Fall Wedding Gowns You’ll Love

With fall officially beginning this week, it’s hard not to admire all of the stunning looks for a fall bride! We’re highlighting our favorite fall wedding gown trends, with inspiration from The Knot! Whether it’s sleeves, ruffles, or metallic tones, we cannot get enough of these gorgeous gowns.
Gowns with Sleeves:

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photo by TOM CONCORDIA/MCV PHOTO

Wearing a gown with sleeves gives your bridal look an old Hollywood charm that is hard to find. Simply stunning!

 

And who can forget the iconic look Miranda Kerr wore on her wedding day, mirroring Grace Kelly’s unforgettable wedding gown.

Miranda Kerr Wedding Gown
Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier

Ruffled Gowns:

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photo by MARIA VALENTINO/MCV PHOTO

Ruffles are the perfect “wow factor” to add to your bridal look. The soft bounce of ruffles are the touch of elegance that every bride looks for.

Metallic Gowns:

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photo by MARIA VALENTINO/MCV PHOTO

 

There’s no such thing as looking too glamorous on your wedding day. These metallic hues not only bring out the fall tones, but also require no need for extra accessories.

Gowns with Capes:

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photo by MARIA VALENTINO/MCV PHOTO

We are loving gowns with capes. Not only is it the perfect accessory for a fall ceremony, but it also acts as a wedding veil. There’s no wrong way to rock a cape!
Whether it’s a traditional wedding gown or a gown with new trends, you’ll want a dress that best fits your personality and the season of your wedding. View more wedding dress options on Celebrate at Snug Harbor Pinterest page!

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Hairstyles for Every Bride

As your wedding day approaches, you’ll need to start thinking about the hairstyle that will be perfect for your big day. There are endless options for wedding hairstyles. We’ve gathered some inspiration from Brides.com and narrowed down our favorites for you here!

Chelsea Diane Photography
Photo credit: Chelsea Diane Photography

This gorgeous bride went for a simple and elegant look by keeping her hair down and accenting it with a flower crown.

Amber Gress Photography
Photo credit: Amber Gress Photography

This stunning bride had fun with accenting by adding a hairpiece to match her bouquet!

Chris J Evans
Photo credit: Chris J. Evans

You can never go wrong when channeling old hollywood, like this bride. Try a clean side pin with some glam curls!

Melina Wallisch Photography
Photo credit: Melina Wallisch Photography

This intricate low bun is beautifully accented with a jeweled piece that gives this bride’s hair a lovely finishing touch.

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Photo credit: Weddings by Sasha

This bride went for a classic look that encompasses the best of both worlds: half up and half down.

Going for a trial hair appointment is a must when planning the perfect hair do. We recommend looking through magazines, Pinterest, and also your favorite photos of you and your fiance. You’ll want to look glamorous, but also remember to look like you on your wedding day!

Flowers for Your Fall Wedding

The fall is a season of stunning colors and textured foliage. There are no wrong choices when choosing the right flowers for your fall wedding. With some mixing and matching, you can create a one of a kind bouquet. We’ve gathered spotted some unique pieces from Brides.com to help you get inspired as the fall season approaches!  

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Photo by Rebecca Yale
Created by Raquel Corvino

 

Try contrasting deep burgundy-colored dahlias, with light pink roses, white peonies, and eucalyptus leaves, as featured in the bouquet above.

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Photo by Helios Images
Created by Burst + Bloom

 

Have fun mixing calla lilies, garden roses, and tulips. Fall offers a variety of floral colors to choose from so any color scheme looks stunning!

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Photo by Rebecca Yale
Created by Ava Flora

If you’re looking to focus more on textures than colors, the photo above is a great inspo piece. Ava Flora created a cascading bouquet of roses, snowberries, lisianthus, calla lilies, and orchids, surrounded by ivy and eucalyptus leaves.

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Photo by Alea Lovely
Created by Victorian Gardens

This unique bouquet is the ultimate embodiment of the fall season. Victorian Gardens used white roses, wheat, greenery, and feathers, tied with a silk ribbon to capture the rustic feel of the season.

Our tip is to consult your Event Designer to make sure your flower choices match the decor of your wedding venue. At Celebrate at Snug Harbor, you have over 80 acres of lush gardens to choose from, so you’re able to have just about any flowers you wish for your big day!

 

Fall Centerpieces

Whether you’re having an indoor or outdoor wedding this fall, you have unlimited options when it comes to rustic fall centerpieces. Drawing inspiration from Martha Stewart Weddings, we’re highlighting our favorite do’s for your fall centerpiece. From fall produce to colors and textures, you can’t go wrong for your autumn wedding.

Use seasonal fruit

The fall is an amazing time to use seasonal produce in more than just your menu. The top photo of the featured collage showcases soft greens and blush flowers surrounded by fall fruits like eggplants and apples. The bottom left photo infuses persimmons with the burgundy and orange leaves.The bottom right photo highlights the stylist’s use of artichokes, peaches and figs to surround the candles set up in the center of the table. Deliciously beautiful!

Fall Fruit Centerpiece Collage

Let color be your guide

Fall is an amazing time of year for foliage and deep colors. The left photo of the featured collage highlights the use of blush roses and deep red flowers to contrast one another, making them the focal point of the table. The top right photo uses varied purple hues with blush and green leaves to compliment one another. If you’re going for a simpler, yet elegant contrast, the bottom right photo uses single stem white flowers with smaller, darker, and grouped flowers for a variation of fall elements.

Color Contrast Collage Fall Centerpieces

Make it all about texture

Consider using varied textures to enhance the rustic tone of the fall season. The top left photo of the collage features soft flowers placed in a charming birch log. The top right photo uses just the flowers to vary in texture, with gentle pink flowers surrounded by velvet green leaves. The bottom left photo uses a rustic wooden box to hold grouped wildflowers in a mason jar. Another creative way to play with textures is to isolate them, as seen in the bottom right photo. This centerpiece keeps green leaves in one vase and orange blooms in a separate vase. By placing the candle and succulent in the center, each texture is able to stand out at this beautiful table.  

Textured Collage Centerpieces for Fall

It’s easy to get lost in the world of fall florals. Consult with your Event Designer and see which type of centerpiece best fits your wedding venue. At Celebrate at Snug Harbor, you can have both indoor and outdoor spaces to hit all of the fall elements for your special day!

Wedding Shoes You’ll Love

It is so important to feel glamorous on your wedding day. Although your wedding gown is typically the main attraction, don’t forget that the shoes always make the look! For your wedding shoes, we recommend narrowing down your options by focusing on what matters most to you: going classic, making your shoes your something blue, or having a unique, yet elegant look with a flat shoe for your wedding day. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these stunning looks!

Going Classic

When choosing a classic look, make sure your shoes match the dress in terms of color and material. The left photo in the featured collage below showcases an open toe sandal from Betsy Johnson’s Blue collection, with jewels embellished on the open toe sandal. The top right photo is a Dolce & Gabbana closed-toe lace shoe with jewels at the tip. The bottom right shoe is a stunning classic satin toe pump by Jimmy Choo. Gorgeous for any bride looking to have a classic wedding look!

Classic Wedding Shoes

Your Something Blue

Don’t be afraid to have some fun with your wedding shoes. Instead of worrying about inserting your something blue in a hairpin or sewn in your dress, let your something blue pop on your feet! The featured collage highlights your options. The top left photo is a suede sandal by Pierre Hardy with gold hardware. The bottom left shoe is a satin mule by Attico with jewels on the front. The top right photo is a stunning satin flat by Manolo Blahnik with the jewel embellished upper. The bottom right photo is an open toe suede sandal with pearls and jewels cascading the heel and foot arch by Stuart Weitzman. There is no wrong shade of blue to make this look work!

Something Blue Shoes

Elegant Flats

If you’re a bride who plans on dancing the night away, then consider a unique flat that says “bride!” The top photo featured in the collage is a collaboration by Keds & Kate Spade New York. This Champion Glitter Sneaker is all sparkles with satin laces to match the bridal look of the evening. You can also go for a lace flat, like the beautiful Valentino ballet flat with a gold studded cord. The bottom left photo is a pretty metallic sandal by Nicholas Kirkwood, with pearls around the edge of the small heel to match any bridal accessories.

Flats for Weddings

Your wedding shoes should not be a last minute purchase. This is the item that will make your wedding ensemble complete, so think about your style, color, heel, and material. Once you have the dress, your shoe options are unlimited so have fun with the selection process!

Wedding Favors You’ll Love

One of the most enjoyable parts of planning your wedding day, is finding or creating the perfect wedding favor gift for your guests to have as a memento of the day. Symbolizing your union can take many shapes and forms.  From edible favors that are sweet or savory. Favors that grow and blossom or favors that signify the season. 

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites from The Knot  for some clever inspiration for your wedding day favors!

Edible Favors

Everyone loves a treat they can eat on the way home or the next day. Consider gifting your guests some local honey, as seen on the left of the featured collage. Some other favorites could be a set of macaroons, baked to match your wedding color scheme, or a packaged set of s’mores. Who wouldn’t love that?

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Favors that Grow

The best part about a plant as your favor is that it leaves your guests with a lasting memory of your special day. A low maintenance, but gorgeous favor, could be a mini succulent. To make travels easy for your guests, consider giving them seeds of your favorite plant so that they can watch the love grow!

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Seasonal Favors

Everyone loves a little something to get them in the spirit of the season. With fall approaching, The Knot features some excellent inspiration. If you’re planning a fall wedding, a fan favorite for fall is always the caramel apple, as featured on the top right of the collage. You can also give a more adult favor, such as a mini wine bottle with an accent leaf around the cap. So cute! Don’t forget a favor that is adorable for guests of all ages, the mini pumpkin!

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The most important takeaway for selecting your wedding favors is that you are simple, elegant, and thoughtful. Your guests want to celebrate you and your marriage. The favor symbolizes your gratitude for doing that. Make it count and make it cute!

Corporate and Social Events at Celebrate at Snug Harbor

When planning a corporate or large scale social event, it is important to consider space, time of year, and who your caterer will be. You’ll want your employees or guests to enjoy the ambiance and meal so that your event is a success. Celebrate at Snug Harbor offers its clients a variety of locations on the 83-acre  Snug Harbor property, both indoors and outdoors so that your selected space can best fit the type of event and season.

Hosting a Corporate Lunch or Dinner

The featured collage displays the varied table settings in both the Great Hall and Gallery of Celebrate at Snug Harbor for a large corporate event. If you have a larger party, consider having small tables scattered throughout a grand room so that teams or groups can have smaller conversations. If you’re looking to host a smaller group, consider having a more intimate space with a U-shaped table so that all members of your team can engage in important conversations.

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Check out more on Celebrate Pinterest!

While team building meetings can be accommodated at Celebrate, so can more lecture-based meetings. In the featured collage, the Great Hall is prepared to host a large scale group with a head table for the keynote speaker of the event.

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Check out more on Celebrate Pinterest!

 

Hosting a Corporate Picnic or Gala Event

If you’re looking to host a less corporate and more philanthropic event, look no further than the Tuscan Garden of Celebrate at Snug Harbor. With formal water elements and a glass enclosed Lemon house, filled with olive and lemon trees, your guests can enjoy the outdoors and lush gardens of the property. The featured collage captures the magic of a recent Neptune Ball, in which guests were able to enjoy the gardens and a few hot air balloons!

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Check out more on Celebrate Pinterest!

 

Catering at Celebrate

Part of what makes an event so successful is the quality of food being served. Because Celebrate at Snug Harbor is operated by Relish Caterers + Event Planning, the staff are used to preparing elegant meals for large groups. The featured collage displays delicious edamame, smoked salmon galette, and fried chicken sliders that your guests or employees are able to enjoy a variety of options on the big day!

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Check out more on Celebrate Pinterest!

 

Planning large scale events at Celebrate allows for you and/or your company to focus on the people attending your occasion. The Event Designers at Celebrate at Snug Harbor will work closely with you so that your event is truly one of a kind.

Inspiration for Shower Decor

A baby or bridal shower is a precious time in which a bride or mother-to-be share their excitement for their marriage or new bundle of joy with close loved ones. As a result, these events can be stressful if they aren’t planned out and executed properly. Aside from choosing invitations, activities, you want your shower to be aesthetically pleasing as well. A recent event at Celebrate at Snug Harbor offers some key styling inspiration that you can use for your next event.

Styled by Courtney Maggart, of Relish Caterers + Event Planners, this shower focused on keeping the table abundant with goodies, as well as making the focus of the decor the fabulous florals.

An Abundant Table:

You’ll want an attractive table as the statement piece of the main room of your shower. This table should be filled with beverages, snacks, as well as decorations. In the featured collage, you’ll notice that Courtney used tall flowers as the table’s backdrop, with smaller flowers between the chips, dip, and drink glasses. By scattering the items throughout the table, the varied shapes and textures give the guests of this event something fun to approach and pick at.

Potter Shower Celebrate
See more inspiration on Celebrate’s Pinterest Page!

Have a Color Scheme:

For this event, the main colors ranged from white to lavender florals with green leafing. These colors are scattered throughout the cake, flowers, and the accentuating tissue paper used as fillers. To enhance the rustic feel of the event, flowers and gift bags were placed in wicker woven baskets and antique oval glass domes. Very charming!

Beatrice Potter Table Decor
See more inspiration on Celebrate’s Pinterest Page!

Insert Conversation Pieces:

When planning an event where not all guests may know one another, insert small pieces to help them begin a conversation. In the featured collage, you’ll notice a framed menu and framed paper instructing guests to fill out a name tag and grab a monogrammed bag, as seen in the upper right photo of the collage. Some small items that show your consideration of your guests will offer them an opportunity to share memories and stories about you!

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See more inspiration on Celebrate’s Pinterest Page!

Showers, birthdays, or other momentous events are opportunities for you and your loved ones to spend some quality time together. For this reason, you’ll want to invest in a venue that will take care of the stressful elements for you, such as food, decor, and setup. The Event Designers at Celebrate at Snug Harbor are available to help you so that you can enjoy your event, rather than stress over the details. Learn more at celebrateatsnugharbor.com!

Creative Wedding Signage

Wedding signs are a great way to get creative and keep your guests up to date on what to pay attention to. You can place signage as a welcome for your guests, to give directions as to where the party is, or just use them to get a warm-hearted laugh from your wedding guests. Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides.com offer a charming selection of wedding signs to get inspired by!

Welcome signs:

1 Brides.com WElcome PaperLily Photography

This adorable wedding sign is on framed glass with gold markered to match the frame. The bits of greenery at the top compliment the garden setting. Just lovely!

Photo credit: Paperlily Photography

2 Brides Welcome Joseba Sandoval Photography

Creatively stationed on the stairs of this wedding venue, this wedding sign is written on an antique mirror, with roses and green leaves wrapping the frame. Stunning!

Photo credit: Joseba Sandoval Photography

Signs with Direction:

3. Brides Driftwood Directions Brandon Kidd Photography

This wedding sign is a lovely combination of different pieces of driftwood. Not only does it help guests see where the ceremony will be, but the nautical driftwood is just so appropriate for a beach wedding!

Photo credit: Brandon Kidd Photography

4. Brides Wood Board Paige Jones Photography

This wedding sign is a great way to enhance the rustic feature of this garden wedding. The information is also adorably entertaining!

Photo credit: Paige Jones Photography

Charming Signs:

5. Brides OneLove Photography Hymn

As if we didn’t already love a chalkboard sign! This sign captures the love of the couple by placing the Song of Solomon verse. Heart-warming!

Photo credit: One Love Photography

6. MSW Jen Fariello Photography Dog Sign

This wedding sign reminds us all that signs are a great way to incorporate a loved one into your ceremony!

Photo credit: Jen Fariello Photography

Signs at your wedding can be easy, fun, and an inexpensive way to add detail. If you are all set on your venue, you can choose frames, colors, and calligraphy to match the ambiance of your wedding. Wedding signage can be the elegant touch you and your bridal party work on to bond before your big day!

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