Courtyard – Spotlight

Our best kept secret.  The Rutherford Courtyard.

We’re a little biased, but our outdoor space is our favorite—especially this time of the year! From wedding ceremonies to the reception, there are so many ways we’ve seen the space utilized and wanted to share a few of our favorites.

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The Rutherford – Quick Tips for Photo Ops

With all of the different elements at the Rutherford, photos can be taken in the style that fits your aesthetic.

Brick Room Windows

A fan-favorite spot for stunning and elegant photos is in our upstairs brick room. With the original hardwood floors, a brick backdrop, and tons of natural light from the almost-floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s no wonder that so many brides choose to have their photos taken here.

Brick Venue
Red Apple Tree Photography

Under the Lights

One of our favorite parts of receptions is when couples sneak away for a few shots under the lights. There’s just something about that post-wedding glow that makes these photos even more special and intimate.

Courtyard Bridal couple
Mathew Pautz Photography

The Greenery Wall

Our green wall is one of the most versatile spots for photo-ops! We’ve seen it used as a cake table background, an accent wall, and a place for some of those first kisses. Seeing how clients customize it always inspires us!

wedding cake table
Emily Bolt Photography

 

Be sure to ask our planning team for ideas for your special day!

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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!

outdoor wedding venue
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.

reception, send-off, sparklers
Photography by Angela Zion