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Vendor Spotlight On: Forks & Fingers

Vendor Spotlight is on Forks & Fingers; based in Connecticut and known all over New England for their delicious and innovative catering service.

1. How did your business come to be?  

When the recession hit, Mark and I decided to close his restaurant to focus on corporate catering as their needs were staying put.  At the time, I worked in the corporate world, and knew the first thing I was going to giving up was my boozy lunches with friends and coworkers.  We focused on corporate catering for our first three years and were very successful albeit uninspired.  When a large corporate client overlooked us for a major event because they thought we didn’t cater more formal events, we took a leap and gave up the majority of our corporate contracts.  Three years later, we’ve expanded our portfolio to all types of off premises catering, booking into the following year and very inspired.

2. What are the services you offer?  

We offer off premises catering and bar services along with staffing.  All custom built staging for those services is done in house to complement the client’s esthetic.  We do offer some planning guidance for those clients who don’t have a planner.

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?  

Our main location is in East Haven (New Haven) and our secondary location is in Greenwich, both of which are in Connecticut.  We’re happy to travel anywhere, but our most popular area is Vermont to Manhattan and all the islands in between.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?  

To ensure you obtain your preferred date, we recommend a year prior for your wedding and within 6 months for any other major events.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?  

Guests don’t miss what they don’t know.  If that super cool china you wanted isn’t available, no one will ever sit at your table of amazing food and say “wow, they skimped on the plates.” Guests are there for you, everything else is a bonus.

Photography: Jag Studios

Photography: Jag Studios

Photography: Jag Studios

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Forks & Fingers

Vendor Spotlight is on Forks & Fingers; based in Connecticut and known all over New England for their delicious and innovative catering service. 1. How did your business come to be?   When the recession hit, Mark and I decided to close his restaurant to focus on corporate catering as their needs were staying put. […]

Silver Gradations

Shimmering silver and smokey gray are the new neutral. Incorporating these hues into your color palette can create depth without overdoing it. Here are some of our favorites to dazzle and inspire you!

1. Lace fitted bodice paired with a flowing tulle skirt creates easy movement without compromising romanticism by Jenny Yoo. Available at The White Dress By The Shore.

 

2. A custom designed jeweled bouquet by Danielle Aspinwall is a glitzy twist on the traditional floral bouquet. Event Design by Erica Powell of Reverie Gallery. Photographed by Danny Kash.

3. Gatsby-like Adrianna Pappel fully beaded gown exudes 1920’s flair from The White Dress By The Shore.

4. Elegant place setting from Peterson Party Center is fit for a black tie affair.

5. Dreamy off the shoulder ball gown with illusion cap sleeves features a straight neckline with a ruched tulle bodice by Sareh Nouri. Available at A Little Something White.

6. Opalescent five-tier cake with textured borders and painted with pale blue luster dust is beautifully decorated with white rose sugar flowers by Ana Parzych Cakes. Photographed by Melani Lust Photography.

 

 

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Silver Gradations

Shimmering silver and smokey gray are the new neutral. Incorporating these hues into your color palette can create depth without overdoing it. Here are some of our favorites to dazzle and inspire you! 1. Lace fitted bodice paired with a flowing tulle skirt creates easy movement without compromising romanticism by Jenny Yoo. Available at The […]

Winter Whites – Hallmarks for the Season

Crisp winter whites evoke intrigue when paired with cozy furs, rich flora, and a dash of shine!

1. Pops of yellow add warmth to this winter bouquet designed by Marc Hall Design. Photographed by Corinna Raznikov.

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2.  This sophisticated invitation suite is fit for any kind of event! Designed by Papers and photographed by Molly Lo Photography.

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3. Icy white tulle embroidered with silver flowers is layered over opalescent sequins for a modern take on a classic silhouette by Liancarlo. Available at A Little Something White.

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4. Traditional all-white wedding cake gets the floral treatment by Something Different Cake Couture. Photographed by Allegro Photography.

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5. The soft hues of this winter bouquet by Flowers by Semia blend seamlessly with a tulle gown and fur stole. Photographed by Melissa Stimpson Photography.

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6. Cozy up in this all white event lounge complete with gold sequin pillows and fur ottomans by Reserve Modern Event Rental. Photographed by Lea St. Germain Photography.

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7. Pure white gown is accessorized beautifully with a fur stole and an all-white bouquet designed by Lilacs. Event Planning by Elegant Engagements at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. Photographed by Joe Mikos Photography.

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Winter Whites – Hallmarks for the Season

Crisp winter whites evoke intrigue when paired with cozy furs, rich flora, and a dash of shine! 1. Pops of yellow add warmth to this winter bouquet designed by Marc Hall Design. Photographed by Corinna Raznikov. 2.  This sophisticated invitation suite is fit for any kind of event! Designed by Papers and photographed by Molly […]

After The Hunt

Flora and fauna are contrasted with a curated collection of nineteenth and twentieth century art for this After the Hunt feast at the Harvard Art Museums.

The surrounding architecture and early twentieth century art collection at the Harvard Art Museums inspired floral designer Marc Hall of Marc Hall Design and Nilda Martin of Reserve Modern Event Rentals to create a sumptuous after the hunt rehearsal dinner. “The evening was curated with appointments that blurred the distinction between modern and old world, Marc explained. “Modern furniture and couture design elements juxtaposed a Renaissance inspired display of food, flora and fauna.” Setting the tone for the night was an exceptional invitation suite designed by Tribe Design + Events. Custom made metallic marbled paper was encased in an envelope hand-sewn with metallic thread and sealed with vintage stamps describing what could be expected of the feast. Textures were prominent throughout the overall design from décor to fashion. Tables were covered with luxurious linens ranging from quilted silk in game prints to crushed velvet in rich reds from Table Toppers, while a fur stole and a feather bow tie accessorized the bride and groom. The grazing table was decorated with an elaborate display of food and floral sculptures. A mouth-watering roast was surrounded by colorful root vegetables and decadent cakes prepared by The Catered Affair. An artisan copper bar with an antler mirrored backdrop from Reserve Modern Event Rentals introduced metallic elements to the décor. Adjacent to the bar, an event lounge was comprised of lacquered knotted tree stumps that served as cocktail tables, a gilded crown chair, and contrasting animal hide rugs. A menagerie of curiosities such as skulls, horns, and feathers completed the design. “Our belief is that a great party starts by creating a thoughtful and beautifully styled environment that is not only visually stunning, but functional and exciting for guests. We accentuated an already gorgeous space by adding areas that became event jewelry and focal “wows” transforming the familiar environment,” explained Nilda Martin of Reserve Modern Event Rentals.

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After The Hunt

Flora and fauna are contrasted with a curated collection of nineteenth and twentieth century art for this After the Hunt feast at the Harvard Art Museums. The surrounding architecture and early twentieth century art collection at the Harvard Art Museums inspired floral designer Marc Hall of Marc Hall Design and Nilda Martin of Reserve Modern […]

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