel like a place they take clients for drinks and dinner. Seems simple enough ... right? More


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Pantone color experts forecast color trends for summer 2013
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From May 1, 2012: Blues and browns will grow in importance while red will fall back next year, according to a color trend forecast from color experts at Pantone. Pantone vice president of fashion, home and interiors Laurie Pressman offered major trends for summer 2013 in a conference call. More

Picnic-inspired wedding ideas
Martha Stewart Weddings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Feb. 28, 2012: Mix ornate flourishes with whimsical picnic motifs to create a sunny picnic wedding motif. Serve classic picnic staples, dialed up a notch. Package everything separately, in glass, glassine, or paper, so it will stay fresh for several hours; this also lets guests eat neatly out of hand. More


 
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