Venue Visit: Suite 300 & Kress Terrace

At least once a month I will go through and re-visit some of the area venues and give you some really great ideas to use them for your own wedding. Disclaimer: Not everyone can pull it off - AND don't sign a contract without reviewing it first!  That doesn't mean sit there and skim - it means take it home read it, highlight the areas of question and then ask the questions!  If you have a planner, they do this for you!  If you don't have a planner.  Quickly call us 336-25-9331 and we'll be your planner!

Suite 300 is a beautiful room - and the decor is nice, but it needs a little help.  Look at these photos:

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This is a little bar - away from the party that blocks a hallway to the bride room.  I don't like it as a bar - but it would be really cute as a kissing booth!!!

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This light is in the pool room.

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The pool room.

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The Groom's Room

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The Grooms Room

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Side with guest seating.

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This is the head table that was set up when I visited and the black dance floor.  Two things here - I hate the black dance floor, it should be white, light wood or copper to match the theme of the room.  In addition the mix of chairs is odd - the Chavari's should be silver to match or even better clear!

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Love the lounge furniture!

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These chair covers come with the rental price!

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These are the lights - I am loving the bling!!!

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Cute for a head table - but the guests will not be able to see the bride and groom - because of the location of the table and the pillars in the room.

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The bar!!  WOW!!!

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Another shot of the lounge furniture!

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The beautiful glass light in the bridal suite

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A better shot of the bridal suite!

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The back side of that wooden bar.

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Lounge area for the bridal party.

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Very cute art work!

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The water feature when you come in the door.

Overall I give the location an B, with a few enhancements by a great designer (me), it can be the ultimate wedding venue.  It is not cheap, in all actuality you pay for the lounge furniture and the linens. Entry into the venue is difficult also, through a parking deck and down a manned elevator with a code, so getting out is difficult also.

Our brides would love this venue - with the enhancements because it is modern and new! Let me know your thoughts if you've seen this venue or will be hosting your wedding here!

Happy Planning!

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Malika & Alex, Grandover Resort 2015 Day 1

Sorry I am posting this one so late!  Things have been a little hectic, but this wedding that you are about to view is my favorite for 2015 for sure.  It was also the most challenging and it was so wonderful to LEARN about another culture.  The families from both the bride and groom were just wonderful and we were blessed to be a part of their special day! Day one was full of Henna and the ever fun Sangeet!  The dancers were awesome!  Huge shout out to the NC State Dance Teams!!!

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Do you want your wedding in print?

Thankfully over the years we've had several weddings in print from local wedding mags, blogs to national magazines and websites.  What we hear quite a bit from our clients is "We want to see our wedding in print".  It is possible - no matter what the budget as long as it is pretty and you don't miss the following images:

  1. Your Stationery Suite - this includes your Save The Dates, invitations, even down to the table numbers and menu cards.
  2. The Cake - Have you seen a real wedding in print and not the cake?
  3. Kids and/or Pets! - Self explanatory.
  4. Scenic Shot with the couple - background of forestry or the beautifully lit venue
  5. Shoes - go for color!
  6. Venue - this doesn't mean the front of the building, it means the set up of tables, table settings, centerpieces, etc.  Be sure to use color table linens - otherwise the white just wash everything out.
  7. Bridesmaids - do something fun!
  8. Aisle Markers - have something going down to mark your entrances.  Don't forget the altar area also.  Even if it is just a small backdrop with some up lights, it makes a huge difference!
  9. Bouquet - DUH!
  10. Boutonniere - Double DUH!
  11. The Recessional - this is you as a married couple leaving the altar.
  12. Escort Cards - make this interesting, also this photo needs to be taken before any of the escort cards are missing!
  13. Centerpieces.....of course!
  14. The Getaway.  These are the sparklers the old timey cars, limo's or just running down the street!

Check out our press page for inspiration!

Happy Planning!

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