The Growing Popularity of Hill Country Weddings
With all of the Hill Country’s natural beauty, it is no wonder that local venues with lovely outdoor Country Wedding areas dominate the Boerne and San Antonio area's "best wedding" scene. While the garden variety wedding will always have a place in the venue market, HomeAwayRanch.com takes that concept to the next leve, offering a spectacular Ranch-Style Wedding venue that promise to take your breath away and leave your guests in awe as they appreciate the grandeur of your 30-acre wedding "venue", basking in peace and serenity of the area’s unfiltered and unfussy beauty.
There are two styles of Country / Ranch-Turned-Bridal Wedding Venues:
First is the classic "Rustic Country Wedding" with the bare wooden tables, burlap runners, the Mason jar wineglasses, etc. This Rustic Style has a more refined cousin — The Vintage Country Wedding. Here, lace may replace burlap table covers, while flowered china teacups take the place of those Mason jars.
And though some wedding planners may have seen enough of both looks, their clients decidedly have not. According to a recent online poll from Special Events, at least 60 percent of respondents say that the rustic/vintage style will continue to be popular with couples.
What makes a Rustic and Vintage weddings so appealing today?
In many ways, it's what these weddings are not—that is, the "big white wedding" in a hotel ballroom.
A prime example of this preference for relaxed instead of regal: The tightly bound, ball-shaped bouquet is "out, out, out," says Mary Baird-Wilcock, CSEP, owner of The Simplifiers in Austin, Texas. In its place, she says, are floral bouquets with a more "wild" look to them, "with textural greenery and vines, loose and organic, dripping with spiky blooms and berries."
WHO GOES RUSTIC?
Couples who choose rustic and vintage looks run the gamut, professional planners say, but share a desire for a wedding that feels warm and welcoming. "It's more a mindset than a demographic," says Gwen Helbush, head of Newark, Calif.-based Where to Start, who explains that her clients who have asked for these looks are aged anywhere "from 22 to 56." What they have in common, she says, "is they wanted a wedding that reflected the past without being old, and that was comfortable—not stuffy or formal."
"I think the return to a natural look ties into the desire for an intimate affair," says designer Emily Tolve of Newberry Brothers, Denver. "Many brides and grooms now want a real intimate wedding to share with their closest family and friends. The vintage and rustic look helps create a more relaxed yet detailed look for guests to enjoy."
More natural, intimate and…Unforgettably unique! Home Away Country Weddings offers the best of any Country Wedding style; the most authentic Rustic /Western as well as Vintage & Horseback Wedding experiences in Central Texas. Located close to San Antonio & Austin, in the heart of it all, our Texas Country Wedding Venue boasts a lovely outdoor ceremony arch and unlimited choices for some of the most beautiful and striking settings in the Boerne / Fredericksburg/ Comfort / Bandera area
Important considerations for choosing a perfect Country Wedding venue include (1) The ability to choose your own wedding site on 30 acres and they make it special - just for you, (2) on-site housing for at least 50 of your closest friends in unique, charming and very comfortable cabins, This allows for a comfy "club" feel instead of the traditional, stuffy, cold, and boring hoel rooms, (2) A real, Le Cordon Bleu Paris Chef , living on-site at your beck and call (who can make mighty everything from Hill Country BBQ to Gourmet Mexican), (3) Designated Drivers, limos, etc. to ensure your guests don’t have to drink and drive – You can choose from limo, pick-up trucks, horseback to helicopter! (4) A wildlife preserve for everyone to enjoy, (5) the most amazing massages, and (6) spectacular horses.
No other Texas Hill Country Wedding Venue offers the same full service, inclusive amenities, such as HomeAway Ranch Weddings – even a white Arabian for the bride!