Aberdeen Manor Ballroom

Sensational Summer Weddings

Wow! I don't know about the rest of you but this summer was very fast paced for me. I had the honor of doing a number of gorgeous weddings (have I mentioned I love my job?!) and am now able to let YOU see them. Take a look at what we did around here...

Congratulations to all of these new Mr. & Mrs.!!

Wendy & Jeremy Zeha

Mr. & Mrs. Leegwater

A "personal" favorite... Mr. & Mrs. Mike Gapinski

I love my career! I think I have one of the best in the wedding business (--and work for the best in the area). Getting to help others plan their wedding brings me much joy--but then there's some that are even MORE fun...and that's when I get to assist friends! This time it was personal. Mike & Tracy had a Friday afternoon ceremony at Calvary Church in Valpo with their reception immediately following at Aberdeen Manor Ballroom. The room was filled will lots of family & friends who were all thrilled for the newlyweds, and the joining of two wonderful families. Look at how pretty the room looked with the black and white decor and soft touches of pink details...

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...

The Wood Wedding

Having to play catch up with my wedding blogs! Daryl & Whitney's February "winter" wedding was incredibly warm for the time of year...much like the weather we've been experiencing lately. Although warm outside, the ceremony and reception still had a winter feeling. One of the centerpieces contained red marbles that resembled cranberries with a warmly lit burgundy colored candle and pinecones laid on the wood slabs, and the other was three cylinder vases with ivory floating candles, red marbles in the base and pinecones on the wood slabs. Here's a few pictures for you to enjoy!

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Mercado

Just look for yourself...these two are so in love! You can sense it in their eyes as they look at each other. I enjoyed every meeting that we had together; watching how they respected each others thoughts and opinions, and coming to agreement on what they wanted their wedding reception to look like. And I'd say it was stunning-- just like the bride! Okay, and the groom looked pretty handsome too. Their (very well done) choreographed "first dance" as husband and wife was a joy to watch as they graced the floor. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Mercado! This post is waaaay over due! The lovely couple was married back in February. My apologies for the delay

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!

The Ward's Winter Wedding

Heather and Ryan Ward said "I Do" on January 20, 2017. Their ceremony was held in the Aberdeen Chapel at 5 O'clock and was attended by many friends and family. After the ceremony concluded, the guests gathered outside to celebrate the newlyweds with bubbles...at night, and it looked beautiful! Everyone then proceeded to the ballroom by the luminaries guiding their way for an evening of dinner, dancing and delight!

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!

Erika & Tyler Brown

Take a look at this gorgeous rustic wedding. I love the combination of wood and lace with touches of dark red and grey.

 I just LOVE the lace curtains behind the head table!

 I just LOVE the lace curtains behind the head table!

They were such a great group of girls! 

They were such a great group of girls! 

Cheers to the new Mr. & Mrs!!!

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Langford!

Kari and Graeme kicked off 2017 with a gorgeous Monday evening wedding! 

Kari's mom acted as the officiant. Ceremony's like this are my personal favorite! 

Kari's beautiful girls were her bridesmaids and her oldest escorted her down the aisle.

Kari's beautiful girls were her bridesmaids and her oldest escorted her down the aisle.

Baby it's cold outside

I have had the pleasure of taking part in many weddings in my 3 years at Aberdeen Manor, but Brittany and Brent are the first couple that I have known personally. It has been such an honor to be a part of their special day. 

Brittany was escorted down the aisle by both her father and grandfather. I thought that was SO sweet! 

Brittany was escorted down the aisle by both her father and grandfather. I thought that was SO sweet! 

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Crider!!! 

The Beauty and Balaz

There are some people you just love to be around, right? The ones that are happy, smiley, positive and just plain fun. Well, meet Stephanie and Andy. They are just that couple. Their wedding was done with a lot of style and class; golds, ivory and touches of burgundy. It was always a pleasure to meet with them whether we were creating their invitations, Andy was trying on different tux styles or we were putting the final pieces into place. Take a look at how lovely it all came together.

Sweet Emotions

I enjoy weddings. I really enjoy weddings that the emotions are flowing, whether they're shown in smiles and hugs or big tears of joy, and that's exactly what I got to witness with Mark & Christie. From our first planning meeting to our last, BOTH Mark & Christie were always smiling and enjoying the process of planning their wedding day. And although it was a chilly, fall garden wedding, it was enjoyed by the many that attended.

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Jon Gasior!

Sometimes you just know... In Melissa & Jon's case, it was for each other & then for Aberdeen Manor. Planning to be married in the fall of 2016, they visited Aberdeen in January of 2015 and knew almost immediately that they would be having their wedding here. And for all of us at Aberdeen Manor, we are so happy they did! They are just one of those couples that you look forward to seeing every time you had an appointment with either one of them. I remember when I gave them the initial tour that Melissa had chosen orange and gray as their colors. I was thrilled! Orange is such a pretty color, especially in the fall, and paired with gray is beautiful; just take a look for yourself....