Spruce Mountain Blog

Perfectly Toasted:A Guide to Giving a Wonderful Wedding Toast

As a member of the wedding party, you are honored to be a part of this special day. Someone very dear to you has found the person they want to walk down the road of life with, and that’s a beautiful thing. In honor of the celebration, you want to do everything within your power to make the occasion memorable: buying a special gift, writing a sweet card of congratulations, and soon. One thing about your role as a member of the bridal party frightens you, though. Public speaking has never been your strong point, and now you are obligated to give a toast to the happy couple commemorating their new life together— how do you do it? We at Spruce Mountain Ranch have provided some helpful advice on how to give the perfect wedding toast that will please the crowd and honor the newlyweds.

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Our “Favor”-ite Wedding Favors!

The question of what to give as wedding favors can be a difficult one to resolve— what will the members of the bridal party actually use and want that won’t be too expensive? What will guests want, and what will help them remember your special day? At Spruce Mountain Ranch, we recognize this dilemma and want to help answer the quandary of what to give as bridal party favors! We hope this blog helps you to brainstorm ideas for what to give both the bridal party and guests, and thanks to Amanda Lamb Photographer and Sarah Roshan Wedding Photographer, we have some lovely photos to help you in this decision-making process!

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Spruce Mountain Ranch: “Top Wedding Trends of 2016”

The holidays have ended, the new year has come, and 2016 is in full swing. Amidst all the changes and resolutions comes the one thing that those in the wedding industry love most about the new year: new wedding trends. With this edition of our blog, we will recap some of last year’s wedding trends, as well as introduce 2016’s styles and elements. Without further ado, Spruce Mountain Ranch brings you the wedding trends of 2016!

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Upcoming Public Events

Aside from the events Spruce Mountain Ranch normally hosts, including weddings, corporate events, and proms, we have decided to hold a few public events: anyone is welcome to attend these! We look forward to seeing many new faces enjoying the beauty of Spruce Mountain in a fun, party atmosphere! Be sure to read all about these upcoming events and book tickets while they are still available! All of these public events are fundraising events for Mount Saint Vincent, a treatment center for abused and neglected children.

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Guestiquette Blog

At Spruce Mountain Ranch, we want everyone who visits our beautiful property to feel right at home. In order to make wedding guests feel at ease from the moment they enter the front gate, we have written a special “guestiquette” version of our blog, which includes advice on how to prepare for a fun event at the ranch.

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Guide to Wedding Invitations:

Sending out invitations for a wedding requires a lot of thought and planning, as well as numerous questions: “What kind of stationary is the best?” “When should invitations be sent to guests?” “How should the wording on the envelope be phrased?” These are only a few of the quandaries that brides find themselves in as they prepare to invite guests. Thankfully, Ann Marlin of Cloud 9 Weddings and Papers was generous enough to answer all of these questions, and more, in this special “invitation edition” of our blog!

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Elopement Package

Spruce Mountain Ranch is pleased to announce that we have a new on-site wedding package! For the couples looking for a quiet, simple affair, our Elopement Package is a wonderful option!

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“Timing is Everything” Wedding Timelines at Spruce Mountain Ranch

The common saying that “timing is everything” is never as true as it is on your wedding day, one of the most significant days of all. Because of the important role that timing events correctly plays on this special day, we asked Sarah Viera, one of Spruce Mountain Ranch’s favorite wedding planners, to offer some advice to brides about planning their timeline specifically for the ranch.

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From a Florist’s Perspective: Floral Décor at Spruce Mountain Ranch

We at Spruce Mountain Ranch love to see our venue decorated with beautiful flowers. Different floral arrangements have the power to change the way that a space looks and to change the look of a wedding— we love that! Because flowers add so much to the décor of a wedding, we have asked two of our favorite florists to answer a few questions for the special “florist’s edition” of our wedding blog!

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Meet the Managers 2015

At Spruce Mountain Ranch, there is a property manager present at every event that takes place, whether it be a wedding, prom, or corporate event. They help the event in a variety of ways: they manage the vendors; make sure that the property, people, and animals (Spruce Mountain cattle) are secure; and they ensure that things run as smoothly as possible.

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