Summer is a polarizing season, with some relishing in the hot sun and leaving others scampering to find air conditioning and ways to cool off. As Florida’s premier bridal shower and golf course wedding venue, we have the tips for a successful summer wedding to ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable night for all the right reasons.
Outdoor Summer Weddings
For those interested in an outdoor summer wedding, we have some recommendations for beating the heat:
Timing can be everything. We recommend not scheduling any events before 4:00 PM, giving some time for the hottest part of the day to pass. An added benefit is you can have the ceremony during sunset for a romantic, beautiful outdoor setting. We have seen several ceremonies at our beautiful golf course wedding venue at sunsets on many summer nights and can attest to its beauty.
Summer Wedding Dress Codes
Another vital component for a successful summer wedding is to lighten the dress code. You and your guests will thank you for this, as three-piece suits and heavy formal dresses can be extremely uncomfortable and even dangerous on a hot summer’s day. A less formal wedding also allows your guests to feel more at ease and relaxed and can result in even more dancing and merriment!
Tents and indoor areas can provide you and your guests with the opportunity for shelter from the summer sun. Indoor settings can be air-conditioned and give guests the option to join the more outdoorsy of your guests if they so choose to. A tent can provide a section of your wedding with shade and has the appearance of being both indoors and outdoors simultaneously.
Our outdoor weddings have the option of additionally using our beautiful South Florida event ballrooms so you and your guests can travel freely from an elegant indoor setting to a beautiful sprawling green, complete with a cascading waterfall. This added space ensures that no guests feel overheated or stuck inside a single room.
When deciding on catering options for your wedding, consider avoiding hot appetizers, mains, and desserts. We recommend avoiding soups, pies, and piping hot entrees, opting instead for maybe a gazpacho soup, salads, and specialty gelatos instead. Leave your guests light and cool, as few people enjoy a hot meal on a summer’s day.
For the Bride and Groom to Be
As this is your special day, we want you to feel your absolute best. In addition to lighter, less formal attire, we recommend sporting summer-friendly hairstyles for those with longer hair. Let your neck and shoulders breathe and fit the theme of your more relaxed, fun wedding.
Florida Summer Weddings
For those searching for a great Florida summer wedding venue, we recommend checking out our beautiful ballroom and golf course green. The perfect mix of an indoor and outdoor wedding, we provide excellent catering options for weddings, bridal and engagement parties, and any specialty or holiday events. Contact us today to reserve our stunning property.
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How to Master the Natural Makeup Look
The Natural Makeup Look
With wedding season approaching, many brides have been planning for months, running walkthroughs, booking vendor after vendor, and looking for venues for all of their wedding-related events, such as bridal shower venues. One vendor they have probably booked is a makeup artist. Brides want to look their absolute best on their big day, but they still want to look like themselves.
The “No Makeup” makeup look is a top ask from brides that a wedding makeup artist must fulfill. Soft glam makeup is one look that highlights the bride’s natural features while covering any discoloration or insecurities. But how do you achieve natural bridal makeup?
Here is what you’ll need to do to achieve the perfect “No Makeup” look:
- Apply your regular skincare routine (prep first to make sure the skin is hydrated)
- Use a pore-filling or gripping primer
- Find a medium/buildable coverage foundation that fits your skin type
- Under the eyes, use a concealer one or two shades lighter than the foundation
- Set your foundation with a translucent or setting powder
- Work with a bronzer or heavy contouring to accent the shape of your face
- Blush should be lightly applied and a complementing shade to your skin tone
- Highlighter is optional but, if used, should be put on the high point of the face
Wedding Day Makeup Prep
A proper skincare routine is key to a more flawless makeup application. As a bride, if you don’t already have them, you should test out a few skincare products weeks before your wedding day. It is recommended to give your skin some time to adjust to the new products or see if they have any reaction. Another important tip is to consult with a skincare professional before testing any new products.
When it comes to finding all the right shades of foundations, concealers, and powders, the wedding makeup artist should know how to see the skin tone and undertones of a bride’s skin. This is why most artists will recommend a “trial” run a few weeks or months in advance to establish which shades and which look the bride will need and want.
Getting the “No Makeup” Makeup Look
To achieve the natural makeup look, you want it to look like the makeup is barely there. A light to medium buildable coverage foundation is integral in this process. It allows you to even out the skin tone while covering any blemishes or discoloration. For the rest of the face, the artist doing this bridal makeup should have a light hand and shouldn’t be packing on the products, which would make any face look cakey. Lightly bronzing instead of intensely contouring, feathering brows and not having sculpted out ones, and choosing a natural pink or nude lip with a gloss on top are additional features that help create a natural bridal look. The eyeshadows should be neutral and, once again, a compliment to the bride’s skin tone. Adding a shimmer or highlight to the eyes, bridge and tip of the nose, high points of the cheeks, and the cupid’s bow on the upper lip will leave you with a subtle but very bridal glow. Applying the highlighter to the points of the face where the light naturally hits is what brings this glow to life.
Our Florida golf course wedding venue, Deer Creek Golf Club, has so many more tips to offer for your special day! Contact us today to get started!
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Deer Creek is the Dream Wedding Venue in South Florida
At our country club in South Florida, we know that your wedding day, and every detail about it, needs to be perfect. One of the most significant aspects is the dress, and Deer Creek Golf Club has seen so many different wedding dress styles that we can offer a great insight into the world of dress shopping.
That is one of the first steps a bride takes in wedding planning. She probably already has an idea of what wedding dress she wants. We’ve also learned that even though they have the idea of what they want, the debate of sexy wedding dress vs. classic wedding dress is still an obstacle they face. So let’s take a closer look!
Sexy Wedding Dress
Dresses that are bold and make a statement are considered as a more modern style. When shopping for a contemporary wedding dress, you may be drawn towards the sexy, short wedding dresses, or even a sexy, classy wedding dress or two for the brides that want something in between. There are so many different variations of dresses, from the big day itself to the engagement party and bridal shower. If you’re a bride who wants to make a big statement, a naked, sheer, or illusion dress will allow you to do that.
Classy Wedding Dress
For brides who aren’t going for the sexy dress, a more traditional wedding dress would be better. Dresses that are simple and elegant let the bride glow more naturally and subtly. Many well-known bridal shops will have various collections of classy dresses, from ball gown wedding dresses to simple lace gowns. The options are endless. While most are solid white wedding dresses, a few brides like to take their spin on the traditional look. Blush, peach, champagne, ivory, and even off-white colors are used to add a little something to a classy, traditional wedding gown.
How to Choose What Dress?
Still stuck on which dress style you want? At our Florida golf course wedding venue, we recommend trying on as many as you can. Go into wedding dress shopping with an open mind, and the dress will find you. Like we said before, even if you go in with an idea of what you want, which is helpful and will save you some stress, don’t be afraid to step out of your original idea.
Booking your wedding with Deer Creek means we want to make your big day as stress-free and perfect as possible. So while we can’t pick out the perfect dress for you, we hope our insight into the different styles will help you find your dream dress. Contact us today for more information about our wedding venue and services.
Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Dress Shopping
2021 Wedding Dress Trends
When trying to predict the most recent trends of engagement rings our South Florida wedding venue recommends looking at celebrity engagement rings. 2021 has not disappointed with some of the most beautiful engagement rings being showcased throughout social media as celebrities get ready to tie the knot. Between keeping up with the most stylish engagement rings and 2021 wedding dress trends, there is so much to be excited for this year. We are taking a look at celebrity engagement rings that have been announced since the late last year. These famous engagement rings will have your heart (and wallet) crying for more!
Famous Engagement Rings of 2021
In the last couple of years, we have seen a variety of engagement ring styles being shown off by influencers and celebrities. This year we can expect to see an abundance of yellow gold and elongated fancy shaped diamonds being posted on Instagram. As celebrities announce their engagements, future brides are looking to celebrity style tips to find the most beautiful engagement rings of 2021.
Ariana Grande’s Off-Set Center Stones Engagement Ring
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The first celebrity engagement ring that deserves its moment in the spotlight is Ariana Grande’s off-set center stone ring. Ariana Grande announced her unique engagement ring on Instagram late December last year, but as one of the most beautiful engagement rings we have seen in 2021 we are still gawking over it all year long. The asymmetrical off-set style has become a more recent engagement ring trend that we expect to see coming into fruition.
Maria Sharapova’s Bezel Settings Engagement Ring
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Tennis pro Maria Sharapova got engaged to Alexander Gilkes in 2020, and she has been sporting a breathtaking bezel settings celebrity engagement ring. Maria’s famous engagement ring is the most secure ring setting a bride can have. The center gem can be seen being held in place by a ribbon of metal, making it the perfect engagement ring for the tennis star.
Bella Thorne’s Pear-Shaped Center Stone Engagement Ring
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Bella Thorne announced her celebrity engagement via Instagram in March 2021 and we are still raving over her engagement ring. Showing off her elegant pear-shaped center stone celebrity engagement ring, it is the perfect medium between flashy and conservative. This famous engagement ring has a halo of diamonds with a white gold band that glimmers with diamonds around it.
Paris Hilton’s Emerald Cut Sparkler Engagement Ring
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Former reality star Paris Hilton got engaged to boyfriend Carter Reum in February just days from her 40th birthday. The beauty mogul received a one-of-a-kind emerald-cut sparker engagement ring designed by jeweler Jean Dousset. The celebrity engagement ring is amongst the most stylish rings we have seen this year and is estimated to cost around $2 million dollars.
Finding the Perfect Bridal Shower Venue
If you are looking for the perfect bridal shower venue to show off your beautiful engagement ring at then look no further than our South Florida golf club. Our venue is perfect for all pre-wedding events, we have private rooms and banquet halls that will make the best wedding venue in all of Florida.
Contact us today to speak with one of our wedding coordinators. We offer wedding venues for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and more! You deserve the wedding of your dreams and Deer Creek Golf Club is here to help make your dreams come true.
Quarantine Proposal Ideas
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The moment you have been waiting for has arrived; your significant other has proposed! Now it is time to get into wedding planning mode and begin making arrangements. After you have tackled the venue, the perfect floral centerpieces, and the guest list, it is time for wedding dress shopping! But before you head over to your favorite bridal boutique or bridal shop, here are some helpful dos and don’ts of wedding dress shopping according to the event planners at our South Florida wedding venue.
How to Shop for a Wedding Dress
Finding the right wedding dress takes time; trying on wedding dresses is only half the fun. We have hosted our fair share of weddings here at Deer Creek Golf Club and have seen some wedding dress disasters unfold. To ensure you have the bridal gown of your dreams, here are a few wedding dress shopping tips.
DO Bring People You Trust to Watch You Try on Wedding Dresses
When you’re wedding dress shopping, be sure you have a supportive entourage that you trust. As a bride, you will not only want honest opinions about the different wedding dress styles you try on but people who will support you no matter what dress you choose, even if it wasn’t their first choice. Surround yourself with people that will bring you back to Earth in honest and supportive ways.
DON’T Try on Wedding Dresses in the Middle of the Afternoon
If you know you will be shopping for a wedding dress with a big crowd, book the bridal salon’s first appointment of the day. This gives you the opportunity to complete your wedding dress shopping before the salon gets too busy. You will not feel overwhelmed and will most likely be able to try on more wedding gowns.
DO Have an Idea of What a Dream Wedding Dress Looks Like
Save time running through countless dresses by going into the bridal shop with an idea of what you may be looking for. Are you searching for a lace wedding dress? Something blush or ivory? This will give your wedding dress consultant a general idea of which wedding dresses to pull and which ones to skip. You can peruse bridal magazines and try some of the latest wedding dress trends to start helping you visualize your dream gown.
Not sure what wedding dress to wear on your big day? We recommend trying on at least one ball gown, one fit-and-flare gown, and an A-line wedding dress to start. This can give you a better idea of what style of wedding dress you feel great in to help you narrow down your selection.
DON’T Judge a Wedding Dress On a Hanger
When wedding dress shopping, don’t judge any wedding dress on its hanger. Oftentimes brides will overlook a beautiful gown because of the way it looks simply hanging. While it may not feel right at first glance, trust your bridal consultant and give it a shot; the bridal consultant will know that a gown looks much better on a body compared to how it looks on the hanger. Who knows, this may just be the wedding dress of your dreams!
DO Add Accessories When Trying On a Wedding Dress
Accessories can change an entire look, so when you’re shopping for a wedding dress, bring accessories you will want to include in your wedding such as an heirloom that’s been passed down from generation to generation, like a veil or tiara. We also recommend bringing a wide range of different jewelry to get an idea of how it all looks together with the dress. You won’t regret it!
DON’T Be Afraid to Say No to a Wedding Dress
Keep in mind that you are shopping for YOUR dream wedding dress. Although your consultant at the bridal shop is the expert and your loved ones want you to look great on your wedding day, you are allowed to decline a dress. Don’t feel pressured to choose a dress your family and friends love if you don’t feel the same way about it. If you cannot picture yourself walking down the aisle in the wedding dress you’re trying on, then it may not be the gown for you. You will make your consultant’s job easier by being honest about what you want.
Finding a Wedding Venue in South Florida
Finding the perfect dress and a fantastic venue are two of the biggest tasks in wedding planning! Whether you hire a wedding planner or do it yourself, Deer Creek Golf Club offers beautiful views of our pristine golf course and a delicious menu for weddings and other events hosted at our event spaces and ballrooms in South Florida!
Contact us today to find out more about our wedding venue packages and inquire about the golf lessons we offer and golf club membership deals for some pre-wedding fun in the sun!
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Ring, check, proposal plans, check, oh wait…global pandemic…check. Don’t let COVID-19 put a damper on your marriage proposal plans. Before the coronavirus lockdown restrictions took place, you probably had a grand plan for proposing to your partner. But just because you are stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still propose during the quarantine. Our expert South Florida wedding planners at Deer Creek Golf Club, are here to share a few quarantine proposal ideas.
How to Propose at Home
You don’t need to plan a huge destination vacation or an elaborate plan for a marriage proposal. In fact, proposing at home is more intimate and personal than any other setting. If your quarantine proposal comes from the heart, that is all that truly matters. You can still be romantic at home! If you are proposing during quarantine, check out these ideas.
One of the sweetest quarantine proposal ideas is a picnic. You can find a quiet park near your home or go to your front or backyard for a sweet picnic with your loved one. Pack your favorite food, a cozy blanket, flower petals, and of course, champagne to celebrate you popping the question.
- Game night
If you are looking for a sneaky but cute idea if you are proposing during quarantine, then definitely host a game night. Keep the invite list very small and make sure you are socially distancing. You can write “will you marry me?” on a card if you are playing a card game, or you can add hints of wedding themes in any board game you choose. Your significant other is sure to say yes as your loved ones surround you.
- Movie night
Another creative marriage proposal involves a movie night starring you and your partner. You can compile videos and photos of the two of you that can play right before you pop the question. Cuddle up with your loved one, add cozy blankets and pillows, and you can even add candles to make the room feel more romantic. No movie date will ever compare to this evening!
- Room makeover
While traveling is limited now due to the coronavirus, you can give your partner a room makeover. Choose a place your partner dreams of visiting, whether it’s Paris or the Bahamas, or anywhere in the world, and recreate the scenery in your home. From décor to food, make the area look as if your travel plans are still on, get down on one knee, and propose to your partner.
- Over a meal
A simple yet romantic way to propose at home is over a meal. You can either cook or order in your partner’s favorite cuisine/restaurant and reminisce over the sweet smell of the food. Whip up an Italian dish with a bottle of wine, make your own burritos with margaritas, or barbecue chimichurri chicken with a classic potato dish with a signature cocktail. Wine and dine with your partner as you cherish your memories before you enter the next chapter of your lives.
Now that you are more familiar with a few quarantine proposal ideas, you are on your way to popping the question. Keep in mind our wedding venue in South Florida to celebrate your love. We also host bridal showers and other special events. Let our family assist with your upcoming nuptials. Contact us today at 954-429-0006 to speak to one of our special event directors. Congratulations on your proposal. From the Deer Creek Golf Club to your family, we wish you a life full of love.