Autumn Bouquets To Fall For

The bouquet provides the finishing touch to complete the Bride’s look for the day.  The bouquets featured in this Martha Stewart link are an inspiration for anyone looking to bring charm and elegance to their Fall or Winter Wedding.

Farm Bundle

This bouquet is a combination of craspedia, protea, and other branches with varying textures. This is the perfect color and texture combination to embody the fall rustic charm each bride hopes for.

Autumn orchids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchids are never a bad idea. This elegant bouquet is a stunning combination of orchids, ranunculus, and celosia, plus pincushion protea and a frame of umbrella ferns.

 

Sunny Stems

If you’re looking for a bouquet to be subtle, yet charming, consider incorporating anemones to a leafy and smaller bundle. The combination of yellows, greens, and brown provide that rich autumn feel.

Surprise elegance

Never underestimate the power of berries! This stunning combination of roses, greenery, berries, and an elegant white ribbon certainly are the perfect finishing touch to this bride’s look.

Good as gold

We saved our personal favorite for last. This autumn bouquet is a lovely combination of mustard yellow, peach, butter yellow, and pink roses in a cluster of mixed leaves. It takes our breath away!
With fall flowers, you’re options are endless. The best part about having an autumn wedding is that the perfect bouquet doesn’t need to be neat and symmetrical. The more textures and colors, the better! To see more options, check out our Pinterest page!

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Holiday Events Ideas at Celebrate at Snug Harbor

Celebrate at Snug Harbor is truly a unique venue that is ideal for hosting a wedding, engagement party, anniversary party, or holiday event. Snug Harbor’s expansive grounds are an ideal setting for entertaining large groups of corporate clients for holiday gatherings, team building activities, and cocktail parties.

As you plan your next anniversary party or family gathering, consider placing a long serving table in front of our oversized Palladian windows for family to gather around and enjoy the view of the gardens in the background.

Neptune Ball Table Setting

If you’re looking to host a corporate holiday gathering, our Great Hall can accommodate up to 350 guests. This is perfect for a brief meeting and a delicious dinner and cocktails by Relish Caterers!

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However, if you’re hoping to host corporate holiday party with no meeting, our Great Hall can be transformed into a beautiful reception space to make your employees feel like they’re attending the holiday event of the year!

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Our team of Event Designers works closely with clients to design and produce “one of a kind” events. When you arrive, all you’ll have to worry about is making sure you’re enjoying yourself and celebrating the special occasion during the holiday season!

Fall Centerpieces

Whether you’re getting married indoors or outdoors, there’s nothing not to love about fall weddings. For this reason, have fun and be creative with your table centerpieces. We’ve gathered our favorite pieces from Bridal Guide to help narrow down your choices!

Josh Lynn Photo Large Flute Vase
Photo Credit: Josh Lynn Photography

You don’t have to have an unlimited amount of flowers for your centerpiece. Try elevating a smaller assortment of roses and eucalyptus leaves with an oversized flute vase. Top the centerpiece off with rustic branches to complete this wow factor piece.

Cary Pennington Photo Rustic branches
Photo credit: Cary Pennington Photography

Give rustic a whole new meaning by painting any existing branches or twigs in your centerpiece. You can keep your floral arrangement small, while making the painted branches your focal point of the table. Very chic!

Harvest Inspo- Lisa Lefkowitz on Snippet Ink
Photo credit: Lisa Lefkowitz via Snippet Ink

Allow the fall season to inspire your centerpiece by adding a touch of autumn harvest to it. Infusing small apple branches in this blush centerpiece is absolutely stunning and fitting for both an indoor or outdoor reception.

Carrie Wildes Photo branch and lantern
Photo credit: Carrie Wildes Photography

Sometimes the perfect centerpiece can be so simple and elegant that you don’t need flowers at all. This assortment of antiqued candle holders paired with a jeweled branch is just the right touch for a long dinner table.
You’ll want your table to capture the essence of the fall season: cozy and inviting. So be sure to use elements of the season to grab your guests’ attention at your reception. For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

Modern Fall Wedding Invitations

Selecting a your wedding invitations sets the tone for your guests and gets everyone excited about your upcoming nuptials. Martha Stewart helps bring up some ideas for fall wedding invitations that are modern, elegant, and not too traditional for the season.

Bubbly letter press invite

This charming invitation features letterpress bubbles throughout the borders in a lovely autumn yellow. Simple and elegant, this invitation leaves room to update flowers and color scheme.

Berry and Metallic Invites

Consider going for a mix of grey hues with metallic floral details. The rose gold in this invitation is perfect to blend with almost all fall colors.

 

Purple Water Color

Some of our favorite invitations have been watercolor invites. Go for a deep purple watercolor to get the varied purple shading. This is the optimal fall tone for your invites. Then find details, such as wedding coasters, to match the calligraphy with!

Metallic Streaks Letter Press

If you’re going for the timeless look, go for the gold foil invitations. These golden and navy streaks are sleek and chic. Who wouldn’t want to attend this wedding?

It’s always a nice idea to include details from your wedding venue in your invitations. When planning your wedding at Celebrate at Snug Harbor, consider including a floral detail, since you’ll be getting married in a romantic botanical garden!

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!

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.

Weddings by Sasha
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!

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