Wedding Trends…..times are changing…..

Over the years wedding trends and traditions have changed to better suit the modern couple. Some trends are changed to combine cultural traditions from both families and other times simply because the couple wants to add their own style to their wedding day. In this article we'll go over some more recent trends, and also throw in some interesting factoids from the past that have influenced the traditions of today. Bouquets as Air Fresheners? Who knew? Yup, originally in the Middle Ages the bride would carry a bouquet of herbs like dill to help mask the smell of body odor. People didn't bathe as often back in those days. Sometimes they would even include more pungent scents like garlic to [...]

September 10th, 2019|

FALL in Love with Autumn Weddings

Well Starbucks has officially released their Pumpkin Spice Latte. Even though we are technically still in Summer, Fall is already here. Well... According to Starbucks fans. Just think about it, pumpkins everywhere, apple picking, oversized scarves and of course planning your Autumn themed wedding! How far out should you book your autumn date? Most couples begin to book and plan their wedding about a year in advance. However, in the Hudson Valley, we see people booking Autumn weddings two years in advance. Yes, you read that right, two years. Of course some venues still have dates available for next Fall, but 2020 is an extremely popular year to hold your wedding. If you're looking for that awesome 10/10/2020 date, you [...]

August 23rd, 2019|

Things to consider when planning a wedding on a budget

Of course a barn wedding sounds like a great idea, but did you know that you are in responsible for getting everything? Literally everything. Who wants to keep track of tables, chairs and even silverware? These items add up. Here are a few tips guaranteed to help you stay within your budget. 1. Pick an all-inclusive venue   An all-inclusive venue like Anthony’s Pier 9 includes everything from top shelf open bar, menus, linens, the wedding cake to even the LED up-lighting adorning the ballroom walls. Anthony's Pier 9 even has outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate your ceremony and cocktail hours. Just let us know what you would like on the menu!   2. All about the Vase [...]

August 6th, 2019|

Runaway With A Runner On Your Wedding Day

Runaway With A Runner On Your Wedding Day By: Michael Post Weddings ceremonies are filled with traditions, whether it’s something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue or the white wedding dress or the happy couple figurines perched high atop a glistening buttercream cake. We all have had the embarrassment of having to sit thru a drunken toast or watch Uncle Tony attempt the cha-cha slide, but these traditions are what make the day memorable and special. One of the best traditions that have stood the test of time is the aisle runner. Tradition tells us that the runner was laid down to protect the newlyweds from the evil spirits from rising up. Later the runners were used to [...]

May 30th, 2019|

Hudson Valley Hospitality Happenings: Early Spring Edition

All of our amazing couples have guests that travel in for the dream made day….but what do you do the day after…. We have compiled our top 5 list for early spring happenings here in the Hudson Valley. We love the valley and hope you do too! HV Restaurant Week Runs from March 11-24th. Enjoy amazing lunches for $22.95 and Dinner for $32.95 at BHG waterfront Favorites Blu Pointe and Shadows in Poughkeepsie Amazing, locally sourced ingredients and entrees are ready to satisfy all palettes.View from the outdoor patio at Blu Pointe in Newburgh Shadows on the Hudson Sunday Brunch Tap New York April 27 thru April 28th, 2019 @ Hunter Mountain. This 22 year old [...]

March 11th, 2019|

How you can turn your dream wedding into reality with Anthony’s Pier 9 in just four months!

If you are recently engaged and want a spring wedding you can absolutely plan a wedding in four months. You are excited about getting married and having your special day so why wait a year and a half to plan your wedding! This goes for anyone getting engaged at any time of the year and wants their dream wedding in their favorite season or just can’t wait to be married. Save the dates were sent out for September 8th, 2018. They had a vision of a backyard wedding that was relaxed and casual with family and friends. The simple wedding that almost every couple asks for! Their wedding venue was at Aggie’s family home and it had been on the [...]

February 27th, 2019|