Friday, August 27, 2010

Beautiful "Pink-Inspired" Wedding in Hawthorne Hotel's Grand Ballroom

The palest shade of pink on the bride's gown carried through the entire color palette for this wedding, as you can see by these photos here.

Meet Susan and Ryan. Such a handsome, beautiful couple! I had a rare opportunity to photograph them at the sweetheart table before the reception actually began.

Tables were named for all the streets that the happy couple have had as part of their lives -- between the two of them they have lived on every one of the sixteen streets. What fun!

The beautiful flower arrangements were done by Pepperberry Flowers. The florist is a family friend, and it certainly shows in the absolutely exquisite arrangements that perfectly match the bride's colors.

I hope you enjoy this look at another color scheme in the Grand Ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wedding in a Week!!!!

Wow, we booked a wedding this Monday (yesterday) that will be taking place this Sunday! Wedding in a Week!! I'm going to take some photos to put right here, to show you that with the help of the excellent Hawthorne Hotel Catering, Banquet and Culinary Team members, your wedding can come true quite easily.


Chef Steve Recognized for His Efforts

Every wedding has its own story. Every guest has their own reason for choosing our hotel for their event. It is really nice to read a thank you note like this one, recognizing our Executive Chef, Steve Nelson, for his efforts.

It made me smile to read it, and I thought you might enjoy seeing it too.

Thanks, Chef Steve, for all that you do to make our guests happy!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another very thoughtful THANK YOU email!

This email was for Steph and Greg's wedding, which we have profiled from start to finish right here on our blog. It was sent by Steph and Greg to Christine Turner, our Assistant Director of Catering (Christine was their wedding planner)and Liz Dube, our Banquet Manager (Liz ran their wedding)


Christine and Liz -

First off- I cannot say enough to either of you about how beautiful our wedding was thanks to your hard work. Everything from start to finish was so wonderfully handled. Thank you for always being so quick to respond to my numerous questions and always being there with great advice. Honestly, we never felt like just another wedding. Your care, attention to detail, and experience made us feel like our wedding was important to you. I spent a lot of time on the details (as you know
:-P ) and your team took what I had imagined and made it a million times more incredible. I haven't stopped hearing from our guests how wonderful everything was- the details, the ballroom, the staff, and the food. Additionally, Robyn and the front desk team did an incredible job. Robyn worked so hard to help us set up our room block and work out easy ways for Greg and I to get ready on the wedding day. This attention to our wants, needs and dreams made the planning so much easier. Thank you for everything.

While I am still awaiting our photos, our full highlight video is up. I sent Juli the short preview a few days ago. I will send along photos when we have them.

Again- for everything- thank you. We feel blessed to be starting our marriage on such a wonderful note.

I didn't have Liz's email so if you could forward this to her as well, that would be most appreciated!

Greg and Stephanie

Friday, August 13, 2010

Some ideas for Memory Boards Instead of Guest Book

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Our Ballroom Without Embellishments


If you are wondering what our Ballroom looks like when it is set for a wedding that has no "extras" here are a couple of shots that should help you. This is with "our" chairs, regular (not upgraded)linens, no chair covers, no fancy tall flowers, and the dance floor set in the middle, with a DJ for the entertainment (not a band.)

The room is great looking just 'as is' but it certainly does lend itself well to upgrades -- it is really up to you.

I hope this look might be helpful for you.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beautiful Colors in Our Ballroom

Here at the Hawthorne Hotel we do so many weddings that you might think we have seen it all. However, we are often surprised ourselves when someone comes up with a new "look" for our space, whether it is through the colors they choose, or the cake or something else that stands out.

That was the case this past weekend with this event, so we thought we would share some photos with you, fair blog reader.

I hope you enjoy getting to see it as much as we did.


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Video of Steph and Greg's Wedding (Preview)

Greg + Stephanie's Trailer from Michael and Tricia Films on Vimeo.

Get ready to pull out a tissue or two. . . this is so sweet!

Thanks for sharing!


Monday, August 09, 2010

Cute Idea for Gift Cards

This wedding had an unusual way to handle gift cards, turning the receptacle into something more than just that -- it became a way for the guests to offer their special thoughts to the bride and groom, for their special day.

We thought you might like to see this idea as well.


Sunday, August 08, 2010

Nathaniel's + Sophia's= Great Venue for Small Wedding Reception

Here are some photos of a recent wedding reception that took place in the combination of rooms we call Nathaniel's and Sophia's (pronounced so-fye-ahs)

I hope you enjoy seeing a space where we can handle your small wedding -- ideally intimate for 75 to 100 people.

If you want to know more, contact our Catering Office directly at 978-825-4358.


Indiana Jones Wedding Cake

If one of you are from Indiana, and the other one sports the name Jones, it might be very likely that Indiana Jones could have played a role in your relationship, right?

That is certainly the case with this couple, who chose this very unique wedding cake topper for their wedding reception at the Hawthorne Hotel last month.

We thought it was so cute, that we had to post it for you to see. I hope you enjoy this somewhat-behind-the-scenes look at our "wedding life" here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

I hope we can help you with your special day,