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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.

Inspiration Spotlight: Burlap

When looking to plan a rustic wedding, there are certain details that cannot be passed up. As the “rustic wedding” theme is becoming more and more popular, more and more are we seeing certain elements that are becoming essential in creating that certain country-chic feel. At one time, you may have never associated burlap with a wedding, but today things are changing and this inexpensive and versatile material is showing up all over the rustic wedding scene.

When thinking rustic, there is no other material that evokes such a raw, organic, or outdoor feel then burlap. The key to using this material is to use it in accents. Placed strategically throughout your ceremony and reception, this barnyard material can create an elegant and chic event that will be remembered by all your guests. For an outdoor ceremony, how easy would it be to roll out a burlap aisle runner? Make it your own with a personalized saying or print of any kind. And what about the ring bearer? A unique rustic accent, would be a pillow made of burlap, or you could incorporate this material into your bouquet. Burlap flowers can be inserted into your bouquet for a surprising pop. Or, if you have a hand-tied bouquet, you can wrap the flower stems in burlap.

Burlap is easy to paint, stamp or print on. So you can use this material throughout your event. If there are sayings or proverbs that are important to your marriage, use burlap to say them. Burlap tags can be great place cards, and burlap also makes a great materials for banners and signs. Can you imagine a “Mr. & Mrs.” banner of burlap flags at your rustic wedding? Small details to accent with can also be the guest book, gift bags or even on the cake. Burlap ribbons can be placed throughout your wedding, and create a big impact.

With a little bit of creativity, this simple, inexpensive and versatile material can be used in any way that you dream your rustic wedding to be.

Inspiration Spotlight: Mason Jars

Here at The Lippincott Bride, it is our mission to offer tips and advice to brides that are planning their wedding. In today’s post, we are bringing you an inspiration highlight. When starting to plan a wedding, you will quickly find that there is a lot of information, ideas and inspirations out there. To help you sift through popular design elements and trends, we will bring you an inspiration focus. Today’s focus is on mason jars.

If you are looking to give your wedding a rustic, vintage, or organic feel, then mason jars are a design avenue that you must explore. Speaking to the hearts of the the DIY brides out there, the mason jar is an inexpensive and versatile material that can be used in so many design aspects of your wedding. They can be used as centerpieces to hold flowers or candles, they can mark table numbers, or serve as escort cards that are also a guest’s drink cup for the night. Filled with dessert or jam, or anything that you would like to give your guests, they can also be used as favors.

Mason jars are 100% customizable and with great ease. By simply adding a ribbon or twine bow, or wrapping it in burlap and attaching a satin flower bow, or even decoupaging lace, a mason jar can be transformed into a beautiful centerpiece. You can also paint them to match your color scheme to really enhance the décor of your event. Filled with candles or string lights, hung or placed on tables, mason jars can provide romantic lighting to the evening.

When it comes to a mason jar at a wedding, your design possibilities are endless. You have so many options with this inexpensive material, so let your imagination flow.

Considering a Rustic Wedding


Choosing a wedding venue is one of the most important steps in planning a wedding. Obviously, checking this off your wedding checklist takes care of the “where,” but it also sets the tone of the day. After getting engaged, it is important for a couple to sit back and reflect on what suits them. Who are you as a couple? Where are you both comfortable? And where can you imagine your wedding? Once you sort this out, you can start to narrow down the “type” of wedding that you want. And when it comes to “type,” the sky is the limit. In the end, what matters most is that the couple is united in marriage through a day that was theirs.

Today, a big trend in weddings is the “rustic” wedding. These weddings take place in country settings and are reminiscent of the pioneer days. They can also evoke a vintage feel in its styling. Sometimes held in barns or in open fields, these weddings are always outdoors. They implement old wagon wheels, salvaged or reclaimed wood, wildflowers, mason jars, cowgirl boots and do-it-yourself touches.

When you think about your wedding, are you inspired by the natural beauty of the outdoors? How do you feel about a wedding framed by an outdoor, suburban setting? If so, a rustic wedding is something for you to explore. Consider an outdoor setting set amongst the backdrop of mountains and a running river.