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!

Choosing an Outdoor Ceremony

So, you are in the process of planning your special day and haven’t yet picked a wedding venue? This decision can be very difficult, especially if you are only considering the traditional options which can be limited. Many brides and grooms focus too much on traditional church ceremonies, and forget about some of the more modern ideas like outdoor ceremonies. An outdoor ceremony in Bucks County provides so many benefits for you, your guests and the memories of your special day.

Outdoor Ceremonies Warrington Country Club

Beautiful Scenery

Of course one of the biggest advantages of an outdoor wedding is the unique scenery. If you plan your wedding reception in a beautiful garden, your view will be full of colorful plants and flowers. Our Award-Winning garden is full of lush floral accents that create the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. Other outdoor ceremony settings like rustic forests, sunlight beaches and serene mountains make for all memorable ceremonies. Just keep in mind the season you plan your wedding in and what the weather will be like for you and your guests. Most wedding venues will go over what the alternative plan will be if there is unfortunate bad weather.

Perfect Photos

There’s nothing like natural sunlight and a light breeze to make your wedding pictures even more beautiful. Just make sure you hire a photographer that is experienced in shooting outdoor ceremonies with variable light. No matter how the sky looks on your special day, a skilled photographer will know just how to capture the beauty of the scenery within your photos.

On-Site Decorations

A major component of planning a wedding is the decorations. Fortunately, if you choose an outdoor ceremony you have so many natural resources. Nature will provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding venue, with not much else needed.  Also, other decorative components like a gazebo, trellis or water fountain will add an extra touch to the ceremony decor.

Relaxed & Intimate Setting

An outdoor wedding creates a more relaxed feeling compared to that of an indoor church wedding. Your guests will feel more comfortable and will be able to be social with others allowing them to enjoy the overall experience that much more. Also, if you are planning for a smaller wedding reception, garden weddings are an ideal, more intimate choice. They are generally designed for smaller weddings and your guests will be able to hear and see the ceremony much easier.

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An outdoor location not only provides a perfect setting for the ceremony but also for the cocktail hour or reception following afterwards. This allows the guests to relax more and not have to worry about where they need to go following the ceremony. Not to mention, it is one last venue or space you need to book for your celebration.

­Looking to plan an outdoor ceremony in Bucks County? The award-winning gardens at Warrington Country Club provide a picturesque backdrop for any couple looking to plan their day outside.