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WEDDING + EVENT TRENDS 2014

and beyond THE QUESTION WAS POPPED… YOU’VE SET THE DATE, FOUND YOUR DREAM VENUE AND SECURED YOUR CATERER. AFTER SPENDING YOUR DAYS (AND NIGHTS) ON PINTEREST AND READING THROUGH WEDDING MAGAZINES YOU BEGIN TO PIECE YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS TOGETHER. DESIGNING A WEDDING FROM START TO FINISH TAKES SO MUCH THOUGHT AND CONSIDERATION AND WE ARE HERE TO OFFER SOME ADVICE. AT RUSSELL MORIN CATERING + EVENTS, WE TAKE PRIDE IN USING OUR EXPERTISE TO HELP OUR COUPLES TRANSLATE THEIR PERSONALITIES INTO UNIQUE AND PERSONALIZED WEDDING DETAILS. AFTER CONSULTING WITH OUR EVENT AND CULINARY EXPERTS, WE CREATED A LIST OF THE 10 HOTTEST TRENDS RELATIVE TO OUR EXPERTISE; CUISINE, LIBATIONS AND THE STYLING OF THESE TWO ELEMENTS. LET’S START BY TALKING SPIRITS AND BREWS BECAUSE…. WELL, WHY NOT!


Reviving the Classics


CLASSIC AND ARTISAN COCKTAILS MADE A TREMENDOUS COMEBACK IN 2013 AND HAVE CONTINUED TO MAKE A STATEMENT ON OUR BARS WELL INTO THE 2014 WEDDING SEASON. MOSCOW MULE, MANHATTAN, OLD FASHIONED AND MINT JULEPS ARE JUST A FEW FAVORITES BEING PASSED AS SIGNATURE COCKTAILS. MANY OF OUR COUPLES ARE LOOKING TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE BY SERVING THESE VINTAGE COCKTAILS IN COPPER MUGS, SILVER JULEP CUPS AND ANTIQUE MARTINI GLASSES TO BRING THE ERA IN WHICH THEY WERE ORIGINATED TO MODERN DAY.


Moscow Mule

COPPER MUG

1 ½ OZ VODKA

GINGER BEER

LIME


MANHATTAN

2-3 DASHES ANGOSTURA BITTERS ½ OZ SWEET VERMOUTH 2 OZ WHISKEY MARASCHINO CHERRY


MARTINI ¼ OZ DRY VERMOUTH 3 OZ GIN OLIVE


Mint Julep 10-15 MINT LEAVES 1 TSP SUGAR 2 T WATER 3 OZ BOURBON


ORANGE 4-5 DASHES ANGOSTURA BITTERS CHERRY ½ TSP SUGAR 2 OZ WHISKEY SODA WATER

Old FashionED


THIRSTY YET?


LOCAL BREW


CRAFT BEER LOCAL BREW- CRAFT BEERS HAVING BECOME QUITE THE RAGE…

NOT ONLY IN RESTAURANTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT ON ALL

TYPES OF EVENTS! AS THE “ BEER BOOM” CONTINUES TO FLOURISH, THE AVAILABILITY OF REGIONAL AND MICRO LOCAL BREWS HAS GIVEN COUPLES ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO TIE IN WHO THEY ARE INTO THEIR WEDDING RECEPTION. “A FAVORITE LOCAL CRAFT BEER HAS A CERTAIN LEVEL OF NOSTALGIA TO COUPLES, AND TO HAVE IT OFFERED AT THEIR WEDDING IS LIKE HAVING AN OLD FRIEND IN ATTENDANCE,” SAYS AARON MESSINA, GENERAL MANAGER OF RHODES ON THE PAWTUXET FOR RM CATERING & EVENTS.


Garden to Glass

GARDEN TO GLASS – ROSEMARY, BASIL, LEMON VERBENA AND CILANTRO ARE JUST A FEW OF THE FRESH, LOCAL HERBS MAKING THEIR WAY FROM OUR GARDENS TO YOUR ARTFULLY CRAFTED COCKTAILS. INFUSING SPIRITS WITH FRESH, LOCAL HERBS CREATES A FRESH AND UPLIFTING NOTE . THIS TAKES TIME AND THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION, BUT YIELDS A DYNAMIC AND DELICIOUS FLAVOR PROFILE. OUR BEVERAGE EXPERTS CRAFTED A DELICIOUS NEW CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL, WHICH WILL INCORPORATE FRESH THYME FROM OUR GARDENS. IT IS NOT ONLY DELICIOUS – BUT INCREDIBLY REFRESHING.


LAVENDER LEMONADE COCKTAIL 1 ½ OZ LAVENDER INFUSED VODKA 4 OZ HOMEMADE LEMONADE


GEOMETRICS


IN 2013 WE SAW LINEN TRENDS THAT WERE ALL OVER AND IN BETWEEN…. BUT IN A GOOD WAY! FROM BURLAP TO LACE, BRILLIANT SATINS AND SEQUINS, MANY OF OUR COUPLES USED THESE BEAUTIFUL LINENS AS A REFLECTION OF THEIR STYLE. WHILE VINTAGE DESIGNS ARE STILL RELEVANT AND FITTING IN 2014, WE ARE SEEING MORE OF THE GEOMETRIC SHAPES AND BOLD COLORS FOR 2014. “MANY OF OUR BRIDES, ESPECIALLY IN NEWPORT, ARE IN LOVE WITH GEOMETRIC PRINTS THIS SEASON!”– SAYS ERICA PHILLIPS, ONE OF OUR SEASONED EVENT SPECIALISTS.“WHETHER YOU’RE LOOKING TO INCORPORATE SOMETHING CHIC AND MODERN OR LOOKING FOR A TWIST ON THE NEW ENGLAND NAUTICAL GLAM, THESE PRINTS ARE A GREAT WAY TO MAKE A STATEMENT ON YOUR EVENT!”


MIXED METALLICS


WHO SAID YOU JUST HAVE TO STICK TO ONE METALLIC ACCENT? WE (AND OUR CLIENTS) ARE LOVING THE MIXING OF METALS AND METALLICS OF ALL KINDS. FROM COPPERY GLITTERS TO GOLD PLATED CHINA, TO SILVER RIMMED GLASSWARE, WHEN YOU PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER THEY CREATE AN IMPRESSIVE STATEMENT.


SHORT + SWEET


SHORT AND SWEET – AS THE FLOW OF A WEDDING RECEPTION CONTINUES TO EVOLVE, ONE TREND THAT WE ARE DELIGHTED TO EMBRACE IS THE SHORTER MEAL SERVICE, ALLOWING COUPLES AND THEIR GUESTS TO SPEND MORE TIME ON THE DANCE FLOOR. BEAUTIFUL FAMILY STYLE PLATTERS PRE-SET AT THE GUEST TABLES ARE A GREAT WAY TO MOVE THINGS ALONG AND GET YOUR GUESTS INTERACTING WITH ONE ANOTHER.


LESS IS MORE

PAN SEARED DAY BOAT SCALLOPS


WHEN IT COMES TO THE MAIN COURSE WE HAVE FOUND THAT LESS窶ヲ IS CERTAINLY MORE. THE OVERCOMPLICATED, 8 COMPONENT ENTRテ右 HAS BECOME A TREND OF THE PAST AS WE DRAW THE FOCUS TO THE MAIN COMPONENT (TYPICALLY THE PROTEIN) OF OUR CAREFULLY CRAFTED DISHES. OUR CHEFS FOCUS ON ENHANCING THE NATURAL FLAVORS BY INCORPORATING FRESH, LOCAL AND SEASONAL INGREDIENTS.

PAN SEARED FILET MIGNON


CAKE. YOUR WAY.


OREO

FUNFETTI

SALTED CARAMEL

WEDDING CAKE….YOUR WAY! – DID YOU AND YOUR FIANCÉ SHARE TIRAMISU ON YOUR FIRST DATE? DID YOU LOVE HEATH BAR CRUNCH BARS AS A CHILD? CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S LEMON PIE? WHY NOT INCORPORATE YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT OR CANDY INTO YOUR WEDDING CAKE FLAVOR. WE ENCOURAGE OUR CLIENTS TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE AND CREATE INTERESTING CAKE FLAVOR MASHUPS. YOU CAN MAKE THE CAKE JUST AS PERSONAL AS THE EVENT ITSELF. WE LISTED SOME OF OUR POPULAR FLAVORS OF THE SEASON ABOVE.


Monochromatic Sweets

CAN’T DECIDE BETWEEN CAKE OR DESSERTS? WHAT WE LOVE: COMBINING THE BEST OF CAKES AND DESSERTS INTO ONE SHOWSTOPPING MONOCRATIC DESSERT DISPLAY. ENCOMPASS THE PROMINENT COLOR PALETTE OF YOUR WEDDING AND DISPLAY IT THROUGH YOUR DESSERTS. PARISAN MACAROONS, CUPCAKES, ROYAL ICED SUGAR COOKIES, PETIT FOURS, AND WHOOPIE PIES ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR CLIENT’S FAVORITES.


TWO TIER WEDDING CAKE CHEESECAKE LOLLIPOPS

BISCOTTI

WHITE FLORALS

CUPCAKES

COOKIE POPS GOuRMET MARSHMELLOWS


BREAKFAST FOR LATE NIGHT


LATE NIGHT SNACKS HAVE BEEN AN EVOLVING TREND FOR MANY YEARS. AFTER A NIGHT OF FUN, WHY NOT BRING THE LATE NIGHT DINER VISIT TO YOUR EVENT? MINI BACON, EGG + CHEESE SANDWICHED BETWEEN BUTTERY WAFFLES OR MAPLE PANCAKES IS A GREAT WAY TO SATISFY YOUR CRAVINGS. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE INTERACTIVE? CONSIDER INCORPORATING A LATE NIGHT “WAFFLE BAR”.

WHAT TIME DO THESE TYPES OF SNACKS TYPICALLY GET SERVED? AROUND 10:00 OR 10:30PM


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2014 Wedding + Event Trends