Thursday, April 4, 2019



Kids at weddings- How to ensure they have as much fun as the grown ups!

Kids Area

Photo by: Andrew Bruah                                   Photo by: Rebecca Hollis Photography
One way to keep kids happy at weddings is to give them their own space. This could be their own "kids table" or a "kids room". Our library could be used as a kids room; you can use our built in screen and projector to play some movies!  

Coloring Book

Photo by: Lovely Indeed                                Photo by: Vitae Weddings
Who doesn't love to color?! Coloring keeps kids occupied and they will feel special because only the "cool kids" have coloring books and crayons at their place setting.
 
Games and Activities

Photo by: Sarah Tonkin                          Photo by: Gemma Clarke Photography


Photo by: Gemma Clarke Photography              Photo by: Beau-coup Blog
By giving kids options of games and activities you are ensuring that they will be occupied for a few hours. We have room on our back patio for games like corn hole or hopscotch. In the library you could set up a few different board games and whoever wines gets a prize.

Goodie Bags

Photo by: Magnolia Manor
My favorite part of birthday parties was always the goodie bag because you never knew what type of cool treasures you'd find! For your wedding day you could give kids a goodie bag with snacks, a coloring book, a disposable camera, silly string and more. Give the bags to the kids after the ceremony though because you don't want to be covered in pink silly string during your first kiss ;)!
 



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

BJ & Alyse Johnson
Piedmont Club
Haymarket, Virgina

Photographer: Gana Locker
www.facebook.com/ganalockerphotography

Congratulations to BJ and Alyse Johnson on their beautiful marriage! On March 9th BJ and Alyse said "I do". The dance floor was packed and everyone seemed to have had an amazing night! The couple ended the night with a sparkler exit and a kiss. Congratulations from everyone here at Piedmont Club; we wish you nothing but the best!


 
 

 

 







Thursday, February 28, 2019

First Look: To Do It Or Not To Do It?!



Pros
You will have more time for pictures.

It could help ease your nerves by
taking away the stress of seeing
each other in front of others.

You can fix your makeup if you cry.

You have more privacy than you would
if guest were around.

You can enjoy cocktail hour because all
of your pictures would be done. AKA
more time to party and have fun with
your friends!

Photos by: Ginger Snaps Photography and Piedmont Club Webpage

Cons
You have to be ready earlier which
means less sleep. But it's your wedding
day, who really sleeps? It's like
Christmas eve as a child!

Some say you might lose that
magical moment of walking
down aisle and seeing each other
for the first time.

Your dress might get dirty
depending where the
pictures are.

It could feel a little staged with
the photographer telling you what
to do and when.

You might have to pay
more to keep your
hair/makeup artist
there longer for touch ups.

Photos by:Lindsay Mack Photography and Diana Bellack



Another option we have seen that is kind of a combination of both options is a first touch! You are able to touch each other and talk to each other but you still have that moment of seeing each other for the first time when you walk down the aisle.
 
Photos by: Sarandipity Photography and Anny Photography



Thursday, February 21, 2019

Non-Traditional Wedding Cakes

Do you want a "Wedding Cake" but something with a fun twist? Maybe you want something that looks like a cake but tastes different? We've got you covered!

Ice Cream Cake
Photo by: XO Azuree Photography
Pancake Cake
Photo by:  Vienna Glenn Photography
 
Waffle Cake

Photo by: The Every Girl

 Cheese Cake

Photo by: The Courtyard Dairy
 
Pastry Cake

Photo by: Marilyn Duvall Photography
 
Pie Bar

Photo by: Cakes by Happy Eatery

Watermelon Cake

Photo by: Sprinkle Bates



Friday, February 1, 2019

8 ways to use Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year on your big day

This year Pantone's color of the year is Living Coral. It can be used in any season and would look amazing with our beautiful green backdrops on the course!
 
Bridesmaids Dresses

Photo by: Gilroy Photography

Groomsmen Ties

Photo by: Sarah Q: Photography for Happy People

Flowers
 Photo by: Blue Rose Photography              Photo by: Kathryn Hopkins Photography

Ceremony Décor

Photo by: Real Weddings Corner House Photography

Table Décor


Photo by: Katelyn James Photography

Photo by: Jennifer Weems Photography
 
Cake

Photo by: Simply Desserts

Favors


Photo by: My Wedding Reception Ideas
Signature Drink
Photo by: Horizons Conference Center

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Alternate Wedding Bouquets

Are you looking for an unique alternative to a traditional wedding bouquet? Well you have come to the right place! Below are just a few fun ideas to make your wedding stand out from the rest!

Cotton Candy
Photo by: George Street Photo & Video
www.georgestreetphoto.com
Cotton candy is a fun and tasty alternative to a traditional flower bouquet. It comes in a rainbow of colors so you'll be able to find one to match your wedding colors. It is also inexpensive to make a cotton candy bouquet; around $1 to $5! The only downside of using cotton candy is that you might get hungry and eat it 😉.




Giant Balloons 
Photo by: Caroline Tran
www.carolinetran.net
Balloons are a simple way to add height, color, and patterns to your wedding. You can mix large giant balloons with smaller balloons to create an exciting and new bouquet alternative to your wedding ceremony. Just make sure to add an anchor so they don't float away on you!


Breadsticks
Photo by: Olive Gardenwww.olivegarden.com
The thought of a breadstick bouquet makes my mouth water! You could also have garlic bread served during your dinner so it ties the ceremony and reception together. When you come in for your tasting let Morgan or Kimberly know you would like to do breadstick bouquets and our chef will make it happen!

 Lanterns
Photo by: Gloria Mesa
www.gloriamesa.com
One way to cut down on costs is to use your bridal bouquets as centerpieces also. This elegant lantern bouquet would be perfect for that! It adds a touch of romance to your theme. We can lower the lights and add a candle to the lantern to make the room feel warm and welcoming.

Pizza
Photo by: Villa Italian Kitchenwww.villaitaliankitchen.com
I'm sure you've seen an article about the couple who used pizza for their bouquets and boutonnieres but wouldn't it be cool to have one of your own?! Okay, if that isn't your thing but you still want to include pizza in your wedding we have a pizza bar that you can add to your event!   

Animals
Photo by: Caroline Logan
www.carolineloganphotography.com

Photo by: Autumn Cutaiawww.autumncutaia.com
One thing I absolutely love about using animals instead of flowers for your ceremony, other than getting to play with them after, is that couples use animals that need to be adopted. This helps raise awareness and the animals typically leave with a forever family! You could also donate to an animal shelter near by instead of giving guest favors.



Article by: Morgan Stevens

Thursday, January 10, 2019

David & Olivia Oh
Piedmont Club
Haymarket, Virgina

Photographer: Abe Hwang
www.abehphotography.com
Décor and Coordination: Dear My Event
www.dearmyevent.com
Congratulations to David and Olivia Oh on their beautiful marriage! On December 15, 2018 David and Olivia had a beautiful indoor ceremony. Fun fact, Olivia owns her own planning and design company for weddings, bridal showers, and events. David is a member of the club so we look forward to seeing him out on the course. Congratulations Mr .and Mrs. Kwon, we wish you nothing but the best!