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.

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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 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:

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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 -

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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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