Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Oh MariaCarla....

When I'm a famous designer, I shall have you as my first face. Even if you're 50 years old.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Kalp-Whyman Wedding Was Gorgeous

The ballroom looked beautiful with the gold Chivari chairs.

Such a lovely couple, enjoying their first dance together as husband and wife.

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A Nice Wedding for a Super-Nice Family

This raw bar was a definite hit at this wedding reception.

This beautiful ice sculpture added a special touch to the ballroom.

A very unique wedding cake -- just lovely.

Some weddings prefer the formal approach of a head table for the wedding party, as you see in these photographs.

Claire Kallelis was hamming it up for our night manager, Lucie, who took these photos while I was out of town at a conference.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Two more lovely thank you notes. . . .

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This first one was for a wedding we catered at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and the second one is for a wedding reception that took place here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

We hope to be able to make your ideal wedding as simple and perfectly-executed as these two were.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Beautiful Ballroom, Beautiful Flowers

This bride certainly knew what she was doing when she chose her flowers and other accessories for the ballroom. The golden Chivari chairs and beautiful damask overlays also really mesh with the warm tones in the Ballroom.

I especially like the use of high and low arrangements. It has life and movement to the room. Just lovely!

If you are interested in knowing more about these details, simply ask your wedding coordinator, here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

I hope to see you here.

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Espresso and Cappucino Station

Do you LOVE coffee? Especially espresso and cappuccino? Then this action station is just tailor-made for your wedding.
We just recently added this equipment to our hotel, so now we can offer this crowd-pleaser to you.

If you are interested in this station for your wedding, please contact your wedding planner at 978-825-4358.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wedding Shower Thank You Note and Photos

Be sure to check out the post for November 10 on our regular blog. The post is a thank you note for a wedding shower, but the really cool part is that the bride-to-be wore her grandmother's wedding suit to the shower. She looked awesome! What a special thing to do, and what a great way to make the day memorable.

Here is the link to our regular Hawthorne Hotel blog:

I hope you will let us know about special things like this that you are doing for your wedding, and related activities, here at the Hawthorne Hotel.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nice Note in Today's Mail

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With all the hurrah that is Halloween in Salem, we have been remiss in keeping up with our Wedding Blog. This note was in my in-box today, and I was so happy to read it. Karen is our Director of Sales and Catering, and has been with us for over 25 years.

Karen's hospitality skills just come naturally, and when you combine those with so much experience, you get a dynamite combination that is certain to make any event she handles the biggest success.

Thanks, Karen, for all you do for us!