Thursday, September 22, 2011

Light the Night with Carine's Bridal

Carine's Bridal is participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk, and she needs our help!! I remember about five years ago when Carine and I first met. She and I were both taking a leap by going out on our own, which lead to us bond over "girl power!" One of the first things she told me about was her amazing father who she had just lost and how alike they were in personality and from the picture below, looks as well!

Although he could not see her fulfill her dream of her own bridal salon, he would be present in every sale she made. From the day she opened her doors, she has committed a portion of her sales to beating the disease that took her father. Isn't it nice to know that the purchase of your beautiful gown is helping others?!?!?
Please help Carine reach her goal and help those who are battling blood cancer.

Click here to help!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Food Truck Guide: How & When to Use Them in Your Wedding!

Food Trucks are all the craze these days. The most innovative, tasty, fast and most importantly, wallet-friendly creations are being served through a truck window and popping up all over the DC metropolitan area from Tyson’s Corner to Bethesda, K Street to Capitol Hill. These trendy trucks are convenient and fresh and thus the coolest and most unique way to leave your wedding guests with an unprecedented, delicious taste in their mouths. So how, you will ask, can you be expected to use a vehicular grub stop during any point of your fabulous and classy wedding? I will tell you when would be the most prime time throughout your celebration to do so,when your guests will most appreciate it (and later to rave to everyone they know about what a great idea it was!), and I’ll also dish out a few examples of few of the hottest food trucks that are currently the talk of the town!

Food Trucks During Rehearsal Dinner
Let’s be honest, rehearsal dinner is usually a hectic, yet fabulous reunion where your most cherished family and out of towners gather to enjoy “the last supper,” if you will, before your big day. So why not remove the pressure and formality and make it a little more casual, convenient and cheap by using a crowd-pleasing food truck? I can’t think of a more perfect accessory and means of dining to set a comfortable, fun tone for the night and flawless setting for your guests to bond. Plus food truck fare in the District ranges from Ethiopian to crabcakes and even from Korean Tacos to cupcakes and crepes, so pick a truck who’s specialty may blend well with your wedding theme, be relevant to your ethnicity, or just one that you can’t get enough of and want to share with the ones you love.

Scrumptious lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound!

3 Korean taco options from TaKorean ( love the play on words)!

Food Trucks During The Big Night? (oh yes, it works!)
Although you’ve put tons of thought, and dollar bills, into acquiring most perfect, delectable feast to enjoy as a newlywed with your spouse, and feed one hundred, if not hundreds, of your guests, weddings can be so intensely fabulous and beautifully distracting, that it’s hard to always remember to eat what’s on your plate. This is especially true when you are trying to meet and greet friendly faces, old and new, while making sure to hit the dance floor, that photo booth over there, and oh! time for a speech! You get the point. So after all that running around, dancing, sprints to the bathroom, and champagne, it IS possible to leave a wedding wanting a little more. Food, that is. This is where a Food Truck can come in, as a party favor for your guests as they exist the venue. This will be hours after the main course was served, and most likely GREATLY appreciated by guests galore! Out of towners, who don’t live in NYC, will marvel at the concept and thank you for ALL the new experiences they had that night. After reading recent reviews on the DC food trucks that are all the rage, one commenter explained that she loved Pleasant Pops so much, they ordered them for dessert at their wedding and everyone approved their pick. The possibilities with this new capitol city obsession are endless!

Some Meals on Wheels Worth Checking Out:

Savory Concoctions
Fajol Bros
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Basil Thyme
DC Empanadas
Fry Captain (Sweet option too: Milkshakes!)
District of Pi

Sweet Stops
Curbside Cupcakes
Love the pink truck!

Cheesecake Truck
Sweet Bites

Well now you know where to get lunch today!