Friday, August 16, 2013

Beautiful PEM Wedding Reception

Last weekend we catered a wedding reception at the Peabody Essex Museum.  I stopped by when things were just getting started and snapped a few photos just as the light was changing over to the evening light.  I thought you might enjoy seeing these photos too.

I hope to see you here, or there.


Lovely Ballroom Wedding, A Different "Sweetheart" Table

This past weekend was very very busy for us at the Hawthorne Hotel and Hawthorne Catering.  But that did not stop us from taking the time to make sure that every detail was perfect for each event, and along with that, of taking photos so that we could share them right here with you.

This was the wedding reception that took place in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday evening, August 10.

The flowers were from Flowers by Darlene, and they were beautiful, alternating low arrangements with tall ones, and using some interesting types of flowers.

The Sweetheart Table was not typical, and we really liked it for its uniqueness.  Generally we see tables for either the entire wedding party, or we see tables for just the bride and groom.  This table, set for the bride and groom and the best man and attendant of honor, seems to be just right!  I hope we see more of this kind of set-up.
 Isn't this a beautiful cake, complete with vintage "bride and groom".  So sweet!

 The Palladian windows in our Grand Ballroom create a stunning backdrop.
 The "grandmother" windows that you see in the distance in the photo below are just grand for the tossing of the bouquet.
I hope you enjoy this little look at our gorgeous Grand Ballroom.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013


We love being thanked.  We love getting your photos.  We love hearing things that you felt were special about your wedding reception here at the Hawthorne Hotel. We love seeing beautiful brides and handsome grooms.

So when all of these things came in the mail today, it made us have a great day!

I hope you enjoy seeing them too.

I hope you enjoy reading our mail as much as we do.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wedding at The House of the Seven Gables

This past Saturday was a spectacular day for an outdoor wedding.  That coincided very nicely with the fact that we (Hawthorne Catering) were scheduled to cater a wedding at the House of the Seven Gables.

Here are some photos of that event. Thanks to our own Lindsay Otis for taking a number of these lovely photos.

The gardens at The House of the Seven Gables are always beautiful.

Two panoramic views of the site with the tent in place for the reception.

The path to the seaside setting.

 A seaside wedding ceremony could not be more perfect on a lovely day like this.

   Their "place cards" were also their favors.  A book from The House of the Seven Gables, and the information was carried on them in the shape of an old-fashioned library book slip.  So cute!

I hope this very complete view of a wedding at The House of the Seven Gables will be of interest to you.