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As 2011 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. 3, 2012.
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Vera Wang's dark bridal gowns will change bridal tradition
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From Nov. 1, 2011: Vera Wang exhibited her fall 2012 collection of bridal gowns at New York's bridal fashion week and shocked the fashion nobility. The designer, who knows how to dress every bride in her dream gown, is dressing brides in her own signature color — black. More



Wedding menu ideas: Inventive hors d'oeuvres, cool new cocktails, more
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From Aug. 16, 2011: Gone are the days of poached salmon and generic cake — today, couples are requesting menus featuring high-quality ingredients and exotic flavors. To meet these demands, caterers are serving up dishes designed to treat guests to a memorable gourmet experience. Here's what top chefs are cooking up for weddings in 2011. More


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Top 10 Facebook event pages
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From Oct. 25, 2011: Facebook is becoming a must have for event marketing and amplification. Facebook loves events; event planners and venues love Facebook. The number of tools for Facebook event pages grows exponentially. Event lovers like Facebook even though sometimes its viral wave can be tough to control. Julius Solaris shares some of the best according to different uses and objectives. More

Special events pros forecast color trends for 2011-2012
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From Oct. 11, 2011: The future looks bright — the future of color palettes at special events, that is. In the latest online poll from Special Events, respondents say the hippest color palette for special events this year glows with neon colors. Next come monochromatic palettes or variations on a single color. Third are palettes based on colors found in nature, followed by those featuring metallics. Palettes based on neutral tones and on primary colors tie for the fifth spot, followed by pastels, favored by a scant 2 percent of respondents. More

15 creative menu ideas
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From Nov. 1, 2011: There's so much more to wedding food than chicken and potatoes. From bubble bars to soup shooters, spice up your reception with one of these unique ideas. More

Caterer to the stars cooks fish for Phish,
buys boxers for Kid Rock

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From Aug. 30, 2011: Melissa Myer, co-owner of catering business Food to Die For in Charlotte, N.C., creates menus that are just as impressive as the A-list bands and artists her company feeds. She also fulfills artists' requests — from buying hair dye for Bono to separating M&M colors for Van Halen. More


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America's most beautiful wedding cakes
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From Sept. 13, 2011: The editors of Brides spent nearly a year scouring the country's best bakeries in search of top pastry artists. More than 200 accepted their invitation to create a showstopping design, but only 24 can claim to have produced one of America's most beautiful cakes. More

2012 spring wedding Pantone color trends
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From Nov. 8, 2011: As new brides begin to plan their spring weddings for the next year, they check Pantone's spring 2012 fashion color trends to single out the colors that are going to dominate the palettes of some of the most fashionable brides in the spring of 2012. These colors are fun, and there is a shade for every taste, whether you prefer soft pastels or attention-grabbing neons. More

Former White House event planner shares stories, offers tips
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From Aug. 16, 2011: Laura Schwartz, former director of events for the Clinton administration, planned more than 1,000 events, including 18 official state dinners. During a recent event in Schaumburg, Ill., she captivated the crowd with her behind the scenes glimpses of the White House, including some of the deals that grew out of the events. More

The latest in food and beverage innovation
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From Oct. 18, 2011: From Moet & Chandon's Champagne gift set to La Picaeta paella table, Psssst highlights some of the more inventive and useful items for caterers and event planners. More


 
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