Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wedding Trends for 2017

With the end of 2016 approaching, we are excited to see another year of weddings here at the Historic Pinecrest. We've seen some fund trends in this past year, but it looks like 2017 is not going to disappoint! From continuing to use fun colors, as well as incorporating new aspects like morphing wedding gowns - here are a few fun trends you can expect to see in 2017. We hope these help you as you plan your dream wedding in Colorado Springs!



Colorful Creations

Bright colors are still here to stay! While many weddings of the past featured white as the main color, many brides are opting for colors that describe them. We're also finding that less floral arrangements are appearing and more props and hanging decor.

Grand Entrances

Nothing says here comes the bride like a large, elaborate entrance. Many brides are making way for over-the-top entrances into their wedding by using unique entertainment to grab the attention of your guests.

Virtual Planning

In years past, brides would buy many magazines and catalogs to plan their wedding. They probably even kept notes with paper and pen (and probably lost a few of them, too.) The modern bride is looking for a virtual way to keep herself organized and find the perfect piece with the click of their finger.

Vertical Decor

Brides are breaking through glass ceilings when it comes to their decor. By taking advantage of vertical space in their wedding venue in Colorado Springs they are creating a dramatic flare. Tall tapers paired with luxurious candelabras, as well as string lights that hang low or even vintage bulbs and chandeliers are all fun details you will find in 2017.

Fun Ice-Breakers

A wedding isn't just an event to attend anymore, it's a party to get involved in! From interactive food stations to lawn games - brides are incorporating fun entertainment to keep the guests amused.

Neutral and Bright

Think of neutral grays and browns combined with bright colors and metallics. There are some beautiful color pallets coming for you in 2017.

Twice the Gown

You've probably seen the gowns on Pinterest that double as a wedding and reception gown - and they're still making an impact this year. In fact, many brides are opting for this route because they can have a beautiful sheath dress as well as a ball gown without having to buy two dresses.

Never Ending Feast

As the wedding becomes a party that goes into the night, we're seeing food that is served into the night as well. Think of late night snacks like nachos, pizza, or fast finger foods. There are also more courses being added onto the menu aside from just a salad and main dish.

Decadent Desserts

While the traditional wedding cake will always play a role in a wedding, many couples are thinking outside the box and getting creative. There are many alternatives like donuts, pies, cookies, and even blocks of cheese. The sky is the limit when you plan the sweets for your wedding!

Tech-Friendly

It's a techy age, and with that comes brides who want to involve technology in their weddings. Whether it's custom Snapchat filters, 3D printing for customized cake toppers, place cards, and more. There are also many brides who are incorporating live-streaming into their ceremonies, as many weddings are becoming destination weddings. Do you want to plan a destination wedding in Colorado Springs? We can help!

Charitable Donations

Finally, as many couples already have a home set up and don't need as many gifts - they are choosing a more generous way to give. Instead of accepting gifts, they are accepting donations for special causes.


Planning Your 2017 Wedding

This year is your year to shine! We are so excited to celebrate your special day with you - as well as help you in planning it. Our beautiful wedding venue is nestled in the mountains of Colorado and we would love to give you a tour. Visit our website to learn more about our wedding chapel in Colorado Springs or find out how you can schedule a tour!

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Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tell Your Love Story with The Perfect Wedding Songs

Sometimes it's not the song that makes you emotional ... it's the people and things that come to your mind when you hear it ... - Unknown 

Just like your brain recalls memories from specific scents, your brain will recall memories, even many years later, associated with songs. Choosing your wedding songs is a special way to incorporate sentimental details into your wedding, but also save that same sentiment to enjoy years later. At the Historic Pinecrest, we know that planning your wedding can contain so many details, but that's why we want to help you cover everything. Here are a few of the ways you can choose your songs, and what types of songs you'll need.



Important Songs To Have

As you plan your wedding songs, there are key parts of your wedding that will need music. For those areas, make sure you cover any specific songs you want to be played. For all of the other areas, allow your DJ to get creative, and if you have certain songs you want to be scattered around, let them know. Here are a few important areas you'll want to specify songs for:

Processional

Many couples choose songs that are sentimental for this part of the wedding. This will be the part of the wedding where your bridal party and you walk down the aisle. You can opt for traditional songs like "Here Comes the Bride," or Pachelbel's Canon in D. You can also choose songs from your favorite movie's soundtrack, or your favorite love song without the words.

Recessional, after I Do's Mr & Mrs

This will be the song that you and your party walk back down the aisle to. You can repeat the songs that you walked up the aisle to, or you can choose fun and upbeat songs. 

Entrance Into the Reception for the Bridal Party and Mr & Mrs

Like the recessional song, you'll want something fun, upbeat, and exciting for this part of the wedding! This is where the bridal party and you and your new spouse get to make your fun exciting entrance!

First Dance

Just because you know you need to pick out a first dance song doesn't make it any easier. If you and your significant other don't have a special song already, there are hundred's of lists you can choose from. You can choose a song based off of the lyrics, or even use the season to choose a song.

Father/Daughter, Mother/Son Dance

There are many traditional songs you can choose from. Some are sentimental tear-jerkers, some can be funny and personal. Let your relationship guide your choice, and don't be afraid to be original.

From small weddings to large, choosing the songs for your wedding can be a fun part of your planning! While you're addressing and stamping the invitations you can turn on and online radio, select the love song channel and make notes on the songs you love. If you're looking for the perfect venue in Colorado Springs, we have a breathtaking chapel and a spacious event center where you can dance the night away. Visit our website to learn more about our venue and schedule a tour!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

21 Unexpected Wedding Expenses - Part 2

There are so many details in a wedding, that it can be challenging for one woman to figure it all out. From decorations to the menu, you have enough on your mind - so we're here to help. The many facets of your budget can make it seem overwhelming, but there are a few items that brides tend to forget to add to their budget and then have to fork over the cash for later, so we're going to give you the scoop so you're not surprised later.

We recently covered Part 1 of Unexpected Wedding Expenses, and we discussed items like beauty treatments, wedding outfits, and even postage. Today we're going to continue the series and cover a few more items that you may have never thought of when putting your budget together.

Tips & Gratuities

Did you know that it's appropriate to tip your vendors? From the photographer to the floral designer, these tips can add up and can be a bit of a surprise if you weren't planning them into your overall cost.

Sales Tax & Service Charges

The same surprise can apply for sales tax and service charges. By figuring an extra 5-7%, you can most likely get the cost covered in your budget and maybe even have a little bit of a cushion.

Overtime Costs

Sometimes your vendors may have to stay longer than you anticipated for your big day, and those costs can add up quickly. Whether it's your photographer, caterer, or even your wedding planner - you'll want to add estimates to cover unexpected costs.

Delivery, Setup, and Breakdown Fees

Who knew that some companies charged fees like this? Check with your vendors while you're getting a quote to make sure that you are aware of these charges and can plan accordingly.

Including Yourself in the Head Count

While you're a very important part of this event (obviously!) sometimes you can forget to add yourself to the headcount - which can adjust the totals on your meals and more.

The Marriage License

Did you even realize that your marriage license would cost money? Call your courthouse ahead of time to find out how much it costs to get, and also how much it will cost to get a certified copy after the wedding. You'll probably want it so you can get your name changed quickly. Also find out what types of payment they take, as some courthouses only take cash.

A Hotel Room (for the night before)

If you have any amount of travel between you and your wedding destination, you may want to have a hotel room for the night before so you're closer. This is generally something you don't think about until you need it, and then it's an unexpected purchase.

Breakfast & Lunch for the Wedding Day

Maybe you weren't thinking about being hungry on your wedding day, but surprisingly, you could be ravenous! Not to mention your bridesmaids, groomsmen, family and others who are around.

Gifts For Your Parents

While you may not think about it at the time, once you get on Pinterest, you'll see so many cute ideas you just won't be able to resist. Plan ahead and add this to your budget so there is no going over.

Unexpected & Uninvited Guests

Sometimes this just can't be helped. You may have specified that there were no plus one's at your wedding, and your cousin still brought his girlfriend anyway, or someone who RSVP'd that they couldn't make it ends up being able to come - plan a few extra settings because you just never know what could happen.

Completely Unpredictable Things

Finally, there are just so many unpredictable things that can come up that you can't even dream to be prepared for. Add some padding to your budget so you can cover those items, and if they don't come up -  you still win because you're under budget!


Planning a Dream Wedding in Colorado Springs

From beginning to end, the Pinecrest Event Center wants to help you achieve your biggest dreams in your wedding. By making your budget at the start, and including some padding for unexpected issues you can relieve a bit of stress off of the day. If you are still looking for the best wedding venue in Colorado Springs, be sure to visit our website to learn more about our beautiful venue, or give us a call at 719-357-8613 to schedule a tour!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Getting Sent Off In Style

You've tediously planned every detail of your wedding, from the type of music you'll walk down the aisle to, to the flavor of cake and types of flowers in your centerpieces. From beginning to end, the day will be magical - but have you thought about how you'll be sent off? There are so many ways for you to make your grand exit from your fantastic day, so choose something elaborate, fun, and just your style.


Eclectic

If you're one of the brides who appreciates the fun, random, eccentric in life - let it show in your send off! You don't have to do the 'traditional' methods, and if your guests know you, they probably wouldn't expect them anyway. Do you dare to dream of leaving your Colorado Springs wedding with little pom poms flying through the air? What about confetti or streamers to celebrate your nuptials? Let your dreams take flight (and the confetti too!) and make this send off what you'll always remember. Here are a few ideas you can use for your send off:

  • Pom Poms
  • Streamers
  • Push Pop Confetti
  • Sparklers
  • Cap Guns
  • Glow Sticks
  • Paper Airplanes
  • Ribbon Wands
  • Sprinkles

Glamorous

Do you like the idea of a traditional and glamorous send-off? For the bride who loves some shine, there are many ideas, from throwing glitter to bubbles. You're wedding is probably filled with many elements of sophistication and grace - so why not incorporate that into your final moments of this great event?

  • Bubbles
  • Glitter
  • Metallic Confetti
  • Sky Lanterns
  • Feathers

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Eco-Friendly

For the earth conscious bride, you may want to choose a send off that represents this important aspect of your life. There are many ways you can capture the excitement of your day without having to clean up glitter, or being afraid that it will harm any of the natural elements we have around our Colorado Springs wedding venue. From bird seed to flowers, this is your chance to let your creativity flourish.

  • Wild Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Leaf Confetti (a DIY where you hole punch leaves!)
  • Bird Seed
  • Oatmeal

Fragrant

Finally, if you want to incorporate all of the senses into your wedding, you can choose fragrant options for the send-off. Did you know that different scents can trigger strong memories? Choose a specific fragrance for your send off and always be reminded of your special day when you encounter the same scent.

  • Rose Petals
  • Lavender
  • Wild Flowers
  • Herbs (mint leaves, thyme, sage, etc)

Planning Your Dream Wedding in Colorado Springs

From the moment you first receive the ring to the moment when you say I Do and get sent off in style, there are details to plan, decisions to make, and more. Let the team at The Historic Pinecrest assist you! We have the most beautiful wedding chapel in Colorado Springs, as well as a breathtaking reception hall. Visit our website to learn more about our facility and schedule your private tour today!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

6 Fun Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids

Your fiance popped his question, and now you get to do the same! A fun aspect of wedding planning is being able to do it with your favorite people by your side, but first, you have to ask them. In recent years, brides have been having fun and making this part of their wedding more interesting than just "asking them" in person. From fun notes and poems to beautiful gifts of jewelry, there are many ways to ask your girls to be by your side. Here are a few cute ways to ask your bridesmaids to stand with you at the best wedding venue in Colorado Springs.


Bridesmaid Kit

Are you looking for the ultimate gift for your bridesmaid? Create a bridesmaid kit! Write them a cute note asking them to be in your wedding and include items they might need. You can put swatches from your color scheme to let them know what color their dress needs to be, matching nail polish, spa items, like bath bombs, bubble bath, a t-shirt that says "Bridesmaid," and chapstick, and even gum and Tylenol.
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Paper Dolls

Who said you were too old to play with paper dolls? Fun custom dolls to match your bridesmaids would be such a fun way to pop the question! Look around on online sites to find something that fits your needs and then ask away.

Ring Pops

Now that your fiance has given you your ring, you can pass a ring on to your girls - a tasty one, at that! You can create your own was of presenting a ring pop, or you can find some cute kits online.

Locket Ring

How cute is this?! This adorable ring has a "secret compartment" like a locket, and you can put a cute message inside. Whether you want to keep it to-the-point or write a nice long note about your relationship, you can't go wrong with fun jewelry.

Photo Credit: www.TheWeddingYentas.com

Jumble Cookie Puzzle

We think this gift gets points for being edible! Once your bridesmaids put the cookie puzzle together, they'll know the real reason you sent it to him! Check around at your local bakeries to see if this is something they can help you create, then you just have to cut and mix the pieces before giving it your bridesmaid to be!

Wedding Jewelry

There are many beautiful pieces of jewelry that are themed for bridesmaids! They come packaged with cute notes, messages and more. If you find a piece that matches your wedding, it can be the gift and the jewelry they wear!

Planning Your Dream Colorado Springs Wedding

With all of the details that are required for planning a wedding, we want to help make the process as simple as possible. If you haven't chosen your wedding venue in Colorado Springs, we would like to invite you to take a private tour of our facility. Give us a call at 719-357-8613 to get more information, or visit our website to see more about our beautiful wedding chapel in Colorado Springs.


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Monday, November 21, 2016

21 Unexpected Wedding Expenses - Part 1

While your wedding is filled with wonderful memories, friends, and family, it can also be suprisingly expensive. Many couples prepare months in advance for the costs that with arise, from the catering to the clothing. Of course, there are a few expenses you may not have ever thought about when creating your budget. At the Historic Pinecrest, we want to help you navigate ALL of your wedding planning, and that includes the unexpected items that may arise. Here are a few things you will want to include in your budget now so they don't take you by surprise later on.


Postage

Postage can take up a large portion of your invitation costs, sometimes even up to half depending on the cost of your invitations and the quantity you'll be mailing out. Remember to included an estimate, and don't forget to figure in the cost of RSVP stamps if you'll be providing those.

Pre and Post Wedding Outfits

Who would think of this in the moment of budgeting? It just seems like a quick little shopping trip for that adorable dress you'll wear at the rehersal dinner! These are the types of things that will add up quickly though, so figure in a few bucks at the beginning.

Undergarments and Accessories

When you go to try on wedding dresses, you'll also be greeted with special undergarments, and these won't be inexpensive. Keep your budget in check by researching the costs of undergarments ahead of time.

Beauty Treatments

If you'll want to get your hair and nails done before the wedding, this can be a cost that you'll likely forget initially. When the time comes though, you may be feeling a little drained in the money department, and wish you had thought of this expense beforehand.

Hair & Makeup Trials

Many brides opt to go through a trial run of their hair and makeup, and this isn't generally considered a package deal with your wedding day styles.

Wedding Sationary (and we're not talking about the invitations!)

Programs, thank you cards, menus and more! There are many types of stationary to consider for your wedding, and you'll want quotes on them all ahead of time.

Lighting & Generators

For an evening wedding, you'll want to check with your venue about lighting and generators - especially if you'll be getting married outdoors.

Extra Decor

You can plan everything in advance, but no amount of plannning will help you prepare for last minute decor purchases. In many cases you'll start to decorate, only to realize that you definitely needed more candles for the reception talbes, and more greenery on the pews in the chapel. 

Day-Of Coordinator

Whether you're planningo on having one or not, it can be a good idea to plan for one in your budget. After all of your wedding planning leading up to the day, you may realize that you want someone else to manage the day for you.

Extra Alterations

For most brides, your wedding dress will not come already fitted the correct size. You will probably need it hemmed at the very least, if not tucked in at the sides. Sometimes these alterations can cost at least an extra hundred dollars, maybe more, maybe less, depending on the person doing the alterations.

Planning Your Wedding On Piece At a Time

At the Historic Pinecrest, we realize that planning a wedding in Colorado Springs can involve many purchases, and while several can be unexpected, we want to help plan ahead. If you're looking for a wedding venue to help you create a wedding that is equally beautiful and sentimental, the Historic Pinecrest is the place for you. Our breathtaking venue is nestled at the base of the Colorado mountains. Surrounded by serene views and nautre scenes, you'll love to begin the next season of your life with us. Visit our website to learn how you can book your Colorado Springs wedding venue today!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Deck the Halls with Historic Pinecrest!

It's time to deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la! The winter season is a wonderful time to plan a wedding, and we're ready to get in the celebratory holiday spirit with you! Every season at the Historic Pinecrest is a beautiful one, so no matter what month you choose to get married, you are guaranteed a breathtaking wedding venue in Colorado Springs, but there is just something special about Christmas. Here are a few ways you can keep your winter wedding merry and bright, while still incorporating your personal touch.

Choose Festive Colors

While you may be thinking that you have to use red and green, you can actually choose a variety of colors for your winter wedding. Red and green are certainly good options, and they will give everyone the warm cozy feeling of Christmas, but if you want to choose something else - we have a few ideas.

  • Rich Purple and Silver
  • Shades of Red
  • Pale Blue and White
  • Navy and Gold
  • Silver and Gold
  • Dark Green & Warm Brown


All of these color schemes can remind your guests of the season, without being overly Christmassy. If you had a winter wedding and used a different color scheme, we would love to hear more about it in the comments section!

Give Good Gifts

Take this time to give the best gift of the season to your guests - it is the holidays after all! Choose fun wedding favors that your guests will be able to use either all year long or enjoy at your wedding. Think of pieces that mimic the cool weather, the flavors of Christmas, or even something to brag about your honeymoon in the Caribbean. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Candles in Your Favorite Scent
  • Hand Warmers or Campfire Starters
  • Hot Chocolate Spoons Dipped In Chocolate
  • Cookies shaped like the ocean (because that's where you'll be in the middle of winter)
  • Spiced Apple Cider Packets


Deck the Halls

At the Historic Pinecrest, we can help you with decorations, in fact, we have pine trees in our event center that will go beautifully with your winter wedding! Of course, we also welcome your own decorations, and in fact, recommend it for a more personal feel. Don't just think that you have to use ornaments and reindeer, though, we love to see sparkles and snowflakes, pretty little birds, and glittery trees that remind us of a winter forest. We can't wait to see how you decorate for your wedding!

Appeal to the Season

While you don't have deck your wedding out in Christmas decorations, it's still a good (and easy) plan to decorate based on the season. You can use inspiration from outside your window to show you what you can do inside. Do you love the fun winter creatures that putter around in the snow? You can incorporate those into your wedding theme. Do you want to incorporate an old tradition from your family's heritage that surrounds Christmas, you can! There are so many wonderful ideas that surround the winter season.

Reward the Senses

Finally, appeal to the senses. There are so many delicious fragrances, fabrics, and flavors that you can use during the holidays that will give your guests the warm fuzzies. From hot chocolate to a turkey dinner, this is a great time of year to appeal to nostalgia and bring a cozy feeling to your wedding and reception. Here are a few ideas for food that you may like for your winter wedding!

  • Hot Chocolate/Coffee Bar with all of the fixings
  • Christmas Cookie Buffet
  • Christmas food traditions from each side of the family
  • Hot Apple Cider


Create a Winter Wonderland with The Historic Pinecrest

Our facility is like a blank winter canvas just waiting for you to work wonderland magic on it! From the beautiful Colorado Springs mountain chapel to our spacious event center with a large fireplace - it doesn't get much better than this for a winter wedding. If you're still looking for a beautiful wedding venue in Colorado Springs - visit our website! We would love to tell you more, and schedule a private tour with you: www.PinecrestEventCenter.com.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Beautiful Bridal Styles for Cool Weathered Weddings

When you get married in Colorado Springs, you can be pretty certain that a winter wedding will be a bit chilly. Of course, there are plenty of ways that you can stay toasty warm even on your wedding day! At the Historic Pinecrest, we want to help you make this celebration of your love even more special by helping you find a dress that will not only enhance your stunning beauty, but also match the environment.


Here are a few things to look for while you're hunting for the best wedding dress for your Colorado Springs wedding!

Choose Cozy Textiles

There's nothing that says cozy winter wear more than feathers, fur, and satin materials. By choosing specific fabrics and textures, you can not only stay warm, but also reflect the winter wonderland outside. Do you like large satin skirts with beautiful pleats and winter white shades? What about a flamboyant skirt with feathery fabrics to reflect the wispy snowflakes that will flutter from the sky. What about glittery bodices? This can look stunning up against a glittery, snowy backdrop.

Cool Weathered Accessories

The best things about winter weddings in Colorado Springs is that you can play with romantic accessories! Warm fur muffs give a romantic winter feel, and warm, cozy blankets are perfect for a cozy feel in your wedding photos. Let's not forget snowy, white mittens wrapped around your bouquet! Have you ever wanted to wear a cape? This is the perfect time to bring out your inner princess with a warm bright cape to not only keep warm, but make a statement.

Snow-Worthy Sleeves

A bride can choose whatever sleeves she would like, and make a statement in them all! Whether you want to go with a sleeveless top or long lace sleeves, there are no limits when planning a winter wedding. You can accessorize any way you please, so that staying warm won't be a problem. Off the shoulder styles are also a  beautiful, romantic choice when walking down the aisle.

Wedding Dress Styles For Winter Weddings

No matter what season you choose to say your vows, the Historic Pinecrest is a beautiful option for your Colorado Springs wedding. Our mountain chapel in Colorado is breathtaking in the spring, summer, fall, and winter, while our event center is ideal for the best party you can throw. If you're ready to book your dream wedding, or you want to come take a look - we welcome you to visit our amazing wedding venue. Visit our website to learn more about our facility and packages - www.PinecrestEventCenter.com.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

5 Reasons to Get Married in Colorado Springs

We may be a bit partial to Colorado Springs because we already live here, but we truly believe that the best place to get married is in Colorado Springs. Historically, our facility was within walking distance of Pinecrest where Edwin James in 1820 first discovered the Blue Columbine. Here are five reasons we are sure you'll love getting married in Colorado Springs.

Amazing Views

Colorado Springs is known for beautiful scenery. The mountain views are spectacular, and the town is filled with historical and cultural charm. We are nestled at the base of Mt. Chautauqua, and we can't think of any better way to share our history and the majestic mountain beauty of our facility with you and your guests.

Great Honeymoon Destination

There are many beautiful destinations for your honeymoon, but if you want to stay stateside, you can't go wrong with Colorado Springs. Are you planning a destination wedding? You can plan it here, and then continue to stay in Colorado and learn more about our state. It's the perfect place for a couple who loves adventure. You can rock climb, hike, mountain bike and more. Not to mention, waking up every morning with the mountains outside your window is extremely romantic.

Create Breathtaking Images

Wedding photos that have been created in the beautiful Colorado Springs area are sure to impress even years down the road. Our facility is filled with stunning places to capture your big day, not to mention the surrounding locations around the town that will take your breath away.

Beautiful In Any Season

There are many areas that either boast beautiful summer weddings, or beautiful winter weddings, but in Colorado Springs, you'll find that every season is beautiful. Spring, summer, winter, and fall are all equally filled with splendor and majesty. Spring is budding with possibilities, while summer is filled with warm weather, beautiful flowers and trees, and spectacular scenery. Fall brings beautiful fall colors and in the winter we have a frozen wonderland that will sparkle and shine. Every season has beautiful appeal in Colorado Springs.

You Can Get Married at the BEST Wedding Venue in Colorado Springs

Of course, the final best reason to have your wedding here is because of our amazing wedding venue in Colorado Springs. We can't imagine a more beautiful setting than the Historic Pinecrest Wedding Chapel & Event Center. From the mountain chapel to our large event center, you will find just the perfect amount of beauty and charm that you've been looking for in a wedding venue.


The Historic Pinecrest

Have you been looking for the perfect wedding venue, and just not found what you're looking for? We would love to invite you out to our Colorado Springs wedding venue for a private tour. Our facility is ideal for your wedding no matter how large or small, and we would be honored to help you create a dream wedding. Visit our website to learn more, or call us at 719-357-8613 today!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

4 Ways to Bring Fall Into Your Wedding Flowers

Fall is finally in the air, and it's filled with the most romantic aromas! From spicy cinnamon and nutmeg to savory pumpkins and fresh falling leaves. You may also be smelling beautiful bouquets if you are planning your breathtaking fall wedding! At the Historic Pinecrest, we take every detail of your wedding seriously, from the beautiful Colorado Springs venue you've chosen, to the flowers you'll be carrying on your wedding day - that's why we have some fun ideas to make your bouquet unique and still perfect for the season.

Photo Credit www.LifeAtCloverHill.com

Fall Colors

Photo Credit: Brittany Dow
From beautiful, rich hues of dark purples and browns to the regal reds and fun oranges, you just can't go wrong with incorporating the beautiful fall colors in your bouquet and other floral arrangements. Here are a few flowers that are considered "in-season" for the Fall:
  • anthurium
  • bouvardia
  • liatris
  • Wheat
  • goldenrod
  • marigold
  • chrysanthemums
  • daisies
  • roses
  • carnations
  • alstroemeria
  • lilies

Fall Scents

Bouquet were originally carried for many of the reasons we wear perfume. They had a beautiful frangrance, and that's still true of them today. When thinking about a fall bouqet, you can incorporate details that really increase the scent of fall. Cinnamon sticks would be a lovely way to bring in the smell of fall, plus they would have a unique look and appeal in your floral arrangements. You can aslo include them in your table arrangements, and boutenieres.

Fall Shapes

Aside from adding cinnamon sticks to your bouquets and floral arrangements, you can also add wheat, acorns, and fall leaves. All of the details can be unique to bouquets and table arrangements, but that doesn't change the fact that they are absolutely beautiful and rustic when you see them. You can incorporate these into more than just your bouquet though - try adding them as decor around your Colorado Springs Wedding venue, from the guest book table, to the centerpiece in yoru head table!

Photo Credit: Wildberry Studio & Design

Fall Food

Have you ever heard of adding edible items to your bouquet? Well now you have! Take a few fall foods that you love and incorporate them into your bouquet. Apples and pumpkins are the items we specifically have in mind, though you could probably use small squash as well. You don't have to use them just in your bouquet either. You can hollow out pumpkins and use them as a vase for a bouquet, and place these around as centerpieces or decorations. You als can incorporate apples, by hollowing them out and placing tea candles in them, and then floating them in a bowl of water on your table. This can be a truly uniqe way to bring in aspects of fall into your floral arrangements, and when you're trying to acheive a rustic, romantic wedding, it could be just the touch you're looking for!

Best Wedding Venue in Colorado Springs

Fall is such a romantic and rich time to celebrate your big day, and we can't wait to see what beautiful ideas you create to celebrate your love. From the flowers to the food and everything in between, we are honored that you've chosen the Historic Pinecrest as your wedding venue. If you haven't found the venue of your dreams yet, we would love to invite you out to come tour our property. Visit our website to learn more about scheduling your tour!


A Beautiful Wedding Awaits...

106 Pinecrest Way
Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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719-357-8613

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