How to Nail Your Wedding Style and Theme

Hello, lovelies! Are you ready to take your wedding planning to the next level? Great, because today we're going to talk about how to nail your wedding style and theme. It's time to make your special day one for the books!

First things first, let's talk about what a wedding style and theme even are. Your wedding style is all about the aesthetic you want to achieve, while your theme is the overarching concept that ties everything together. For example, your style might be vintage chic, but your theme could be inspired by your love for travel.

Now that we're all on the same page, let's dive into how to nail your wedding style and theme:

  1. Start with what you love Your wedding day should be a reflection of you and your partner's personalities and interests. So, start by brainstorming what you both love. Do you both love hiking and being in nature? Consider a woodland wedding. Are you both into vintage fashion and décor? Maybe a roaring 20s wedding is more your speed. The possibilities are endless, but make sure it's true to who you are.
  2. Consider your venue Your wedding venue can play a big role in determining your style and theme. A beach wedding might lend itself to a bohemian or tropical theme, while a grand ballroom might inspire a more formal and elegant style. Make sure your venue complements your vision, rather than working against it.
  3. Pick a color palette Once you have your style and theme in mind, it's time to choose your color palette. Your colors can set the tone for your entire wedding, from your invitations to your floral arrangements to your bridesmaids' dresses. Stick with a color scheme that complements your overall vision, but don't be afraid to add pops of color for a little extra flair.
  4. Bring in the details It's the little details that can really make your wedding style and theme shine. Think about incorporating special touches like personalized signage, unique centerpieces, and custom favors. These details will help bring your vision to life and make your wedding day truly unforgettable.
  5. Have fun with it Last but not least, remember to have fun with your wedding planning! This is your day to celebrate your love and commitment, so don't stress too much about the details. Just enjoy the process and know that whatever style and theme you choose, it will be perfect for you.

So there you have it, folks! With these tips, you're well on your way to nailing your wedding style and theme. Remember to stay true to yourselves, have fun, and let your love shine through. Happy planning!

New trends in wedding reception décor

Wedding receptions are the part of the wedding everyone looks forward to! You mingle with lots of new people, especially friends and family of the wedding party, eat yummy food, and have a great time celebrating the newly wedded couple.

At Finley Creek Vineyards, we enjoy all the celebrating, too. We also take note of some of the great decorating ideas we see inside and outside our beautifully chic barn facility.

Here are some of the new trends we are beginning to see at Finley Creek:

At Finley Creek Vineyards, we are happy to help you plan and decorate as much or as little as you want. Let us know your theme and colors and we can go to town – or just tell us what you need to rent. Either way, our lovely grounds and updated party barn are ready and waiting for your next event or reception.




Every day is Earth Day at Finley Creek Vineyards!

This month’s Earth Day celebration (Sunday, April 22nd) is all about honoring our planet by celebrating the amazing diversity of life around our lovely state and beyond, and getting in touch with nature’s bounty.

It’s also about protecting our environment through education, recycling, and support of sustainable, environmentally sound practices, as we do at Finley Creek Vineyards.

Owned and run by Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, Finley Creek Vineyards supports responsible Indiana farms by purchasing from sustainable and non-GMO, organic farmers across the state. We use locally sourced organic meats from Indiana farmers as much as we possibly can, too.

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Jacquie Bols, owner of Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, is a fan of sustainable farm-to-table, environmentally conscious practices. “Not only does organic, sustainably raised meat and produce have a superior taste,” says Jacquie, “but the practice supports responsible farmers who choose to raise their crops and animals sustainably rather than mass-produce them on factory farms.”

And now that Finley Creek Vineyards raises several breeds of chickens, we have a steady supply of organic, all natural chicken right in our own backyard. Fresh eggs, too.

Since we recycle at Finley Creek, you’ll notice we never use plastic stirrers or straws at our events. No plastic plates or cups either.

As a part of that sustainability, we recently added three bee colonies to the grounds of our Finley Creek Vineyards. As the hybrid bees get settled in, they will be pollinating produce and flowers on nearby Zionsville farms, as well as producing honey for us. Our plan is to use the honey for baking, and eventually, we will offer it for purchase.

Our next addition to Finley Creek will be Tea Cup pigs, which will eat leftover food from our events (lucky pigs!)

“I’m confident I’m giving my customers safe, quality food,” Jacquie continued. “That’s something that’s incredibly important to me, and I believe it’s something my clients value and support as well.”

Celebrate the earth and sustainability with us every day, and with every event -- at Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering and Finley Creek Vineyards.




Finley Creek is buzzing with excitement!

Russian hybrid bees are the newest fans of Finley Creek Vineyards, the lovely destination for Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering parties.

Located in Zionsville at 795 S. US 421, Finley Creek is charming, romantic, rustic, and the perfect place to host a wedding reception, family reunion, company picnic or corporate retreat.

It’s also the perfect place to start a colony of Russian hybrid bees, and we’re all a-buzz about our new residents!

Our Russian honeybees (Apis mellifera) originated from the Primorshky Krai region of Russia. The strain was imported into the United States in 1997 in response to severe declines in bee populations caused by infestations of parasitic mites. Russian honeybees are resistant to mites, so the bees have hybridized with American honeybees and improved American bee colonies, resulting in healthier bees, and producing more honey.

When you visit Finley Creek’s grounds, you’ll notice we have added three vertical stackable-framed hives.

These lovely handmade wooden hives are a sort of honeybee brood nest, where our Russian hybrids will congregate, take care of their families, and produce honey. This type of framed hive simplifies honey collection since a “box” of honey can be removed from the stack without upsetting the bees in the entire hive.

Will our bees bother our guests? Absolutely not. They are way too busy working to pollinate the flowers and vegetable plants nearby – (and hopefully very soon, our vineyard flowers.)

It takes a lot of bee energy to produce honey, too. You’ll see we have placed our hives in the back of our extensive property. Our bee keepers will be able to access the honey our bees produce later this season. We’ll be using the honey in our farm-to-table organic baking. We can’t wait for you to taste the results!

Our hope is that as our bee colony succeeds and grows, we will be able to sell our all-natural, locally produced Finley Creek honey and honey-made desserts to the public.

Bee on the lookout for interesting bee updates from Finley Creek Vineyards!