When it comes to planning an elopement, some couples may face a bit of anxiety over how all of the details are going to come together. Yes, an elopement may be a spur of the moment adventure or a secretly planned getaway but it doesn’t need to be a time of stress for any couple when you come to the Inn at Harbour Ridge. We can help you with all of the special details to ensure that your elopement is perfect and exactly how you dreamed it would be.
If you check out our last post, you can read about how to create the Ultimate Proposal here at our inn. We love to help and have assisted many couples throughout the years “pop the question” in the most romantic of ways. Couples choose our inn because of the serenity and beauty that our venue provides. This is also the reason we host elopements as well. We’ve been a part of at least 30 elopements each year! We feel so privileged to be able to have a small part in our guests “new beginnings.”
The community in which our inn is a part of is simply amazing. Not only because of the fantastic things to do and see while you are here, but for eloping couples, we have incredible partnerships to help make your time here extra special. Below are just a few of our partners that we want you to know about as you think about your elopement at our inn.
Bella Donna Salon – amazing salon with great designers and hair experts. They are very close to our inn and have lots of experience in doing hair and makeup for weddings.
HyVee’s Floral Department – this is a full-service florist shop that has done amazing arrangements for our inn and our bridal couples. They can handle last minute orders and offer everything from cake toppers to archery greenery to nosegays and boutonnieres. Janine’s Flowers is another great local florist shop that can assist you on your special day.
Lucy Belle’s Cakes – for a beautiful and delicious cake this is the place to go! They make handcrafted cakes with farm fresh eggs and real butter. You might spend a bit more but it will be a wonderful creation!
Photos by Gum – as you know, pictures are the most important as you only have one chance to capture the moment! These folks are favorites of ours. Steve and Cindy are a husband and wife team and they bring props if you need them and a great eye for capturing beauty. Other options in the area include Bert Ehling Photography, Lighter Focus, and Mitchell Bennett Photography. They all have affordable packages and we also offer two packages here at the inn with which we offer a $75 photo credit.
Baxter’s Lakeside Grille – a great place to eat is also usually part of an elopement and this place is our absolute favorite place to send our newly married couples. The staff is just superb and treat bridal couples extra special. They will even take your picture and put it in a souvenir frame for you.
Here at the inn, all of our brides and grooms receive a complimentary bottle of champagne and souvenir logo flutes as wedding gifts and of course, an amazing breakfast in the guestroom, if they so desire. If you are ready to plan your elopement, book online today or contact us anytime for more information. Cheers to love and new beginnings!