On behalf of all single, wishful, and hopeless romantic females out there, I must thank the brides that have chosen The Resort as their dream wedding destination. It is because of your tasteful senses, elegant wisdoms and refined preferences that I, an On-Site Resort Wedding Coordinator, have been able to adequately begin taking notes and preparing for my future wedding. And although I am very aware that I should perhaps have a boyfriend before I plot the entirety of my picture-perfect day, I would rather like to think of myself as a well-equipped planner that is sufficiently primed and proficiently knowledgeable for whatever daring love escapade comes my way.
When the time comes for me to personally tie the knot, will I be unprepared? Not one little bit. Am I in currently in complete wedding la-la land? Maybe a little. Am I going to be a totally crazy and completely irrational bride? There is absolutely no doubt in my mind.
Gone are the days of lusterless ceremonies and unpolished receptions. Here at The Resort, our fabulous wedding team helps to create weddings full of personality, charisma and unique charm. So whether it be a homespun rustic theme, a luxe vintage extravaganza, or even a romantic candlelit celebration, we can help you to create the most swoon-worthy wedding that all of the northwest has to offer!
And with an abundance of Resort summer weddings that have elegantly come and sentimentally gone, I have personally been able to witness a handful of trends that have been the absolute perfect embellishments to an already spectacular wedding. Let’s check out some of the most popular and dazzling fads that our 2016 Resort weddings have featured throughout these last few stunning months:
Trend #1: Gold is a MUST!
Gold wedding bands, gold table runners, gold chargers, gold flatware, gold EVERYTHING! Gold truly adds the most perfect touch of elegance to weddings of any size, theme or setting, which is precisely reason why we have seen gold increase in popularity throughout this past year. Not only does gold render a tasteful combination of sophistication and grace, but it also reflects an aesthetically-appealing reflection of the personalities of the bride and groom themselves. As always, go for gold!
Trend #2: Draping & Lighting is the key to an intimate atmosphere
One of the most vital pieces to the romantic wedding puzzle is the ambiance. Many couples strive to create a more intimate and passionate environment, and the addition of lighting and draping is truly the best way to establish a cherished atmosphere. Here at The Resort, we work very closely with multiple Audio and Visual teams in order to help the bride and groom establish a warm surrounding for themselves as well as their guests.
Trend #3: Put the ladies in pink and the fellas in gray!
Photo Credit: Matt Shumate Photography
Modern. Chic. Stylish. Classy. The list goes on, but regardless of the adjective you use to describe this stunning color-palette-combo, pink and gray has truly been one of the most popular and sought-after pigment arrangements that we have witnessed here at The Resort. More specifically, I have observed a handful of weddings that feature soft and rosy pinks complimented by warm and delicate neutrals. It is truly a color grouping that you simply can’t go wrong with! (Then again, pink is my favorite color, so I might be a wee-bit biased!)
Trend #4: Wedding Cakes just got a little bit sweeter!
2016 has been a year for breaking tradition! Out with the clean white buttercream frosting and in with the golds, floral, and funky-fun patterns! Your wedding is going to be flawlessly lavish and perfectly charming…shouldn’t your guests be eating the same way? And after experiencing multiple weddings throughout this past summer, both big and small, it has become quite clear to me that the wedding cake itself is truly the cherry on top of an impeccable reception. What I mean is this: if your cake is compatible with the various elements of your wedding (such as the style of the venue, the season, the wedding gown, the floral arrangements, the menu, etc), then there truly is no doubt that the overall theme and impression you are hoping to achieve will be accomplished through the sweet treat itself. Want your guests to have fun? Then serve them a fun cake!
One of the utmost central features of a wedding is most certainly the dress itself, so a bride should choose sagely when picking that perfect gown. We recommend our brides keep in mind that the difference is in the details — even the smallest of beading as well as the most simple placement of a button or two can truly make the difference between an ordinary dress and an extraordinary one. This year we have seen a handful of the most elegant ruffled dresses that have been appealing on brides of all kinds! So when in doubt, ruffle it out!
Here at the Resort, weddings are truly unique, exclusive and polished to perfection. Our go-to wedding gals, Becky Johnson and Michelle Darcy, truly stake their remarkable reputation on the success of every event that crosses their paths. Their knowledge and inventiveness, combined with the spectacular setting and first-class amenities our Resort has to offer, truly make your big day one to remember.
Be sure to give us a call at 800-365-8338 so we can help you plan your fairy-tale wedding! Gold, ruffles, lighting, and all!
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