Friday, November 17, 2017

9 Romantic Proposal Ideas

A marriage proposal will (hopefully) be a once in a lifetime moment between you and your future fiancé. This can put a lot of pressure on you to make sure this moment is perfect and memorable. Don’t let the stress of this moment take away from your creative side during the planning process. Here at The Historic Pinecrest, we want to make sure everything about your big day goes smoothly. We have created a list of 9 romantic proposal ideas to help you in the planning of your proposal. 

1. Reminisce

Propose at the exact place where you first met or where you had your first date. Taking a walk down memory lane is a great way to start your future together.

2. Scavenger Hunt

A proposal through a scavenger hunt can be a lot of fun and can be very charming. Make the scavenger hunt more personalized. Incorporate intimate personal details and inside jokes with the clues. This shows that you put a lot of thought and time into this moment.

3. Beach Proposal

The beach provides a romantic backdrop for any event. Having the sunset behind you, the waves hitting the shore, and the warm sand beneath your feet is a great way to set the mood. Just make sure you scout out the area first so you don’t have any interruptions.

4. Hot Air Balloon

Being proposed to in a hot air balloon is a story she could tell people about forever. There’s something magical about being with the one you love, floating over the country, and toasting champagne. This option is fitting for someone who is a hopeless romantic.

5. Vacation

This allows you to get away from your crazy, hectic everyday life and spend some quality time with your significant other. There are so many ways you can propose on a vacation. A vacation proposal is also a great way to surprise your significant other. You can plan all sorts of romantic activities leading up to the proposal that will seem like they are simply part of the vacation. 

6. Christmas Proposal

Hide the engagement ring in one of the ornaments for the tree. When it comes down to the decorating, pop open the ornament and get down on one knee. The lights from the tree and the holiday décor will make for a very magical moment. 

7. Disneyland Proposal

Getting proposed to in one of the most magical places is a dream for many. It may take a little extra effort to pull off the ultimate proposal at Disneyland, but seeing the look on your future fiancé’s face would be worth it.

8. Unexpected Proposal

Going the unexpected route can bring a whirlwind of emotions. Catching your significant other completely off guard can go one of two ways. However, the emotions will be raw and it will make memories that will last a lifetime.

9. Childhood Dream

Whether it’s Peter Pan or Aladdin, incorporating her favorite childhood characters could make a very romantic proposal. This allows you to get creative and to show her how much you really care about her. The possibilities are almost endless.

Hopefully, this list gives you some great ideas for a romantic proposal. Each couple is different, which means that each proposal will be unique to that couple. At The Historic Pinecrest, we know how stressful carrying out a proposal can be, but don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the moment. Once engaged, we would love to assist you on your wedding planning. Our beautiful wedding venue in Colorado offers an indoor and outdoor space to cater to your specific wedding needs. If you want to schedule a private tour of our venue, give us a call or text 719-357-8613 today!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Keys to Writing GREAT Wedding Vows

Wedding vows are extremely personal and your marriage represents your commitment to one another, so take time to write the perfect words. Your vows are the promises that you are making to your significant other for the rest of your lives. Starting to write your vows might seem overwhelming, but writing about why you love your significant other and why you want to share your life together can be fun. If you host your wedding at the best wedding venue in Colorado, you will be assured that The Historic Pinecrest will help. At the Historic Pinecrest, we will make sure every detail of your wedding is perfect—from the proposal to the wedding to the honeymoon. The Historic Pinecrest is the most picturesque wedding venue in Colorado, nestled on a hillside at the base of the historic and majestic Mt. Chautauqua. 

The Historic Pinecrest is the ideal place for a Colorado mountain wedding ceremony and reception. The charming Chapel at Historic Pinecrest is the perfect place to share your vows and create those precious moments. Take in the rustic surroundings as you start your lives together in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Colorado, the Historic Pinecrest.

Here are a few tips to reflect on when writing your vows:

Talk to your fiancé about your wedding vows

Now is your time to tell your partner what they mean to you, and for you to express your undying love for each other. Take time together to talk about what you love about one another and what makes your relationship so special to you, and spend time separately writing your vows. Think about the promises and loyalty you both have toward each other, and write about how your partner makes you feel loved. Writing your vows can be a daunting task, but you will find inspiration with the help of your fiancé.

Write what speaks from your heart

Write about what you love about your spouse and memories that make your relationship significant. These vows should sound like you, especially when you’re making promises to your partner. You shouldn’t sound like someone else, so write wedding vows that are authentic to you. Make notes when you remember your favorite memories or phrases you want to say in your vows. Simply be honest and open, and show integrity toward your commitment towards your partner. Above all, don’t stress about writing your vows and speak your vows as though it is just you and your fiancé in the room.

When writing your vows, be creative, if you’d like to—use a little humor, and be sincere in your words. Avoid sounding too unoriginal and cliché, pull ideas from your religious teachings and poetry, and finish your vows saying, "I love you."

Write your vows ahead of time and practice

This will allow for improvement, and if you're still having trouble, try speaking into a tape recorder and let your thoughts flow freely. Your vows should be easy to say and sound conversational. Be sure to listen for any tongue twisters, confusing wording, and run-on sentences and take them out of your vows.

Once you've written a final draft, practice reading it on your own to make sure you are comfortable with the way your vows sound. If you can, try to memorize some, if not all of your vows. Finally, print your finished vows on a clean piece of paper that goes with the theme of your wedding.

Follow this guideline when you aren't sure where to start or what to write in your vows. From large weddings in Colorado Springs to small weddings with only the closest family and friends, Historic Pinecrest would love to be your Colorado Springs wedding venue! We can’t imagine a more beautiful setting than the Pinecrest Wedding Chapel and Event Center. Visit our website at to learn more about our wedding packages or give us a call for a private tour of our beautiful facility at 719-357-8613.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

How to Pick Flowers for Your Fall Wedding

Whatever your vision for your bridal bouquet and wedding flowers are, we can’t imagine a more beautiful setting than Historic Pinecrest. Located at the base of Mt. Chautauqua, the Historic Pinecrest is known for being one of the best Colorado Springs wedding venues. We are here to help you have a magical day, and we will customize our venue to go with your flowers, as well as your overall wedding theme.

Your wedding flowers should reflect the theme of your wedding. The colors of the flowers, as well as the flowers themselves, are important. To help you create your own version, here are some gorgeous fall wedding flower ideas:

Rustic, dusty theme

Play up a rustic theme with burgundy peonies that are tied with burlap ribbons. Rust-hued dahlias, bold yellow sunflowers, burnt-orange daisies, and soft pink chrysanthemums will make your tables, bouquets, and boutonnières look vibrant.

Create eclectic centerpieces by pulling pale-colored hydrangeas and different kinds of wildflowers together for a warm, country feel. For an antique style, tie a brooch on a silk ribbon to stalks of lavender for your bouquet. Bright tones of tulips paired with soft touches of anemones will create a vintage wedding vibe.

Classy, refined theme

For a more elegant theme with a dash of color, create a posy with romantic red roses and blush orchids. Make sure your flowers are fresh and in bloom, and choose arrangements that represent your style. Tasteful ivory colored calla lilies are a favorite, and they also come in peach, mauve-pink, and dark purple colors.

Choose flowers that smell amazing; the garden rose is a classic, and is easily paired next to cotton-colored gardenias which also smell incredible. From simple white on white, to polychrome arrangements, the right kinds of flowers will make a statement at your wedding.

Natural, organic theme

Take advantage of the woodlands that surround Historic Pinecrest by adding greenery to your flowers and keeping the stems long in your bouquets. A more minimalist, natural look with maple and eucalyptus leaves, succulents, ferns, ivy, fresh herbs, and berries will give the theme of your wedding a more forest feel. Get creative with mason jars by hanging them along the aisle and in trees with lush, loose flowers or candles. Pops of trailing greenery are lovely to look at and can make any space look charming. These simple touches will go with the natural beauty that surrounds Historic Pinecrest.

Your autumn wedding will stand out with flowers that are bursting with seasonal colors. The right blooms placed strategically throughout our venue will transform your wedding into an elegant fall celebration. Whether you’re looking for a bigger, multicolored bouquet or simple, clean-cut flowers with a smaller shape, Historic Pinecrest can provide all standing décor, floral arrangements, and candelabras for your wedding that are fit for your wedding theme.

The view of the Rocky Mountains from our beautiful Colorado Springs wedding venue is the perfect backdrop for your nuptials. Historic Pinecrest is the ideal location for intimate Colorado wedding ceremonies and receptions. There are so many reasons why the Historic Pinecrest is the perfect choice for your wedding. Our beautiful wedding venue near Colorado Springs offers a wide range of floral options for your big day. If you'd like to meet us and see our venue, give us a call or text us at 719-357-8613 to set up a private tour today!

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Preserving Your Wedding Day

You've indulged in HOURS of dreaming, invested HUNDREDS and THOUSANDS of dollars, and used countless minutes to DIY fun projects for your big day. Yet, within just a few hours, the day is done, the food is eaten, the dress is packaged away in a box, and your memories will be limited to a photo album - or will they? With a little bit of forward thinking, you can preserve many aspects of your big day to decorate your home and keep the memory alive. Here are a few top picks from the Historic Pinecrest for preserving everything from your wedding dress to your bridal bouquet and everything in between!

Wedding Dress

If you go to Pinterest, there will be hundreds of ideas for ways to preserve your wedding dress. From Packaging it into a box to putting it in a giant frame to making jewelry from pieces of the fabric. The possibilities are endless, and depending on how far you want to go with it, the sky is the limit. Saving your dress for your daughter may be an older custom, but that doesn't mean you can do photos of it with her, or use pieces of it to make jewelry to give your daughters as a keepsake. Here are a few beautiful ways to preserve your dress after the wedding.

Wedding Dress Necklace

Photo Credit: Little Red Window

Wedding Veil & Photo Shadow Box

Photo Credit: Andrea Lohse on Pinterest

Wedding Dress Ornament

Photo Credit: KatarzynaAnia

Wedding Dress Shadow Box

Photo Credit: Outrageous Custom Picture Framing

Invitations and Print Materials

Shadow boxes and photo albums are a great way to save the invitations, menus, programs and other print materials that come from your wedding day. It's better to save one piece in a beautiful arrangement rather than save ALL of the pieces in a stack in the closet. Check out these fun compilations to use for your own ideas!

Photo Credit: Katrina Wofford

Photo Credit: Laura Renk

Bouquet and Floral Arrangements

With a little bit of planning, you can preserve your wedding bouquet in a beautiful and sentimental way. From adding them to ornaments to drying them and keeping them the same, you can keep this beautiful treasure forever.

Photos and Flowers

Photo Credit: McKae McManus

Bouquet Centerpiece

Photo Credit: Floral Keepsakes

O' Wedding Tree

Photo Credit: Ever After Guide

Wedding Cake

We know what you're thinking ... how are you supposed to preserve your wedding cake (other than for your first anniversary)?? Well, there are some really cute shops out there who will do reproductions of your wedding cake as an ornament! Such a fun way to preserve a beautiful and detailed aspect of your wedding day (without the mess!).

Photo Credit: Woman Getting Media

Saving Your Treasures Forever

Sure, the memories will last a lifetime, but it can be fun to save little pieces from your big day to help commemorate it. We would LOVE to see how you save the details from your Colorado Springs wedding. If you haven't found your Colorado wedding venue, we want to help! Visit our website to learn more about our rustic wedding venue in Colorado, and schedule a tour today! We would love to celebrate your BIG day with you!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

About the Historic Pinecrest

When planning your wedding, one of the first details that must be addressed after the budget is the venue. Finding a beautiful venue that meets your seating needs, and fits your budget can be a bit like playing hide and go seek - but the Historic Pinecrest in Colorado is here to help. We have a breathtaking wedding venue in Palmer Lake, Colorado, and we would love to take you on a virtual tour! We have three separate facilities on sight that can make your wedding day more than you've ever dreamed.

The Wedding Chapel

Nestled against the foothills in a beautiful Colorado setting, the Chapel at Pinecrest is the quintessential location for a romantic, mountain wedding. Capture your most precious moments in the intimacy of our chapel. Bride’s and groom’s dressing rooms, foyer with guest book table, fabulous sound system and numerous décor choices are just part of what make Pinecrest’s Chapel so inviting. Take in the warm, rustic surroundings as you join your lives together in the company of those you cherish most.

The Event Center

Let the festivities begin! With ample space for up to 200 guests, you will enjoy the experience of a lifetime with all your family and friends!

The stage for the head table sets you apart while providing a bird’s eye view of your event. Enjoy the views from our spacious deck or relax inside, knowing our friendly, professional staff will maintain your event with the utmost care. Our digital sound system and professional DJ’s will ensure a celebration worthy of your special occasion.

The Lodge

With accommodations for up to 20 guests, the lodge is the perfect place to bring everyone together. The Lodge features 9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a full-service kitchen and high-speed Wi-Fi access.

Additionally, the Lodge offers dining facilities for up to 50 people and is the perfect setting to host your intimate reception or event.

Start Planning TODAY!

Regardless of whether you're planning an elopement or an event for 200, Pinecrest is an ideal location for intimate Colorado wedding ceremonies and receptions. There are so many reasons why Pinecrest is the perfect choice for your wedding. We can't imagine a more beautiful setting than Pinecrest Wedding Chapel & Event Center. If you've always dreamt of getting married in a wedding chapel in Colorado, we've got just the place. Visit our website to learn more about our facility, and contact us to get started!

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Friday, October 13, 2017

🌟🎥Throwing a Ritzy, Glitzy Movie Themed Wedding🎥🌟

If there's one thing that can tie a culture together, it's the film industry. From romance to adventure, and sci-fi to mystery, there's just something about a good movie that can capture your heart and hook you to the core. Because of that, movie-themed weddings can be a fun way to express your interests and create a very distinct style. If you want to plan a Colorado Springs Wedding designed from your favorite movie - check out these BREATHTAKING ideas!

Beauty and The Beast

This live-action film was released 2017, and it's finding an all-new love in the hearts of many moviegoers. This tale as old as time can be yours on your big day, and there are some really fun ways to incorporate it. From roses on the table to gold bridesmaid dresses, or even gold accents on YOUR wedding dress. There are many ways to bring the romance alive. Don't forget to include plenty of books in your centerpieces, too!

Click HERE to see a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding.

Elegant Wedding Invites

Alice In Wonderland

You definitely don't want to be late for your VERY important date - but you can still incorporate aspects of this whimsical and dreamy movie theme into your Colorado Springs wedding! Clocks on the tables, "Eat Me" and "Drink Me" signs on the food and beverage tables, wearing white gloves with your wedding dress, and a few tasteful rabbit statues can be perfect for your big day. You could do afternoon tea, serving light appetizers and plenty of sweets - and don't forget the jam *wink*.

Click HERE to see an Alice In Wonderland themed wedding.


Harry Potter

If you're up to no good - then you're probably planning a magical Harry Potter wedding. Keep the magic wands at the ready, because you're going to need some special powers (and potions) to wrap this incredible event up. The potential for this day is unending, from making flowers from the actual book pages to serving up the best butterbeer around. You could even have a potion station for your guests to enjoy.

Click HERE to see a BEAUTIFUL Potter wedding.

Kelly Clarke / SWNS

Classic Film

If you can't possibly choose one movie that represents the relationship of you and your significant other - make it easy on yourself and just make MOVIES the theme! Your wedding will be complete with red, gold, black, and white accents everywhere. Put a red carpet down the aisle, a popcorn bar in your Colorado Springs event center, and your favorite movie quotes on all of the tables.

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Be-Spoke Bride

Happily Ever After

No matter what your theme, the Historic Pinecrest knows that you will have a spectacular day when you get married in our Colorado Springs wedding chapel. Our venue can be customized to match any number of styles from rustic to sophisticated. Visit our website to learn more about our Colorado Springs wedding venue - and stay tuned for our next Bridal Open House so you can try out your decor before your big day and meet some amazing vendors.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

2018 Wedding Trends to Swoon Over

If you're wedding is coming up in 2018 (or hopefully will be *wink*), it's time to start planning! From wedding dresses to venue, and decor, there are so many things to decide, but you don't have to do it alone. At the Historic Pinecrest in Colorado, we can help you make all of your wedding decisions and create the most beautiful wedding ever. Here are a few HOT items that are hitting the wedding aisle this year that will probably be enough to make you swoon.

Rustic Romance

The rustic style isn't going anywhere. It's been popular for a few years now, but it' still a popular choice among brides going into 2017. You can make your wedding rustic through your rustic wedding venue in Colorado Springs to the decor and even the food. Add a fun country flair to the details and watch your dream day unfold in the best way possible.

Vintage Vantage

The old-timey styles are in, and it's no surprise with the nostalgic beauty that comes from it. There's something so beautiful about adding old-world items to your big day. You can use family heirlooms for your decor, and some brides even go so far as to use their mother or grandmother's dress for an absolutely breathtaking touch.

The Dramatic High

Many brides this year will be opting for styles and designs that are both breathtaking and dramatic. Style and decor will be working its way in a vertical fashion as ceiling decor becomes increasingly popular. Large trees illuminated with lights, chandeliers dripping with crystals, and anything that will leave your guest's jaw on the floor are going to be a hit next year.

Real Romance

Another thing that brides are requesting more and more is the cheesy, heart skipping, romantic touches. Is it cliche? Well, that makes it's perfect! Candlelit ceremonies, flower petals everywhere, and love notes galore are adorning pin boards like none other. Don't be afraid to let your love show as you and your special someone plan your Colorado Springs wedding. There will be heart eyes everywhere for you and your true love.

Whimsical Wonder

If you've ever wanted to do a themed wedding, NOW is the time to do it! From movie-themed weddings to exciting styles like carnival themed - nothing is off limits! If you've always wanted to do a fun theme that seems a little crazy, DO IT!

Planning Your 2018 Wedding

2018 is going to be the best year yet, we can feel it in our hearts! We can't wait to meet all of our beautiful blushing brides, our handsome grooms, and help you plan the wedding of your dreams. If you haven't started the planning process yet, you can't go wrong with starting with your Colorado Springs wedding venue! Visit our website to learn more about our rustic wedding venue in Colorado, as well as our large event center - perfect for a fun party!

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