In difficult times like these, when the world is coping with an unprecedented health crisis, it’s hard to imagine a day when lost freedoms are returned and momentous gatherings of family and friends aren’t just “permitted” but celebrated with full hearts.
The spring of 2020 has delivered hardships for the best of us. From business closures and event cancellations, to proms, grads and milestone moments being postponed, protecting the health and safety of our loved-ones against COVID-19 has the driving goal for all of us.
With May suddenly around the corner, sadly, a lot of betrothed couples have been forced to re-plan their spring or summer weddings, and currently, fall seems like the safest bet in terms of rescheduling. At Glenerin Inn, we know how much work goes into planning that special day, and can imagine the heartache that comes from having to cancel it. To help those in this situation, here are some tips to not only boost your enthusiasm, but fill your days at home with the joyful reinvention of your spring-to-fall celebration.
Stunning fall flowers
Sure, your heart may have been set on a lovely spring bouquets of peonies, roses, tulips or lilies, but fall florals are just as delightful. Warm russet and amber hues mixed with red, orange and yellow typically define the autumn season, reflecting the natural beauty of changing leaves. Gerbera daisies, gladioli, marigolds, roses, and sunflowers make stunning options, but there’s truly no limit to what’s available. Fall weddings can also be decorated with dried greenery, heirloom pumpkins, figs and other harvest-inspired ornaments.
Warming fall foods
Menus inspired by seasonal fare make a terrific addition to any wedding, and the fall months are famous for their rich, warming flavours and cinnamon-spiced apples. From cozy soups and cocktails, to hearty main courses paired with root vegetable, your fall menu will not apple to the palate but set the tone for the ruckus evening to come. Let the Glenerin Inn wedding planners help you design a perfect fall menu your guests will never forget.
Reliable outdoor weather
Unlike all the other seasons, fall is known for its stable weather patterns and clear blue skies, making it a popular choice for weddings. Sure there might be a nip in the air, but your guests will know this and plan accordingly—and the surrounding fall foliage always makes a beautiful backdrop whether it’s seen through a window or set against the altar.
Cozy, country settings
Glenerin Inn & Spa’s historic charm, stunning architecture, elegant décor, and attentive service make it one of Toronto’s premiere wedding venue during any season, but the fall has an appeal of its own. The Tudor-style mansion offers five function rooms for affairs of all sizes, and four patios overlooking the scenic Credit River Valley. The two acres of sprawling estate grounds and beautifully landscaped gardens offer an idyllic backdrop for wedding photography.
Please contact us today to find out more about our fall wedding packages.