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The Williamsons

It's amazing how quickly time passes!  I can't believe that it's been four months since my last blog post.  We have had so many beautiful weddings in that time frame!  I hate that I haven't shared them.  

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of being the coordinator for Cassie and Dan.  We hit it off right from the start!  Our planning meetings were full of stories and laughter.  I feel like I really got to know them during the planning process, and them me. 

Cassie told me that she kept being asked if she was nervous leading up to the day of the wedding.  And her response was no because she fully trusted all of us to get everything done.  And THAT, is always our ultimate goal here.  We want your wedding to be as stress free as possible.  Let us worry about all the little details while you and your guests have a great time! 

These flowers on the chairs were gorgeous during the ceremony and then used as centerpieces at the reception! They were already in a vase of water, so we took them off and moved them inside. I love dual purpose flowers!

Congratulations to The Williamsons! #happilyeverwilliamson

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.!!

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Conrick

Thank you for giving Aberdeen Manor a chance to be a part of your special day! It was truly a pleasure getting to know you both. Here's to a lifetime of happiness and laughter! 

Black, White & Silver Sparkle

Anna & Joe knew at our first planning meeting what they wanted the ballroom to look like-- classic black and white with silver sparkle, and I'd say they got want they dreamt. The guest tables had silver embroidered runners down the center, black napkins and beautiful crystal vase sets or crystal globes atop a pilsner vase on round mirrors to reflect the soft candlelight from the votive cups. There were touches of pink in the bouquets, the pink votive cups used in the centerpieces and lighting behind the head table. Their back drop consisted of black curtains gathered with rhinestone bracelets and crystals hung behind from ceiling to floor. Anna wore a white gown with a belt and neckline embellished in rhinestones while Joe wore all black--both looked perfect for the part.

A Classy Wonderland Affair!!

Ok so I have to admit that when Al and Sarah first told me, "We want to do an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding." I was a little skeptical, but we all agreed that "touches" of Alice could be a memorable and unique way to go. Flamingo table favors, clocks, teapots and cups for centerpieces, a bold color scheme, their invitation-which looked like an old locked tombe. Even their officiant, Louise Chickie-Wolfe got into the spirit with a ceremony that had many lighthearted references to Alice, including her running in at the beginning with a huge clock, saying "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!" which set the tone and got the evening off to a wonderful start.
I think my favorite "touch" of the whole evening was that Sarah's Grandma Mary was the flower girl! And an excellent job she did too! It was darling!
Here are some photos of some of the highlights:

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....

All You Need is Love!

What an absolutely gorgeous day for a gorgeous couple! Meet Mr. & Mrs. Tim Rominger.... Tim and Katie are sooo in love! It has been evident from the first time they walked through the doors of Aberdeen Manor. Watch them for just a few minutes and you'll see them smiling from ear to ear at each other. They have both completely respected the other ones ideas and opinions, and each had a "say" in how they wanted THEIR day to be. Well, I think they did a great job! The ballroom was beautifully set with light blue and ivory fresh flowers, touches of gold and pearls, and colonial blue chair sashes-- all to compliment the girls light blue dresses and the groom in his marine dress blues. It was beautifully put together.

Love and Laughter = Happily Ever After!

I have always believed that the couples who have fun together and laugh a lot are the couples that will make it in the marriage game.  Alexa and Justin, if that's true, will be together forever!  What a great couple!  We had such a good time at their planning meetings, and their wedding was such a reflection of their personalities and the fun they have together!
They met because of their mutual interest in music, and that element was used through their celebration from the guitar pics on the tables to the beautiful cake wrapped in music.  
Here are some photos of their evening:

Really cute little table numbers!!  With music backgrounds!

Beautiful floral centerpieces by House of Fabian on half of the tables.

A small head table for the bride and groom and their Maid of Honor and Best Man worked out beautifully!

Great looking cake from Chesterton Cake Shoppe!  The flowers were actually gum paste--so pretty!

Soooo cute!  A real guitar case for their "card box"  Lexa really got her crafty on for this wedding!!  :)

Love you guys!  Laugh your way through life--it's so much more fun that way!  All the best!

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Harnew

Congratulations Mark & Meghan! Thank you for letting Aberdeen Manor be a part of your special day!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Keeling!!!

What a perfect day for a garden wedding!