An outdoor summer wedding in Bucks County can evoke many romantic images. Bright and cheerful flowers arranged simply in vases filled with lemons and clementines, a bountiful menu overflowing with refreshing fruit and fresh vegetables, easy-breezy gentlemen sporting linen suits and perfectly manicured ladies in hot-pink sundresses topped off by wide-brimmed straw hats enjoying a cool cocktail. Sleeveless bridesmaids going barefoot and the stunning bride, wearing an elegant high-low dress (long and dramatic in the back, short and cool in the front), taking her vows as the orange sun sets behind her.
Or it can be a hot, sticky event from you-know-where.
Summer is a popular time for weddings, with approximately 37% of all weddings in the US taking place in the months of June, July and August. And, as the aforementioned summer dream wedding illustrates, summer can be a delightful time to host this most precious event. A summer wedding is not without its perils however and must be planned with the utmost care, and with the assistance of a professional, experienced with the special needs of a summer event. The staff at the Warrington Country Club are such professionals. They are knowledgeable about the planning and execution of the perfect outdoor summer wedding.
Here are a few tips to consider for a flawless outdoor summer wedding:
- Make a point to inform guests that lighter clothing is acceptable attire.
- Sunscreen is important every day, but on such a monumental day as your wedding, you will want to take extra precautions. You and your wedding party should experiment with different brands of sunscreen well in advance in order to find the correct brand that is non-greasy (to protect clothes as well as skin), non allergenic, does not have a strong aroma that could compete with the flowers (and other bridal party members) and sufficiently protects exposed skin over many hours.
- It goes without saying that summer is the busiest vacation time of the year. Save-the-date cards are vital when planning a summer wedding. Send out these announcements at least six month (preferably a year) in advance.
- Be mindful of the effects of heat and humidity on hair. Relax and let hair be hair!! Encourage your bridal party to plan a hairstyle that compliments their hair’s natural inclinations. Wavy hair will be even wavier and straight hair will want to fall flat in the heat and humidity. Advise anyone who cannot bear the thought of letting their hair be hair to consider an updo. A professional hair stylist and craft a style that is virtually impervious to any weather!
- Summer weather notoriously goes from sunny to stormy and back to sunny again in a matter of hours (sometimes minutes). Make sure there is adequate cover/protection should a summer storm suddenly blow in. Have decorative umbrellas available for guests should conditions unexpectedly turn soggy.
- Most importantly: remember that if it does rain on your big day—your marriage will be blessed with good fortune for a lifetime!
Contact us for more information on your Wedding in the Award Winning Gardens of the Warrington Country Club, or call 215-343-1630.
Warrington Country Club has received 1st place for Container Gardens and 2nd place for Business Gardens at the Buck Beautiful Gardens Competition for Summer 2011.
Warrington Country Club has recently won an award for their wonderful gardens in the Bucks Beautiful Sumer Garden Competition. They have been awarded 1st in Container Gardens and 2nd place in Business Gardens. These beautiful gardens provide a picturesque backdrop for the many brides that utilize Warrington Country Club for their Bucks County wedding.
The Bucks Beautiful Awards are part of an initiative to encourage the ‘Greening of Bucks County’ and are held seasonally in spring, summer, and fall. The gardens are judged by a group of experts, all of which are established gardeners or professionals in the area. The categories judged are business garden, community garden, children’s garden, and individual garden. The types of gardens eligible are container gardens, flower gardens, vegetable gardens, water gardens, and combination flower/vegetable gardens.
Warrington Country Club has been creating memorable weddings for over 25 years. Located on 5 acres in beautiful Bucks County, Warrington Country Club is conveniently located to service surrounding Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Visit their website, warringtoncountryclub.com, for more information on a Bucks County wedding.
The experience, professionalism and friendliness of the staff at Warrington Country Club assure you the ultimate in food quality, exquisite service and flawless coordination of all the details on your special occasion.
Warrington Country Club has recently been awarded the Community Greening Award in Warrington, PA for their beautifully maintained gardens. The award was given on behalf of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful campaign, to businesses that promote and protect Pennsylvania’s natural and community environments. It recognizes those who have a made a difference by planting and maintaining quality green spaces that are open to the public.
Warrington Country Club is located on five acres in beautiful Bucks County and has been a memorable wedding venue for over 25 years. Conveniently located, Warrington Country Club also serves the surrounding areas of Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Warrington Country Club offers two inside areas and beautiful outdoor grounds for capturing wonderful portraits. Their outdoor garden is the perfect setting for ceremonies or cocktails.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1827. Under the leadership of Drew Becher, PHS provides great events, activities and publications for novice gardeners, experienced horticulturists, and flower lovers of all ages. Read more about PHS at www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org.
For more information on Warrington Country Club or to book the venue, visit www.warringtoncountryclub.com/.
Brides who had their Bucks County Wedding the week of March 19 ended up having a summer wedding.
The sap is running and that motivates, Ron, our gardener extraordinaire, to make sure our brides see Spring busting out all over. He planted over 400 pansies in our outdoor ceremony/cocktail garden. He’s also raving about the magnificent daffodils already in bloom thanks to all the bulbs he planted in the fall. He says the tulips will be open in the next few weeks.
Ron’s artistry provides a feast for the senses. What is amazing is his ability to adapt to the changing seasons
and transform the uniqueness of the garden with each season. The photo ops are amazing for you and your photographers.
Heck, you can easily find a good excuse for having a cocktail garden party!