It’s time to blog about the event of the year. Even though every couples wedding is the event of the year to us, this particular wedding was near and dear to our hearts and a lot of pressure I might add since Harmony Hall Estate hosted Karen Taylor’s (aka owner of HHE and my boss) wedding ceremony and reception. Karen did an excellent job planning (with the help of John) her wedding in just three months and we were simply there to execute her vision. She had a color scheme of gray and pink which we now got to add to our linen inventory and is available as another option for our future brides and grooms. 🙂 She had the layout of the room set up so that there was a combination of round and rectangular tables which also means the centerpieces varied on the tables. The round tables had tall silver candelabras that Plenty of Petals did up with some gorgeous rose arrangements. On the rectangular tables there were short candelabras with a greenery “runner”, rose heads and votives down the center. Karen did a unique buffet dinner which I will get to shortly but with that the chargers and plates were on the tables and the pink napkin was folded like a rose and placed on the plate.
Karen and John had big plans to get married on the farmhouse porch, however, the weather had a different plan in mind. Unfortunately, it rained all day long but that didn’t make the ceremony any less beautiful. Karen and John decided to move their ceremony inside the ballroom in front of all their guests. Ryan Miller did an excellent job with the lighting and the ballroom looked gorgeous! Be sure to check out the photos by Revelation Photography.
Now you can’t have a wedding at your own venue unless you bring out all the stops. Karen’s food was a big hit! She did three different buffet stations and did a combination of her favorite food and John’s favorite food and then did a pasta saute station. Our food packages are always an excellent way to go but to really make your wedding unique and to fit your style and personality, a custom menu might just be perfect for you. We had “John’s station” which consisted of more southern comfort food such as, chicken fried steak, mac n’ cheese, pulled pork, fried okra, baked beans, corn bread, etc. Then there was “Karen’s station” which consisted of veggies, long grain wild rice, chicken en croute, chicken cordon blue and more. The last station was an active station which is always a crowd pleaser. Karen’s guest were able to chose their pasta, sauce and select their favorite toppings and watch it get all mixed up and heated by our chef. The food was definitely a topic amongst the guests as well as the open bar (thanks Karen and John). 😉
The rest of the night was filled with lots of dancing and laughs. We want to send another big congratulations to Karen and John and we wish you many many years of happiness.
Shoutout to all of the vendors who did an incredible job (you know they are good when someone who has been in the wedding industry for so long trusts them to do her own wedding 😀 )
Venue & Catering – Harmony Hall Estate
Bridal Party Flowers – Plenty of Petals
Center Pieces – Plenty of Petals
Photographer – Revelation Photography.
Hair and Make up – Dulcis Salon
Videographer- Neil M Films, Films by J, Matt Stambaugh Media
DJ- Ryan Miller Entertainment
Photo Booth- Ryan Miller Entertainment
LED up lighting- Ryan Miller Entertainment
Wedding Cake and Cupcakes- About Weddings
Grooms Cake- Sweet Confections
Dress- Renaissance Bridal
Matron of Honor Dress- Renaissance Bridal
Tux- Top Line Tuxedo
Hotel- Holiday Inn Hbg/Middletown
Invitations- Vista Print
Guest transportation- Holiday Inn
"I just want to say how wonderful it was to have my wedding and reception at Harmony Hall. Karen, Jill and Lexi were all so great! They made planning so easy and stress free. The day was beautiful and everything I dreamed of. Thank you gentlemen so much!"