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A Venue For All Seasons : Willowdale Estate

 

Located less then 30 miles North of Boston in Topsfield MA, within the heart of the North Shore region, Willowdale Estate is situated just above the banks of the Ipswich River surrounded by the pristine woodlands of the 720+ acres Bradley Palmer State Park. Built in 1901 and originally the summer retreat of prominent Boston businessman Mr. Bradley Palmer, the ornate fieldstone mansion and stunning grounds were lovingly restored and enhanced and Willowdale Estate reopened as a elegant event venue in 2007 through a unique public – private partnership (Historic Curatorship Program) with the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Under the leadership of Executive Director Briar Rose Forsythe and her impressive planning and production team – Willowdale Estates offers superior event services and elegant catering in a most unique setting, perfect for any season. The historic Arts and Crafts Style mansion reflects the aesthetics of the bygone era with a fusion of simplicity and nature and lovely period detailing. The grounds boast a lavish courtyard butterfly garden and a beautiful tented pavilion creating a spacious yet intimate setting for dinner and dancing for a truly romantic, elegant and timeless experience.

Planning a wedding? Join the Willowdale event team on October 10, 2012  from 5pm-8pm for their Wedding Open House and be sure to visit their signature event calendar at www.willowdaleestate.com for more upcoming seasonal events.

 

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Russell Morins Caipirinha

Going poolside this weekend? Get into that bikini and grab some limes.  It's recipe time, and today we have Brazil's favorite cocktail, the Caipirinha, from Russell Morin Fine Catering:

Muddle 2 lime wedges and 1 tsp Sugar

Add 2 oz Cachaca and ice, shake.

Garnish with lime wedge and serve in rocks glass (or an adorable mason jar).

Enjoy!

 

 

Russell Morins Caipirinha

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Russell Morins Caipirinha

Going poolside this weekend? Get into that bikini and grab some limes.  It's recipe time, and today we have Brazil's favorite cocktail, the Caipirinha, from Russell Morin Fine Catering:

Muddle 2 lime wedges and 1 tsp Sugar

Add 2 oz Cachaca and ice, shake.

Garnish with lime wedge and serve in rocks glass (or an adorable mason jar).

Enjoy!

 

 

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Tuesday Shoesday: Bling Bling

When Shoes to Dye For sent us these new exclusive shoes, we just had to share.  Each pair of upscale pumps, known as the Citrine from the high end line of Benjamin Adams, are exclusive to Shoes to Dye For.  A very wearable heel height of 2 3/4 inches along with 1500 Swarovski crystals make this shoe absolutely unique and completely sparkling (they can also be custom dyed for a pop of color).  To have a little fun with this Tuesday Shoesday post, we thought we'd share our ideas for a wedding in these shoes!

Doesn't this David Fielden Dress available from The White Dress by the Shore just blend seamlessly with these shoes? Perfect "Old Hollywood" style glamor!  And for a cake, bring in a little bit of sparkle along with beautiful all white florals as in this design from Something Different Cake Couture.  A table set in white and silver with beautiful crystals like this Belle Mer wedding designed by Flowers by Semia and photographed by Kristin Spencer Photography (more HERE) would be a great match!  Check out those charger plates from Rentals Unlimited as well!  Lastly, martinis served with round ice cubes catch the light just like the crystals in these shoes, glamming up cocktail hour.   Inspiration is everywhere for planning your next event.  We love this glamorous jumping off point!

 

Tuesday Shoesday: Bling Bling

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Tuesday Shoesday: Bling Bling

When Shoes to Dye For sent us these new exclusive shoes, we just had to share.  Each pair of upscale pumps, known as the Citrine from the high end line of Benjamin Adams, are exclusive to Shoes to Dye For.  A very wearable heel height of 2 3/4 inches along with 1500 Swarovski crystals make this shoe absolutely unique and completely sparkling (they can also be custom dyed for a pop of color).  To have a little fun with this Tuesday Shoesday post, we thought we'd share our ideas for a wedding in these shoes!

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The Sky is the Limit

With a clean crisp palette of blue and white, the sky is the limit.  Mix in some fluffy white clouds, and you've got yourself a "blue skies"baby shower, or a birthday, even a "reach for the sky" graduation party!  Here find some of our favorite ideas for this pretty palette!

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  • Party poppers area always a hit and a great way to add a splash of color (and maybe baby's monogram) into the decor.  
  • Sky blue wall paint would be perfect to carry this theme over into a nursery.
  • Can't get enough of those striped paper straws!
  • 3 sky blue patterned linens from Table Toppers add elegance and style to your event.
  • Blue mini-cupcake wrappers add color and hold anything from white chocolates to favors.  Mix in some vintage china for a pop.
  • These cloud macarons might be one of the cutest things we've seen!
  • Meringues and mints are on display with cute cloud inspired paper Design by Lil' Hoot Photo by White Loft Studio.
  • Make your own cloud lights for added ambiance via More Design Please.
  • Cloud cookies couldn't be any sweeter!
  • This sky blue china pattern from Be Our Guest is a great addition to your sky blue party!

 

The Sky is the Limit

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The Sky is the Limit

With a clean crisp palette of blue and white, the sky is the limit.  Mix in some fluffy white clouds, and you've got yourself a "blue skies"baby shower, or a birthday, even a "reach for the sky" graduation party!  Here find some of our favorite ideas for this pretty palette!

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