Aberdeen Chapel

Megan + John


Megan and John were married here on June 17th!  They saw the ballroom for the first time just a couple of days before the wedding.  I asked Megan to share some insight on planning a wedding from out-of-state.  

How did you find Aberdeen Manor and decide to book your wedding site onseen?

I found Aberdeen Manor through two friends and my aunt and uncle are related to the head chef.  They were all able to tell me how great everything is and how easy it was planning a wedding here.

What was the hardest part of the planning process?

The hardest part about the planning process was how stressful everything is at first.  Like where to have it, how much can we afford, who should we invite?  Once you get a game plan and figure things out, it will all fall into place.

Very true!  You have to bite off small pieces at a time in order to not get overwhelmed!

What was your favorite part about planning?

My favorite part of planning was how easy it was that Megan was there to answer and help with any questions I had, no matter how small or how big of a problem I had.  The biggest issue was the day before the wedding we had to move our wedding from outdoors to indoors because the heat was so bad and Megan said it would be so easy.  We even got to have our dog still included in our ceremony!

Aww, thanks Megan!  Our goal is to make planning as stress-free as possible, so I'm glad that I was able to help!  

What was the best part of the wedding day?

Pretty much everything!  I haven't been to a lot of weddings but this by far was my favorite only because our dog got to be in our wedding and she is a huge part of our lives.

She was such a good girl too!


What is the biggest takeaway from the planning process?

Everything will work out no matter what happens just let it happen.  The week of my wedding everything went so smoothly just because I wasn't stressing.  I knew no one could control the weather or anything and I just rolled with the punches.  Also, always include your future spouse, I would pick out a handful of samples or ideas and then ask him for his input.  He and I would finalize everything together and it made it a whole lot easier.  I had no family around except him and it really meant a lot that he was there to help.  

What would you recommend to other brides planning from a distance?

I am a planner, and I had the knot app to help and it helped me plan everything out that I needed.  I even had everything planned way in advance.  The month of our wedding I made sure that I had enough time to deal with any last minute details and it worked out perfectly!

Such a great tip!  The Knot and Weddingwire both have great checklists to help with the planning and keep you on track.  

Thanks for sharing, Megan!  Here are a few more photos from their beautiful day!

Wendy & Jeremy Zeha

Mr. & Mrs. Leegwater

Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Irizarry

Josh & Mimi had a beautiful spring day to become husband and wife. They wed in the Aberdeen Manor Chapel where the girls wore pale peach gowns while the maid of honor was dressed in a pretty mint colored dress and the guys wore gray tuxes. Each centerpiece was intricately put together by the mother of the bride and, although each diffremt, they all adornded something regarding travel. One of my personal favorites of the decor was the bride's bouquet though. It was made up of paper flowers constructed by the bride's sister in law. So unique! Take a look at some of the pictures...

Spring Has Arrived!

What a BEAUTIFUL spring day for Lindsay and Darren!  The soft blush pink was the perfect accent to this spring day.  I just love how they paired it with navy and light blue.  The ballroom was stunning!

This ceiling decor incorporated all of the wedding touches- burlap, lace, crystals and candles.  It's so hard to capture the detail of the fabric in the photo.  It was really pretty!

They brought in the pretty little banner for the mantle.  It softened up the whole fireplace area.

We made the programs here in the bridal shop to match their invitations.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Blaylock!

From this day forward

Congratulations Corie and Brendan! It has been such a wonderful experience planning your wedding with the two of you. I hope your big day was everything you hoped for! 

Navy and Coral winter wedding

Alyssa and Gabriel had a beautiful wedding!  Their colors were navy and coral.  The groom dressed in a navy tux and the rest of the guys were in gray.  It looked great!  The ballroom was decked out in navy table cloths, coral napkins and pretty sparkling centerpieces.

The bride was stunning in a flowy white dress.  She happens to be a sister to one of our 2011 brides!  We love when families/siblings/etc. have their wedding with us.  It's always so beautiful and different.  

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

November & December Newlyweds!

November was once again a busy month around here...and things didn't slow down in December either! Here are some pictures of the weddings that I had the pleasure of coordinating in November and December. I hope you enjoy!

Mr. and Mrs. Barriga!

Taylor and Bill had the most BEAUTIFUL day for their wedding! The weather was perfect and not a cloud was in the sky.

The ballroom was set with ivory and lace with touches of navy blue and purple.  

Blue is one of my favorite colors in this room.  It just looks so vibrant and pretty.

Their ceremony was performed by Dr. Louise Chickie-Wolfe.  Her ceremonies are so well done, personal, serious with a touch of humor and very, very heartfelt.  She puts a lot of effort into each ceremony and it definitely shows.  

Before the unity candle was lit, the bride and groom had their mothers each light four candles representing their life as a baby, child, teen and adult.  Louise added in anecdotes that the mothers had provided and it was really sweet and sentimental.  We did learn that the last two candles need to be tapers and NOT pillars.  It was comical when they tried to light the unity candle with the two pillars!  They improvised and used a taper candle together.  

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Barriga!  We wish you a life of love and happiness.