July 12, 2017
It’s your special day, and everything needs to be perfect. The cake. The dress. Your hair. Every little detail has been meticulously planned, from the gold monogrammed invites to the first and last songs you’ll dance to. Find a wedding theme that fits the bride and groom like a satin, elbow-length glove isn’t always easy. Maybe you’re after opulent elegance, while he’s stuck on plaid flannel and beer.
Here at Skytop Lodge, in the heart of the Poconos, we’ve seen every manner of bridal motif from quaint country BBQ to over-the-top fairytale bliss. With four ceremony locations and three reception halls, our 5,500-acre historic property offers the perfect backdrop for any style of nuptials. Let’s look at some of the trendy themes for weddings in the Poconos.
The days of speakeasies, flappers and fringe are perfectly suited to our circa-1928 lodge. Music and vintage Hollywood glamour are key elements of this timeless theme. Take a cue from Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby and think old-school glamour: sequins, crystal, headbands and pearls. Incorporate Prohibition-era cocktails such as the sidecar and change into a short Art Deco frock for a luxurious reception in our Lakeview Dining Room.
According to Bridal Guide and The Knot, greenery is all the rage for 2017. What better backdrop for a garden wedding than the rolling green lawns and lush woods of Skytop Lodge? Think fresh flowers, ivy, topiary and subtle spring greens or emerald accents in the table linens, bridal couture, invites and favors. Incorporate absinthe and chartreuse in theme drinks. Give your guests a small potted plant or plantable seeded paper as part of their takeaway tokens.
Actress Anne Hathaway proved that “rustic” doesn’t always mean cowboy boots and barbecue when she married Adam Shulman in a million-dollar ceremony in 2012. Look for favors and décor that have a weathered look or functional feel – such as rusty keys, mason jars and reclaimed wood planters. Use plenty of lace and frills. Whether your idea of rustic elegance is sparkly vintage cowgirl boots and country music or Kelly Clarkson’s vintage-inspired lace wedding gown, our Streamside Lodge makes an ideal small venue or rehearsal dinner spot for an intimate country wedding.
Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Glittering gemstones and polished metals are always in style, especially when it comes to weddings. Think luxe beauty: diamonds, precious metals and mirrored surfaces. Details can be as subtle or as flashy as you want with this theme; for example, gold foil place cards and chandeliers, or one of this season’s hot Disney-inspired princess gowns. Brides aren’t constrained to traditional gold and silver, either. Follow the rose gold trend with a modern tiara, or opt for platinum-look table settings in our magnificent Evergreen Ballroom.
You can’t go wrong with a Poconos wedding, surrounded by the beauty of northeastern Pennsylvania’s green forests, waterfalls and rolling mountains. Everything you’ll need for a perfect day – and a glorious honeymoon – can be found at Skytop Lodge. No matter what you theme or style, our wedding packages include an open bar, custom cake, champagne toast and overnight stay for the bride and groom. Contact our wedding coordinators today to start planning your big day.