outdoor wedding trends

Planning An Outdoor Wedding

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | Filed under: Outdoor Venue, Outdoor Wedding, wedding planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

Beauty in nature is found everywhere. With bright blue skies, romantic breezes and picturesque sunsets. When planning an outdoor wedding, it’s important to consider various aspects to ensure that the wedding is perfectly captures nature’s beauty. At the Manor, we offer 20 acres of manicured landscape, and a beautiful selection of formal gardens with trellises and an open-air gloriettes. Our wedding planners have gathered ideas and advice to ensure your outdoor wedding is stunning!
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Best-Of Our Wedding Ceremony Tips

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, Outdoor Wedding, wedding ceremony, Wedding Décor, wedding ideas, Wedding Signs | author: By Roman Bienkiewicz,    

Best-Of Our Wedding Ceremony TipsYour wedding ceremony is the center and the heart of your wedding day, filled with the promises you make to one another, expressions for your love of and commitment to one another, tributes to your families and expressions of your faith. A beautiful wedding ceremony gathers your loved ones around you to bear witness to one of the most momentous experiences of your life, and not just celebrate with you but support your married life through their own presence on your big day, as well as all the days of your future together.

As you plan your wedding ceremony, you’ll start with choosing the best wedding ceremony location for you, whether an outdoor wedding ceremony or an indoor wedding ceremony, and begin designing the style of ceremony site you want, as well as write your wedding vows, choose wedding ceremony music, select the people who will participate in your wedding ceremony, and add your own personal touches to this unforgettable wedding day event.

We’re very pleased to invite you to read our Best-Of wedding ceremony tips from our top-viewed blog posts, to help you design your perfect wedding ceremony. Visit these posts now:
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What are the Top Fall Wedding Ideas for 2016?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 | Filed under: Fall weddings, Outdoor Wedding, wedding ideas, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

Fall Wedding Ideas for 2016
Fall weddings have grown in popularity for NJ wedding couples, since the weather is so comfortable in our region, the fall foliage so beautiful (especially at outdoor wedding venues and on the grounds of scenic wedding venues,) and fall wedding trends including gorgeous décor and food inspirations.

According to the wedding industry survey site The Wedding Report, the most popular months for weddings in New Jersey include September at 14.0%, October at 13% and November at 8%. If that doesn’t sound overly impressive, keep in mind that April weddings in New Jersey are at 7%, May weddings are at 12% and June weddings are at 13% — which makes October weddings equal in popularity to June weddings, and September beats them all as the top month for weddings in New Jersey.

To help inspire your fall wedding plans, here are some of the top new trends for fall weddings in 2016: Read more…

Wedding Décor Trend: Decorating With Signs

Saturday, August 18th, 2012 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding ceremony, Wedding Décor, wedding ideas, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    
Wedding Signs

Wedding Signs

Personalized weddings feature décor touches that bring the bride and groom’s personalities and the style of the wedding into your Big Day, so consider a new top wedding idea: decorating with signs. Here are some of the top ways that you can design and display signs all around your wedding location:

  • A large sign at the entrance to your wedding ceremony or reception ballroom can feature your custom monogram
  • A large sign at your entrance can feature not just your names, but a romantic quote you’ve chosen as an inspiration for your day
  • Signs can direct guests to your garden ceremony area, to your reception room, to your cocktail party or other areas
  • A sign can direct guests to your smoking section at the far end of your venue
  • Use framed signs on your guest book table, again featuring your monogram or a romantic quote
  • If you’re using an alternative to the guest book, such as cards on which guests write their wedding wishes, your sign instructs them as to how to use the cards Read more…

Ceremony Seat Décor Trends

Sunday, July 1st, 2012 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding receptions, wedding themes | author: By BLG,    


For your outdoor wedding ceremony, you can set an even more magical scene – even in the midst of beautiful wedding gardens – with your choice of ceremony seat décor. When your ceremony setting first comes into view, you and your guests will see a celebrity wedding style of detailed perfection when your seats are wrapped in colorful fabrics, in your wedding décor colors.

Here are the top wedding trends for ceremony seat choices and accents:

Your Basic Ceremony Seat Styling:

  • First, decide if you’ll arrange your ceremony seats in straight rows, or in arched formation to provide a pretty arrangement of chairs. Our wedding planners advise setting up your chairs with plenty of space between rows, to allow wedding guests easier access to their seats.
  • Choose all matching chair styles to provide a unified look in your ceremony décor.
  • Choose one color for all of your ceremony seats, such as white wedding chairs, to provide an elegant, uniform look that makes the most of your wedding garden location’s natural florals and greenery.
  • Or, choose all-white chairs for your first two VIP rows where parents and grandparents will sit, and then chairs in color for the rest of your wedding seating. Read more…

To make an appointment with a banquet manager, please contact us at 973-325-2060.