Wednesday, July 30, 2014

amanda & holland

On June 28th, Amanda and Holland chose The Lodge for their beautiful ceremony and reception. They were so kind to share photos from their wedding day with us!



 












Photo credit: Kurtis Kronk Photography

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Lovin'

We are loving all of the super cute ideas for these summer weddings! A few weeks back we wrote about the ceremony refreshments but there are so many other things you can do in addition to that. We just had to share some of our favorites!










Photo Credit from Top to Bottom: www.vponsalewedding.co.uk, inspiredbythis.com, Etsy.com, personkillian.com, ruffledblog.com, Pinterest.com, happywedd.com, inspiredbythis.com, Pinterest.com, meandyoulookbook.wordpress.com


Friday, July 11, 2014

Inside The Lodge- The Groom's Room

We love our grooms so we made sure to provide them with a great space to hang out and get ready before the ceremony and reception! The groom’s suite is located on the second floor of the venue, away from the bridal suite so we don't have any accidental run-ins. With large windows across the back wall, there is a great view of the waterfalls and ceremony area. We find most grooms and groomsmen enjoy balcony where they can shout at their friends and family as they arrive for the ceremony.

Other features include a wet bar, mini-fridge, flat screen television, Xbox, Satellite TV, Satellite Radio, a sofa and other seating, as well as lockers for the guys to keep their belongings during the event.







Monday, July 7, 2014

A Little Texas Hospitality

Whether you were born and raised in Texas or thinking about a destination wedding to the great Lone Star State, consider ways to show your guests a little bit of that Texas hospitality either at the reception with favors or even as welcome gifts in the hotel rooms of your out-of-town guests!

Here are a few of our favorites found on Pinterest:







Photo Credit From Top to Bottom: Found at Greenweddingshoes.com, Etsy.com- RookDesignCo, httpdebscraftycookiesandcountrythings.wordpress.com, Photo by Allison Davis Photography, httpbellsandbouquets.blogspot.com, txweddings.com


Friday, June 27, 2014

A Radiant Orchid Friday- Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

As many of you know, every year Pantone Color Institute designates a Color of the Year. 


"The color for 2014?  The captivating, magical and enchanting Radiant Orchid. An invitation to innovation, modern and versatile Radiant Orchid encourages creativity and originality. Imbued with a harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and its rosy undertones emanate great joy, love and health." - http://www.pantoneview.com/pantone-color-of-the-year-2014 

Here are a few of our favorite Radiant Orchid wedding inspiration:












Photo Credit from Top to Bottom- Sheelys.com, lover.ly, Ruffledblog.com, Bestforbride.com, Intimateweddings.com, alittlebitoflillybit.com, Happywedd.com, Intimateweddings.com, weddingomania, Weddingkeep.com, theeverylastdetail.com, munaluchibridal.com



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Questions To Ask When Searching For A Wedding Venue

You're engaged! Congratulations!! Now it's time to find your wedding venue. Most venues in the area are booking up a year or more in advance so it's important to jump right in and start scheduling site tours, especially if you're looking for a Saturday.

We have put together a few important questions you may want to ask when touring each facility. Hopefully this helps cover a lot of the basics.

  1. What dates are available in the month/season I'm looking at?
  2. Can you hold the ceremony and reception there?
  3. If there is an outdoor ceremony site, is there a bad weather backup plan?
  4. Is the venue available for a rehearsal? What day and time can it be held? 
  5. How many people can you accommodate?
  6. What is the rental fee for the venue, is there a discount during certain seasons or for days other than Saturday? 
  7. What deposit is required to reserve my date? When is the balance due?
  8. What does the fee include? Example: Tables? Chairs? How many hours? Can we purchase additional hours?
  9. Is there a bride and/or groom suite available to get ready? If so, what time can we arrive to start getting ready?
  10. Will there be a coordinator or facility person on-site the day of the wedding?
  11. Who is responsible for setup and cleanup?
  12. Do you allow outside caterers? Is there a caterer's fee? Is there a kitchen available for them?
  13. Can I choose my other vendors?
  14. Do you allow alcohol? Can we bring that in? Is there a corkage fee?
  15. Are candles/open flames allowed?
  16. Will there be other events the day of my wedding?
  17. Is there adequate parking for my guest count?
  18. Are there accommodations for guests on-site or in the area?
  19. How much security is required? Do I hire them or is that provided by the venue?
  20. Does the facility have insurance? Do you require us to have event insurance?
  21. Are there any additional fees?
  22. What is the cancellation policy?
The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cheers To Refreshing Summer Drinks

Summer wedding season is here and so is the Texas heat! With most of our ceremonies taking place outdoors with our gorgeous waterfall backdrop, some of our brides have opted for a refreshing drink to serve their guests as they are arriving to help keep them cool. There's something about a glass of Sweet Tea or Lemonade on a hot summer day that just makes everything better. We love this touch and your guests are sure to enjoy it as well!


Photo- www.surlatable.com


If you prefer to serve a signature cocktail, check out these delicious recipes from one of our preferred Bar Service Companies: Bartenders4you:


Chipotle Citrus Breeze
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 oz. Monin Chipotle Pineapple Syrup
splash cranberry juice
4 oz. lemonade
ice

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed.
2. Cap and shake vigorously.
3. Pour into serving glass.
4. Garnish.


Chipotle Citrus Breeze

Honey Moon Sunset
ice
1 oz. coconut rum
1 oz. light rum
3/4 oz. Monin Peach Syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. pineapple juice

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed.
2. Cap and shake vigorously.
3. Pour into serving glass.
4. Garnish with a fresh peach slice and lime. 

Honey Moon Sunset