The Pretty Place is Pretty Beautiful!

We recently held a reception for a bride and groom who got married at Pretty Place Chapel. Fred W. Symmes Chapel (dubbed ‘Pretty Place’ because of its beauty) is located at YMCA Camp Greenville in the mountains just outside of Greenville. The chapel sits on the edge of a cliff overlooking the rolling hills that reside on the North Carolina/South Carolina border.

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The beauty of this location is so difficult to capture even in the best pictures, and it is nearly impossible to do it justice in words. The front of the chapel is open and looks out on the gorgeous view. In the center of the floor there is a cross, and above the cross there is a ledge with a line of scripture on it that reads “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills”. This is extraordinarily poetic considering the scene that it sits in front of.  Needless to say this is definitely a dream wedding destination for people who adore mountain scenery.

Conveniently Located By The Rutherford

The great thing about holding the ceremony at Pretty Place and then having their reception at The Rutherford was that the couple and guests got to experience both a beautiful natural setting during the ceremony and then a trendy urban setting for their reception.  They could enjoy the mountains and all of their natural beauty, and then they were able to come celebrate in a cozy space that was more appropriate for a party and dancing. This plan was absolutely perfect for providing their guests with a unique and diverse experience.  You can easily have this experience too if you go onto the Pretty Place website and fill out the reservation request form. Then all you have to do is contact us for your amazing reception!

 

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Time to celebrate with your bridesmaids!

Photo by Madison Grae Photography

Getting ready to celebrate with your bridesmaids before the big day?!

Trying to figure out a way to enjoy your bachelorette weekend without doing the same old Vegas trip? No need to worry – there are plenty of unique ways to celebrate with your gals based on your preferences!! We advocate for changing things up and trying something new – whether that means going on an adventure outdoors or simply a spa day in with the girls. This blog gives some amazing suggestions to celebrating with your girls:

https://www.theknot.com/content/new-bachelorette-party-ideas

Cue the tears…what song are you walking down to?

Getting ready to walk down the aisle, but unsure which song you want playing in that crucial moment?

Most brides struggle to determine their wedding processional song, because they want it to be personal and moving – which we love! It can be hard sometimes to get ideas beyond “Here comes the bride” though, especially after having to choose a first dance song and all the other music throughout the reception. If you are struggling to come up with processional tunes, or you just want a list to give you ideas of where to start, we believe this list gives great suggestions for brides to look at!

https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/20-modern-processional-songs-that-cue-all-the-tears

Photography by Meredith Beck

 

How to make your wedding more eco-friendly.

Want to send a little extra love to mother earth – especially on your big day?? We believe it is totally feasible to be environmentally conscious WITHOUT sacrificing your wedding dreams! It might require a tiny bit more effort, but there are plenty of simple strategies to keeping your wedding eco-friendly! From your reception send-off plan to the yummy food you serve – there are numerous areas you can switch plans up a bit to make more sustainable choices! Looking for easy suggestions to give a lil extra love to our earth? We suggest hitting up this blog for ways to protect nature while still achieving the wedding you desire:

https://somethingturquoise.com/2018/12/18/sustainable-wedding/

Who are you inviting to your wedding?

Getting ready to send out your wedding invites, but unsure about which information is necessary? Deciding what to put on your wedding invites can get overwhelming, especially when you are busy planning every other aspect of your big day! We suggest simplifying your wedding invites and reply cards by only putting pertinent information. This article by Style My Pretty gives great suggestions for what you should and shouldn’t put on each aspect of your wedding invites so you no longer have to fret!

Photo by Meredith Beck Photography 

https://www.stylemepretty.com/2018/03/27/wedding-invitation-details/

It’s all about the details!

While some brides know every detail and aspect they want for their wedding, sometimes it is hard to know what you want your decor to look like, especially when you are starting with a blank slate! It can be overwhelming when you are expected to coordinate every detail of your wedding decor. You should be able to decorate for your wedding the way you want, without getting stressed! Assuming you already have your personal style preferences, all you need is a guiding list to follow that gives you a better idea of each item you might want at different parts of the wedding. We recommend using this list to guide your decorating plans for your ceremony and reception!

 

Don’t wait until the last minute to buy your first anniversary gift!

Post-wedding and already worrying about the next steps as newlyweds? From your first home to choosing anniversary gifts, there is a great deal of practical decisions newlywed couples have to make after the honeymoon, but you shouldn’t have to worry! If you don’t even know where to start in terms about what to get your significant other for your first anniversary, not to mention all the future ones, stress no longer! There are plenty of simple guides out there that lay out basic gift ideas while allowing you to add your own personal touch! You can customize the guide to make your gifts genuine or silly, which is the best part. We suggest checking out this list of anniversary gifts to help ease you into marriage and plan for all your future years together! Check out these great ideas for anniversary gifts!
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When is the best or worst time to take your wedding day photos?!

We L O V E looking at wedding photos, especially when they have beautiful outdoor backgrounds and natural lighting that really showcase the couple and the wedding gown. It is natural for brides to be nervous taking their photos! When is the best time of day to take them? Where should they take their photos? Indoors or outdoors? What if it rains? What if it’s too hot or cold? There are a lot of scary thoughts when it comes to taking your wedding photos, especially with unknown weather, so don’t worry if any of these questions have come to mind! We personally are big fans of photos during golden hour and sunset! However, there is plenty of solid advice that photographers can provide on the best lighting and environment to achieve your ideal photos, depending on when and where your wedding is. We enjoyed reading this article about recommendations for the ideal time and way to get the beautiful wedding photos you deserve and desire! Read more on here!

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Photo by Emily Bolt Photography

Make your special day cozy!

Looking to make your wedding more cozy and welcoming rather than stressful? Try planning your wedding with day-of cozy aspects to make everyone feel relaxed! From hot cocoa bars to decorative rugs, there are plenty of ways to give your wedding a calm vibe. This article gives great suggestions on how to keep the aesthetic of your wedding while also allowing everyone, especially the bride (YOU!), to stay relaxed and happy.

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Photography by Angela Zion

How to blend traditional and modern looks for your wedding day!

Most brides know what vibe they want their wedding to give off, especially when they are looking for a more traditional or classic look. However, sometimes you just want to spice up your wedding and give it a personal flair, while still maintaining the traditionality. We believe that is totally possible! There are plenty of ways that you can protect the classic wedding atmosphere AND add your own modern-day personality. Want to know how? Read this article for some simple ideas to modernize your wedding decor while also keeping it traditional!

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