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Jan 9

Making the Most of a Winter Wedding

When it comes to planning an unforgettable wedding, spring and summer shouldn’t be the only seasons that you consider. For a unique twist, you should think about tying the knot during the winter. Winter weddings are ideal for couples who prefer to eschew convention. A winter wedding can be every bit as fabulous as a spring or summer wedding; the trick is choosing the right venue and throwing in plenty of special touches. Pick up a few tips for making the most of a winter wedding below.

Location is Everything

In regions that experience cold winters, choosing the right wedding location is especially important. It’s easy to assume that finding a fabulous wedding venue during the winter will be difficult, but that’s typically not the case at all. Whether you’re planning a New York wedding or a Colorado wedding, the trick to having an amazing day is selecting an unforgettable location. Estate wedding venues, mansions and other wedding venues should be at the top of your list.

What makes mansions and estate venues such ideal choices for winter weddings? A great perk is that popular estate venues are typically decked out in gorgeous holiday decor at that time of year, which simplifies the process of decorating the venue for your big day. Depending on your specific needs, you could select a venue that includes a beautiful fireplace or large picture windows that allow guests to take in snow-covered vistas.

Fun Ideas for Winter Weddings

After selecting the perfect winter wedding venue, you should come up with a few winter-themed touches to make things even more exciting. For wedding favors, why not opt for lovely ornaments for each guest? They could include the date of the wedding and the names of the bride and groom. For refreshments, you can opt for unique options like spiced wine, eggnog or hot chocolate. In terms of decor, incorporating things like crystal details (to mirror the look of snow) or a color palate of whites, blues, and silvers will help your guests feel as thought they are celebrating in a Winter Wonderland.

Plan Your Winter Wedding Today!

Planning a winter wedding isn’t all that different than planning spring or summer nuptials. The most important thing is choosing a venue that lets the beauty of the season shine through during your big day. Winter is far from peak season for weddings, so you will be able to take your pick from a wide range of options. Kick-start your winter wedding plans by selecting a fantastic venue today! Click here to browse estates

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About the Author

Jamie is the Co-Founder and President of Estate Weddings and Events. Jamie and EWE have been featured in The New York TimesThe Baltimore SunGrace OrmondeStyle Me PrettyWE TVPremier Homes, and many other publications. When Jamie is not managing Luxury Events at EWE, you can find her traveling the world. Her favorite destinations visited are Laos and the Maldives.You can follow her on Google+ here.

Jan 6

Top 10 Private Estate Wedding Venues

Estate Weddings and Events Ranked Our Top 10 estates for 2011. From Rustic Ranches to Luxurious Mansions, to backyard Garden Weddings, Check it out to see if your estate venue made the list

1. Emma Estate

Located in Rancho Santa Fe area of San Diego, California. Provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate Backyard Garden Wedding or Large Corporate Events.

Emma Estate

2. Chateau De Beverly Hills

If you are looking for a luxury event location or plan to live like the stars and have a Celebrity Wedding, This exclusive Los Angeles Mansion is our number one choice for Luxury Entertainment.

3. Beach Rose Farm

The Beach Rose Farm in Maine is our top choice for Maine wedding Venues and Maine Vacation Rentals with accommodations up to 36 guests makes this ocean view venue the ideal destination.

4. Lower Lake Ranch

With its Colorado Mountain Views, the Lower Lake Ranch is located outside of Denver Colorado is the perfect setting for a Ranch wedding and also offers a Colorado Bed and Breakfast for large group accommodations, retreats and vacation rentals.

5. Abbey Estate

The Abbey Estate in Montecito is our choice for our top Ocean view Venue. Santa Barbara Estate Weddings feature an elegant setting and also offers Luxury Accommodations as a Santa Barbara Vacation Rental.

Santa Barbara, California

6. Sebastopol Sanctuary

This unique Sonoma Estate, located in the Sonoma Wine Country, is our top choice for Eco Friendly Weddings and Green Events. The estate is LED Certified, has a certified Organic Garden and Vineyard, private lake, and much more. If you are looking for a Sonoma Wedding Venue or a Green event venue, Sebastopol Sanctuary is the place for you.

7. Le Bac Estate

This South Africa Wedding Venue, located in Western Cape, South Africa, is our choice for the perfect destination wedding location or luxury vacation rental in South Africa.

8. Castle Ladyhawke

This Scottish inspired Castle, located outside of Asheville, North Carolina, is our top choice for a unique venue. Set on over 60 acres of private land and offer overnight accommodations for the perfect North Carolina Vacation Rental.

9. Gridley Ranch

Gridley Ranch, located in Ojai, California, is the ideal setting for Rustic Weddings or Ranch Style Weddings. This intimate estate is perfect for small intimate Ojai Wedding receptions and also is a place for a luxury vacation rentals.

10. Infinity Bali Villa

Island Weddings are truly unique and intimate. This Bali Villa, located on the Island of Bali, Indonesia, can accommodate 25 guests for a holiday rental and is the perfect destination for a destination wedding.

About the Author

Jamie is the Co-Founder and President of Estate Weddings and Events. Jamie and EWE have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Union Tribune,  The Baltimore Sun, Rue MagazineGrace OrmondeStyle Me PrettyWE TV, Bravo,  Premier Homes, and many other publications. When Jamie is not exploring and seeking out unique venues, you can find her traveling the world. Her favorite destinations visited are Croatia, Laos and the Maldives.You can follow her on Google+ here.

Dec 2

Featured Estates of the Week: Beach Rose Farm and French’s Point in Maine

Thinking of visiting Maine for a family reunion or looking for a vacation rental in the Stockton Springs area?  We have two featured estates in the area that might fit the bill!

Beach Rose Farm

5,500 square feet of living space on three levels, featuring gleaming wide pine plank floors, exposed hand-hewn ceiling beams and panoramic ocean views. With 11 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms this estate can accommodate 37 guests for overnight accommodations. Beach Rose Farm at French’s Point is the ideal setting for gatherings.

French’s Point Maine Estate

French’s Point shaped by the sea- an exceptional estate for extraordinary events.

With French’s Point’s spectacular private grounds and beautifully restored estate, your wedding will be an unparalleled event any month of the year.

About the Author

Claire is the Director of Client Relations for Estate Weddings and Events and will often be the first person to greet you and answer any questions you may have about planning your estate event. In her free time, she loves to make succulent arrangements, homebrew craft beers and put her love of crafts to work! You can follow her here Linkedin or Google+.

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