Top Wedding Trend 2014: Copper

Among the top wedding trends for 2014 is the use of copper in tabletop design. Here, in Zak Events’ fabulous image, you’ll see how the copper captures the mood-setting lighting, creating a warmer glow than is seen with silver. The slight hint of auburn also warms the room, and comes quite close to colors in candlelight.

So for your luxury wedding in our landmark venue, consider copper as your metallic base, and build from there (quite upwardly, given our high ceilings) with your choice of florals and elegant greenery, crystals, and other lush details of your wedding vision.

Vintage Elegance at Ellis Island Weddings, With This Suitcase Card Holder

From ShabbyChicWeddings on Etsy

One of the top wedding trends of 2014 is a “vintage elegance” style of wedding décor, and at our landmark wedding venue of Ellis Island, vintage is definitely a style inspiration for our brides.

One way to capture “vintage elegance” is with vintage suitcases, and given our rich history of welcoming immigrants – each toting their suitcases, filled with their treasured belongings – we love the look of vintage suitcases brought into today’s weddings here at Ellis Island.

As seen above, pretty vintage suitcases are displayed and used to hold the cards and gifts brought for the wedding couple. These particular designs, by TheShabbyChicWedding on Etsy, are adorned with handmade flowers with pearls in the centers and a ribbon bow, a band of burlap, and the vintage sheet music pattern of the suitcases’ inside hearkens back to an earlier age. Add a trendy banner, like these spelling out ‘Cards’ and strung with twine and pearls, for extra vintage touches.

After your wedding, you can keep this vintage suitcase to hold all of your wedding day keepsakes, like your wedding programs, wedding cards, extra favors, your own place cards, copies of your vows, and more.



Ellis Island Weddings are Dream Destination Weddings


Ellis Island weddings are dream destination weddings, since you get the whole island to yourself! That’s right, a private island wedding just for you and your guests, with phenomenal views, a magical sunset, shimmering waters, top-tier service and a staff dedicated to you and you alone, and you’ll likely not have to fly anywhere! No days lost to travel, no airline delays or airport hassles, no carrying your dress on a plane, no planning from a huge distance with professionals you don’t see until your wedding weekend. Your wedding experts are right nearby for your ultimate planning ease, which eliminates a lot of wedding stress.

You and your guests get an island wedding, complete with a private ferry ride to our island for an exciting start to your Big Day.

And since you always want to be on-trend with your wedding plans, here are some statistics from the new 2013 Destination Weddings survey by The Wedding Report:

  • 1 in 10 weddings is a destination wedding.
  • New York brides are #10 on the list of destination wedding interest by state, and New Jersey brides are #3!
  • 66% of destination weddings take place within 25 miles of home, and 15% of destination weddings take place within 15% of home.
  • The average number of destination wedding guests are:
    • 33% have 51-100 guests
    • 23% have 101-150 guests
    • 14% have 26-50 guests
    • 11% have 151-200 guests
    • 9% have fewer than 25 guests (WE do weddings for as few as 25 guests!)
    • 9% have 201+guests
    • New York City is #9 on the list of top destination wedding locations in the world!

Visit the Ellis Island Weddings website to start planning your dream destination wedding – we’re looking forward to meeting you, and to bringing your wedding vision to life!


Create a Dramatic Entry at your Ellis Island Wedding or Special Event

How glam is this? Your guests will be wowed at this Harry Potter-esque, magical candlelit entrance to your Ellis Island wedding or special celebration, setting the stage for an unforgettable event before they even get in the door.

Inside, the sea of candles can be arranged as well, since it’s a top wedding trend to coordinate your outdoor décor with your indoor décor elements. We’re welcoming so many wonderful wedding couples, bar and bat mitzvah groups and corporate parties right now, so contact us to start planning your magical party…and perhaps an entrance scene that out-does this one!

Real Ellis Island Event: A Gorgeous Fall-Themed Tablescape Designed by Fourth Wall Events

Photos courtesy of Fourth Wall Events

Here’s a look at a gorgeous tablescape designed for a corporate event by Fourth Wall Events, with fall colors in full glory and the top trend of rustic elegance working beautifully with linens, candlelight, and tall, majestic centerpieces that are so stunning with our venue space’s high-ceilings.

Fall shades of orange and yellow, with some crimson and gold make this tabletop design so beautiful, and the designer takes this look to the heights of event design trends with a patterned table runner. Patterns are so In for fall 2013 and will stay in right through 2014 for weddings and special events, so when you plan your Ellis Island special celebration, think patterns and luxury fabrics to make your table design even more spectacular!

Your Ellis Island Wedding and the Top Trend of NYC-Themed Invitations

By Ceci New York


By Ceci New York

New York City wedding couples are lucky indeed, with the top wedding trends 2013 including adding a sense of place to your wedding invitations and décor. And with the Statue of Liberty and our gorgeous view of the New York City skyline, your invitations, programs and so many décor elements for your luxury wedding will be stunning and spectacular, perhaps created by one of the most illustrious celebrity wedding invitation designers in the city.

The designs above that pay tribute to Lady Liberty and New York City were created by, and are available at, Ceci New York. Ceci Johnson has created invitations for top celebrities, royal families, the top wedding magazines and more, and it’s a big, big trend to have your invitations get your wedding guests excited about the location of your big day, and your entire wedding weekend. As pretty as an invitation is with your monogram on it, or a butterfly, images of New York City really get guests enthralled for the Ellis Island wedding experience and perhaps even your Liberty Island cocktail party and photos by the statue.

Many of the top invitation companies now offer NYC-themed invitation ensembles, so browse their collections as well, and talk to an elite invitation designer for your custom NYC-themed wedding invitations and print items.

When you join our circle of luxury wedding brides and grooms, you and your wedding planners and designers get to incorporate a stunning sense of place in all of your fabulous wedding details. From invitations to programs, place cards, custom coasters, signs at your Ellis Island wedding and more…you get to improve upon this big trend and give your wedding here at our historic NYC venue a fabulous sense of place and reflect your love of our great city!

Ellis Island Weddings: The Long Table Wedding Trend

Ellis Island Weddings may take place at a landmark venue with a long history, with ultra-high ceilings and storied rooms that once welcomed awe-inspired immigrants to the new world, but it’s home now to modern, luxury weddings designed with the latest wedding trends to glorious effect. Some of the most talented wedding coordinators in the New York City and surrounding areas have transformed our architecturally-breathtaking site into the trendiest celebration spaces with masterful use of lighting, luxury fabrics, sparkling crystal details, fabulous florals, club-like seating areas and the biggest trend right now: long seating tables for guests. Continue reading