Monthly Archives: August 2013

Lippincott Manor Awarded Wedding Wire Award for Reviews

Lippincott Manor has been awarded with a Wedding Wire silver badge rating! Thanks to all of the reviews that our couples have given, owners Tricia and Marty Van Dyk are honored to have received this award and have accepted it with nothing but gratitude to their past couples.

What makes this a special award is the power that a review has. When a couple that is considering Lippincott Manor for their special day, they usually come to visit the facility. During this visit, Tricia and Marty walk them through the grounds, showing them the beautiful views of the Shawangunk Mountains and the Wallkill River that will surround their ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, while presenting the service that the couple will receive, the food and drinking packages that they can choose from and telling them of the special care that they both take to ensure that each and every wedding lives up to every expectation.

If you are planning a wedding and still looking at venues, or you have already been through the process, then you know that every event coordinator has nothing but the best to present you with. It is at this point where the power of a review is really proven. Depending on the type of bride you are, you may have already researched as much information as possible on the venue, including reviews from past couples. If not, this is your chance to go find them and hear a couple’s firsthand experience at a specific venue. And this could be the defining moment when you decide where to have your wedding.

Thanks to Web sites such as Wedding Wire potential clients now have a chance to hear how a couple felt about their experience. Every review is written as a couple relives their day and shares how they truly felt about their wedding and the venue that they chose.

So as the wedding professionals Tricia and Marty Van Dyk would recommend, if you are looking to choose a venue, go read the reviews to really get a sense of a venue and to help you decide which one is right for you. And to all the married couples out there, please take the time to write a review of your venue. Remember, you were once looking for the perfect setting for your special day.


Inspiration Spotlight: Sunset Photo Shoot

When creating your perfect wedding, there are many plans that are made, rentals that are brought in, decorative items that are purchased, and flowers that are snipped, clipped and perfectly placed — all to be set up to create a beautiful space with the perfect ambiance for your special day. And while all of these things seem to be essential to decorating a wedding celebration, we want to take some time to focus on certain setting elements that cannot be purchased. Specifically, the naturally beauty of an amazing sunset.

You’ve probably paid for a photographer to capture all of those beautiful moments of your day. Every photographer knows the power of good lighting and the amazing shot that can be captured at dusk. At this time of day, you cannot predict what will happen. Every sunset is different and unique. From the shape of the clouds to the color of the sky, a photo at this time of day is guaranteed to take your breath away.

If you have a chance to sit and talk with your photographer before your wedding day, you’ll be able to discuss certain photos that you would like to have taken. Be sure to discuss a sunset photo. Ask him or her about taking some time in the evening for a mini-session with the setting sun — you’ll be glad you did. If you have chosen to have your wedding at an outdoor venue with already amazing views, such as Lippincott Manor, then it will be easy as pie to get this memorable shot. If you are indoors, just make sure that you pay attention to the time of day and get outside when the sun starts to go down. This photo will only take a few minutes to shoot, but it will be well worth it when you have it to cherish forever.