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What is Pantone?

  What is Pantone? Pantone is a color matching system used by printers, graphic designers, or anyone who requires consistent color. Pantone uses the Pantone Matching System (PMS), which assigns a number to each of its colors. Examples would the pink used for the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon is PMS 237 C, and the red […]

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Beatriz Ball for the Holidays

If you’re looking for a great addition to your Thanksgiving celebration, try BEATRIZ BALL. This handmade metalware will never tarnish or ever lose its shine. Even better, you can bake in it, chill in it and serve in it! It’s silver, elegant, and perfect for every occasion. Call us or stop by our showroom to see all […]

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Melamine is IN!

Are you trying to decide what dinnerware to use for your wedding or your next big event? We’ve got what you’re looking for- take a look at our new Melamine Table Settings. You’ve seen it at Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Crate & Barrel.  Dinnerware that bears the beautiful appearance of hand-painted and glazed European country ceramics, but […]

Make-Your-Own Cocktails Bar


Now Trending for Weddings:  The Make-Your-Own Cocktails Bar


When it comes to wedding receptions, guests have always enjoyed customized food stations. Who doesn’t like loading their pasta dish with all their favorite sauces? Wedding experts claim that the newest trend is now the customization of the most popular area of the reception; the BAR.  A Make-Your-Own Mimosa Bar has been a popular choice in the past, but to take it a step further; couples are now opting for a Make-Your-Own Cocktails bar.  This may seem like a great idea, but without a bartender to monitor liquor consumption will guests overindulge? What about guests that are under 21 years of age?


Our recommendation on this growing trend is to let a bartender pour the actual liquor then allow guests to “doctor up” their drinks with different juices, mixers, fruits and sodas as they see fit.  This option still allows guests to have fun making their own cocktails, while keeping the alcohol consumption under control. As we draw closer to the 2015 Wedding Season, it will be interesting to see how this Make-Your-Own Cocktail trend evolves!

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Pantone Color for 2014 – Radiant Orchid

2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, recently announced the Pantone Color for 2014 – Radiant Orchid. Blending both cool and warm undertones, Radiant Orchid is an appealing hue with distinctive combinations of pink and purple, and is flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones. Check out the linen […]


Chiavari Chair

The Chiavari chair adds elegance to every occasion.  They’re used globally by event planners and catering companies who appreciate the stylish appearance and lightness of this chair.  The fashionable Chiavari chair can be found in many State Dining Rooms and even in the White House. Outdoor Events offers Chiavari chairs in several color options:  natural, […]