Sunday, January 21, 2007

Unusual Wedding Favors

One of the weddings that occured here this past weekend used these darling favor holders at their wedding. We thought you might be interested in seeing them.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Wedding in the Library has a Special Ring-Bearer

Here you see Nina Vickers, playing her harp for the Johnson-DeYoung wedding which took place in our Library this evening.
The special ring-bearer, Zack, got to come in just in time to deliver the ring. Here you see him, with our wedding coordinator, Beth Singer, waiting for his 'cue'.

Another slice of our enjoyable life here at the Hawthorne Hotel. We hope you enjoy this peek.

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Some lovely wedding details

We loved some of the details that the Whelan-Merchant wedding chose to use this weekend.

The combination of the pin dots on dark, rich chocolate icing, and the lovely, large fondant bow and ribbon, go so nicely with the bows on the chair covers and the satin stripes on the tablecloths.

We adore the tall brass centerpiece holders, which add height and elegance in our two-story ballroom, as well as a much friendlier view across the table at one's dining companions.

Most fun of all was this couple's use of their two adorable labs' photos as their table numbers. You can certainly tell the personal touch is in evidence here.

I hope you enjoy seeing these little slices of wedding life at the Hawthorne Hotel.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Bridal Lecture Series -- Open to the Public

Presented by
Salem, Massachusetts

Please join us for a series of fun and informative lectures to help you get ready for your big day!

Join bridal couples from the Peabody Essex Museum and the Hawthorne Hotel for tips to make sure you are ready for the big day and looking fantastic - make-up techniques for the brides and bridesmaids, tips on getting is shape and being healthy plus insight on posing for pictures.

Saturday January 13 – Laura Lanes of Laura Lanes Skin Care
After 13 years on Boston’s Newbury Street Laura Lanes relocated her aesthetics practice to 242 Essex Street in Salem. In December of 2003 she opened a day spa specializing in facials, waxing, massage therapy, makeup and a full line of skin care products and cosmetics. Laura will be giving advice on how to care for your skin so you’ll look radiant on your wedding day plus a make-up demo with tips to look spectacular at the alter and in all your pictures.

Saturday February 3 - Brandi and Steve Dion of B&S Fitness
Brandi and Steve created B&S Fitness Programs LLC in the spring of 2004 offering professional quality adult fitness programs on the North Shore. They are going to motivate us to get into shape and provide information on being healthy and fit. In April the Salem Park and Recreation Department will be offering a Bridal Boot Camp where Brandi and Steve will get us outside and make us work! Boot camp is an exciting total-body conditioning fitness program and is designed to meet the needs of just about any individual – from novice to the ultra athlete.

Saturday March 3 – Shannon O’Donnell of Derby Studios
Shannon is the Studio Manager at Derby Studios here in Salem. Derby Studios have been awarded a number of accolades from their peers and the industry. They are well known for their ability to connect with their brides and grooms and as a result their photography is simply breathtaking! Shannon will share tips on keeping your day on schedule to make sure you get all the pictures you’ve dreamed of, as well as tips on what poses look most flattering and suggestions on how to choose photos to put in the wedding album you’ll treasure forever.

All lectures will take place from 12PM-1PM at the Peabody Essex Museum.
Stay after to mingle with other brides and grooms as well as to enjoy coffee and snacks from Hawthorne Catering from 1PM-2PM.

Please RSVP by e-mail to:
Come alone and make a new friend or bring your bridal party!

We hope to see you soon,

Natalia Laskaris, Peabody Essex Museum ~~~
~~~Amy Jacobson, Hawthorne Catering