Posts with tag: "new orleans wedding venue"
5 Most Followed Wedding Traditions
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
5 Most Followed Wedding Traditions

Have you ever wondered where popular wedding traditions, like "something borrowed and something blue" came from?  We did too!  In our search for the answer, we found something very interesting...most wedding traditions that American brides follow didn't originate here.  I guess that reiterates how much of a mixing pot the USA really is. "Something Blue" Here are the top 5 wedding traditions still followed today: White Wedding Dress - Queen Victoria of Great Britain wed Prince Albert in the 1980's, and made the white wedding dress popular.  Young women in England and America immediately began clamoring for white wedding dresses of their own. Whereas the white wedding gown had previously been a luxury of only the richest (it was, after all, a very difficult color to clean and maintain with nineteenth century technologies), more and more middle class brides were beginning to select white as their color of choice.  Now, the white wedding dress is a signature color for an American wedding. One Knee Wedding Proposal - The custom of proposing on one knee reaches as far back as the days of knighthood and chivalry when it was customary for a knight to dip his knee in a show of servitude to his mistress and his master. The knight would kneel before a tournament and wait for "his" lady to toss him her ribbon or colors, as an ...

How to Choose a Wedding Venue
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
5 Most Followed Wedding Traditions

Did you know that where you get married reflects a lot about who you are as a couple?  Whether you and your fiancé love wine and must exchange vows at a vineyard or are sophisticated urbanites that can't imagine celebrating your nuptials anywhere but in a loft with nighttime views of the city, here are a few essential tenets for finding the picture-perfect location of your dreams. Self-contained locations - These are venues that provide all of the services you'll need at your wedding.  The Courtyard on the Ridge is a good example of this. From food and beverages to tables and chairs, china and even the wait-staff. These sites are ideal for the bride who wants convenience and ease when planning, because all of the services are coordinated centrally.Off-site locations - These locations provide few to no services, so all these details, from catering to party supply rentals, must be arranged separately. These locales, such as private homes, historic houses or a barn, are made for the bride who want the freedom to pick and choose vendors as they please.Ceremony & Reception in one locale - Logistically, it is often easier to hold the ceremony and reception at the same site. Plus, you may even save money when you don't have to move flowers and decor elements from the ceremony to the reception.  However, it is perfectly workable to have your ...