Save-The-Dates, Invitations, & Thank-You's oh my! When it comes to planning a wedding, many questions can arise around these hot topics. What's the difference between save-the-dates and invitations?  Do I really need to send a thank you after such a great party?  Where do I put my registry info?  When should I send each of these? Great Questions, let's get started!   Save the Dates are designed to give people the heads up that they will be invited to your wedding when it comes time to send the invites. Try to send your save-the-dates about 6-9...

Every bridal party is unique, and can be an essence of who you are as a couple. Sometimes there are twenty members, sometimes only two, sometimes none! In the case of the royal wedding, the bridal party was made up of children. (Check out our blog about the royal wedding here). Sometimes there are more on one side than the other. Sometimes they walk as couples, triples, or even individuals. Sometimes they are Groomsmaids and sometimes they are Bridesmen. Sometimes they are Flower Grandmas and sometimes they are Gift Guards. Age knows no boundaries.   And every role is an...

From the time that Prince Harry & Meghan Markle announced their engagement in November, it will have been less than 6 months when they say “I Do” on May 19th. For some, a short-term engagement is wildly romantic and can actually take some pressure off of planning the wedding.  Of course, there is no one right way for everyone, but there is a right way for anyone. Here are some great things about short engagements: You get to be married! You'll be kindly forced to make focused decisions about what you really want. There is...

Forward Just kidding, this is not a novel, it's a blog.   Chapter 1 Once upon a time, David Oliver started his career at Greysolon by Black Woods as a Houseman. He enjoyed getting an exercise in by lifting heavy tables, and took ownership over the space.  He delighted in knowing that when the couple walked in on the morning of their wedding, they would be amazed at the view he helped to set into place.   [caption id="attachment_18991" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Render Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18992" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Render Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18993" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Mattea Rose Photography[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_18997" align="alignnone" width="1024"]...

By now, you’ve probably caught wind of the fact- or even experienced for yourself- that at Greysolon by Black Woods our goal is for you to enjoy your wedding day and not have to think about what’s going on behind the scenes.   Still… don’t you kinda want to know what’s going on behind the scenes?! We’ve put together some sneak-peeks from each step of the way to show you just how your Wedding Day comes together at Greysolon Ballroom. [caption id="attachment_4279" align="alignnone" width="684"] © Bailey Aro Photography[/caption] THE REACH OUT: We are so excited to...

It's officially November, and we are getting so excited!     Why?!?!   Because it’s time again for one of our favorite events- the Annual Greysolon Open House! It's happening on Sunday, November 17th, 2019!   Open House- What’s that?!   It’s our very own wedding vendor show, featuring amazing area vendors- and it takes place right here in our “house”!   You mean right at Greysolon?   Yes!  We open up our space for you to come in and see both the Ballroom and the Moorish Room.   [caption id="attachment_18936" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Mattea Rose Photography[/caption]   And what goes on at the Open House?   You'll get to visit...

Do you hear that? . . Do you smell that? . . Do you feel that? . .     [caption id="attachment_18899" align="alignnone" width="683"] Kate Becker Photography[/caption]   That's the sound/smell/feel of fall coming in strong! And we wanted to share some quick tips with you on Fall Weddings!     [caption id="attachment_18900" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Shawna Vine Photography[/caption]     Don't forget about daylight savings when you're talking through the golden hour with your photographer. . . Don't forget about hunting seasons and football games (or more importantly, the World Series) when choosing a date. . . Remember to be open-minded about the weather, and have options for yourself if its hot/cold/rainy. . .   [caption id="attachment_18901" align="alignnone" width="683"] Britt...

Do you ever go back and forth between wanting your wedding to be "different"and yet wanting to satisfy beautiful wedding traditions? Let's talk about new ways to honor old traditions! Here are some examples: THE DRESS doesn't need to be white.  It doesn't even need to be floor length.  In fact, it doesn't even need to be a dress!  It can be blue, short, or even a silky romper! And on the same note, THE TUX doesn't need to be black, or even a tux, or even a suit!  Make it blue, make it...