Maren and Brian

October 1, 2009

Maren and Brian held there wedding reception in our Mariposa Ballroom a few weeks ago. Their concept was so cute, the table names were based around Brian’s wedding proposal which happened in Chicago. Table names like “Are You Serious?”, “Carriage Ride” and “Window Seat” made for fun conversation pieces…

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Congratulations to you both, and best wishes!

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Nancy and Randy

September 28, 2009

….and we’re back! It’s been forever since my last post, but wedding season is kicking in and we will be in full swing!

Nancy and Randy got married here on September 4th, and I enjoyed all the care and detail they put into this wedding. I especially loved those cute little Godiva chocolate flowers they gave to the kids! I liked the added touch of the thank-you cards they gave to their guests as well. Everything was done with the help of their family, and it’s so great to see everyone stepping up to help out! Congratulations to you both, it’s so lovely to see two people so clearly in love!

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Friday Sneak Peek

September 1, 2009

Nancy and Randy are getting married here this Friday, I can’t wait! Here’s a little peek at what’s in store…

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Love This

August 20, 2009

This amazing design was found in the Duet Weddings blog and I cannot get over how wonderful the decor is. It’s all about the Vintage Birdcages…

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Summertime

August 13, 2009

Paperwork

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, we are in the midst of summer, so right now we are busy with food tastings and preparing for the fall wedding season! My latest projects include creating Event Orders for upcoming weddings….ahhh, paperwork paperwork….

I wanted to share a pic of Natalie and JP’s wedding cake from their wedding on July 11th. Happy Monday!!

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Kristen and Josh II

July 23, 2009

Our bride Kristen and her Maid of Honor, Tara, were gracious enough to share some pictures and their personal accounts of the wedding. More of their pictures from Chris Paxman Photography can be found on our previous post.

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From Kristen:

“Our wedding was at eight in the evening so I had a full day of anticipation. The Orange Tree was a great place to spend the day relaxing and getting ready for the big event. It was great to be able to have a relaxing lunch with my mom and bridesmaids at the Fairway Terrace before we started getting ready. The rooms were great plenty of room for all of us to get ready together. My favorite part of the wedding was right before I walked down the aisle, having that moment to see all my guests, bridal party , and my future husband waiting for me on the steps of the beautiful gazebo. Having my dad by my side made the moment perfect. It was breathtaking walking down that isle with the view of the illuminated fountains and the full moon.

 It was a beautiful ceremony performed by a Pastor that I have known for over 20 years. It was so nice getting married to the man I love by someone I grew up with, it was a very transitional moment.

 It meant so much to Josh and I that so many traveled from all over the US to be with us on our special day.

 Walking into the reception hall was beautiful! The cake looked amazing in the corner with the pink gerber daisy topping. It not only looked good, but it was delicious!”

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 “All the staff was so friendly and it was a very enjoyable experience. Kerry was so organized it made my day as stress free as possible for me.”

From Maid of Honor, Tara:

“We had guests travel near and far from Upstate New York, North Carolina, Seattle, California, and a range in between. It was great to have the Orange Tree suites for family gatherings before and after dinner it was a great place to reconnect and unwind. All the groomsmen wore white roses except for the father of the Bride who wore a red rose in honor of his father who loved red roses.”

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“The reception was fun and relaxed the D.J. had the newlyweds play a newlywed game that got the crowd laughing and on their feet! The guests had a blast dancing in the playful glasses that were passed out during Elton John’s Crocodile Rock!”

Ladies, thank you both so much for sharing your stories with us!

Kristen and Josh

July 21, 2009

Kristen and Josh got married here at Orange Tree on July 4th. Gorgeous, aren’t they? Kristen looked so elegant and beautiful in her wedding gown. Special thanks to Chris from Chris Paxman Photography for sharing these amazing photos with us! More pics can be seen on his blog here.

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Kristopher and Robert

July 13, 2009

Kristopther and Robert got married in California about a year ago and decided to hold a wedding reception at Orange Tree for their family and friends to celebrate the wonderful occasion. I loved their calla lilly centerpieces on the head table. They even provided a customized menu for the dinner.

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Congratulations to you both on your special day!

Lorraine and Andrew

July 7, 2009

Lorraine and Andrew got married here at Orange Tree on the 4th of July! Lorraine made tissue pom-poms to hang in our Mariposa ballroom, which was so adorable! I loved working with Lorraine, she has such a happy spirit and couldn’t have looked more amazing that day. Best wishes on a long and happy life together!

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