April is the New May

Who says wedding season can’t start now?

Here are a couple reasons why we think wedding season is already upon us. 

The Beginning of the Beginning of Wedding Season

Everyone knows that Memorial Day usually kicks off the beginning of wedding season. However, we beg to differ. In our minds, the start of spring marks that. Think about it, temperatures are getting to a sweet spot. Even though you would be taking a bet on the weather (April showers do bring May flowers), the pros outweigh the cons. Especially, when the pro is the price tag. Pre- wedding season that perfect venue that is out of your price tag, may suddenly not be.

The Great Outdoors

That tree down the street has finally started to blossom and the birds are beginning to chirp again.  The point? Your favorite flowers are back in season. Swap out those fake Michael’s flowers for a real outdoor wedding. Take full advantage of outdoor venues. We all know the best decoration at any event is something that designed by Mother Nature. What better season to showcase this budding beauty than Spring?

The Colors

Spring colors doesn’t necessarily mean pastels. Crisp white, a fresh grass green, sunflower yellow — these all embody the essence of Spring without the feeling that your wedding party is on their way to your little cousins Easter Egg Hunt, not that we don’t love pastels, but they’re not for everybody. Make whatever you pick your own.



March Venue of the Month: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

With five acres of bronze and stone sculptures, romantic winding pathways, tranquil ponds and a gently babbling brook, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum is a hidden gem in the heart of Austin, Texas. Come together and share your love in this serene and natural setting, located just minutes from hustle and bustle of downtown. Allow your love story to flourish in the garden and grow.


Want a wedding framed by nature? Both intimate and elegant, the Garden can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 250 guests for a seated dinner. The Arbor ceremony area is an ideal location for up to 150 guests. The garden is a clear canvas when it comes to decorating and styling your venue. You are in charge. Although you can of course choose to work with one of Umlauf's preferred and professional vendors. 

Redefining Spring Break

Get your swim trunks and suntan lotion ready because it's time to go on Spring Break. No, not that Spring Break — the new and improved Spring Break. Who says it's only for college kids? Grab your sweetheart and take a trip to our favorite Hawaiian venues. As if Hawaii needs an introduction — arguably one of the most celebrated and heavily visited states in America, Hawaii offers views and excursions everyone is sure to love. So, what are you waiting for?

Hawaii Island Retreat | Kapaau, Hawaii


Hawaii Island Retreat's eco-boutique hotel and spa is a place of intentional peacefulness, set along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. Here, you can relax and unwind on 50 acres of gardens, wild groves, and ancient valley trails. We offer elegant accommodations in complete harmony with nature.

The Modern Honolulu | Honolulu, Hawaii


With room for up to 700 guests, there is more than enough space for even the largest of wedding parties. You and your guests will immediately sense the stylistic differences that elevate the Modern Honolulu above other Honolulu hotels – and above other Honolulu wedding venues.

Kihei Church by the Sea | Kihei, Hawaii


At Kihei Church by the Sea, everyone is family. Get ready to really feel the love and escape reality in their unique open air santuary. Relax under the shady palms and unwind while you and your love ones focus on what is important in life — being together.

Wanted: Guest Bloggers


Calling all wedding writers and bloggers, planners and experts. Us here at the Hitch would love to showcase some of the many talents that the wedding industry has to offer. Many of you offer an inside look on the industry and we would love to publish your content. 

If you are interested, please email jackie@thehitch.com with links to a writing sample and propose an idea for a blog post that you would like to submit. 

February Venue of the Month: Wythe Hotel


While there are many things we love about our home city, beautiful venues are by far and wide the closest to our heart. From the skyline views to Central Park vows, there is nothing like tying the knot in the Big Apple. So, it feels only right that our first venue of the month feature goes to the Wythe Hotel.


What makes the Wythe Hotel perfect for Brooklyn? To start it was created inside of a former cooperage built in 1901. Fortunately, the conversion from abandonment to opulence was handled with near perfection. It is located in the vibrant Williamsburg neighborhood, and it certainly doesn’t lack any of the charm that the area is known for. Located on the waterfront, its three-story roof deck offers sweeping Manhattan views. All of the inherent characteristics of the building have been meticulously preserved — its heavy yellow pine beams, pine ceilings, original masonry and brick walls, arched windows and cast-iron columns are all original to the building.

Wythe Hotel weddings benefit from a remarkable range of reception options, including private (extremely so) dining spaces, a private theater, award-winning chefs, stellar service, and of course, those rooftop views. With 70 guest rooms and seven versatile event spaces, this setting creates a unique backdrop for events. Not just for weddings, Wythe has hosted everything from business meetings, celebratory cocktail receptions, and fundraising galas, to intimate dinner parties and brunches. Alas, it's obvious why we chose to feature it as our February Venue.

Still not convinced? Here’s a review from someone who experienced it firsthand.

“The Wythe Hotel was beautiful with a vintage elegance. The view of the Manhattan skyline was absolutely stunning from the rooms as well as the rooftop. From the cleanliness to the atmosphere, everything was perfect." - Remy G., Sister of the Bride