Wedding Season has Sprung!

Wedding season has officially kicked off at Rural Hill this year! March 30th, yes it was on a Sunday, marked our first wedding of 2014. With a couple of wet days leading up to the wedding date, Sunday brought in lots of sunshine. It was a beautiful day for a wedding and our newly hitched couple, Renee and Andy, made for a very lovely Bride and Groom.

Getting to meet new people is the best part of my job. In the months leading to their BIG day, working with Renee was a pleasure. Her smile was contagious and her spirit was warm. I knew this Andy fellow that I had yet to meet, had won his life prize.

In order to get a feel for the clients I work with, I usually ask that they answer a small questionnaire for me. It tells me a little more about the couple and sometimes I get some pretty amazing responses that shows how in love they are. I get an understanding for what’s most important to them – which is pretty awesome for me. :o)

Q: List 3 words to describe your bride: Beautiful, Funny, Wide Open

Q: List 3 words to describe you groom: Intelligent, Loyal, Tall Dark Handsome

Q: What are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?
Andy: Family & close friends together…and cupcakes
Renee: Family & close friends sharing our beautiful day at Rural Hill …I am secretly wishing for sunshine and rainbows

Q: If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
Renee: sea turtle because I do feel at times that I have salt water in my veins – I am a beach bum.
Andy: Woodpecker because he feels like he could beat his head against a tree most days at work.

Q: Groom – 5 reasons you love your bride: She is smart, beautiful, funny, sweet. She knows exactly how much of my bull to put up with

Q: What are you most looking forward to in your future together? Buying a new home together, travel, learning to cook and hosting family & friends for cook outs and dinners.

Thanks to Renee and Andy for helping Rural Hill kick-start 2014 with a wonderful Sunday wedding!

a Bridal Show at Rural Hill??

Yep!  And here’s why.

How many of you have been to one of those big …and I mean BIG bridal shows that are held in convention centers or other large capacity venues?  I have!  For me it felt very impersonal and more like cattle herding.  I was hoping to have the chance to really get to know some vendors and start building relationships with the people who were going to make my wedding day magical.  In my case, this was not the case at all.  I was pushed through crowds and could hardly get a full sentence in with a vendor, much less a conversation.

When I started working at Rural Hill and managing our events venue, my first thought was “we need to host a bridal show!”.  So here we are in the planning process of hosting our 1st annual bridal show!  Get excited …because I am.  :o)  This will not be your ordinary bridal show.  Food and wine will be served, along with a great DJ spinning some tunes.  The goal is for you, the client, to come in our venue and feel like you’re at a wedding reception.  You’ll have the chance to mix and mingle with some of the area’s best vendors and truly start to build real relationships with them.  After all, you’ll be communicating more with them over the next year than you will many of your friends.  Great relationships with your vendors = perfect wedding day.

Our participating vendors will be available to demonstrate what they can offer to you, answer all of your questions and best of all – offer you DISCOUNTS!  Why not join us in this fun, party atmosphere where you’ll meet your new BFFs and get great deals for booking them?  And best of all …in my opinion… you’ll get to see our rustic chic venue in action!  If you love it, book it – because I’ll be offering deals just like everyone else.   :o)

The event is FREE, you’ll have the chance to win some amazing door prizes and it’ll be lots of FUN.  So mark your calendars for Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 1pm-5pm.

Your chance to win door prizes increases with an RSVP to me…so feel free to contact me if you plan to attend!  Lauren@RuralHill.net

We’re located in Huntersville, NC.  Look us up if you’ve never been out for a visit!