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Spring will soon be here and with the arrival of spring, comes a time for celebration. People will soon be ready to step outside, enjoy the fresh air, see flowers in bloom and enjoy the outdoors. Spring parties can be intimate and small or for larger groups. No matter the size of your party, it is always fun to incorporate a fun theme!

Here are a few festive ideas you can use for your next spring fling:

 

Flower Theme

Flowers can be a theme all on their own. Placing flowers all over and using floral décor will bring a light and airy-ness feeling. Make flower cupcakes to place on the snack table. These theme will help set the tone for a fun and springy event.

 

 

Taco Party

A taco party can be oh so fun! Have all your friends out who love tacos and supply all of the tasty toppings and tortillas. Perhaps a margarita machine could help liven the party? Use bright colors in your décor and you’re all set for a great event.

 

 

Pastel Party

Pastels are often associated with spring and they are hot right now! Gather beautiful pastel-colored décor and flowers and you are set for an elegant and classy event. Buttercream yellow, mint green and pale pink are wonderful colors to incorporate into your table décor.

 

 

Garden Party

With fresh blooms soon-to-be everywhere in sight, consider a garden theme for your next party. This theme is perfect for indoor and outdoor events alike. Make ice cubes with edible flowers to pretty up drinks. Make a colorful spring nest to use as a centerpiece. Set up a lemonade bar and make fruity desserts.

 

 

If you need help planning your next spring event, give us a call. We have the perfect venue for your indoor and outdoor events! We can ensure you and your guests will have an exceptional time. Give us a call and we can turn your spring event into a party your guests will never forget!

Blaine Stone Lodge will be hosting several events this spring including an Easter Brunch and Mother’s Day Brunch! For more information, visit us at www.blainestonelodge.com.

 

Sources:

https://www.thespruce.com/spring-party-theme-ideas-4137747
https://www.countryliving.com/entertaining/g537/garden-party-0508/

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5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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Beer, Bugs & BBQ Bash https://blainestonelodge.com/bugs-beer-bbq-bash/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 18:43:45 +0000 http://blainestonelodge.com/?p=226844 The post Beer, Bugs & BBQ Bash appeared first on Blaine Stone Lodge.

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We are so excited to announce that we are once again hosting the Bugs, Beer & BBQ Bash benefiting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. We will have cold beer, crawfish, pulled pork and entertainment by Poo Live Crew. Mark your calendars because this event is one you will NOT want to miss!

 

Entertainment

 

Prepare to be thoroughly entertained because Poo Live Crew is America’s Favorite Cover Band and a band like no other. They sing songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s. With fun personalities and great music, they put on a show that will have you laughing and dancing like no one is watching!

 

Our Why

 

Here at BSL, we love to give back. The Bugs, Beer & BBQ Bash was created to help us do just that. We love supporting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and here’s why:

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) was founded by Taya Kyle to honor the life of her husband, “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. Chris and Taya knew the challenges that came with being a military and first responder family. Prior to Chris’ untimely passing in February 2013, he was developing his vision for CKFF programs to support active duty military, veterans and first responder marriages and families. Today, Taya and the CKFF team are fulfilling Chris’ dream through the development and delivery of life-changing, impactful programs and services to service couples across the U.S. Together the work of CKFF is creating a positive effect for those families by providing much needed support. CKFF achieves their mission with a lean team and working with a streamlined budget focused on outcomes. Their focus is on building programs that have deep impact in changing lives and a foundation that will last well into the future.
Here’s a little preview of the fun to be had at Bugs, Beer & BBQ Bash:

 

For tickets, please call (682) 309-3303 and for more information about the event, click HERE.

Come on out and have a GREAT time benefiting a GREAT cause with us!

 

Sources:

https://www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org/
https://www.poolivecrew.com/

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5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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Planning Your Perfect Day at Blaine Stone Lodge https://blainestonelodge.com/planning-your-perfect-day/ Fri, 04 Jan 2019 23:28:45 +0000 http://blainestonelodge.com/?p=226780 The post Planning Your Perfect Day at Blaine Stone Lodge appeared first on Blaine Stone Lodge.

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If you have started digging into the details of your wedding day, you have probably realized there are numerous decisions to be made. We understand the planning process can be a bit overwhelming and stressful! Here at Blaine Stone Lodge, we have the venue, staff and everything you need to help make your perfect day absolutely perfect. We want to do everything we can to ensure the planning process is a smooth one and we are here for you every step of the way!

 

 

Meet Leslie Beckwith.

Leslie is our Venue Coordinator. She has a passion for weddings and can help organize the logistics for your perfect day from start to finish. With her help, your wedding will be a gorgeous event that everyone will be talking about for a long time! Give her a call and start planning your dream wedding.

 

Leslie Beckwith

To assist you with the planning details, we have put together a list of fabulous vendors we have experience working with and highly recommend!

 

DJ Services- Aaron Matthews with Arbutus Entertainment

 

Arbutus Entertainment is a Christian-owned media company with the heart of a servant. They provide award-winning DJ services, photo booths and LED uplighting. Aaron enjoys working with the Venue Coordinator to manage every detail of the entertainment so he can ensure the guests will have a good time.

https://www.arbutusentertainment.com/

Photography- PHOTOconcepts

 

PHOTOconcepts has over twenty years of experience in all types of photography with a large concentration in bridal, wedding, engagement, quinceanera, graduation and family photography. They believe their job is to detail your personal story and perfect day!

https://saycheese4me.com/

Florist- Katie Bug Floral Design

 

Katie Bug Florals Design is a fun loving, beauty inspired and flower enthusiast floral design company. They enjoy bringing beauty to an often ugly world, one flower at a time. They are there to meet any floral needs for your perfect day!
https://www.katiebugflorals.com/

Hair and Make-up- Tease to Please

 

The experienced makeup artists and amazing hair stylists at Tease to Please have the perfect touch to bring out your best self. From updos to airbrush makeup, they can do it all. No matter what you need, they will help make your perfect day one you will remember!

https://teasetoplease.net/

Let Blaine Stone Lodge help make your perfect day a memorable one! For more information or to speak with our Venue Coordinator, please call (682) 309-3303.

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5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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2018: Year in Review https://blainestonelodge.com/2018-year-in-review/ Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:41:50 +0000 http://blainestonelodge.com/?p=226791 The post 2018: Year in Review appeared first on Blaine Stone Lodge.

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Here at Blaine Stone Lodge, we love what we do. We love helping our clients create lasting experiences and memories. 2018 has been a wonderful year full of excitement from weddings to corporate events and everything in between, it has definitely been one for the books! We enjoy providing tips and tricks for our clients so that you feel prepared for any event. Just in case you missed these, we want to highlight some of our top blog posts from 2018. Be sure to check them out!

 

The Secret to Choosing the Ideal Party Venue

 

The first things a person will ask after being invited to a party is, “When and where?” Before you can get to the when, you must decide where.

 

Your Summer Wedding Venue Checklist

 

Weddings are a special day to remember for couples beginning their lives together. With a number of scenic locations to choose from, many brides and grooms today opt for a summer wedding. As with any venue, there are certain factors to keep in mind to ensure your big day goes as smoothly as possible. Remember these tips and items to avoid for an outdoor wedding of your dreams.

 

What to Do When Your Wedding Doesn’t Go as Planned

 

Weddings are a beautiful, loving occasion where two people promise their hearts to one another. Because of this, many couples stress about the best day of their lives and worry it won’t be perfect. While not everything may go as planned, this doesn’t mean the day can’t be memorable and perfect in its own way. Keep calm and remember there are ways to manage when the day doesn’t go exactly as planned.

 

Planning Your Corporate Event

 

Corporate events tend to have a negative reputation. Maybe people think because large corporations are run by professionals they think that means the event will be boring. Just because the organization is run by incredibly smart, professional people does not mean the next company event will be dull. Are you wanting to plan a corporate event that will be full of energy and something that will wow your employees and stakeholders? It all starts with the specifics.

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients for a great year.

We look forward to serving you in 2019!

Happy Holidays from the staff at Blaine Stone Lodge.

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5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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Experience Fine Dining at Blaine Stone Lodge https://blainestonelodge.com/fine-dining-at-bsl/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 19:40:20 +0000 http://blainestonelodge.com/?p=2573 The post Experience Fine Dining at Blaine Stone Lodge appeared first on Blaine Stone Lodge.

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Here at Blaine Stone Lodge, we are no strangers to fine dining. We take pride in knowing we can provide each and every client with an exceptional culinary experience. It’s the alluring aroma of freshly cooked food. It’s the stunning presentation of the fruits and vegetables. We strive to create an unforgettable experience and we believe food should be of highest quality on your special day and at your corporate events. Our chef excels in helping you a plan a menu that is perfect for you and your guests. If you have food restrictions, that is no problem. We are here to make the food all about YOU! It is just one of the many ways we show how much we care about each of our guests.

With the holidays quickly approaching, we thought we would share a fun holiday recipe for you to try. This tasty cranberry dressing can help bring fresh flavor to your traditional dishes.

https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cranberry-apricot-sauce

For more information about our culinary services and to see menu ideas, click HERE.

Our culinary team consists of very highly trained individuals and have years of experience. They are all dedicated to creating a unique culinary event and would love the opportunity to work with you!

Call us today!

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Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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Why You Should Host a Corporate Holiday Party Your Employees Will Want to Attend https://blainestonelodge.com/corporate-holiday-party/ Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:54:17 +0000 http://blainestonelodge.com/?p=2505 The post Why You Should Host a Corporate Holiday Party Your Employees Will Want to Attend appeared first on Blaine Stone Lodge.

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You may not be ready but believe it or not, Christmas will be here soon. That means it is almost time to celebrate the holidays with your favorite coworkers. If you have been tasked with planning this year’s company holiday party, there are some ways to make your planning a bit easier. Be sure you start planning soon so you have plenty of time to prepare. It can be difficult to throw a party together at the last minute. We found a checklist that may come in handy while trying to plan the big event. You can find that list HERE.

Celebrating together is a great way for your employees to get to know each other. While at the office, employees may only interact with those who work in their department. Hosting a corporate holiday party will give all employees a chance to mingle and have some fun together. It also shows gratitude in a personal way. Hosting a party for them shows that you care about them, not just as employees but as people as well. If you really want to go all out and the extra mile, you could give out awards at the party to show how much you really appreciate and value them as employees.

Ending the year with a fun and festive party can really help boost office morale. It can leave a great impression on employees and end the year on a positive note. It can motivate employees to start the New Year off with lots of energy and be ready to run at full-speed.

We all know the weather in Texas is unpredictable. It may be the holiday season, but here in Texas, it could very well still be warm, or heck, maybe even hot! No matter the weather, we can assist you in planning the perfect holiday corporate party. We can make it FEEL like Christmas, even if it isn’t cold out! Whether you plan a casual or formal party, we at Blaine Stone Lodge can help. We can accommodate 250 guests in our gorgeous facility complete with LED lighting and a state-of-the-art sound system. We can also host larger parties with our climate-controlled tented seating. Whether large or small, we can do it all! Contact us to schedule your holiday party TODAY!

 

Sources:

https://www.zenefits.com/blog/how-to-plan-company-holiday-party/

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Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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How Outdoor Corporate Events Can Boost Office Morale https://blainestonelodge.com/corporate-events-boost-morale/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:55:49 +0000 http://blainestonelodge.com/?p=2452 The post How Outdoor Corporate Events Can Boost Office Morale appeared first on Blaine Stone Lodge.

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Your employees are part of something bigger than themselves. Do they know it? Increased employee morale can mean more productivity and retention at your company. A great way to boost office morale is by hosting a corporate event. Better yet, try planning an outdoor corporate event! Organizing an outdoor event can make employees feel important and valued. It also can show that your company is open-minded and likes to do things that are not always conventional.

 

Here are a few ways an outdoor event can boost morale:

 

A change of scenery

Rather than have an event in a ballroom or conference room, you might consider a park or any other sort of outdoor venue. Employees will enjoy being outside where they can get fresh air and feel recharged.

 

Empowering Messages

An environment filled with flowers and trees may have a positive impact on your employees. It may even motivate them to work harder and go to extreme lengths to reach their goals.

 

Activity-based Events

Activity-based events are not just to boost office morale. They are also mean to build team spirit and encourage employees to work in teams. Working in teams can make employees more productive and spending quality time together can help create a family type of environment.

 

Improved Productivity

Employees feel a lot more productive when no one is yelling at them. Organize an event out of the office where your employees can get to know you on a more personal level. This will help them not fear you and may be more willing to come to you when they have questions.

 

Employee Evaluation

Casual business events are a great way for HR departments and entrepreneurs to evaluate and examine employees without making them feel bad. Getting together somewhere outside of the office in a relaxing environment can help foster communication. People may be more willing to open up when they are outside; the atmosphere is nicer and they won’t feel constrained.

Do you need help planning your next outdoor corporate event? Blaine Stone Lodge can help! We have a great outdoor space perfect for your next event. Feeling more adventurous? Be sure to check out Texplex Park where you are guaranteed to have some outdoor fun!

 

Source:

10 Ways An Outdoor Corporate Event Can Enhance Your Team’s Morale

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Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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Planning Your Corporate Event https://blainestonelodge.com/planning-your-corporate-event/ Wed, 01 Aug 2018 06:00:29 +0000 http://blainestonelodge.com/?p=2389 The post Planning Your Corporate Event appeared first on Blaine Stone Lodge.

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Corporate events tend to have a negative reputation. Maybe people think because large corporations are run by professionals and they think that means the event will be boring. Just because the organization is run by incredibly smart, professional people does not mean the next company event will be dull. Are you wanting to plan a corporate event that will be full of energy and something that will wow your employees and stakeholders? It all starts with the specifics.

Here are a few steps to help you plan your next corporate event:

 

1. Determine your goals and objectives

What type of event do you want to host? (An appreciation event, a trade show, a conference or trade show) How many people will be in attendance? Do you plan to make a profit? These are the types of questions you need to ask yourself and the decision makers. Make sure you can measure these goals and objectives so you can prove how valuable the event will and can be.

 

2. Put your budget together

This is an extremely important step. Even a rough budget can help you get an idea of what the corporate event may cost. You may need to look at past events the company has held so you are not just making an educated guess. You can then put these numbers together and get the go-ahead from the decision makers. Once you have a working budget in place, you can then update the numbers as you move forward with your planning.

 

3.Select a date

This may seem like an obvious step but getting a final date nailed down may not be as easy as you think. Be sure to coordinate with the company leaders and the venue so you can secure the date and continue on with your plans. It is good to choose a few dates so you have a few options to work with.

 

4.Choose a theme

Choosing a theme will help set the feel for the whole event. Once you determine this, your whole corporate event will fall into place. Be sure to pick a theme that will draw in attendees as well as one that will build your company’s brand.

 

5.Select a venue

In order to select a venue, you may need to ask yourself a few questions. What geographic location would be best? How many attendees will we have? Will we need Wi-Fi? Will we need an outdoor patio or entertaining area? You will want to select a venue that can best fit your needs.

 

6.Finalize agenda and choose speakers

Selecting the right speakers can really make the difference as to whether or not your event will be blah or exciting. Start by creating a list of speakers you would like to have at your corporate event. You will want to find a speaker who is not only a great public speaker but also one that has a healthy social media presence and following. Do your research on Google, Twitter and LinkedIn. Try contacting your list of speakers multiple times until you are able to solidify someone. You might also check within your company. Who knows, maybe there is someone who will be willing to share their insights at the event.

 

7.Secure sponsors

A lot like searching for speakers, you will also need to do research on your sponsors. You will need to start searching months in advance as most sponsors need plenty of notice and like to plan out their spending for the year. You will want to think about how your event can meet the needs of your sponsors. You will also want to show them value. Be prepared to present them with info on things such as registrations and attendee demographics. When you’re ready to connect with your sponsors, be sure to draft a pitch, connect with prospects, follow-up once or twice, and take notes.

Blaine Stone Lodge can assist you with your next corporate event! To view details and for more information, click here.

 

Sources:

https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/corporate-event-planning-ds00/

https://www.gevme.com/blog/ultimate-guide-corporate-event-planning/

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Make your next event a memorable one.
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Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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What to Do When Your Wedding Doesn’t Go as Planned https://blainestonelodge.com/botched-wedding-plans/ Sun, 01 Jul 2018 06:00:43 +0000 http://blainestonelodge.com/?p=2313 The post What to Do When Your Wedding Doesn’t Go as Planned appeared first on Blaine Stone Lodge.

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Weddings are a beautiful, loving occasion where two people promise their hearts to one another. Because of this, many couples stress about the best day of their lives and worry it won’t be perfect. While not everything may go as planned, this doesn’t mean the day can’t be memorable and perfect in its own way. Keep calm and remember there are ways to manage when the day doesn’t go exactly as planned.

 

Anticipate the Unexpected

There will definitely be some surprises on your wedding day; some you may not like. Remind yourself that this is your day, and keep a positive attitude. Decide not to let anyone or anything ruin what should be the happiest day of your life.

 

Prepare for Weather

Especially important when planning an outdoor wedding, keeping a strategy in place for inclement weather is a great idea. Such plans can include having another venue set up for switching activities to the indoors. No one wants rain on his or her wedding day, but anticipate it anyway.

 

Leave the Attitude at the Door

We’ve all heard the term “bridezilla.” While this is mainly directed at the ladies, men can portray their anger as attitude as well. Demanding your way doesn’t always mean you will get it. Think of all the love and joy the day should bring, and squash any negative feelings beforehand.

 

Use Humor

When something doesn’t go according to plan, it can still be a genuine moment to capture. Utilize your individual humor if a slip up does happen, and it may turn into a photo opportunity. After all, laughter is the best medicine and crucial in a healthy relationship.

 

Remember Your Priorities

If a color or accent is slightly off, chances are you’ll be the only one to notice. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Your focus should be on your partner and your future life together. Additionally, if you’re noticeably upset, your guests are going to notice.

 

Show Gratitude

What goes around comes around, and this remains true when it comes to gratitude. Say thank you to all parties involved in your wedding, including:

  • The vendors
  • Your guests
  • Your family
  • The photographer
  • The wedding planner
  • The band
  • Your partner

 

Sources:

https://overthemoon.com/planning/wedding-day-wrong-not-perfect/

https://www.aloprofile.com/what-to-do-when-things-dont-go-as-planned-at-your-wedding/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/judith-johnson/when-your-wedding-doesnt-_b_5568442.html

Make your next event a memorable one.
Let Blaine Stone Lodge help.

Make your next event a memorable one.
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Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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Wedding photographs are the best way to capture the big day, other than one’s memory alone. For this reason, it’s important for couples to choose the ideal spot for these photos. Location of the venue can have much to do with this decision. Selecting the proper beautiful location can help to capture these loving moments with ease.

 

Stay Close

When possible, choose a location that is not far from the ceremony. Transportation can eat up time better spent taking portraits. If you do plan to travel for your photos, consider traffic in the area. You won’t want to miss the lighting of the day because you’re stuck on the highway.

 

Personality

A wedding should focus mainly on the bride and groom, and this should be reflected in the photos. Choose a location that fits both personalities. When family and friends see your pictures, they should think, “That is so them!” Stay true to yourself.

 

Stick With the Theme

Share your theme with your photographer and discuss ideas based off location settings. For example, if you chose a classic wedding, the surrounding architecture shouldn’t be modern. Make sure your style fits with the vision of your photographer, and don’t be afraid to speak up.

 

Utilize Natural Lighting

Some professional photographers refuse to shoot in anything other than natural lighting. Choose a brightly lit location that offers ample natural light. It’s best to shoot in the early morning or evening to avoid harsh shadows. When shooting indoors, position yourself near a large window.

 

Don’t Be Distracted

The location is crucial for your wedding photos, but don’t let it distract from the main subject – you! Check the photos regularly throughout the shoot. If your eye draws more to the scenery, there is too much emphasis on the location.

 

Choose a Quiet Place

Avoid choosing crowded locations, as this may make the photographs appear less intimate. For the best backdrops for a portrait photo, consider the following locations:

  • Beaches
  • Grassy fields
  • Woodland areas
  • A friend or family’s property
  • Private venues, such as Blaine Stone Lodge

 

Sources:

https://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/5-keys-to-finding-the-perfect-portrait-location

https://www.modernwedding.com.au/how-to-choose-an-amazing-location-for-your-wedding-photos/

http://shootdotedit.com/2015/07/14-must-have-tasks-on-your-pre-wedding-day-checklist/

Make your next event a memorable one.
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Make your next event a memorable one.
Let Blaine Stone Lodge help.

Make your next event a memorable one.
Let Blaine Stone Lodge help.

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5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

Our Location

5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Phone: (682) 309-3303

Blaine Stone Lodge is best accessed via the Miller Road exit off of Highway 67. Take Miller Road to Weatherford Road and take a right. After a short drive on Weatherford Road, the Lodge is located through the Blaine Stone gates on the left.

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