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7 Bridal Trends for Fall 2015 and Resort 2016

After looking through countless runway shows from the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 bridal shows, we cannot be more excited about this season-s bridal trends! Top designers, such as Oscar De La Renta, Vera Wang, and Prata, have out done themselves this fashion season with their innovative twists on some modern classics. Below, are the top 20 trends for the 2016 Wedding Season.

1) Fringe and Feathers 

Feathers were originally used for ornamentation on headbands and masks, but in the 1920s the feather was used in dresses and skirts to provide more movement to the garments. This gown by Lela Rose is a prime example of how to pull off this look. The feathered skirt paired with the corset bodice is absolutely breathe taking.

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Fringe, much like feathers, was huge in the 1920s and made a slight resurgence in the 1960s and 1970s during the hippie fashion movement. This dress by Naeem Khan is a great way to pull off fringe in a fun, classic way. Having the gown stop before the knee is a great way to be both fun and flirty for your special day.

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Out of all of the fringe gowns that we have seen this season, this gown by Pronovias is perfection! The movement of this gown as you walk down the aisle will leave all of your guests breathless.

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2) Separates

The crop top originally made its debut in the 1940s as a way for women to show a little more skin in a conservative manner. The tops originally had collars and only showed off a small portion of a woman’s upper waist, this allowed the hourglass figure of a woman to be emphasized. Since then, the trend has broaded since the 70s and 80s to show the midrift of a woman. This particular gown, designed by Stone Fox Bride, is remnant of the 40s rendition of the crop top, but is done in a high fashion manner as shown from their 2015 Fall collection.

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The pantsuit was first worn by women in the 1920s, but was seen as being unlady like. It wasn’t until the 1960s, when Yves Saint Lauren, made the pant suit a desirable outfit by women of the era. Today, the pant suit has evolved and is worn by many celebrities. Brides have taken a liking to this trend because the look is a sophisticated option for any bride who is not a fan of wearing a gown. This one was designed by Temperley London.

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Ballgowns have always been a popular option among brides, these separates were designed by Pronovias. This is a perfect blend of masculine and feminine for any nontraditional bride.

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3) Corset Bodices

A corset was a popular choice for women in the 16th and 17th centuries. Oscar De La Renta‘s interpretation on this classic piece is one of the reasons why you will be all over this trend. The dress has a hyper feminine silhouette and will flatter any body type as it creates an hourglass figure and hugs a woman’s curves.

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This lovely corset also plays off of the ice blue trend with the ivory color fading into a luscious ice blue at the bottom. Designed by Claire Pettibone, this gown has wonderful movement and flow.

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4) Flouncy Sleeves

Sleeves were huge this past runway season, and many designers went outside of the box with the types of materials they used. The flouncy sleeve gives the garment more of a romantic look and really brings attention to elongate your shoulders and makes the bride look more confident and radiant as she walks down the aisle. This dress, designed by Claire Pettibone, was one of the standout dresses for this trend.

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5) Cutouts and Laser-Cut Florals

Cutouts became popular in the 1970s and 80s as a way to further enhance the crop top. Today in fashion they are a great way to emphasize the smallest part of a woman’s waist in order to make her appear slimmer. This gown, designed by Anne Barge, combines the cutout trend with a metallic bodice which creates a very chic look. Perfect for any black tie themed weddings.

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This romper takes the trend and goes it in a more subtle, sexy way. Designed by Gemy Maalouf, this romper is perfect for any nontraditional bride looking for comfort and style.

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Ice blue, cutouts, and the floral-laser cut pattern?! Can you say #TrendOverload?! This gown is simply stunning and is genious designed to be in for many seasons to come. Designed by Monique Lhuiller, this is our top pick for the season.

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6) Deep V

This trend began in the middle east and has since spread across fashion and has been adopted in various different ways. This type of gown is great for accentuating the neckline and for showing off the girls. This gown, designed by Alon Livne, combines the metallic and deep v trend to create a stunning dress that we would definitely say yes to.

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Designed by Delphine Manivet, this gown is perfect for a beach wedding ceremony or for any sort of outdoor wedding.

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7) Color – Ice Blue, Rose Gold, Champagne, and Metallic

This gown was designed by Monique Lhuiller, and is a very subtle way to add color to your gown. Ice Blue is believed by many to have been made popular through the character of Elsa from Disney’s Frozen.Monique Lhuillier ice blue

 

This metallic show stopper was designed by Isabella Armstrong and is the perfect solution for any woman with curves.

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This Rose Gold Gown is any woman’s dream. Designed by Monique Lhuiller, can you say love?

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These gowns are going to be all over bridal boutiques for the next year. Chez Vous is also now accepting 2016 Bridal Bookings, we also have a few slots open fr 2015 Weddings as well. For more information on our rates, venues, and rentals, call Ettore at 347.723.1825 or e-mail us at Ettore@cvparties.com.

Tips on How To Plan a Super Sweet 16

A Sweet 16 is a party to mark a teenage girl’s passage to early adulthood. In some cultures, a more formal event is held to welcome the girl into another stage of maturity in her life and the society. It is also often referred to as a “coming out” ceremony.

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For most girls, turning Sweet Sixteen is an important part of her transition into adulthood, and is considered a close second to her wedding. That is why planning a Sweet Sixteen birthday party is something that should not be taken lightly as just another birthday party.

To-Do List 

Pre-planning: 2 to 3 months before the party

Planning a Sweet Sixteen party can take a lot of time depending on how detailed you want the party to be.

  1. Decide on a date. The date doesn’t have to fall exactly on the day of the birthday. It can be after. Make sure you consider the holidays and schedule accordingly. You don’t want an empty birthday party.
  2. Select your venue. Picking a location for such a big event can be a daunting task. You need to keep in mind how many guests you’ll be having and of course your budget. Aside from a ballroom or party hall, you can use your yard, a local park, or a community center.
  3. Who will be attending? While some girls want an intimate party with just close friends and family, some will want a big, elaborate one. Be sure to plan out in advance the guest list.
  4. Send save-the-dates notice. Since the big bash is months away, it’s a good idea to send a save the date magnet first so the guests will not plan anything on that date.
  5. Order an appropriate Sweet Sixteen invitation. Once you finalize the venue, date, and guest list it’s time to order your sweet 16 invitations

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Planning the Details: 2-8 weeks before the party

During this phase of the planning you’ll be taking care of the important details of the party. You many need some help so don’t hesitate to ask for one.

  • Theme – pick out a theme that will make the party unforgettable for the birthday girl as well as the guest. Be sure to ask her opinion as she might already have something in mind. Young girls can be very creative!
  • Food – this is where most of your budget will go. You can have the event catered or have a home-cooked buffet. If the event is at a restaurant, then be sure to check the menu ahead of time. Don’t forget to order the cake.Indian-Food buffet
  • Entertainment – a sweet sixteen party is not complete without a program that honors the birthday girl. Plan out a few games to entertain all the guests. Hire a DJ to play some of the most favorite music of the birthday girl. This will give everyone a chance to dance and have a good time.DJ
  • Party favors – a good hostess will never let the guests go home without a sweet 16 party favor. It can be something edible like  sweet 16 candy jar or chic like mini favor purposes. Options are endless so be sure to match the favors to the style and personality of the birthday girl.candy jar

 

Searching for caterers for your next sweet 16? Give us a call today for a quote at (718)-720-0900. We’ll be happy to help you plan your next event!

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chez vous Catering Imagine: A Gala Preview Celebration at the Staten Island Museum

Tomorrow chez vous will be the caterers at the Imagine: A Gala Preview Celebration at the Staten Island Museum.

We will be serving a presentation table of international cheeses, charcuterie, vegetable crudités with drip and fresh fruit. Shrimp cocktail, sesame seed chicken, filet mignon on toast, Asian spring rolls, and strafed mushroom hors d’oeuvres.

For dinner, we will be serving caesar salad, filet minion and grilled salmon, accompanied by string beans au beurre, garlic mashed potatoes.

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The gala will be held at their new home, Building A, on the ground of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York

 

The Staten Island Museum, which serves over 80,000 people each year, is realizing a dream 40 years in the making: the expansion to Snug Harbor Cultural Center, a nationally significant historic site that was saved from demolition through the leadership and efforts of Museum members in 1965.

In June 2011, the Museum broke ground and began the construction of a 21st century, fully climate-controlled museum facility, housed within the interior of a 19th century landmarked structure that had been built in 1879 to serve as a dormitory for “aged, worn out and retired seamen.”

 

For details on how to book chez vous please give us a call today at (718)-720-0900

Imagine: A Gala Preview Celebration at the Staten Island Museum

Very exciting news, chez vous will be the caterers the  Imagine: A Gala Preview Celebration at the Staten Island Museum 

We will be serving a presentation table of international cheeses. charcuterie, vegetable crudités with drip and fresh fruit. Shrimp cocktail, sesame seed chicken, filet mignon on toast, Asian spring rolls, and strafed mushroom hors d’oeuvres.

For dinner, we will be serving caesar salad, filet minion and grilled salmon,  accompanied bystring beans au beurre, garlic mashed potatoes.

 

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Saturday May 10,2014  | 6PM
To be held at their new home, Building A, on the ground of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York

Tickets are $200.00 per person, $1750.00 per table of (10)
RSVP By April 30,2014

To make a reservation for more information please call 718-483-7119
astraniere@statenislandmusum.org

 

For details on how to book chez vous please give us a call today at (718)-720-0900

chez vous owner selected as 2014 Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero

chez vous owner Ettore Mazzei has been selected as a 2014 Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero.  For the last 10 years, chez vous has been catering their events.

Unsung Heroes luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 12,2014 at the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame at Mt. Loretto 12PM. Tickets can be purchased for $85 by calling luncheon chairman Larry Ambrosino at 917-922-0874  or by e-mail leasiny@aol.com

Catering menu will include a fruit and vegetable crudités  presentation table served with hummus. Hot dog cart, and popcorn machine. Bow ties pesto, carved roast with cracked peppercorn sauce, and sea bass. Accompanied by garlic and smashed potatoes.

 

Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame is a non for profit 501C – dedicated to recognizing and enshrining outstanding individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Staten Island Sports History.

 

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From the beginning, the task of Hall of Fame was simple: “To recognize those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Staten Island sports history, and by virtue of their accomplishments, service or force of character, have enriched that history for all time.”

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Since then, the members of the Hall of Fame committee have tried to live up to that mandate. It has moved from its humble beginnings on the CSI campus to a permanent home at the Catholic Youth Organization’s Center at Mount Loretto, thanks to the generosity of the Archdiocese of New York. And it has grown over the years, both in the number of athletes it honors as well as the prestige it exudes as the caretaker of the Island’s sports past.

From the plaques of the inductees hanging on its walls, to the photos that hang from its ceiling, to the memorabilia displayed in its nearly two dozen trophy cases, our sports past comes alive. You can almost hear the crack of Bobby Thomson’s bat when he hit his famous 1951 “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” as well as feel the sting a football tackle leaves on someone wearing a leather helmet from New Dorp’s glory days. There are bats, balls and gloves, uniforms and baseball cards, trophies and scorebooks – even a luge used in the Winter Olympics. If it’s important to Staten Island’s sports past, it’s on display.

Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame 
6451 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10309
Feel free to LIKE them on Facebook
www.facebook.com/StatenIslandSportsHallOfFame

chez vous caterers Host North Shore Business Association Restaurant Crawl kickoff

chez vous caterers Host North Shore Business Association Restaurant Crawl kickoff 

Last night chez vous caterers hosted the North Shore Business Association Restaurant Crawl kickoff event. Event organizer Ettore Mazzei combined the event with his monthly showcase and dinner tasting  where potential customers enjoy an evening of sampling house favorites.

North Shore Business Association Restaurant Crawl

Ettore assembled seven of the participating restaurants for the crawl to serve delectable delights. Gatsby’s on the Bay served a plum & crumbled goat cheese salad along with a mushroom pot pie. Owner Silva was on hand from Vida serving roasted vegetable cous cous. Vida is celebrating the Chopped win of their chef Sarah Pouzar.

North Shore Business Association Restaurant Crawl

New to the island, Toppings served a shrimp po boy and chef Warren from Daisy Duke Catering served up a slow cooked pulled pork. Tapas restaurant serve their house favorite paella & shrimp ajillo. Dock street was on hand with mini versions of old fashioned favorites, chicken & waffles served with southern gravy & grilled cheese with tomato & red pepper shooters. chez vous served hors d’oeuvres to include mini leek & red pepper empanadas, eggplant parmigiana, filet mignon on toast served with a horseradish mayo. Reowned cake designer Jackie Scaglione, who was featured on the Rachel Ray show,  provided delicious cake bites. Mango martini’s and banana colada martini’s were mixed with event sponsor Drink King Beverages.

North Shore Business Association Restaurant Crawl

 

All participating restaurants are excited to showcase their talents at this years crawl on Sunday April 6th 1pm to 7pm. We have a various of restaurants that foodies will be able to taste from. Even Zagat Rated ones like Beso. To purchase tickets in advance for $15 visit http://northshorecrawl.eventbrite.com/?aff=estw

Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the event at Edgewater Hall starting at 11am for $20.

As featured on David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding chez vous caterers is proud to cater any wedding, baby shower, cock tail party etc. with elegant catering at inspiring prices. For details, please e-mail us at cvparties@gmail.com or call (718)-729-0900.

Catch Chez Vous at 2014 GLBT Expo Held at the Jacob Javit Center

Planning your  upcoming wedding and looking for elegant catering at inspiring prices?
Come visit chez vous caterers at the 21st Annual GLBT Expo on March 22-23,014 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

This is your opportunity to meet with chez vous representatives and have all of your questions answered.
All weddings and events booked at the expo will receive at 15% Off Discount! 

Catch Chez Vous at 2014 GLBT Expo Held at the Jacob Javit Center
38th & 11th Aves | New York City
Noon – 6PM
For more details please visit
www.OriginalGBLTExpo.com

chez vous caterers would like to congratulate Kevin and Miguel on their marriage. The couple sent over a touching thank you note to our staff for their efforts on their special day.

Dear Ettore,

Before the year comes to an end, we want to express our thanks to you for helping make 2011 an incredible year for us. We thank you for the wonderful food you provided for our reception. The work your staff put into servicing our guests was professional and attentive. Everyone commented on how much they loved everything that was served! Know that you will always be part of our fairy tale. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and the best in 2012. Please remember to believe in the magic of your dreams. They can come true.

Love,
Kevin and Miguel

Remember, chez vous catering and party rental is here for YOU! When it’s time to celebrate your special day, let us help you in planning out a wedding that will delight even the most-discerning of tastes. We’ll create the atmosphere you desire in your home, office, under a tent, or you may choose from one of our exclusive party spaces.

For more details on Chez Vous and Edgewater Hall
give us a call at (718)-720-0901 to schedule an appointment or book your next event.

Second Annual North Shore Restaurant Crawl April 4,2014

Join the North Shore Business Association 
for their 2nd Annual North Shore Restaurant
Crawl  Sunday April 6,2014 1pm – 5 pm
Tickets $15 per person

A mix and mingle will take place at
Edgewater Hall 691 Bay St. Staten Island, NY

For more details:
Contact Event Organizer- Ettore Mazzei
Ettore@cvparties.com | (718)-720-0900

North Shore Business Association Restaurant Crawl

 

Everything Is Cuter When Its Bitesized

Wouldn’t agree that when anything about food is miniature it most certainly is cuter. For example a pie will serve on estimate of eight people. Now shrink the full-size pie down so that’s small enough for guests to easily pop into their mouths in one or two bites. The same can be done with a variety of dishes such as burgers and French fries, tacos and even macaroni and cheese. Serving a miniature portion of a dish can turn something like a simple grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup into a fancy appetizer.

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Miniature foods allow guests to sample an array of dishes, without spoiling their appetites. The bite-sized foods also mean less mess for guests and hosts. It is easy to see why the miniature food trend has caught on so quickly. Just make sure not to forget to downsize your desserts too.

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Bite Sized Mini Pies.

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Miniature Ice-Cream Cones

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Miniature Sugar Donuts

Now That NY Has Approved Gay Marriage, Here Are A Few People That Will Help You Officiate Your Wedding

Congratulations to all of our friends in the LGBT community who can now participate in the act of marriage in New York City. We at chez vous catering and party rental wish you all the best and would like to do our part by giving you a few places around the city to choose from when deciding on who and how to officiate your ceremony.

First up are the fine people over at New York Marriages. One look at their website will tell you that these guys know what they are doing. They have all the facts and prerequisites on-point and will help guide you softly into the comfort and joy of your wedding day with the ease and skill needed to make sure that everything you need is on the up-and-up for your big moment.

Next is The Center (the LGBT Community Center of NYC) on West 13th street in NYC. The Center, while not specifically a place for you and your significant other to go to get your actual license, is the closest thing and is noted here because of it’s vast amount of resources available to gay and lesbian couples; from the basic information about marriage licenses and what it takes to obtain one in New York City to a very detailed breakdown of the legal rights same sex couples are entitled to under the new law.

Another great officiant here in New York City is Kim Worley; an interfaith minister whose weddings have been featured in the NY Times, The Knot, and Brides.com as well as a fairly lengthy list of client quotes greatly approving of her services. You cancheck her out over at www.officiantnyc.com

But probably your best bet to find the person for your wedding is the marriage officiant database, where you will find every type of officiant of every faith that will allow gay marriage. No matter what situation you are in, you will find the right person for the job to officiate your special day.

And remember, chez vous catering and party rental is here for YOU! When it’s time to celebrate your special day, let us help you in planning out a wedding that will delight even the most-discerning of tastes. We’ll create the atmosphere you desire in your home, office, under a tent, or you may choose from one of our exclusive party spaces. Contact us today for more info!