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REAL WEDDING: Luxurious Details & Full Service Planning

Every year we have a few clients who have a vision for their wedding day that is above and beyond your typical wedding reception décor, and Rob and Niccole’s wedding really stood out for the amazing volume of luxurious details that were incorporated into their day.

Luxurious wedding details and full service planning at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield MA

Rob and Niccole took advantage of our Full Service Planning guru Monique Jeffrey, to ensure that the intricately adorned estate, tent and garden design for their ceremony and reception was accomplished without a hitch! With gorgeous flower installations, custom furniture, lighting and live entertainment, this event was a great collaboration between some of the top wedding professionals in New England! Today we are going to focus on four elements that made this event really stand out – be sure to read through to the end to check out ALL of our partners on this event!

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Date: March 8th, 2017
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PLANNING FOR PROM

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Willowdale Estate is a great option for this years prom season! Our custom sail cloth Sperry Tent is available for use May through October and offers flooring, side panels, heating, fans and lighting. Guests will also enjoy exclusive use of our historic property for a 5 hour reception with access to our 1901 Arts & Craft Mansion.

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In order to make the planning process as easy as possible, we have just about everything you need for your event already on-site! We include cocktail and reception tables, furniture for food stations, floor length ivory linens, white garden chairs, glassware and flatware! Upgrade options including centerpiece rentals, farm tables and chiavari chairs are also available!

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Our on-site gourmet caterer, WILLOWDALE KITCHENS offers an extensive list of culinary offerings to please every students palette and your dining experience can be customized with our flexible menu. Perhaps you want to offer food stations, a plated meal or a cocktail style reception – we can accommodate all of these requests!

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For even more entertainment, we offer a variety of lawn games that can be set up on the lawn and garden courtyard adjoining our tent including cornhole, giant jenga, connect four and more!

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Let us help you plan a prom that is easy to plan and impossible to forget!

Contact, Corporate & Social Events Manager Noah Quist for more info!

noah@willowdaleestate.com

photos – top to bottom:

shane godfrey

becca dilley

phil fox

once like a spark (left & right)

erin mcginn

hellolove

Date: February 28th, 2017
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Tent Season (May-October)

Willowdale Estate is one of the few historic mansions in New England that can offer parties in every month of the year. In this post we are going to celebrate the end of our 2016 Tent Season by looking back at the parties we’ve hosted this year and sharing some details to get you all ready for more fun next year!

Between May-October 2016 we will have hosted 74 Weddings and 38 Corporate, Social, and Public Events! (more…)

Date: October 5th, 2016
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2016 Tent Installation Video

Each year Willowdale Estate installs a Sperry Tent for weddings and events. The tent is installed just before the first weekend in May and is taken down at the end of October.

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Date: May 6th, 2016
Categories: News, Tent Season
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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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FALL WEDDING STYLE

The Autumnal Equinox was on September 23rd marking the official start of fall so we thought we could give you a look back at a wedding that was almost exactly 1 year ago. Ali and Andrew’s wedding day style is rustic and romantic, using pretty details like lanterns, burlap, and lace.

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WEDDING PARTY

Ali’s wedding day look is the definition of pin-worthy. A loosely braided chignon with the elegant neckline the lace trimmed Romona Keveza wedding dress. The intricate textures and unique blooms featured in the bride’s bouquet from Dogwood Floral Design are lovely, and we loved how the natural ivory bridesmaids’ dresses helped the pops of color in the flowers to jump out. This burgundy color is very close to the pantone color marsala and we love these deep reds for autumn weddings– it really is a perfect fall color!

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COCKTAIL HOUR DÉCOR

The personal style of the wedding party worked with the décor perfectly. As guests entered the house they saw a tall floral design with ceremony programs and a welcome sign. The handwritten sign, escort cards and details around the house were made with help from Ali’s mom! Guests enjoyed His & Her Signature Sips and a selection of passed appetizers and our curated cheese and crudités display.

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RECEPTION DÉCOR

Our sperry tent was lit with bistro lights hanging from the center poles and a collection of large lanterns and votives with real candles. Using a mixture of farm tables with burlap and ivory runners, and round tables with ivory linens the tent looked perfectly romantic and effortlessly rustic. With just a touch of flowers, some pretty white pumpkins, and birch table number holders this table is both interesting and elegant.

Perfect fall wedding centerpieces with lanterns burlap and lace runner and birch table number signs at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com

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See more from this wedding on our fun post about DETAILS AFTER DARK, on the blog of Erin McGinn Photography, or catch the feature on Style Me Pretty!

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Date: September 25th, 2015
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Renee & Ben – A Colorful Summer Wedding

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When a wedding design includes pink flamingos, huge paper flowers, and lots of bright colors you know it is going to be a FUN time. Renee and Ben got married on a beautiful summer day at Willowdale Estate. The vibrant colorful details that decorated every aspect of their ceremony and reception were so joyful and unique. We hope you are inspired by these photos and don’t forget to pin your favorite ideas and check out the amazing wedding professionals that helped to make this event happen at the bottom of this post!

GETTING READY & FIRST LOOK  
Renee and Ben arrived at Willowdale Estate early so they would have plenty of time to eat, drink, and take photos before the ceremony. The bridesmaids each wore a different gold cocktail length dress with metallic or sequin details. Our favorite portraits of the couple show how happy this couple is together- and this is BEFORE they said “I Do”!A bride's dress hangs in the wedding suite at willowdale estate colorful summer weddingmetalic gold sequin bridesmaid dresses at willowdale estate colorful summer weddingbridesmaids flowers metalic dresses and bright bouquets at willowdale estate colorful summer weddingportrait with historic green garden door at willowdale estate colorful summer wedding   portrait in front of historic red door at willowdale estate colorful summer wedding

CEREMONY
The ceremony was in the Garden Courtyard at Willowdale Estate. As guests arrived they saw large white balloons tied down with colorful ribbon, a cheerful sign greeted them along with our staff passing Cucumber Mint Water and Prosecco. In the entryway there was a paper flower sculpture that stood over 6 feet high. This whimsical entrance set the tone for all of the other details that were to come! The focal point of the ceremony was a custom arbor design with a flush of large handmade paper flowers, real flowers, and ribbons of green, fuchsia, pink and orange.

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COCKTAIL HOUR
After the ceremony Willowdale Estate servers passed a Spicy Margarita cocktail made complete by a fun pink flamingo straw. In the Great Room, there was a truly unique escort card display. Green and glittery gold escort cards hung from the mantle from gold beads that were adorned by mini paper flowers and honeycomb balls. Guests enjoyed drinks and passed appetizers in the estate and even got a glimpse of the Wedding Cake displayed in the Dining Room at Willowdale Estate.

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RECEPTION
If you thought the first half of this wedding was fun wait until you see the tent! Our sperry tent was decorated by a huge custom paper honeycomb garland that hung across the entire length of the tent.  The guest tables had a mixture of high and low centerpieces on both round and white farm tables. The courtyard was decorated with furniture and fun wedding pendants.

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We love to see a great wedding theme that is truly unique, and the best part is- the vibrant personality and joy from the wedding certainly comes through in the photos! For even more photos check out the post from this couples fantastic photographer here!

Wedding Coordinator: Monique Jeffrey

Photography: Shannon Grant Photography

Custom Paper Details: Fleur + Stitch

Floral Design: Dogwood Floral Design

Farm Tables & Linens: Peterson Party Center

Tent Lighting & Dance Floor: Revelation Productions

Date: August 28th, 2015
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Details After Dark

Ali and Andrews beautiful September wedding was recently featured on Style Me Pretty with lots of gorgeous photos from by Erin McGinn Photography and flowers from Dogwood Floral Design. We love the pretty portraits and details of the day, but we wanted to “shed some light” on the fun wedding details that can keep the party going all night long!

Bride & groom have first dance under Sperry Tent with fairy lights at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.comBride & groom dancing at reception Sperry Tent with cherry dance floor at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

This savvy bride and groom thought of everything for their guests including shawls to keep warm for the when the sun goes down and heart shaped party shades to dance the night away underneath our Sperry Tent.

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Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies Band kept the crowd on their feet and provided a soundtrack for photo booth fun with Shutterbooth!

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The perfect weather allowed guests to enjoy the outdoor bar and bistro lighting in our courtyard when they needed a break from dancing.

Garden courtyard with bistro lights for outdoor wedding reception at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

The night ended with a visit from the Whoo(pie) Wagon where guests could choose their favorite whoopie pie flavor before heading home.

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We hope these details after dark inspire you for your own wedding or event!

Are you recently engaged and interested in visiting Willowdale? Contact one of our Wedding Sales Managers at:info@willowdaleestate.com

Or if you’re planning a social celebration, company meeting or summer outing for your business? Contact our Corporate & Events Sales Manager, Noah Quist: noah@willowdaleestate.com

Date: June 12th, 2015
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