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Fall In Love

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons for a wedding.  Fall comes along with gorgeous weather, and spectacular scenery.  The color of the leaves changing in the trees, the delicious breezes that make the leaves fall in dazzling shades of red, brown, yellow, orange and green.  If planning a fall wedding, take advantage of the amazing photo opportunities in the outdoors that nature will provide for you.  Do not be afraid to embrace natures backdrop.  Imagine the leaves falling all around you, the subtle wind whisping through your hair as your photographer snaps memories to last a life time on your big day.

Prepare prepare prepare! During the chillier days in the season there can be unpredictable weather.  It is important to make sure you have all your bases covered, especially when it comes to photos.  Remember that your photos are memories some candid, some posed, but all so beautiful and that you get to cherish for the rest of your lives.  So needless to say, photos are crucial on your big  day

Consider fall patterned coverups for you and your bridesmaids, for example shawls to wrap around your shoulders to make for cute photos and to keep you from being chilly if the air is crisp that day.  This can also double as a gift for your wedding party.  During this time you should consider comfortable footwear to change into as you may be trapsing through slippery wet leaves and grass.  I recommend designating one person from your wedding party to stash umbrellas somewhere in case of a change in weather.  Again preparation is key ladies!

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Choose fall themed games that can be played inside or outdoors depending on weather, such as pumpkin tic tac toe, pumpkin chess and even pumpkin bowling!  These can keep guests entertained perhaps during cocktail hour or while taking a break from the dance floor ALL while embracing the fall season!

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Finally let’s talk about the absolutely gorgeous flowers that are available to us in autumn,  Two of my personal favorites the ever so elegant but classic Sunflowers and Roses.  Followed by Carnations, Freesia, Juniper, Marigold, Salvia, Aster, Dahlia, Zinnia and Chrysanthemums.  Luckily for us we are given an array of beautiful flowers in season to choose from to make any bouqet or arrangement fall color themed and brilliant!

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Summer Wedding Ideas

Summer is the most popular season for weddings.  Beautiful weather and sunshine allowing you to capture your very special moments to last a life time.  Experiencing your dream day at an outdoor venue is one of the most attractive parts of a summer wedding. Here at Lippincott Manor our grounds are in full bloom with dazzling views of wild flowers, open fields complete with mountainous views.  Let’s not forget to mention the brilliant river scenery and full green trees coming into season.

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As your guests arrive for your beautiful ceremony to come, consider placing a refreshing beverage station that your friends and family will pass on their way in.  This has become quite popular for a summer wedding.  Beverages such as tea’s or lemonade, or even an infused water.  While guests are taking their seats it may be beneficial for them to have a cool tasty drink in the hot summer heat.

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While the summer weather is gorgeous the sun can be awfully bright, and you want nothing to dull your shine on YOUR big day.  A great idea would be to set up a bin of sunglasses for your guests to shade their eyes from the bright daylight during your ceremony, and their tears.  Allowing everyone to take in your beauty and the gorgeous  atmosphere of the day that has brought them all together.

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As your ceremony concludes and you and your guests part ways for a short time before you are introduced as the new Mr. & Mrs, think of all the moments your guests are capturing on their phones or cameras.  Photos of your friends and family, photos of your fabulous wedding decor, your table settings and linens.  This may be a fitting time to consider small photo props that your guests can have fun with while snapping away eagerly awaiting your arrival!

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Explore the bright popular colors of summer when choosing a color theme! Such as beautiful pinks and fucshia’s, golds and sky blues.  Citrus colors such as tangerine and yellows, even aqua and pale lilac!  The possibilities when choosing color a theme for a summer wedding are seemingly endless.  The summer season offers beautiful flowers to choose from with pops of bright colors.  To name a few popular flowers in season there is the classic sun flower so bright and beautiful, freesia’s and stocks in breath taking purples just to name a few.

summer bouqetAs your ceremony concludes and its time to get the party started as Mr. & Mrs. you may want to favor your feet!  We are sure as you dance the night away with your closest family and friends you may want to kick off those heels and really dance! Mull over the idea of a bin of inexpensive various colored flip flops for your lady guests to slip into and get out onto the dance floor and boogie with you and your loved ones.  After all this is a time for celebration!

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As the hours wind down to ending your enchanted evening, picture all of your loved ones underneath a summer sky, and beside a beautiful roaring bonfire.  Making sweet treats and memories amongst the stars.

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YES! You can have your dream wedding with our all inclusive package!

Your wedding day is a team effort. The first things you book are your venue, DJ, photographer and florist.  We do it all for you in one step and one price, ensuring a successful, stress-free event.

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Lippincott Manor is very excited to continue to offer their very popular all inclusive wedding package. Price includes a  5 – 5 1/2 hour ceremony/reception, DJ, photographer and florist and can be applied in all packages!  We’ve partnered with our favorite trusted professionals in the industry to offer this convenient package at a discounted price.
Each member of this unique group has accumulated years of experience and vast knowledge in their corresponding fields. Put them all together to create your very own dream wedding!
Lippincott Manor is a family owned and operated catering facility, providing individual planning and customized packages. Your host’s, owners Martin and Patricia Van Dyk, who live on the estate, pride themselves on excellent personal service, paying attention to every detail, all while offering affordable prices. Martin and Patricia truly treat each and every wedding as if it were their own. They develop close relationships with the wedding couples and play an active roll from the first visit until saying goodbye as Mr. & Mrs.

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At our family owned and operated venue, you are of upmost importance to us.  We want to share your vision, hear your concerns and worries but most of all make your day spectacular in every way.  From food and drinks to decor and party favors we are here for you.  It is with much excitement that we are well into booking for the 2019/2020 wedding seasons!

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Here at Lippincott Manor, we have three packages to choose from, all packages have the option to add our most popular, the all inclusive package.  Wow, am I right?!  As mentioned the all inclusive package allows you to work with our preferred vendors for all of your musical entertainment including ceremony music, day of stunning wedding photos and of course all of your floral desires.  It is our duty here to make your day just the way you’ve envisioned it all your life…. Magical! Feel free to contact us via e-mail or telephone for inquiries about your special day.  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for our most up to date information, photos and events.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!