Sunday, January 27, 2008

Some Very Sad News

On Thursday our beloved harp-player, Nina Vickers, passed away after a valiant fight against cancer. Not only was Nina such a special part of many weddings here at the Hawthorne Hotel, but she was also a part of every special holiday event held here at the Hotel.

Nina, you were such an inspiration.

We will miss you greatly.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Details Make a Difference

Here are some close-up shots of some of the details that were part of Saturday night's wedding. I thought the flowers were especially lovely, and the use of the chocolate suede-cloth 'hat box' for gift cards was a charming touch as well.

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The Ballroom Set for a Wedding


These photos show the Ballroom set up for a wedding this past Saturday. The chair covers were white with chocolate brown organza ties. The ties were done with a 'new' style bow. What do you think?

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An Unusual Chocolate Wedding Cake


These photos show a more contemporary look in our Ballroom here at the Hawthorne Hotel, yet it most certainly works with our decor. I hope you enjoy this different look at our hotel.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Pickman Room for Photos

Here are some photos of today's wedding, the Consolazio-Mackay wedding party, taking photos in our Pickman Room just prior to their wedding ceremony in the Ballroom. The bride was so lovely, and agreeable to having her photos on our Wedding Blog.

I hope you enjoy seeing them.

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A Different Take on an Idea Seen Here -- Wedding Party Uses the Old Typewriter Guest Book Style

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Another Beautiful Wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel

These photos were taken by Laura Beals Photography, and are of a wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel this winter. I thought they were excellent photos, and asked Laura for her permission to use them. We also received Rainelle and Doug's permission to use them. More to come.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Roxanne Writes Back

We recently posted some photos on this blog of a wedding reception that took place in Nathaniel's and Sophia's, which had a Christmas Holiday theme. This was the bride's response:

Hi Karen,

Happy New Year to you also!! I love the blog...I was waiting for my photographer to send me photos so I could send them to you...but your photos are beautiful. Rich and I are in the process of filling out the survey and comments for you. Everything was just PERFECT!!! rave reviews

Thanks again for everything!!!


PS Just thought I would let you know that at least three people I know want to have a December wedding at the Hawthorne.


Here are two more photos of that wedding reception:

We would love to feature your wedding on our blog. Just let us know if you want that extra attention!


Thursday, January 03, 2008

A Wedding With Unique Style


We were cleaning house recently in the Catering Office, and found this old wedding photo. We are guessing that it took place in either 1994 or 1995. If you happen to know some more details, we would love to hear from you.

A wedding that includes a ride on a bicycle built for two has to stand out in someone's memory.

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