Spring Wedding Bouquets

As spring quickly approaches, it’s time to think about the seasonal touches you can add to your bridal look. There’s nothing that highlights a wedding gown like a springtime bouquet. The best part about selecting a bouquet is that you can’t go wrong if you focus on seasonal flowers. We’ve selected our favorites, highlighted by Martha Stewart Weddings and are pairing them with our favorite spots of Snug Harbor!

Soft Tones

When you think spring, you think soft, pastel tones. Combine your favorite pastels with light greens to create a unique, seasonal bouquet!

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These pastel tones will pair beautifully with the old world charm of the Great Hall at Snug Harbor and custom centerpieces!

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Sunny Spring

You can never go wrong with yellow. Perfect for any outdoor ceremony, bring together all types of yellow flowers to create a lovely bouquet to hold going down the aisle.

Sunny spring Bouquet

Allow your sunny hues to pop in the beautiful and custom tree tunnel of Snug Harbor!

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Pop of Fuschia

The best part about adding in a bold pop of color is in your bouquet is that it becomes your statement piece. Not only will it be a fun statement piece, but it will also bring out the white or ivory tone of your wedding gown.

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The unique bamboo garden of Snug Harbor is the perfect backdrop for a wedding photo. Your pop of color in your bouquet will look stunning!

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Springtime Succulents

Who doesn’t love succulents? The best way to bring your favorite florals together is to have a flower or greenery that works as the “glue” in your bouquet. Succulents add the perfect texture to any bouquet!

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Imagine setting down your succulent bouquet on your reception table in the rustic Tented Pavilion of Snug Harbor!

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For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

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Spring Wedding Color Trends

Spring is right around the corner and your wedding guests will be looking for those gorgeous springtime hues at your ceremony and reception. Once you choose your wedding color scheme, all other decisions become easier to make because you can tie them into your chosen colors. We’ve highlighted our favorite spring color trends from The Knot to help you tie your details together.

Go Bold

Spring weddings are a great opportunity to have fun mixing up bold tones. This table setting and menu capture a fun combination of orange, pink, gold, and royal blue.

Bold Spring Colors

Match these bold colors with any of the bold flowers in the botanical gardens of Snug Harbor!

Photo Credit: Olli Studio

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Boho-chic

We love the combination greens, pinks, and oranges in this bouquet. The balance of some bolder colors and softer tones can allow for your colors to match any background or setting.

Bohemian Colors

Pair your boho-chic style with the chic tones of the gardens and benches of Snug Harbor.  Photo credit: Philip Siciliano

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Elegant Whites

You can never go wrong with focusing your color scheme on ivory, white, and your venue’s natural setting. Notice the variation of white in table cloth, centerpiece, napkins, and chair seat. They tie in with the garden setting beautifully.

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Elegant whites look stunning in the Tented Pavilion of Snug Harbor!

Photo credit: Lato Photography

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Rustic Blush

Never underestimate the power of pink. Light pink tones are the most popular spring colors for a reason. They pair perfectly with the blooming greenery of spring.

 

Rustic Blush

The Tuscan Garden of Snug Harbor highlights all of the beauty of a blush colored wedding ceremony.

Photo credit: Eryc Perez de Tagle

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The beauty of having your wedding at Celebrate at Snug Harbor is that you can match any color scheme to the large 83-acre property. You have endless options to choose from and place in the lush gardens and scenic grounds.

Engagement Ring Trends for 2018

While classic and traditional styles are always beautiful, some new trends are worth considering! Brides.com shares the latest with engagement bands for 2018!

Chevron Bands:

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These chevron bands are not only adorable in style, but also unique and allow for you to have fun with diamond patterns.

Colored Stones:

 

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We love the colored stone trend! Depending on the stone you choose, you can have fun matching the stone with the band. This rose-gold diamond looks stunning with its yellow gold band.

Oval Cut Diamonds:

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Oval cut diamonds are a great way to combine both the emerald and classic round cut diamonds. For the brides who can’t decide, this may be the shape for you!
If you’re unsure about the ring you want, we suggest trying on a few bands to see which looks best on your ring finger. For more ideas, visit our Pinterest page!

Groom Wedding Trends

When it comes to bridal wardrobing,  the brides have endless resources to help them “ say yes to the dress”.   If you’re a groom looking for inspiration, check out Rock My Wedding for some insight into upcoming 2018 trends for grooms and we are loving what is to come!

Black Tie:

Never underestimate the power of a black tie. Elegant and classic, this suit makes this groom look like he’s ready for the red carpet!

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Light Jacket:

Depending on the season of your wedding, have your groom wear a light jacket. Finish this look with a fun boutonniere and you’ve got yourself one stunning groom!

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Royal Blue:

Perfect for any time of year, a royal blue suit will make the groom stand out look dapper. Not to mention, he can be the bride’s something blue!

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Plaid Patterns:

Have fun incorporating a plaid pattern to the groom’s final look. Not only does it match a rustic wedding look, but the varied colors for plaid patterns can make this look appropriate for any season in 2018!

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It is so important that the groom loves his look from top to bottom. While going classic is always a handsome look, keep an open mind to less traditional trends to make your wedding day memorable. For more ideas, visit our Pinterest page!

Winter Wedding Centerpieces

Centerpieces are the focal point of your wedding tables. No matter what size or colors you choose, make it your goal to have your winter wedding centerpieces be the light of your table that draws your guests together. Brides.com offers some inspiration!

Go for the winter rustic look by gathering some white tulips and leveling them with trimmed twigs. The different textures compliment each other beautifully.

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For a unique and less traditional centerpiece, scatter pine cones throughout the table and strategically place raised candle holders between them. Your table will look chic and have the charm of winter.

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If you’re looking for a winter “wow factor,” try using a tall vase the hold dendrobium orchids with hanging votives. Elegant and fun!3 tall dendrobium orchids with hanging glass votives

To really capture the essence of winter, place pine cones and your favorite winter greens in a vase with faux snow. Accent the vase with a birch bark tube for the ideal winter look.

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You can’t go wrong with adding a bit of winter charm to any centerpiece. Let this be a detail you have fun planning and take risks with. For more ideas, visit our Pinterest page!

2018 Wedding Gown Trends

Choosing a wedding gown is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding. With 2018 around the corner, staying up to date on trends can help you make the right decision. Brides.com gives us a few trends that will be popular in the coming new year. We’ve narrowed down our favorites.

Capes:

Adding a cape to your wedding gown is a fantastic way to combine a classic look with a modern twist. Capes, no matter the length, are an elegant touch to any bridal look.

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Detached Sleeves

Detached sleeves add bold flare to your bridal look. It’s simply stunning!

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Mid-Length Gowns

Wearing a mid-length wedding gown adds a beautiful mid-century touch to your bridal look.

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Shades of Nude

Wearing ivory, blush, and white are still the classic looks. Designers are now including nude-tones for their wedding gowns and we are loving this versatile look!

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The most important thing to remember is that you feel beautiful in your wedding dress, no matter what trend you choose. To see more trends, visit our Pinterest page!

Winter Wedding Favors

Finding the perfect wedding favor that sums you up as a couple can sometimes be a challenge.  Personality, seasonality and functionality, should all come into play when creating the perfect thank you to friends and family.  Bridal Guide lends us some inspiration for unique and fun winter wedding favors your guests will be sure to love.

gloves favors

Who doesn’t need a pair of gloves over the winter? These favors are perfect because you can choose colors to match your wedding color scheme.

mason jar wedding favor

Everyone loves goodies in a mason jar! Try putting together yours and spouse’s favorite hot cocoa or cookie recipe in a mason jar for guests to make on a cold day.

hot chocolate wedding favor

Hot cocoa stirrers are a fun treat for all wedding guests!

smores lollipops

S’mores lollipops are perfect for any cold winter day. The snowflake marshmallows are also an adorable touch.

macaron winter favor

If you’re looking for a classic gift with a winter twist, try giving out macarons with winter decor on them.

pine cone fire starter favor

If you’re looking for something truly unique, consider these pine cone fire starters. They are pinecones dipped in beeswax, which helps get the fire going when you need it to.

Winter is the season of giving and so you want to give your guests a favor they’ll love. You can gather inspiration from the spirit of the season so that your gift is practical and adorable. For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

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!

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.

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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!

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