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Even the lushest landscapes would benefit from the addition of flowers to provide an energetic panorama of brightness to any wedding and lend an air of excitement to each location or event. While it is nearly impossible to overdo floral arrangements in large venues one has to be careful to consider available space and visibility in smaller settings. Floral sprays that block a view of the bridal ceremony from family and friends should be scaled to a reasonable size.

Most couples coordinate the color and design of the bridal bouquet with the bridesmaids bouquets whether by flower type or even by using contrasting colors. Wrist corsages can prove a convenient choice leaving hands free to perform other tasks if the corsages are kept to a moderate size. When carrying a bouquet or attaching corsages to one’s wrist is too awkward, one could consider utilizing a lei. In the appropriate season with the right style dress, they are beautiful and convenient. A lovely and smart way to use flowers is to insert or weave them into the bridesmaids’ hair. This will obviously require advanced thought and coordination but it could easily be incorporated the morning preparations with your bridal party.

Men’s boutonnieres should be consistent among the groomsmen. Obviously, they will match in color and size, but attention should be paid to consistently orienting them. The bride may want to delegate one of her bridesmaids or a mother to make sure these are installed on the same lapel and same angle on each of the groomsmen. The oddly placed boutonniere draws eyes away from the perfection you are seeking to create.

To accent the natural beauty of the outdoor weddings, floral decorations can be placed along the processional aisle on the last chair or end of the pew. To conserve your flower budget, this could be limited to the front two or three rows. Outdoor weddings are often held beneath an arch or pergola. If there is a wedding bower at your venue, flowers will lend a colorful silhouette to the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony. Check with your selected local florist to find out what types of seasonal flowers may be available in your area. Spring and summer wild flowers are often very affordable and offer a full palate of bright colors.

In selecting floral table decorations for your wedding, keep in mind that guests will want to socialize across the tables and be able to view other important events like the wedding toast, cake cutting, or the first dance. Also, there must still be ample room for food service and those pesky wrist corsages.


Weddings in the Poconos

The scenic Pocono Mountains next to the Lehigh Valley in Northeast Pennsylvania have long enjoyed a well earned reputation as the land of love. Pocono resorts are known for such novelties as heart-shaped and champagne glass tubs, but their attraction for romantic couples goes far beyond these unique features. Wedding resorts in the Poconos offer an amazing variety of activities and diversions for almost any interest and in all seasons that keep visitors and love birds returning year after year with their friends and families. Your wedding guests and family can take a break from the wedding preparations with a wide variety of entertainment and recreation.

In the spring, summer, and fall, active sports minded couples will discover that Pocono resorts are home to some of the finest golf courses in the Northeast. Rates are reasonable and the quality of play is very high. One could spend a week in the Poconos and never play the same course twice.

Horseback riding is a favorite at Pocono resorts and is readily available at a number of nearby stables. Trails range from simple to more challenging for the experienced rider. For the beginner, the stables provide excellent instruction. Taking in the natural beauty of the Poconos on horseback is a memorable and unique experience.

More active couples may prefer hiking along the many trails including the one and only Appalachian Trail which displays some its most beautiful vistas while passing through the Delaware Water Gap. Hikers can look down boaters enjoying the waters of the silvery Delaware River as it snakes through the Gap while they picnic along the side of the gorge. Boaters love to canoe or raft all along the river throughout the National Recreation Area where they may catch a glimpse of American Bald Eagles and other wildlife.

Besides the Delaware River for water related activities, several Pocono water parks invite couples and families to beat the summer heat by their wave pools and thrill rides. Families with children greatly appreciate the opportunity to relax and have some summer fun. Pocono resorts even offer indoor water parks so families can take advantage of the parks year round. In the Poconos, you can be looking at a pristine snow covered landscape outside as you zoom down a water slide in your bathing suit inside. Couples planning a Pocono Wedding may just want to relax and take advantage of a spa, or simply stretch out by a pool.

Shopping is conveniently located nearby for any last minute or forgotten items, and for those for whom shopping is a welcomed diversion. While out and about visitors will find a range of local restaurants to satisfy any taste and budget.  Pocono Wedding Resorts hire the finest experienced chefs to prepare some of the most delicious foods that will ever cross your palate.

Couples who choose the intimacy and romance of a winter wedding will find skiing, snow-boarding, tubing, and even dog sledding readily available. Spend the day shooshing down the slopes and the evening snuggled up by a cozy fireplace. Pocono wedding resorts have a lot to offer in every season.