Glendalough Manor Real Wedding: Karen and Eric

Karen and Eric

February 24, 2012

Karen and Eric were married at Glendalough Manor on February 24, 2012 with one hundred and seventy of their closest friends and family in attendance.

The bride wore a beautiful sweetheart neckline gown with ruching along the bodice and waistline with soft layers of ruffles along the bottom.  She wore a simple strand of pearls around her neck and peal earrings to match.

The bridesmaids wore platinum satin full length gowns with a sweetheart neckline and a sparkling crystal brooch was worn at the waistline.  To match the bride, the bridesmaids wore silver pearls and earrings.

The groom wore his military uniform for the ceremony. L-O-V-E this picture!

The ceremony was held in the Avondale ballroom and DGL Designs Florist did an amazing job at transforming the ballroom in to a romantic and elegant ceremony location.  The bride chose a beautiful lavender aisle runner and DGL used two large candelabras with flowers on either side of the mantle with a matching spray arrangement in the center.  The aisle was lined with tall stanchions with flowers on top.

The couple chose a jazz trio to play during the ceremony and gave the guests also enjoyed this music during the cocktail hour and dinner.  After the cocktail hour guests entered the Wicklow ballroom and were amazed at it’s beauty.  The tables were draped in lavender with platinum napkins.  The bride used candelabras provided by Glendalough Manor and DGL Designs adorned the candelabras with an epergnette of matching flowers and a circlet of rose petals.

The couple danced their first dance to “At Last” by Etta James.  Everyone at the reception loved this choice of song!

Glendalough Manor’s chef, Raymond Gregory, served a selection of Jerk Chicken, Seafood Creole and Beef Tenderloin. Yummy!

Cakes by Lameeka created this unbelievable cake!  One of the prettiest cakes I have seen…I love the touch of sparkle!

The couple left the reception to sparklers!

Congratulations to Karen and Eric!  Best wishes from all of the staff at Glendalough Manor!

Thank you to Stephanie Hamlet for these beautiful pictures and not missing any details of this beautiful wedding!

Winter Wedding Colors for 2012

If you are having (or thinking of having) a winter wedding in 2012, choosing wedding colors may be a hard decision.  There is no rule that your wedding colors must be red and green to have a winter wedding.  There are some really beautiful color schemes for winter that may surprise you.

One of my favorite color schemes is a simple all white/ivory wedding with hints of color to pull everything together.  An all white or ivory wedding can make a big statement and I love the idea of using a light blue or pink to highlight everything. You can use branches, pinecones, and ornaments (which can double as favors) as accents in your décor.

If you are a girl that loves bling then a winter wedding might be perfect for you!  Crystals and gems highlighted against a white or ivory backdrop is stunning.

Another untraditional color scheme for a winter wedding is teal, brown and silver.  Using all white flowers give a modern winter feeling.

Of course you can’t go wrong with using burgundy or red but that doesn’t mean your décor has to scream Christmas.  Small touches of red go long way and some brides are adding black for a modern, yet romantic feel. You can even add an aqua blue color to spice it up!

Just a tip… if you are planning a 2012 winter wedding wait until January to stock up on all of the leftover Christmas decorations.  It is inexpensive and if you are crafty you have plenty of time to create some wonderful centerpieces to give you a perfect Winter Wedding!

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