Gay Wedding DOs and DON'Ts


By Scott Barnes

Re-think the classic wedding cake
We've all seen the off-white tiered fondant covered monstrosity. Have desserts that you both actually enjoy eating. Hire your favorite ice cream or dessert shop to add personal flair to the event or pass petit fours and bite sized dessert 'tapas' on the dance floor. We love working with City Cakes NY for ceremonial, yet chic, wedding cakes.

The days of thermography and monochromatic invitations are long gone
Be clever and have some fun with your printed materials. Personalize your engagement announcements, save the dates, invitations and day-of materials to set the tone for the Big Day. Remain consistent, yet versatile (think letterpress in similar color palettes but with unique designs) and carry this through to the thank you notes.

Family portrait or society page shots?
The traditional wedding photographer can tend to boss you around trying to get their shot. Those wedding line photos are not only outdated, but take you away from your cocktail time. Hire a photographer with an artistic approach or photo-journalism background to capture those instant, magical moments that will be admired for years to come. Black and white photographs as well as sepia toned images are far more chic and match any home or office d'cor. You will be proud to have them on display when you're raising a glass and toasting your 20th anniversary.

Signature STARR menu'.
Passed Dim Sum
Edamame Dumplings, shallot-sauternes broth
Cantonese Spring Rolls, shrimp, chicken
Crispy Rock Shrimp, toasted ginger
Beef Lettuce Cups, puffed rice, pickled tomato salad
Tuna Tartare Spring Roll, crispy shallot, ponzu
Pork Potstickers, soy vinegar, chili

Peking Duck Salad, frisee, sherry vinaigrette
Broken Chili Chicken, chinese pepper, thai basil
Sweet & Crispy Jumbo Shrimp, citrus salad, radish
Mongolian Lamb Chops, crystallized ginger crust
Charred Filet of Beef, mustard sauce
Lobster Fried Rice, crispy scallops, chinese celery
Spiced Tofu & Cashews, eggplant, oven dried pineapple

Dessert Tapas
Creamsicle Popsicle, orange and sesame semifreddo push-pop
Mini Red Velvet Cakes, cream cheese frosting
Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta, kaffir lime sauce

Scott Barnes is the Special Events & Marketing Manager for Stephen STARR Events