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SPLITTING THE COST OF YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING

A recent Tweet by the Huffington Post got us thinking: How would you feel if your fiance were to ask you to split the cost of your engagement ring? Many brides think of their engagement ring as a gift while others see it as a shared investment. We know a bride that made her fiance sell his beloved motorcycle so that he could afford the ring she wanted. Although, nowadays  it's not uncommon for the couple to split the cost of the wedding themselves rather than the bride's parents footing the bill. Read more [...]

HOW TO: PLACE CARDS

Make your meal service a breeze with easy to read place cards! Sometimes place cards can be difficult, especially when you have never made them before. Choosing elaborate designs or objects may be tempting but they can create more problems. Imagine making the meal indicator so cryptic that the caterer gives the wrong meal to the wrong guest or worse, under the warm banquet lighting, the shiny jewel you chose to represent chicken looks identical to the jewel you chose to represent beef! The goal: Read more [...]

WEDDINGS: ASHLEE & BRANDON/ WINTER 2012

The Inn looks like a magical Winter Wonderland during the holiday season and bridal couple’s can’t get enough! We just LOVE winter weddings at the Inn! Here is Ashlee and Brandon’s lovely wedding from last year. Photography by Graddy Photography.     Read more [...]

OUTDOOR WEDDINGS ARE IN FULL BLOOM

Alexa and Matthew were a event coordinator’s dream. Easy going, happy, and so in love. They had their ceremony outside on the Island Room’s private patio with 50 guests and the weather turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Ceremonies have been held on the patio only sporadically in the past but it was a wonder why! The garden level patio has ivy covered walls, bright flowers, and many variations on set up. Read more [...]