Plan your Saratoga Barn Wedding, Saratoga Country Wedding, Saratoga Farm Weddings

January 13th, 2014 by

Saratoga Wedding aerialSaratoga Barn Weddings, Saratoga Country Chic weddings and Saratoga Wedding venues.  Are you planning a Saratoga wedding and looking for something completey different?  Want to have a Saratoga Barn wedding ?  Are you looking for a Saratoga wedding where you can kick back and relax in blue jeans or a chic event with refined elegance and bow ties.  Stop looking and start planning with a visit to Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke NY.  At Liberty Ridge Farm you will find the Capital Region’s best kept wedding secret just 20 minutes from Saratoga.

The Gifford Barn at Liberty Ridge Farm is a Dutch style barn that hosts 2400 sq. ft. of reception space decorated in an equestrian theme.  The Gifford Barn features high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful cherry harvest tables.  The Gifford Barn offers guests the ultimate in country elegance with rustic beauty and picturesque settings for weddings all year round!

The Liberty Ridge Farm Event Tent is tailor-made to accommodate any size guest list.  The Event tent can be decorated from Wedding venues Saratoga NYelegance to rustic charm and serves as a perfect setting for receptions.  Saratoga Outdoor Wedding receptions are nestled on the edge of a 12 acre cornfield in festive atmosphere that boasts a large dance floor, ambiance lighting and choices of elegant or casual seating options.   Saratoga Weddings from blue jeans to bow ties, or Saratoga Outdoor wedding celebrations at Liberty Ridge Farm are one of a kind.

Saratoga Wedding Destinations and Venues with Rustic Charm

July 2nd, 2012 by

Liberty Ridge Farm near Saratoga, NY is a premier wedding destination located in the Capital Region of Upstate NY.

From Blue Jean to Bow Ties a premier Saratoga NYwedding destination like Liberty Ridge Farm offers indoor and outdoor wedding venues with breathtaking views that dazzle and delight.  The Gifford Barn,a Dutch style barn hosts 2400 sq. ft. of reception space decorated in an equestrian theme, high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful cherry harvest tables that offer the ultimate in rustic elegance.  The Event Tent is tailor-made to accommodate any size guest list,  from elegance to rustic charm it serves as a perfect setting for receptions.

As a wedding destination we explore topics of interest from now and then and this one always had grabbed our attention recently.  We sometimes overlook the symbol that represents all of Marriage a whole, trapped in a single item that is worn everyday.  We wanted to know more about…What was the meaning of a Wedding Ring’s shape and composition?

The wedding ring is the last present a couple will give one another before their wedding.  The very first present a lady might receive is a relationship is a promise ring – which most think of a pre-engagement ring.  Later on as a duet gets more involved, the engagement ring replaces the pre-engagement ring and confirms a bond to each other.

This wedding ring is an emblem and throughout time has symbolized love, devotion and even an agreement between families. The physical structure of the wedding ring has changed as different civilizations have changed it to look more and more beautiful. Some materials are held more dear, like precious metals and diamonds which are considered to be of greater value – hence the feeling that they might mean more.  However the meaning behind the symbol has stayed the same throughout time and over continents. A ring placed on your womans finger says many things to her “I love you” “I wish to be with you forever” and “You are mine.”Most women cherish the instant when the man slips a ring on their finger.  They gaze with enchantment into each others eyes during that instant when the ring is put on and they understand that they will be together from then on.   The ring exchange has symbolization behind the wedding bands that  is as rich and as complicated as its own love story.   It should be told so that couples understand exactly why they exchange wedding rings.

A ring in its simplest form is a circle, which means ‘forever.’ The ring stands for an unclouded wish to spend all time together. Many couples opt to have a romantic phrase engraved within their wedding rings which makes that traditional symbolism even more important for each couple. Symbols exist throughout our culture. Even the materials the wedding ring is created out of appear to be symbols of love and devotion. A great deal of couples select diamonds on their wedding rings; diamonds are literally indestructibleand are the “forever” stone you want to select to epitomize your love. Rubies are another choice representing love, keenness and grandeur. While the wedding ring itself is seen as invaluable, the metaphor of the wedding ring symbolizes that your betrothed is precious to you.

The wedding ring was adorned in past times like it is presently, on the left hand, third finger. The reason being because of the strong-held belief that the vein in this finger moves at once from the heart. This notion was endorsed as ladies commenced wearing their wedding rings closer to their hand and then their engagement ring on that same hand – affirming this notion of it being so close to your heart.  So if you are going to share your love forever, take a look at our picturesque acres of for your Next Saratoga Wedding, Albany Wedding, Clifton park Wedding or Adirondack Wedding consider our rustic elegance or refined charm for your indoor or outdoor NY Capital Region wedding.

Do you need help planning your wedding?  We have taken the leg work out of the planning process. Let us relieve the stress of arranging your wedding day. Choose the venue, catering package and floral option, right here on the farm with one of our wedding coordinators

Our experienced team is ready to help you create a memorable experience for both you and your guests. Call 518-664-1515 to reserve your date now, or contact us.

Wedding Venues Albany, Wedding Venues Clifton Park, Wedding Venues Saratoga NY

May 17th, 2012 by

When planning your wedding you will see initial services with a variety of price points for florists, DJ’s and wedding bands, and caterers, unique entertainment, venues and/or destinations.
We think it is important to decide on the venue early on in the wedding decision process.

A venue has the power. The venue has the power to capture a special moment in time and enable it to be shared with a large group of friends and family. Finding the proper venue stems from the style of wedding you are seeking, from rustic to refined getting married outside under the blue sky can be a magical experience.  Choose Liberty Ridge Farm to host the reception and enjoy the benefits of getting married and celebrating your reception in the same location.  Once you have narrowed your choices to a handful, visit each venue in person to get a better feel for their style and type of service they provide. As you visit the site can see how well kept the location is and see the decor, service level and style to ensure it meets the level of your expectations

Dont be afraid to ask! Ask for samples of their work whenever possible, Ask for photographs, Ask for a taste at the bakeries and always ask for references, you will find they are more than happy to share these with you. Ask the event planning staff for any tips and referral contacts


Considering to hire a professional
– Some locations offer wedding planning services, so before you hire a professional check with the wedding destination.  A wedding planner can be a godsend that is there to assist you in selecting vendors and planning the little details. In planning a wedding or large event this person can be a lifesaver or better yet a wedding day stress saver. The Liberty Ridge Farm event planning staff help with venue choices, catering options and even entertainment ad-ons.  Working with the event planners at Liberty Ridge Farm will ensure you provide a one of a kind experience to all the guests with out the stress of planning each detail yourself.they can share with you. If you are looking to have your reception at their location or another, there is a network of professionals that can assist in helping you find the perfect banquet room or a unique venue destination.  Don’t forget to ask friends opinion, check online reviews and look at the venues facebook page, these are great indicators of quality, expectations of service and level of trust.

 

These ideas for wedding reception success are just a few of the hundreds of ways one can reduce your stress in planning such a large project. Looking at wedding locations early on in the planning process will help with every part of the wedding planning process. Selecting a theme for your wedding, selecting the right space, and hiring the best vendors, can be done in one place indoors or outside under the open sky, Liberty Ridge Farm will be able to show your guests a farmtastic time.

Find out how you can have the most exciting, destination wedding ever, Vist the farm today to begin a wedding plan with us, from blue jeans to bow ties we have great venues and ideas for wedding reception success.

Wedding flowers and their meanings Part 1

February 23rd, 2012 by

Do you know that most flowers, if not all, have a specific meaning?  That’s right, the flowers that you pick to decorate and create bouquets for your special day will not only ohh and ahh people but will speak to them as well.   Most flowers have a specific meaning or significance that has been passed down through generations.   Flower meanings can be traced back to the Victorian Era, where in those days it was considered improper of a man to say how he felt to a woman, so they would usually choose a flower with a special meaning and send it to their lady instead to let them know their feelings.  Back in that era, the meanings of flowers were so well known that the woman who received the flower would know exactly what feeling the man was trying to tell them, as clearly as if they were spoken words.

Although many in today’s era don’t know the meaning of flowers, it is still important on a day such as your wedding day that you pick flowers that you not only like, but will place a special emphasis on how you feel on that special day.  Flowers help to set the mood for your wedding.  Knowing that, before you select your flowers we believe that it is important to understand the meaning of flowers so that you can determine the type of wedding and reception event that you would like to have.  Once you do that, selecting the flowers that will say what you mean will be a breeze!

To help you out we have compiled a list of the Top 10 most popular flowers for weddings and their meanings.  This post will talk about the first 5 flowers in the Top 10 and in Wedding Flowers and their meanings Part 2 we will round out the Top 10.  In subsequent posts we plan to bring you the most popular flowers by seasons to give brides more ideas for those Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer weddings!  We hope you enjoy!

Top 10 Most Popular Wedding Flowers Part 1-5

1. The Rose - has long been thought of as the star in wedding flowers.  It has long been considered a symbol of beauty and love.  Roses are available in solid colors and bicolored.  There are striped roses and tipped roses as well.  Not all roses are scented, although when thought of, people think of their luxurious fragrance.  There are 3 main types popular as wedding flowers: hybrid tea roses (those classic, uniformly shaped roses found in florist shopes), spray roses (these are roses that have 5-10 heads on each stem and look naturally garden grown), and garden roses (these are expensive, known as the old fashioned variety with open bushy heads and luxurious scents).   Depending on which colors you pick can have different meanings.  Bridal roses mean “happy love”.  Roses in a coral color mean “desire”, lavender – “enchantment”, pale pink – “modesty”, pink – “perfect happiness”, red & white mix – “unity”, white – “innocence and purity”, tea rose – “I will remember”, “always”.

2. Tulips - can be a nice meaningful wedding choice.  They represent “consuming love” and “happy years”.  Tulips can be grown in a variety of colors including white and cream, pink, yellow, peach, magenta, red and purple.  They are available much of the year.  The tulip is very versatile and can be used for elegant or casual wedding settings, table arrangements and even bouquets and boutonnieres.  There are three common kinds of tulips used in weddings – Dutch tulips (those found easily in floral shops), French Tulips (expensive but elegant, have long stems and large blooms), and parrot tulips (have ruffled, striped petals and very intense color).

3. Calla Lily – is a popular choice for weddings, whether elegant or casual.  The calla lily symbolizes “magnificent beauty” in the flower language.  The most popular color of calla lily in weddings is a creamy ivory but can come in colors such as yellow, orange, mauve and purple.  There are two types that are commonly available: a large bloom variety with a long, smooth stem which is suitable for tall arrangements and presentation style bouquets.  There is also the miniature variety that are ideal for nosegays and boutonnieres.

4. Lily of the Valley - has bell shaped florets that dangle from a thin stem with a very distinctive fresh perfumed scent.    The Lily of  Valley means “sweetness” or “humility”, and is sometimes thought to be the tears of the Virgin Mary, also thought to mean the “return to happiness”.  These flowers are found most often in the month of May and are usually very expensive.  They do not do well with heat and are sensitive to handling and dehydration.  Not a good choice for boutonnieres or corsages.  Better used in bouquets in small amounts.  Comes mostly in white but there is a rare rosy pink variety.

5. Hydrangeas – with big bushy heads and vibrant shades of green,pink, blue, purple and burgundy it is no wonder why the hydrangea symbolizes “vanity” in the Victorian language of flowers, other meanings are frigidity and heartlessness.  Hydrangeas have a wide variation in price and quality.  Hydrangeas are in season during the summer, bought out of season the flower can be undersized and lower in quality for a much higher price tag.  A stem or two of this usually moderately priced, scentless shrub flower helps fill out arrangements and bouquets.  A few springs can make a charming boutonniere.

There are your top 5 most popular wedding flowers! Check back soon for Part 2!