Flower Girls

Who can resist the charms of a flower girl? They are super adorable and will always melt your heart with each step they take. The flower girl can be traced back to the Romans carrying bundles of wheat or herbs such as lavender to guarantee prosperity and fertility. However, the Victorian flower girl is the one who resembles our modern day flower girl the most. She is young and innocent, dressed in all white carrying a basket of flowers preceding the bride.

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Over time wedding fashion and traditions have evolved. Majority of the time we will see the young girl in a white dress, representing purity, dropping petals.

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From the Victoria era, flower girls would also carry a floral hoop representing that true love never ends. Wearing a circular wreath of flowers in the hair is an adorable wedding fashion adapted from this tradition.

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Another new trend that I just can not get enough of is flower girls holding signs announcing that the bride is coming! Seriously so cute and signs are so easy to DIY!

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Do you plan to have flower girls? If so, have you come across other things for flower girls to do while walking down the aisle?

 

Written by:  Erin Todd, Wedding Sales Manager

‘Tis the Season for Company Holiday Parties!

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Holiday Parties are a great way to wrap up a year of hard work and celebrate the season with co-workers and their significant others. It’s an opportunity to relax and enjoy each other’s company outside of the office. November is rapidly approaching and before we know it, here comes December! If you haven’t already booked your company holiday party NOW is absolutely the time. Most venues will have some prime Friday’s and Saturday’s still available but wait a few weeks and you are likely to end up with only a handful of Thursday’s open for an event.

A few things to keep in mind for your RFP include; Budget, Date & Time, Guest Count, Menu (would you like a casual meal with hors d’oeuvres and perhaps a carving station or do you prefer a formal plated meal?), Bar (will you have an open bar of Beer, Wine and Liquor or a Cash Bar? If having a Cash Bar will there be a bartender fee?), Décor (does the Venue provide Holiday Centerpieces and/or décor? If so, this could save you a good bit of money!), Dance Floor, In-house Music or Space for DJ/Band and lastly, Room Rate for your group if applicable. Send this list along with any other details specific to your group to your potential event venue and they should be able to provide a quick proposal to book your event as soon as possible.

Happy Holidays!

By: Mallory Voorheis, IOM :: Corporate Sales Manager :: Vintage Villas Hotel & Events

Grand Send-Off Ideas

Trying to decide on what to use for your grand exit? Take a look at this compilation of send-off ideas that are sure to put the final touches on your big day!

Balloons

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Rose Petals

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Glow sticks

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Bubbles

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Lavender

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Streamers

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Sparklers (make sure to check that there is not a burn-ban in effect)

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And when the fun has ended, leave your wedding riding off in a horse-drawn carriage or on a tandem bicycle.

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Waving good-bye to your guests in a classic car or hot sports car is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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And you can never go wrong with a traditional black car or limo, but when you are a Cinderella bride your dreams come true leaving in a magic pumpkin.

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Whatever you choose to send you off, start your marriage in style!

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Written by:  Lauren Allen, Director of Sales and Marketing

Rehearsal Dinners & Brunches

Vintage Villas Hotel & Events is known for weddings, but did you know that we also host rehearsal dinners and brunches? Whether you are having your wedding onsite or not, we offer great packages and locations for your event.

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The Colorado Room is attached to our South Texas Villa and can accommodate up to 40 guests. Surrounded by full length windows on three sides, this space offers beautiful views of Lake Travis and the Vintage Villas grounds. With an attached patio and adjoining dining room, the Colorado room can be expanded to double its size.

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The Travis Room is ideal for up to 80 guests and features a 30′ window overlooking Lake Travis, a built in bar, private balcony, and wood floors.

Food & Beverage

Our Executive Chef has created a variety of mouth-watering menus specifically for rehearsal dinners and brunches. From Surf & Turf to Fajitas to Stuffed French Toast, there is sure to be a menu to satisfy your needs.

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And of course, we didn’t forget about the alcohol. We offer a variety of bar packages including Beer & Wine, Full Bars, & Brunch Bars.

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For more details about rehearsal dinners and brunches, contact the Vintage Villas Sales Office at 512-220-0185 or sales@vintagevillas.com.

 

Written By: Samantha Botello, Wedding Sales Manager