wedding themes

The Most Popular Wedding Color Palettes for Spring 2015

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

The Most Popular Wedding Color Palettes for Spring 2015Wedding couples are putting a lot of thought into their wedding colors for spring 2015. After all, wedding colors set the tone for a beautiful wedding scene, with soft, muted shades creating a sense of romantic elegance and bright wedding colors creating an energized scene of excitement and vibrance. Read more…

New Trends in Wedding Dresses 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014 | Filed under: wedding dress, wedding themes | author: By admin,    

New Trends in Wedding DressesThe new trends in wedding dresses for 2014 are described as being timeless, classic, elegant, and romantic. At our NJ wedding venue, we see so many brides arrive looking like they just stepped out of a bridal magazine’s photo shoot, or right out of Downton Abbey. Each bride is a vision, wearing the top 2014 wedding gown trends beautifully. Here are some of the leading trends to keep in mind as you search for your perfect wedding gown:

  • Lace wedding dresses. Inspired by Kate Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge), at her royal wedding, brides love the look of a full lace dress with a high lace neck and long or three-quarter lace sleeves to make the most of this timeless and elegant wedding dress trend. Brides at our wedding venue in New Jersey often arrive wearing gowns with an heirloom lace feel, or modern lace designs that the top bridal fashion designers are using in their 2014 wedding gown collections.

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Ways to Choose Your Wedding Favors

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 | Filed under: wedding gifts, wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau   

Best Way to Choose your Wedding Favors

Wedding favors can be much more than just a way to thank your wedding guests and leave them with a memento of your marriage. They offer yet another way to be creative with your wedding planning process. Wedding favors can be an extension of your wedding theme, be a way to share part of who you are as a couple, or generally personalize your wedding reception. Here are a few ways the brides and grooms at our New Jersey wedding venue have chosen their favors to give to wedding guests: Read more…

Using Pinterest as a Wedding Planning Tool

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas, Bright Ideas for your wedding, dream wedding, For the Bride, Honeymoon ideas, Party Planning, Style Alert, wedding ceremony, Wedding Décor, Wedding Fashions, wedding ideas, wedding menu, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By Lars Johnson,    

Pinterest is so much more than a collection of pretty pictures; for brides, Pinterest provides a look at the top wedding trends (so that they can decide if they’d like to follow the trends or avoid them!) in every wedding planning category from wedding gowns to wedding flowers, décor, photography, rings, and especially wedding locations and wedding food and drinks.

When you’re researching and booking wedding vendors and sites, it’s important for your wedding experts and wedding site managers to get a crystal-clear understanding of what you want for your wedding day. And as they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” When you can present to your wedding experts and wedding site team a collection of images of what you want, and what you don’t want, the experts to whom you entrust your wedding vision get that clear picture of what you both would like, and they can then start creating it for you, right down to the garnish on the appetizers you call a Must. Read more…

Picking a Unique Wedding Venue in New Jersey

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 | Filed under: Style Alert, wedding ceremony, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By Preston Postlethwaite, Banquet Manager, The Manor   
Wedding Venue

NJ Wedding Venue

One of the smartest ways to plan a fabulous wedding, even if you’re on a budget, is choosing a unique wedding venue in New Jersey. Unlike weddings in the windowless box-like rooms of some hotels, a unique wedding location offers glorious views, grandiose buildings, gorgeously-planted gardens, spectacular scenery, sparkling chandeliers, dramatic staircases and dazzling details of every sort.

A unique venue, in all of its spectacular style, will make each of your wedding design elements from your centerpieces to your table settings to lighting and more look even more impressive – and give the impression that you spent more – as they’re magically transformed by the beauty of the wedding venue itself. Read more…

Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 | Filed under: For the Bride, Style Alert, Wedding Fashions, wedding ideas, wedding themes | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   
Choosing a ring

Engagement Ring

Your engagement ring will always be with you, as an ever-present reminder of the moment you became engaged, and as a symbol of the deep and beautiful love between you. Since this ring is such a focal point on your hand, and since it will be one of your most treasured possessions, a great deal of care must go into choosing the perfect engagement ring. That’s why a top wedding trend right now is for the bride to be involved in designing or selecting her engagement ring.

Our stylish New Jersey and New York City brides say they definitely had a say in the choice of their ring style, without ruining any of the magic of the proposal itself (that is most often still a surprise!) and their grooms are very happy to give their brides the experience of trying on rings at the ring shop. That’s a bride’s dream come true! And you get to try on different styles to pick The One for you. Read more…

Wedding Planning Organization Tips

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 | Filed under: dream wedding, wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   
Wedding rings

Wedding Rings

As a top NJ wedding venue, we’ve hosted countless successful weddings and receptions. What we know is that each and every wedding is different. But what we’ve also learned in helping the wedding planning of our many brides- and grooms-to-be is that there are a lot of things in common that make for a less stressful and more enjoyable wedding experience. Top among these is organization.  We helped plan last minute weddings and elaborate weddings that were years in the making.  But overall, the couples who first started with a plan, set their calendars, and stayed regimented about sticking to their schedule, found themselves more relaxed, were able to enjoy the wedding planning process, and had a stress-free wedding day.  Read more…

Choosing Between a Band or Deejay for your Wedding Entertainment

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 | Filed under: dream wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding ideas, wedding music, wedding themes | author: By Lars Johnson,    
Wedding band

Wedding entertainment

Music is such an important part of your wedding day, from the first notes of your processional song to the song you choose for your First Dance to the music that keeps your dance floor filled all night long. The big question for you is: do you want a live band or a deejay as the entertainment at your wedding?

It all depends on the style of entertainment you prefer, which many of our wedding couples say they decide during other weddings they’ve attended. If they have been guests at a wedding that had an energetic, talented live band, they may decide that a live band is the style of entertainment for them. If they’ve experienced the hip, clublike energy of a great deejay, they may choose that style of entertainer to fill their wedding venue with fabulous music that sets the tone for each stage of their wedding celebration. Read more…

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 | Filed under: dream wedding, wedding menu, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By Christopher Gellings, Banquet Manager, Highlawn Pavilion   
Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue

Finding the perfect wedding venue is one of those magical moments in your wedding plans. As you stand in an elegant, romantic ballroom, or find yourself in a beautifully-bloomed outdoor garden wedding locale, your wedding vision will come to life. Many of our northern New Jersey and New York City brides say that when they found their dream wedding location, they just knew it was The One. They could see all the elements of their dream wedding, see their guests having the time of their lives, and see themselves enjoying their gorgeous celebration.

To choose your perfect wedding venue, begin your research by talking to recent brides and grooms you know who married at the New Jersey banquet hall you have in mind. This is a top way to get the inside story on what it was like to plan with the wedding venue’s staff, what they loved about their setting, what they enjoyed most about the planning process. Talk also to people who have planned bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs or other big celebrations at your ideal wedding venues, since they’ll have valuable input, too. Read more…

Bringing Vintage Style Into Your Special Day

Sunday, May 12th, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Wedding Décor, Wedding Fashions, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions, wedding themes | author: By Christopher Gellings, Banquet Manager, Highlawn Pavilion   
Vintage Wedding Photo and wedding trends

Vintage Wedding Photo

All brides have something old and something new on their wedding day, but more and more, we’ve seen a trend toward more fully incorporating retro and vintage-inspired elements into our NJ wedding couples’ celebrations. Whether it’s Gatsby glamour or 50s finery, brides are putting a touch of classic elegance back into their unique NJ weddings and receptions.

Whether you want a top to bottom vintage theme or just want to bring a bit of yesterday’s style into a modern wedding, here are a few tips we’ve noticed might be helpful to get you started. Read more…

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