Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Fran is my new hero....absolutely. He got me like the coolest book I have ever owned, and yes, he was right, I shall love him for eternity now.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cake Knives, Guest Books, Place Cards

On the left is the set that is pearl white, and on the right is the set with ivory-colored handles. The distinction was very difficult to capture in a photograph, but we wanted you to be able to see the cake knife and server set that is included as part of your wedding package.

Above is the ivory-colored guest book and pen set, and stand-alone pen which you may use as part of your wedding package. This photo above also shows the placecards which we provide to you to use for your placecard seating, should you choose. They are all included.

This is the white guest book and pen, in case your linen choice lends itself more towards pure white accessories, rather than the ivory.

These are all part of our wedding package, here at the Hawthorne Hotel

I hope this post of photos is helpful to you.


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Monday, May 18, 2009

Paisley Table Runners, a Classic Wedding Cake, and Unusual Table Numbers

A Classic Wedding Cake -- Simply beautiful!

A cake knife and server are included in your wedding package here at the Hawthorne Hotel; however, not the ones shown in the photo above. I will blog ours separately, along with the guest book and place cards that we do provide as part of your package.

The sweetheart table and cake table, and the dining tables, all had paisley runners which were made for the bride by her aunt.

She even made a souvenir 'holder' for one of the invitations.
Instead of place card seating, the bride and groom wrote to a number of their favorite celebrities, requesting autographed photos, and those became the table numbers, with this handy chart telling the guests at which table they were to be seated.

Wow, this wedding had a lot of things for us to blog about. If you want us to blog YOUR wedding, simply let your wedding coordinator know. We will be happy to oblige.
I hope to see you here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Review from Martha Stewart Weddings On Line Site

Here is the most recent review from this website. It is actually called www.weddingwire.com in case you want to see the entire site. In any case, we thought you might like to see this post.

KatieOlive Wedding: 05/01/2009
Reviews: 4

5.0 out of 5.0
Quality of Service:
Value For Cost:

All of the staff at the Hawthorne were extremely professional and helpful. I didn't worry about a thing from the moment I booked with them. Everything they needed from me to make the wedding a success was clear and in writing for me. they have packages that provide you with everything from flowers to linens to the limo. all very good pricing for MA. They were excellent from start to finish.



Saturday, May 9, 2009

I really should be posting...

...but I'm not. I've been back in Spain for the past week, without my sisters. I say, it's rather cool to have a room for yourself. Won't you guys stay away a while longer? But nothing's really happening worthy to post about. I love my room more than ever these days. I stay there, play piano, read, write, draw, or whatever. It's cool. Ozie's rooming with me now, so it's fun. The camera stayed in italy, since my sisters think they've got more interesting stuff to document, (Mina, you would have loved pictures of the clutterd room...not messy, just full) so no pictures for you.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hair Styles for Your Special Day

With compliments of Egala.com, here is an interesting link for brides who are interested in learning more about hair styles for that special day:


I hope this information might be of help to you.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Wedding with Special Memories

This past weekend we were fortunate to be able to host a very special and unique wedding. The bride's mother made all of the flower arrangements, including the bridal bouquet shown in these photos here. It was wrapped with a piece of the bride's mother's bridal veil, and had miniature photos in little tiny photo frames pinned to it -- a keepsake to make others pale in comparison.

This stack of boxes was the gift card basket, complete with more memories and mementos.

The table numbers were photos, one from each year of the bride and groom's lives, showing their fun-filled times growing up.

We just loved all the sentiment and thought put into all of these details. They show that the things that can make a wedding memorable don't need to be expensive, when they are filled with this kind of thought and love.

I hope you enjoy seeing these as much as these very nice people enjoyed sharing them by allowing us to photograph and blog them.

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