Category: Planning Tips


Every year the king of color, Pantone, comes out with a new “Color of the Year” and this year they went with a springy shade called Greenery. Pantone has become the trusted source for color influence across many industries like fashion, interiors, manufacturing and design.


Greenery is a natural color that plays nicely with all sorts of shades but today we have some inspiration for a Pantone wedding theme using a few colors from the “forest floor” color palette.


Date: February 8th, 2017

Five Timeless Wedding Trends

There are many trends that come and go, but there are a few that are here to stay and will make your wedding photos look timeless!


Date: January 4th, 2017

Spread the Love

Most weddings and events are customized & enhanced with wardrobe items, décor pieces and floral accents. While these elements make the event day special, often times there is no use for them once the event has passed. Luckily, organizations have been created to donate items you may not want or need anymore and community businesses are also in need of more supplies.

In the spirit of the month of Thanksgiving, here are a few ideas to pay it forward!


Date: November 8th, 2016

EVENT TREND: Farm Tables

The farm table arrived on the event scene along with mason jars and burlap decor but there are signs that this trend may be here to stay! Tables have been, and always will be, an essential part of party décor but the farm table offers a unique twist on the typical table setting. A true chameleon of party décor, the farm table feels right at home in a garden with benches, a luxury tent with upholstered chairs, or a mansion with ballroom chairs. (more…)

Date: October 21st, 2016

Flower Girl & Ring Bearer Outfit Ideas – You Can’t Handle The CUTE!

While appointing a flower girl and/or ring bearer is completely optional, it is an excellent way to involve the little people closest to you and your partner. No matter how they perform- walking children down the aisle is a great way to ensure that a wedding ceremony starts with smiles. (more…)

Date: September 20th, 2016

Willowdale Winter Formals

Our 1901 Arts & Crafts Style mansion provides a beautiful and unique setting for a winter themed dance. Willowdale Estate has unique handcrafted details throughout the house and has a rich history of hosting elegant parties. From November 23rd – January 3rd neutral holiday décor is included in your site rental and includes soft outdoor and indoor bulb lighting, burlap ribbon, embellished fireplace mantles, garland and mercury glass décor.


Date: September 13th, 2016

This Technicolor Summer Wedding Will Make Your Day

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!


Date: August 19th, 2016

What You Should Know Before You Go

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…)

Date: July 22nd, 2016
Categories: Planning Tips, Weddings

Holiday Parties at Willowdale Estate

Although it’s only July, now is the time to start reserving a space for this years holiday party – perhaps you need to plan a corporate party for your employees, a family reunion or annual event. Our European influenced architecture and charming field stone siding create an unique place to celebrate any event. (more…)

Date: July 15th, 2016

Suite Moments

Getting ready in our suites is treat for our wedding clients who have a ceremony at Willowdale Estate. In the two hours before the ceremony the wedding party gathers to get ready, and relax, start documenting the day through photos, and sometimes even exchange gifts before the processional begins. We love these behind-the-scenes photos showing what happens before they walk down the aisle and I think you will too!

The wedding suite at Willowdale Estate - an events venue north of Boston Massachusetts (more…)

Date: July 8th, 2016