Future brides and grooms gathered for a bridal open house at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa this past Sunday, Aug. 18.
Newly engaged couples and event planners were invited to visit the open house and tour the grounds to learn more about what Arden Hills has to offer.
Delicious appetizers, refreshments, desserts and wines were but a small sample of what visitors could partake in. The free event also gave guests the opportunity to tour Arden Hills’ villas, three elegant ballrooms and its two lush wedding courtyards.
Over 25 vendors attended the event, giving guests options for their wedding needs, including event planning, floral decoration, cakes, desserts and much more. Round tables in the Heritage Room also featured business cards, pamphlets and flyers for guests.
The tours provided throughout the day were very popular and showcased a magnificently elegant venue for weddings and other events. A clever tour, a groom’s workshop, provided helpful hints.
One of the highlights was a brides and bridesmaids fashion show. Gowns for the show were provided by the Enchanted Bridal Shoppe, and included the styling, hair and makeup skills of Ling Chan, Simone Vianna, Shaikh Beela, Dexe Thao and Lai Saetern.
The bridal fashion show in the Heritage Room featured several themes, including fairytale, modern classic and beach collections.
Arden Hills provides an array of events throughout the year for its members. A monthly calendar on its website provides information on events for kids, adults and family.
Arden Hills can be a one-stop wedding solution, but by setting up events like the bridal open house, it provides many options for engaged couples, allowing them to find different vendors in one spot. “We’ve been looking for vendors who offer floral arrangements, limo services and catering, and I think we found all three today,” said bride-to-be Elena Wilson. “We’re getting married next April and although we just started planning my mom says it will take a long time to get all the services needed. I’m so excited especially since I think I know where I might get my dress from,” she added.
Since the peak wedding season is over, many of the couples are planning for a 2014 wedding. Although spouses-to-be can find everything from Arden Hills for their entire event in one venue, the resort has partnered with many outside vendors to help plan the wedding of a couple’s dreams.