One of 2013’s hottest wedding trends has been the addition of an ear-marked ‘lounge’ space to the reception floor plan.
A perfect way to add a dash of personal flair or elaborate on a wedding theme, the lounge creates a wonderful spot to sip a cocktail and catch up with guests away from the energy of the dance floor. Pictured above, a fresh and inspired lounge area in natural colors. Sarah and Mark’s color scheme of navy and white theme permeated the event from the sail-cloth tent to the neatly-tied flip-flops, a welcome reward for weary wedding-going feet!
For Elizabeth and Jeremiah, we created a lounge with a more open airy feel, with soft colors and candles, making a seamless bridge between the rolling, landscaped grounds and the reception tent. We love this trend as much as our brides and grooms. It’s a beautiful and highly personal way to create a little oasis in the midst of the reception hustle and bustle. Ask Janet about other fun ways to customize this space…a little cocktail bar, a photo booth, a cigar station for the gents. You dream it up and we make it happen!
We celebrated a beautiful start to the 2013 season at Janet Dunnington Events. The spring months brought us a flurry of inspiration while we visited favorite venues to catch up on renovations and additions. We made a few special trips to explore locations new to our portfolio–so much fun! While your wedding theme may be inspired by a singular detail – a pennant, a flower, an heirloom dress – choosing the perfect venue will be the key to making that theme come to life. Janet Dunnington Events has mastered the art of destination events and invites you to take a peek at what’s new and gorgeous for 2013.
Congratulations, you’ve taken the leap and now you’re getting ready to tie the knot. You want to do something special, something extraordinary, to celebrate the commitment and the good friends and family that have been with you both along the way. A breathtaking landscape to back your wedding weekend is the best way to set the tone and reward your guests for their love and support. Give them something incredible to look at. (Pictured above, the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden. A breathtaking 350 acres with panoramic views)
We fell in love with the renovated accommodations at Dorset Village’s Barrows House. Full of light, outfitted with contemporary amenities and beautiful landscaping and gardens, The Barrows House is a beautiful venue to host your next affair. From an inspired dining event in the newly renovated restaurant or under the stars in a stunning tent, the property is just next door to all kinds of great weekend activities.
Oh! The straightforward lines of a 19th century shaker farm and gorgeous views of the Berkshire Hills make a great setting for a unique and timeless destination wedding. From garden party elegance to nostalgic romance, we adored the barns, reception halls and property at Hancock Shaker Village (pictured above).
‘Rustic Chic,’ ‘Farm to Table,’ and ‘Sophisticated Country’ are just a few recently popular wedding themes. In our spring travels we visited two outstanding locations that really fit the bill. Pictured above, the magnificent Riverside Farm, on 700 acres in Pittsfield. What a dream! And below, the Amee Farm Lodge, located on one of the most scenic Vermont roads –Route 100 – just 10 minutes from Killington. The gorgeous photos taken by Cronin Hill Photography.
Do any of these venues pique your curiosity? Set a spark? Watch for more incomparable locations in the coming weeks. Reach out to us with any ideas or questions. What you can imagine, can be!