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Wedding style: 8 wedding trends The Knot loves right now
The Knot
Instead of showing off lush arrangements atop towering candelabras or spilling out over claw-footed vessels, floral designers are covering up centerpieces. Glassing in the blooms, with apothecary jars and domed cloches of varying sizes and shapes, creates a dynamic (and conversation-friendly) tablescape.
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Ideas from field to fork, swamp to table
Catersource
Farm to table dining continues to generate culinary attention, especially when the world's top chefs turn up the volume with a new take on the concept. The original concept is inherently understated.
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55 percent of party rental companies see better outlook for 2014
Special Events
Special Events will soon release its 2014 forecast for the party and event rental industry. The study, conducted annually by Penton Research, polled rental operators to learn their expectations for the new year.
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JB Prince Company

Biodegradable/Sustainable Serveware. Stylish and elegant. Can be used for off-premise catering, receptions, pool-side parties, airplane or boat service, picnic baskets and more. Attractive but not expensive.
 


Are event planners overlooking new and emerging destinations?
Event Manager
There are a very large number of international companies looking to host corporate events around the world annually and, traditionally, event planners have opted for cities within established global economies like the U.S. and Europe.
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Amazing wedding arches
Martha Stewart Weddings
On the hunt for something to anchor your ceremony? Why not consider an arch? The lovely curve adds softness while the sides frame you while you say your I do's.
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2014 preview: 11 new takes on popular hors d'oeuvres
BizBash
Caterers are refreshing some of their most popular passed bites for 2014 with new flavors and presentations.
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  IceSculpture.com; Where Marketing Meets Ice

IceSculpture.com is your source to the most reputable and talented ice sculptors in the world; a network of ice sculpting companies providing exceptional products, excellent service and unique designs. Look for an Affiliate in your area to help with decor, branding, marketing campaigns, product launches, weddings, events and live shows.
 


4 new time-saving tech tools
BizBash
Technology can be a planner's best friend, allowing you to consolidate information, collaborate with others, and streamline communication in the weeks leading up to your event.
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1950s pop art wedding inspiration
Green Wedding Shoes
For all of you brides-to-be who love color and are looking for fun ways to incorporate it into your big day, get ready to be inspired by this dynamic and beautiful styled shoot!
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Fresh light pink, orange and gold wedding
Wedding Obsession
Enjoy this fresh color palette of orange, light pink, creme and gold with a bold chevron pattern on the reception tables. Photos are by Photo Love.
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True love, true luxury: Loretta and Paul
WedLuxe
This Vancouver couple's big day is filled with luxe details, including a lavish 12-ft. floral wall created by Granville Island Florists.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Hottest food and beverage trends for 2014 (Baum+Whiteman LLC via 4Hoteliers)
What event themes are off-limits? (BizBash)
Is caterer contractually bound to feed extra attendees? (Wedding Industry Law)
12 places to use wedding wreaths (The Knot)
A 1920s bridal shower (Green Wedding Shoes)

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Last chance to save $100 on your CPCE exam fee!
NACE
Any current member who applies for the CPCE exam this month will receive $100 off the application fee. Normally $395, you pay only $295! This price includes the exam and a copy of The Professional Reference Guide. This offer ends Nov. 30, but you have up to one year to take the CPCE exam with application approval. For more information and application details, please visit the CPCE page on http://www.nace.net or download the flyer at http://www.nace.net/files/Join/Nov2013%20promo.pdf.
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Turn in your TISOH scholarship by Dec. 9!
NACE
The Foundation of NACE will award one Timothy S Y Lam Scholarship Program scholarship for the Meeting and Event Catering Certificate Program (online or in-person) offered at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) for the Spring 2014 semester. This course is suitable for both catering career newcomers and transitioners. Meeting and event professionals seeking to build on or fill gaps in their knowledge base may also want to apply. No prior experience or education in this field is required. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees (excludes the textbook). Application can be found at http://www.nace.net/tisoh. Submit your application by Dec. 9, 2013.
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Join us for the members-only Event Décor and Lighting Idea Swap on Dec. 10
NACE
Ever wonder what your peers are doing when it comes to attracting new business? How do you handle time management? What marketing does your company use? What are your biggest challenges? NACE is proud to host members-only Idea Swaps. NACE Idea Swaps are an exchange of ideas between professionals in the field, as well as a discussion of trends and details open to anyone interested in the topic. All members are welcome! Join our featured leader along with other NACE members in our open forum where you and your peers can share advice, stories and knowledge.
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Registration open for Hot Trends Webinar Series: A Tour of Catering Trends
NACE
Warren Dietel, of the famous Puff 'n Stuff Catering, will take you on a lively tour of the latest trends in catering. Make your 2014 menus POP with fresh, innovative ideas from around the country on interactive service styles, food design, unique serving vessels, food styles and much more. Purchase your ticket for this educational and entertaining tour today!
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Check out our new NACE Store!
NACE
Your one-stop shop for customized educational tools and resources to help take your career to the next level is new and improved! Order your Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) products and NACE branded items. Peruse our online catalog today at http://www.nace.net/store_home.asp.
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