New York Says “I DO” to 150 Wedding Guests

Governor Cuomo announces, “the promise of marital bliss returning” to New York State. Beginning March 15th, the New York social gathering limit for professional licensed venues will increase to a maximum capacity of 150 guests, or 50% occupancy, whichever is lower, for both indoor and outdoor events.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in his January 29th press conference the State’s plan to allow New York businesses to reopen with higher guest counts under specific COVID-19 testing regulations. As more details become available from New York State, we will include them here. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-outlines-2021-agenda-reimagine-rebuild-renew Create a Rapid Testing Network as a Tool to Help Businesses Reopen: Over the past several months, Governor Cuomo's New York Forward reopening plan has paved the way for many businesses to resume operations safely through a phased approach and in [...]

By |2023-12-15T14:01:11-05:00January 29, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Happens When The Rain Won’t ‘Go Away’ On Your Wedding Day?

It is the week of your wedding and you just opened your weather app for the hundredth time. Sure enough, you see the notorious rain cloud on the one day of the year you were hoping for clear skies; your wedding day. By Janelle Menendez Weather is an element that is utterly 100% out of your control, and that is a tough pill to swallow. However, there is a silver lining to rainy days, and in my opinion, it is a really big one. Your photographer plays a key role in turning the dreaded rain storm into a beautifully unique photo shoot. Rain showers provide some amazing photo opportunities not normally available in dry or sunny conditions. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself some of the stunning images below. These [...]

By |2023-12-15T14:02:28-05:00December 16, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall… Which Is The Best Season Of Them All?

Weddings at West Hills have the advantage of the ever changing seasons; spring’s fresh blooms, long, warm summer nights, fall’s vibrant colors, and cool, crisp days of winter. You cannot guarantee day-to-day weather. However, there are a few guarantees’ that come with each season. Spring Weddings Color Spring’s beauty is undeniably romantic. Nature is bursting with fresh blooms setting up a stunning scene for your wedding. There is nothing prettier than a blooming cherry blossom tree and seasonal pastel shades painting a gorgeous wedding backdrop. Limited Holidays There are few major holidays that you will be competing with during the spring time meaning more guests will be able to attend your wedding. Ideal Lighting April showers may bring May flowers, but it also provides cloud coverage which is ideal for flawless photos. [...]

By |2023-12-15T14:04:19-05:00April 25, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Picture Perfect August Wedding in the Outdoor Ballroom

What a stunning August day, picture perfect if you will! The sun was shining, and there were enough clouds in the sky to give the perfect light for photographing Megan and Brian’s wedding. Thank you to Montclair Studio for capturing all of their special moments. (http://www.montclairstudio.com/ ) The entire day was filled with so much love and laughter. It all started with a beautiful ceremony nestled between our Outdoor Ballroom and Hole 13. Panoramic views of our private golf course made a picturesque back drop for the couples’ wedding vows. The ceremony concluded with a symbolic releasing of Doves. With ample seating on our terrace, the couples’ closest family and friends enjoyed an hour of cocktails and an abundance of butler passed and stationery hors d’oeuvres. Our cascading waterfalls and gardens created [...]

By |2018-11-12T16:53:29-05:00November 12, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is it true there are 5 languages of love?

“If we learn to meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved, and choose to do it, the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we’ve ever felt.” —Gary Chapman Ever had an argument with your partner and the phrase “You just don’t get it,” or “I’m not a mind reader” entered the conversation?...Yeah, I’m pretty sure we have all been there. If they only knew how you were feeling and truly understood where your point of view was coming from. That’s basically of the idea behind the concept of love languages. It's breaking down the 5 different ways people love, and understanding those differences. By doing this, and really applying some of the tools learned, you can make any relationship flourish. This concept was created by Dr. Gary Chapman, and in my [...]

By |2016-12-11T17:59:49-05:00December 11, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is a First Look a Good Idea?

If you are planning a wedding, I am sure the thought of doing a first look has crossed your mind. The debate between seeing your partner before the ceremony or waiting until the ceremony to see one another can be taunting. Which is the right choice? Before I go any further, let me explain what a first look is. A first look is a new and modern trend where the couple has the opportunity to see one another before the wedding ceremony. One person is usually positioned looking away out over the golf course, by the willow trees , or someplace with a beautiful back drop. Then, their partner will meet them and they see each other for the first time on their wedding day. This very intimate and highly anticipated moment [...]

Watch 100 Years Of Wedding Dresses In 3 Minutes!

Ch-ch-ch-changes. David Bowie said it best. The perfect soundtrack for the evolution and growth of wedding fashion. Recently, Huffington Post posted a really fun video showing the ever changing styles of wedding dresses. Within the last couple of years, the vintage style has definitely made a comeback, and I have to say, I'm a huge fan. Lots of lace, birdcage veils, and even broach bouquets. I love the idea of taking something with a little history and making it fit in today's world. Then again, after watching the video, maybe there are some styles that should stay in the past. Ha! What do you think about the wedding styles from back then? Check it out here!   Hugs and Kisses, Mallory

Fast Wedding Day Dress Fixes

  Expect the unexpected... a phrase commonly used in the event industry. You may plan everything for your wedding day down to a tee, but unexpected incidents tend to always arise. For example- stains on the wedding dress or a broken bustle. Before you find yourself sprinting to a nearby sink to rinse out that giant mascara mark that was drawn onto your dress, beware. Removing stains from a wedding gown can be a pretty tricky business, and water is not always the best solution. The Knot summarized some handy tips and tricks for common wardrobe malfunctions.  A little preparation -- and a smartly packed emergency kit -- can make a world of difference. Read below! Ink Spot You were signing your ketubah or a pre-wedding love note to your groom and your hand slipped? Fast fix: Apply [...]

By |2016-04-03T14:30:08-04:00April 3, 2016|Uncategorized, Weddings|Comments Off on Fast Wedding Day Dress Fixes

See what makes West Hills SO excited!

When the weather begins to turn and the buds begin to bloom, we can't help but get excited about what lies ahead. 2016 couples - it's your year!! We hope you are just as excited as we are :) I say this quite often, but that's only because it's true. I LOVE MY JOB! And the reason for that is because it isn't a job - it's my life. Being able to connect and share such a special time in people's lives is one of the most rewarding and self-fulfilling things life can bring. Your happiness is my happiness; your wedding is my wedding. Well not literally haha, but at West Hills Country Club, we tend to put ourselves in your shoes. When immediate decisions need to be made and there is no [...]

For the Winter Brides – Wrap Yourself In This!

For brides who see themselves as a snow bunny bride; drawn to fluffy white snow and the crisp winter wind of the world’s cooler places, you might want to consider wrapping yourself in this before stepping outside! It's safe to say that the majority of people get married in the warmer months when nature is in full bloom, especially here at West Hills. But what about the simple elegance of the winter? A winter wedding can be remarkably glamorous, cinematic and simply magical. With the right elements, your winter wedding will be the wonderland you’ve always dreamed of. Think about you and your sweetie in the elegant look of old Hollywood glamour; the groom in tails, and the bride in a white long silk dress, wrapped in fur or faux fur. The [...]

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