Sunday, May 9, 2010

To the Mothers

I want to say thank you to all the mothers out there planning weddings for their daughters. Often when I am contacted by a new client, it is the mother of the bride who calls me. She is the one I meet with throughout the planning process and she is the one making decision on all the details that can make planning a wedding a chore rather than a joy. There have been times when I've met the bride and groom for the first time at the rehearsal because mothers have taken on the bulk of the planning. So, thank you, mothers, for all your hard work and for making my job so gratifying!

On another note, I'd like to congratulate the new mothers. A Warm Reception clients have had a bit of a baby boom this year. Congratulations go out to Jack and Erin on the birth of baby John in March. Well wishes go to Lynette and John who are expecting in July. It always fun to hear news from past clients, so if you have any, please send it along.

And of course, I need to thank my own wonderful family: my beautiful children, fantastic husband, and last but not least my own mother. Without you I wouldn't be the person I am today.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wedding venue in Duxbury

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the new Duxbury Bay Maritime School building with Linda Herrick, the events and volunteer coordinator. It is a gorgeous, brand new facility right on Duxbury Bay and, best of all, it can be rented for events! It is so great to have a place to host larger events here in town and to have it be such a fantastic building is icing on the cake.

There is a large room on the second floor, open to the rafters with huge windows looking out in all directions and gorgeous blond hardwood flooring. There is also a large deck overlooking the bay The space and accommodate 160 for dinner and 100 for dinner and dancing with a DJ. There are tables and white garden chairs available to rent for a reasonable fee.

In addition to this room, the boathouse can be rented if you have a larger group. Then cocktails can spill out onto the lawn. I know of one wedding happening in this space over the summer, and I can't wait to see how they transform it from functional to fabulous!

Thank you, Linda, for showing Marianne and me around the building!

The DBMS also has their annual Opening of the Bay coming up on Memorial Day weekend. And A Warm Reception will be making a donation to the silent auction on Friday night. We are excited to support this valuable community asset and hope that the event is a great success. I know they have a gorgeous location for it!