Friday, September 28, 2012

Nice "Thanks" via Email with Beautiful Photo of Ballroom

This was a great way to end my day yesterday, reading this great email from a recent wedding here at the Hawthorne Hotel.


Hi Juli, 

We just returned from our Honeymoon and I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you as our reception at the Hawthorne was spectacular. Our family and friends are still talking about what an incredible evening it was and how impressed they were with the Hawthorne and staff. I'm still waiting for my professional photos and will be happy to share a few of those when I receive them. My photographer sent me a sample photo of the ballroom - stunning!
Photo courtesy of Jim Canole Photography

Christine and Liz were a pleasure to work with and so helpful. Liz was on top of everything during the reception and kept us moving along. I will send them a note as well but wanted to let you know how impressed we were with their professionalism and the evening seemed seamless! 

Thank you again! 

Kind Regards,


In further correspondence with Robyn, I inquired about their honeymoon, and learned they went to the Amalfi Coast in Italy.  She shared a photo with me that was spectacular, so I asked if I could share it with you all here, and she was gracious in saying "Sure!" so here it is.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Beautiful Wedding at PEM

As you may or may not know, we cater weddings and other events at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) here in Salem.  Recently we were involved with a gorgeous wedding for Ryan and Tim.

The photos, by David Tucker, are spectacular. You can see how the couple embraced their "artistic" surroundings in everything from their decorations to a very unique wedding cake!

Take a look at the photos here: Ryan and Tim at the PEM.

I hope you enjoy seeing these.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Tonight's Wedding

The wedding reception that took place in the Grand Ballroom tonight had lovely overlays, so snapped a few photos with my iPhone.

The look was perfect for the season, looking like the end of summer, but not quite autumn, adding a beautiful glow overall.

I hope you enjoy seeing them.

Juli Lederhaus
General Manager

Planning a Wedding?

Our wedding open house is coming up soon.  Just click on the photo if you want to enlarge it on your screen. Be sure to call us at 978-825-4358 to register.

We hope to see you here.

Juli Lederhaus
General Manager

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Blushing Pink and Gold Set the Tone

Here are some photos of a wedding reception that took place in the Hawthorne Hotel this past Sunday evening. We really enjoyed seeing the different details of this particular wedding event, especially the use of the gold tones paired with blushing pink.
The place cards had little gold keys tied to tags, which all spoke to the "advice" cards you will see in the photos below.

The use of the gold Chiavari ballroom chairs and gold "chargers" really set a lovely mood in the Grand Ballroom.

A touching tribute substitutes for a traditional "favor".
Such a beautiful table setting.

And a gorgeous wedding cake - - simple and elegant, to finish off the evening.

I hope you enjoy taking a peak at yet another wedding here a the Hawthorne Hotel.