Father of the Bride, 1991
George Stanley Banks (played by Steve Martin) said it best in Father of the Bride when he stated:
“I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That’s getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition.”
To plan a wedding is to plan an event. Saying the vows may be the most important part, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s probably one of the easiest parts of the wedding to plan. When dresses, flowers, food, cake, music, venues, photography, etc., come into play, the process can be chaotic if you don’t have a vision of the big day.
Allow us to help. If you can nail down a theme or even a “feel”, the process of planning a wedding can become much easier. Here are some lovely wedding themes we’re seeing right now that are perfect for any 2015 wedding –
Rustic, organic themes have been hot for a while now, but we are seeing couples going one step further and stepping into Wild West territory…in an elegant way! Rich colors softened by ivory, wooden signs, farmhouse tables, touches of leather, bales of hay, you get the picture. This theme says “beautiful yet comfortable.” Ponte’s signature Day in the Country theme makes it the perfect place to host a wedding with this kind of theme.
Across the Pond
Maybe it’s Kate Middleton; maybe it’s Downton Abbey; we’re not sure why but American brides are enamored with British touches lately. Small affairs featuring an afternoon tea theme are popping up, as is inspiration from the classic garden party: flowers everywhere, canopies, finger sandwiches, parasols, lace details, etc. Try this for the kids (or the kids at heart): set up a croquet set!
In a nutshell, farm-to-table describes a food movement that involves sourcing and utilizing ingredients from nearby, thus decreasing pollution and, more importantly, getting the best and freshest food available. But, a farm-to-table approach can also be applied to wedding details such as flowers, favors and decorations. By using flowers that are in season and locally grown, you’ll pay much less. Decorate with seasonal greenery and consider a local wedding favor, like tiny bottles of nearby honey or olive oil. When it comes to Ponte’s wedding catering menu, well, the numbers speak for themselves: 90% of our menu ingredients are sourced locally.
Return to Luxe
Rustic Chic and Farm-To-Table are lovely. But on the other end of the spectrum, we’re seeing brides go for the glitz. Black tie, calligraphy, candelabras, and sparkling wine towers are coming back in a big way. A towering, gilded wedding cake would look smashing in our Barrel Room, if we may say so.