Thursday, May 25, 2017

Must-Have Photos for Your Big Day

Did you know May is National Photo Month? From adorning your walls for years to come to sharing your special day with friends and family, your wedding pictures are an important part of your big day. Our Colorado Springs wedding venue knows the importance of wedding photography. We've dedicated this week's blog to showcasing a few of the photo opportunities you MUST capture. Here at The Historic Pinecrest, we LOVE wedding photos and we hope you will share some of yours with us!

The Dress

Before the bride gets dressed, a solo shot featuring the wedding gown is a stunning addition that will be appreciated, from the big day. Personalized hangers are popular right now & that's a cute way to hang your attire.

First Look

If you choose to do a first look before the ceremony, be sure your photographer captures this special moment. All the excitement and preparation for the big day leads up to this moment, and it's an important one to keep for years to come.

Wedding Party Fun

Your wedding party is your closest friends and family members - this is an opportunity to show your natural interaction and personalities. Capture any shenanigans and fun poses with your bridal party.

Family Shots

As two families join together, this is a great opportunity to capture your love for one another! Be sure to get some photos with your family - you and your loved ones will look back on this special day.

Aisle Walk

No matter who walks you down the aisle, it's important to get photos of this intimate and special moment. Walking down the aisle is a big moment leading up to your ceremony and should be captured during your big day.

First Kiss

Starting your lives off as a married couple, the first kiss is a momentous part of your ceremony! Most wedding photographers know the importance of this moment and will capture this it for you.

Couple's Walk

As you take your first walk together back down the aisle, this a must-have shot from your big day. This is a moment of pure joy and happiness - it's a great photo opportunity!

First Dance

At the reception, the first dance is what everyone waits for! This is a vital moment to capture from your big day. Many couples will use this photo, along with the lyrics from their first dance to make a touching display of their big day.

Parent Dances

If you choose to do a father/daughter dance and a mother/son dance, these are big moments for the parents - be sure your photographer knows to capture these touching times!

The Toast

As the bridal part toasts to the happy couple, stories and personalities come out during this time. It's fun to capture this special moment from your big day.

Cake Cutting

A wedding tradition, cutting the cake, is a big moment and should be photographed as well. Hand-in-hand, the newly weds will cut the first piece of cake and feed a piece to each other.

Reception Fun

As your closest friends and family members gather to celebration your big day, it can be fun to look back on the memories. Encourage your photographer to capture your guests having a good time, at your reception.

Now that you've seen a few of the must have wedding day photos, you can start making a list of shots you want your photographer to capture. Your wedding photos should be a direct reflection of you and your new husband's personality and taste. Ensure you both get the images you want to be captured from this momentous day - after all, these pictures will be with you for years to come! Our beautiful wedding venue near Colorado Springs, CO offers the ideal backdrop for your wedding photography. To see what we mean, schedule your private tour of our wedding venue today! We look forward to showing you around!

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Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Attend Our Open House!

Already booked your wedding with us? Our upcoming open house is Wednesday, May 17th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to look at the details of our Colorado Springs wedding venue, as you start to plan out the rest of your big day. We will also have a number of wedding vendors available for you to talk with! From DJ’s to photographers, you can check many of the to-do’s off your wedding planning list, at our open house. Here at The Historic Pinecrest, we look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!

Vendors are an important part of your big day. From setting the mood to capturing the day for years to come, they play a BIG part in your wedding day. To meet vendors who we recommend for your special day, we invited a few out for our upcoming open house. For a full list of vendors you can expect to see, check out the information provided below!


Dynamic Range Photography
Justin Jindra
(719) 347-1562

Photography Dunrite
Charlie Dunn
(719) 650-2542


FUNctionon Pro DJ
Rob Gillen
(719) 645-9800

Whilin’ Out Entertainement
Theron Reynolds
(800) 216-9840


Dawn’s Creations
(719) 475-1832


Creative Cakes by Carol
Carol Hildebrand


LA Events & Weddings
Lisa Ausn
(719) 651-9384


Catering by Nikki
Nikki McDonald
(719) 481-3307


Stacy Gery
Wedding Pianist
(719) 661-2967

Now that you know who you can expect to meet at our open house, you’re ready to get your wedding plans rolling. No matter if your wedding is a year from now or just a few months away, you can benefit from visiting with vendors and taking a look around our property. If you’ve already scheduled your wedding with us, be sure to RSVP to The Historic Pinecrest's open house on May 17th by calling or texting 719-357-8613. If you haven’t booked with us yet, don’t worry – we offer private tours of our wedding venue near Colorado Springs! No matter what stage in the wedding planning process you're in, visiting our beautiful wedding venue can be of benefit to you and your planners.

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Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ways to Honor Mom on Your Big Day

With Mother's Day approaching, it's a great time to think of ways to celebrate that special lady in your life! From gifts to spending quality time together, it's important to make mom feel special. While Mother's Day is a great day to honor mom, you can find unique ways to showcase your love for mom on your wedding day too! Our Colorado Springs wedding venue has provided some great ways to show mom how much you care, on your big day.

Treat Mom to a First Look

While it's a big day for you and your future spouse, its also an important day for your moms! Set a time aside to do a first look with your mom. She will appreciate the sentiment and you both can truly cherish this time together. Even if mom is helping you get ready, you can set a few minutes time to have a bonding moment, together.

Give a Special Gift

Whether you have her special flower to present to her during the ceremony or you have a gift to give at the rehearsal dinner, there are a number of ways to surprise mom on your big day. It's important to honor your mom, because this is a very important day for her too! From hand-made gifts to a personalized item, its a great opportunity to show mom just how much you appreciate her love.

Use Something Borrowed

While you're gathering your something new, old, borrowed, and blue - enlist your mother for help! To make her feel really special, you can incorporate one of her favorite items into your something old or borrowed. This is a great way to show your love for your mom and keep her close to you, as you start your journey together.

Plan a Mother - Daughter Dance

While it's not tradition, you can always incorporate a mother-daughter dance into your reception. This is a great way to get a little personal time with mom, on your big day. If you think your mom would appropriate this extra touch, go for it!

Walk Down the Aisle

Add mom into your walk down the aisle. No matter what your parental situation is, there is a way to allow mom to share in the moment of giving you away. Whether you want your mother to walk you all the way down the aisle or share in the duty with your father, she will feel honored to help give you away!

Now that you've seen a few of the ways to show mom just how much you care on your wedding day, you can start planning your big day! If you still need a venue for your beautiful day, we've got the perfect place for you! Pinecrest Event Center offers a wide range of options for your big day. We have a chapel, event center, and lodge, to make your wedding day just how you imagined! As you plan your big day, keep ways to honor mom in mind - you want to make her feel special.

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Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hear From Our Brides

We pride ourselves on offering a beautiful wedding venue near Colorado Springs, CO. With a wide range of ceremony, reception, and housing options, The Historic Pinecrest is the ideal place to say "I Do". If you're recently engaged or looking for the perfect place to have your wedding, we've got the place for you. Hear from some of our brides, as we feature our testimonials in this week's blog.

"Thank you for having us at your beautiful venue. It was the perfect place to have our wedding and our guests were very pleased. We appreciate your accomadating approach and wish you success. Everything was beautiful and stress free; All we could have hoped." 
~ Salma and Max

"I just wanted to say thank you to you and all your staff including Linda for making my daughter's wedding day so special.  Your venue is truly a magical place to be married.  As you know, we utilized the lodge, chapel and reception hall and it was wonderful to have everything in one location.  We even had the rehearsal dinner catered in the lodge which was perfect!  We heard over and over again about the fabulous decorations in the reception hall, and we didn't even have to do most of them!   We will certainly recommend Pinecrest to anyone we know that is looking for a wedding venue, you are the best!"
~ Thanks again, Chris Boynton

"Thank you both so much for being such a light in this process. You and your staff really dedicate your time and energy to creating a magical experience. Our day was incredible and we are incredibly grateful ! What a fantastic way to start this new journey!"
~Kelly Hennegan, Groom

"Pinecrest was more than we could have ever hoped for and the Pinecrest family went above and beyond to make us feel like family too and to make our day perfect ! I'm so glad we started a new chapter in our lives at an amazing venue surrounded by wonderful people like the two of you. May many blessings come your way as you continue to touch the lives of others." 
~Carly Hennegan, Bride

Whether you're thinking about a large wedding or a smaller, private ceremony, we have plenty of options for you! Our wedding chapel offers a romantic mountain wedding with ample seating for your big day. If you're wanting to party the night away, our event center offers space for up to 225 guests fully equipped with dance floor and reception amenities, for a pleasant reception for you and your guests. Stay with up to 20 guests at our lodge featuring 9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and a full service kitchen. No matter what you're after, we have the flexibility to accommodate to your needs, for your big day!

Now that you've heard from those who've experienced it themselves, you're ready to tour our facility. Come see what all the hype is about and schedule your date, before it's booked! To set up a private tour of our Colorado Springs wedding venue, give us a call at 719-357-8613. We look forward to making your wedding day dreams a reality!

A Beautiful Wedding Awaits...

106 Pinecrest Way
Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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