Friday, August 24, 2007

We just love getting these kinds of e-mails

Here is an e-mail that was sent to Amy Jacobson, our offsite catering manager, regarding a recent wedding that was held at the PEM and catered by us, Hawthorne Catering.

Its been a month and people are still talking about the wedding!

I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you again for everything you did for both Danene and I. We truly had the time of our lives and wouldn't have changed a thing.

Everyone I talk too that came raved about the food, the room and the how perfectly the whole thing was run.Without your guidance and help, this process would have been nearly impossible. All the details and all the little things came together better than we could have ever hoped.

A few days after, Danene and I were talking and in going through the whole thing again, we couldn't find a point in which we were not having an absolute blast. In addition, could you please forward this email along to Natalia as she was just as instrumental in the evening. She was there the whole time and without her direction, it would have been a confused mess! She was
truly a professional and helped make the night as special as it was.

We have yet to get the actual photographer pictures yet but all the pictures from friends are stellar. As soon as we have the real ones, we'll be sure to let you know. For as long as people will bother to listen about how great it was, I will be recommending you guys without hesitation. It was a day that really could not have been any more exciting for both of us and you guys helped make that possible.

I hope you are having a great summer and we look forward to showing you the pictures!


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

We love to hear from our satisfied wedding guests!

Today we received this lovely email:

Hi, Karen-
Hope you had a nice vacation!

We want to take a moment to thank you and your staff for our fantastic wedding reception at the Hawthorne on August 5th.

The room looked so elegant, the food was fabulous, the service was excellent, and Lindsay was so pleasant and helpful that evening as well. I can't say enough about the job all of you guys did. We were absolutely thrilled with EVERYTHING. We continue to get calls from our family and friends telling us what a wonderful evening they had. Thanks again for everything and we look forward to coming back and enjoying more great times at the Hawthorne!


Erica and Peter


and this nice hand-written note:

Hi Karen,

I want to say thank you to you and the staff of the hotel.

Without your help and guidance my daughter's wedding would not have been as great as it was.

You have a beautiful hotel and a helpful and accommodating staff.

Once again, thank you.

Mary Carol K


I hope you enjoy reading these.


Friday, August 3, 2007

Cutting the Cake

While wedding cakes began as a fertility symbol, most people don't associate the wedding cake with having lots of children anymore.

Today the wedding cake has become a kind of a first meal for the bride and groom. Today's couples cut a slice before anyone else and feed it to each other, symbolizing the support they'll provide through their many years together

Here you see Sean and Kelly with this traditional cutting of the first slice of cake.


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Something Different

When you work in a place that hosts over 100 weddings a year, the things that are out of the ordinary are always of interest.

Here you see a wedding that chose bagpipers as part of the evening's events, and to make it even more special, the groom's sister joined in.

What a nice touch, and one that will stick in our memories as well.

What are you doing for your happy day?

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An Almost Aerial View of our Ballroom

Christine snapped these photos of our Ballroom here at the Hawthorne Hotel when it was being readied for the wedding of Kelly Newell, of our staff. Kelly chose chair covers for the chairs, and lovely organza runners for the tables. The room looked so elegant, and we were proud to host her wedding.

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Sergio and Ignacia Have Their Special Day

If you have been reading this wedding blog, you will already know the story of Sergio and Ignacia, and how we were able to make their dream of a wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel a reality.

Well, the big day finally arrived, and here you can see them in our Hawthorne Hotel entry way, all smiles with how well everything is going for their reception.

I hope you, too, are able to have your dreams come true here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

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Church of the Immaculate Conception

When our catering assistant, Kelly Newell married her fiance, Sean Lilly, last Friday night, the ceremony was at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, just down the block from the Hawthorne Hotel.

Christine Turner took this photo, which I thought you might like to see.

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