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Rock Your Socks & Let Your Shoes Shine

Wedding attire is all about the details. Get creative with the shoes and socks you choose to wear on your big day! Selecting styles, colors or themes that are representative of you and your group is a a fun and subtle way to personalize your outfit and always makes for great photos! Willowdale has seen some memorable footwear walk through our doors including these pastel Converse low tops perfect for a spring wedding(more…)

Date: January 24th, 2017
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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!

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Date: January 4th, 2017
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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!

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Date: November 8th, 2016
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FLAVORS OF FALL

The harvest décor is out at Willowdale Estate and we’ve been serving up delicious fall flavors for our weddings and events! Willowdale Kitchen’s on-site gourmet catering strives to serve local, seasonal, farm fresh ingredients whenever possible.

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Date: October 11th, 2016
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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.

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Date: September 13th, 2016
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REAL EVENT: Summer Outing

Last month, local North Shore business, Cornerstone Commissioning, held an all day Summer Outing for their team at Willowdale Estate! A glorified work day complete with a peaceful inspiring environment inside Bradley Palmer State Park, gourmet catering, education training, lawn games and a wine tasting!  (more…)

Date: June 10th, 2016
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Top Tips For Fundraising Events

Hosting successful fundraising events are extremely important to non-profit organizations. They provide the opportunity to create awareness of your cause, gain new supporters and recognize those who are already involved.  (more…)

Date: April 22nd, 2016
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Spring Showers

The staff at Willowdale Estate recently had an opportunity to host a Bridal Shower celebrating one of our very own – Kate McCarthy, from our culinary team! Inspired by her love of all things pink, Kate’s shower incorporated a ‘Kate Spade theme’ with a modern mix of black and pink design elements, which worked in perfect contrast to the oak walls of our Glass Conservatory.  (more…)

Date: April 1st, 2016
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Rainy Day Wedding

It is important to embrace whatever weather your wedding day brings, especially when it rains! In many cultures, rain is wished upon for couples “I do’s” because of it’s many positive meanings. (more…)

Date: March 18th, 2016
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Five Wedding Guestbook Alternatives

As your guests first enter your wedding venue or reception space, a “guest book table” might be one of the first things they will see upon their arrival. Having a written record of all your friends and family that attended your wedding is something you will cherish forever. Traditionally, a hardcover or leather-bound book is used to capture your guests signatures and messages as they walk into the wedding venue.

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Date: February 19th, 2016
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