Whew, exhausted! Just got back from The Wedding Party, an annual event organized by The Wedding Library and Martha Stewart Weddings. I went with Lisa for work and devoured one too many cupcakes and wedding cake samples. Nothing scares me more than crazy brides-to-be, and while the event was both fun and hectic, it confirmed that when my day rolls around…eloping is the only option I’ll consider ;)
Frites ‘n’ Meats, Gorilla Cheese Truck, and Eddie’s Pizza Truck provided the lunch portion of the event. The trucks were stationed in a cluster in the courtyard of the New York Palace Hotel. They served mini-portions of signature dishes and we made sure to try everything. Gorilla’s American grilled cheese and tater tots proved most addictive.
The actual event took place on the 5th floor of the hotel. Caterers, floral design, stationary, makeup, photographer, travel services, venues, fine bone china, and even a dermatologist. Everything you need for a wedding, and then some.
Here’s Salvatore (the owner) and I…he’s a genuinely nice guy and I love seeing how his business has grown over the years. Mom and dad always make sure to stop by the West Village location of L’arte whenever they visit from Hawai’i.
We also spotted Ron Ben-Israel and his fabulous cakes…
…as well as his cake samples! On the left: almond cake with coconut and Nutella buttercream. And on the right: graham cracker cake with lemon curd and marshmallow filling. A little meringue kiss to top.
Marcia Selden Catering showcased an all-white food display with candles to match…think endives and white asparagus on the savory side, marshmallows and petit fours for sweets. Callahan Catering was in a different room. They didn’t have a noteworthy display, but I’ve been to BITE by BITE, it’s at the top of my to-buy list!
One Girl Cookies was another standout vendor. They also just came out with a new cookbook, and their second bakery location is supposed to open in Dumbo next week! No mini whoopie pies today but we did have…