Decorating Ideas

Saint Patrick's Day Wedding Theme?

Brian Dunning - Friday, March 23, 2018

How about a Saint Patrick's Day theme for your March wedding? A clean and crisp color scheme of white or ivory, with pops of dark green and gorgeous gold accents looks elegant and feels like a touch of spring. Think green velvet sandals, lush florals such as white garden roses and seeded eucalyptus with shimmery gold streaming ribbons and swags of fresh greens for an organic feel.  Start the Celebration!

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Floral trends for 2018

Brian Dunning - Friday, March 23, 2018

As a Garden Wedding Venue, we are always interested in the latest flower trends. 2018 will offer eclectic, free form bouquets with big fluffy peonies and garden roses with trailing eucalyptus for spring or summer, bouquets of natural greenery and berries for fall, and bouquets for all seasons with lush dark colors such as eggplant and marsala with blush colored flowers for contrast. Metallics are still prominent with copper tones leading the way.

Set-Up Time for Vendors and Personal Items for Your Wedding

Brian Dunning - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Wondering how everything gets set up the day of your wedding?

Vendors (DJs, Florists, Bakers, Specialty Musicians, Photographers etc) are permitted to arrive at Independence Harbor one hour prior to the scheduled arrival of the Bride, for the purpose of equipment set-up. 
Connie, Anne or Matt will also schedule a time for you to bring all of your personal wedding items to "I.H."(seating cards, favors, guest book, etc.).
The "I.H." wedding director will log in all of your items, discuss your preferred placement of those items, and will gather and organize them for you at the end of your reception. 

Woodland Decor

Brian Dunning - Saturday, March 03, 2018

Woodland decor is expected to be a popular tabletop trend in 2018.

Think "greens only" such as a bell jar with greens or foliage or table wreaths for a simple organic statement. Add copper or metallic details for a little shine.