Category: Weddings

Tips On Ways to Have a Kid-Friendly Wedding

Say the phrase “kids at weddings” and some people cringe; other couples can’t imagine having it any other way.

If you’re in the latter camp, you still have to admit that formal ceremonies such as weddings can be a recipe for misery, not only for attendees and parents, but for the little ones themselves.

So if you want to include the younger set at your wedding, what are some ways to make everyone happy? Here are a few tips for hosting a kid-friendly wedding.

Base decisions on budget

Weddings are expensive, and every couple has a budg

How to Navigate the Wedding Flower Shortage

The pandemic threw a wrench into so many areas of our lives, it’s hard to remember everything that went haywire as a result.

But unless you’ve tried planning a wedding lately, there’s been one impact you may not have noticed: a severe shortage of wedding flowers. As a result, Brides reports that “some couples are having to fight tooth and nail” to find what they want.

What’s behind the wedding flower shortage?

Many couples had to postpone their nuptials due to COVID-19 interruptions. These delayed ceremonies, along with the weddings that would normally occ

Keeping Wedding Guests Safe from COVID-19

The onset of the COVID pandemic in 2020 required couples to make drastic changes to their wedding plans.

According to a new survey by Paperless Post:  

  • 31% of weddings held during the pandemic included virtual guests before vaccines became available.

  • 14% of couples pushed their wedding out 12 months or more.

  • There is now an average of 70 or fewer in-person wedding guests versus the average of 75-150 guests prior to COVID-19.

Unfortunately, wh

Hollywood Glamour Comes to Historic Alfred I. duPont Building

The Historic Alfred I. duPont Building has been host to many wonderful weddings and a number of celebrities. But we were especially thrilled when renowned actress, singer, and producer Danielle Brooks recently selected us as her wedding venue.

We were even more delighted to be featured on the upcoming cover of MunaLuchi Bride, as well as in the pages of Vogue and read more

Top Bridal Hair Trends for 2022

We’re so thrilled to be able to (almost) return to pre-pandemic life, and big, in-person weddings are one of the traditions returning in 2022. But instead of the showy, over-the-top bridal hair trends of 2019 and earlier, one of the big trends that has emerged this year is the minimalist, natural look.

The best thing about the popular hairstyles of this summer is that they can complement any dress style and any personality. And after two years of pared-down weddings, brides want their dresses to take center stage.


Wedding Trends that are Untraditional

Now that we’re nearly halfway through 2022, it’s becoming more apparent what this year’s top wedding trends are. And if there’s one trend that’s crowding out all the rest, it’s couples are opting for untraditional wedding choices.

From the wedding dress to the food to the venue, couples are tossing tradition aside for unique choices.

“Couples are leaving behind super formal, black-tie celebrations and exploring cocktail-style parties, food truck parties, dance parties, everything outside of the typical wedding box,” Brooklyn-based event planner Jove Meyer of Jove Meyer Events tells The Knot.

While many couples are still holding traditi

Top 5 Wedding Cake Trends for 2022

Wedding cake trends this year range from the simple and classic to anything goes. If it’s edible, you’ll see it at weddings in 2022.

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Pressed flowers

In keeping with our current desire to celebrate the natural world, we’re adding touches of nature everywhere, including our wedding cakes.

Pressing edible flowers into the buttercream not only offers a unique pop of color, but also a bit of an informal

Have You Considered a Lab-Created Diamond?

Whether for budget, humanitarian, or ecological reasons, many people have turned to a lab-created diamond for their engagement ring.

Studies estimate that an average of 1,750 tons of earth must be removed for every one-carat rough diamond. As with coal mining, the result is untold devastation to the soil, water, and wildlife, as well as the native peoples, who can no longer farm or even live around the resulting open-pit mines.

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Less-destructive solution

Where to Stay in Miami

If you’re planning an event in Miami, of course, you’ll want to hold it at Miami’s best event space, the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building.

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And if you’re bringing in guests from out of town, they’ll want to know where to stay while they’re here. Here are a few of our favorites:

Luxury accommodations

According to U.S. News and World Report, Miami is home to three of the top 50 hotels in the country. Each year the magazine releases its list of the nation’s best lodging, ranked on the comfort of accom

Thinking Green for Your Wedding Reception

Want to keep your reception as eco-friendly as possible? Many people do these days, especially considering the amount of waste produced by the average wedding. One survey, for example, found that a wedding reception hosting 100-120 people produces about 400-600 pounds of waste. So if you want to create a sustainable wedding reception, here are a few ideas.

Combine sites

One way to cut down on travel for the wedding party and guests, thus reducing carbon emissions, is to find a venue that can accommodate both the wedding and the reception.

The historic Alfred I. duPont building in downtown Miami is a perfect example of a venue that can serve dual purposes. With its dramatic interiors and convenient location, it makes