Berry Acres Christmas Round Two (thousand and 15)

The Grinch Stole Berry Acres’ Christmas! Can you spot him?! And what do you think of our Dr. Seuss trees? :P

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Berry Acres Bridal Open House Nov. 29th

Our last Berry Acres Open House of the year! Don’t miss this chance to try our catering, tour the property, & see all that our great vendors have to offer! Please RSVP for free for Sunday, Nov. 29th from 3-6 pm!

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10 Menu Cards That Look Good Enough To Eat

Menu cards are a simple way to dress up your place setting. But that does not mean your menu cards have to be plain. Here are some gorgeous menu cards that make you hungry just looking at them!

Bold Courses

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Filling The Plate

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Diagonally Delicious

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Glitz N Glam


Think Outside The Flower

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Meal Catcher

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Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

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Perfectly Placed(mat)

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Light N Airy


All Wrapped Up

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Are you planning to do Menu Cards? What fun ideas do you have? :)  (and of course, thanks to Pinterest for providing our inspiration!)

10 Wedding Invite Trends You Just Might Love

Your wedding stationary is the first item guests see of your plans, setting the tone for your event and giving them a glimpse of the glory to come. So they are not an item to be pushed to the bottom of your planning list. It’s important for your invites to not only reflect your wedding theme and decor, but also to reflect yourselves as a couple. Read: Make it personal! Always :) So here are some of the steal-worthy trends we found for wedding invites (and many of them overlap each other, they’re just soo popular!). Drum roll please!

1. Floral

You can never go wrong with a good flower. They are, after all, often the center of attention (aka your centerpieces lol) at a wedding. This trend is perfect for garden, rustic, and nature themes  :)

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2. Metallic

Bling! Bam! Pow! Certainly the eye catcher of the group. This is an easy way to make your invites pop and set the tone for a glam event. Perfect for modern, glittery, or black-tie themes :)

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3. Laser cut

Which is just a boring word for Lacey :) This design makes your invites appear lighter and more delicate. Perfect for vintage, rustic, and traditional themes :)

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4. Chalkboard

Who doesn’t love this trend? Give your invites that dusty chalk look while your white, whimsical letters pop against a black background to wow guests. Perfect for rustic, eclectic, and DIY themes :)

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5. Watercolor

These are just truly beautiful invites. Not for those who want to draw between the lines, these invites are much more free-flowing. Perfect for colorful,  casual siorres, winery, and beach themes :) 

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6. Art Deco aka Gatsby

This has become extremely popular look thanks to the release of the movie Gatsby and a certain fascination with the Prohibition. This is of course perfect for era-themed weddings (aka the 20s), Great Gatsby, and can achieve a modern or a vintage look.

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7. Wood(land)

This is a very fun trend. Use of trees, bark, actual wood pieces makes for a visually interesting invites and can certainly make a statement for what you stand for. Perfect for lodge, nature, and rustic themes :)

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8. All Tied Up

This trend really allows for more interactive invitations. Guests have fun getting into your invite and it’s obvious you really took the time putting them all together. Perfect for rustic, vintage, and casual themes :)

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9. Whimsical

Some of my favorites, as these defy all font rules! Get really creative with the size, type, direction, and general layout of your words on these invites. Perfect for DIY, eclectic, and garden themes :)

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10. Patterns

Be brave, be bold! Repeating any pattern that you love (dots, stripes, chevron, quatrefoil, diamonds, morrocan, etc) can certainly make a statement about your event and is easily continued on in other places (i.e linens, backdrops, cakes, bouquet ribbons, centerpieces). Perfect for modern, casual, and destination events.

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And all of this beautiful inspiration can of course be found on Pinterest :) What invite speaks to you? How can you make the trend YOURS? :)

Bridal Open House!!

Join us for our quarterly Bridal Open House, featuring some FANTASTIC vendors, DELICIOUS catering, WONDEROUS property tours, & decoration inspiration for your big day! Sunday, April 26 from 3 – 6 pm! RSVP now for FREE :)

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{Food} Bars of a Different Feather

Candy bars have definitely made their mark on weddings for 2014! But are there other kinds of food future weddings can throw into the mix? You bet! Here are just a couple awesome ideas we found, thanks to Pinterest!

First, for the desserts!

Pie bar :)

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Chocolate fountain bar :)

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Cheesecake shooters bar :)


Ice cream bar :)

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Cookie bar :)

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S’mores bar :) (we do this btw!!)

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Shortcake bar :)


Caramel/Candy apple bar :)

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Build-your-own cupcake bar :)


Now for the savory!

Chips + Salsa bar :)

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Seafood bar :)

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Sushi bar :)


Mashed potato bar :)

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Sliders bar :) (we do this too!)


Grilled cheese bar :)


Carnival food bar :)


Taco bar :)

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Chili bar :)


Pasta bar :)


Popcorn bar :)


Veggie + fruit bar :)

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Bread + toppings galore bar :)

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Onto the beverages!

Mimosa bar :)

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Bloody mary bar :)


Hot chocolate bar :)

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Welcome to the world of breakfast! (my favorite section!!!!)

Biscuit bar :)


Waffles bar :)


Pancake bar :)

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Crepes bar :)

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Yogurt bar :)

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Donuts bar :)

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Just think how much fun your guests would have with one of these! I don’t know about you, but I’m hungry now!

Arches Galore: An Array of Arch Ideas, Both the Different and the Traditional!

Arches seem to be the go-to these days for making your outdoor ceremony (and indoor!) feel more like the “traditional  altar” found in church ceremonies. Here is quite the compilation of wedding arch ideas, made from all sorts of mediums and materials, to give you ideas for what you want to do for your big day! Some are quirky, some are simple, some are over the top, and some of these examples have been used right here in Odessa at Berry Acres! Thanks to all the wedding boards on Pinterest for letting me raid your beautiful arch photos!

Let’s start out with some rustic lovelies! 

Here are two examples made from trees–one more of a mountain wedding from Birch/Aspen tree branches, and the other is more beachy with the gorgeous driftwood


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Rustic barn beams can be an especially beautiful way to bring wood elements into your ceremony arch–I did this for my own wedding (photo on the right! :D)

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Grapevines are another natural looking medium


And look here! Grapevine Pomanders :)

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Doors and windows are another great way to designate the end of your aisle, while not having to take the traditional “arching above your head” lookdoors3doorsdoors2

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And here they used just the door frame–it looks fantastic!

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This old dresser is an especially unusual yet wonderfully rustic chic idea!

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Your arch doesn’t have to be this structural either–check out these soft arches made from fabric




Don’t be afraid of those bold colored fabrics either!

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These arches are a bit more abstract and still give a very natural feel


A more heavy-duty arch can be made from wrought iron or even barbed wire!

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Now for the truly different arches!!

Use a ladder!


Ladder at night!

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Which brings us to arches made out of lights!!

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Colored ribbons!

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Whoa, ribbon overload!

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For book lovers EVERYWHERE


This one looks a little easier to construct in my opinion

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Books AND trees! Yay :)

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And oh my gosh the paper!

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If you’re having the wedding at home, this would be a super easy for your door ways!

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Paper +Light = Paper lanterns

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Let’s not forget the fantastic floral arches that started it all












And you can still manage to maintain the floral look but spice it up by going for unusual foliage (succulents people!)

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Giant palm leaves just tied together and stuck in the ground–how easy is that?!

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For fall, think leaves!

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Our last and absolute favorite because it is so easy to do and make it your own~

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