5 Ways to Have A Wedding with An Art Theme

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One thing that many couples do is add personalized details to their wedding to celebrate their uniqueness. They usually use things like their favorite foods, things that remind them of their hometown, and even monograms.

In recent years, we’ve noticed a rising inclusion of artistic elements in weddings happening in Northern Virginia. From subtle paintbrush stroke details gracing invitations and paper goods to couples who emblazon their table cards with calligraphy and watercolor designs.

Some weddings even have an actual artist is on-site to capture the true emotion of the day on canvas. Whichever one is chosen, utilizing artsy details is an especially striking way to add a special flair to wedding décor. So, how then does one have an artistic wedding?

  • Intentionally

Artistic weddings are different from other kinds of weddings. Everything must be carefully thought out. Your planning must be meticulous and everything has to be beautifully and creatively assembled. Your location also has to be stylish with impressive architecture just like we have at Hunt Country Celebrations. When it comes to your wedding, just picture a well thought out piece of art.

  • Simple and Organic

Your décor for your artistic wedding has to be sophisticated but simple. Rather than outrageous/flashy designs and colors, go for more natural pastel colors and components. Involve lots of plants, foliage and natural surfaces like stone, brick, and marble.

  • Romantic

Artistic weddings are romantic weddings. The feel of your artistic wedding should be romantic so go for soft colors, music, lighting and natural colors. Also, go for feminine flowers and flowing fashion.

  • Fashion

When it comes to artistic weddings, we’ve already mentioned flowing fashion. Artistic, high fashion should be the theme of the day.

  • Photography

The pictures and videos from your wedding should be soft, elegant and dreamy. We’re thinking gorgeous pictures that look like they’re from a storybook as opposed to super contrasted and over vibrant modern photos.

With Hunt Country Celebrations, you’ll not only get the best location to have your wedding in Northern Virginia, we’re great at artistic weddings too. We have all the right members that you need for your wedding and our wedding planning and photography teams are experienced and top-notch too. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today!

How to Solve Pre-Wedding Jitters

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Getting rid of pre-wedding jitters is next to impossible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t deal with them. It’s perfectly normal to feel nervous before your big day and there are things that you can do to take care of it, but we’ll show you to stave off all the anxiety! The comprehensive list below is all you need/

  • Breathe

Yes, breathe. As cliché as this sounds, it actually goes a long way towards helping. Take deep evenly spaced breaths and practice relaxing your mind. It’ll be okay and you’ll be fine.

  • Picture the Worst Scenario

Most times, pre-wedding jitters happen because you are trying to stop yourself from thinking about things that could go wrong and failing at it. Try a more direct route by picturing what exactly it is that you feel could go wrong. Doing this can help prove that your fears are unfounded and things are not so doomed after all.

  • Face Reality

Tell yourself the truth. You are not a magician and things will not suddenly begin to go wrong just because you are worried and think that they will. You’ve taken steps to ensure that your day goes beautifully so relax and be rest assured that it will.

  • Speak About It

Talk to your spouse-to-be, parent or friend. Let them know how you feel and listen to their reassurances. Talking about what bothers you is a good way to chase the jitters away.

  • Talk to Yourself

And yes, we mean out loud. Give yourself a short talk in front of the mirror. You are awesome and have come this far. Positive words of affirmation spoken to yourself go a long way in helping you feel better.

  • Distract Yourself

Watch funny videos, play a challenging game or catch a nice movie. Losing yourself in something other than plans for your wedding ceremony, can help in taking away the uncomfortable feeling.

  • Listen to Music

Pick songs that you like or choose to explore and make a new playlist. This works because it also takes your mind off the upcoming event and makes you focus on something else for a change.

While taking all of the steps listed above, we’d just like to remind you that pre-wedding jitters are completely normal and you will be absolutely fine.

Let us host you and your guests for your wedding in Northern Virginia. We’re Hunt Country Celebrations and our name is synonymous with celebrations that are remembered fondly for a lifetime. We look forward to hearing from you. Call us today! 

5 Things to Avoid If You Want Happy Wedding Guests

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Even though your wedding is primarily about you, keeping your guests happy is also very important. A memorable wedding is made even more so by the joy and laughter you share with your loved ones. We love a happy couple and happy guests at our location in Northern Virginia, so browse through and apply these tips from us on things to avoid if you want to keep your guests happy at your wedding.

  • Poor Seating Arrangements

Compiling a seating arrangement chat for your wedding can be quite tasking and challenging. However, it is necessary, and you should pay attention to the spacing between the tables too. You do not want guests bumping into each other as they try to navigate to their seats. Those who do not get along should be seated as far away from each other as possible.

  • A Long Ceremony

You do not want your guests to become bored and restless, so try to keep your ceremony short. The same goes for toasts and speeches. Give a time frame for them and make sure whoever is carrying out MC duties makes them keep to time.

  • Wedding Catering Disasters

This is a total no-no. Make use of your RSVP cards to get your guest’s dietary requirements and notify your caterer well ahead of time. Also, work with them to ensure that you have enough food for everyone. There is nothing as embarrassing as running out of food at your wedding.

  • Lack of Directions

Even when your location is famous and well known, it is still advisable to give your event directions. A mini-map or piece of paper containing directions goes one step further in ensuring a smooth, happy wedding.

  • An Inconvenient Location

A convenient location for your guests to get to without much confusion is a great way to keep your guests happy. You do not want them to have to stop at too many places to ask for directions or look through a confusing map and get stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we offer you all that you’d need concerning your wedding in one place. Venues, vendors, experts, and more. We’re located in Northern Virginia and would be honored to host you and your guests. For more inquiries, contact us today.

6 Simple Bridal Hairstyle Choices for your Wedding

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Choosing a hairstyle for your wedding can seem a daunting task. Apart from the fact that you want to look your best, there are usually so many options from which to choose. In fact, the difficulty involved in choosing the hairstyle to go with on your wedding day is counted up there with choosing the flowers or photographer for the event.

If you are strapped for time and thinking of the best hairstyle to go with, you can choose from any of the following simple options that we’ve put together for you. Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we have members who are well versed and experienced in bridal hairstyles.

  • The Side Part

The deep side part is an excellent style for any length or texture. It is not stressful to do and can make you look feminine, romantic, or chic, depending on how you style the rest of your hair. Couple this with soft or natural makeup on your wedding day, and you’ll come out looking like the best version of yourself!

  • Front Braiding

A great idea for short hair, braiding the front of your hair and then pinning it makes you look great, it ensures that your hair stays off your face. It is also easy enough to do and can be finished in a short period.

  • Pinning Your Hair Back

This is also great if your hair is short in length. Pin your hair loosely if you are going for a soft, feminine look.

  • The Messy Bun

If your hair is medium length and you’re having your wedding in a fun, relaxed location, why not go for a messy bun? This hairstyle primarily works if your wedding gown is also informal and has a short hemline.

  • The Elegant Low Chignon

A classic wedding style, the low chignon, is easy to achieve if you have long hair. You can even throw in some braids as part of the look if you like.

  • The Glamorous Ponytail

This hairstyle shows off your long hair in the back and your beautiful face in front. It is perfect because you don’t have to worry about your hair whipping all over your face during your photoshoot.

Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, the beauty and success of your wedding is our priority, that’s why we have all the wedding services that you’ll ever need. We’d love to hear from you. Give us a call today!

6 Essentials for The Morning of Your Wedding

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As your wedding day approaches, you have probably been thinking about what you will need for that day. You are not alone. It is good to have everything ready on that morning so that your day goes as smoothly as possible. The following are seven essentials that you will need on that day. You can either get them ready yourself or ask a member of your wedding party to help out. 

  • Food

This is a must-have, especially If you are having a late wedding. Try to have both breakfast and lunch if you are having an afternoon wedding. A small breakfast and a snack before your photos begin will help keep you strong. It will be a long day, so you need food to keep you energized and feeling good.

  • Drinks

Stay hydrated. Drink a lot of water, especially if your wedding is in the summer. It’s also helpful to have some Ginger Ale on hand in case you get some butterflies. Mimosas are equally as lovely too.

  • Alone Time

You’ll need a few minutes to relax and take it all in. This will be the only wedding day you’ll be having in your relationship, so make time. A top regret couples often have after their wedding is that the day went by too quickly for them to appreciate it. 

  • Your Wedding Timeline

It should be in your hand and your vendors and wedding party’s hands even before this day. If you have a planner, they’ll usually make sure everything goes as planned. Where you don’t, you should do it yourself.

  • Vendor Contacts

This should have their company name, name, and phone number. Make sure to give a copy to your wedding party, the venue, and key members of your family. They’ll keep in touch with your vendors and make sure they are in place. 

  • Getting Ready Outfit

Whether a robe, tank top, or button-up shirt, you need something that will quickly come off without messing up your hair and makeup. Please make sure you get it ready for the morning of your wedding.

Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we only want the best for you and your wedding, so we suggest that you contact us as soon as possible. We have the experience needed in this industry and will help wherever we can. Contact us today!

Do You Need A Wedding Planner?

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Due to a lot of misconceptions, some couples are scared of getting a wedding planner not realizing that it can be a great help. It can help you save time, relieve you of stress and even save you a couple of bucks.

We’ve been planning and hosting successful weddings for a long time here at Hunt Country Celebrations so we’d say we also have a little bit of expertise in telling if you need a wedding planner or not. Whether you’re behind on your wedding planning or you just need some guidelines, this checklist from us will help make clear if you need a wedding planner.

  • The Wedding Planning Checklist

You need a wedding planner if you’re behind on your wedding schedule

If you and your partner both work full-time jobs which will prevent you from meeting vendors during weekdays you need one

If you’re having a destination wedding, you need a wedding planner

If you’re planning on a short engagement.

You have no idea where to start when it comes to wedding vendors

Your mothers, friends, and members of your wedding party are too busy to help.

They aren’t too busy to help but everyone has a different idea of how everything should go.

You do want to get married but when you think of the planning involved, you get a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.

After doing research online, you’ve decided there no way you can do this alone.

You have an idea of how you’d want your dream wedding to go but don’t know how to turn that idea into a reality.

You don’t even have an idea where your wedding is concerned.

Your general feeling at this point is stress, pressure and an intense need to run away from everything.

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered here at Hunt Country Celebrations. We can handle everything from your wedding planning to your venue and even your makeup. Want to know more about what we mean? Contact us today!