When wedding planning, there are many factors that require your attention and many decisions to be made. Choosing the venue, the flowers, the colors, the menu, and more can be somewhat stressful. Deer Creek Golf Club understands all of this, which is why we offer our help and guidance along the way, including providing a day-of coordinator to those who use our venue for their weddings.
One decision our South Florida wedding venue can’t help the bride make is who they want standing up there with them on the big day. Bridesmaids are often some of the bride’s family and close friends that support and love the new chapter in their loved one’s life. A trend that is growing more popular is proposing to the bridesmaids. It is best to ask them within two to three months of getting engaged or sooner. This will give everyone time to plan and be a part of all the pre-wedding activities. This will also allow them time to block out their calendars for the festivities and financially prepare.
Our professionals at our wedding venue have seen some unique bridesmaid proposal ideas that we want to share with our readers!
What Are Good Bridal Proposal Gifts?
When choosing bridal proposal gifts, there are a few routes that can be taken. The gift can be something that speaks personally to each person or something that is fun for them to use. Some of the most popular options are wine tumblers, jewelry that can be worn to the wedding, or personalized totes and bags for the bachelorette trip or the day of the wedding. Anything fun, creative, and useful is always the best type of proposal idea! Here are some other gifts for fun bridesmaid proposals.
Champagne Bath Bombs
Bridesmaid’s proposal gifts don’t always have to be super practical. You can get them fun champagne-shaped bath bombs to “pop the question” to them. A mini champagne bottle can also be added to a little basket along with a special message for them. You can add some OJ to the basket so they can enjoy some delicious mimosas.
If you know your soon-to-be bridesmaid has a sweet tooth, then chocolates are a great gift idea. Include a sweet message inside, along with a guide to what flavor the chocolates are. This can act as a personal gift or just a fun one for your sweet loving friend or family member.
Cozy Matching Socks or Pajama Sets
Cozy socks or matching pajama sets are a perfect gift if you are planning a trip with your bridesmaids for a bachelorette party or for the day of the wedding to get ready. This will be cute for pictures and an easy gift to put together. At Deer Creek, our wedding venue has beautiful landscapes and gardens that are the perfect backdrop for a wedding party before getting dressed (in the matching pajama sets) and after in the bridesmaid dresses.
Matching Passport Holders
If you plan on traveling out of the country for your bachelorette trip, then give your group trendy matching passport holders.
Personalized Bags and Jackets
Though common, one of the most popular gifts to give bridesmaids is personalized jackets and/or bags! Have denim jackets made with their names on them, or just purchase matching jackets that can be used again after your wedding. Everyone loves a practical gift that will last longer than the event, and jackets and bags are the perfect gifts for that.
There are many unique bridesmaids’ proposal ideas out there that can be used, so think about your bridesmaids and what would be special or unique to them.
Contact Deer Creek Today!
Once you have your wedding party put together, then our coordinator and other professionals can help you with everything else at the venue. We have vendors and a great network to help our couples create the wedding of their dreams! Contact us today to tour the venue and see which wedding packages work best for you and your partner.
Spring is finally here and love is in the air! Between the warmer weather and the new blooms all around it’s one of the best times for nuptials. Deer Creek Golf Club is here to help pull off a great spring wedding, at the perfect venue. While springtime is busy with all the prom-goers and spring breakers, there are plenty of ways to pull off your special day in the midst of it.
There are a variety of things to focus on for a successful spring wedding, we have narrowed some of those for you.
One of the best parts of a spring wedding is that everything is in bloom at this time. There is such a wide range of stems in-season to dress up your wedding with. Peonies, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, nature supplies some of the most beautiful decorations. Cherry blossoms, dogwood, wheatgrass, herbs, and moss are great non-traditional touches to your floral arrangements. Deer Creek ballroom is adjacent to the beautiful outdoor gardens and country club. We are also an outdoor wedding venue with lush landscaping and an amazon cascading waterfall.
Spring Wedding Colors
Springtime is for pastels and softer but beautiful colors. When planning out your color palette, here are some wedding themes for spring:
- Blue, Purple, and Pink: softer, cooler shades are always a great way to go. Pops of these colors bring a subtle but radiant touch to your centerpieces, napkins, drapery, and even table cloths.
- Pink, Orange, White: Using various shades of pinks and oranges against white will add a bright splash of color in a classic way to your wedding day. They are happy hues for a reason, why not have them surrounding the happiest of days?
- Shades of Pink: Pink is incredibly versatile due to its many different shades. It will let you bring a soft pop of color or a brighter one!
- Warms Hues and Green: One of the most popular spring wedding colors are the subdued shades that also bring brightness. Using saturated fiery reds, oranges, and yellows mixed in with warm greens is a fantastic way to go.
- Red, Pink, and White: This is a classy way to incorporate color into your big day. Dark reds mellowed out with softer shades of pinks and white are great for Spring.
What to Wear to a Spring Wedding?
Finding the perfect dress or outfit is one of the biggest parts of your wedding day. Choosing between a sexy or classy wedding dress can be a lot, but there are also new spring wedding dress trends to consider:
- Bridal Dresses With Floral Motifs
- Deep V Necklines Dresses
- Puff Sleeve Wedding Gowns
- Mini Wedding Dresses
- Minimalist Bridal Gowns
- Sexy Silhouette Gowns
- Thigh-High Slits Bridal Gowns
For the grooms, it’s all about what fabric their suit is made from. We recommend cotton suits because they are a nice, lightweight option, especially for outdoor weddings in South Florida.
If you want a beautifully scenic wedding venue, contact us today, availability runs out quickly!
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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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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.
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Are you planning to get married on April Fool’s Day? While getting married is a serious event in every couple’s life, that doesn’t mean you can’t add a couple of funny wedding pranks on and around April Fool’s Day. While we wouldn’t recommend pulling a wedding prank at the ceremony, there are plenty of other events where light shenanigans may be more acceptable. You can pull off a wedding April fool’s joke in the upcoming days of the ceremony or at the bachelor party, wedding shower, or any other pre-wedding event you may be hosting. Our South Florida country club shares some of our top wedding pranks for an April Fool’s Day wedding-related event.
April Fool’s Wedding Jokes
Play these wedding pranks on your soon-to-be Mr. or Mrs. at a wedding-related event or in the upcoming days before the wedding to ensure it is about fun and not over the top. At Deer Creek Golf Club, we don’t recommend pulling a wedding April Fool’s joke the day of the wedding as that is a special intimate moment between the couple.
Hire a Celebrity Impersonator
A funny and unexpected wedding prank to pull at a wedding-related event is hiring a celebrity impersonator to show up unexpectedly. We recommend choosing someone famous that will leave your wedding party crying with laughter. Have a celebrity impersonator show up at either the bachelor party or the wedding shower. Your wedding guests would have never seen it coming and it would definitely be an April Fool’s wedding joke that is remembered for years down the road.
Replace the Ring Bearer’s Bling
A great wedding prank to play on your significant other is tying Ring Pops, the ring lollipop candy, onto the ring bearer’s pillow. Although your future bride or groom may be shocked at the beginning of the wedding prank, they’ll find the humor in your wedding April Fool’s joke as they enjoy their edible rings. This is an easy wedding prank that will take some of the pressure off the wedding date; it’s fun to find humor in the smaller details as you prepare for the big day.
What’s In My Flask?
Fill the flasks of your wedding party with an unexpected swig of chocolate milk or tomato juice. This is the perfect wedding prank to play on groomsman or best men at a pre-wedding event like the bachelor party.
Reenact Your Wedding Pictures
An April fool’s wedding joke to pull on your forever partner at a wedding shower or other event is to reenact the wedding pictures with the best man or maid of honor. Make sure to arrange the prank photo front and center before guests start to arrive so your soon-to-be-married friends won’t miss this fun, unexpected surprise. Where once sat a beautiful picture of the happy couple is a replacement featuring two friends reenacting the photoshoot.
Have the wedding pictures changed back before guests arrive or turn it around and the soon-to-be-married couple can prank their guests! We are certain that your better half will not only be caught off guard but will love seeing when guests will notice and how they’ll react.
For an even better wedding prank, include the photo in your guest wedding welcome bags. It would be a great wedding favor your guests will love to keep forever.
Hosting a Wedding Event at a South Florida Golf Club
Deer Creek Golf Club hosts a wide range of special events. Not only is our country club wonderful for weddings, but it’s also one of the best bridal shower venues in South Florida and the perfect place to organize rehearsal dinners. If you are planning on getting married on April Fool’s Day or any other day of the year, we are excited to help make your vision come to life.
Our dedicated staff has years of experience catering for weddings and providing wedding venue services. Contact us today or give us a call at 954-426-6588 to tour our beautiful venue.
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