Selecting Your Style

With today’s social media influencing every area of our life – especially wedding life! – it can be difficult to choose your wedding vision. Let’s face it – Pinterest can make us all a little crazy. My best advice – stay true to you. Here are a few ways to find your inspiration.

  1. Let your personalities shine through! This is the time to develop a theme based on hobbies, goals, and passions. Maybe it’s travel, or you’re both foodies, or perhaps a cause that you believe in,or maybe even a sports team that you both love. Make your wedding fun and memorable by personalizing the details.
  2. Choosing a venue is probably the most impactful way to determine the theme and style of your wedding. Outdoorsy and “rustic chic”? Oak Hill Farm is the place for you. Or maybe you prefer a city atmosphere in a prestigious hotel. Follow your instincts! Your decor and bridal attire will be influenced by your venue choice.
  3. Season and time of day can also reflect your personalities and narrow down your vision. Are you a morning person or perhaps cringe at the thought of dancing and partying all night? Consider a brunch reception! Do you love a warm night under the stars? Summer is the season for you. Craving those fall colors? Mid October is best. Oak Hill is open May – October and each month offers a bit of a different feel in terms of temperature and foliage.
  4. Intimate or grandiose? This can be tough for couples! The number of people you choose to invite will affect the environment of your wedding day. When building your wedding day style, keep the size and scale of your invitation list in mind. Remember: it is up to you to manage the guest list. Don’t feel obligated to invite everyone!
  5. Once some of the above decisions are made, your vision will start to come into focus. Be authentic to yourself and your true style! Once you’ve narrowed it down, make sure you carry this vision through to all areas of your wedding planning (invitations and printed materials, wedding day attire, signage, welcome kits, bridal party gifts, wedding favors, etc.).
  6. Choose your vendors according to your style and inspiration. Does your venue allow you to bring in your own vendors? Oak Hill allows vendors of your choosing! This is very important as you want to be able to make these choices on your own. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for!
  7. Lastly, enjoy the process! This is the first big event that you and your partner are planning and hosting together as a couple so have fun with it and don’t sweat the small stuff.
  8. The team at Oak Hill is always here to help guide you and encourage your personalities to show through. Our venue is perfect for personalization…bring photos to display in the Schoolhouse, serve your favorite candy, popcorn or snacks in the Country Store. Host a whisky and wine tasting at the firepit! Pick your own caterer or food truck and bring in the alcohol of your choosing for us to serve. Four outdoor ceremony locations offer a fit for every couple (or create a new location on our 170 acres!). The possibilities are endless and we would love to help you create your vision at our unique farm. Cheers!