Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Anniversary, Joe and Ann!

We received the following thank you note and photo of a wedding which took place one year ago on the same day that Joe and Ann came to celebrate their anniversary with brunch for themselves and friends and family. To better read the note, just click on the image to enlarge it.

Today this very happy family came to our Sunday Jazz Brunch in Nathaniel's to celebrate the First Anniversary of Joe Wojtowicz and Ann Gilmor (pictured below). They were married right here in the Hawthorne Hotel last year, and could think of no better place to celebrate their anniversary than with us.

We love it that our guests are able to establish such a connection with us, and are able to continue their life celebrations by coming back to the Hawthorne. This is something that you cannot do when you have your wedding in a catering-only function hall or other historic home, since there is nothing there that is open to the public. While we realize this is not going to be the sole determining factor when you choose where to hold your wedding reception, it is just another little thing that sets the Hawthorne Hotel apart from all the other places you can choose -- we do have a way for you to celebrate your special anniversaries. Whether a romantic dinner for two, a big family brunch, an overnight getaway, or just a casual lunch in our Tavern, there are many options here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

We hope you will choose us for your most special day -- and for many celebrations beyond this one.


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Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Ballroom in its Most Classic Holiday Look

Here are some photos of Friday night's wedding in the Ballroom. I took them because I thought the Ballroom looked its CLASSIC BEST -- the Christmas wreaths with greens, lights, and bows make a lovely background, the chair covers and their gold bows echoed the bows in the windows, the dancefloor was gleaming in the candlelight. It just seemed perfect.

I thought you would enjoy seeing it too.


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Monday, November 24, 2008

A Nice Thank You Email

Check out our post on the Hawthorne Hotel blog today for a lovely testimonial about a wedding, that we received yesterday.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tonight's Wedding Tasting

Once you book your wedding here at the Hawthorne Hotel, or Hawthorne Catering, you will be invited to a Tasting for your wedding. This was tonight's tasting. I took photos of some of the elements so that the couples didn't have to remember everything.

I hope you enjoy getting an insider's look at what we do here at the Hawthorne Hotel.


Upgraded Flower Arrangement

Standard Flower Arrangement with upgraded linen (runner)

Standard Flower Arrangement

Standard Flower Arrangement (candle ring), with upgraded overlay tablecloth

Sophia's set for the tasting

Wild Mushroom Risotto Cake with Tomato-Basil Sauce

Field Green Salad, Goat Cheese, Spiced Pecans and Champagne Vinaigrette

Napkin Fold Samples

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

One Year Later . . .

Here you see Atina and Brian, who were married here at the Hawthorne Hotel one year ago.
They came back this week to celebrate their first anniversary, and we offered to take these photos since they forgot their camera. I had them pose outside under our awning, like the wedding photo you see of them one year ago.

. . . and still madly in love!

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Monday, November 10, 2008

A Beautiful Couple Sends Us a Beautiful Note

Here is a very lovely and heartfelt thank you note that we received in our off-site catering division office this past week. It is for a wedding that we did at the Peabody Essex Museum.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did.


Flower Girl?

If that is what the tee-shirt says, it must be true, right?

This past weekend we had yet another reason to be happy that we are a pet-friendly hotel here at the Hawthorne -- "Miss Dottie", the Flower Girl, was able to participate in Wendy and Don's wedding here in the Library of the Hawthorne Hotel.

Rarely does the photographer get into the photos, for obvious reasons, but it is apparent that David LaChappelle really enjoyed getting to be involved in this wedding, so we snapped his photo for this blog post. David is a great photographer, so I'm sure his photos of this unusual flower girl are better than these.

Wendy looks ready to go, but "Miss Dottie" seems to be on strike.

A face only a 'mother' could love?

I hope you enjoy this peek at yet another unusual wedding here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

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