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!

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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!

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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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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!

Wedding Photos You’ll Love

For your wedding day photos, you’ll want to make sure you capture the most incredible moments of your big day. While you may want to just ask your photographer to try and capture the magic of each moment of the day, it’s much more beneficial to plan out the photos you want to have on your wedding day so you can enjoy your big day with your new spouse.

While photos of you and your bridal party are important, consider the tiny aspects of your wedding day that make it so special. For instance, your place setting that you spent so much time planning for, the cake topper you took so long to carefully choose, and not to mention, beautiful photos of the scenery in the venue you spent so much time dreaming about! Did we forget to add candid wedding shots? Those are a must! The featured photos highlight a few magical moments that took place at Celebrate at Snug Harbor.

Intricate Details:

The intricate details of the wedding day deserve their moment to shine. After all, you spent so much time choosing the perfect finishing touches, you should ask your photographer to highlight them before the day is over. The featured photos showcase table settings, cake toppers, and centerpiece that were set up in the Great Hall of Celebrate at Snug Harbor.

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Venue Scenery:

Venue scenery is so important. At Celebrate at Snug Harbor, you have over 80 acres of photo opportunities and that can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t plan ahead. Fortunately, your photographer and Celebrate’s team of Event Designers can help you plan out where and when to take the best photos. The featured photos below highlight the beauty of the Tuscan Garden, the stunning architecture of the Chinese Garden, as well as the breathtaking hornbeam tree tunnel. These stunning backgrounds help accentuate the beauty of the day!

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Photo credit: Dreamlife Photography
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Photo credit: Michael Dempsey Photography

Candid Moments:

The featured photos below capture the excitement and of both a bride and her family on their wedding day. The first photo highlights the thrill of the bride’s parents. How sweet! The second photo shows that not all pictures need to have the bride and her groom facing forward. Sometimes the beautiful moments are when the bride and groom think no one is looking. The third photo highlights a beautiful moment of the bride and groom enjoying themselves during their reception in the Great Hall of Celebrate at Snug Harbor.

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It will be these types of photos that you and your partner will want to look back on and have in your memory box or wedding album. Our advice is for you to consult not only your wedding photographer, but the event planner of your wedding venue so that you can be best prepared for the photography on your wedding day!

Wedding Arches You’ll Love

A beautiful wedding arch or canopy can add the touch of elegance that you’ve always wanted to your wedding ceremony.  There are different types of wedding arches that can express have both cultural and religious significance. Your arch can also take different shapes; it can be square or have a curve for aesthetic and décor purposes, too. By using flowers, fabrics, and different shapes, arches are a sure way to make the end of your aisle look fantastic.

Garden Arches:

The wedding arch is a must have for garden weddings. The collage below features wedding arches that have been placed in the Tuscan Garden of Celebrate at Snug Harbor. The top photo features a wooden arch with hanging flowers at the corners, topped with a lace sheet to match the bride’s gown. The bottom left photo features a birch arch with moss embossed pottery holding the arch, as well as a tulle fabric draped over the top with cascading flowers and greenery. The bottom right photo features an arch wrapped entirely in white linen with two floral arrangements on each side, as well as extended accent leaves to highlight the lush greenery of the Tuscan Garden.

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Curved Inspiration:

Not all arches need to have four pillars to hold it up. The featured collage includes inspiration for two-legged arches. The left photo includes an arch at the beginning of the aisle in Celebrate at Snug Harbor’s Tuscan Garden. This arch is draped in a garden green linen, with floral clusters at the sides and top to match the cultural and religious significance for this couple. The top right photo shows another way creative way to decorate your arch, by allowing your favorite florals and greens to wrap the entire arch. The wild ungroomed look of the greenery allows for it to blend perfectly with scenic background. The middle right photo showcases an arch with a wooden arbor with linens, lace, and soft flowers to complete the look. The bottom right photo showcases a more groomed arch with greenery and a rose trellis wrapping around it. Lovely!

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Additional Floral Inspiration:

A great way to make your arch unforgettable is to make it fit in with your wedding venue. The top featured photo showcases a wedding arch in the Chinese Scholar Garden of Celebrate at Snug Harbor, where the arch is wrapped lightly in green leaves, which pair beautifully with the water feature and trees of the garden. The bottom left photo enhances the Art Gallery of Celebrate at Snug Harbor by using pink florals to compliment the blue and white paint of the gallery. The bottom right photo uses weaved wild wood, greenery, and floral clusters to accentuate the garden backdrop.

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There’s no better touch to a wedding ceremony than a wedding arch. Remember that your ceremony is one of the most photographed moments of your wedding day. You’ll want to choose a venue that can accommodate the wedding arch of your dreams!

Must Have Wedding Decor

There is an entire world of wedding decor out there and it can be pretty overwhelming to navigate. Your best option is to select a wedding venue that has a lot of the natural decor already in place. This way, you’ll be able to focus on just a few minor add-ons, rather than working from scratch. At Celebrate at Snug Harbor, you have over 80 acres of stunning scenery, which means most of the work is already done for you! Some great areas to focus your decorating skills on is ceiling decor, your wedding arch or canopy, and small personal touches.

Ceiling Decor:

A little update to a reception ceiling goes a long way. Often, couples choose to drape ceilings with fabric or florals. This is a great idea; however, if you’re celebrating in an already beautiful venue, you’ll want to enhance its features, not cover them up. Try adding bistro lighting to your reception ceiling to shine light on your guests and have a unique and elegant look. The featured photo captures bistro lighting draped in Celebrate at Snug Harbor’s tented pavilion, which is an indoor and outdoor location on the property so that you get the best of both worlds for your wedding reception. Another creative way to decorate a reception space is to use paper lanterns, to make the room pop with life!

Ceremonial Canopy:

It’s always a great idea to decorate your ceremony location. Because Celebrate at Snug Harbor offers both indoor and outdoor locations for wedding ceremonies, you get to be creative with decor and your space. The featured collage highlights two outdoor ceremonies, where wooden canopies are draped and adorned with floral arrangements. The indoor ceremony in the Art Gallery shows a wooden canopy with flowers cascading the beams. Just lovely!

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Personal Touches:

While you should let your venue do most of the work when it comes to decor, every wedding should have a few small personal touches. The collage below showcases ways personal touches have been incorporated into weddings held at Celebrate at Snug Harbor. The top left photo has an antique key bottle opener greet their guests as they take their seats. The bottom left photo features a wooden cake topper, which matched the couple’s wooden canopy at their ceremony. Every sweetheart table should include a Mr. & Mrs. sign, as featured in the top right photo. The bottom right photo showcases adorable bride and groom tags for their drinks!

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It’s important to keep in mind that must have decor does not have to break the bank to be stunning. Your venue should do most of the work, which is why investing in a location that has limitless space and options is going to be key when determining what type of other decor you wish to add. Celebrate offers you these windows of opportunity to have fun with decor, but not stress out over it, since the grounds are already so elegant!

Unique Wedding Band Inspiration

The wedding band is the jewelry item that complements an engagement ring’s shape and style. But because the world of wedding bands is growing every day, opportunities to mix classic with trendy ring styles are endless. All the more reason to narrow your selection, buy in bulk, and keep your lifestyle in mind.

Narrowing your selection:

Where to begin? The choices vary from platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. Not to mention, you can adorn your ring with any type of stone, diamond, or carving you wish. The collage below captures a single gold wedding band with diamonds embedded in alternating patterns of 3 diamonds at a time. To the top right, the platinum couples bands have the best of both words; brushed and shining platinum for the groom and brushed platinum with diamonds rounding the bottom of the band for the bride. The bottom right photo features a brushed gold band for the groom, with a carved and pave band for the bride.

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Buy in bulk:

It’s a good idea to have yours and your fiance’s wedding band preferences in mind when shopping. Buying both bands together could not only help you get a better deal with your jeweler, but it can also help you match your bands so that they go together in style. The unique bands below show just how creative couples have become. The photo on the right shows a hammered gold couples band, the photo on the top left shows a recording transcript of each couple’s vows, while the bottom left photo shows bands that share a rose gold band with varying middle elements. The groom’s rose gold ring sports a brushed platinum center, while the bride’s band is embedded with diamonds all around. Very unique!

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Keep your lifestyle in mind:

Your wedding ring is a band you and your spouse will wear daily. It needs to join your everyday life without a hitch. The top photo of the collage below features an art deco milgrain band, perfect for running every day errands and still having that sparkle a wedding should have. The bottom right photo of the collage features a pave band, perfect for using every day, while still having the unique touch of the curved tip. The photo on the bottom left of the collage features a matte brushed rose gold band. Brushed or matte bands are perfect for any lifestyle, because they allow for scratches to be less visible with the unique finish, but still have the elegant finish you want a band to have for years to come.

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Choosing a wedding band should be a fun process, and so enjoy mixing and matching trends with classic styles. The wedding band is a great way to show a little bit of yours and your fiance’s personalities!

Morning vs. Evening Weddings

When having a spring or summer wedding, you have options in scheduling your wedding day. Although very popular to have a late afternoon wedding that goes into the night, there’s something unique and intimate about having a morning wedding. Whether you’ve dreamed of having a dinner with dancing into the early hours of the morning, or mimosas with low-key brunch or lunch reception, you can’t go wrong as long as you consider the main elements of your day.

Consider the venue:

Make sure your venue offers you what you want for either style wedding. At Celebrate at Snug Harbor, you have the choice of both indoor and outdoor venues with lots of lighting for a morning wedding.  Daytime weddings are also excellent for a garden party or reception, of which Celebrate offers many garden options. The featured photos highlight both indoor and outdoor ceremony options for a morning wedding. The Art Gallery on the Snug Harbor property offers optimal lighting so that everyone can see the gorgeous details of your ceremony and the building. The top photo took place in our Tuscan Garden, which is entirely outdoors. Indoor or outdoor, you can’t go wrong!

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If you’re looking to go a little more classic with your ceremony and reception times, Celebrate at Snug Harbor has you covered. The featured collage captures the possibilities Celebrate at Snug Harbor has to offer you for a late afternoon/evening wedding. The couple on the left is walking through the garden in the sunset. Very magical! The top right photo featured our Tented Pavilion, which is a great combination of an indoor and outdoor space. The photo captures the bistro lights as the sun is setting, creating a romantic atmosphere for you and your wedding guests. The bottom right photo of the collage shows off our Great Hall, which can offer you and your guests any creative lighting options you wish when the sun goes down!

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Consider the menu:

If you’re going for a morning wedding, you’ll want to offer more of a lunch-time meal to your guests. Because Celebrate at Snug Harbor is operated by Relish Caterers + Event Planning, you won’t have to break a sweat over morning or evening wedding menus.

For morning weddings, consider small plates as your main meal with hors d’oeuvres. The featured collage highlights just a fraction of what Relish Caterers can come up with for your special day. You can serve a fresh beef carpaccio, as featured on the top of the collage. From the left to right, the bottom photos include a beet napoleon, escarole salad with roasted strawberries and walnuts, and a roasted beet salad. You’ll want a caterer that can bring color and flavor to life with your small plates. Relish Caterers can do just that!

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For your evening wedding, it’s best to serve a dinner to your guests.The featured collage captures a few of the options you’ll have with Relish Caterers. The photo on the left shows a delicious beef tenderloin. To the top right, a seared pork chop and to the bottom right, a roasted free range chicken. You’ll be able to select exactly what you want with a caterer who has been a leader in creating and executing one-of-a-kind weddings.

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There can be fantastic pros to either wedding time. The most important decisions you make will be where you have your wedding and who will take care of the meals so that no matter the time of day, you’ll be able to enjoy the memorable day.

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