Archives for November 2013
It’s that time of year again: engagement season!
Did you know that about one-third of all proposals happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day? Chances are, if you read us regularly, you’re probably already engaged, but surely you know someone – a friend, sibling, coworker, cousin, etc. – who just might be proposed to or proposing this holiday season.
And here’s another cute website dedicated to sharing your engagement story:
We could not be more thrilled to host a Trunk Show for the “Best of” Lazaro on November 29-December 1. Lazaro is one of our most beloved designers, and we are excited to share the beautiful collection of his top bridal gowns with you over Thanksgiving weekend. Be sure to schedule your opportunity to order one of these best-selling wedding gowns with a special discount by calling StarDust at 972.781.1619.
Happy fall, y’all! We may have mentioned a time or two that we cherish this time of the year! The saturated colors, the wonderful scents and the luscious, rich flavors of the amazing assortment of fall and winter foods! By the way, if you didn’t notice the slight change in weather today, winter is right around the corner!
Small bites are still big! Warm your guests’ hearts and bellies with shooters of thick, creamy soups such as butternut squash or potato leek.
Or incorporate the fabulous flavor of everyone’s favorite round orange squash in a pumpkin goat cheese tartlet or pumpkin mousse in puff pastry. Or what about sweet potato rounds replacing the expect crostini topped with herbs, cheese and olives?
Is your mouth watering yet?!
Salads and sides
Salads are wonderful first courses year-round, but in the fall and winter, they are even better served with a warm vinaigrette!
And you might want to consider comfort food for your sides such as whipped sweet potatoes or roasted root vegetables.
Fennel is a slightly sweet seasonal flavor that partners wonderfully with all manner of foods, from fruits and root vegetables to garnish and being cooked into a demi-glace to go over meat. Scrumptious!
Apples, pears and citrus are at their peak right now and are incredibly delicious! Incorporate these seasonal fruits into pies, tarts and cakes to take advantage of their luscious flavors.
If you’re an adventurous bride, be bold with your wedding and groom’s cakes flavors. Think gingerbread, carrot or spice cake; a vanilla or chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream; or red velvet.
While red velvet is ubiquitous in the south year-round, it feels especially seasonal around the holidays.
Lest you think we’ve forgotten, seasonal flavors make for fun and creative cocktails! You might want to check out our post on seasonal cocktails last fall, but we’ll give you a bit of inspiration here as well.
Anything cranberry would be a delightfully tart and tasty beverage. Warm drinks such as hot toddies or any spiked versions of coffee, cider and hot chocolate would thrill your guests as they head into your cocktail hour from the cold outside – guaranteed to warm them from their toes up!
Work with your caterer to find ways to include the season’s best in your wedding reception menu. More and more caterers are planning their offerings around local and seasonal foods (thank goodness!), so this should be a fun and easy way to give your big day a little holiday flair.
Brides, is English your second language? We are pleased to let you know that we have a couple of bilingual staff members at StarDust Celebrations ready to break down communications barriers and help you find your wedding gown! One of our bridal stylists is fluent in Spanish and another is fluent in Farsi!
If you would like to have one of these helpful ladies available during your shopping at StarDust Bridal Salon, please call us at 972.781.1619 to ensure they will be here when you plan to visit. This is just one more way that StarDust offers you additional value and excellent customer service.
By the way, we also have staffers that speak Texan and New Yorker, just in case you have need of those “languages” as well!