Say Yes to the Top Wedding Dress Trends of 2015

Most women and maybe a few men will tell you that the most important garment in a wedding is the bride’s attire. Every year different trends come out and sweep us off of our feet. Phenomenal wedding gowns are debuted and we are all left at a loss for words at how utterly breathtaking they can be. We can assure you, 2015 is no different. This year’s top 3 styles of wedding  dresses are sure to make any bride a little more anxious for her special day than she already is!

As displayed on the various bridal fashion runways this year, blue gowns are in the forefront as one of the biggest eye-catchers thus far. Although traditional gowns are still a favorite, these beautifully blued collection still emphasizes a sophisticated look. Regardless of how attached you are to a more traditional look, there is no denying that these magnificent shades of blue compliment any bride who chooses to wear them. Could this be a lasting trend, we think so!

Another style that has swept this years fall and winter’s brides-to-be is sweater styled wedding dresses. To be honest, we weren’t sure what to think until we saw how absolutely gorgeous they actually are. They create a soft and simple tone to the pieces almost as though they should have already been considered traditional. Fortunate is the bride who chooses this style in the months of winter.

The last style that we feel needs to be discussed as completely captured out hearts. It is none other than the two-piece wedding gown. It’s amazing what designers have come up with through the decades. The two piece wedding dress gives a fun, sophisticated, yet edgy look to all the brides hwo decide to embrace it. Whether it’s paired with a skirt with a train or a pair of pants it has truly taken this season by storm. There is no doubt that many brides have truly fallen in love with how these pieces come together to complete the entire ensemble.


Aisle Decor Possibly Last, But Certainly Not Least!

After you’ve chosen your colors, your centerpieces, your bridesmaid dresses, and your props you may be thinking, am I forgetting something? Aisle decor! Finding the perfect aisle decor can be tricky! The aisle decor depends on what theme or style your wedding is going to be. While some might be intrigued by a glamorous over-the-top piece, others choose a small plant, mason jars with flowers, or candles, even lavender to toss.

 The biggest influence on aisle decor is where the ceremony will be held. Some couples decide to hold their ceremony in a church…with churches a colorful small floral arrangement or ribbons that can decorate the pews. Another familiar option in aisle decor can be mason jars, lanterns, flower petals to name a few. These options go fabulously for a country, rustic or vintage theme. Although small, they truly do help give a classic feel to the entire decorative display. If you’re someone who lives by the saying “bigger is better” you may be interested in free-standing aisle decor. This usually includes larger floral accents or displays that sit alone, a really nice option for those wedding ceremonies that are the definition of over-the-top glamour!

Aisle décor, although a small part of the artistic planning, helps to tie the whole wedding ceremony together while expressing your personal style.

Lippincott Manor’s Annual Bridal Tasting 2015

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 As the warmer weather slowly begins to move in, we can finally say spring has sprung upon the Hudson Valley. Along with spring making its debut, so does the Hudson Valley Wedding Season.

Lippincott Manor is starting this season off with one of its most requested events. The annual Bridal Tasting! This year’s Bridal Tasting will be held on Saturday, May 9 and starts at 6pm. A genuine Lippincott occasion and a most loved by all who attend.

Every year Lippincott Manor holds this event to give each and every one of our booked couples and couples considering booking, a look inside of what a true Lippincott Wedding entails. The Bridal tasting has a wonderful itinerary that incorporates a cocktail hour, dinner, wedding cake, a cash bar, incredible music, photo booth and some surprises too! Don’t forget your dancing shoes! Another exciting portion of this evening is the giveaways that include free wedding package enhancements for couples already booked for 2015 and 2016. Marty and Tricia Van Dyk put this all together, so you can truly envision all the magnificent possibilities that can become realities when you choose to build your amazing dream day with Lippincott Manor.

Along with other booked couples who are in different phases of planning, there will also be a chance to meet with the photographers and DJ that are a part of the “all-inclusive package” that Lippincott Manor offers.

For reservations, email or call 845-895-2474. It will be an invigorating night with many memories that you surely won’t want to miss!

A Little Inspiration Goes a Long Way…

Every year wedding trends come and go. Some of them, we fall head over heels for and realize from the moment we visually perceive them that we have to incorporate them into our special day. From wedding colors to accessories and decor. Each and every piece has it’s role in your treasured day and it’s always handled with the utmost care here at Lippincott Manor.

One of the most important components of wedding planning is the color scheme. Whether you’re going to be bold with a vibrant accumulation of colors or subtle with soft shades. Every bride can agree that the colors that are chosen together are the base for the entire event. This year is the year of the neutral and powder colors. They’re subtle, they pair well with every wedding style, and there are always options with your decor when you incorporate these colors. Neutral and powder colors accent an outside wedding elegantly. A genuinely beautiful partnership everyone will fall in love with.

This year it seems as though sequins is one of the leading trends. Whether it be sequins in a hair piece, on the dress, or in the decor, sequin is predicted to be a must-have this year.
Another trend that’s getting more exposure is feathers. Feathers can work with quite a few themes which are why they’re so versatile. They’re a resplendent accent to a bohemian chic wedding theme, you can incorporate them in a vintage/classic look, or you can utilize them to artistically accent your wedding decor.

Last, but certainly not least, the trending theme this year, Tuscan Dream! It’s absolutely perfect for an outside venue and you most certainly aren’t required to travel to an Italian vineyard to utilize this lovely theme. Any outside venue can be turned into a recreation of the finest parts of Italy, with the right decor and a vision, anything is possible.

Which trend will you choose for your extraordinary day? Or do you already have your vision panned out? It’s such an exhilarating occasion and here at Lippincott Manor we cannot wait to help put all of the different pieces to your magnificent wedding puzzle together.


Beautiful Enhancements For Every Event.

Lippincott Manor would first like to express a Happy New Year to everyone. Although it is still very much winter in the Hudson Valley, Lippincott Manor is looking forward to all of the delectable couples the 2015 season will bring.

We are proud and exhilarated to launch our Gem Enhancements this season. Many of the enhancements are wedding favorites that have been featured in precedent seasons. There are a total of 12 enhancements offered.

Why not authentically impress your guests with the Cordial Bar Station during coffee hour, a true delight with any dessert!

Another lovely addition is our lemonade, apple cider or sweet tea stand which is sure to quench every thirst on a sultry day. A mouth-watering addition to any countryside wedding ceremony.

If you have a sweet tooth, the candy buffet table is an absolute must have. They are beauteously adorned with chocolate covered pretzels and licorice. Among other dainty treats. Last season a lovely decorative sign with the quote “How Sweet it is to be Loved by You” was exhibited which additionally matched the color themes. They we’re absolutely elegant and a true sweet end to the event..

An absolute sublime enhancement is our sky lantern release, they are genuinely a magnificent way to head into the ending of such a marvelous evening. They’re most impressive and relished by everyone. An absolute mesmerizing exhibit.

Lippincott Manor has been actively booking couples for the 2015 and 2016 season, but we still have room! We look forward to making your dreams come true. Simple elegance and natural beauty best describe Lippincott Manor, where they are sure to make your special day “An Affair to Remember!”.

The Cold Brings Time to Welcome Warm Memories

With the snow and cold weather both making themselves at home in the Hudson Valley, the grounds at Lippincot Manor have been prepped and are ready to endure what is left of the winter season. Tricia and Marty Van Dyk have wrapped up the tent, the supplies, and have had a real chance to reflect on all the cherished memories that have been created this past season. This year, no different than the others proved to be a beautiful season that brought many beautiful families and friends to the grounds of Lippincott Manor, along with the love they radiate, which is what keeps Lippincott Manor flourishing.

Since the twenty fourteen season has ended, we have had sometime to take a stroll down memory lane and relive the magnificent days that have been celebrated here at Lippincott Manor. Here, we have complied a showcase of the couples that have shared their love and taken their vows at Lippincott Manor. Each couple, unique and beautiful in their own way, brought their unique spirit to sprawling grounds of our little location off of the Wallkill River.

Again, Tricia and Marty have nothing but appreciation for the joy that this past season has brought and the special moments and cherished events that they have had the privilege of being a part of. Each one of these couples have left a lasting impression on Lippincott Manor, and have helped to strengthen the roots of our tight-knit operation.

A Taste of a Hudson Valley Wedding

This year’s Annual Bridal Tasting at Lippincott Manor was another success! The day started with some rain, but we didn’t fret and the skies cleared up for a perfect night. Great people, great food, great times can describe the event. Tricia and Marty could not be happier with the turnout, meeting many great couples and their families.

Each year, Lippincott Manor hosts a bridal tasting to give engaged couples a taste of a Hudson Valley wedding and it is always a night to remember. The event invites couples that have already booked their 2014 wedding and couples that are still deciding to come and experience a mini-wedding. All guests have a chance to sample the delicious Lippincott Manor menu, relax, enjoy music , dance, meet photographers an florists, and experience all that Lippincott Manor has to offer. At the event, there are prizes that any attendee has a chance of winning, including upgrades to wedding packages.

Every moment is special at Lippincott Manor, and this year featured a beautiful lantern release to close out a night filled with fun and laughter. If you are dreaming of wedding set with a backdrop of the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains, call Tricia and Marty at Lippincott Manor for a tour of the grounds.

For more on the event, read Platinum Party Events’ blog post at

Get Ready for Lippincott Manor’s 2014 Bridal Tasting!


It’s that time of year again! Spring is here and the 2014 Hudson Valley wedding season is about to kick off. To get this season started off on the right foot, Tricia and Marty Van Dyk are getting ready for Lippincott Manor’s annual Bridal Tasting. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 10 and starts at 6 pm.

Each year, Lippincott Manor hosts a Free Bridal Tasting for all booked couples an couples considering booking to attend and get a “taste” of a Lippincott Manor wedding. Featuring a cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, music, dancing, and giveaways, the evening is designed to give you a sample of what a Lippincott Manor wedding offers. From there, you are given the chance to envision all the unique touches and enhancements that you can add to your own wedding.

Also attending the event will be the Lippincott Manor’s choice photographer and DJs of the “all-inclusive package.” You’ll be able to meet with these professionals, see and experience their work, and discuss your vision for your special evening. Adding to the natural beauty of this Hudson Valley venue will be samples of flower arrangements from local florists, also included in the “all-inclusive package.”

As with every tasting event, there will be giveaways that include free wedding package enhancements available to couples booked for 2014 and those already booked for 2015.

For reservations, email or call 845-895-2474. It will be a wonderful evening, that you won’t want to miss!



Will You Have an Engagement Photo Shoot?

Getting married is exciting, from the joy of the proposal, to picking the perfect venue for your dream wedding, to dress shopping, and then of course, the big day – the big celebration that sets you off on the rest of your life. At this special time you want to remember all of the love, happiness and celebrations.

Hudson Valley Engagement

To make sure that you have these memories preserved forever, the wedding photographer is an integral part of the event.

Engagement photos

Most brides aren’t models and may not feel comfortable in front of the camera – and the same goes for their partners. For most wedding photographers, this doesn’t make a difference as a good photographer will be able to effortlessly capture all the beautiful moments of love and joy, without ever being noticed or disruptive. However, you may be dreaming of capturing that amazing pinterest-worthy photo.

Pet Engagement photo

Many couples are now doing engagement photo shoots. You can consider this your practice run. This is the time for you to get comfortable in front of the camera and comfortable with the person that is behind the camera. A good relationship with your photographer will show through in you wedding photos. Another obvious reason to have an engagement photo shoot is for the memories. Takes some time to enjoy your engagement. You’ve been running around and making plans for the big day, why not relax and capture some special moments between the two of you.

Hudson Valley Engagement photo shoot