Real Wedding: Brooke & Derek
Brooke and Derek had a romantic mansion wedding on a sunny day in early April. They opted to take advantage of our “Full Service Planning” to have a customized package to help with planning and executing their wedding. Their daytime ceremony in our light-filled, glass conservatory provided a beautiful setting with forest views as they said their vows.
The décor around the estate created a warm and inviting atmosphere. A variety of candles were used throughout the house, including frosted and mercury votives, pillar candles with gold bases, and Audrey lanterns. Their wood arbor was draped in white with lush greenery and red and pink floral tones. Similar arrangements were used for centerpieces, mantle décor, and the front foyer.
Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres in the North Wing before returning to the Great Room and Conservatory for dinner and dancing. Some of their tasty menu selection included a seasonal fig and local ricotta platter, polenta square with braised short rib and poricini, and swordfish with curried carrot purée and frisée. To accompany cocktail hour, were their two signature drinks – a raspberry bellini and rum punch. Brooke and Derek finished off the night with a confetti cake, our famous chocolate chip cookies, and more dancing!
To learn more about hosting a wedding at Willowdale Estate and date availability, contact [email protected].
Photography: Annmarie Swift Photography
Florist: Lilac and Lily
Bakery: Mayflour Confections
Makeup: Makeup by Ashley Christine