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This Technicolor Summer Wedding Will Make Your Day

Bridesmaid Dresses and Colorful Bouquets for aTechnicolor Summer Wedding at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield MA-01

Let me describe these summer wedding photos for you in three simple words – bright joyful color! We know that pretty pastels and neutrals will always be in style for weddings but every so often we crave a bright pop of color. This summer wedding has way more than a pop; it’s the perfect mixture of ALL of the happy summer colors we can imagine! With bright hues including teal blue, plum, purple, fuchsia, turquoise, orange and emerald green we know that this wedding is the perfect colorful send off for summer!

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Irresistible Attire for Your Groom & His Party

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Choosing your wedding day attire to complement the season you’re getting married in is a savvy decision. This is especially important for the groom and his party, who are typically wearing more layers. Everyone in your wedding party should feel dashing and comfortable!

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WILLOWDALE KITCHENS: The Art of Knives

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As you can probably imagine, knives to a true chef are like a collection of brushes to a fine artist or a chisel set to a sculptor. Without the perfect tools, your ultimate goal is only that much harder if not impossible to achieve. Recently, I asked Willowdale Estate’s own chef Ben Lightbody to elaborate on his knives, as I wanted to know where all of these incredible shapes, colors and designs came from. Chef Ben’s collection looks almost museum-worthy, but what I found the most amazing of all is that he loves and uses each and every one of them when the application is just right. (more…)

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REAL EVENT: 3rd Annual Bluegrass & BBQ

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Last week Willowdale hosted our third annual Bluegrass & BBQ event – a guest favorite and part of our annual Signature Events Series complete with entertainment, a savory menu and perfect summer weather! The Ipswich Ale Beer Truck was parked out back right next to the tent and served a variety of ales straight from the tap! (more…)

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What You Should Know Before You Go

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We get to meet lots of couple that have JUST gotten engaged and are excited about finding the perfect location to celebrate! I can tell you from experience that many of these couples aren’t sure what they need to know before they start the search for a venue – so we thought it would be helpful to share THREE things you should know before you go on your first site tour! (more…)

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