Kristen + Korey 7-9-16

Abundant Moments Photography :)

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Kaitlin + Jake 4-9-16

Taylor Tholen Photography :)

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Berry Acres Real Wedding | Kelsey + Brian 6-13-15

Abundant Moments Photography :)

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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

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Think Outside The Flower

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Meal Catcher

fortune tellers

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

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Perfectly Placed(mat)

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Light N Airy

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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? :)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing everyone a beautiful and happy Valentine’s Day :) Be sure to spend it with someone (or at least something!) that you LOVE :) <3

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image via google :)

Bridal Open House!

Our first Open House of the New Year! Come try our catering, talk with local vendors, and tour our beautiful property! Don’t miss this chance to see all that Berry Acres has to offer for your big day! Sunday, January 18th from 3pm – 6pm  Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berry-acres-bridal-open-house-tickets-14921263902 (it’s free!)

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Ringing in the New Year :)

Just wanted to officially announce that Berry Acres received Best of Weddings 2015 from TheKnot and Couple’s Best Choice Award from Wedding Wire!! YAYAYAY :) :) :) So excited that our first year went so well, can’t wait for everything 2015 holds in store! Thank you to all our brides who help make us awesome!

Knot best of 2015

 

Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award

Ashlyn + Josh 12-19-14

Our last wedding of 2014 :) Great way to end our first year! Thank you to Dan Daly Photography!

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Katie + Jared 10-18-14 :)

Berry Acres Real Wedding | Little House Photography

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How to set for a rustic Christmas :)

Things began to get festive here at Berry Acres. So naturally, in our barn wedding venue, a Berry Christmas would not be complete without a rustic table set for the upcoming cheer! Here are some pointers for how you can create your own rustic holiday :)

Start with your color scheme. Rustic holidays are not full of glittery gold and lime green. Think softer tones…cranberry red, baby’s breath white, rich burgundy, light cream, imperfect silvers, any range from tan to brown, forest green, light blacks, any shade of grey, etc. We decided to go with burlap and burgundy:

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Next think about your centerpieces. You want to always start with your base, something that screams “I’m rustic, duh.” Even if you put the world’s most expensive diamond on a wood circle, people would still think,  ”Look at that lovely rustic jewel.” So naturally we used some of our wood circles with a lovely antique wooden box.

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Then you have to decide what “pretties” to put into your centerpieces. There are so many options here, ranging from flowers to fruit (which includes a whole host of rustic container options), Christmas decor (like ornaments) to candles. We decided to go with candles. We have the dripless kind (aka no wax pooling down the side and all over your beautiful linen/table). Odd numbers ALWAYS! No matter what! And with rustic centerpieces, always make your arrangements perfectly imperfect, to give a more natural, easy feel.

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To finish your centerpieces off, you’ll need some “fluff.” This is the filler stuff, the ooo ahhh details. Ribbon, garland, fake snow (anything fluffy & white, Pinterest is full of ideas for this!), antlers, rustic bells, letters or words (made out of some other awesome materials like twine or wood), burlap, (again) ornaments….We decided to go with grapevine balls, pine cones, and moss.  One thing to keep in mind with rustic decor, if you can use something from nature, DO IT. Nature is the mother of rustic. Embrace the nature! So pine cones, grapevine balls, and moss it was :)

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Now that your centerpieces are all finished, you’re thinking you’re done. WRONG!  Biggest mistake of decorating is forgetting the place setting. The devil is in the details and this is no exception. You don’t have to have extravagant china or eighteen forks per plate set out to do what I’m talking about. Just need to pull your rustic theme to the individual guest. Think about your napkin fold, how your silverware is arranged, what your name cards look like (do you even need name cards in the first place?), what you can add to your drinking glasses (how about a little something around the stem/handle?), can you bring nature into the place setting too??

We really wanted to bring more of the Christmas spirit to the plate, so we decided on a snow man inspired place setting:

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And here is another Christmas I attended this year, complete with their own rustic centerpiece :)

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Have any examples of your own? Share them with us!

 

 

{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 :)

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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 :)

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Caramel/Candy apple bar :)

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Build-your-own cupcake bar :)

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Now for the savory!

Chips + Salsa bar :)

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Seafood bar :)

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Sushi bar :)

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Mashed potato bar :)

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Sliders bar :) (we do this too!)

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Grilled cheese bar :)

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Carnival food bar :)

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Taco bar :)

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Chili bar :)

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Pasta bar :)

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Popcorn bar :)

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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 :)

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Hot chocolate bar :)

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

Biscuit bar :)

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Waffles bar :)

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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!

Rustic Beyond the Mason Jar

Not that we don’t LOVE the mason jar. But if you’re looking for something fresher for your centerpiece, do not despair! There are so many creative ways to be JUST as rustic and chic as the good ol’ mason. Here are just a handful of the ideas we found on Pinterest. And yes, there are a lot! Which tells you how many options you have out there for your gorgeous wedding! :D

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Megan + Dustin 10-4-14

Berry Acres Real Wedding :)  Special thanks to Rebecca Schrier Photography for the beautiful shots!

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Hanna + Mike 11-1-14

SUCH A GORGEOUS WEDDING :) Thank you to Three Three Photography for these beautiful shots

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