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.
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.
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!
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
People often ask me "When is the best time to get married at Terradyne Country Club?" My answer, and everyone doesn't have to agree with me, is Fall. Why you ask? It's because this place is absoulutely stunning in Autumn-I just adore it! Warm layers, rich colors and crisp, but not cool, air. It is a fantastic time of the year to get married. If you ask me what months are our most popular for booking weddings? I can say that the last ywo years, August has been the #1 most booked month, followed by October as #2.
Get Inspiration from the Natural Colors outside
Ambers, ruby reds, yellows and burnt orange are some of my favorite colors of the fall season. Take a look at this beautiful bride Kateri Hopper. She and Richard got married here last October and she was inspired by the warm colors of the fall season. I just love the floral work by Char Titus of Char's Designs. Brides, please get inspiration by the natural beauty that surounds us in the plains of Kansas, for example tree limbs, tall grasses, pine cones accompanied by romantic candlelight. Decor doesn't have to be expensive "Get Creative"!
Since we live in Kansas you can never predict the weather. It is a continous battle of heat exhaustion or extreme cold, so I think that late Summer and Fall is ideal for outside ceremonies because our Kansas weather tends to cool off and it's comfortable outside. We must take full advantage of this weather before we have to dig out our winter coats and bundle up for the snow and holiday season. The Hereford House at Terradyne Country Club still has some dates open for Fall weddings. Please call Morgan Bauer, the event specialist, at 316-733-7800 to see what dates she has available.pan
Make the most of the stunning backdrop that this season provides and capture magical moments with love among the nature outside at Terradyne Country Club. These moments above were captured by the ever so talented Lois Elaine her website is loiselainephoto.com. I highly reccommend her!
Happy Wedding Planning!