Bridal Party Gowns

Choosing bridal party gowns can be a daunting task because you want every girl in your party to love their look. Martha Stewart Weddings is giving us some of our favorite suggestions for choosing gowns that can please all of your bridesmaids and make your wedding photos looks as stunning as you’d always hoped!

Beaded Beauties

Go for different dresses with one commonality: lovely beads and sparkles!

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Different Lengths

Consider going for the same color scheme, but dresses of different lengths.

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Lovely Lace

If your gown does not have lace, have your bridesmaids rock this beautiful material to mix up the texture in your bridal party look!

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Jumpsuits

Who says your party needs to wear dresses? Jumpsuits can look elegant and stylish!

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Same Color, Different Styles

Allow your bridal party to be in the same dye color, but different gown styles. Each bridesmaid can wear the style that best compliments their body type.

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At Celebrate at Snug Harbor, you have over 80 acres of lush gardens to choose from, so you’re able to make just about any dress styles, patterns, and looks work for you for your big day! For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

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Winter Wedding Accessories

Winter weddings are a great opportunity to show off fun and festive ways to stay warm. We’re using inspiration from One Fab Day to highlight some of our favorite ways to cover up for a winter wedding.

Blazer:

Use a linen or cloth blazer to elevate your bridal look.

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Shawl:

Get matching shawls for your bridal party to keep your best friends warm!

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Retro Shawls:

Consider multiple styles of crochet shawls to add beautiful details to your bridal party look.

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Cape:

Who doesn’t love a cape? It’s always a gorgeous option for any gown.

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Formal Coat:

Consider a formal coat, such as a military style coat that has shoulder lapel details for an elegant twist.

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Winter weddings offer limitless options for style and detailing. It’s important that you look and feel fabulous throughout the night. For more inspiration on ways to enhance your winter wedding look, check out our Pinterest page!

Rings & Band Trends

It’s true what they say, diamonds are, and always will be a girl’s best friend. But sometimes a giant or bulky ring can get in the way. Don’t get us wrong, we love anything that sparkles, but we are also loving the new trend of minimalist engagement rings and wedding bands for the simple elegant look it provides. Not to mention the practicality! Here are some of our favorites, courtesy of WeddingWire:

Low Emerald Cut:

Check out this non-elevated emerald cut diamond ring with a thin wedding band to accommodate it. We also love that the emerald is sideways!

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Something Blue:

We love this solitaire blue diamond and yellow gold band. Just stunning!

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Eternity times infinity

We love this eternity band. The marquise diamonds make it look like an infinity band with bling all over!

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Rose Gold Dainty

We love the elegant look of a thin, rose gold band. Accompany it with a small diamond band beneath the engagement ring and you’ve got an elegant and chic ring finger!

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For more ideas for engagement rings and wedding bands, check out our Pinterest page!

Boutonnieres for Every Groom

When planning your wedding flowers, remember that the groom needs a finishing touch to his look! Traditionally, the groom would pin a flower from the bride’s bouquet. And while we love a tradition at Celebrate, we also love new trends. Here are some of our favorites from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Really Romantic:

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Makeup: Blue thistle, eucalyptus, and soft pink blooms.

Rustic & Seasonal:

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Makeup: Green-and-white bout, complete with exotic greens and a single cream flower.

Elegant & Regal:

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Makeup: A sprig of greens, an orchid, and a calla lily.

Soft & Subtle:

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Makeup: Wrapped in tuxedo black satin, an un-unopened peony and textured greens.

Textured Pop:

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Makeup: A speckled magenta bloom with surrounding greenery.

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 floral combination you wish for your big day! For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

Winter Wedding Decor

The winter months can be the most romantic months of the year. Capture the magic of the season by incorporating some of these winter wedding details we love from Bridal Guide!

Tree-lined aisle decor

Perfect for a ballroom or indoor ceremony, elevate your aisle by adding white trees and candles.

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Pinecone Bouquet

Perfect for an indoor wedding or winter garden photos on Snug Harbor, add a few pine cones to your bouquet!

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Rustic Ring Bearer Pillow

These pinecones and greenery are the perfect way to incorporate a rustic touch to your ceremony.

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Chair Accents

Rather than add chair covers, include a touch of pine or a winter green to the back of your guest chairs.

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Mistletoe Cake

Who doesn’t love mistletoe? Why not make it the accent to your cake!

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At Celebrate Snug Harbor, you can include all of these winter wedding decorations and more. For more winter wedding inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

Creative Bridal Bouquets

When it comes to choosing your bouquet, try to choose flowers that will match well with your dress, your venue, and your color scheme. If you’re looking to go beyond the traditional bouquet, we’ve highlighted our favorites from Elle Decor to give you some floral inspo.

Overgrown Bouquet

Gather your favorite seasonal wildflowers and trim them all different lengths to accentuate each color and texture!

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Fern Bouquet

Let your bouquet stand out by adding feathery ferns to blooming white flowers of your choice!

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Ribbon Bouquet

Choose the bouquet of your preference and then add a ribbon around to give it one more fun touch. This is a great way to make your flowers stand out!

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Hoop Bouquet

If you have a garden wedding or a rustic themed wedding, you can’t go wrong adding this romantic and fun hoop bouquet. You can add fresh or dried flowers and your pictures will be one of a kind!

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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 floral combination you wish for your big day! For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

Festive Wedding Details to Try

Trying to incorporate unique wedding details doesn’t have to be a stressful task. When you’re getting married at Celebrate at Snug Harbor, you have limitless options for festive details you can incorporate. We’re highlighting our favorite decor ideas from Bridal Guide and weddings held at Celebrate Snug Habror that we think will look amazing in the Great Hall, Tuscan Garden, or Tented Pavilion of Celebrate at Snug Harbor!

Door Decor

Decorating the door of the venue is great way to let your guests know where the ceremony or reception is leading to. With so many beautiful buildings on the Snug Harbor grounds, this is a fun way to indicate to your guests where the party is heading to!

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Aisle Markers

Used at an exclusive wedding at Celebrate Snug Harbor, these aisle markers incorporated simple greenery with a touch of baby’s breath at each end to spruce up your wedding aisle!

     

Creative Seating Chart

While everyone loves a tented card, these brides had their guests find their seats with a mirrored sign and colorful cards strung together across rustic frames.

 

 

Table Numbers

Festive and inexpensive, try placing your table numbers in a set of corks so that your guests have something to admire and talk about at the table, the way a bride did at Celebrate at Snug Harbor!

   

Unique Chime

Perhaps our favorite from Bridal Guide, this rustic cow bell has been placed as a fun way to get the bride and groom to share a kiss.

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The expansive grounds of Celebrate at Snug Harbor allow you to be as creative and festive as you wish. For more wedding decoration ideas, check out our Pinterest page!

5 Tips To Choosing The Perfect Wedding Stationery

Want to make sure you nail it with your wedding stationery? Of course you do! Since we’re the experts in this area, we can help. Here are five tips and tricks to getting it right for your special day.

1. Consider the style and season of your wedding

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Wedding stationery should ideally follow a similar theme – although it doesn’t have to be too matchy matchy if you’re not into that. Are you hosting a beautiful spring wedding? Consider soft greens, brilliant blues and florals on white backgrounds. A winter wedding more what you had in mind? Why not try real gold foil or letterpress on crisp black card, or rich tones like burgundy, forest green and navy paired with white or silver. The bridal party’s attire can also inform the stationery’s colour palette.

2. Consider your budget

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It’s sad but true – your budget should never be too far from mind when planning a wedding. We know it’s all too easy to get carried away, but keep the bigger picture in mind and consider the high priority items that you want to throw the most cash at. The good news is that thanks to the internet there are so many stunning, affordable invitation suites right at your fingertips at a range of price points!

3. Consider the amount of guests

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If you are inviting a large amount of guests, chances are you will need more comprehensive stationery, as word of mouth may not suffice. Guests will appreciate attention to the finer details like RSVP cards, menu cards, gift information, order of events for the day/weekend, address directions and order of service for your ceremony. But also remember that you have to multiply the cost per set of stationery by the amount of guests you’re having. Things can certainly add up, and you don’t want any unexpected surprises!  It can also be a good idea to order some extras for any last minute guests.

4. Choose what works for you

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You don’t have to do it all – just because Jane down the road is doing personalised ceremony programme cards for each guest doesn’t mean you have to include them. Think about what is important to you, how traditional you are as a couple and how formal you want your wedding to be, and choose what works for you! You may opt for guests to email their RSVP or for a modern digital Save the Date to save some cash or for practical reasons. Feel free to mix and match, and find what makes sense to you.

5. Timing is everything

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Make sure you don’t leave your wedding stationery too late. With so many different cards to send out, you need to make sure you’re on schedule early. Here’s what you need to know:

Save the Dates: send them out 4-6 months before the wedding, giving guests enough time to get themselves organised, particularly if they are travelling a great distance to be there.

Wedding Invitations: send out 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding at at minimum, and more if you are posting the invitations overseas.

RSVP Date: typically should be 3-4 weeks before your wedding, but some circumstances require longer. For a wedding with lots of interstate or international guests, you may choose to use a digital RSVP – like providing your email address instead of an extra card – because posting the RSVP card back can take too much time.

If the decision making process or printing takes longer than expected, you don’t want to end up in a tight spot, so give yourself plenty of wiggle room.

Armed with these guidelines, and maybe a cup of coffee or glass of wine, you are ready to start shopping for the perfect stationery for your special day!

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Something Blue for Your Wedding Day

It’s always fun to think about creative ways to incorporate something blue for the bride’s wedding day look. Using some inspiration from The Knot, we’re highlighting some creative ideas for you to have on your big day!

The Sash

Adding a custom sash with a hint of blue is a great way to combine style and tradition to your look.

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The Veil

For a more vibrant and unique way to incorporate something blue into your look, try this beautiful ombre veil!

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The Bouquet

You can never go wrong infusing blue tones into your bouquet. This is a great way to keep your gown classic, but also add some flare to your look.

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Sunglasses

If you have an outdoor ceremony or reception, such as a wedding in Celebrate at Snug Harbor’s Tuscan Garden or Tented Pavilion, you may need some sunglasses to accessorize. These ombre blue sunglasses are the perfect bridal accessory!

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There is no wrong choice here. If you’re looking to be have fun with your bridal look and want more ideas, visit our Pinterest page!

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