Dare To Be Simple!! Wintery White Weddings.

Do you dare to be simple?  That’s ok!  In a world where simple is portrayed as “boring” and the need to stand out and “out pin” is at an all time high, it almost seems un heard of to have an all white wedding.  Well, don’t be afraid to keep it classic and traditional if that is what you choose!  Believe me, I am a self proclaimed eccentric and I have a healthy obsession with color and outside the box thinking.  However, I can also value the effect that simplicity can have.

Winter is the the perfect time to make an all white wedding shine so enjoy and happy planning!







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Wedding Colors 2013: It’s “Mint” to Be

The color mint is sweeping the bridal scene for 2013! With the popularity of vintage fashion, mint has become a favorite among designers and brides. One of the reasons I love the color mint is that it coordinates perfectly with so many colors. You can pair mint with a soft or bold color to give a completely different look. It is a strong enough color to be used on its own, but not overpowering that you can’t use it with other bold colors.

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One way to use mint is to use the color mint alone giving off a modern yet vintage look.

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A great coordinating color for mint is peach especially if you enjoy a vintage wedding.

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If you want to kick it up a notch try using coral instead of peach or a combination of both colors.

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Another great color combination is mint and pink with touches of gold.

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You can even add a splash of turquoise to deepen the color palette.

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For a Spring or Summer wedding you can pair mint with yellow. This gives off a cheery, vibrant look and feel.

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Winter is upon us, and one of my favorite color combinations is using mint and red. It is a beautiful, unique color palette for a Winter Wedding.

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What do you think of mint weddings? Which color combination is your favorite?

Happy Planning

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!