A Look Forward to Wedding Trends for Winter/Spring 2018

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If you’re getting married this coming winter or spring, chances are you’ve already done a considerable amount of research into everything from your color palette to your dress and wedding theme. That said, as wedding planning continues up until the start of the wedding with the countless last-minute tweaks, it never hurts to take stock of the big wedding trends for winter and spring 2018 with a few of our favorites highlighted below.  Capture the Colorful Spirit of Spring and Winter Elegance  With winter, elegance tends to be the name of the game though colors ...

How to Determine the Size of Your Wedding Party

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Wedding planning is stressful (and fun!) But one aspect that can too often cause unnecessary anxiety is determining the size of one’s wedding party. Part of the reason the party selection is so fraught is that tradition can play a pretty big role in the process. On top of that, the traditions seem to change depending on what part of the country in which you are getting married. For instance,  southern brides are expected to include their future sister(s)-in-law and it’s not uncommon to include former teachers and neighbors on top friends and family members, which ...

Integrating Nature into Your Late Fall Wedding

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With October behind us, we’re now in the second half of the fall season where the jackets go on and the leaves fall faster than we can rake them. Every season has its unique features, and fall provides an abundance of natural materials that can be repurposed into breathtaking decorations and eye-catching accents. From branches found on the ground to different types of foliage, there’s a wealth of material just right out our window. Here’s how to transform them into breathtaking decorations for your late fall wedding.  Sticks and Stones… ...can make ...

The Cake Trends That Are Working Up Appetites This Holiday Season 

The wedding cake has become a big business in the wedding industry. Shows like Cake Wars have shown just how out there one can go with a cake design, but, more importantly, we’ve seen something of a paradigm shift away from the predictable and satisfactory to the unpredictable and sensational. Nonetheless, holiday weddings can often be more reserved and intimate affairs as November and December offer plenty of opportunities for you to be with the people who matter most to you.   Of course, whether you’re having a small family affair or a big holiday blow-out,...

How To Use Every Inch of Your Estate Venue

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Taking the most advantage of the space of your elegant estate venue is an art and one we are always happy to teach at The Park Savoy. When getting married at an elegant estate like ours or another venue that has a refined quality to both the interior design and sprawling, well-manicured grounds, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed by all the space. Even if the property is only on a few acres, unless you're entertaining a party of a thousand, that is more than enough space to accommodate your guests.  After all, with a building that can contain dozens of rooms ...

Make Your Fairy Tale Wedding a Reality with These Whimsical Color Palettes

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When it comes to how brides tend to describe their dream wedding, they often describe it as a “fairy tale wedding.” And whether you’re a fan of Mother Goose, Walt Disney, or the Brothers Grimm, fairy tales come in all shapes and sizes and make for great jump-off points for wedding themes. With Halloween just around the corner, we see a lot of weddings at this time of year adopting a fresh take on the fairy tale look, which can truly take on many different shapes. Here are some of our favorite fairy tale-inspired color palettes.  Natural Inspiration  Nature ...

How to Inject Your Groom’s Personality Beyond the Cake

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Since we are young children, weddings are typically presented to us as a day that is especially geared toward the bride. And don't get us wrong; the vast majority of weddings we host feature the bride as the headliner, so to speak. However, as our culture moves away from certain traditions, we are seeing the groom more than ever before truly embracing their big day and getting seriously involved.  A Bouquet Twist One area that has always been the province of brides is the bridal bouquet, understandably enough. But some grooms are exercising more input and bringing ...

Last-Minute Ideas for Your October Wedding

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While it might have officially become fall last month, October is when the layers start going on and the furnace starts after months of AC. With leaves changing, the sun shining, and a cool breeze sifting through the air, this is truly a romantic month in which to get married. And although you might have your vendors chosen, your dress ready, and your bachelorette party in the rearview mirror, there are still some last-minute adjustments that will help make your October wedding truly stand out.  While October is often sunny, it can also get rather chilly. Consider ...

How to Create a Perfect Signature Cocktail for Your Wedding

Signature Cocktail for Your Wedding
One wedding trend that's become almost as ubiquitous as wedding hashtags is creating a signature cocktail for the big day. As we've discussed at length, personalization has become a hallmark of wedding over the past ten years or so as the rise in personalized drinks and meals have opened up a whole new avenue for couples to communicate their special bond to guests. While buffets are always popular, many younger couples are choosing to work with either the venue’s chef or someone they bring into craft a menu for the kitchen staff to prepare. Getting Personal with ...

How to Plan Wedding Pictures That Incorporate Your Theme

Wedding Pictures that incorporate theme
Wedding photos are arguably one of the most important aspects of planning a wedding and an essential part of ensuring you get the type of pictures that you’ll be happy with every time you open your wedding scrap book or scroll through your online photo album or stream. Of course, as with any vendor, finding a wedding photographer can be a time-consuming practice but one that ultimately pays off. You can always ask your vendor for recommendations, as they may have competent photographers they’ve worked with in the past to refer you to. Below we lay out our time-tes...