by: Christie A. Brogan {11.10.17} What comes to mind when you think of a “destination wedding”? Most people think sandy beaches and palm trees…or some exotic foreign country serving the dual purpose of wedding locale and honeymoon. What if you’re looking for a destination that doesn’t require a passport? Of the roughly 2.5 million weddings… Read More


by: Christie A. Brogan {10.25.17} As it often goes in the wedding industry, most of the attention and conversation is geared towards the bride. It’s “her day” after all…right? Not so fast. The other half of the happy union (or in some cases, both halves) is not a “she”, but a “he”. And, deservedly, “he”… Read More


by: Christie A Brogan {10.3.17} What are the “Dos and Donts” for buying wedding gifts? Ay-yi-yi…is there really a right answer to this question? Wedding gift giving comes with so many rules – some spoken, some not. Suffice it to say, times have changed and long-held norms like buying a gift equivalent to the “cost… Read More


by: Christie A. Brogan {9.8.17} After almost 8 years and hundreds (and hundreds) of weddings and events, one thing is for certain…tastings have become a trend.  When we opened in 2010, approximately 25-30% of our clients requested a tasting. Today, our tasting dates fill up as fast as we can get them on the calendar.… Read More


by Christie Brogan {2.28.17} Back in August we featured a blog post providing some insight into “how” a ceremony and reception actually happen in the same venue space.  At both of our venues, 128 South and Bakery 105, we host both ceremony and reception on average 70% of the time. Meaning, it’s a popular option.… Read More