Wedding Trends: Colors for 2014

BrideThe Warrington Country Club is one of Bucks County’s premier wedding caterers and foremost event planning specialists in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Philadelphia and New Jersey.  Located on five scenic acres in beautiful Bucks County, PA, The Warrington is the perfect place to turn your vision into a reality, with the picturesque setting, contemporary but elegant facility, freshly prepared food, and dedicated staff.

If you are planning a 2014 wedding, it might be helpful to know the 2014 wedding color trends. When planning such a significant event as a wedding, it is important to remember that color and style is a personal choice, and one’s individual favorites must be considered above all else. However, the knowledge of trends can help brides and grooms plan a wedding that is current, fresh, and visually exciting.

The following are the latest in color trends for 2014:

  • Blue

Known as the “co2014 Wedding Trend Color - Royal Bluelor of trust”, rich hues of blue are the predominant color for 2014 weddings. Expect richer blues such as navy, cobalt, royal and midnight blue to overtake lighter hues of teal and turquoise in popularity.  Strong and bold, these blues are particularly striking in combination with white, gold, silver, purple, raspberry, fuchsia or red—all perfect for a winter wedding.

The uniting of royal blue and white will be the leading combination in wedding décor, as well as couture. Consider surrounding the dance floor with dazzling blue lighting and glowing candles to help create that romantic winter wedding wonderland!

  • Grey2013 Wedding Trend Color - Grey - Silver

Playing off the dominant rich blues, look for the attractive pairing of magenta or deep purple with light pink, creating what will be called “elegant blush” in 2014. Ice blue combined with grey, jade green or silver could also be in demand. This unique combination will give a contemporary ambience not only to a wedding dress or groom’s suit, but will add particular elegance to the bouquets and table centerpieces for a winter or spring wedding.

  • Green

2013 Wedding Color Trend - Mint GreenAs the interest in nature and ecology increases, the popularity of green is ever rising. The classic range of greens, such as pale chartreuse and avocado, will still be popular, but the color of mint (especially paired with peach) will be particularly popular in 2014.

No matter what colors you choose, we understand your wedding is of the utmost importance. The event designers of The Warrington Country Club will personally guide you through every step of the wedding planning process, ensuring that the bridal couple has a perfect and memorable day.

Brides and grooms find the complimentary assistance of our experienced, knowledgeable wedding coordinators to be a priceless addition to the event planning services that we offer.

Contact one of our event managers at the Warrington Country Club today at 215-343-1630, or email us

7 Wedding Trends For a 2014 Bucks County Wedding

So you’ve recently gotten engaged?! Congratulations, and welcome to one of the most exhilarating times of your life! There are so many decisions ahead, both large and small, that sometimes it may feel overwhelming. This is where having a wedding planning partner like those at the Warrington Country Club can be an invaluable resource.

Food, decorations, entertainment and more – the experienced, knowledgeable wedding coordinator from The Warrington Country Club will assist you in coordinating a trouble-free memorable day.

Every wedding, like the bride, is unique, and will work hard to let you’re your individuality shine. The following are just a few upcoming wedding trends to help make your day an once-in-a-lifetime standout:

Gold Flatware1. Formal: Think black tie and full-length gowns for the couple, family and guests. Crystal glass wear and gold silverware and shiny chargers grace the tables. Gleaming chandeliers cast a perfect glow over the your perfect event.

2. Funny: Add color and interesting poses to your wedding photographs! Make sure you have tonnes of moustaches, luscious lips and top hats to finish off your theatrics. Photo booths are becoming increasingly popular. Choose props that translate into design ideas you can use throughout your wedding stationery, table decorations and to make the basis for your wedding theme.

Bright Color Chevron Pattern3. Colorful: Use bright, almost fluorescent hints of color on a base of neutral shades. Zigzagging patterns, known, as “Chevron” is a hot trend. This spikey design looks fabulous on napkins, table runners, in bridesmaid accessories and of course on your wedding invitations.

4. Pet-fabulous: Pets are like family − and there’s no way family is staying behind on your big day! More couples are finding unique ways to include their pets in their wedding ceremonies by giving them wedding party roles. Cats and dogs are popping up at weddings dressed for the occasion or posing for photos that appear on invitations, save-the-dates and thank you cards.

5. Cake in a Jar: The season’s hottest, tastiest trend in favors.

Instagram Icon6. Give Your Wedding A Hashtag: Encourage your guests to take lots of photos at the wedding and then post them on Instagram using a hashtag that’s unique to the celebration. Everyone, even those not in attendances, can follow-along!

We schedule appointments 7 days a week to discuss our all-inclusive wedding packages. Call us for information or to check available dates at 215-343-1630 or request more information on your Bucks County Wedding.

5 Wedding Trends For the Inspired Bride-to-Be

1. Make It Fun: Fun elements give a good-natured feel to your wedding day. For example, photo booths are becoming increasingly popular, and the props used can make the basis for your wedding theme. Props that represent the bride and groom’s personalities are great plus and can add some real color and interesting poses to the wedding photographs. Make sure to have tonnes of moustaches, luscious lips and top hats to finish off the theatrics! Transform the props into design ideas that can be incorporated throughout the wedding stationery, table decorations, etc.

2. Make It Posh: Candles and chandeliers are huge this wedding season and can add a mood and aristocracy to the reception. For outside events use hanging glass candle jars, Christmas lights and chandeliers dangling from the trees. Indoors, take advantage of high ceilings with extra special crystal chandeliers or create an indoor canopy of lights. Indoors or outdoors, be sure to suspend candles from tall floral arrangements or cluster candles in groups.

3. Make It…Pork?: The Entrée of the Year is Pork! Surprise guests and cater to the foodies with a main course that veers away from the expected beef or chicken offerings. Whether the wedding style is fun, chic, traditional, southern-style, elegant or funky, brides across the board are demanding elegant, restaurant quality, gourmet style menu offerings for their guests.

4. Make It Pop: The cake, that is. The dominating cake trend right now is clean and modern − with just one amazing pop of embellishment such as a bow, monogram or flower. The other major style takes the opposite tack, using eye-popping color or all-over appliqués. And finally, a traditional idea has come around again: Brides are requesting cakes that mimic wedding-dress details such as lace.

5. Make It Move: Gone are the days of the electric slide, that leads to the 1950’s set, followed by the 1980’s set, sprinkled with a few pop chart hits to get the crowd limping (or not) to the dance floor. Brides and grooms now want to mix genres and play everything from James Brown to Michael Jackson to Beyoncé in the same set and appeal to everyone at the wedding. Blending electronic music, Mumford & Sons, sexy Brazilian house and bossa nova is a refreshing change that really gets the party started. Another surprising trend is to have live musicians that play along with the DJ.

Let the helpful event planners at the Warrington Country Clubs personalize your event − and still be within your budget. Call us at (215) 343-1630 to get started planning the days of your dreams!

2013 Wedding Trends

Alright brides and grooms, the new year is just around the corner which means your wedding could be too! If you are planning a 2013 wedding there are some things you should be looking out for in the planning process and may want to consider including.

Reception Lounge

This trend began in take off in 2012 and it’s expected to get even more popular in 2013. The reception lounge offers a little getaway from the dance floor for guests to eat, drink and mingle in a relaxed setting. The lounge is a perfect spot to feature your signature cocktail, finger foods, a photo booth, a build-your-own drink station or any table games. Definitely a groom’s favorite!

Fabulous Florals

For spring 2013 weddings, soft shades of yellows mixed with grays and lots of pastels will be included in the wedding floral decor. Come summer, get ready to see over-sized and brightly colored blooms. Also, an emerging trend will be the “just picked from the garden” look and feel with hand tied bouquets and lush, mixed centerpieces.

Extended Wedding Receptions

A growing trend in 2012 was the “after party” following the reception which included its own music, food and other specialized components. Many couples will look to continue this trend in 2013, and others will look to do a similar thing without all the extra expenses. Receptions will last a little longer so that couples can fit in all the entertainment and food they wish. Some receptions will be divided into three sections, the cocktail hour with low-key music and food, the dinner “hour” (usually two to three hours) with the expected wedding traditions, and then two to three hours of loud music and dancing for all the late-night guests.

Emerging Patterns and PrintsBucks County Wedding Trends

Everything from the popular stripes and chevron of 2012 will continue to grow in popularity, but we will also see delicate florals, bold graphic prints, gingham, paisley and even some polka dots enter the wedding scene. Not only will these looks be used in the wedding party attire, but also as accents for table runners, napkins, centerpieces and invitations.

Ready to plan your 2013 Bucks County wedding? Any wedding held at the Warrington Country Club includes help from an experienced wedding coordinator throughout the planning process. Contact us today about our special wedding packages so you can personalize your special day without going over budget!

Wedding Reception Planning is as Easy as Drag and Drop

So you’re engaged?! Congratulations!!

There’s so much to consider as you make plans for spending your lives together: Where will we live? How should we divide the household chores? How can we possibly have Great Aunt Arlene and Babcia Olga in the same reception room together without words being exchanged or cake being tossed into each other’s perfectly teased and sprayed hair?

Reception seating arrangements has long been a source of concern and frustration for many a bridal couple. Striking that delicate balance between honoring particular guests with preferable seating, while being thoughtful regarding physical needs of elderly or infirmed guests, AND making sure that the “cool” people sit together, is the holy grail of wedding planning. Many a pencil eraser has been sacrificed attempting to set this plan into motion.

Now, thanks to the many wedding planning software choices available (some even free of charge), seating arrangements, as well as many of other challeneges inherent in arranging the most important day in a couple’s life, is as easy a click and drag.

Just a few tasks that are now easily organized by using wedding software are:

  • Contacts – Organize the guest list, track e-mail addresses, names of guests invited by your contacts, meals and gifts and more efficiently.
  • Invitations – customize wording according to your preferences. A unique RSVP ID can be assigned to each invitation and printed on the back of the RSVP for identification purposes in case guests do not write their names on the RSVP.
  • RSVPs– record all acceptances and regrets and compile into an attendees file.
  • Seating Arrangements – Design a seating chart with table layout features. Seating guests is like a puzzle, and creating a table layout can be like a game with seating arrangement software. Assign attendees to tables using drag-and-drop capabilities, playing with possible seating scenarios. Customizing placecards is then a snap using the software.
  • Gifts – Track engagement and wedding gifts, gift giver information, and document if and when the thank you note was sent.
  • Vendors – Many business and professionals service the average wedding. It is important to keep vendor information organized to ensure that wedding specifics are handled smoothly and professionally. Store contracts with the photographer, caterer and facilities, track floral orders, bridal salon information, sign for and receive deliveries, etc.

Taking advantage of the powerful planning tools available through wedding organizing software may not prevent Arlene and Olga from rehashing the infamous Thanksgiving incident of 1982, but it does put you on top of the many tasks that are sure to come your way when arranging your special day.

Remember, any wedding held at the Warrington Country Club includes an experienced, knowledgeable wedding coordinator who will assist you, your family and guests in having a trouble-free memorable day.  Contact us for more information on a Bucks County Wedding Reception or Call us at (215) 343-1630.

 

 

The Only Limit is Your Imagination When Devising a Wedding Theme

Your wedding can be anything you want it to be at the Warrington Country Club. Are you considering an Arabian Nights fantasy, a 1920’s jazz-age gala, a celebration of Irish / Chinese / French / Italian / Scottish (think kilts) heritage, a take-me-out-to-the-ballgame motif, or a hunk of burin’ love Vegas-style extravaganza? Your wedding planning partners at the Warrington Country Club are prepared to make your special day an event to remember!

Theme weddings have become all the rage, as brides and grooms increasingly seek a personalized alternative to wedding-business-as-usual. Many couples who initially consider the possibility of a themed event dismiss it out of fear of botching the delicate balance between creative and tacky. Let the expert wedding planners at the Warrington Country Club assuage your fears, develop your vision fully and take the stress and guesswork out of planning the most significant event of your life!

The popularity of wedding inspired reality television has elevated the “destination wedding” to near cult status. However, in actual reality, traveling to a far-off land is often not practical for couples, or the people they want to share their once-in-a-lifetime day with. With expert planning, an exotic island, beach or even Renaissance Faire can come to you and is as close as Bucks County!

Seasonal themes are a specialty at the Warrington Country Club. You and your guests can enjoy the best of Bucks County year-round:

  • Maybe a summer family-style barbeque of grilled seasonal fair and gazpacho shooters is your speed, complete with checkered-print table linens, lush greenery and flip-flop wearing guests. Or perhaps you’re more of an elegant summer-in-Hamptons type, with a decadent meal of lobster and filet served under a canopy twinkling with outdoor lights.
  • Burnt orange, rich fabrics like taffeta and brocade, and leaves (lots of them) accent your fall wedding. Guests can enjoy a rich cream soup in a small hollowed out pumpkin shell and hot apple cider while cozying up at our fireplace.
  • Illuminate the drama of your winter wedding with sleek white décor, crystal and metallic accents and soft blue hues in the glow of candle light. Winter weddings were made for a formal black-tie event commemorated in black and white photography. A vodka luges ice sculpture is a fun and memorable way to thaw the frostiest reception guest and get the party started.
  • The soft, romantic pastels of spring may be the traditional choice; however, an all-white wedding with a surprising “pop” of fluorescent color is the trend for fashionable spring nuptials. Romance rules in the spring, so don’t hesitate to up the ante of a spring wedding with fairy-tale-esque details such as ultra-romantic attire, layers of tulle, a meadow-full of peonies and hyacinths, and a meal consisting of tasting plates of watermelon salad, sweet pea risotto and finger sandwiches.

These suggestions are only the tip of the iceberg (hum, an ocean theme in the making, perhaps?) when it comes to the endless possibilities for your theme wedding at the Warrington Country Club.

What theme are you considering for your wedding, or what interesting/unusual theme weddings have you been the guest of? Let us know!

The Virtual Bridal Dressing Room

There is certainly no risk, mid-way through the year 2012, to boldly declare that modern society embraces technology. We love it. We can’t seem to get enough of it.

Every single day it seems another product or service, which was once clearly in the domain of “bricks and mortar”, has gone the way of “click and order”. Gone are the days when the delivery of books, clothing or shoes within days of placing an order online is considered revolutionary. Now it seems almost anything can be purchased conveniently online, and received equally as conveniently on one’s doorstep in less than a week.

Almost anything.

Of course there still exist items that one could never order online. Some things are just too specialized, too customized, just too darn important, to ever leave to the anonymity of a keyboard and screen. Some things must be experienced, touched and tried on in effort to judge the appearance and fit. Things like, say, a wedding dress–right?

Not so fast.

Brides.com has introduced an online feature whereby a bride-to-be can create a head-to-toe wedding-day look, and never leave the comfort of her home. Called “The Brides Dressing Room”, a woman can upload her own photograph, or use a body model provided, and virtually try on an endless selection of dresses searched by silhouette, price, designer and hemline. The same online feature is available to bridesmaids and the mother of the bride as well.

Once an account is established and a picture (taken against a plain-colored background while wearing form fitting attire such as a bathing suit) is uploaded, the user clicks and drags “fit points” on to the picture. These fit points determine how the dress fits the body. The fit can be adjusted simply by use of the navigation bar. Favorites can be saved to an album and shared (say it all together) on Facebook where “Friends” can weigh in on the selection.
I don’t want to sound old, cynical or in any way anti-technology, however, in my humble opinion; I believe some once-in-a-lifetime purchases deserve a trip, via motor-car or trolley, to the local mercantile.

Luckily, Brides.com believes as I do and has made it as easy as a keystroke to find the nearest store to find the virtual selection in real-life — where one can seek the assistance of a professional in the selection and fit of the most important ensembles of a lifetime.

Who knows, maybe this internet-thingy isn’t so alienating after all.

The professionals at Warrington Country Club can help you personalize your Bucks County Wedding and still be within your budget.  We schedule appointments 7 days a week –
Call 215-343-1630 or Request more information on our Bucks County Wedding Venue.

From the Electric-Slide to Glee: How YouTube has Changed Wedding Dances, Forever

The wedding dance– It is an intimate and elegant expression of celebration, where family and guests of the elated couple move gracefully and subdued…

Oh wait, this is 2012.

The wedding dance is an uproarious, uninhibited activity where, if choreographed to perfection, can land the bride, groom and all the participants into the Top-Ten-Most-Watched-Video of the week on YouTube.

Such is the current trend in wedding dance planning for the foreseeable future. Emboldened by the granddaddy of choreographed wedding dance videos, “JK Wedding Entrance Dance” has been viewed 76, 232, 920 times since it was posted two years ago:

Make that 76,232,921 views to date.

This is not to suggest that such wedding dance classics such as the introduction of the bridal party, the bride and groom’s first dance, and the dance that has ruined more mascara, “Daddy’s Little Girl”, are no longer acceptable at the modern wedding reception. Plenty of seasoned reception guests look forward to, nay demand, the chair dance, the money dance, the chicken dance, YMCA and Celebration.

Don’t let the pressure of making your wedding an event to remember bring you stress. The wedding planning experts at the Warrington Country Club are experienced in managing the details of a perfect wedding that you will cherish forever, “Come Rain or Come Shine”.
“Chances Are” “At Last”, “You Can’t Help Falling in Love” with the wedding planners at the Warrington Country Club. They are committed to assisting you with all aspects of planning your perfect reception at their Bucks County Wedding Venue.

Contact Warrington Country Club for information on our Bucks County Wedding Venue – serving brides in the Greater Philadelphia Area and Montgomery County.

We schedule appointments 7 days a week – Call 215-343-1630.

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Use Pinterest to Help Plan Your Picture Perfect Bucks County Wedding

Pinterest (if in the event you have been participating in space travel/living in a cave/just awoken from a 2-year slumber) is the current “it” social media site. It empowers users to organize and share images that they find compelling and/or beautiful by posting them on virtual “boards” that they create. It also enables users to browse images posted on the boards created by other users.

Saying that Pinterest is hot is an understatement. It’s downright nuclear. According to Experian, Pinterest has become the third most popular social network site in the US in terms of traffic, and became the fastest standalone website to exceed the 10 million visitors per month mark – ever. Daily Pinterest users have increased 145% alone since the beginning of 2012, according to Mashable.

80% of Pinterest users are females between the ages of 25 and 45, and it is projected that the site will account for 40% of all social media driven purchases in 2012.

With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that Pinterest has been the must-visit social media site for brides to be, as well as the companies that provide goods and services to the wedding industry. From dresses to décor, from cakes to centerpieces, a browse through the Pinterverse can provide more inspiration than anyone planning a Bucks County wedding could ever dream possible!

In the spirit of wedding gift-giving, the prolific folks at the HuffingtonPost has compiled and shared a list of the “11 Most Inspirational Wedding Pinners To Follow On Pinterest”. A visit to just a few of these Wedding Pinners of distinction can provide enough inspiration for one lifetime, and include in part:

  1. It’s All In The Décor and It’s All In The Details (found on the “Style Me Pretty” pages
  2. Orange Weddings and Fuchsia Weddings (found on “The Perfect Palette” page)
  3. Photography and DIY Projects (found on the “Wedding Chicks” page)
  4. Reception and even more DIY Projects (found of the “Ruffled” page)

New Pinterest visitosrs be warned: the site is statistically proven very addictive. According to RJMetrics, Pinterest retains and engages users two to three times as efficiently as Twitter was at a similar benchmark in its history. American users spend an average of one hour, 17 minutes per visit to the social networking site daily – eclipsing Twitter (36 minutes), LinkedIn (17 minutes) and Google+ (six minutes).

The Warrington Country Club is the perfect Pinter-esque choice for an exquisite Bucks County Wedding Venue—worthy of a “board” all its own. Contact Warrington Country Club today to begin to bring your perfect Bucks County Wedding vision to life.

Wacky Wedding Fads

Any follower of our Warrington County Club blog can attest that we are especially fond of writing about the elegant Bucks County weddings we revered for. We are proud to be known throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties as the premier venue for a memorable and classy indoor or outdoor wedding.

Today however, we will break from tradition and focus on wedding ideas and current fads that, well… break from tradition.

  1. Photo Booths: That’s right, just like the ones found in dime stores, movie theaters and amusement parks that couples have captured themselves smooching in for decades. These “voyeurs in a box” had fallen out of favor over the past decade since the revolution of digital (thus instant gratification) photography. Photo booths have recently enjoyed resurgence in popularity however with the advent of some modern twists. For example, guests are provided fun props to try on and vogue with. In addition to the predictable strip of photos that guests will receive as a personalized favor, the modern version allows guests to record a video message to the bride and groom, which will be delivered to the couple on a DVD after the event.
  2. No Kids Allowed: Many engaged couples are opting to embrace the youngsters in their lives and including them as guests to their celebration. This may be because more couples are blending families, or maybe because couples want guests with children to feel welcomed, or may be because kids are simply magnificent on the dance floor. In any case, kids are “in”. Subsequently, arrangements are being made to keep the pint-sized guests active and engaged. This can include an elaborate (and tastefully done!) arts and crafts table, complete with everything a pint-sized party-Picasso can need. Instead of elaborate centerpieces, the couple can opt for stickers, colored pencils and crayons. Of course, in lieu of the open bar, tikes can frequent the mini candy buffet and get their sugar on.
  3. The After-Party: Not unlike the post Oscar party, no one likes to see a monumental day come to an end, which is why after-wedding parties has become the rage. Once the traditional reception comes to a close, the room is transformed into a different kind of space for Act Two of the main event. There are many examples of “venue within a venue” ideas. For example, a cozy lounge effect can be created and the resilient guests “transported” into an after-hours club, complete with karaoke. Guests can be encouraged bring along informal wear and enjoy a late night latte in a “coffeehouse” atmosphere with jazz music. Some couples are looking to kick-back and enjoy an informal pizza party with their closest family and friends. After party ideas are limited only to a couple’s imagination.

Contact Warrington Country Club for guidance on bringing your vision of elegance to your Bucks County Wedding.  We schedule appointments 7 days a week. Call 215-343-1630.