Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Here Comes the Bride

The wedding that you and your fiance plan is a huge part of your amazing, lifelong journey as a couple.  Don't let your ceremony be anything but the extraordinary!  Today, I am going to talk about some fun, practical and unique ideas for your wedding to inspire your upcoming day. 

Number #1: Carry a bouquet that will last forever.

Unlike fresh flowers, a fabric bouquet won't wilt, fade, or die.  If an aunt, mother, cousin or grandparents has an eye for arts and crafts you might be in luck asking them to make a fabric bouquet that is customized to your specific color palette and it is something special made by your family member that will play a prescence in your mind forever.  You can even have a special heirloom brooch sewn into the bouquet to remember someone special on your wedding day.

Number #2: Perform a "knot-tying' ceremony.

A knot-tying ceremony is similiar to the unity ceremony but it involves a fisherman's knot. The couple ties the knot together to form a very strong knot, the knot only gets tighter with pressure and cannot come undone which represents the couple's everlasting strength. 

Number #3: Have your guest book available at the ceremony.

If your ceremony takes place near your reception, have your guest book display out and ready for signatures.  The best place for this at the Hereford House would be in the room that leads out to the patio.  More specific the room is called the Hearth Room and you can rent the room, just ask the event specialist.  Having the guest sign in book located in the Hearth Room ensures that guests have a chance to see it and sign it before the reception gets started. 

Happy Wedding Planning-Morgan Bauer

 

 

Published in Weddings
Friday, March 13, 2015

Rehearsal Dinners

It's Time to Plan a Rehearsal Dinner!

  • Rarely does this happen but I love when I have booked a wedding, with the bride and her family and the grooms parents come to me and want to book the rehearsal dinner with us too.  Some people would think that setting up the rehearsal dinner at the same place that the wedding is going to be held would be a little redundant, but I can tell you first off that is far from the truth.  The Hereford House at Terradyne Country Club is a massive castle like building; we are extremely fortunate to have more then one banquet facilitiy here.  The number ONE reason why I love my job is becuase not ONE event is the same.  I strive to make each any everyone's event special and unique to match not only their personalities, but what they want to show their guests in this unique experience.
    • Rehearsal Dinners are very special to me.  It is time for the grooms parents to shine.  It is their one event throughout the whole wedding process to plan and execute.  Most common I see plated dinners for our rehearsal dinners here at the Hereford House.  I do see on rare occasion a buffet or if you want a more fun relaxed dinner before the big day I suggest renting out our bar area and setting it up with heavy appetizers. I have also seen a growing trend on outside rehearsal dinners on our beautiful patio that over looks the golf course.  In my eyes, if this crazy Wichita weather coorperates the patio is ideal and dreamy.  Please ask Morgan Bauer the event specialist about pricing of the bar and patio. 
      • If you choose to do a plated dinner you can have up to 3 options.  These options don't have to be pre-selected before the guests arrive for the evening.  When your guests arrive we will have the 3 options (steak, chicken and fish) on a beautiful menu and your guests can choose that evening. I highly reccommend to the parents when creating the event that after the rehearsal at the venue or church, you have 3 appetizers at mimumum for the guests to munch on while gathering for the rehearsal dinner.  You ask WHY?  Because most of these guests have never met each other, you are combining two new family, and friends, you wouldn't want to go straight into a sit down dinner without an icebreaker.   
    • We have three beautiful dinner buffet options all three options come with an interactive beef carving station.  This is a really cool show because my executive chef will be at the buffet carving our beautiful Sterling Silver beef, the guest can choose their temperature and size cut of their dinner.  Our buffets also come with coffee, tea, water, a salad, bread and butter a white meat (chicken or turkey) a starch, chef choice seasonal vegetable and dessert! 
      • If you wanted the more relaxed approach we can set-up a heavy appetizer buffet in our state of the art bar surrounded by beautiful western paintings, three 60 inch tv's and high-top tables!!

Happy Wedding Planning Morgan Bauer

 

Published in Weddings
Friday, February 20, 2015

Sizzling Summer Outdoor Weddings

Outdoor ceremonies are my favorite here at the Hereford House at Terradyne Country Club.  There are so many fun things that you can incorporate into an outdoor setting.  Many couples here in Kansas shy away from the outdoors because of the incliment weather but I say why?  Some pointers that can help your guests beat the heat.

Wedding Fan Party Favors

Fun Party Favors

Most of the weddings that I have coordinated here at the Hereford Houes the bride and groom leave a party favor at each place setting for the guests to take as the leave the reception.  It is something special that they will remember the bride and grooms special day.  An idea for outdoor ceremonies in the ead heat of the summer is to have fans with the bride and grooms special day embroided or printed on the fan so they can fan themselves during the ceremony.  Place one on each chair or have them waiting for the guests in the entrance of the patio in a cute basket along with the programs.

Summer Cocktail Drink

Summer Sippin!

You can rent out the front foyer of the club called the Hearth Room.  The Herford House staff will set up an area with refreshments for those who drink some warm weathered beverages that I can't get enough of are our homemade Margaritas and our scrumptious Mojitos.  For those guests that don't drink or younger kids we can have bottled water or some fun punch!

Summer Floral Decor

Go Bright or Go Home

Flowers are in full blooms, millions of different cimbinations that you can arrange.  Have fun mixing big blooms and different hues.  You can't go wrong with pretty shades of yellow and coral.  Who says that you have to use floral arrangements for centrepieces have you seen anyone incorporate their favorite colors with fresh fruits on the table?  Take a look at these!

For all those Late Party Animals!

For those guests who party into the wee hours of the night and have been consuming alcoholic beverages, one more fun way to incorporate the summer heat is to offer a cool sweet treat to cap off the evening.  Why not have the Hereford House set up a Sundae Bar filled with the bride and grooms favorite ice cream flavors and the guests can pick their own toppings?!!

Happy Wedding Planning

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