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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 http://platinumpartyevents.blogspot.com/2014/05/lippincott-manor-walkill-ny-bridal.html?spref=fb

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.

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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

There’s Still Time to Book Your 2014 Wedding!

Planning a wedding – everybody has there own idea of how it should be done, in what amount of time, and lots of advice to give. Just Google, “How to plan a wedding?” and the results will be overwhelming.

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But that doesn’t mean that everybody else’s plan is right for you. While it may be a little more typical to plan a wedding over the course of a year and a half, perhaps that is just not you. Maybe you haven’t found the right venue, or you are a procrastinator by nature and not even a wedding is going to change you. Or maybe you just got engaged and cannot wait a year to get married.

Whatever your reason for not setting a date yet for your **2014** wedding, we want you to know that you are not locked out from having your wedding this year. That’s right, there are still dates available to book your 2014 wedding at Lippincott Manor! And, as a bonus for the last-minute bride, book now and discounts are being offered for **2014** wedding packages.

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While there is much to plan when it comes to a wedding, you can rest assured that the owners of Lippincott Manor, Tricia and Marty, will be the help that you need. As with every wedding that they host, Tricia and Marty are the helping hands that every bride needs. They are firm believers that every wedding should be special, and they know the stresses that planning one can bring. As industry professionals they are ready to tackle every hurdle – even the hustle of a short engagement.

Don’t Forget About Your Chance to Win a Free Hudson Valley Wedding!

Although we are sad to see the 2013 season come to a close, we are grateful for all of the wonderful people that have come to Lippincott Manor and have enriched our lives. But in our business, there really is very little time to sit back and kick up our feet, so that is why we are already thinking 2014!

We have some lovely couples booked for 2014 already, and there are still openings. At Lippincott Manor, we try to customize every wedding as best we can to meet each couple’s expectations. We offer three wedding menu packages to accommodate any budget. And a special bonus to our booked couples, we offer a chance to win a Free Wedding Giveaway. This is just our way of saying “thank you” to all the wonderful people that have chosen Lippincott Manor for their special day.

Drawings for the Free Wedding Giveaway will take place at our annual Bridal Tasting held in May. Each year we hold a bridal tasting for our booked couples – this year’s will take place on May 10 at 6 pm. Always a fun night, this event is held so that a couple may preview their wedding. The evening is organized to run like a mini wedding, with food, drinks, music, dancing and even a fireworks display.

There is also lots more to give away. Of course, the grand prize is a free wedding, but there are also wedding package upgrades that are awarded. For a chance to win your free wedding come in and book your wedding at Lippincott Manor. Make sure to hurry on in, as the free wedding will only be given away if there are at least 25 weddings booked.

Hudson Valley summer wedding at Lippincott Manor

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.

Inspiration Spotlight: Chevrons

More and more frequently chevrons are popping up in wedding themes. A perfect addition to a country-chic or rustic event, adding this simple chic design element can easily bring the look of a wedding together while giving it a pretty and modern feel. So with the more and more that we see these zigzags appear, we have decided to focus this Inspiration Spotlight on this versatile trend. It is also worth the mention that one of our past brides at Lippincott Manor used chevrons at her wedding and we have been adoring them ever since.

Simple and sweet, these patterns can be incorporated into your wedding in a huge variety of ways. At your ceremony, you can lay out a chevron-printed aisle runner or use chevron pattern ribbons to decorate the aisle seats. What about accessorizing your bridal party in chevrons? A chevron ringbearer pillow is just adorable or chevron clutches for the bridesmaids are a trendy and chic accessory that they will love. At the reception, chevrons can decorate your place cards and other paper goods. If you are planning on a candy bar, why not use chevron-printed goodie bags? Covering the guest book in chevrons is a unique touch that your guests will discover and notice the detail that you put into your day. And of course, the cake! This simple pattern can give you a modern looking cake or it can be accessorized with flowers or a scalloped design for a truly rustic looking dessert.

When consider the theme, look and design to your wedding, you may want to think about the chevron. Simple and sweet, the versatility of this pattern can be incorporated in so many different ways that the possibilities are endless, and that is what we love about this trend!

Inspiration Spotlight: Patriotic Themes

Happy Memorial Day! In honor of this great holiday, we have put together an Inspiration Spotlight on patriotic weddings. Many of those that are serving our country are also getting married and we couldn’t be prouder. Lippincott Manor has been honoring the military in any way that they can — by working to give each couple their dream wedding and by offering a free ceremony for any military wedding. This year’s Memorial Day weekend wedding united two West Point graduates. A military love story, the couple had both graduated from West Point on Saturday and on Tuesday, they were married.

Red, white and blue. Often times this patriotic palette is used at military weddings to honor their life commitments, but are also being used by brides that love their country. Are you having a July 4 wedding? This theme is a great way to honor the holiday and have your special day. Incorporating the red, white, and blue color scheme into your wedding shows your spirit, but also creates a great celebration atmosphere.

These colors can be worked into many decorative aspects of your wedding. Bridesmaids can be outfitted and accessorized in these patriotic colors, or the bride can hide a pop of patriotism with a pair of bold shoes or even a red, white, and blue garter belt. For your decor, flowers can easily be found in these three colors and create, beautiful bouquets and airy centerpieces that set the spirit for the day. Place settings can also incorporate this theme–even using just two of the colors tones down the decor and adds a sophisticated touch to the palette.

As a final tip, don’t forget the flag! Around your reception or at your ceremony have flags on hand for guests to have and wave proudly, because it is this piece of American pride that has inspired the look of your day.

A Great Night for a Tasting

The 2013 Lippincott Manor Bridal Tasting was a night that met all expectations. With a great turnout, the day was beautiful and showcased just how great a wedding at Lippincott Manor can be. Decorated by, and showcasing the floral selections of the “all-inclusive wedding package,” were donations from Meadowscents Florist in Gardiner, NY, and Angels Wedding Works in Newburgh, NY.

As promised, prizes were also given out to couples that were booked for 2013 Weddings. Three lucky couples won upgrades to their current wedding packages. Nancy and Brian won a Menu Upgrade for their August 24th wedding, Josephine and Valdy won a Venetian Table upgrade for their August 27th wedding and Lori and Sam won a Candy Buffet table upgrade for their May 17th wedding. Congratulations go out to those couples, but they were not the only ones to have walked away with something. Attendees of the evening walked away with bottles of champagne, two bridal bouquets, two floral centerpieces and a beautiful floral cake top. As an added bonus, all couples booked for 2013 received a complimentary frozen drinks bar for their wedding.

On hand for the night were also the “all-inclusive wedding package” DJ and photographer and other recommended wedding professionals to consult with couples and answer any questions.

For an end to a beautiful day and evening, the night showcased a fireworks display from Fireworks Extravanganza.

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