Tips for a Summer Wedding

Tips for a Summer Wedding

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

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!

 

Provide Shade

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.  

 

Refreshments

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

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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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Top Wedding Pranks on April Fool’s Day

Top Wedding Pranks on April Fool’s Day

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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Micro Weddings Are Becoming More Popular in the Era of COVID-19

Micro Weddings Are Becoming More Popular in the Era of COVID-19

Planning your wedding probably looked a lot different than it does now after the coronavirus decided to uproot the entire world. There is an overwhelming amount of uncertainty as travel bans, social distancing guidelines, and the number of COVID-19 cases rises. While you might’ve preferred to have a large gathering to celebrate your marriage, however, micro weddings are becoming more popular amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The special event experts of our South Florida country club are here to share a few things about having a smaller wedding during this unpredictable time.

What Is a Micro Wedding?

A micro wedding is a celebration that honors your marriage with 50 guests or less. The traditional wedding is typically on the larger size, often with over 100 guests. However, with a smaller wedding, it’s a more intimate setting.

When you choose to have your wedding with less than 50 guests, you are more prone to less stress due to fewer accommodations you need to make. Micro weddings can often save you money due to a smaller guest list. However, some couples prefer to spend their entire budget on a macro experience but with a micro guest list at their smaller wedding. You might be able to get the wedding of your dreams while even saving some money too.

The Rise of Micro Weddings

Couples are choosing micro weddings instead of their original plans due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Micro weddings during this time involve a smaller guest list and a more intimate ceremony. Coronavirus certainly left many jobless and has put a significant strain on the economy. Micro weddings are known for keeping costs down, which is a good thing during this unforeseen chaos.

A smaller guest list allows more quality time you can spend with your loved ones. Larger weddings make it more challenging to spend time with all of your guests. When you choose to have a micro wedding, you don’t have to cut your interactions short; instead, you can spend plenty of time with all of your guests.

One of the biggest reasons there is a rise in micro weddings is due to safety. There is a strong possibility there will be continued travel bans as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on your celebrations. When you choose to have a smaller wedding, you don’t have to worry so much about the travel bans when you keep it simpler. Even if your wedding isn’t until the end of the year or even next year, having a smaller wedding planned can help eliminate the risk of potential downsizing; not to mention your guests would probably feel better in a more intimate setting.

You can also include those who didn’t make the guest list by utilizing technology. You can set up a live stream of your wedding ceremony for those who are sick or at-risk loved ones so they can still witness your special day. You can also send your guests a party favor to make them feel like they were in attendance at your wedding.

While the era of micro weddings is upon us, it’s important to educate yourself on its advantages during the COVID-19 outbreak. You might have dreamed of a large wedding, but keep in mind the benefits of micro weddings. Our South Florida wedding venue is a perfect option for your intimate micro wedding. Please contact us today to learn more about our smaller wedding options.

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Planning a Wedding During COVID-19

Planning a Wedding During COVID-19

As wedding venues shut their doors, strict social distancing guidelines are in place, and your wedding date is quickly approaching, it’s perfectly normal to feel an overwhelming amount of stress. The harsh reality is that your wedding plans are most likely going to be changing this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. If you are planning a wedding during COVID-19, keep in mind these tips from the experts at our South Florida country club.  

 

Wedding Planning During Coronavirus Crisis

There is a lot that goes into planning your big day. From cake tastings, finding the perfect dress, and even the small details like the music list and party favors. Regardless of where your ceremony falls on the calendar this year, you might experience some wedding changes due to the coronavirus crisis.

There indeed are so many moving parts to planning a wedding during COVID-19. Regardless of the strict lockdowns, you can still successfully plan your wedding digitally. While COVID-19 has affected your wedding planning process, things should be looking up in the coming weeks. But for now, here are a few things you can do as you plan your wedding during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

 

1.      Make a Vision Board

One of the best things to do when planning a wedding during COVID-19 is to lay out all your ideas on a vision board. Either create a vision board through social media platforms like Pinterest or take the time and partake in arts and crafts. Gather images of flowers, cocktails, decorations, cakes, hair, makeup, venues, and more and lay them out in a visual vision board. Use your vision board to create the ideal plan you have for your big day.

 

2.      Virtual Dress Try-On

If you haven’t shopped for your dress yet, then it’s a good thing we live in a digital age. Grab your phone, tablet or computer, and get to online shopping. Many bridal shops and retailers have adapted to online shopping practices, so you should be able to search through a wide selection in the comfort of your home. You might even be able to have a video call with a stylist and do a virtual try-on. Check with the shops and see if they can send you a sample dress to try on and get a feel for what you like.

 

3.      Adjust Guest List

Due to strict stay-at-home orders as well as national and global lockdowns, your guests might have a hard time traveling to your wedding. Take the time to reconsider your guest list to ensure your loved ones can arrive safely on your special day. And for those who wouldn’t be able to make it, consider setting up a live stream so your guests can still take part in your wedding.

 

4.      DIY Decorations

While you are most likely bored in the house, use this as the perfect opportunity to create DIY decorations. Find inspiration from magazines and social media and see what you can create in the comfort of your home during the coronavirus crisis. Order supplies right to your door with a click of a button and get to crafting!

 

5.      Stay Positive

The most important thing to do when planning a wedding during COVID-19 is to stay positive. Keep calm, cool and collected as you go through this unimaginable pandemic. Meditate, take bubble baths, go for walks, and anything else that will keep your stress levels down. You can even follow positive social media accounts for daily affirmations. We promise you will have a beautiful wedding, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

At the end of the day, you are marrying the love of your life. Planning a wedding during COVID-19 might seem stressful, but it is not the time to panic. Our South Florida wedding venue if you need any help for your memorable day. Contact our director of events today at 954-426-6588 to further discuss your wedding.