Wedding Ideas to Make You Green with Envy

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Create the perfect green backdrop for wedding venues and other wedding ideas using artificial grass.

February was National Weddings Month, which means that wedding season is just around the corner. No matter if you’re a wedding professional or the bride-to-be, you know that planning the big day is all about the wedding ideas and personal details. To ensure that photos look perfect during any season, many wedding venues and industry professionals are turning to artificial grass not only because it’s easier to maintain, but also because it offers benefits brides will love.

An Outdoor Ceremony

image of horseshoe bay resort wedding ceremony overlooking a lake

One way to consistently get gorgeous wedding photos is to have a beautiful backdrop, and artificial grass provides venues with the consistency and predictability they need. While the iconic Yacht Club at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, provides more than 25,000 square feet of outdoor space on the shores of Lake LBJ, the waterside venue is enhanced with 11,000 square feet of SYNRye 211. Richard Bibee, the former general manager of Horseshoe Bay Resort, has said that SYNLawn “has contributed immensely to making the wedding site more desirable and has added significantly to the consistent beauty of the location.” With its success in the number of weddings performed, it was recognized as one of the “Best of Weddings 2012” for wedding venues by The Knot and has since achieved a “Best of Weddings” for 2016 from the wedding giant.

A Gazebo Ceremony

image of hawks cay resort wedding ceremony with a white gazebo

Photography by Damon Tucci Photography

Getting married under an iconic gazebo will certainly turn out spectacular photos, but what if that beautiful outdoor or garden setting gets compromised due to inclement weather? With quick-draining artificial grass, the bridal party can be rest assured knowing that their outdoor ceremony or reception space will be available, dry and clean regardless of bad weather prior to their wedding. For a stunning seaside venue like the one at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Fla., installing turf was key. The romantic ceremony space includes 5,442 square feet of SYNFescue 254, and during those hot summer months, this resilient product also provides lower surface temperatures due to our exclusive HeatBlock™ Technology. Lenny Petraska, director of engineering for Hawks Cay Resort and Marina, said that “the work was done within the timeframe needed by the blossoming bride, thus making a special event even more unique and memorable.” The island resort also received accolades from The Knot for “Best of Weddings” for 2012 and 2013.

A Beach Ceremony

image of beach ceremony photo shoot with artificial grass aisle runner

Photography by Melissa Wilson Photography

If you don’t want to walk barefoot in the sand, walk down an aisle made of artificial grass! It’s the perfect solution since the durable green turf is made for the outdoors, and you won’t have to worry about it blowing away like other aisle runners. It also adds a pop of color to photo shoots like this one that’s creatively directed by Chloe and Nick Sexton of Supposey in Pensacola, Fla.

A Poolside Reception

image of viceroy santa monica outdoor wedding reception with cabanas

Photography courtesy of Viceroy Santa Monica

A popular spot for many wedding receptions is to host the party by the pool. At
Viceroy Santa Monica in Santa Monica, Calif., the poolside patio area features 2,200 square feet of SYNLawn Roofdeck Platinum, which allows this contemporary chic outdoor space to be virtually maintenance-free year-round and help the boutique beach hotel and resort save water. The sophisticated venue also was awarded “Best of Weddings” from 2011 to 2013 from The Knot.

All-in-One Spaces

image of costa mesa marriott wedding on artificial grass

Photography by Werner Segarra

When celebrating a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception in the same space, it’s important that guests are comfortable. The worry of high heels sinking into the grass and long gowns getting dirty, muddy or grass-stained will no longer be an issue when walking on artificial grass. The beautiful Lake View Salon at the Costa Mesa Marriott in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a perfectly manicured example. The hotel is able to keep their 600-square-foot lakeside space green year-round with SYNLawn artificial grass.

A Photo Booth

image of the posey bus wedding photo shoot

Photography by Jessi Field Photography

Professionals and brides alike are getting creative with photo booth options for their receptions, including artificial grass backdrops, so why not a photo booth bus? The Posey Bus is a 1973 Volkswagen Bus turned photo booth, and it features our SYNLawn artificial grass front and center. Our turf gives a rug-like feel that’ll stand up to the traffic of people getting in and out of the bus, and it also creates a natural-looking backdrop for some beautifully appointed accessories like the ones styled by Chloe and Nick Sexton of Supposey.

A Backyard Wedding

image of backyard wedding on artificial grass

Photography by Jennifer Peters Photography 2015

Homeowners wishing for a dreamy backyard wedding might want to take the money typically spent on venue fees and consider investing it in their home by adding artificial grass instead. This backyard in West Fargo, N.D., features 780 square feet of SYNLawn Play Premium along a pool deck area. The memory of saying “I do” on your synthetic lawn will be one you can enjoy every single day.

Detailed Engagement or Wedding Photos

image of wedding ideas for wedding ring on artificial grass

Photography by Melissa Wilson Photography

Whether you’re a professional wedding photographer or the couple-to-be, you’ll want photos that capture every moment right down to the smallest of details. This fabulous engagement and wedding ring set sits in an open coconut shell atop our artificial turf, which offers a lush, green backdrop and endless creative opportunities, just one of the many thought up by Chloe and Nick Sexton of Supposey.

We’re not saying some of these resorts are award-winning venues because of their SYNLawn, but it certainly didn’t hurt! If you’d like to learn more about these wedding ideas and how you can enhance your wedding venue, rental company or private residence with artificial grass, then contact your local SYNLawn distributor for more details.


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